APL Adults Blog Updates http://www.and.lib.in.us APL Adults Blog Updates Adults Accrisoft Freedom v11.4 http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1323&category=Adults At the Top for Downright Humor This original sketch of the cartoon character Abe Martin was presented to the Anderson Public Library in August 1926 by Kin Hubbard of Indianapolis whose cartoons appeared in the now defunct Indianapolis News between 1901 and 1930. Hubbard was a cartoonist and humorist whose works became nationally known during the early 20th century, and his best-known character was Abe Martin, a sardonic hick hailing from Brown County, Indiana. <br /><br />Frank McKinney Hubbard was born on September 1, 1868, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, the son of a newspaper editor and city postmaster. An indifferent student, he quit school by adolescence. His father gave him jobs as a newspaper typesetter and a post office clerk, but Hubbard desired the theatrical life. He worked as a silhouette artist in the South and then briefly studied at the Jefferson School of Art in Detroit. However, he always returned to Bellefontaine to accept odd jobs. <br /><br />In 1891, Hubbard shared his drawings with a friend in Indianapolis, who encouraged him to apply for a job at the Indianapolis News. Hubbard was hired as a police reporter and drew sketches of police stories, fires, and other events while disparaging his work for lack of composition, light and shade, and perspective. Nevertheless, his eye-hand coordination, observation skills, visual sense, and steel-trap mind worked to his advantage. But after a new managing editor desired in-depth artistry, Hubbard quit and returned to Bellefontaine. Next he worked as a mule skinner in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and as an amusement park gatekeeper in Cincinnati, Ohio. Eventually, he found newspaper work again as a sketch artist for the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune and then for the Mansfield (Ohio) News. <br /><br />In 1899, Hubbard landed a job as a sketch artist at the Indianapolis Sun and spent two years honing his artistic skills. In 1901, the Indianapolis News rehired Hubbard; he remained there for 29 years, coming into his own as both a cartoonist and a humorist and creating the characters and locale for which he became nationally famous. <br /><br />While caricaturing state legislators during the 1904 presidential campaign, Hubbard created the character that was to become his bread and butter. The common folk greeting the candidates&rsquo; trains impressed Hubbard, who sketched cartoons of them with humorous comments as dialogue. With editorial permission, Hubbard created from this Abe Martin, a shambling, bewhiskered, pipe-toting yokel given to making acerbic remarks on current events while speaking in the Hoosier dialect. In 1904, Abe Martin debuted in the Indianapolis News in a cartoon of him viewing a poster of a dance hall girl and commenting: &ldquo;If I thought that blamed troupe done everything it has pictures fer, I&rsquo;d stay over this evening and go home on the interubin.&rdquo; The cartoon was instantly popular and Abe Martin by Kin Hubbard became a regular Indianapolis News feature.<br /><br /> During the campaign, Hubbard was impressed by the village of Nashville in Brown County, Indiana. Deciding that a commoner like Abe Martin fit the rugged hills and woods of this out-of-the-way region, Hubbard made the authentic county of Brown and fictitious town of Bloom Center Abe&rsquo;s home. Then he created other characters who resided in Bloom Center and who made satiric comments about life in general just like their neighbor Abe. Perhaps the best-known residents were the Moots, a farming clan depicted in the sketch above.</p> <p>The growing popularity of Abe Martin was multiplied by the publication of <em>Abe Martin of Brown County, Indiana</em>, a compilation of Abe&rsquo;s and his neighbors&rsquo; observations, and endorsement by poet James Whitcomb Riley, who told Hubbard, &ldquo;You&rsquo;ve found yourself. You&rsquo;ve got a great character in Abe and there is no end to his possibilities.&rdquo; Hubbard&rsquo;s fame went national in 1910 with playwright George Ade&rsquo;s article praising Abe Martin and Hubbard in American Magazine; soon Abe Martin was syndicated in the newspapers of some 200 cities nationwide.</p> <p>Despite his success, Hubbard was uncomfortable with fame. He declined offers to portray Abe Martin in public himself, as well as offers to adapt his characters to radio and film. Additionally, he refused job offers from other newspapers. Hubbard was so modest that he found any notion that he was a &ldquo;genius&rdquo; repugnant. <br /><br />Hubbard died suddenly of a heart attack on December 26, 1930, at his home in Indianapolis at the age of 62. His longtime friend Will Rogers paid him tribute: &ldquo;Why, Kin Hubbard was at the top for downright humor. He&rsquo;d forgotten more humor than all the rest of &lsquo;em probably will ever know.&rdquo; <p>This original sketch of the cartoon character Abe Martin was presented to the Anderson Public Library in August 1926 by Kin Hubbard of Indianapolis whose cartoons appeared in the now defunct Indianapolis News between 1901 and 1930. Hubbard was a cartoonist and humorist whose works became nationally known during the early 20th century, and his best-known character was Abe Martin, a sardonic hick hailing from Brown County, Indiana. <br /><br />Frank McKinney Hubbard was born on September 1, 1868, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, the son of a newspaper editor and city postmaster. An indifferent student, he quit school by adolescence. His father gave him jobs as a newspaper typesetter and a post office clerk, but Hubbard desired the theatrical life. He worked as a silhouette artist in the South and then briefly studied at the Jefferson School of Art in Detroit. However, he always returned to Bellefontaine to accept odd jobs. <br /><br />In 1891, Hubbard shared his drawings with a friend in Indianapolis, who encouraged him to apply for a job at the Indianapolis News. Hubbard was hired as a police reporter and drew sketches of police stories, fires, and other events while disparaging his work for lack of composition, light and shade, and perspective. Nevertheless, his eye-hand coordination, observation skills, visual sense, and steel-trap mind worked to his advantage. But after a new managing editor desired in-depth artistry, Hubbard quit and returned to Bellefontaine. Next he worked as a mule skinner in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and as an amusement park gatekeeper in Cincinnati, Ohio. Eventually, he found newspaper work again as a sketch artist for the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune and then for the Mansfield (Ohio) News. <br /><br />In 1899, Hubbard landed a job as a sketch artist at the Indianapolis Sun and spent two years honing his artistic skills. In 1901, the Indianapolis News rehired Hubbard; he remained there for 29 years, coming into his own as both a cartoonist and a humorist and creating the characters and locale for which he became nationally famous. <br /><br />While caricaturing state legislators during the 1904 presidential campaign, Hubbard created the character that was to become his bread and butter. The common folk greeting the candidates&rsquo; trains impressed Hubbard, who sketched cartoons of them with humorous comments as dialogue. With editorial permission, Hubbard created from this Abe Martin, a shambling, bewhiskered, pipe-toting yokel given to making acerbic remarks on current events while speaking in the Hoosier dialect. In 1904, Abe Martin debuted in the Indianapolis News in a cartoon of him viewing a poster of a dance hall girl and commenting: &ldquo;If I thought that blamed troupe done everything it has pictures fer, I&rsquo;d stay over this evening and go home on the interubin.&rdquo; The cartoon was instantly popular and Abe Martin by Kin Hubbard became a regular Indianapolis News feature.<br /><br /> During the campaign, Hubbard was impressed by the village of Nashville in Brown County, Indiana. Deciding that a commoner like Abe Martin fit the rugged hills and woods of this out-of-the-way region, Hubbard made the authentic county of Brown and fictitious town of Bloom Center Abe&rsquo;s home. Then he created other characters who resided in Bloom Center and who made satiric comments about life in general just like their neighbor Abe. Perhaps the best-known residents were the Moots, a farming clan depicted in the sketch above.</p> <p>The growing popularity of Abe Martin was multiplied by the publication of <em>Abe Martin of Brown County, Indiana</em>, a compilation of Abe&rsquo;s and his neighbors&rsquo; observations, and endorsement by poet James Whitcomb Riley, who told Hubbard, &ldquo;You&rsquo;ve found yourself. You&rsquo;ve got a great character in Abe and there is no end to his possibilities.&rdquo; Hubbard&rsquo;s fame went national in 1910 with playwright George Ade&rsquo;s article praising Abe Martin and Hubbard in American Magazine; soon Abe Martin was syndicated in the newspapers of some 200 cities nationwide.</p> <p>Despite his success, Hubbard was uncomfortable with fame. He declined offers to portray Abe Martin in public himself, as well as offers to adapt his characters to radio and film. Additionally, he refused job offers from other newspapers. Hubbard was so modest that he found any notion that he was a &ldquo;genius&rdquo; repugnant. <br /><br />Hubbard died suddenly of a heart attack on December 26, 1930, at his home in Indianapolis at the age of 62. His longtime friend Will Rogers paid him tribute: &ldquo;Why, Kin Hubbard was at the top for downright humor. He&rsquo;d forgotten more humor than all the rest of &lsquo;em probably will ever know.&rdquo;</p> Adults Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:30:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/08/25/adults/at-the-top-for-downright-humor/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1318&category=Adults New Tabletop Games <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new tabletop game arrivals (July 2017). Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <p><span class="paragraph">Or, </span><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qf=ITYPE%09Collection%091%3ATG%09Tabletop+Games&amp;qf=LIBRARY%09Library%091%3AA%09Main+Library&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;st=TL" target="_blank">browse our entire tabletop game collection</a><span class="paragraph">.</span></p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading left"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rhino+hero&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/7.1.17/Rhino Hero Box.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="257" /></a></h2> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rhino+hero&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Rhino Hero</a><br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 5+ | 2-5 players | 5-15 min</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Together you build a house of cards, floor by floor, as tall as you can for Rhino Hero. &nbsp;Just like a real house it is made up of walls and ceilings. &nbsp;As you never know how tall it will become the ceilings look like a roof. The marks on the roof determine how the walls of the following floor have to be erected, and the symbols on the roof determine certain building conditions, which might mix things up a bit. The aim of the game is to be the first to have placed one's roof cards.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><small>&nbsp;<em>Description from Amazon.com</em></small></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Set+%3A+the+family+game+of+visual+perception&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/7.1.17/Set Box.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="150" /></a></h2> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Set+%3A+the+family+game+of+visual+perception&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Set</a><br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 6+ | 1-12 players | 15-30 min</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <em>Set</em>, each card contains 1-3 objects, with all of the objects on a card having the same color, shape and shading. Colors, shapes, and shadings come in three different types: green, purple and red; oval, diamond and squiggle; and solid, shaded and outlined. All players compete simultaneously and try to claim sets of cards in a single pass through the deck.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A set consists of three cards that are either all alike or all different in each attribute. For example, if all three cards have the same number of objects, but three different shapes, shadings, and colors, then those cards are a set; if two of the cards have a common attribute that is not shared by the third, they are not a set. To play, one person takes the deck and lays out 12 cards face up. The first person to spot a set collects those three cards; if the player was mistaken, then this player cannot claim a set until after another player has done so. After someone has claimed a set, the cardholder lays out three more cards. Whoever claims the most sets wins!</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: justify;"> <h2 class="sub-heading">&nbsp;</h2> <h2 class="sub-heading"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=dream+home&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><strong><img class="left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/7.1.17/Dream Home Box.png" alt="" width="170" height="178" /></strong></a><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=dream+home&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Dream Home</a><br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 7+ | 2-4 players | 30-45 min</strong></p> <p>What would your house look like? Would you rather have a huge bedroom with an elegant canopy bed or a spacious living room with a grand piano? <em>Dream Home</em> is a family game about building and furnishing your new house. Over 12 rounds, players collect pairs of cards consisting of a room card and an accessory card (roof, helper, furnishing or tool) and place them on their personal boards, creating their dream homes. At the end of the game, all players&rsquo; houses are finished and fully furnished. Players compare their houses, counting points for functionality, good design, quality of roof and furnishing. The player with the nicest and most comfortable house wins!</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=mysterium&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/7.1.17/mysterium.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="190" /></a><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=mysterium&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Mysterium</a><br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 10+ | 2-7 players | 45-60 min</strong></p> <div class="expandable-body"> <article class="game-description-body"> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the 1920s, Mr. MacDowell, a gifted astrologist, immediately detected a supernatural being upon entering his new house in Scotland. He gathered eminent mediums of his time for an extraordinary s&eacute;ance, and they have seven hours to contact the ghost and investigate any clues that it can provide to unlock an old mystery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Unable to talk, the amnesic ghost communicates with the mediums through visions, which are represented in the game by illustrated cards. The mediums must decipher the images to help the ghost remember how he was murdered: Who did the crime? Where did it take place? Which weapon caused the death? The more the mediums cooperate and guess well, the easier it is to catch the right culprit.</p> </div> </article> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=above+and+below&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/7.1.17/Above and Below Box.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="193" /></a><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=above+and+below&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Above and Below</a><br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 13+ | 2-4 players | 90 min</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Above and Below</em> is a mashup of town-building and storytelling where you and up to three friends compete to build the best village above and below ground. In the game, you send your villagers to perform jobs like exploring the cave, harvesting resources, and constructing houses. Each villager has unique skills and abilities, and you must decide how to best use them. You have your own personal village board, and you slide the villagers on this board to various areas to indicate that they've been given jobs to do. Will you send Hanna along on the expedition to the cave? Or should she instead spend her time teaching important skills to one of the young villagers?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A great cavern lies below the surface, ready for you to explore--this is where the storytelling comes in. When you send a group of villagers to explore the depths, one of your friends reads what happens to you from a book of paragraphs. You'll be given a choice of how to react, and a lot will depend on which villagers you brought on the expedition, and who you're willing to sacrifice to succeed. The book of paragraphs is packed with encounters of amazing adventure, randomly chosen each time you visit the cavern. At the end of the game, the player with the most well-developed village wins!</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=tesla+vs+edison&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/7.1.17/Tesla vs Edison Box.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="178" /></a><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=tesla+vs+edison&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents</a><br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 14+ | 2-5 players | 40-100 min</strong></p> <div class="expandable-body"> <article class="game-description-body"> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents</em> is a fast-playing, route building, economic and worker placement game focused on invention and industry in the roaring 1880's. It is easy-to-learn and appropriate for all gamers aged 14 and up.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and three other important inventors of the time struggle to determine who will be most remembered as the man who brought light to the masses. Contributing innovations in power generation, delivery, and illumination, you also choose to invest in Direct Current (DC) technology or the superior but later developing AC technology.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Players control a small group of legendary figures from the War of Currents, each rated in Invention, Engineering, Finance and Public Relations. Each turn these legends are allocated to help research, commercialize or patent technology; influence the public's perception about the inventors and AC or DC technology; bid on and hopefully secure either residential, exhibition or power generation projects in cities around the 1880's United States. Money is tight and players may need to sell shares of their company in order to do everything they need to succeed. But be careful: other companies can buy stock you release, and the winner is the player whose company's stock is worth the most at the end of the game!</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> </article> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from<a href="https://boardgamegeek.com/" target="_blank"> BoardGameGeek.com</a> except where noted.<br /></span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new tabletop game arrivals (July 2017). Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <p><span class="paragraph">Or, </span><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qf=ITYPE%09Collection%091%3ATG%09Tabletop+Games&amp;qf=LIBRARY%09Library%091%3AA%09Main+Library&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;st=TL" target="_blank">browse our entire tabletop game collection</a><span class="paragraph">.</span></p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading left"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rhino+hero&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/7.1.17/Rhino Hero Box.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="257" /></a></h2> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rhino+hero&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Rhino Hero</a><br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 5+ | 2-5 players | 5-15 min</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Together you build a house of cards, floor by floor, as tall as you can for Rhino Hero. &nbsp;Just like a real house it is made up of walls and ceilings. &nbsp;As you never know how tall it will become the ceilings look like a roof. The marks on the roof determine how the walls of the following floor have to be erected, and the symbols on the roof determine certain building conditions, which might mix things up a bit. The aim of the game is to be the first to have placed one's roof cards.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><small>&nbsp;<em>Description from Amazon.com</em></small></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Set+%3A+the+family+game+of+visual+perception&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/7.1.17/Set Box.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="150" /></a></h2> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Set+%3A+the+family+game+of+visual+perception&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Set</a><br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 6+ | 1-12 players | 15-30 min</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <em>Set</em>, each card contains 1-3 objects, with all of the objects on a card having the same color, shape and shading. Colors, shapes, and shadings come in three different types: green, purple and red; oval, diamond and squiggle; and solid, shaded and outlined. All players compete simultaneously and try to claim sets of cards in a single pass through the deck.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A set consists of three cards that are either all alike or all different in each attribute. For example, if all three cards have the same number of objects, but three different shapes, shadings, and colors, then those cards are a set; if two of the cards have a common attribute that is not shared by the third, they are not a set. To play, one person takes the deck and lays out 12 cards face up. The first person to spot a set collects those three cards; if the player was mistaken, then this player cannot claim a set until after another player has done so. After someone has claimed a set, the cardholder lays out three more cards. Whoever claims the most sets wins!</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: justify;"> <h2 class="sub-heading">&nbsp;</h2> <h2 class="sub-heading"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=dream+home&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><strong><img class="left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/7.1.17/Dream Home Box.png" alt="" width="170" height="178" /></strong></a><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=dream+home&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Dream Home</a><br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 7+ | 2-4 players | 30-45 min</strong></p> <p>What would your house look like? Would you rather have a huge bedroom with an elegant canopy bed or a spacious living room with a grand piano? <em>Dream Home</em> is a family game about building and furnishing your new house. Over 12 rounds, players collect pairs of cards consisting of a room card and an accessory card (roof, helper, furnishing or tool) and place them on their personal boards, creating their dream homes. At the end of the game, all players&rsquo; houses are finished and fully furnished. Players compare their houses, counting points for functionality, good design, quality of roof and furnishing. The player with the nicest and most comfortable house wins!</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=mysterium&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/7.1.17/mysterium.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="190" /></a><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=mysterium&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Mysterium</a><br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 10+ | 2-7 players | 45-60 min</strong></p> <div class="expandable-body"> <article class="game-description-body"> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the 1920s, Mr. MacDowell, a gifted astrologist, immediately detected a supernatural being upon entering his new house in Scotland. He gathered eminent mediums of his time for an extraordinary s&eacute;ance, and they have seven hours to contact the ghost and investigate any clues that it can provide to unlock an old mystery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Unable to talk, the amnesic ghost communicates with the mediums through visions, which are represented in the game by illustrated cards. The mediums must decipher the images to help the ghost remember how he was murdered: Who did the crime? Where did it take place? Which weapon caused the death? The more the mediums cooperate and guess well, the easier it is to catch the right culprit.</p> </div> </article> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=above+and+below&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/7.1.17/Above and Below Box.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="193" /></a><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=above+and+below&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Above and Below</a><br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 13+ | 2-4 players | 90 min</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Above and Below</em> is a mashup of town-building and storytelling where you and up to three friends compete to build the best village above and below ground. In the game, you send your villagers to perform jobs like exploring the cave, harvesting resources, and constructing houses. Each villager has unique skills and abilities, and you must decide how to best use them. You have your own personal village board, and you slide the villagers on this board to various areas to indicate that they've been given jobs to do. Will you send Hanna along on the expedition to the cave? Or should she instead spend her time teaching important skills to one of the young villagers?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A great cavern lies below the surface, ready for you to explore--this is where the storytelling comes in. When you send a group of villagers to explore the depths, one of your friends reads what happens to you from a book of paragraphs. You'll be given a choice of how to react, and a lot will depend on which villagers you brought on the expedition, and who you're willing to sacrifice to succeed. The book of paragraphs is packed with encounters of amazing adventure, randomly chosen each time you visit the cavern. At the end of the game, the player with the most well-developed village wins!</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=tesla+vs+edison&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/7.1.17/Tesla vs Edison Box.jpg" alt="" width="175" height="178" /></a><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=tesla+vs+edison&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents</a><br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 14+ | 2-5 players | 40-100 min</strong></p> <div class="expandable-body"> <article class="game-description-body"> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents</em> is a fast-playing, route building, economic and worker placement game focused on invention and industry in the roaring 1880's. It is easy-to-learn and appropriate for all gamers aged 14 and up.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and three other important inventors of the time struggle to determine who will be most remembered as the man who brought light to the masses. Contributing innovations in power generation, delivery, and illumination, you also choose to invest in Direct Current (DC) technology or the superior but later developing AC technology.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Players control a small group of legendary figures from the War of Currents, each rated in Invention, Engineering, Finance and Public Relations. Each turn these legends are allocated to help research, commercialize or patent technology; influence the public's perception about the inventors and AC or DC technology; bid on and hopefully secure either residential, exhibition or power generation projects in cities around the 1880's United States. Money is tight and players may need to sell shares of their company in order to do everything they need to succeed. But be careful: other companies can buy stock you release, and the winner is the player whose company's stock is worth the most at the end of the game!</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> </article> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from<a href="https://boardgamegeek.com/" target="_blank"> BoardGameGeek.com</a> except where noted.<br /></span></p> Adults Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:05:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/07/28/adults/new-tabletop-games/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1322&category=Adults Old Photographs Hint at Forgotten Stories A woman from Minnesota sent a number of older photographs and tintypes to the library.&nbsp; They had been given to her by a man from Madison County, but the subjects were not her ancestors and she thought the library might like to have them for our collection, which we did.&nbsp; Investigating the lives of the people pictured has been interesting and a little emotional.</p> <p><span class="left"><img class="border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/sigler 003.jpg" alt="" width="199" height="240" /></span>The most arresting of these images is of an infant that looks to be about 4 months old dressed in a long white dress and lying on some sort of fur.&nbsp; According to the accompanying information, she was Ruby Louise Scott, the daughter of S. Edward Scott and Effie Hoppes Scott, and she&nbsp; died when she was a little over 9 months old.&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">That such a beautiful child should have died at such a young age, as so many children did a century ago, is sad.&nbsp; It is made even <span class="right border"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/sigler 004.jpg" alt="" width="134" height="187" /></span>sadder by the fact that the 1910 Census shows that the parents, who had married in the first part of 1908, were no longer living together. By 1920 they are listed as divorced.&nbsp; It appears they had no other children and that neither of them remarried.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Another photograph is marked with the name Derilus Sigler.&nbsp; The Sigler name shows up early in the history of Madison County. Jacob Sigler and his family came from Virginia around 1828 and settled in the Frankton area. His son William was the father of Viana Sigler Scott, who was the wife of Amos Hiram Scott and the mother of S. Edward Scott, little Ruby&rsquo;s father.</p> <p><span class="left border"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/sigler 002.jpg" alt="" width="191" height="290" /></span>We haven&rsquo;t been able to discover the relationship of Deralis, even with variations of spellings, to Viana and the other Sigler&rsquo;s.&nbsp; The 1880 census lists him as 26 years old and a farmer in Lafayette Township, married to Lydia J., age 22.&nbsp; They weren&rsquo;t married long however.&nbsp; She died on January 2, 1881 and is buried with a large and ornate tombstone in the Sigler Cemetery near Frankton. Perhaps Derilus meant to be buried next to his bride.&nbsp; If so, it doesn&rsquo;t appear to have happened. When he died in 1915 the informant on his death record did not know when he was born, the name of his wife, or who his parents were. &nbsp;They must have known, or suspected, he was from Frankton because that is where he was buried, but the records don&rsquo;t mention the Sigler Cemetery.&nbsp; We haven&rsquo;t been able to determine where he was or what he was doing between 1880 and 1910.</p> <p>If any of the Siglers, Hoppes, Richwines, Pruetts, or anyone else knows anything about any of these and people <a href="http://www.and.lib.in.us/forms/contact-the-indiana-room/" target="_blank">we would love to hear from you</a>.</p> <p>And if anyone has old family pictures they would like to share with us we would love to hear from you as well.&nbsp; <p>A woman from Minnesota sent a number of older photographs and tintypes to the library.&nbsp; They had been given to her by a man from Madison County, but the subjects were not her ancestors and she thought the library might like to have them for our collection, which we did.&nbsp; Investigating the lives of the people pictured has been interesting and a little emotional.</p> <p><span class="left"><img class="border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/sigler 003.jpg" alt="" width="199" height="240" /></span>The most arresting of these images is of an infant that looks to be about 4 months old dressed in a long white dress and lying on some sort of fur.&nbsp; According to the accompanying information, she was Ruby Louise Scott, the daughter of S. Edward Scott and Effie Hoppes Scott, and she&nbsp; died when she was a little over 9 months old.&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">That such a beautiful child should have died at such a young age, as so many children did a century ago, is sad.&nbsp; It is made even <span class="right border"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/sigler 004.jpg" alt="" width="134" height="187" /></span>sadder by the fact that the 1910 Census shows that the parents, who had married in the first part of 1908, were no longer living together. By 1920 they are listed as divorced.&nbsp; It appears they had no other children and that neither of them remarried.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Another photograph is marked with the name Derilus Sigler.&nbsp; The Sigler name shows up early in the history of Madison County. Jacob Sigler and his family came from Virginia around 1828 and settled in the Frankton area. His son William was the father of Viana Sigler Scott, who was the wife of Amos Hiram Scott and the mother of S. Edward Scott, little Ruby&rsquo;s father.</p> <p><span class="left border"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/sigler 002.jpg" alt="" width="191" height="290" /></span>We haven&rsquo;t been able to discover the relationship of Deralis, even with variations of spellings, to Viana and the other Sigler&rsquo;s.&nbsp; The 1880 census lists him as 26 years old and a farmer in Lafayette Township, married to Lydia J., age 22.&nbsp; They weren&rsquo;t married long however.&nbsp; She died on January 2, 1881 and is buried with a large and ornate tombstone in the Sigler Cemetery near Frankton. Perhaps Derilus meant to be buried next to his bride.&nbsp; If so, it doesn&rsquo;t appear to have happened. When he died in 1915 the informant on his death record did not know when he was born, the name of his wife, or who his parents were. &nbsp;They must have known, or suspected, he was from Frankton because that is where he was buried, but the records don&rsquo;t mention the Sigler Cemetery.&nbsp; We haven&rsquo;t been able to determine where he was or what he was doing between 1880 and 1910.</p> <p>If any of the Siglers, Hoppes, Richwines, Pruetts, or anyone else knows anything about any of these and people <a href="http://www.and.lib.in.us/forms/contact-the-indiana-room/" target="_blank">we would love to hear from you</a>.</p> <p>And if anyone has old family pictures they would like to share with us we would love to hear from you as well.&nbsp;</p> Adults Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/07/27/adults/old-photographs-hint-at-forgotten-stories/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1321&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+fire+arson+hesse&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.24.17/American Fire.jpg" alt="American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn&rsquo;t stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate&#8213;there were hundreds of abandoned buildings. And by the dozen they were burning.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The culprit, and the path that led to these crimes, is a story of twenty-first century America. <em>Washington Post</em> reporter Monica Hesse first drove down to the reeling county to cover a hearing for Charlie Smith, a struggling mechanic who upon his capture had promptly pleaded guilty to sixty-seven counts of arson. But as Charlie&rsquo;s confession unspooled, it got deeper and weirder. He wasn&rsquo;t lighting fires alone; his crimes were galvanized by a surprising love story. Over a year of investigating, Hesse uncovered the motives of Charlie and his accomplice, girlfriend Tonya Bundick, a woman of steel-like strength and an inscrutable past. Theirs was a love built on impossibly tight budgets and simple pleasures. They were each other&rsquo;s inspiration and escape&hellip;until they weren&rsquo;t.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=beautiful+terrible+thing+waite&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.24.17/Beautiful Terrible Thing.jpg" alt="A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal by Jen Waite" width="190" height="298" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal by Jen Waite</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">These are the questions facing Jen Waite when she begins to realize that her loving husband&mdash;the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life&mdash;fits the textbook definition of psychopath. In a raw, first-person account, Waite recounts each heartbreaking discovery, every life-destroying lie, and reveals what happens once the dust finally settles on her demolished marriage.<br /><br />After a disturbing email sparks Waite's suspicion that her husband is having an affair, she tries to uncover the truth and rebuild trust in her marriage. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment from the last five years that isn't part of the long-con of lies and manipulation. With a dual-timeline narrative structure, we see Waite's romance bud, bloom, and wither simultaneously, making the heartbreak and disbelief even more affecting.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=bill+nye+everything+all+at+once&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.24.17/Everything All At Once.jpg" alt="Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem by Bill Nye" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem by Bill Nye</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Everyone has an inner nerd just <i>waiting</i> to be awakened by the right passion. In <i>Everything All at Once, </i>Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable&#8213;that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his &ldquo;everything all at once&rdquo; approach that leaves no stone unturned.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whether addressing climate change, the future of our society as a whole, or personal success, or stripping away the mystery of fire walking, there are certain strategies that get results: looking at the world with relentless curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change happen. He shares how he came to create this approach&#8213;starting with his Boy Scout training (it turns out that a practical understanding of science and engineering is immensely helpful in a capsizing canoe) and moving through the lessons he learned as a full-time engineer at Boeing, a stand-up comedian, CEO of The Planetary Society, and, of course, as <i>Bill Nye The Science Guy. </i></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=once+upon+time+shaolin&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.24.17/Once Upon a Time In Shaolin.jpg" alt="Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan's Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America's New Public Enemy No. 1 by Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan's Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America's New Public Enemy No. 1" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan's Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America's New Public Enemy No. 1 by Cyrus Bozorgmehr<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2007, the innovative young Wu-Tang producer, Cilvaringz, took an incendiary idea to his mentor the RZA. They felt that the impact of digitization threatened the sustainability of the record industry and independent artists, while shifting the perception of music from treasured works of art to disposable consumer products.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Together they conceived a statement so radical that it would unleash a torrent of global debate---a sole copy of an album in physical form, encased in gleaming silver and sold through an auction house for millions as a work of contemporary art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The execution of this plan raised a number of complex questions: Would selling an album for millions be the ultimate betrayal of music? How would fans react to an album that's sold on the condition that it could not be commercialized? And could anyone ever justify the selling of the album to the infamous Martin Shkreli?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As headlines flashed across the globe, the mystery only deepened. Opinions were sharply divided over whether this was high art or hucksterism---quixotic idealism or a cynical cash grab. Was it a noble act of protest, an act of cultural vandalism, an obscene symbol of greed, a subversive masterpiece, a profound mirror for our time, or a joker on capitalism's card table?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As senior adviser to the project, Cyrus Bozorgmehr is uniquely placed to unlock the secrets behind the album and tell the full, unadulterated story.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With explosive revelations about backroom plans made public for the first time, <i>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin</i> charts the album's journey from inception to disruption in vivid style.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An extraordinary adventure that veers between outlandish caper and urgent cultural analysis. <i>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin</i> twists and turns through the mayhem and the mischief, while asking profound questions about our relationship with art, music, technology, and ultimately ourselves.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=bragg+skiffle&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.24.17/Roots, Radicals, Rockers.jpg" alt="Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg" width="191" height="291" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Skiffle - a do-it-yourself music craze with American jazz, blues, folk, and roots influences - is a story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, Teddy Boys and beatnik girls, coffee-bar bohemians and refugees from the McCarthyite witch hunts. Skiffle is reason the guitar came to the forefront of music in the UK and led directly to the British Invasion of the US charts in the 1960s.<br /><br /> Emerging from the trad-jazz clubs of the early 50s, skiffle was adopted by the first generation of British teenagers&nbsp; working class kids who grew up during the dreary, post-war rationing years. Before Skiffle, the pop culture was dominated by crooners and mediated by a stuffy BBC. Lonnie Donegan hit the charts in 1956 with a version of Lead Belly's Rock Island Line and soon sales of guitars rocketed from 5,000 to 250,000 a year. <br /><br /> Like punk rock that would flourish two decades later, skiffle was home grown: all you needed were three guitar chords and you could form a group, with mates playing tea-chest bass and washboard as a rhythm section.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+fire+arson+hesse&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.24.17/American Fire.jpg" alt="American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn&rsquo;t stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate&#8213;there were hundreds of abandoned buildings. And by the dozen they were burning.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The culprit, and the path that led to these crimes, is a story of twenty-first century America. <em>Washington Post</em> reporter Monica Hesse first drove down to the reeling county to cover a hearing for Charlie Smith, a struggling mechanic who upon his capture had promptly pleaded guilty to sixty-seven counts of arson. But as Charlie&rsquo;s confession unspooled, it got deeper and weirder. He wasn&rsquo;t lighting fires alone; his crimes were galvanized by a surprising love story. Over a year of investigating, Hesse uncovered the motives of Charlie and his accomplice, girlfriend Tonya Bundick, a woman of steel-like strength and an inscrutable past. Theirs was a love built on impossibly tight budgets and simple pleasures. They were each other&rsquo;s inspiration and escape&hellip;until they weren&rsquo;t.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=beautiful+terrible+thing+waite&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.24.17/Beautiful Terrible Thing.jpg" alt="A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal by Jen Waite" width="190" height="298" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal by Jen Waite</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">These are the questions facing Jen Waite when she begins to realize that her loving husband&mdash;the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life&mdash;fits the textbook definition of psychopath. In a raw, first-person account, Waite recounts each heartbreaking discovery, every life-destroying lie, and reveals what happens once the dust finally settles on her demolished marriage.<br /><br />After a disturbing email sparks Waite's suspicion that her husband is having an affair, she tries to uncover the truth and rebuild trust in her marriage. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment from the last five years that isn't part of the long-con of lies and manipulation. With a dual-timeline narrative structure, we see Waite's romance bud, bloom, and wither simultaneously, making the heartbreak and disbelief even more affecting.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=bill+nye+everything+all+at+once&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.24.17/Everything All At Once.jpg" alt="Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem by Bill Nye" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem by Bill Nye</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Everyone has an inner nerd just <i>waiting</i> to be awakened by the right passion. In <i>Everything All at Once, </i>Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable&#8213;that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his &ldquo;everything all at once&rdquo; approach that leaves no stone unturned.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whether addressing climate change, the future of our society as a whole, or personal success, or stripping away the mystery of fire walking, there are certain strategies that get results: looking at the world with relentless curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change happen. He shares how he came to create this approach&#8213;starting with his Boy Scout training (it turns out that a practical understanding of science and engineering is immensely helpful in a capsizing canoe) and moving through the lessons he learned as a full-time engineer at Boeing, a stand-up comedian, CEO of The Planetary Society, and, of course, as <i>Bill Nye The Science Guy. </i></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=once+upon+time+shaolin&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.24.17/Once Upon a Time In Shaolin.jpg" alt="Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan's Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America's New Public Enemy No. 1 by Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan's Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America's New Public Enemy No. 1" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan's Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America's New Public Enemy No. 1 by Cyrus Bozorgmehr<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2007, the innovative young Wu-Tang producer, Cilvaringz, took an incendiary idea to his mentor the RZA. They felt that the impact of digitization threatened the sustainability of the record industry and independent artists, while shifting the perception of music from treasured works of art to disposable consumer products.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Together they conceived a statement so radical that it would unleash a torrent of global debate---a sole copy of an album in physical form, encased in gleaming silver and sold through an auction house for millions as a work of contemporary art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The execution of this plan raised a number of complex questions: Would selling an album for millions be the ultimate betrayal of music? How would fans react to an album that's sold on the condition that it could not be commercialized? And could anyone ever justify the selling of the album to the infamous Martin Shkreli?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As headlines flashed across the globe, the mystery only deepened. Opinions were sharply divided over whether this was high art or hucksterism---quixotic idealism or a cynical cash grab. Was it a noble act of protest, an act of cultural vandalism, an obscene symbol of greed, a subversive masterpiece, a profound mirror for our time, or a joker on capitalism's card table?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As senior adviser to the project, Cyrus Bozorgmehr is uniquely placed to unlock the secrets behind the album and tell the full, unadulterated story.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With explosive revelations about backroom plans made public for the first time, <i>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin</i> charts the album's journey from inception to disruption in vivid style.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An extraordinary adventure that veers between outlandish caper and urgent cultural analysis. <i>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin</i> twists and turns through the mayhem and the mischief, while asking profound questions about our relationship with art, music, technology, and ultimately ourselves.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=bragg+skiffle&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.24.17/Roots, Radicals, Rockers.jpg" alt="Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg" width="191" height="291" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Skiffle - a do-it-yourself music craze with American jazz, blues, folk, and roots influences - is a story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, Teddy Boys and beatnik girls, coffee-bar bohemians and refugees from the McCarthyite witch hunts. Skiffle is reason the guitar came to the forefront of music in the UK and led directly to the British Invasion of the US charts in the 1960s.<br /><br /> Emerging from the trad-jazz clubs of the early 50s, skiffle was adopted by the first generation of British teenagers&nbsp; working class kids who grew up during the dreary, post-war rationing years. Before Skiffle, the pop culture was dominated by crooners and mediated by a stuffy BBC. Lonnie Donegan hit the charts in 1956 with a version of Lead Belly's Rock Island Line and soon sales of guitars rocketed from 5,000 to 250,000 a year. <br /><br /> Like punk rock that would flourish two decades later, skiffle was home grown: all you needed were three guitar chords and you could form a group, with mates playing tea-chest bass and washboard as a rhythm section.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span></p> Adults Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/07/24/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1320&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=fate+furious+gray&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Fate of the Furious.jpg" alt="The Fate of the Furious (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="265" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Fate of the Furious (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious series, Dominic Toretto's crew are rocked to their core when they must face their most dangerous adversary yet: Dom himself (Vin Diesel), who is now working with a shadowy cyber-terrorist known only as Cipher (Charlize Theron). As DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and the rest of the team attempt to fight back, they find themselves in an alliance with their old enemy, assassin Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Scott Eastwood co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=final+girls+sager&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Final Girls.jpg" alt="Final Girls by Riley Sager" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Final Girls by Riley Sager<br /></strong></h2> <p><strong><a href="http://libraryreads.org/july-2017-libraryreads-list/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="30" height="34" />A LibraryReads pick for July 2017.</a><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie&ndash;scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to&mdash;a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout's knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only&nbsp;as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media's attempts, they never meet.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Now, Quincy is doing well&mdash;maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fianc&eacute;, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won&rsquo;t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past. <br /> &nbsp;<br /> That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy's doorstep. Blowing through Quincy's life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa's death come to light, Quincy's life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam's truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hum+if+you+don%27t+know+the+words&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Hum if You Don't Know the Words.jpg" alt="Hum If You Don't Know the Worlds by Bianca Marais" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred...until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin&rsquo;s parents are left dead and Beauty&rsquo;s daughter goes missing. <br /><br />After Robin is sent to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt, Beauty is hired to care for Robin while continuing the search for her daughter. In Beauty, Robin finds the security and family that she craves, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses. But Robin knows that if Beauty finds her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences. Her quest to make amends and find redemption is a journey of self-discovery in which she learns the harsh truths of the society that once promised her protection. <br /><br />Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid-era South Africa. <i>Hum If You Don&rsquo;t Know the Words</i> is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=late+show+connelly&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Late Show.jpg" alt="The Late Show by Michael Connelly" width="192" height="298" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Late Show by Michael Connelly</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ren&eacute;e Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood--also known as the Late Show--beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns everything over to the day shift. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.<br /><br />But one night she catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the investigations entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job, no matter what the department throws at her.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=song+to+song+terrance+malick&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Song to Song.jpg" alt="Song to Song (Rated R)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Song to Song (Rated R)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A songwriting couple (Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara) try to forge their way in the Austin music scene, but their relationship grows complicated when they fall into the orbit of a big-shot producer (Michael Fassbender) and his waitress muse (Natalie Portman). Written and directed by Terrence Malick.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=watch+me+disappear&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Watch Me Disappear.jpg" alt="Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><a href="http://libraryreads.org/july-2017-libraryreads-list/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="30" height="34" />A LibraryReads pick for July 2017.</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It&rsquo;s been a year since Billie Flanagan&mdash;a Berkeley mom with an enviable life&mdash;went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billie&rsquo;s death the best they can: Jonathan drinks as he works on a loving memoir about his marriage; Olive grows remote, from both her father and her friends at the all-girls school she attends.<br /><br /> But then Olive starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Jonathan worries about Olive&rsquo;s emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie&rsquo;s past that bring into question everything he thought he understood about his wife. Who <i>was</i> the woman he knew as Billie Flanagan?<br /><br /> Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth&mdash;about Billie, but also about themselves, learning, in the process, about all the ways that love can distort what we choose to see. Janelle Brown&rsquo;s insights into the dynamics of intimate relationships will make you question the stories you tell yourself about the people you love, while her nervy storytelling will keep you guessing until the very last page.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=wilson+woody+amara&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Wilson.jpg" alt="Wilson (Rated R)" width="190" height="259" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Wilson (Rated R)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A salty curmudgeon (Woody Harrelson) who is discontented with how his life has stalled is shocked to discover he has a now-teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) put up for adoption by his ex-wife (Laura Dern) after their split. He tries to reunite the family, but his abrasive personality makes getting reacquainted unpleasant for everyone.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=zookeeper%27s+wife&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Zookeepers Wife.jpg" alt="The Zookeeper's Wife (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Zookeeper's Wife (Rated PG-13)<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A husband (Johan Heldenbergh) and wife (Jessica Chastain) in Nazi-occupied Poland use their positions as caretakers at the Warsaw Zoo to shepherd Jews out of the country. Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Diane Ackerman.*</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.<br /></span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=fate+furious+gray&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Fate of the Furious.jpg" alt="The Fate of the Furious (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="265" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Fate of the Furious (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious series, Dominic Toretto's crew are rocked to their core when they must face their most dangerous adversary yet: Dom himself (Vin Diesel), who is now working with a shadowy cyber-terrorist known only as Cipher (Charlize Theron). As DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and the rest of the team attempt to fight back, they find themselves in an alliance with their old enemy, assassin Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Scott Eastwood co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=final+girls+sager&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Final Girls.jpg" alt="Final Girls by Riley Sager" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Final Girls by Riley Sager<br /></strong></h2> <p><strong><a href="http://libraryreads.org/july-2017-libraryreads-list/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="30" height="34" />A LibraryReads pick for July 2017.</a><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie&ndash;scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to&mdash;a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout's knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only&nbsp;as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media's attempts, they never meet.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Now, Quincy is doing well&mdash;maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fianc&eacute;, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won&rsquo;t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past. <br /> &nbsp;<br /> That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy's doorstep. Blowing through Quincy's life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa's death come to light, Quincy's life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam's truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hum+if+you+don%27t+know+the+words&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Hum if You Don't Know the Words.jpg" alt="Hum If You Don't Know the Worlds by Bianca Marais" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred...until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin&rsquo;s parents are left dead and Beauty&rsquo;s daughter goes missing. <br /><br />After Robin is sent to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt, Beauty is hired to care for Robin while continuing the search for her daughter. In Beauty, Robin finds the security and family that she craves, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses. But Robin knows that if Beauty finds her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences. Her quest to make amends and find redemption is a journey of self-discovery in which she learns the harsh truths of the society that once promised her protection. <br /><br />Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid-era South Africa. <i>Hum If You Don&rsquo;t Know the Words</i> is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=late+show+connelly&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Late Show.jpg" alt="The Late Show by Michael Connelly" width="192" height="298" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Late Show by Michael Connelly</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ren&eacute;e Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood--also known as the Late Show--beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns everything over to the day shift. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.<br /><br />But one night she catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the investigations entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job, no matter what the department throws at her.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=song+to+song+terrance+malick&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Song to Song.jpg" alt="Song to Song (Rated R)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Song to Song (Rated R)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A songwriting couple (Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara) try to forge their way in the Austin music scene, but their relationship grows complicated when they fall into the orbit of a big-shot producer (Michael Fassbender) and his waitress muse (Natalie Portman). Written and directed by Terrence Malick.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=watch+me+disappear&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Watch Me Disappear.jpg" alt="Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><a href="http://libraryreads.org/july-2017-libraryreads-list/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="30" height="34" />A LibraryReads pick for July 2017.</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It&rsquo;s been a year since Billie Flanagan&mdash;a Berkeley mom with an enviable life&mdash;went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billie&rsquo;s death the best they can: Jonathan drinks as he works on a loving memoir about his marriage; Olive grows remote, from both her father and her friends at the all-girls school she attends.<br /><br /> But then Olive starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Jonathan worries about Olive&rsquo;s emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie&rsquo;s past that bring into question everything he thought he understood about his wife. Who <i>was</i> the woman he knew as Billie Flanagan?<br /><br /> Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth&mdash;about Billie, but also about themselves, learning, in the process, about all the ways that love can distort what we choose to see. Janelle Brown&rsquo;s insights into the dynamics of intimate relationships will make you question the stories you tell yourself about the people you love, while her nervy storytelling will keep you guessing until the very last page.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=wilson+woody+amara&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Wilson.jpg" alt="Wilson (Rated R)" width="190" height="259" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Wilson (Rated R)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A salty curmudgeon (Woody Harrelson) who is discontented with how his life has stalled is shocked to discover he has a now-teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) put up for adoption by his ex-wife (Laura Dern) after their split. He tries to reunite the family, but his abrasive personality makes getting reacquainted unpleasant for everyone.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=zookeeper%27s+wife&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/7.14.17/Zookeepers Wife.jpg" alt="The Zookeeper's Wife (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Zookeeper's Wife (Rated PG-13)<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A husband (Johan Heldenbergh) and wife (Jessica Chastain) in Nazi-occupied Poland use their positions as caretakers at the Warsaw Zoo to shepherd Jews out of the country. Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Diane Ackerman.*</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.<br /></span></p> Adults Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:30:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/07/14/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1319&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=donner+party+wallis&amp;te="><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.29.17/Best Land Under Heaven.jpeg" alt="The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny by Michael Wallis" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny by Michael Wallis</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local newspaper as he and a restless caravan prepared for what they hoped would be the most rewarding journey of a lifetime. But in eagerly pursuing what would a century later become known as the "American dream," this optimistic-yet-motley crew of emigrants was met with a chilling nightmare; in the following months, their jingoistic excitement would be replaced by desperate cries for help that would fall silent in the deadly snow-covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We know these early pioneers as the Donner Party, a name that has elicited horror since the late 1840s. Now, celebrated historian Michael Wallis&#8213;beloved for his myth-busting portraits of legendary American figures&#8213;continues his life&rsquo;s work of parsing fact from fiction to tell the true story of one of the most embroidered sagas in Western history.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wallis begins the story in 1846, a momentous "year of decision" for the nation, when incredible territorial strides were being made in Texas, New Mexico, and California. Against this dramatic backdrop, an unlikely band of travelers appeared, stratified in age, wealth, education and ethnicity. At the forefront were the Donners: brothers George and Jacob, true sons of the soil determined to tame the wild land of California; and the Reeds, headed by adventurous, business-savvy patriarch James. In total, the Donner-Reed group would reach eighty-seven men, women, and children, and though personal motives varied&#8213;bachelors thirsting for adventure, parents wanting greater futures for their children&#8213;everyone was linked by the same unwavering belief that California was theirs for the taking.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Skeptical of previous accounts of how the group ended up in peril, Wallis has spent years retracing its ill-fated journey, uncovering hundreds of new documents that illuminate how a combination of greed, backbiting, and recklessness led the group to become hopelessly snowbound at the infamous Donner Pass in present-day California. Climaxing with the grim stories of how the party&rsquo;s paltry rations soon gave way to unimaginable hunger, Wallis not only details the cannibalism that has in perpetuity haunted their legacy but also the heroic rescue parties that managed to reach the stranded, only to discover that just forty-eight had survived the ordeal.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=cattle+kingdom+knowlton&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.29.17/Cattle Kingdom.jpg" alt="Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West by Christopher Knowlton" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West by Christopher Knowlton</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The open range cattle era lasted barely a quarter-century, but it left America irrevocably changed. These few decades following the Civil War brought America its greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the Depression, the invention of the assembly line, and the dawn of the conservation movement. It inspired legends, such as that icon of rugged individualism, the cowboy. Yet this extraordinary time and its import have remained unexamined for decades.<br /><br />Cattle Kingdom&nbsp;reveals the truth of how the West rose and fell, and how its legacy defines us today. The tale takes us from dust-choked cattle drives to the unlikely splendors of boomtowns like Abilene, Kansas, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. We venture from the Texas Panhandle to the Dakota Badlands to the Chicago stockyards. We meet a diverse array of players&mdash;from the expert cowboy Teddy Blue to the failed rancher and future president Teddy Roosevelt. Knowlton shows us how they and others like them could achieve so many outsized feats: killing millions of bison in a decade, building the first opera house on the open range, driving cattle by the thousand, and much more.&nbsp;Cattle Kingdom&nbsp;is a revelatory new view of the Old West.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=daring+to+drive+sharif&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/6.29.17/Daring%20to%20Drive.jpg" alt="Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman&rsquo;s Awakening by Manal al-Sharif" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman&rsquo;s Awakening by Manal al-Sharif</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women&rsquo;s right to drive.<br /><br />Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was a religious radical, melting her brother&rsquo;s boy band cassettes in the oven because music was&nbsp;haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties she was a computer security engineer, one of few women working in a desert compound that resembled suburban America. That&rsquo;s when the Saudi kingdom&rsquo;s contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her teenage brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving down city streets behind the wheel.<br /><br />Daring to Drive&nbsp;is the fiercely intimate memoir of an accidental activist, a powerfully vivid story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men&mdash;and won. Writing on the cusp of history, Manal offers a rare glimpse into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia today. Her memoir is a remarkable celebration of resilience in the face of tyranny, the extraordinary power of education and female solidarity, and the difficulties, absurdities, and joys of making your voice heard.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=everyone%27s+a+aliebn+when+ur+a+aliebn+too&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.29.17/Everyone's a Aliebn when ur a aliebn too.jpg" alt="Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too by Jomny Sun</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>everyone&rsquo;s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too</em>&nbsp;is the illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth,&nbsp;only to&nbsp;meet all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness,&nbsp;all&nbsp;while learning to feel a little better about being an alien&mdash;based on the enormously popular Twitter account, @jonnysun.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, a lonely alien&nbsp;who, for the first time ever,&nbsp;finds&nbsp;a home&nbsp;on our planet&nbsp;after learning that earthlings can feel lonely too.&nbsp;Jomny finds friendship in a bear tired of other creatures running away in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a tree feeling stuck in one place, a tadpole coming to terms with turning into a frog, a dying ghost, a puppy&nbsp;unable to express itself, and many more.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the creatures of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human. And for all of us earth-bound creatures here on this planet, we can all be reminded that sometimes, it takes an outsider to help us see ourselves for who we truly are.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=we+crossed+a+bridge+trembled&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.29.17/We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled.jpg" alt="We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman" width="190" height="309" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations known as the Arab Spring, in 2011 hundreds of thousands of Syrians took to the streets demanding freedom, democracy and human rights. The government&rsquo;s ferocious response, and the refusal of the demonstrators to back down, sparked a brutal civil war that over the past five years has escalated into the worst humanitarian catastrophe of our times.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yet despite all the reporting, the video, and the wrenching photography, the stories of ordinary Syrians remain unheard, while the stories told about them have been distorted by broad brush dread and political expediency. This fierce and poignant collection changes that. Based on interviews with hundreds of displaced Syrians conducted over four years across the Middle East and Europe,&nbsp;We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled&nbsp;is a breathtaking mosaic of first-hand testimonials from the frontlines. Some of the testimonies are several pages long, eloquent narratives that could stand alone as short stories; others are only a few sentences, poetic and aphoristic. Together, they cohere into an unforgettable chronicle that is not only a testament to the power of storytelling but to the strength of those who face darkness with hope, courage, and moral conviction.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=donner+party+wallis&amp;te="><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.29.17/Best Land Under Heaven.jpeg" alt="The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny by Michael Wallis" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny by Michael Wallis</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local newspaper as he and a restless caravan prepared for what they hoped would be the most rewarding journey of a lifetime. But in eagerly pursuing what would a century later become known as the "American dream," this optimistic-yet-motley crew of emigrants was met with a chilling nightmare; in the following months, their jingoistic excitement would be replaced by desperate cries for help that would fall silent in the deadly snow-covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We know these early pioneers as the Donner Party, a name that has elicited horror since the late 1840s. Now, celebrated historian Michael Wallis&#8213;beloved for his myth-busting portraits of legendary American figures&#8213;continues his life&rsquo;s work of parsing fact from fiction to tell the true story of one of the most embroidered sagas in Western history.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wallis begins the story in 1846, a momentous "year of decision" for the nation, when incredible territorial strides were being made in Texas, New Mexico, and California. Against this dramatic backdrop, an unlikely band of travelers appeared, stratified in age, wealth, education and ethnicity. At the forefront were the Donners: brothers George and Jacob, true sons of the soil determined to tame the wild land of California; and the Reeds, headed by adventurous, business-savvy patriarch James. In total, the Donner-Reed group would reach eighty-seven men, women, and children, and though personal motives varied&#8213;bachelors thirsting for adventure, parents wanting greater futures for their children&#8213;everyone was linked by the same unwavering belief that California was theirs for the taking.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Skeptical of previous accounts of how the group ended up in peril, Wallis has spent years retracing its ill-fated journey, uncovering hundreds of new documents that illuminate how a combination of greed, backbiting, and recklessness led the group to become hopelessly snowbound at the infamous Donner Pass in present-day California. Climaxing with the grim stories of how the party&rsquo;s paltry rations soon gave way to unimaginable hunger, Wallis not only details the cannibalism that has in perpetuity haunted their legacy but also the heroic rescue parties that managed to reach the stranded, only to discover that just forty-eight had survived the ordeal.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=cattle+kingdom+knowlton&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.29.17/Cattle Kingdom.jpg" alt="Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West by Christopher Knowlton" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West by Christopher Knowlton</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The open range cattle era lasted barely a quarter-century, but it left America irrevocably changed. These few decades following the Civil War brought America its greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the Depression, the invention of the assembly line, and the dawn of the conservation movement. It inspired legends, such as that icon of rugged individualism, the cowboy. Yet this extraordinary time and its import have remained unexamined for decades.<br /><br />Cattle Kingdom&nbsp;reveals the truth of how the West rose and fell, and how its legacy defines us today. The tale takes us from dust-choked cattle drives to the unlikely splendors of boomtowns like Abilene, Kansas, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. We venture from the Texas Panhandle to the Dakota Badlands to the Chicago stockyards. We meet a diverse array of players&mdash;from the expert cowboy Teddy Blue to the failed rancher and future president Teddy Roosevelt. Knowlton shows us how they and others like them could achieve so many outsized feats: killing millions of bison in a decade, building the first opera house on the open range, driving cattle by the thousand, and much more.&nbsp;Cattle Kingdom&nbsp;is a revelatory new view of the Old West.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=daring+to+drive+sharif&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/6.29.17/Daring%20to%20Drive.jpg" alt="Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman&rsquo;s Awakening by Manal al-Sharif" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman&rsquo;s Awakening by Manal al-Sharif</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women&rsquo;s right to drive.<br /><br />Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was a religious radical, melting her brother&rsquo;s boy band cassettes in the oven because music was&nbsp;haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties she was a computer security engineer, one of few women working in a desert compound that resembled suburban America. That&rsquo;s when the Saudi kingdom&rsquo;s contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her teenage brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving down city streets behind the wheel.<br /><br />Daring to Drive&nbsp;is the fiercely intimate memoir of an accidental activist, a powerfully vivid story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men&mdash;and won. Writing on the cusp of history, Manal offers a rare glimpse into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia today. Her memoir is a remarkable celebration of resilience in the face of tyranny, the extraordinary power of education and female solidarity, and the difficulties, absurdities, and joys of making your voice heard.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=everyone%27s+a+aliebn+when+ur+a+aliebn+too&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.29.17/Everyone's a Aliebn when ur a aliebn too.jpg" alt="Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too by Jomny Sun</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>everyone&rsquo;s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too</em>&nbsp;is the illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth,&nbsp;only to&nbsp;meet all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness,&nbsp;all&nbsp;while learning to feel a little better about being an alien&mdash;based on the enormously popular Twitter account, @jonnysun.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, a lonely alien&nbsp;who, for the first time ever,&nbsp;finds&nbsp;a home&nbsp;on our planet&nbsp;after learning that earthlings can feel lonely too.&nbsp;Jomny finds friendship in a bear tired of other creatures running away in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a tree feeling stuck in one place, a tadpole coming to terms with turning into a frog, a dying ghost, a puppy&nbsp;unable to express itself, and many more.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the creatures of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human. And for all of us earth-bound creatures here on this planet, we can all be reminded that sometimes, it takes an outsider to help us see ourselves for who we truly are.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=we+crossed+a+bridge+trembled&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.29.17/We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled.jpg" alt="We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman" width="190" height="309" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations known as the Arab Spring, in 2011 hundreds of thousands of Syrians took to the streets demanding freedom, democracy and human rights. The government&rsquo;s ferocious response, and the refusal of the demonstrators to back down, sparked a brutal civil war that over the past five years has escalated into the worst humanitarian catastrophe of our times.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yet despite all the reporting, the video, and the wrenching photography, the stories of ordinary Syrians remain unheard, while the stories told about them have been distorted by broad brush dread and political expediency. This fierce and poignant collection changes that. Based on interviews with hundreds of displaced Syrians conducted over four years across the Middle East and Europe,&nbsp;We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled&nbsp;is a breathtaking mosaic of first-hand testimonials from the frontlines. Some of the testimonies are several pages long, eloquent narratives that could stand alone as short stories; others are only a few sentences, poetic and aphoristic. Together, they cohere into an unforgettable chronicle that is not only a testament to the power of storytelling but to the strength of those who face darkness with hope, courage, and moral conviction.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span></p> Adults Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/06/30/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1313&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=beauty+and+the+beast+condon&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/Beauty and the Beast.jpg" alt="Beauty and the Beast (Rated PG)" width="190" height="255" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Beauty and the Beast (Rated PG)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) directed this live-action retelling of the Disney animated classic from 1991. As before, this fairy tale centers on a young woman named Belle (Emma Watson), who is forced to live in an enchanted castle with a prince who is cursed to look like a hideous Beast (Dan Stevens). In time, the pair fall in love as Belle learns to see the good man hiding behind the Beast's monstrous exterior. The film co-stars Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumi&egrave;re, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cosgworth, Kevin Kline as Belle's father, and Josh Gad as Gaston's sidekick LeFou.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=changeling+lavalle+missing+persons&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/Changeling.jpg" alt="The Changeling by Victor LaValle" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Changeling by Victor LaValle</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">When Apollo Kagwa&rsquo;s father disappeared, all he left his son were strange recurring dreams and a box of books stamped with the word IMPROBABILIA. Now Apollo is a father himself&mdash;and as he and his wife, Emma, are settling into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Apollo&rsquo;s old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd. Irritable and disconnected from their new baby boy, at first Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of postpartum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go even deeper. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act&mdash;beyond any parent&rsquo;s comprehension&mdash;and vanishes, seemingly into thin air.<br /><br /> Thus begins Apollo&rsquo;s odyssey through a world he only thought he understood, to find a wife and child who are nothing like he&rsquo;d imagined. His quest, which begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma&rsquo;s whereabouts, takes him to a forgotten island, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever.<br /><br /> This captivating retelling of a classic fairy tale imaginatively explores&nbsp;parental obsession, spousal love, and the secrets that make strangers out of the people we love the most. It&rsquo;s a thrilling and emotionally devastating journey through the gruesome legacies that threaten to devour us and the homely, messy magic that saves us, if we&rsquo;re lucky.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=child+fiona+barton&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/Child.jpg" alt="The Child by Fiona Barton" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Child by Fiona Barton</strong></h2> <p><a href="http://libraryreads.org/june-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="40" />A LibraryReads Pick for June 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it&rsquo;s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby?<br /><br />As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss.<br /><br />But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn&mdash;house by house&mdash;into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women&mdash;and torn between what she can and cannot tell&hellip;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=fifty+shades+darker&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/50 Shades Darker.jpg" alt="Fifty Shades Darker (Rated R)" width="190" height="251" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Fifty Shades Darker (Rated R)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey adapts the second installment in E.L. James' best-selling trilogy of novels, which chronicle the torrid love affair between the demure Anatasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and possessive businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). This time around, Steele and Grey's attempts to build a more trusting relationship are threatened by several of his past lovers.James Foley directed this erotic drama, which co-stars Kim Basinger, Rita Ora, Eric Johnson, Bella Heathcote, and Luke Grimes.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=force+don+winslow&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/Force.jpg" alt="The Force by Don Winslow" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Force by Don Winslow</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">He is &ldquo;the King of Manhattan North,&rdquo; a, highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of &ldquo;Da Force.&rdquo; Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he&rsquo;s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He&rsquo;s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean&mdash;including Malone himself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city&rsquo;s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Based on years of research inside the NYPD, this is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting and heartbreaking story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city and a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, <em>The Force</em> is a masterpiece of urban living full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting and dividing us today.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=get+out+peele&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/Get Out.jpg" alt="Get Out (Rated R)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Get Out (Rated R)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A young African-American photographer (Daniel Kaluuya) is nervous at the thought of meeting his white girlfriend's parents (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford) for the first time during a trip to the latter's country estate. However, his anxiety soon turns into outright terror when he discovers that the family's seemingly idyllic community is hiding a sinister conspiracy, one that involves the disappearance of several black people in the area. Jordan Peele, one half of the comedic duo Key &amp; Peele, makes his directorial debut with this horror thriller. Allison Williams, LaKeith Stanfield, and Caleb Landry Jones co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=john+wick+2+reeves&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/John Wick 2.jpg" alt="John Wick: Chapter 2 (Rated R)" width="193" height="255" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>John Wick: Chapter 2 (Rated R)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is once again called out of retirement, this time by a former colleague (Riccardo Scamarcio) who wants him to repay a debt by killing an Italian crime lord (Claudia Gerini). But when the attempted assassination goes awry, Wick finds himself hunted by an international cabal of killers, and his only hope for survival might be a shadowy figure known as the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne). Director Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad return for this sequel to their 2014 cult action hit. Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, Common, Lance Reddick, and Bridget Moynahan co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=ministry+of+utmost+happiness&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/Ministry of Utmost Happiness.jpg" alt="Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy" width="190" height="272" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>The Ministry of Utmost Happiness </i>takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent&mdash;from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war.<br /> It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Each of its characters is indelibly, tenderly rendered. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love&mdash;and by hope.<br /> The tale begins with Anjum&mdash;who used to be Aftab&mdash;unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved her&mdash;including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo&rsquo;s landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs&rsquo; Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.*Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.<br /></span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=beauty+and+the+beast+condon&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/Beauty and the Beast.jpg" alt="Beauty and the Beast (Rated PG)" width="190" height="255" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Beauty and the Beast (Rated PG)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) directed this live-action retelling of the Disney animated classic from 1991. As before, this fairy tale centers on a young woman named Belle (Emma Watson), who is forced to live in an enchanted castle with a prince who is cursed to look like a hideous Beast (Dan Stevens). In time, the pair fall in love as Belle learns to see the good man hiding behind the Beast's monstrous exterior. The film co-stars Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumi&egrave;re, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cosgworth, Kevin Kline as Belle's father, and Josh Gad as Gaston's sidekick LeFou.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=changeling+lavalle+missing+persons&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/Changeling.jpg" alt="The Changeling by Victor LaValle" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Changeling by Victor LaValle</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">When Apollo Kagwa&rsquo;s father disappeared, all he left his son were strange recurring dreams and a box of books stamped with the word IMPROBABILIA. Now Apollo is a father himself&mdash;and as he and his wife, Emma, are settling into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Apollo&rsquo;s old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd. Irritable and disconnected from their new baby boy, at first Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of postpartum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go even deeper. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act&mdash;beyond any parent&rsquo;s comprehension&mdash;and vanishes, seemingly into thin air.<br /><br /> Thus begins Apollo&rsquo;s odyssey through a world he only thought he understood, to find a wife and child who are nothing like he&rsquo;d imagined. His quest, which begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma&rsquo;s whereabouts, takes him to a forgotten island, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever.<br /><br /> This captivating retelling of a classic fairy tale imaginatively explores&nbsp;parental obsession, spousal love, and the secrets that make strangers out of the people we love the most. It&rsquo;s a thrilling and emotionally devastating journey through the gruesome legacies that threaten to devour us and the homely, messy magic that saves us, if we&rsquo;re lucky.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=child+fiona+barton&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/Child.jpg" alt="The Child by Fiona Barton" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Child by Fiona Barton</strong></h2> <p><a href="http://libraryreads.org/june-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="40" />A LibraryReads Pick for June 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it&rsquo;s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby?<br /><br />As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss.<br /><br />But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn&mdash;house by house&mdash;into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women&mdash;and torn between what she can and cannot tell&hellip;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=fifty+shades+darker&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/50 Shades Darker.jpg" alt="Fifty Shades Darker (Rated R)" width="190" height="251" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Fifty Shades Darker (Rated R)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey adapts the second installment in E.L. James' best-selling trilogy of novels, which chronicle the torrid love affair between the demure Anatasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and possessive businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). This time around, Steele and Grey's attempts to build a more trusting relationship are threatened by several of his past lovers.James Foley directed this erotic drama, which co-stars Kim Basinger, Rita Ora, Eric Johnson, Bella Heathcote, and Luke Grimes.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=force+don+winslow&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/Force.jpg" alt="The Force by Don Winslow" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Force by Don Winslow</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">He is &ldquo;the King of Manhattan North,&rdquo; a, highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of &ldquo;Da Force.&rdquo; Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he&rsquo;s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He&rsquo;s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean&mdash;including Malone himself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city&rsquo;s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Based on years of research inside the NYPD, this is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting and heartbreaking story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city and a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, <em>The Force</em> is a masterpiece of urban living full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting and dividing us today.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=get+out+peele&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/Get Out.jpg" alt="Get Out (Rated R)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Get Out (Rated R)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A young African-American photographer (Daniel Kaluuya) is nervous at the thought of meeting his white girlfriend's parents (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford) for the first time during a trip to the latter's country estate. However, his anxiety soon turns into outright terror when he discovers that the family's seemingly idyllic community is hiding a sinister conspiracy, one that involves the disappearance of several black people in the area. Jordan Peele, one half of the comedic duo Key &amp; Peele, makes his directorial debut with this horror thriller. Allison Williams, LaKeith Stanfield, and Caleb Landry Jones co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=john+wick+2+reeves&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/John Wick 2.jpg" alt="John Wick: Chapter 2 (Rated R)" width="193" height="255" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>John Wick: Chapter 2 (Rated R)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is once again called out of retirement, this time by a former colleague (Riccardo Scamarcio) who wants him to repay a debt by killing an Italian crime lord (Claudia Gerini). But when the attempted assassination goes awry, Wick finds himself hunted by an international cabal of killers, and his only hope for survival might be a shadowy figure known as the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne). Director Chad Stahelski and screenwriter Derek Kolstad return for this sequel to their 2014 cult action hit. Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, Common, Lance Reddick, and Bridget Moynahan co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=ministry+of+utmost+happiness&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.20.17/Ministry of Utmost Happiness.jpg" alt="Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy" width="190" height="272" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>The Ministry of Utmost Happiness </i>takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent&mdash;from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war.<br /> It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Each of its characters is indelibly, tenderly rendered. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love&mdash;and by hope.<br /> The tale begins with Anjum&mdash;who used to be Aftab&mdash;unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved her&mdash;including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo&rsquo;s landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs&rsquo; Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.*Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.<br /></span></p> Adults Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/06/20/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1312&category=Adults Anderson Model Railroad Club <img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/100_0637.JPG" alt="model trains" width="500" height="375" /></p> <p>The Anderson Model Railroad Club meets every Thursday evening, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the third floor of Anderson Public Library. &nbsp;They also meet every other Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. &nbsp;During these times, children who bring their parent(s) with them, are welcome to go behind the scenes and see the trains up close.&nbsp; The train room will be open this Saturday, June 17, so if you are looking for something interesting to do with your children or grandchildren this weekend, consider stopping by the library and visiting the train display.&nbsp; (You&nbsp;might also want to check&nbsp;out some books and/or DVDs while you are here too.)</p> <p>The Anderson&nbsp;Model Railroad Club has been around for many years.&nbsp; They originally met in the basement of a former member, then&nbsp;moved to the third floor of the library around 1988.&nbsp; They welcome new members.&nbsp; No experience is required, and they are in the process of revamping several projects, so there will be plenty for members to do.&nbsp; For more information on the train club, or to contact the club, you can visit&nbsp;their <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Anderson-Model-Railroad-Club-870199789721322/" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> <p><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/100_0624.JPG" alt="model trains" width="500" height="375" /> <p><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/100_0637.JPG" alt="model trains" width="500" height="375" /></p> <p>The Anderson Model Railroad Club meets every Thursday evening, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the third floor of Anderson Public Library. &nbsp;They also meet every other Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. &nbsp;During these times, children who bring their parent(s) with them, are welcome to go behind the scenes and see the trains up close.&nbsp; The train room will be open this Saturday, June 17, so if you are looking for something interesting to do with your children or grandchildren this weekend, consider stopping by the library and visiting the train display.&nbsp; (You&nbsp;might also want to check&nbsp;out some books and/or DVDs while you are here too.)</p> <p>The Anderson&nbsp;Model Railroad Club has been around for many years.&nbsp; They originally met in the basement of a former member, then&nbsp;moved to the third floor of the library around 1988.&nbsp; They welcome new members.&nbsp; No experience is required, and they are in the process of revamping several projects, so there will be plenty for members to do.&nbsp; For more information on the train club, or to contact the club, you can visit&nbsp;their <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Anderson-Model-Railroad-Club-870199789721322/" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> <p><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/100_0624.JPG" alt="model trains" width="500" height="375" /></p> Adults Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/06/16/adults/anderson-model-railroad-club/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1299&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+eclipse+baron&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/6.8.17/American%20Eclipse.jpg" alt=" American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World by David Baron<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">On a scorching July afternoon in 1878,&nbsp;at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon&rsquo;s shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. This rare celestial event&#8213;a total solar eclipse&#8213;offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar system&rsquo;s most enduring riddles, and it prompted a clutch of enterprising scientists to brave the wild frontier in a grueling race to the Rocky Mountains. Acclaimed science journalist David Baron, long fascinated by eclipses, re-creates this epic tale of ambition, failure, and glory in a narrative that reveals as much about the historical trajectory of a striving young nation as it does about those scant three minutes when the blue sky blackened and stars appeared in mid-afternoon.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In vibrant historical detail, <em>American Eclipse</em> animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, bringing to life the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, virtually forgotten in the twenty-first century, was in his day a renowned asteroid hunter who fantasized about becoming a Gilded Age Galileo. Hauling a telescope, a star chart, and his long-suffering wife out west, Watson believed that he would discover Vulcan, a hypothesized "intra-Mercurial" planet hidden in the sun&rsquo;s brilliance. No less determined was Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who&#8213;in an era when women&rsquo;s education came under fierce attack&#8213;fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity. Despite obstacles erected by the male-dominated astronomical community, an indifferent government, and careless porters, Mitchell courageously charged west with a contingent of <em>female</em> students intent on observing the transcendent phenomenon for themselves. Finally, Thomas Edison&#8213;a young inventor and irrepressible showman&#8213;braved the wilderness to prove himself to the scientific community. Armed with his newest invention, the tasimeter, and pursued at each stop by throngs of reporters, Edison sought to leverage the eclipse to cement his place in history. What he learned on the frontier, in fact, would help him illuminate the world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With memorable accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, David Baron&rsquo;s page-turning drama refracts nineteenth-century science through the mythologized age of the Wild West, revealing a history no less fierce and fantastical.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=crack+in+creation+doudna&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.8.17/Crack in Creation.jpg" alt="A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution Jennifer Doudna" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool CRISPR&mdash;a revolutionary new technology that she helped create&mdash;to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers, and will help address the world&rsquo;s hunger crisis. Yet even the tiniest changes to DNA could have myriad, unforeseeable consequences&mdash;to say nothing of the ethical and societal repercussions of intentionally mutating embryos to create &ldquo;better&rdquo; humans.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Writing with fellow researcher Samuel Sternberg, Doudna shares the thrilling story of her discovery, and passionately argues that enormous responsibility comes with the ability to rewrite the code of life. With CRISPR, she shows, we have effectively taken control of evolution. What will we do with this unfathomable power?</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hunger+roxane+gay&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.8.17/Hunger.jpg" alt="Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay</strong></h2> <p><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as &ldquo;wildly undisciplined,&rdquo; Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In <em>Hunger,</em> she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties&mdash;including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life&mdash;and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.</p> <p>With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. <em>Hunger</em> is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn&rsquo;t yet been told but needs to be. &nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=sea+power+Stavridis&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.8.17/Sea Power.jpg" alt="Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans by Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans by Admiral James Stavridis<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power.&nbsp; To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. No one understands this better than Admiral Jim Stavridis. In <i>Sea Power</i>, Admiral Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world&rsquo;s oceans from the admiral&rsquo;s chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destiny of nations, and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today, and will shape the world we live in tomorrow.&nbsp; <br /> &nbsp;<br /> Not least, <i>Sea Power</i> is marvelous naval history, giving us fresh insight into great naval engagements from the battles of Salamis and Lepanto through to Trafalgar, the Battle of the Atlantic, and submarine conflicts of the Cold War. It is also a keen-eyed reckoning with the likely sites of our next major naval conflicts, particularly the Arctic Ocean, Eastern Mediterranean, and the South China Sea. Finally, <i>Sea Power</i> steps back to take a holistic view of the plagues to our oceans that are best seen that way, from piracy to pollution.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=theft+by+finding+sedaris&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.8.17/Theft By Finding.jpg" alt="Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris" width="190" height="293" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences.<br /><br />Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. <i>Theft by Finding</i>, the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet.<br /><br />Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, <i>Theft By Finding </i>proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It's a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day<strong>.</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=you+don%27t+have+to+say+you+love+me+alexie&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.8.17/You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.jpg" alt="You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It's these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman.<br /><br />When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. An unflinching and unforgettable remembrance,&nbsp;<em>You Don't Have to Say You Love Me</em> is a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+eclipse+baron&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/6.8.17/American%20Eclipse.jpg" alt=" American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World by David Baron<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">On a scorching July afternoon in 1878,&nbsp;at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon&rsquo;s shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. This rare celestial event&#8213;a total solar eclipse&#8213;offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar system&rsquo;s most enduring riddles, and it prompted a clutch of enterprising scientists to brave the wild frontier in a grueling race to the Rocky Mountains. Acclaimed science journalist David Baron, long fascinated by eclipses, re-creates this epic tale of ambition, failure, and glory in a narrative that reveals as much about the historical trajectory of a striving young nation as it does about those scant three minutes when the blue sky blackened and stars appeared in mid-afternoon.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In vibrant historical detail, <em>American Eclipse</em> animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, bringing to life the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, virtually forgotten in the twenty-first century, was in his day a renowned asteroid hunter who fantasized about becoming a Gilded Age Galileo. Hauling a telescope, a star chart, and his long-suffering wife out west, Watson believed that he would discover Vulcan, a hypothesized "intra-Mercurial" planet hidden in the sun&rsquo;s brilliance. No less determined was Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who&#8213;in an era when women&rsquo;s education came under fierce attack&#8213;fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity. Despite obstacles erected by the male-dominated astronomical community, an indifferent government, and careless porters, Mitchell courageously charged west with a contingent of <em>female</em> students intent on observing the transcendent phenomenon for themselves. Finally, Thomas Edison&#8213;a young inventor and irrepressible showman&#8213;braved the wilderness to prove himself to the scientific community. Armed with his newest invention, the tasimeter, and pursued at each stop by throngs of reporters, Edison sought to leverage the eclipse to cement his place in history. What he learned on the frontier, in fact, would help him illuminate the world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With memorable accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, David Baron&rsquo;s page-turning drama refracts nineteenth-century science through the mythologized age of the Wild West, revealing a history no less fierce and fantastical.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=crack+in+creation+doudna&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.8.17/Crack in Creation.jpg" alt="A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution Jennifer Doudna" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool CRISPR&mdash;a revolutionary new technology that she helped create&mdash;to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers, and will help address the world&rsquo;s hunger crisis. Yet even the tiniest changes to DNA could have myriad, unforeseeable consequences&mdash;to say nothing of the ethical and societal repercussions of intentionally mutating embryos to create &ldquo;better&rdquo; humans.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Writing with fellow researcher Samuel Sternberg, Doudna shares the thrilling story of her discovery, and passionately argues that enormous responsibility comes with the ability to rewrite the code of life. With CRISPR, she shows, we have effectively taken control of evolution. What will we do with this unfathomable power?</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hunger+roxane+gay&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.8.17/Hunger.jpg" alt="Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay</strong></h2> <p><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as &ldquo;wildly undisciplined,&rdquo; Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In <em>Hunger,</em> she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties&mdash;including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life&mdash;and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.</p> <p>With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. <em>Hunger</em> is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn&rsquo;t yet been told but needs to be. &nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=sea+power+Stavridis&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.8.17/Sea Power.jpg" alt="Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans by Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans by Admiral James Stavridis<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power.&nbsp; To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. No one understands this better than Admiral Jim Stavridis. In <i>Sea Power</i>, Admiral Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world&rsquo;s oceans from the admiral&rsquo;s chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destiny of nations, and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today, and will shape the world we live in tomorrow.&nbsp; <br /> &nbsp;<br /> Not least, <i>Sea Power</i> is marvelous naval history, giving us fresh insight into great naval engagements from the battles of Salamis and Lepanto through to Trafalgar, the Battle of the Atlantic, and submarine conflicts of the Cold War. It is also a keen-eyed reckoning with the likely sites of our next major naval conflicts, particularly the Arctic Ocean, Eastern Mediterranean, and the South China Sea. Finally, <i>Sea Power</i> steps back to take a holistic view of the plagues to our oceans that are best seen that way, from piracy to pollution.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=theft+by+finding+sedaris&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.8.17/Theft By Finding.jpg" alt="Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris" width="190" height="293" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences.<br /><br />Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. <i>Theft by Finding</i>, the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet.<br /><br />Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, <i>Theft By Finding </i>proves that Sedaris is one of our great modern observers. It's a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day<strong>.</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=you+don%27t+have+to+say+you+love+me+alexie&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/6.8.17/You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.jpg" alt="You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It's these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman.<br /><br />When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. An unflinching and unforgettable remembrance,&nbsp;<em>You Don't Have to Say You Love Me</em> is a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span></p> Adults Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/06/08/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1294&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability and format or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=come+sundown+roberts&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Come Sundown.jpg" alt="Come Sundown by Nora Roberts" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Come Sundown by Nora Roberts</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it&rsquo;s kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine&rsquo;s aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don&rsquo;t talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she&rsquo;s dead. But she isn&rsquo;t. She is not far away, part of a new family, one she never chose&mdash;and her mind has been shattered&hellip;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it&rsquo;s the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them. The police suspect Cal, but Bo finds herself trusting him&mdash;and turning to him as another woman is murdered and the Longbows are stunned by Alice&rsquo;s sudden reappearance. The twisted story she has to tell about the past&mdash;and the threat that follows in her wake&mdash;will test the bonds of this strong family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she could never have imagined.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=do+not+become+alarmed+meloy&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Do Not Become Alarmed.jpg" alt="Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy" width="191" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; display: inline !important; float: none;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/june-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="40" />A LibraryReads Pick for June 2017.</a><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise,&nbsp;everyone is thrilled. The adults are lulled by the ship&rsquo;s comfort and ease. The four&nbsp;children&mdash;ages six to eleven&mdash;love the nonstop buffet and their newfound independence.&nbsp;But when they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor&nbsp;misfortunes and miscalculations leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. One&nbsp;minute the children are there, and the next they&rsquo;re gone.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />The disintegration of the world the families knew&mdash;told from the perspectives of both the&nbsp;adults and the children&mdash;is both riveting and revealing. The parents, accustomed to&nbsp;security and control, turn on each other and blame themselves, while the seemingly&nbsp;helpless children discover resources they never knew they possessed.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Do Not Become Alarmed is a story about the protective force of innocence and the limits&nbsp;of parental power, and an insightful look at privileged illusions of safety. Celebrated for&nbsp;her spare and moving fiction, Maile Meloy has written a gripping novel about how&nbsp;quickly what we count on can fall away, and the way a crisis shifts our perceptions of&nbsp;what matters most.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=great+wall+damon&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Great Wall.jpg" alt="The Great Wall (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Great Wall (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p>In this action-fantasy epic set in 11th century China, two mercenaries from the West (Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal) are captured by a military organization that are headquartered in a fortress on the Great Wall. In time, the duo get caught up in a battle between the Chinese warriors and a supernatural menace that the Great Wall was built to repel. Jing Tian, Andy Lau, Zhang Hanyu, Willem Dafoe, and Eddie Peng co-star. Directed by <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Zhang%2C+Yimou.&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank">Zhang Yimou</a> (Hero, House of Flying Daggers).*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=logan+jackman+merchant&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Logan.jpg" alt="Logan (Rated R)" width="190" height="261" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Logan (Rated R)<br /></strong></h2> <p>In a hideout near the U.S./Mexico border, an aging Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for the ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart). However, their sheltered existence comes to a sudden end when a young mutant girl (Dafne Keen) arrives and needs their help to stay safe. James Mangold directed this film, the third Wolverine-based spin-off of the X-Men franchise.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=horowitz+magpie+murders&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Magpie Murders.jpg" alt="Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; display: inline !important; float: none;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/june-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="40" />A LibraryReads Favorite for June 2017.</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway&rsquo;s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she&rsquo;s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus P&uuml;nd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan&rsquo;s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Conway&rsquo;s latest tale has Atticus P&uuml;nd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she&rsquo;s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=shack+spencer+worthington&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Shack.jpg" alt="The Shack (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="250" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Shack (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">After a loving father (Sam Worthington) endures a family tragedy that rocks him to his core, he receives a mysterious invitation to "The Shack," a decrepit shelter where an unimaginable horror once took place. But, much to his surprise, his visit prompts a divine intervention from a series of strangers (Octavia Spencer, Graham Greene, Avraham Aviv Alush, and Sumire Matsubara), and the group soon lead him on a theological inquiry in the hope of getting him unstuck from his grief by reminding him of the all-encompassing love of God. Based on the <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=shack+young+william&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank">best-selling allegorical novel </a>by William Paul Young.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=space+between+us&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Space Between.jpg" alt="The Space Between Us (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Space Between Us (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield), a 16-year-old boy who was the first person born on Mars, copes with his isolated existence on the red planet by striking up an online flirtation with a girl who lives in Colorado named Tulsa (Britt Robertson). Gardner eventually decides to travel to Earth in order to meet Tulsa and find out who his father is, only to discover that his body might not be able to handle Earth's gravity. Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=sycamore+chancellor&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Sycamore.jpg" alt="Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/may-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="34" height="38" />A LibraryReads pick for May 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An award-winning writer makes her debut with this mesmerizing page-turner in the spirit of&nbsp;Everything I Never Told You and Olive Kitteridge.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine.&nbsp;As news of the discovery makes its way around town, Sycamore&rsquo;s longtime residents fear the bones may belong to&nbsp;Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it ever since. In the days it takes the authorities to make an identification, the residents rekindle stories, rumors, and recollections both painful and poignant as they revisit Jess&rsquo;s&nbsp;troubled&nbsp;history.&nbsp;In resurrecting the past, the people of Sycamore will find clarity, unexpected possibility, and a way forward for their lives.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Skillfully interweaving multiple points of view, Bryn Chancellor knowingly maps the&nbsp;bloodlines of a community and the indelible characters at its heart&mdash;most notably Jess Winters, a thoughtful, promising adolescent poised on the&nbsp;threshold of adulthood. Evocative and atmospheric,&nbsp;Sycamore&nbsp;is a coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a moving exploration of the elemental forces that drive human nature&mdash;desire, loneliness, grief, love, forgiveness, and hope&mdash;as witnessed through the inhabitants of one small Arizona town.&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.<br /></span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability and format or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=come+sundown+roberts&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Come Sundown.jpg" alt="Come Sundown by Nora Roberts" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Come Sundown by Nora Roberts</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it&rsquo;s kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine&rsquo;s aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don&rsquo;t talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she&rsquo;s dead. But she isn&rsquo;t. She is not far away, part of a new family, one she never chose&mdash;and her mind has been shattered&hellip;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it&rsquo;s the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them. The police suspect Cal, but Bo finds herself trusting him&mdash;and turning to him as another woman is murdered and the Longbows are stunned by Alice&rsquo;s sudden reappearance. The twisted story she has to tell about the past&mdash;and the threat that follows in her wake&mdash;will test the bonds of this strong family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she could never have imagined.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=do+not+become+alarmed+meloy&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Do Not Become Alarmed.jpg" alt="Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy" width="191" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; display: inline !important; float: none;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/june-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="40" />A LibraryReads Pick for June 2017.</a><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise,&nbsp;everyone is thrilled. The adults are lulled by the ship&rsquo;s comfort and ease. The four&nbsp;children&mdash;ages six to eleven&mdash;love the nonstop buffet and their newfound independence.&nbsp;But when they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor&nbsp;misfortunes and miscalculations leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. One&nbsp;minute the children are there, and the next they&rsquo;re gone.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />The disintegration of the world the families knew&mdash;told from the perspectives of both the&nbsp;adults and the children&mdash;is both riveting and revealing. The parents, accustomed to&nbsp;security and control, turn on each other and blame themselves, while the seemingly&nbsp;helpless children discover resources they never knew they possessed.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Do Not Become Alarmed is a story about the protective force of innocence and the limits&nbsp;of parental power, and an insightful look at privileged illusions of safety. Celebrated for&nbsp;her spare and moving fiction, Maile Meloy has written a gripping novel about how&nbsp;quickly what we count on can fall away, and the way a crisis shifts our perceptions of&nbsp;what matters most.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=great+wall+damon&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Great Wall.jpg" alt="The Great Wall (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Great Wall (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p>In this action-fantasy epic set in 11th century China, two mercenaries from the West (Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal) are captured by a military organization that are headquartered in a fortress on the Great Wall. In time, the duo get caught up in a battle between the Chinese warriors and a supernatural menace that the Great Wall was built to repel. Jing Tian, Andy Lau, Zhang Hanyu, Willem Dafoe, and Eddie Peng co-star. Directed by <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Zhang%2C+Yimou.&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank">Zhang Yimou</a> (Hero, House of Flying Daggers).*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=logan+jackman+merchant&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Logan.jpg" alt="Logan (Rated R)" width="190" height="261" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Logan (Rated R)<br /></strong></h2> <p>In a hideout near the U.S./Mexico border, an aging Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for the ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart). However, their sheltered existence comes to a sudden end when a young mutant girl (Dafne Keen) arrives and needs their help to stay safe. James Mangold directed this film, the third Wolverine-based spin-off of the X-Men franchise.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=horowitz+magpie+murders&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Magpie Murders.jpg" alt="Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; display: inline !important; float: none;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/june-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="40" />A LibraryReads Favorite for June 2017.</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway&rsquo;s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she&rsquo;s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus P&uuml;nd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan&rsquo;s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Conway&rsquo;s latest tale has Atticus P&uuml;nd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she&rsquo;s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=shack+spencer+worthington&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Shack.jpg" alt="The Shack (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="250" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Shack (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">After a loving father (Sam Worthington) endures a family tragedy that rocks him to his core, he receives a mysterious invitation to "The Shack," a decrepit shelter where an unimaginable horror once took place. But, much to his surprise, his visit prompts a divine intervention from a series of strangers (Octavia Spencer, Graham Greene, Avraham Aviv Alush, and Sumire Matsubara), and the group soon lead him on a theological inquiry in the hope of getting him unstuck from his grief by reminding him of the all-encompassing love of God. Based on the <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=shack+young+william&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank">best-selling allegorical novel </a>by William Paul Young.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=space+between+us&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Space Between.jpg" alt="The Space Between Us (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Space Between Us (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield), a 16-year-old boy who was the first person born on Mars, copes with his isolated existence on the red planet by striking up an online flirtation with a girl who lives in Colorado named Tulsa (Britt Robertson). Gardner eventually decides to travel to Earth in order to meet Tulsa and find out who his father is, only to discover that his body might not be able to handle Earth's gravity. Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=sycamore+chancellor&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.31.17/Sycamore.jpg" alt="Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/may-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="34" height="38" />A LibraryReads pick for May 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An award-winning writer makes her debut with this mesmerizing page-turner in the spirit of&nbsp;Everything I Never Told You and Olive Kitteridge.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine.&nbsp;As news of the discovery makes its way around town, Sycamore&rsquo;s longtime residents fear the bones may belong to&nbsp;Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it ever since. In the days it takes the authorities to make an identification, the residents rekindle stories, rumors, and recollections both painful and poignant as they revisit Jess&rsquo;s&nbsp;troubled&nbsp;history.&nbsp;In resurrecting the past, the people of Sycamore will find clarity, unexpected possibility, and a way forward for their lives.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Skillfully interweaving multiple points of view, Bryn Chancellor knowingly maps the&nbsp;bloodlines of a community and the indelible characters at its heart&mdash;most notably Jess Winters, a thoughtful, promising adolescent poised on the&nbsp;threshold of adulthood. Evocative and atmospheric,&nbsp;Sycamore&nbsp;is a coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a moving exploration of the elemental forces that drive human nature&mdash;desire, loneliness, grief, love, forgiveness, and hope&mdash;as witnessed through the inhabitants of one small Arizona town.&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.<br /></span></p> Adults Wed, 31 May 2017 12:30:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/31/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1262&category=Adults The Bygone Caves of Mounds State Park Mounds Park officially became a state park on October 7, 1930. Since then, its 256 acres of woods, trails, waterways, and ancient mounds have been enjoyed by people far and wide. However, for 32 years (1897-1929), Mounds Park was an amusement park owned by the Union Traction Company with a roller coaster, balloon ascensions, a boat house, a skating rink, a shooting gallery, a dance pavilion, and concession stands. In addition to its amusements and mounds, the park&rsquo;s most curious attraction was its caves, as pictured in this postcard from the early 1900s.</p> <p>The ten mounds (artificial hills of earth) of Mounds State Park have long been a mystery in regard to their creation and purpose. They are believed to have been built around 250 BC by the Hopewell Indians, who were descendants of the Adena Indians, who were known as the &ldquo;Mound Builders.&rdquo; The four components of each mound are the embankment (around its perimeter), the ditch (circular in shape), the platform (in the center and encircled by the ditch), and the gateway (the entrance to the platform). Many theories exist as to why the Hopewell Indians built these mounds. Ranging from astronomical observation to burial, most of the theories have a ceremonial purpose. For example, the Great Mound has dips marking the winter and summer solstices and the spring and fall equinoxes, the gateway of the Circle Mound aligns with the sunrise during the spring and fall equinoxes, the Fomalhaut Mound/Earthwork B aligns with the rise of the Fomalhaut star during the fall equinox, and the Woodland Mound/Earthwork D aligns with the sunset during the winter solstice. These astronomical alignments may have correlated with religious ceremonies. However, the discovery of three tombs within the Great Mound indicates that it may have been used for burial ceremonies. Furthermore, after artifacts were found in the Fiddleback Mound, it was theorized that it may have been used as a trash heap!</p> <p>While the mounds have always been historical and cultural curiosities, as an amusement park, Mounds Park&rsquo;s most popular attraction was its caves. Located in the soft conglomerate rock of the bluffs along the White River, these caves sparked numerous legends, such as being filled with artifacts or running under the mounds, thus attracting many explorers. This almost led to tragedy in the 1920s, when an 11-year-old girl, whose mother ran a concession stand at the amusement park, chose to explore one of the caves on her own. Taking some matches, she crawled into the dark, narrow cave and finally reached a cavern containing the precipice of a seemingly bottomless pit. The oxygen was so thin, all of her matches burned out and she became lost in the darkness, unable to find her way out. A search party was formed and by following her trail of matches and her cries for help, they found her 18 hours later with an Indian arrowhead in her hands. This close call proved how dangerous these caves were, so they were subsequently dynamited and filled in. This action, as well as the closing of the amusement park in 1929 due to the stock market crash and ensuing Great Depression, diverted visitors&rsquo; curiosity to the mounds, and the park became Mounds State Park soon afterward. Although the park&rsquo;s mysterious caves are long gone, the legends surrounding them live on. <p>Mounds Park officially became a state park on October 7, 1930. Since then, its 256 acres of woods, trails, waterways, and ancient mounds have been enjoyed by people far and wide. However, for 32 years (1897-1929), Mounds Park was an amusement park owned by the Union Traction Company with a roller coaster, balloon ascensions, a boat house, a skating rink, a shooting gallery, a dance pavilion, and concession stands. In addition to its amusements and mounds, the park&rsquo;s most curious attraction was its caves, as pictured in this postcard from the early 1900s.</p> <p>The ten mounds (artificial hills of earth) of Mounds State Park have long been a mystery in regard to their creation and purpose. They are believed to have been built around 250 BC by the Hopewell Indians, who were descendants of the Adena Indians, who were known as the &ldquo;Mound Builders.&rdquo; The four components of each mound are the embankment (around its perimeter), the ditch (circular in shape), the platform (in the center and encircled by the ditch), and the gateway (the entrance to the platform). Many theories exist as to why the Hopewell Indians built these mounds. Ranging from astronomical observation to burial, most of the theories have a ceremonial purpose. For example, the Great Mound has dips marking the winter and summer solstices and the spring and fall equinoxes, the gateway of the Circle Mound aligns with the sunrise during the spring and fall equinoxes, the Fomalhaut Mound/Earthwork B aligns with the rise of the Fomalhaut star during the fall equinox, and the Woodland Mound/Earthwork D aligns with the sunset during the winter solstice. These astronomical alignments may have correlated with religious ceremonies. However, the discovery of three tombs within the Great Mound indicates that it may have been used for burial ceremonies. Furthermore, after artifacts were found in the Fiddleback Mound, it was theorized that it may have been used as a trash heap!</p> <p>While the mounds have always been historical and cultural curiosities, as an amusement park, Mounds Park&rsquo;s most popular attraction was its caves. Located in the soft conglomerate rock of the bluffs along the White River, these caves sparked numerous legends, such as being filled with artifacts or running under the mounds, thus attracting many explorers. This almost led to tragedy in the 1920s, when an 11-year-old girl, whose mother ran a concession stand at the amusement park, chose to explore one of the caves on her own. Taking some matches, she crawled into the dark, narrow cave and finally reached a cavern containing the precipice of a seemingly bottomless pit. The oxygen was so thin, all of her matches burned out and she became lost in the darkness, unable to find her way out. A search party was formed and by following her trail of matches and her cries for help, they found her 18 hours later with an Indian arrowhead in her hands. This close call proved how dangerous these caves were, so they were subsequently dynamited and filled in. This action, as well as the closing of the amusement park in 1929 due to the stock market crash and ensuing Great Depression, diverted visitors&rsquo; curiosity to the mounds, and the park became Mounds State Park soon afterward. Although the park&rsquo;s mysterious caves are long gone, the legends surrounding them live on.</p> Adults Fri, 19 May 2017 09:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/19/adults/the-bygone-caves-of-mounds-state-park/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1289&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=apollo+8+kluger&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.18.17/Apollo 8.jpg" alt="Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind&rsquo;s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy&rsquo;s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, <i>Apollo 8 </i>takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut&rsquo;s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over&#8213;after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth&rsquo;s atmosphere following a flight to deep space&#8213;the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=captain+class+walker&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.18.17/Captain Class.jpg" alt="The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams by Sam Waler" width="190" height="289" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams by Sam Walker</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Several years ago, Sam Walker set out to answer one of the most hotly debated questions in sports: What are the greatest teams of all time? He devised a formula, then applied it to thousands of teams from leagues all over the world, from the NBA to the English Premier League to Olympic field hockey. When he was done, he had a list of the sixteen most dominant teams in history. At that point, he became obsessed with another, more complicated question: What did these freak teams have in <i>common</i>?<br /><br /> As Walker dug into their stories, a pattern emerged: Each team had the same type of captain&mdash;a singular leader with an unconventional skill set who drove it to achieve sustained, historic greatness.<br /><br /> Fueled by a lifetime of sports spectating, twenty years of reporting, and a decade of painstaking research, <i>The Captain Class</i> tells the surprising story of what makes teams exceptional. Drawing on original interviews with athletes from two dozen countries, as well as general managers, coaches, executives, and others skilled at building teams, Walker identifies the seven core qualities of this Captain Class&mdash;from extreme doggedness and emotional control to a knack for nonverbal communication to tactical aggression and the courage to stand apart.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=chuck+klosterman+x&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.18.17/Chuck Klosterman X.jpg" alt="Chuck Klosterman X A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century by Chuck Kolsterman" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Chuck Klosterman X A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century by Chuck Kolsterman</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web. His writing spans the realms of culture and sports, while also addressing interpersonal issues, social quandaries, and ethical boundaries. Klosterman has written nine previous books, helped found and establish Grantland, served as the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>&nbsp;Ethicist, worked on film and television productions, and contributed profiles and essays to outlets such as&nbsp;<i>GQ</i>, <i>Esquire</i>,&nbsp;<i>Billboard</i>,<i> The A.V. Club</i>, and&nbsp;<i>The Guardian</i>.<br /><br />Chuck Klosterman's tenth book (aka&nbsp;<i>Chuck Klosterman X</i>) collects his most intriguing of those pieces, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished passages and digressions. Subjects include <i>Breaking Bad</i>, Lou Reed, zombies, KISS, Jimmy Page, Stephen Malkmus, steroids, Mountain Dew, <i>Chinese Democracy</i>, The Beatles, Jonathan Franzen, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Kobe Bryant, Usain Bolt, Eddie Van Halen, Charlie Brown, the Cleveland Browns, and many more cultural figures and pop phenomena.<i>&nbsp;</i>This is a tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=i+am+not+your+negro&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.18.17/I Am Not Your Negro.jpg" alt="I Am Not Your Negro (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>I Am Not Your Negro (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Using the unfinished final manuscript of African-American writer and intellectual James Baldwin, this documentary from director Raoul Peck delves into the legacy of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers, and explores their impact on what it means to be black in America.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=jersey+brothers+freeman&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.18.17/Jersey Brothers.jpg" alt="The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home " width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home </strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The extraordinary, real-life adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II and their mad race to change history&mdash;and save one of their own.<br /><br />They are three brothers, all Navy men, who end up coincidentally and extraordinarily at the epicenter of three of the war&rsquo;s most crucial moments. Bill is picked by Roosevelt to run his first Map Room in Washington. Benny is the gunnery and anti-aircraft officer on the <i>USS Enterprise</i>, one of the only carriers to escape Pearl Harbor and by the end of 1942 the last one left in the Pacific to defend against the Japanese. Barton, the youngest and least distinguished of the three, is shuffled off to the Navy Supply Corps because his mother wants him out of harm&rsquo;s way. But this protection plan backfires when Barton is sent to the Philippines and listed as missing-in-action after a Japanese attack. Now it is up to Bill and Benny to find and rescue him.<br /> <br />Based on ten years of research drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and primary sources including diaries, unpublished memoirs, and letters half-forgotten in basements, <i>The Jersey Brothers</i> is a remarkable story of agony and triumph&mdash;from the home front to Roosevelt&rsquo;s White House, and Pearl Harbor to Midway and Bataan. It is the story, written with intimate, novelistic detail, of an ordinary young man who shows extraordinary courage as the Japanese do everything short of killing him. And it is, above all, a story of brotherly love: of three men finding their loyalty to each other tested under the tortures of war&mdash;and knowing that their success or failure to save their youngest brother will shape their family forever.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=october+mieville&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.18.17/October.jpg" alt="October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Mieville" width="191" height="277" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Mieville</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, China Mi&eacute;ville tells the extraordinary story of this pivotal moment in history.<br /><br /> In February of 1917 Russia was a backwards, autocratic monarchy, mired in an unpopular war; by October, after not one but two revolutions, it had become the world&rsquo;s first workers&rsquo; state, straining to be at the vanguard of global revolution. How did this unimaginable transformation take place?<br /><br /> In a panoramic sweep, stretching from St Petersburg and Moscow to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire, Mi&eacute;ville uncovers the catastrophes, intrigues and inspirations of 1917, in all their passion, drama and strangeness. Intervening in long-standing historical debates, but told with the reader new to the topic especially in mind, here is a breathtaking story of humanity at its greatest and most desperate; of a turning point for civilisation that still resonates loudly today.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item description from All Movie Guide.<br /></span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=apollo+8+kluger&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.18.17/Apollo 8.jpg" alt="Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind&rsquo;s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy&rsquo;s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, <i>Apollo 8 </i>takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut&rsquo;s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over&#8213;after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth&rsquo;s atmosphere following a flight to deep space&#8213;the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=captain+class+walker&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.18.17/Captain Class.jpg" alt="The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams by Sam Waler" width="190" height="289" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams by Sam Walker</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Several years ago, Sam Walker set out to answer one of the most hotly debated questions in sports: What are the greatest teams of all time? He devised a formula, then applied it to thousands of teams from leagues all over the world, from the NBA to the English Premier League to Olympic field hockey. When he was done, he had a list of the sixteen most dominant teams in history. At that point, he became obsessed with another, more complicated question: What did these freak teams have in <i>common</i>?<br /><br /> As Walker dug into their stories, a pattern emerged: Each team had the same type of captain&mdash;a singular leader with an unconventional skill set who drove it to achieve sustained, historic greatness.<br /><br /> Fueled by a lifetime of sports spectating, twenty years of reporting, and a decade of painstaking research, <i>The Captain Class</i> tells the surprising story of what makes teams exceptional. Drawing on original interviews with athletes from two dozen countries, as well as general managers, coaches, executives, and others skilled at building teams, Walker identifies the seven core qualities of this Captain Class&mdash;from extreme doggedness and emotional control to a knack for nonverbal communication to tactical aggression and the courage to stand apart.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=chuck+klosterman+x&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.18.17/Chuck Klosterman X.jpg" alt="Chuck Klosterman X A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century by Chuck Kolsterman" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Chuck Klosterman X A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century by Chuck Kolsterman</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web. His writing spans the realms of culture and sports, while also addressing interpersonal issues, social quandaries, and ethical boundaries. Klosterman has written nine previous books, helped found and establish Grantland, served as the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>&nbsp;Ethicist, worked on film and television productions, and contributed profiles and essays to outlets such as&nbsp;<i>GQ</i>, <i>Esquire</i>,&nbsp;<i>Billboard</i>,<i> The A.V. Club</i>, and&nbsp;<i>The Guardian</i>.<br /><br />Chuck Klosterman's tenth book (aka&nbsp;<i>Chuck Klosterman X</i>) collects his most intriguing of those pieces, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished passages and digressions. Subjects include <i>Breaking Bad</i>, Lou Reed, zombies, KISS, Jimmy Page, Stephen Malkmus, steroids, Mountain Dew, <i>Chinese Democracy</i>, The Beatles, Jonathan Franzen, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Kobe Bryant, Usain Bolt, Eddie Van Halen, Charlie Brown, the Cleveland Browns, and many more cultural figures and pop phenomena.<i>&nbsp;</i>This is a tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=i+am+not+your+negro&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.18.17/I Am Not Your Negro.jpg" alt="I Am Not Your Negro (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>I Am Not Your Negro (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Using the unfinished final manuscript of African-American writer and intellectual James Baldwin, this documentary from director Raoul Peck delves into the legacy of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers, and explores their impact on what it means to be black in America.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=jersey+brothers+freeman&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.18.17/Jersey Brothers.jpg" alt="The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home " width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home </strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The extraordinary, real-life adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II and their mad race to change history&mdash;and save one of their own.<br /><br />They are three brothers, all Navy men, who end up coincidentally and extraordinarily at the epicenter of three of the war&rsquo;s most crucial moments. Bill is picked by Roosevelt to run his first Map Room in Washington. Benny is the gunnery and anti-aircraft officer on the <i>USS Enterprise</i>, one of the only carriers to escape Pearl Harbor and by the end of 1942 the last one left in the Pacific to defend against the Japanese. Barton, the youngest and least distinguished of the three, is shuffled off to the Navy Supply Corps because his mother wants him out of harm&rsquo;s way. But this protection plan backfires when Barton is sent to the Philippines and listed as missing-in-action after a Japanese attack. Now it is up to Bill and Benny to find and rescue him.<br /> <br />Based on ten years of research drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and primary sources including diaries, unpublished memoirs, and letters half-forgotten in basements, <i>The Jersey Brothers</i> is a remarkable story of agony and triumph&mdash;from the home front to Roosevelt&rsquo;s White House, and Pearl Harbor to Midway and Bataan. It is the story, written with intimate, novelistic detail, of an ordinary young man who shows extraordinary courage as the Japanese do everything short of killing him. And it is, above all, a story of brotherly love: of three men finding their loyalty to each other tested under the tortures of war&mdash;and knowing that their success or failure to save their youngest brother will shape their family forever.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=october+mieville&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.18.17/October.jpg" alt="October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Mieville" width="191" height="277" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Mieville</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, China Mi&eacute;ville tells the extraordinary story of this pivotal moment in history.<br /><br /> In February of 1917 Russia was a backwards, autocratic monarchy, mired in an unpopular war; by October, after not one but two revolutions, it had become the world&rsquo;s first workers&rsquo; state, straining to be at the vanguard of global revolution. How did this unimaginable transformation take place?<br /><br /> In a panoramic sweep, stretching from St Petersburg and Moscow to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire, Mi&eacute;ville uncovers the catastrophes, intrigues and inspirations of 1917, in all their passion, drama and strangeness. Intervening in long-standing historical debates, but told with the reader new to the topic especially in mind, here is a breathtaking story of humanity at its greatest and most desperate; of a turning point for civilisation that still resonates loudly today.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item description from All Movie Guide.<br /></span></p> Adults Thu, 18 May 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/18/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1288&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=dog%27s+purpose+lasse&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/Dog's Purpose.jpg" alt="" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">A Dog's Purpose (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lasse Hallstr&ouml;m (The Hundred-Foot Journey) directed this adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron, which follows a dog (voiced by Josh Gad) as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine's existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962. Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, and Juliet Rylance star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=girl+who+knew+too+much+quick&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/Girl Who Knew Too Much.jpg" alt="The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick</h2> When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It&rsquo;s where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool&hellip;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn&rsquo;t resist&mdash;especially since she&rsquo;s just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene&rsquo;s investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. <br /> &nbsp;<br /> Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician&mdash;until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can&rsquo;t let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago&hellip;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> With Oliver&rsquo;s help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past&mdash;always just out of sight&mdash;could drag them both under&hellip;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=gold+mcconaughey+howard&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/Gold!.jpg" alt="" width="190" height="260" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Gold (Rated R)</h2> An American businessman named Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), who has driven his family's mining company into the ground, tries to reverse his fortunes by prospecting for gold in the jungles of Indonesia. With the help of an experienced geologist (Edgar Ramirez), Wells actually manages to unearth a massive gold deposit, but he is soon forced to protect his find from ruthless Wall Street traders. Bryce Dallas Howard co-stars. Directed by Stephen Gaghan, Gold was inspired by a true story.*</td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=into+the+water+hawkins&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/5.13.17/Into%20the%20Water.jpg" alt="Into the Water by Paula Hawkins" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Into the Water by Paula Hawkins</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from&mdash;a place to which she vowed she'd never return.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, <i>The Girl on the Train</i>, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Beware a calm surface&mdash;you never know what lies beneath.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=no+middle+name+lee+child&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/No Middle Name.jpg" alt="No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories by Lee Childe" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories by Lee Child</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>No Middle Name</i> begins with &ldquo;Too Much Time,&rdquo; a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. &ldquo;Small Wars&rdquo; takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia&mdash;and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In &ldquo;Not a Drill,&rdquo; Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side&mdash;and perhaps something far more sinister. &ldquo;High Heat&rdquo; time-hops to 1977, when Reacher is a teenager in sweltering New York City during a sudden blackout that awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Okinawa is the setting of &ldquo;Second Son,&rdquo; which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacher&rsquo;s sharp &ldquo;lizard brain&rdquo; becomes just as important as his muscle. In &ldquo;Deep Down,&rdquo; Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females&mdash;three of whom are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are &ldquo;Guy Walks into a Bar,&rdquo; &ldquo;James Penney&rsquo;s New Identity,&rdquo; &ldquo;Everyone Talks,&rdquo; &ldquo;The Picture of the Lonely Diner,&rdquo; &ldquo;Maybe They Have a Tradition,&rdquo; and &ldquo;No Room at the Motel.&rdquo;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rings+teegarden&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/Rings.jpg" alt="Rings (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Rings (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this third installment in the Ring horror franchise, a young woman tries to save her boyfriend from a haunted video that kills people seven days after they watch it. However, she soon discovers that the video's secrets go far deeper than anyone has ever suspected. Matilda Lutz, Vincent D'Onofrio, Johnny Galecki, Laura Wiggins, Aimee Teegarden, Alex Roe, and Bonnie Morgan star. Directed by F. Javier Gutierrez.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=salesman+farhadi&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/Salesman.jpg" alt="The Salesman (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="257" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Salesman (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">When a couple (Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti) are forced to vacate their collapsing upscale apartment building, a friend offers them a new space to live but doesn't relay that it was formerly inhabited by a prostitute. While home alone at night and taking a shower, the wife is attacked, and has difficulty coping in the aftermath. Amidst all this tumult, the couple rehearse their respective roles in a community production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=since+we+fell+lehane&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/Since We Fell.jpg" alt="Since We Fell by Dennis Lahane" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Since We Fell by Dennis Lahane</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/may-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="34" height="38" />A LibraryReads pick for May 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Since We Fell</em> follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel&rsquo;s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, <em>Since We Fell</em> is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.<br /></span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=dog%27s+purpose+lasse&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/Dog's Purpose.jpg" alt="" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">A Dog's Purpose (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lasse Hallstr&ouml;m (The Hundred-Foot Journey) directed this adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron, which follows a dog (voiced by Josh Gad) as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine's existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962. Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, and Juliet Rylance star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=girl+who+knew+too+much+quick&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/Girl Who Knew Too Much.jpg" alt="The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick</h2> When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It&rsquo;s where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool&hellip;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn&rsquo;t resist&mdash;especially since she&rsquo;s just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene&rsquo;s investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. <br /> &nbsp;<br /> Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician&mdash;until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can&rsquo;t let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago&hellip;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> With Oliver&rsquo;s help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past&mdash;always just out of sight&mdash;could drag them both under&hellip;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=gold+mcconaughey+howard&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/Gold!.jpg" alt="" width="190" height="260" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Gold (Rated R)</h2> An American businessman named Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), who has driven his family's mining company into the ground, tries to reverse his fortunes by prospecting for gold in the jungles of Indonesia. With the help of an experienced geologist (Edgar Ramirez), Wells actually manages to unearth a massive gold deposit, but he is soon forced to protect his find from ruthless Wall Street traders. Bryce Dallas Howard co-stars. Directed by Stephen Gaghan, Gold was inspired by a true story.*</td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=into+the+water+hawkins&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/5.13.17/Into%20the%20Water.jpg" alt="Into the Water by Paula Hawkins" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Into the Water by Paula Hawkins</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from&mdash;a place to which she vowed she'd never return.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, <i>The Girl on the Train</i>, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Beware a calm surface&mdash;you never know what lies beneath.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=no+middle+name+lee+child&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/No Middle Name.jpg" alt="No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories by Lee Childe" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories by Lee Child</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>No Middle Name</i> begins with &ldquo;Too Much Time,&rdquo; a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. &ldquo;Small Wars&rdquo; takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia&mdash;and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In &ldquo;Not a Drill,&rdquo; Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side&mdash;and perhaps something far more sinister. &ldquo;High Heat&rdquo; time-hops to 1977, when Reacher is a teenager in sweltering New York City during a sudden blackout that awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Okinawa is the setting of &ldquo;Second Son,&rdquo; which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacher&rsquo;s sharp &ldquo;lizard brain&rdquo; becomes just as important as his muscle. In &ldquo;Deep Down,&rdquo; Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females&mdash;three of whom are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are &ldquo;Guy Walks into a Bar,&rdquo; &ldquo;James Penney&rsquo;s New Identity,&rdquo; &ldquo;Everyone Talks,&rdquo; &ldquo;The Picture of the Lonely Diner,&rdquo; &ldquo;Maybe They Have a Tradition,&rdquo; and &ldquo;No Room at the Motel.&rdquo;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rings+teegarden&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/Rings.jpg" alt="Rings (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Rings (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this third installment in the Ring horror franchise, a young woman tries to save her boyfriend from a haunted video that kills people seven days after they watch it. However, she soon discovers that the video's secrets go far deeper than anyone has ever suspected. Matilda Lutz, Vincent D'Onofrio, Johnny Galecki, Laura Wiggins, Aimee Teegarden, Alex Roe, and Bonnie Morgan star. Directed by F. Javier Gutierrez.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=salesman+farhadi&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/Salesman.jpg" alt="The Salesman (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="257" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Salesman (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">When a couple (Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti) are forced to vacate their collapsing upscale apartment building, a friend offers them a new space to live but doesn't relay that it was formerly inhabited by a prostitute. While home alone at night and taking a shower, the wife is attacked, and has difficulty coping in the aftermath. Amidst all this tumult, the couple rehearse their respective roles in a community production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=since+we+fell+lehane&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.13.17/Since We Fell.jpg" alt="Since We Fell by Dennis Lahane" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Since We Fell by Dennis Lahane</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/may-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="34" height="38" />A LibraryReads pick for May 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Since We Fell</em> follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel&rsquo;s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, <em>Since We Fell</em> is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.<br /></span></p> Adults Sat, 13 May 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/13/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1284&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+kingpin+bilton&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.5.17/American Kingpin.jpg" alt="American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything&mdash;drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons&mdash;free of the government&rsquo;s watchful eye. <br /> &nbsp;<br /> It wasn&rsquo;t long before the media got wind of the new Web site where anyone&mdash;not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers&mdash;could buy and sell contraband detection-free. Spurred by a public outcry, the federal government launched an epic two-year manhunt for the site&rsquo;s elusive proprietor, with no leads, no witnesses, and no clear jurisdiction. All the investigators knew was that whoever was running the site called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts. <br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Silk Road quickly ballooned into $1.2 billion enterprise, and Ross embraced his new role as kingpin. He enlisted a loyal crew of allies in high and low places, all as addicted to the danger and thrill of running an illegal marketplace as their customers were to the heroin they sold. Through his network he got wind of the target on his back and took drastic steps to protect himself&mdash;including ordering a hit on a former employee. As Ross made plans to disappear forever, the Feds raced against the clock to catch a man they weren&rsquo;t sure even existed, searching for a needle in the haystack of the global Internet.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=tyson+astrophysics+hurry&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.5.17/Astrophysics.jpg" alt="Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson" width="189" height="306" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/may-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="34" height="38" />A LibraryReads pick for May 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There&rsquo;s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, <em>Astrophysics for People in a Hurry</em> will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=cutting+back+leslie+buck&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.5.17/Cutting Back.jpg" alt="Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto by Leslie Buck" width="190" height="294" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto by Leslie Buck</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto.&nbsp;<i>Cutting Back</i>&nbsp;recounts Buck&rsquo;s bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her apprenticeship in Japan, she learns that the best Kyoto gardens look so natural they appear untouched by human hands, even though her crew spends hours meticulously cleaning every pebble in the streams. She is taught how to bring nature&rsquo;s essence into a garden scene, how to design with native plants, and how to subtly direct a visitor through a landscape. But she learns the most important lessons from her fellow gardeners: how to balance strength with grace, seriousness with humor, and technique with heart.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=One+Day+We%27ll+All+Be+Dead+and+None+of+This+Will+Matter&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.5.17/One Day We'll All Be.jpg" alt="One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <i>One Day We&rsquo;ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter</i>, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life. She learned from an early age what made her miserable, and for Scaachi anything can be cause for despair. Whether it&rsquo;s a shopping trip gone awry; enduring awkward conversations with her bikini waxer; overcoming her fear of flying while vacationing halfway around the world; dealing with Internet trolls, or navigating the fears and anxieties of her parents. Alongside these personal stories are pointed observations about life as a woman of color: where every aspect of her appearance is open for critique, derision, or outright scorn; where strict gender rules bind in both Western and Indian cultures, leaving little room for a woman not solely focused on marriage and children to have a career (and a life) for herself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With a sharp eye and biting wit, incomparable rising star and cultural observer Scaachi Koul offers a hilarious, scathing, and honest look at modern life.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=priestdaddy&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.5.17/Priestdaddy.jpg" alt="Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met&mdash;a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates &ldquo;like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972.&rdquo; His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church&rsquo;s country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents&rsquo; rectory, their two worlds collide.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In <i>Priestdaddy</i>, Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence&mdash;from an ill-fated family hunting trip and an abortion clinic sit-in where her father was arrested to her involvement in a cultlike Catholic youth group&mdash;with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents&rsquo; household after a decade of living on their own. Lockwood details her education of a seminarian who is also living at the rectory, tries to explain Catholicism to her husband, who is mystified by its bloodthirstiness and arcane laws, and encounters a mysterious substance on a hotel bed with her mother.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br />Lockwood pivots from the raunchy to the sublime, from the comic to the deeply serious, exploring issues of belief, belonging, and personhood. <i>Priestdaddy</i> is an entertaining, unforgettable portrait of a deeply odd religious upbringing, and how one balances a hard-won identity with the weight of family and tradition.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=radium+girls+kate+moore&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.5.17/Radium Girls.jpg" alt="The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/may-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="34" height="38" />A LibraryReads pick for May 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive &#8213; until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+kingpin+bilton&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.5.17/American Kingpin.jpg" alt="American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything&mdash;drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons&mdash;free of the government&rsquo;s watchful eye. <br /> &nbsp;<br /> It wasn&rsquo;t long before the media got wind of the new Web site where anyone&mdash;not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers&mdash;could buy and sell contraband detection-free. Spurred by a public outcry, the federal government launched an epic two-year manhunt for the site&rsquo;s elusive proprietor, with no leads, no witnesses, and no clear jurisdiction. All the investigators knew was that whoever was running the site called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts. <br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Silk Road quickly ballooned into $1.2 billion enterprise, and Ross embraced his new role as kingpin. He enlisted a loyal crew of allies in high and low places, all as addicted to the danger and thrill of running an illegal marketplace as their customers were to the heroin they sold. Through his network he got wind of the target on his back and took drastic steps to protect himself&mdash;including ordering a hit on a former employee. As Ross made plans to disappear forever, the Feds raced against the clock to catch a man they weren&rsquo;t sure even existed, searching for a needle in the haystack of the global Internet.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=tyson+astrophysics+hurry&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.5.17/Astrophysics.jpg" alt="Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson" width="189" height="306" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/may-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="34" height="38" />A LibraryReads pick for May 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There&rsquo;s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, <em>Astrophysics for People in a Hurry</em> will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=cutting+back+leslie+buck&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.5.17/Cutting Back.jpg" alt="Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto by Leslie Buck" width="190" height="294" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto by Leslie Buck</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto.&nbsp;<i>Cutting Back</i>&nbsp;recounts Buck&rsquo;s bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her apprenticeship in Japan, she learns that the best Kyoto gardens look so natural they appear untouched by human hands, even though her crew spends hours meticulously cleaning every pebble in the streams. She is taught how to bring nature&rsquo;s essence into a garden scene, how to design with native plants, and how to subtly direct a visitor through a landscape. But she learns the most important lessons from her fellow gardeners: how to balance strength with grace, seriousness with humor, and technique with heart.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=One+Day+We%27ll+All+Be+Dead+and+None+of+This+Will+Matter&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.5.17/One Day We'll All Be.jpg" alt="One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <i>One Day We&rsquo;ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter</i>, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life. She learned from an early age what made her miserable, and for Scaachi anything can be cause for despair. Whether it&rsquo;s a shopping trip gone awry; enduring awkward conversations with her bikini waxer; overcoming her fear of flying while vacationing halfway around the world; dealing with Internet trolls, or navigating the fears and anxieties of her parents. Alongside these personal stories are pointed observations about life as a woman of color: where every aspect of her appearance is open for critique, derision, or outright scorn; where strict gender rules bind in both Western and Indian cultures, leaving little room for a woman not solely focused on marriage and children to have a career (and a life) for herself.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With a sharp eye and biting wit, incomparable rising star and cultural observer Scaachi Koul offers a hilarious, scathing, and honest look at modern life.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=priestdaddy&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.5.17/Priestdaddy.jpg" alt="Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met&mdash;a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates &ldquo;like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972.&rdquo; His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church&rsquo;s country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents&rsquo; rectory, their two worlds collide.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In <i>Priestdaddy</i>, Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence&mdash;from an ill-fated family hunting trip and an abortion clinic sit-in where her father was arrested to her involvement in a cultlike Catholic youth group&mdash;with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents&rsquo; household after a decade of living on their own. Lockwood details her education of a seminarian who is also living at the rectory, tries to explain Catholicism to her husband, who is mystified by its bloodthirstiness and arcane laws, and encounters a mysterious substance on a hotel bed with her mother.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br />Lockwood pivots from the raunchy to the sublime, from the comic to the deeply serious, exploring issues of belief, belonging, and personhood. <i>Priestdaddy</i> is an entertaining, unforgettable portrait of a deeply odd religious upbringing, and how one balances a hard-won identity with the weight of family and tradition.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=radium+girls+kate+moore&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/5.5.17/Radium Girls.jpg" alt="The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/may-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="34" height="38" />A LibraryReads pick for May 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive &#8213; until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span></p> Adults Fri, 05 May 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/05/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1238&category=Adults New Tabletop Games <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new tabletop game arrivals (May 2017). Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <p><span class="paragraph">Or, </span><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qf=ITYPE%09Collection%091%3ATG%09Tabletop+Games&amp;qf=LIBRARY%09Library%091%3AA%09Main+Library&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;st=TL" target="_blank">browse our entire tabletop game collection</a><span class="paragraph">.</span></p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=happy+salmon&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><strong><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/4.10.17/Happy Salmon Bag.png" alt="" width="230" height="155" /></strong></a></h2> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Happy Salmon</strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 6+ | 3-6 players | 5 min</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Happy Salmon</em> is a simple, ultra-fast, very silly card game.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There are no turns. Players call out the action shown on their cards as fast as they can. When two players have a match, they celebrate by performing the action. Actions include the classic "High 5," the unifying "Pound It," the frantic "Switcheroo," and the delightful and bizarre "Happy Salmon." Each time a player celebrates a match, they quickly discard a card. The first person to get rid of all their cards wins.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The "FIN-tastically" unique and cute fish pouch makes <em>Happy Salmon</em> perfect to take to camp, vacation, or if you are just traveling upstream.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=karuba&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/4.10.17/Karuba Box.jpg" alt="" width="230" height="325" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Karuba<br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 8+ | 2-4 players | 30-40 min</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Many moons have come and gone since your boats departed on the journey to Karuba. Once you arrive on the island, each player will lead an expedition team of four adventurers. Now you just have to navigate your way through the dense jungle to make it to the temples. "Just" may be something of an understatement; the ancient jungle trails have to be found and uncovered first! Hurry up and be the first to reach the temples to collect the most valuable treasures. Many paths have dead ends and you need to be patient to find the right/best way (through the jungle). Look! A gold nugget! You can pick it up and collect it; the same applies to the shiny crystals along the paths.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=between+two+cities&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/4.10.17/Between Two Cities Box.jpg" alt="" width="230" height="289" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Between Two Cities<br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 8+ | 1-7 players | 25 min</strong></p> <div class="expandable-body"> <article class="game-description-body"> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Between Two Cities</em> is a partnership-driven tile-drafting game in which each tile represents part of a city: factory, shop, park, landmarks, etc. You work with the player on your left to design the heart of one city, and with the player on your right to design the heart of another city. On each turn you select two tiles from hand, reveal them, then work with your partners separately to place one of those tiles into each of your two cities before passing the remaining hand of tiles around the table.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the end of the game, each city is scored for its livability. Your final score is the lower of the livability scores of the two cities you helped design. To win, you have to share your attention and your devotion between two cities. The player with the highest final score wins the game.</p> &nbsp;</div> </article> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=citadels&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/4.10.17/Citadels Box.jpg" alt="" width="230" height="230" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Citadels</strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 10+ | 2-8 players | 30-60 min</strong></p> <div class="expandable-body"> <article class="game-description-body"> <div style="text-align: justify;">In <em>Citadels</em>, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects their eighth building. Players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The 2016 edition of <em>Citadels</em> includes twenty-seven characters&mdash;eight from the original <em>Citadels</em>, ten from the <em>Dark City</em> expansion, and nine new ones&mdash;along with thirty unique building districts, and the rulebook includes six preset lists of characters and districts beyond the starter list, each crafted to encourage a different style and intensity of gameplay.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> </article> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=flash+point+fire+rescue&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/4.10.17/Flash Point Fire Rescue Box.jpg" alt="" width="230" height="318" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Flash Point Fire Rescue<br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 10+ | 2-6 players | 45 min</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Flash Point: Fire Rescue</em> is a cooperative game of fire rescue. The call comes in... "911, what is your emergency?" On the other end is a panicked response of "FIRE!" Moments later you don the protective suits that will keep you alive, gather your equipment and rush to the scene of a blazing inferno. The team has only seconds to assess the situation and devise a plan of attack&ndash;-then you spring into action like the trained professionals that you are. You must face your fears, never give up, and above all else work as a team because the fire is raging, the building is threatening to collapse, and lives are in danger.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You must succeed. You are the brave men and women of fire rescue; people are depending on you. This is what you do every day.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=legendary+inventors&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/4.10.17/Legendary Inventors Box.jpg" alt="" width="230" height="248" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Legendary Inventors<br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 10+ | 2-5 players | 30-40 min</strong></p> <div class="expandable-body"> <article class="game-description-body"> <div style="text-align: justify;">Lead a team of history's greatest minds to glory in <em>Legendary Inventors</em>, a game in which players each captain a group of four inventors working to bring their knowledge to life by creating useful objects to improve the world. Compete against rival teams to patent inventions and work to improve the knowledge of your inventors.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The game takes place over three ages, with each age representing a different period of technological advancement and those inventions becoming more complex in each subsequent age. As soon as all but two inventions in an age are complete, that age ends and a new one begins. After the third age, the team of inventors with the most victory points wins!</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> </article> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from<a href="https://boardgamegeek.com/" target="_blank"> BoardGameGeek.com</a> except where noted.<br /></span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new tabletop game arrivals (May 2017). Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <p><span class="paragraph">Or, </span><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qf=ITYPE%09Collection%091%3ATG%09Tabletop+Games&amp;qf=LIBRARY%09Library%091%3AA%09Main+Library&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;st=TL" target="_blank">browse our entire tabletop game collection</a><span class="paragraph">.</span></p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=happy+salmon&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><strong><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/4.10.17/Happy Salmon Bag.png" alt="" width="230" height="155" /></strong></a></h2> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Happy Salmon</strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 6+ | 3-6 players | 5 min</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Happy Salmon</em> is a simple, ultra-fast, very silly card game.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There are no turns. Players call out the action shown on their cards as fast as they can. When two players have a match, they celebrate by performing the action. Actions include the classic "High 5," the unifying "Pound It," the frantic "Switcheroo," and the delightful and bizarre "Happy Salmon." Each time a player celebrates a match, they quickly discard a card. The first person to get rid of all their cards wins.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The "FIN-tastically" unique and cute fish pouch makes <em>Happy Salmon</em> perfect to take to camp, vacation, or if you are just traveling upstream.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=karuba&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/4.10.17/Karuba Box.jpg" alt="" width="230" height="325" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Karuba<br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 8+ | 2-4 players | 30-40 min</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Many moons have come and gone since your boats departed on the journey to Karuba. Once you arrive on the island, each player will lead an expedition team of four adventurers. Now you just have to navigate your way through the dense jungle to make it to the temples. "Just" may be something of an understatement; the ancient jungle trails have to be found and uncovered first! Hurry up and be the first to reach the temples to collect the most valuable treasures. Many paths have dead ends and you need to be patient to find the right/best way (through the jungle). Look! A gold nugget! You can pick it up and collect it; the same applies to the shiny crystals along the paths.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=between+two+cities&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/4.10.17/Between Two Cities Box.jpg" alt="" width="230" height="289" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Between Two Cities<br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 8+ | 1-7 players | 25 min</strong></p> <div class="expandable-body"> <article class="game-description-body"> <div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Between Two Cities</em> is a partnership-driven tile-drafting game in which each tile represents part of a city: factory, shop, park, landmarks, etc. You work with the player on your left to design the heart of one city, and with the player on your right to design the heart of another city. On each turn you select two tiles from hand, reveal them, then work with your partners separately to place one of those tiles into each of your two cities before passing the remaining hand of tiles around the table.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the end of the game, each city is scored for its livability. Your final score is the lower of the livability scores of the two cities you helped design. To win, you have to share your attention and your devotion between two cities. The player with the highest final score wins the game.</p> &nbsp;</div> </article> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=citadels&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/4.10.17/Citadels Box.jpg" alt="" width="230" height="230" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Citadels</strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 10+ | 2-8 players | 30-60 min</strong></p> <div class="expandable-body"> <article class="game-description-body"> <div style="text-align: justify;">In <em>Citadels</em>, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects their eighth building. Players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The 2016 edition of <em>Citadels</em> includes twenty-seven characters&mdash;eight from the original <em>Citadels</em>, ten from the <em>Dark City</em> expansion, and nine new ones&mdash;along with thirty unique building districts, and the rulebook includes six preset lists of characters and districts beyond the starter list, each crafted to encourage a different style and intensity of gameplay.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> </article> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=flash+point+fire+rescue&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/4.10.17/Flash Point Fire Rescue Box.jpg" alt="" width="230" height="318" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Flash Point Fire Rescue<br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 10+ | 2-6 players | 45 min</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Flash Point: Fire Rescue</em> is a cooperative game of fire rescue. The call comes in... "911, what is your emergency?" On the other end is a panicked response of "FIRE!" Moments later you don the protective suits that will keep you alive, gather your equipment and rush to the scene of a blazing inferno. The team has only seconds to assess the situation and devise a plan of attack&ndash;-then you spring into action like the trained professionals that you are. You must face your fears, never give up, and above all else work as a team because the fire is raging, the building is threatening to collapse, and lives are in danger.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You must succeed. You are the brave men and women of fire rescue; people are depending on you. This is what you do every day.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=legendary+inventors&amp;te=&amp;lm=GAMES&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Games/4.10.17/Legendary Inventors Box.jpg" alt="" width="230" height="248" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Legendary Inventors<br /></strong></h2> <p><strong>Ages 10+ | 2-5 players | 30-40 min</strong></p> <div class="expandable-body"> <article class="game-description-body"> <div style="text-align: justify;">Lead a team of history's greatest minds to glory in <em>Legendary Inventors</em>, a game in which players each captain a group of four inventors working to bring their knowledge to life by creating useful objects to improve the world. Compete against rival teams to patent inventions and work to improve the knowledge of your inventors.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The game takes place over three ages, with each age representing a different period of technological advancement and those inventions becoming more complex in each subsequent age. As soon as all but two inventions in an age are complete, that age ends and a new one begins. After the third age, the team of inventors with the most victory points wins!</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> </article> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from<a href="https://boardgamegeek.com/" target="_blank"> BoardGameGeek.com</a> except where noted.<br /></span></p> Adults Thu, 04 May 2017 10:44:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/04/adults/new-tabletop-games/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1280&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=strout+anything+is+possible&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Anything Is Possible.jpg" alt="Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout" width="190" height="281" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recalling <i>Olive Kitteridge</i> in its richness, structure, and complexity, <i>Anything Is Possible</i> explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.<br /><br /> Here are<i>&nbsp;</i>two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother&rsquo;s happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of <i>My Name Is Lucy Barton,</i> the author&rsquo;s celebrated <i>New York Times </i>bestseller) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence.<br /><br /> Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, <i>Anything Is Possible</i> again underscores Elizabeth Strout&rsquo;s place as one of America&rsquo;s most respected and cherished authors.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=founder+keaton&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Founder2.jpg" alt="" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Founder (Rated PG-13)<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This biopic of businessman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) chronicles his work transforming McDonald's from a small burger chain in 1950s California to a global franchise. Along the way, he wrests control of the company from its actual founders, the McDonald brothers (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch), who believe that Kroc's business decisions are stripping the restaurant of its heart and soul. Linda Cardellini, Laura Dern, B.J. Novak, and Patrick Wilson co-star. *</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hidden+figures+hinson&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Hidden Figures.jpg" alt="Hidden Figures (Rated PG)" width="190" height="263" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Hidden Figures (Rated PG)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Three female African-American mathematicians (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia L. Spencer, and Janelle Monae) provide crucial calculations for NASA's space race against the Soviets, all while dealing with the racist and sexist assumptions of their white co-workers. Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons co-star in this adaptation of the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. *</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=la+la+land+chazelle&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/La La Land.jpg" alt="La La Land (Rated PG-13)" width="191" height="252" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>La La Land (Rated PG-13)<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and aspiring jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) begin a whirlwind romance as they both pursue their dreams in Los Angeles. However, their blossoming relationship is challenged when their careers pull them in different directions. Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) wrote and directed this musical love story, which co-stars John Legend, J.K. Simmons, and Rosemarie DeWitt.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=lion+kidman+rooney+mara&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Lion.jpg" alt="Lion (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Lion (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this adaptation of the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, a five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after he gets lost in Calcutta. Years later, he struggles with his memories of his birth family, and decides to begin a search for them. Dev Patel stars as the adult Brierley in this drama directed by Garth Davis. Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, and Rooney Mara co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=paterson+adam+driver&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Paterson.jpg" alt="Paterson (Rated R)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Paterson (Rated R)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A week in the life of Paterson (Adam Driver), a city bus driver in Paterson, NJ, as he balances the demands of his working-class job with his passion for poetry and the creative yearnings of his stay-at-home wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani). Jim Jarmusch wrote and directed this meditative, slice-of-life dramedy.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=shadow+land+kostova&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Shadow Land.jpg" alt="The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova" width="190" height="281" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi&mdash;and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: <i>Stoyan Lazarov.</i> Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes.<br /><br /> As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by political oppression&mdash;and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger.<br /><br />Elizabeth Kostova&rsquo;s new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=skullsworn&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Skullsworn.jpg" alt="Skullsworn (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne) by Brian Staveley" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Skullsworn (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne) by Brian Staveley</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer&#8213;she is a priestess. At least, she <i>will</i> be once she passes her final trial.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The problem isn&rsquo;t the killing. The problem, rather, is love. For to complete her trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the seven people enumerated in an ancient song, including &ldquo;the one who made your mind and body sing with love / who will not come again.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pyrre isn&rsquo;t sure she&rsquo;s ever been in love. And if she fails to find someone who can draw such passion from her, or fails to kill that someone, her order will give her to their god, the God of Death. Pyrre&rsquo;s not afraid to die, but she hates to fail, and so, as her trial is set to begin, she returns to the city of her birth in the hope of finding love . . . and ending it on the edge of her sword.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=stars+are+fire+anita+shreve&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/4.27.17/Stars%20Are%20Fire.jpg" alt="The Stars Are Fire by Anita Schreve" width="190" height="282" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort. The women spend the night frantically protecting their children, and in the morning find their lives forever changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting news of their husbands' fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. In the midst of this devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms--joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain--and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens--and Grace's bravery is tested as never before.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=void+star+mason&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Void Star.jpg" alt="Void Star by Zachary Mason" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Void Star by Zachary Mason</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Not far in the future the seas have risen and the central latitudes are emptying, but it&rsquo;s still a good time to be rich in San Francisco, where weapons drones patrol the skies to keep out the multitudinous poor. Irina isn&rsquo;t rich, not quite, but she does have an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs, which are complex to the point of opacity. It&rsquo;s a good gig, paying enough for the annual visits to the Mayo Clinic that keep her from aging.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kern has no such access; he&rsquo;s one of the many refugees in the sprawling drone-built favelas on the city&rsquo;s periphery, where he lives like a monk, training relentlessly in martial arts, scraping by as a thief and an enforcer. Thales is from a different world entirely&#8213;the mathematically inclined scion of a Brazilian political clan, he&rsquo;s fled to L.A. after the attack that left him crippled and his father dead.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A ragged stranger accosts Thales and demands to know how much he can remember. Kern flees for his life after robbing the wrong mark. Irina finds a secret in the reflection of a laptop&rsquo;s screen in her employer&rsquo;s eyeglasses. None are safe as they&rsquo;re pushed together by subtle forces that stay just out of sight.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.*Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.<br /></span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=strout+anything+is+possible&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Anything Is Possible.jpg" alt="Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout" width="190" height="281" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recalling <i>Olive Kitteridge</i> in its richness, structure, and complexity, <i>Anything Is Possible</i> explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.<br /><br /> Here are<i>&nbsp;</i>two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother&rsquo;s happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of <i>My Name Is Lucy Barton,</i> the author&rsquo;s celebrated <i>New York Times </i>bestseller) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence.<br /><br /> Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, <i>Anything Is Possible</i> again underscores Elizabeth Strout&rsquo;s place as one of America&rsquo;s most respected and cherished authors.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=founder+keaton&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Founder2.jpg" alt="" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Founder (Rated PG-13)<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This biopic of businessman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) chronicles his work transforming McDonald's from a small burger chain in 1950s California to a global franchise. Along the way, he wrests control of the company from its actual founders, the McDonald brothers (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch), who believe that Kroc's business decisions are stripping the restaurant of its heart and soul. Linda Cardellini, Laura Dern, B.J. Novak, and Patrick Wilson co-star. *</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hidden+figures+hinson&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Hidden Figures.jpg" alt="Hidden Figures (Rated PG)" width="190" height="263" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Hidden Figures (Rated PG)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Three female African-American mathematicians (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia L. Spencer, and Janelle Monae) provide crucial calculations for NASA's space race against the Soviets, all while dealing with the racist and sexist assumptions of their white co-workers. Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons co-star in this adaptation of the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. *</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=la+la+land+chazelle&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/La La Land.jpg" alt="La La Land (Rated PG-13)" width="191" height="252" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>La La Land (Rated PG-13)<br /></strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and aspiring jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) begin a whirlwind romance as they both pursue their dreams in Los Angeles. However, their blossoming relationship is challenged when their careers pull them in different directions. Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) wrote and directed this musical love story, which co-stars John Legend, J.K. Simmons, and Rosemarie DeWitt.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=lion+kidman+rooney+mara&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Lion.jpg" alt="Lion (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Lion (Rated PG-13)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this adaptation of the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, a five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after he gets lost in Calcutta. Years later, he struggles with his memories of his birth family, and decides to begin a search for them. Dev Patel stars as the adult Brierley in this drama directed by Garth Davis. Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, and Rooney Mara co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=paterson+adam+driver&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Paterson.jpg" alt="Paterson (Rated R)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Paterson (Rated R)</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A week in the life of Paterson (Adam Driver), a city bus driver in Paterson, NJ, as he balances the demands of his working-class job with his passion for poetry and the creative yearnings of his stay-at-home wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani). Jim Jarmusch wrote and directed this meditative, slice-of-life dramedy.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=shadow+land+kostova&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Shadow Land.jpg" alt="The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova" width="190" height="281" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi&mdash;and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: <i>Stoyan Lazarov.</i> Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes.<br /><br /> As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by political oppression&mdash;and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger.<br /><br />Elizabeth Kostova&rsquo;s new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=skullsworn&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Skullsworn.jpg" alt="Skullsworn (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne) by Brian Staveley" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Skullsworn (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne) by Brian Staveley</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer&#8213;she is a priestess. At least, she <i>will</i> be once she passes her final trial.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The problem isn&rsquo;t the killing. The problem, rather, is love. For to complete her trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the seven people enumerated in an ancient song, including &ldquo;the one who made your mind and body sing with love / who will not come again.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pyrre isn&rsquo;t sure she&rsquo;s ever been in love. And if she fails to find someone who can draw such passion from her, or fails to kill that someone, her order will give her to their god, the God of Death. Pyrre&rsquo;s not afraid to die, but she hates to fail, and so, as her trial is set to begin, she returns to the city of her birth in the hope of finding love . . . and ending it on the edge of her sword.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=stars+are+fire+anita+shreve&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/4.27.17/Stars%20Are%20Fire.jpg" alt="The Stars Are Fire by Anita Schreve" width="190" height="282" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort. The women spend the night frantically protecting their children, and in the morning find their lives forever changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting news of their husbands' fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. In the midst of this devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms--joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain--and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens--and Grace's bravery is tested as never before.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=void+star+mason&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.27.17/Void Star.jpg" alt="Void Star by Zachary Mason" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>Void Star by Zachary Mason</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Not far in the future the seas have risen and the central latitudes are emptying, but it&rsquo;s still a good time to be rich in San Francisco, where weapons drones patrol the skies to keep out the multitudinous poor. Irina isn&rsquo;t rich, not quite, but she does have an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs, which are complex to the point of opacity. It&rsquo;s a good gig, paying enough for the annual visits to the Mayo Clinic that keep her from aging.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kern has no such access; he&rsquo;s one of the many refugees in the sprawling drone-built favelas on the city&rsquo;s periphery, where he lives like a monk, training relentlessly in martial arts, scraping by as a thief and an enforcer. Thales is from a different world entirely&#8213;the mathematically inclined scion of a Brazilian political clan, he&rsquo;s fled to L.A. after the attack that left him crippled and his father dead.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A ragged stranger accosts Thales and demands to know how much he can remember. Kern flees for his life after robbing the wrong mark. Irina finds a secret in the reflection of a laptop&rsquo;s screen in her employer&rsquo;s eyeglasses. None are safe as they&rsquo;re pushed together by subtle forces that stay just out of sight.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.*Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.<br /></span></p> Adults Mon, 01 May 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/01/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1282&category=Adults Military Records and Genealogy Military records are integral to researching genealogy. They contain a myriad of details about any ancestor who served in any military branch. However, accessing them can have restrictions. Indiana Room librarian Bill Hartley will discuss the information military records can provide, which military records are readily available, and the channels to pursue to find additional military records. <p>Military records are integral to researching genealogy. They contain a myriad of details about any ancestor who served in any military branch. However, accessing them can have restrictions. Indiana Room librarian Bill Hartley will discuss the information military records can provide, which military records are readily available, and the channels to pursue to find additional military records.</p> Adults Mon, 01 May 2017 09:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/01/adults/military-records-and-genealogy/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1283&category=Adults The Complete History of Anderson-Built Automobiles The city of Anderson played a major role in the history of the American automobile industry--and not just in regard to General Motors subsidiaries Delco-Remy and Guide Lamp. In fact, numerous automobiles were manufactured in Anderson, the majority of which are long since forgotten. Listen as John L. Rupp of the Center for Automotive History discusses the cars produced in Anderson during the automotive boom. <p>The city of Anderson played a major role in the history of the American automobile industry--and not just in regard to General Motors subsidiaries Delco-Remy and Guide Lamp. In fact, numerous automobiles were manufactured in Anderson, the majority of which are long since forgotten. Listen as John L. Rupp of the Center for Automotive History discusses the cars produced in Anderson during the automotive boom.</p> Adults Mon, 01 May 2017 09:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/01/adults/the-complete-history-of-anderson-built-automobiles/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1281&category=Adults Anderson High School - Hither and Yon <p class="paragraph border right">&nbsp;</p> <p class="border right">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The story of Anderson High School stretches back to the middle of the nineteenth century.&nbsp; It starts with the second school house in Anderson, a frame building erected at the corner of Twelfth Street and Main Street.&nbsp; This building served as the county seminary, high school and kindergarten combined.&nbsp; It was replaced in 1846 by a brick building at the same location which was known as Main Street School.&nbsp; In 1856 a fire destroyed the building and it was quickly rebuilt.&nbsp; It was in this building that the high school was organized in 1873.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1888 the prior incarnation of the Main St<img class="border left" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/mainstreetsch%20001.jpg" alt="" width="256" height="170" align="left" hspace="10" />reet School was torn down to be replaced with another building.&nbsp; During construction classes were held in churches, private homes and the opera house, but no acceptable alternative was found and there was no class of 1888.&nbsp; Eleven students who would have graduated in 1888 graduated instead with the class of 1889.&nbsp; This new building was the home of the high school from 1888 through 1890.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<img class="border" style="float: right;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/CD1906%20001.jpg" alt="" width="287" height="227" align="right" hspace="10" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The&nbsp; newly built Lincoln school, at the corner of Twelfth Street and Lincoln Street became the home of Anderson&rsquo;s High School in 1891, which shared it with a grammar school.&nbsp; The first dedicated high school building, erected next door to the Lincoln School, was opened in 1898.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1910 Manual Arts and Domestic Sciences Building was completed on Lincoln Street,between Thirteenth and Fourteen Streets. The bu<img class="border left" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/postcard%2012016.jpg" alt="" width="303" height="183" align="left" />ilding housed the practical training classes, an auditorium, a gym and a swimming pool.&nbsp; This building was almost lost to fire in 1913, but actions of a brave, if fool-hardy, janitor limited the damage. In 1925 a gymnasium was added and an annex in 1937.&nbsp; Fire struck again in 1958 and destroyed the gymnasium. To replace it the Wigwam, the second largest high school basketball arena in the U.S. and a beloved cultural icon, was built.&nbsp; It opened in 1961.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img class="border right" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana Room/064.jpg" alt="" width="341" height="216" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1977, the City Planning Commission approved an expansion of Anderson High School to extend over the original 1890 school site. The expansion demanded the closure of West Thirteenth Street from Lincoln to John Streets. The expanded building was dedicated on November 11, 1979. The renovation located all classes under one roof and included an 840-seat auditorium.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Area population growth caused the creation of two other public high schools.&nbsp; Highland, on Rangeline Road and East Cross Street, opened in 1955 and Madison Heights, on Madison Avenue near Fifty-third Street, opened in 1956.&nbsp; These were originally township schools and were added to the Anderson School Corporation as the result of the implementation of Indiana&rsquo;s School Corporation Reorganization Act of 1959.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the mid-1990's, faced with a shrinking school population and deteriorating school buildings, the Anderson Community Schools decided to close one of its three high schools. It was decided to close Madison Heights High School and move Anderson High School to the old Madison Heights facility. At the end of the 1997 school year, the Anderson High School building was closed. The Wigwam continued to be the Anderson High School gymnasium until 2011.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On June 25, 1999, fire swept through the old Anderson High School building, destroying the upper stories. The<img class="border right" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana Room/fire6.jpg" alt="" width="295" height="283" /> Wigwam suffered only minimal damage and was saved from the conflagration. The origin of the fire has never been determined and the remains of the building were demolished.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Continuing budget problems prompted a major reorganization of the schools in the school system.&nbsp; In 2010 Highland High School became Highland Middle School, and Anderson High School once again became the sole high school in Anderson.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="left border" style="text-align: justify;"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana Room/ahs2006.jpg" alt="" width="293" height="220" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h6 class="border center" style="text-align: left;">Picture Credits:&nbsp; Main Street School - Postcard, Anderson News Co., Anderson Indiana, no date.; High School and Lincoln Buildings, Anderson Directory Company's Anderson and Madison County (Indiana) Directory, 1906-1907, Volume one, page 65.; Manual Arts and Science Building - Postcard, H.H. Hamm, published by M.E. Hamm, Toledo, Ohio, no date; Wigwam - Photographer unknown, image from Anderson Public Library collection. &nbsp; Anderson High School fire, members.tripod.com/kinser_11/ahsfire-2.htm, accessed April 28, 2017; Welcome to AHS Home of the Indians, posted by Cheryl Palmer on the If You Grew Up in Anderson facebook group page, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1221526191244875&amp;set=g.249146618437655&amp;type=1&amp;theateraccessed April 28, 2017.</h6> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; <p class="paragraph border right">&nbsp;</p> <p class="border right">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The story of Anderson High School stretches back to the middle of the nineteenth century.&nbsp; It starts with the second school house in Anderson, a frame building erected at the corner of Twelfth Street and Main Street.&nbsp; This building served as the county seminary, high school and kindergarten combined.&nbsp; It was replaced in 1846 by a brick building at the same location which was known as Main Street School.&nbsp; In 1856 a fire destroyed the building and it was quickly rebuilt.&nbsp; It was in this building that the high school was organized in 1873.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1888 the prior incarnation of the Main St<img class="border left" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/mainstreetsch%20001.jpg" alt="" width="256" height="170" align="left" hspace="10" />reet School was torn down to be replaced with another building.&nbsp; During construction classes were held in churches, private homes and the opera house, but no acceptable alternative was found and there was no class of 1888.&nbsp; Eleven students who would have graduated in 1888 graduated instead with the class of 1889.&nbsp; This new building was the home of the high school from 1888 through 1890.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<img class="border" style="float: right;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/CD1906%20001.jpg" alt="" width="287" height="227" align="right" hspace="10" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The&nbsp; newly built Lincoln school, at the corner of Twelfth Street and Lincoln Street became the home of Anderson&rsquo;s High School in 1891, which shared it with a grammar school.&nbsp; The first dedicated high school building, erected next door to the Lincoln School, was opened in 1898.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1910 Manual Arts and Domestic Sciences Building was completed on Lincoln Street,between Thirteenth and Fourteen Streets. The bu<img class="border left" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/postcard%2012016.jpg" alt="" width="303" height="183" align="left" />ilding housed the practical training classes, an auditorium, a gym and a swimming pool.&nbsp; This building was almost lost to fire in 1913, but actions of a brave, if fool-hardy, janitor limited the damage. In 1925 a gymnasium was added and an annex in 1937.&nbsp; Fire struck again in 1958 and destroyed the gymnasium. To replace it the Wigwam, the second largest high school basketball arena in the U.S. and a beloved cultural icon, was built.&nbsp; It opened in 1961.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img class="border right" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana Room/064.jpg" alt="" width="341" height="216" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1977, the City Planning Commission approved an expansion of Anderson High School to extend over the original 1890 school site. The expansion demanded the closure of West Thirteenth Street from Lincoln to John Streets. The expanded building was dedicated on November 11, 1979. The renovation located all classes under one roof and included an 840-seat auditorium.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Area population growth caused the creation of two other public high schools.&nbsp; Highland, on Rangeline Road and East Cross Street, opened in 1955 and Madison Heights, on Madison Avenue near Fifty-third Street, opened in 1956.&nbsp; These were originally township schools and were added to the Anderson School Corporation as the result of the implementation of Indiana&rsquo;s School Corporation Reorganization Act of 1959.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the mid-1990's, faced with a shrinking school population and deteriorating school buildings, the Anderson Community Schools decided to close one of its three high schools. It was decided to close Madison Heights High School and move Anderson High School to the old Madison Heights facility. At the end of the 1997 school year, the Anderson High School building was closed. The Wigwam continued to be the Anderson High School gymnasium until 2011.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On June 25, 1999, fire swept through the old Anderson High School building, destroying the upper stories. The<img class="border right" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana Room/fire6.jpg" alt="" width="295" height="283" /> Wigwam suffered only minimal damage and was saved from the conflagration. The origin of the fire has never been determined and the remains of the building were demolished.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Continuing budget problems prompted a major reorganization of the schools in the school system.&nbsp; In 2010 Highland High School became Highland Middle School, and Anderson High School once again became the sole high school in Anderson.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="left border" style="text-align: justify;"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana Room/ahs2006.jpg" alt="" width="293" height="220" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h6 class="border center" style="text-align: left;">Picture Credits:&nbsp; Main Street School - Postcard, Anderson News Co., Anderson Indiana, no date.; High School and Lincoln Buildings, Anderson Directory Company's Anderson and Madison County (Indiana) Directory, 1906-1907, Volume one, page 65.; Manual Arts and Science Building - Postcard, H.H. Hamm, published by M.E. Hamm, Toledo, Ohio, no date; Wigwam - Photographer unknown, image from Anderson Public Library collection. &nbsp; Anderson High School fire, members.tripod.com/kinser_11/ahsfire-2.htm, accessed April 28, 2017; Welcome to AHS Home of the Indians, posted by Cheryl Palmer on the If You Grew Up in Anderson facebook group page, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1221526191244875&amp;set=g.249146618437655&amp;type=1&amp;theateraccessed April 28, 2017.</h6> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Adults Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/30/adults/anderson-high-school-hither-and-yon/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1261&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+sickness+rosenthal&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/American Sickness.jpg" alt="An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back by Elisabeth Rosenthal" width="190" height="289" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back by Elisabeth Rosenthal</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare. Our politicians have proven themselves either unwilling or incapable of reining in the increasingly outrageous costs faced by patients, and market-based solutions only seem to funnel larger and larger sums of our money into the hands of corporations. Impossibly high insurance premiums and inexplicably large bills have become facts of life; fatalism has set in. Very quickly Americans have been made to accept paying more for less. How did things get so bad so fast? <br /><br />Breaking down this monolithic business into the individual industries&mdash;the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, and drug manufacturers&mdash;that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal exposes the recent evolution of American medicine as never before. How did healthcare, the caring endeavor, become healthcare, the highly profitable industry? Hospital systems, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Patients receive bills in code, from entrepreneurial doctors they never even saw.&nbsp;<br /><br />The system is in tatters, but we can fight back.&nbsp;Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms, she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. In clear and practical terms, she spells out exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship and to hospital C-suites, explaining step-by-step the workings of a system badly lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate the maze that is American healthcare and also to demand far-reaching reform.&nbsp;<i>An American Sickness</i> is the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+spirit+mccullough&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/American Spirit.jpg" alt="The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough" width="190" height="283" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States&mdash;winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others&mdash;that reminds us of fundamental American principles.<br /><br />Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, at a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics that are particularly American. <i>The American Spirit</i> reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe, regardless of which region we live in, which political party we identify with, or our ethnic background. This is a book about America for all Americans that reminds us who we are and helps to guide us as we find our way forward.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=The+Financial+Diaries%3A+How+American+Families+Cope+in+a+World+of+Uncertainty&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/Financial Diaries.jpg" alt="The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider " width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider&nbsp;</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity, even for many families who seem to be doing everything right, this ideal is still out of reach.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <i>The Financial Diaries</i>, Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider draw on the groundbreaking U.S. Financial Diaries, which follow the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year. Through the Diaries, Morduch and Schneider challenge popular assumptions about how Americans earn, spend, borrow, and save--and they identify the true causes of distress and inequality for many working Americans.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We meet real people, ranging from a casino dealer to a street vendor to a tax preparer, who open up their lives and illustrate a world of financial uncertainty in which even limited financial success requires imaginative--and often costly--coping strategies. Morduch and Schneider detail what families are doing to help themselves and describe new policies and technologies that will improve stability for those who need it most.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Combining hard facts with personal stories, <i>The Financial Diaries </i>presents an unparalleled inside look at the economic stresses of today's families and offers powerful, fresh ideas for solving them.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=great+unknown+seven+journeys&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/Great Unknown.jpg" alt="The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science by Marcus du Sautoy" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science by Marcus du Sautoy</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ever since the dawn of civilization we have been driven by a desire to know. But are there limits to human knowledge? Are some things beyond the predictive powers of science and the capacities of the human brain? Or are those challenges the next big discovery waiting to happen?<br /><br />In <i>The Great Unknown</i>, one of the world&rsquo;s most brilliant mathematicians takes us into the minds of science&rsquo;s greatest innovators as he probes the many mysteries we have yet to solve. From the very large to the very small, from the distant future to the deep past, from the complexities of the human brain to the infinities of mathematics, Marcus du Sautoy invites us to join him on a journey to the seven frontiers of knowledge, the outer edges where scientists are actively grappling with the unknown. Can we locate consciousness in the brain? What is dark energy made of? Can we speak of time before the Big Bang? Is it possible to predict the future?<br /><br />At once exhilarating and mind bending, <i>The Great Unknown </i>will challenge you to think in new ways about every aspect of the known world. Du Sautoy reminds us that major breakthroughs were often ridiculed at the time of their discovery and invites us to consider big questions&mdash;about who we are and the nature of God&mdash;that even the most creative scientists have yet to answer definitively.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=killers+of+the+flower+moon&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/Killers of the Flower Moon.jpg" alt="Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann" width="191" height="290" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann</h2> <p><a href="http://libraryreads.org/april-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="31" height="35" />A LibraryReads pick for April 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this last remnant of the Wild West&mdash;where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the &ldquo;Phantom Terror,&rdquo; roamed&mdash;many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization&rsquo;s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection.&nbsp; Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <i>Killers of the Flower Moon, </i>David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. <i>Killers of the Flower Moon</i> is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=locking+up+our+own&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/Locking Up Our Own.jpg" alt="Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr." width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In recent years, America&rsquo;s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation&rsquo;s urban centers. In <i>Locking Up Our Own, </i>he seeks to understand why.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry and federal prosecutor Eric Holder, feared that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness&#8213;and thus embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice. But the policies they adopted would have devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighborhoods.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A former D.C. public defender, Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants, and crime victims. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas&#8213;from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. <i>Locking Up Our Own </i>enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in this country.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=newtown+snyder&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/Newtown.jpg" alt="Newtown (Not Rated)" width="190" height="253" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Newtown (Not Rated)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Three years after the horrific mass shooting in Newtown, CT that took the lives of twenty elementary school children and six educators on December 14, 2012, the small New England town is a complex psychological web in the wake of yet another act of mass killing at the hands of a disturbed young gunman. Kim A. Snyder's searing <em>Newtown</em> documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. There are no easy answers, no words of compassion or reassurance that can bring back those who lost their lives during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Instead, Snyder gives us exclusive access into the lives and homes of those who remain, all of whom have been indelibly changed by the events. Each person, be it a parent, school nurse, or state police officer, tries in their own way to make sense of their loss. NEWTOWN bears witness to their profound grief and allows it to reverberate within our collective conscience - exploring what happens to a community after it becomes the epicenter of a national discussion, and what is still left to cope with after the cameras leave.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+sickness+rosenthal&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/American Sickness.jpg" alt="An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back by Elisabeth Rosenthal" width="190" height="289" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back by Elisabeth Rosenthal</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare. Our politicians have proven themselves either unwilling or incapable of reining in the increasingly outrageous costs faced by patients, and market-based solutions only seem to funnel larger and larger sums of our money into the hands of corporations. Impossibly high insurance premiums and inexplicably large bills have become facts of life; fatalism has set in. Very quickly Americans have been made to accept paying more for less. How did things get so bad so fast? <br /><br />Breaking down this monolithic business into the individual industries&mdash;the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, and drug manufacturers&mdash;that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal exposes the recent evolution of American medicine as never before. How did healthcare, the caring endeavor, become healthcare, the highly profitable industry? Hospital systems, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Patients receive bills in code, from entrepreneurial doctors they never even saw.&nbsp;<br /><br />The system is in tatters, but we can fight back.&nbsp;Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms, she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. In clear and practical terms, she spells out exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship and to hospital C-suites, explaining step-by-step the workings of a system badly lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate the maze that is American healthcare and also to demand far-reaching reform.&nbsp;<i>An American Sickness</i> is the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+spirit+mccullough&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/American Spirit.jpg" alt="The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough" width="190" height="283" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong>The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States&mdash;winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others&mdash;that reminds us of fundamental American principles.<br /><br />Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, at a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics that are particularly American. <i>The American Spirit</i> reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe, regardless of which region we live in, which political party we identify with, or our ethnic background. This is a book about America for all Americans that reminds us who we are and helps to guide us as we find our way forward.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=The+Financial+Diaries%3A+How+American+Families+Cope+in+a+World+of+Uncertainty&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/Financial Diaries.jpg" alt="The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider " width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider&nbsp;</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity, even for many families who seem to be doing everything right, this ideal is still out of reach.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <i>The Financial Diaries</i>, Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider draw on the groundbreaking U.S. Financial Diaries, which follow the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year. Through the Diaries, Morduch and Schneider challenge popular assumptions about how Americans earn, spend, borrow, and save--and they identify the true causes of distress and inequality for many working Americans.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We meet real people, ranging from a casino dealer to a street vendor to a tax preparer, who open up their lives and illustrate a world of financial uncertainty in which even limited financial success requires imaginative--and often costly--coping strategies. Morduch and Schneider detail what families are doing to help themselves and describe new policies and technologies that will improve stability for those who need it most.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Combining hard facts with personal stories, <i>The Financial Diaries </i>presents an unparalleled inside look at the economic stresses of today's families and offers powerful, fresh ideas for solving them.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=great+unknown+seven+journeys&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/Great Unknown.jpg" alt="The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science by Marcus du Sautoy" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science by Marcus du Sautoy</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ever since the dawn of civilization we have been driven by a desire to know. But are there limits to human knowledge? Are some things beyond the predictive powers of science and the capacities of the human brain? Or are those challenges the next big discovery waiting to happen?<br /><br />In <i>The Great Unknown</i>, one of the world&rsquo;s most brilliant mathematicians takes us into the minds of science&rsquo;s greatest innovators as he probes the many mysteries we have yet to solve. From the very large to the very small, from the distant future to the deep past, from the complexities of the human brain to the infinities of mathematics, Marcus du Sautoy invites us to join him on a journey to the seven frontiers of knowledge, the outer edges where scientists are actively grappling with the unknown. Can we locate consciousness in the brain? What is dark energy made of? Can we speak of time before the Big Bang? Is it possible to predict the future?<br /><br />At once exhilarating and mind bending, <i>The Great Unknown </i>will challenge you to think in new ways about every aspect of the known world. Du Sautoy reminds us that major breakthroughs were often ridiculed at the time of their discovery and invites us to consider big questions&mdash;about who we are and the nature of God&mdash;that even the most creative scientists have yet to answer definitively.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=killers+of+the+flower+moon&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/Killers of the Flower Moon.jpg" alt="Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann" width="191" height="290" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann</h2> <p><a href="http://libraryreads.org/april-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="31" height="35" />A LibraryReads pick for April 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this last remnant of the Wild West&mdash;where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the &ldquo;Phantom Terror,&rdquo; roamed&mdash;many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization&rsquo;s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection.&nbsp; Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <i>Killers of the Flower Moon, </i>David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. <i>Killers of the Flower Moon</i> is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=locking+up+our+own&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/Locking Up Our Own.jpg" alt="Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr." width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In recent years, America&rsquo;s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation&rsquo;s urban centers. In <i>Locking Up Our Own, </i>he seeks to understand why.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry and federal prosecutor Eric Holder, feared that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness&#8213;and thus embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice. But the policies they adopted would have devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighborhoods.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A former D.C. public defender, Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants, and crime victims. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas&#8213;from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. <i>Locking Up Our Own </i>enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in this country.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=newtown+snyder&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.19.17/Newtown.jpg" alt="Newtown (Not Rated)" width="190" height="253" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Newtown (Not Rated)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Three years after the horrific mass shooting in Newtown, CT that took the lives of twenty elementary school children and six educators on December 14, 2012, the small New England town is a complex psychological web in the wake of yet another act of mass killing at the hands of a disturbed young gunman. Kim A. Snyder's searing <em>Newtown</em> documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. There are no easy answers, no words of compassion or reassurance that can bring back those who lost their lives during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Instead, Snyder gives us exclusive access into the lives and homes of those who remain, all of whom have been indelibly changed by the events. Each person, be it a parent, school nurse, or state police officer, tries in their own way to make sense of their loss. NEWTOWN bears witness to their profound grief and allows it to reverberate within our collective conscience - exploring what happens to a community after it becomes the epicenter of a national discussion, and what is still left to cope with after the cameras leave.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span></p> Adults Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/19/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1260&category=Adults Ancestry.com for Beginners <strong><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/Ancestry%20Library%20Edition%20APRIL%202017%20JPEG.jpg" alt="Poster image promoting the program" width="238" height="296" />Are you new to genealogy research, and would you like to learn more about using Ancestry.com?</strong>&nbsp; If so, please join us on Thursday, April 20, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the Delaware Room.&nbsp; Vickie, one of our Indiana Room librarians will share information on the numerous types of resources available through this incredible database, as well as some hints and tricks to get you on your way to using the database like a pro!&nbsp; Adults and Teens are welcome! <p><strong><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/Ancestry%20Library%20Edition%20APRIL%202017%20JPEG.jpg" alt="Poster image promoting the program" width="238" height="296" />Are you new to genealogy research, and would you like to learn more about using Ancestry.com?</strong>&nbsp; If so, please join us on Thursday, April 20, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the Delaware Room.&nbsp; Vickie, one of our Indiana Room librarians will share information on the numerous types of resources available through this incredible database, as well as some hints and tricks to get you on your way to using the database like a pro!&nbsp; Adults and Teens are welcome!</p> Adults Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:22:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/18/adults/ancestry.com-for-beginners/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1251&category=Adults Ask A Lawyer <img class="right border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/ask-a-lawyer.jpg" alt="" width="330" height="221" />If you need to solve a legal issue and can&rsquo;t afford to hire a lawyer, APL can help!</p> <p>On<a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11552&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=info&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=4/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank"> <strong>April 25 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm</strong></a>, an attorney from Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) will provide free, confidential legal advice regarding civil matters to individuals who meet eligibility requirements. Six 20-minute sessions will be available on a <strong>first come, first served basis</strong>. Please plan to arrive early to ensure a time slot and to complete a pre-intake form.</p> <p>ILS typically handles cases involving family law, access to health care or government benefits, housing, education, and consumer issues.</p> <p>If you have questions, contact Information Services at 765-641-2456. <p><img class="right border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/ask-a-lawyer.jpg" alt="" width="330" height="221" />If you need to solve a legal issue and can&rsquo;t afford to hire a lawyer, APL can help!</p> <p>On<a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11552&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=info&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=4/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank"> <strong>April 25 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm</strong></a>, an attorney from Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) will provide free, confidential legal advice regarding civil matters to individuals who meet eligibility requirements. Six 20-minute sessions will be available on a <strong>first come, first served basis</strong>. Please plan to arrive early to ensure a time slot and to complete a pre-intake form.</p> <p>ILS typically handles cases involving family law, access to health care or government benefits, housing, education, and consumer issues.</p> <p>If you have questions, contact Information Services at 765-641-2456.</p> Adults Sat, 15 Apr 2017 09:05:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/15/adults/ask-a-lawyer/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1259&category=Adults Money Smart Week Programs <p class="right center"><img style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/MSW-2017.jpg" alt="" width="396" height="293" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Join us for our Money Smart Week programs beginning April 24th!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span class="sub-heading">Investment Fraud</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Monday, April 24th, 6:00 - 7:30pm, in the Cardinal Room</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curious about investments, but unsure of what to look out for? Come to our informational program, Money Smart Week: Investment Fraud, presented by Kelly Griese from the Indiana Secretary of State&rsquo;s Office. The presentation will include a viewing of the short informational film, $cammed, followed by a Q&amp;A.</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Teen Financial Football</h3> <p style="text-align: center;">Tuesday, April 25th, 5:30 - 6:30pm, in the Cardinal Room</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Test your knowledge of budgeting and basic finances with this online game as part of Money Smart Week. You'll learn how to better manage your money.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Where Does Your Money Go?</h3> <p style="text-align: center;">Thursday, April 27th, 6:00 - 7:30pm, in the Cardinal Room</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Interested in budgeting and money management practices? Demarcus Sneed from Purdue Extension will present Money Smart Week: &ldquo;Where Does Your Money Go?&rdquo; Hands-on activities will give participants an understanding of money management techniques for financial stability. <p class="right center"><img style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/MSW-2017.jpg" alt="" width="396" height="293" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Join us for our Money Smart Week programs beginning April 24th!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span class="sub-heading">Investment Fraud</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Monday, April 24th, 6:00 - 7:30pm, in the Cardinal Room</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curious about investments, but unsure of what to look out for? Come to our informational program, Money Smart Week: Investment Fraud, presented by Kelly Griese from the Indiana Secretary of State&rsquo;s Office. The presentation will include a viewing of the short informational film, $cammed, followed by a Q&amp;A.</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Teen Financial Football</h3> <p style="text-align: center;">Tuesday, April 25th, 5:30 - 6:30pm, in the Cardinal Room</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Test your knowledge of budgeting and basic finances with this online game as part of Money Smart Week. You'll learn how to better manage your money.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Where Does Your Money Go?</h3> <p style="text-align: center;">Thursday, April 27th, 6:00 - 7:30pm, in the Cardinal Room</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Interested in budgeting and money management practices? Demarcus Sneed from Purdue Extension will present Money Smart Week: &ldquo;Where Does Your Money Go?&rdquo; Hands-on activities will give participants an understanding of money management techniques for financial stability.</p> Adults Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/13/adults/money-smart-week-programs/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1256&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+war+el+akkad&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/American War.jpg" alt="American War by Omar el Akkad" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">American War by Omar el Akkad</h2> <p><a href="http://libraryreads.org/april-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="31" height="35" />A LibraryReads pick for April 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle&mdash;a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.<br /><br />Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=edge+of+seventeen+steinfeld&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Edge of Seventeen.jpg" alt="Edge of Seventeen (Rated R)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Edge of Seventeen (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">TA precocious, narcissistic high schooler named Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) is horrified when her best friend (Haley Lu Richardson) starts dating her impossibly perfect brother (Blake Jenner). Soon, she falls into a downward spiral that forces her to reflect on her cruel, self-centered behavior. Kyra Sedgwick and Woody Harrelson co-star. Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=fantastic+beasts+and+where+to+find+them+redmayne&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Fantastic Beasts.jpg" alt="Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Rated PG-13)" width="191" height="272" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York, which is being threatened by both mystical acts of destruction and a group of extremist No-Majs (the American term for Muggles, i.e. those unable to use magic). Author Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastic beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released. Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, and Johnny Depp co-star in this fantasy adventure, which was directed by David Yates (who helmed four of the Harry Potter films) and adapted for the screen by J.K. Rowling from her own book.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=prussian+blue+kerr&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Prussian Blue.jpg" alt="Prussian Blue by Phillip Kerr" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Prussian Blue by Phillip Kerr</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The French Riviera, 1956: The invitation to dinner was not unexpected, though neither was it welcome. Erich&nbsp;Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, has turned up in Nice, and he&rsquo;s not on holiday. An old and dangerous adversary, Mielke is calling in a debt. He intends that Bernie go to London and, with the vial of Thallium he now pushes across the table, poison a female agent they both have had dealings with. <br /><br />But chance intervenes in the form of Friedrich Korsch, an old Kripo comrade now working for Stasi and probably there to make sure Bernie gets the job done. Bernie bolts for the German border. Traveling by night, holed up during the day, Bernie has plenty of down time to recall the last time Korsch and he worked together.<br /><br />It was the summer of 1939: At Hitler&rsquo;s mountaintop retreat in Obersalzberg, the body of a low-level bureaucrat has been found murdered. Bernie and Korsch are selected to run the case. They have one week to solve the murder&mdash;Hitler is due back then to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Lucky Bernie: it&rsquo;s his reward for being Kripo&rsquo;s best homicide detective. He knows what a box he&rsquo;s in: millions have been spent to secure Obersalzberg. It would be a disaster if Hitler were to discover a shocking murder had been committed on the terrace of his own home. But the mountaintop is home to an elite Nazi community. It would be an even bigger disaster for Bernie if one of them was the murderer.<br /><br />1939 and 1956: two different eras, seventeen years apart. And yet, not really apart, as the stunning climax will show when the two converge explosively.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rogue+one+edwards&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Rogue One.jpg" alt="Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="255" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This prequel to the very first Star Wars tells the thrilling story of how a ragtag band of freedom fighters -- including a former soldier-turned-prisoner (Felicity Jones), a Rebel Alliance insider (Diego Luna), an intensely spiritual believer in the Force (Donnie Yen), and a sentient robot (voiced by Alan Tudyk) -- worked together to steal the Death Star's secret blueprints. Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, and Jimmy Smits co-star in<em> Rogue One</em>, the first of several Star Wars spin-offs planned after J.J. Abrams' <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=force+awakens+driver&amp;te=" target="_blank"><em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</em></a> reboot.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=twelve+lives+of+samuel+hawley&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley.jpg" alt="Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti" width="190" height="289" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/march-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="42" height="47" />A LibraryReads Favorite&nbsp;for March 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Samuel Hawley isn&rsquo;t like the other fathers in Olympus, Massachusetts. A loner who spent years living on the run, he raised his beloved daughter, Loo, on the road, moving from motel to motel, always watching his back. Now that Loo&rsquo;s a teenager, Hawley wants only to give her a normal life. In his late wife&rsquo;s hometown, he finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at the local high school.<br /><br />Growing more and more curious about the mother she never knew, Loo begins to investigate. Soon, everywhere she turns, she encounters the mysteries of her parents&rsquo; lives before she was born. This hidden past is made all the more real by the twelve scars her father carries on his body. Each scar is from a bullet Hawley took over the course of his criminal career. Each is a memory: of another place on the map, another thrilling close call, another moment of love lost and found. As Loo uncovers a history that&rsquo;s darker than she could have known, the demons of her father&rsquo;s past spill over into the present&mdash;and together both Hawley and Loo must face a reckoning yet to come.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=twentieth+century+women+benning&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Twentieth Century Women.jpg" alt="Twentieth Century Women (Rated R)" width="190" height="261" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Twentieth Century Women (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">During the summer of 1979, at the sunset of the Carter presidency, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides that the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist her young tenants -- a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup), and her son's shrewd but troubled best friend (Elle Fanning) -- to serve as his role models in a rapidly changing world. Written and directed by Mike Mills (<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=beginners+mike+mills&amp;te=" target="_blank"><em>Beginners</em></a>).*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=waking+gods+neuvel&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Waking Gods.jpg" alt="Waking Gods: Book 2 of The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Waking Gods: Book 2 of The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/april-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="31" height="35" />A LibraryReads pick for April 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she&rsquo;s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers&mdash;and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.<br /><br />Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide <i>if</i> they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=women+in+the+castle&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/4.11.17/Women%20in%20the%20Castle.jpg" alt="The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany&rsquo;s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband&rsquo;s ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband&rsquo;s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">First Marianne rescues six-year-old Martin, the son of her dearest childhood friend, from a Nazi reeducation home. Together, they make their way across the smoldering wreckage of their homeland to Berlin, where Martin&rsquo;s mother, the beautiful and naive Benita, has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers. Then she locates Ania, another resister&rsquo;s wife, and her two boys, now refugees languishing in one of the many camps that house the millions displaced by the war.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of her husband&rsquo;s resistance movement, she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together. But she quickly discovers that the black-and-white, highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated, filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart. Eventually, all three women must come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives before, during, and after the war&mdash;each with their own unique share of challenges.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+war+el+akkad&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/American War.jpg" alt="American War by Omar el Akkad" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">American War by Omar el Akkad</h2> <p><a href="http://libraryreads.org/april-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="31" height="35" />A LibraryReads pick for April 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle&mdash;a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.<br /><br />Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=edge+of+seventeen+steinfeld&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Edge of Seventeen.jpg" alt="Edge of Seventeen (Rated R)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Edge of Seventeen (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">TA precocious, narcissistic high schooler named Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) is horrified when her best friend (Haley Lu Richardson) starts dating her impossibly perfect brother (Blake Jenner). Soon, she falls into a downward spiral that forces her to reflect on her cruel, self-centered behavior. Kyra Sedgwick and Woody Harrelson co-star. Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=fantastic+beasts+and+where+to+find+them+redmayne&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Fantastic Beasts.jpg" alt="Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Rated PG-13)" width="191" height="272" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York, which is being threatened by both mystical acts of destruction and a group of extremist No-Majs (the American term for Muggles, i.e. those unable to use magic). Author Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastic beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released. Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, and Johnny Depp co-star in this fantasy adventure, which was directed by David Yates (who helmed four of the Harry Potter films) and adapted for the screen by J.K. Rowling from her own book.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=prussian+blue+kerr&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Prussian Blue.jpg" alt="Prussian Blue by Phillip Kerr" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Prussian Blue by Phillip Kerr</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The French Riviera, 1956: The invitation to dinner was not unexpected, though neither was it welcome. Erich&nbsp;Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, has turned up in Nice, and he&rsquo;s not on holiday. An old and dangerous adversary, Mielke is calling in a debt. He intends that Bernie go to London and, with the vial of Thallium he now pushes across the table, poison a female agent they both have had dealings with. <br /><br />But chance intervenes in the form of Friedrich Korsch, an old Kripo comrade now working for Stasi and probably there to make sure Bernie gets the job done. Bernie bolts for the German border. Traveling by night, holed up during the day, Bernie has plenty of down time to recall the last time Korsch and he worked together.<br /><br />It was the summer of 1939: At Hitler&rsquo;s mountaintop retreat in Obersalzberg, the body of a low-level bureaucrat has been found murdered. Bernie and Korsch are selected to run the case. They have one week to solve the murder&mdash;Hitler is due back then to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Lucky Bernie: it&rsquo;s his reward for being Kripo&rsquo;s best homicide detective. He knows what a box he&rsquo;s in: millions have been spent to secure Obersalzberg. It would be a disaster if Hitler were to discover a shocking murder had been committed on the terrace of his own home. But the mountaintop is home to an elite Nazi community. It would be an even bigger disaster for Bernie if one of them was the murderer.<br /><br />1939 and 1956: two different eras, seventeen years apart. And yet, not really apart, as the stunning climax will show when the two converge explosively.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rogue+one+edwards&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Rogue One.jpg" alt="Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="255" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This prequel to the very first Star Wars tells the thrilling story of how a ragtag band of freedom fighters -- including a former soldier-turned-prisoner (Felicity Jones), a Rebel Alliance insider (Diego Luna), an intensely spiritual believer in the Force (Donnie Yen), and a sentient robot (voiced by Alan Tudyk) -- worked together to steal the Death Star's secret blueprints. Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, and Jimmy Smits co-star in<em> Rogue One</em>, the first of several Star Wars spin-offs planned after J.J. Abrams' <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=force+awakens+driver&amp;te=" target="_blank"><em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</em></a> reboot.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=twelve+lives+of+samuel+hawley&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley.jpg" alt="Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti" width="190" height="289" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/march-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="42" height="47" />A LibraryReads Favorite&nbsp;for March 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Samuel Hawley isn&rsquo;t like the other fathers in Olympus, Massachusetts. A loner who spent years living on the run, he raised his beloved daughter, Loo, on the road, moving from motel to motel, always watching his back. Now that Loo&rsquo;s a teenager, Hawley wants only to give her a normal life. In his late wife&rsquo;s hometown, he finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at the local high school.<br /><br />Growing more and more curious about the mother she never knew, Loo begins to investigate. Soon, everywhere she turns, she encounters the mysteries of her parents&rsquo; lives before she was born. This hidden past is made all the more real by the twelve scars her father carries on his body. Each scar is from a bullet Hawley took over the course of his criminal career. Each is a memory: of another place on the map, another thrilling close call, another moment of love lost and found. As Loo uncovers a history that&rsquo;s darker than she could have known, the demons of her father&rsquo;s past spill over into the present&mdash;and together both Hawley and Loo must face a reckoning yet to come.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=twentieth+century+women+benning&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Twentieth Century Women.jpg" alt="Twentieth Century Women (Rated R)" width="190" height="261" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Twentieth Century Women (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">During the summer of 1979, at the sunset of the Carter presidency, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides that the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist her young tenants -- a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup), and her son's shrewd but troubled best friend (Elle Fanning) -- to serve as his role models in a rapidly changing world. Written and directed by Mike Mills (<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=beginners+mike+mills&amp;te=" target="_blank"><em>Beginners</em></a>).*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=waking+gods+neuvel&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.11.17/Waking Gods.jpg" alt="Waking Gods: Book 2 of The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Waking Gods: Book 2 of The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/april-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="31" height="35" />A LibraryReads pick for April 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she&rsquo;s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers&mdash;and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.<br /><br />Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide <i>if</i> they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=women+in+the+castle&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/4.11.17/Women%20in%20the%20Castle.jpg" alt="The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany&rsquo;s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband&rsquo;s ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband&rsquo;s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">First Marianne rescues six-year-old Martin, the son of her dearest childhood friend, from a Nazi reeducation home. Together, they make their way across the smoldering wreckage of their homeland to Berlin, where Martin&rsquo;s mother, the beautiful and naive Benita, has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers. Then she locates Ania, another resister&rsquo;s wife, and her two boys, now refugees languishing in one of the many camps that house the millions displaced by the war.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of her husband&rsquo;s resistance movement, she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together. But she quickly discovers that the black-and-white, highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated, filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart. Eventually, all three women must come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives before, during, and after the war&mdash;each with their own unique share of challenges.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span></p> Adults Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/11/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1205&category=Adults Game Night for Grownups: Concept <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><img class="right border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Concept Game.jpg" alt="" width="359" height="246" /></strong>A monthly gaming group for adults only! Held monthly on the <strong>second Monday of the month</strong> in the Cardinal Room on the third floor <strong>from 5:00pm to 7:45pm</strong>. It's always free to attend. Light snacks and refreshments are provided and you are welcome to bring in your own snacks/dinner (we realize that this program is during dinner hours!). <strong>Ages 18+ only!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We focus on a single game each month...it's okay if you don't know how to play! We'll teach it to you and then have plenty of time to play through.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The game this month is <strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=concept&amp;qf=ITYPE%09Collection%091%3ATG%09Tabletop+Games&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Concept</a>.&nbsp; </strong>A large, green animal from long ago? Must be a dinosaur. Water, cube, and cold weather? Has to be an ice cube. A man with a job who rides large brown animals in the United States? Is that a cowboy? In <em>Concept</em>, players team up to place tokens on a board covered in icons, depicting everything from ancient samurai and snails to Leonardo DiCaprio. Points go to the player who can guess the word or phrase correctly by looking at the various symbols, but in this wild party game the points are less important than just having a great time! <em>(Game description from Amazon.com)</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Date:</strong> April 10, 2017<br /> <strong>Time:</strong> 5:00-7:45pm (drop in anytime!)<br /> <strong>Where:</strong> Cardinal Room on the third floor <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><img class="right border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Concept Game.jpg" alt="" width="359" height="246" /></strong>A monthly gaming group for adults only! Held monthly on the <strong>second Monday of the month</strong> in the Cardinal Room on the third floor <strong>from 5:00pm to 7:45pm</strong>. It's always free to attend. Light snacks and refreshments are provided and you are welcome to bring in your own snacks/dinner (we realize that this program is during dinner hours!). <strong>Ages 18+ only!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We focus on a single game each month...it's okay if you don't know how to play! We'll teach it to you and then have plenty of time to play through.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The game this month is <strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=concept&amp;qf=ITYPE%09Collection%091%3ATG%09Tabletop+Games&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Concept</a>.&nbsp; </strong>A large, green animal from long ago? Must be a dinosaur. Water, cube, and cold weather? Has to be an ice cube. A man with a job who rides large brown animals in the United States? Is that a cowboy? In <em>Concept</em>, players team up to place tokens on a board covered in icons, depicting everything from ancient samurai and snails to Leonardo DiCaprio. Points go to the player who can guess the word or phrase correctly by looking at the various symbols, but in this wild party game the points are less important than just having a great time! <em>(Game description from Amazon.com)</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Date:</strong> April 10, 2017<br /> <strong>Time:</strong> 5:00-7:45pm (drop in anytime!)<br /> <strong>Where:</strong> Cardinal Room on the third floor</p> Adults Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:35:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/04/adults/game-night-for-grownups-concept/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1243&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=city+of+lights+city+of+poison&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.1.17/City of Light City of Poison.jpg" alt="City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris by Holly Tucker" width="191" height="290" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris by Holly Tucker</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Appointed to conquer the &ldquo;crime capital of the world,&rdquo; the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The fearless La Reynie pursues criminals through the labyrinthine neighborhoods of the city. He unearths a tightly knit cabal of poisoners, witches, and renegade priests. As he exposes their unholy work, he soon learns that no one is safe from black magic&#8213;not even the Sun King. In a world where a royal glance can turn success into disgrace, the distance between the quietly back-stabbing world of the king&rsquo;s court and the criminal underground proves disturbingly short. Nobles settle scores by employing witches to craft poisons and by hiring priests to perform dark rituals in Paris&rsquo;s most illustrious churches and cathedrals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As La Reynie continues his investigations, he is haunted by a single question: Could Louis&rsquo;s mistresses could be involved in such nefarious plots? The pragmatic and principled La Reynie must decide just how far he will go to protect his king.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=grace+notes+sagal&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/4.1.17/Grace%20Notes.jpg" alt="Grace Notes: My Recollections by Katey Sagal" width="190" height="291" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Grace Notes: My Recollections by Katey Sagal</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gripping, singular, and gorgeously reflective, <i>Grace Notes</i> is a memoir told in essays by beloved actress, Hollywood veteran, and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal&mdash;perfect for fans of Mary Louise Parker&rsquo;s <i>Dear Mr. You</i> and Patti Smith&rsquo;s <i>M Train</i>.<br /><br />Popular and award-winning star Katey Sagal chronicles the rollercoaster ride of her life in this series of evocative and beautifully written vignettes, resulting in a life story recounted unlike any other Hollywood memoir you&rsquo;ve read before.<br /><br />Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom <i>Married&hellip;with Children</i>.<br /><br />Sparse and poetic, <i>Grace Notes</i> is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal&rsquo;s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age fifty-two with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. Intimate, candid, and offering an inside look at a remarkable life forged within the entertainment industry, <i>Grace Notes</i> offers unprecedented access to the previously unknown life of a woman whom audiences have loved for over thirty years.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=most+beautiful+mayte&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.1.17/Most Beautiful.jpg" alt="The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince by Mayte Garcia" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince by Mayte Garcia</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <i>The Most Beautiful</i>, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together: from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert (and the long-distance romance that followed), to their fairy-tale wedding (and their groundbreaking artistic partnership), to the devastating losses that ultimately dissolved their romantic relationship for good. Throughout it all, they shared a bond more intimate than any other in Prince's life. No one else can tell this story or can provide a deeper, more nuanced portrait of Prince--both the famously private man and the pioneering, beloved artist--than Mayte, his partner during some of the most pivotal personal and professional years of his career. <i>The Most Beautiful</i> is a book that will be returned to for decades, as Prince's music lives on with generations to come.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=matloff+mountains&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.1.17/No Friends but the Mountains.jpg" alt="No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands by Judthi Matloff" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands by Judith Matloff</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world's population yet host a strikingly disproportionate share of the world's conflicts. Mountains provide a natural refuge for those who want to elude authority, and their remoteness has allowed archaic practices to persist well into our globalized era.<br /><br />As Judith Matloff shows, the result is a combustible mix we in the lowlands cannot afford to ignore. Traveling to conflict zones across the world, she introduces us to Albanian teenagers involved in ancient blood feuds; Mexican peasants hunting down violent poppy growers; and Jihadists who have resisted the Russian military for decades. At every stop, Matloff reminds us that the drugs, terrorism, and instability cascading down the mountainside affect us all.<br /><br />A work of political travel writing in the vein of Ryszard Kapuscinski and Robert Kaplan, <i>No Friends but the Mountains </i>is an indelible portrait of the conflicts that have unexpectedly shaped our world.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+experience+oklahoma&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.1.17/Oklahoma City-Am Exp.jpg" alt="Oklahoma City (The American Experience) Not Rated" width="190" height="274" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Oklahoma City: The American Experience (Not Rated)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Oklahoma City traces the events that led McVeigh to that day and recounts the stories of the survivors, first-responders, U.S. Marshals, FBI investigators and journalists who covered the events. The film provides an in-depth and provocative exploration of the white supremacist, extremist militia movement that rose to prominence in the early 1990s and still makes news today.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=stranger+in+the+woods+finkel&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.1.17/Sranger in the Woods.jpg" alt="The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel" width="190" height="281" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/march-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="41" />A LibraryReads pick for March 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life&mdash;why did he leave? what did he learn?&mdash;as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=city+of+lights+city+of+poison&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.1.17/City of Light City of Poison.jpg" alt="City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris by Holly Tucker" width="191" height="290" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris by Holly Tucker</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Appointed to conquer the &ldquo;crime capital of the world,&rdquo; the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The fearless La Reynie pursues criminals through the labyrinthine neighborhoods of the city. He unearths a tightly knit cabal of poisoners, witches, and renegade priests. As he exposes their unholy work, he soon learns that no one is safe from black magic&#8213;not even the Sun King. In a world where a royal glance can turn success into disgrace, the distance between the quietly back-stabbing world of the king&rsquo;s court and the criminal underground proves disturbingly short. Nobles settle scores by employing witches to craft poisons and by hiring priests to perform dark rituals in Paris&rsquo;s most illustrious churches and cathedrals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As La Reynie continues his investigations, he is haunted by a single question: Could Louis&rsquo;s mistresses could be involved in such nefarious plots? The pragmatic and principled La Reynie must decide just how far he will go to protect his king.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=grace+notes+sagal&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/4.1.17/Grace%20Notes.jpg" alt="Grace Notes: My Recollections by Katey Sagal" width="190" height="291" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Grace Notes: My Recollections by Katey Sagal</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gripping, singular, and gorgeously reflective, <i>Grace Notes</i> is a memoir told in essays by beloved actress, Hollywood veteran, and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal&mdash;perfect for fans of Mary Louise Parker&rsquo;s <i>Dear Mr. You</i> and Patti Smith&rsquo;s <i>M Train</i>.<br /><br />Popular and award-winning star Katey Sagal chronicles the rollercoaster ride of her life in this series of evocative and beautifully written vignettes, resulting in a life story recounted unlike any other Hollywood memoir you&rsquo;ve read before.<br /><br />Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom <i>Married&hellip;with Children</i>.<br /><br />Sparse and poetic, <i>Grace Notes</i> is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal&rsquo;s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age fifty-two with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. Intimate, candid, and offering an inside look at a remarkable life forged within the entertainment industry, <i>Grace Notes</i> offers unprecedented access to the previously unknown life of a woman whom audiences have loved for over thirty years.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=most+beautiful+mayte&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.1.17/Most Beautiful.jpg" alt="The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince by Mayte Garcia" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince by Mayte Garcia</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <i>The Most Beautiful</i>, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together: from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert (and the long-distance romance that followed), to their fairy-tale wedding (and their groundbreaking artistic partnership), to the devastating losses that ultimately dissolved their romantic relationship for good. Throughout it all, they shared a bond more intimate than any other in Prince's life. No one else can tell this story or can provide a deeper, more nuanced portrait of Prince--both the famously private man and the pioneering, beloved artist--than Mayte, his partner during some of the most pivotal personal and professional years of his career. <i>The Most Beautiful</i> is a book that will be returned to for decades, as Prince's music lives on with generations to come.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=matloff+mountains&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.1.17/No Friends but the Mountains.jpg" alt="No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands by Judthi Matloff" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands by Judith Matloff</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world's population yet host a strikingly disproportionate share of the world's conflicts. Mountains provide a natural refuge for those who want to elude authority, and their remoteness has allowed archaic practices to persist well into our globalized era.<br /><br />As Judith Matloff shows, the result is a combustible mix we in the lowlands cannot afford to ignore. Traveling to conflict zones across the world, she introduces us to Albanian teenagers involved in ancient blood feuds; Mexican peasants hunting down violent poppy growers; and Jihadists who have resisted the Russian military for decades. At every stop, Matloff reminds us that the drugs, terrorism, and instability cascading down the mountainside affect us all.<br /><br />A work of political travel writing in the vein of Ryszard Kapuscinski and Robert Kaplan, <i>No Friends but the Mountains </i>is an indelible portrait of the conflicts that have unexpectedly shaped our world.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+experience+oklahoma&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.1.17/Oklahoma City-Am Exp.jpg" alt="Oklahoma City (The American Experience) Not Rated" width="190" height="274" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Oklahoma City: The American Experience (Not Rated)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Oklahoma City traces the events that led McVeigh to that day and recounts the stories of the survivors, first-responders, U.S. Marshals, FBI investigators and journalists who covered the events. The film provides an in-depth and provocative exploration of the white supremacist, extremist militia movement that rose to prominence in the early 1990s and still makes news today.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=stranger+in+the+woods+finkel&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/4.1.17/Sranger in the Woods.jpg" alt="The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel" width="190" height="281" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/march-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="41" />A LibraryReads pick for March 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life&mdash;why did he leave? what did he learn?&mdash;as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span></p> Adults Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/02/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1240&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction&nbsp;arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=all+grown+up+attenberg&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/All Grown Up.jpg" alt="All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Who is Andrea Bern? When her therapist asks the question, Andrea knows the right things to say: she&rsquo;s a designer, a friend, a daughter, a sister. But it&rsquo;s what she leaves unsaid&mdash;she&rsquo;s alone, a drinker, a former artist, a shrieker in bed, captain of the sinking ship that is her flesh&mdash;that feels the most true. Everyone around her seems to have an entirely different idea of what it means to be an adult: her best friend, Indigo, is getting married; her brother&mdash;who miraculously seems unscathed by their shared tumultuous childhood&mdash;and sister-in-law are having a hoped-for baby; and her friend Matthew continues to wholly devote himself to making dark paintings at the cost of being flat broke.&nbsp;</p> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;">But when Andrea&rsquo;s niece finally arrives, born with a heartbreaking ailment, the Bern family is forced to reexamine what really matters. Will this drive them together or tear them apart? Told in gut-wrenchingly honest, mordantly comic vignettes,<i> All Grown Up</i> is a breathtaking display of Jami Attenberg&rsquo;s power as a storyteller, a whip-smart examination of one woman&rsquo;s life, lived entirely on her own terms.</div> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=fences+washington&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Fences.jpg" alt="Fences (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Fences (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round out the supporting cast.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=idiot+batuman&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Idiot.jpg" alt="The Idiot by Elif Batuman" width="191" height="290" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Idiot by Elif Batuman</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />At the end of the school year, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan's friends. On the way, she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana. Selin's&nbsp;summer in Europe does not resonate with&nbsp;anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people. For Selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=jackie+portman&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Jackie.jpg" alt="Jackie (Rated R)" width="190" height="263" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Jackie (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the immediate aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) deals with her immense grief while making plans for his funeral procession. Confiding in her close friend and secretary Nancy Tuckerman (Greta Gerwig), as well as her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy (Peter Sarsgaard), Jackie tries to care for her young family as a bereaved nation watches on. Pablo Larrain directed this nonlinear biopic.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=greg+iles+mississippi+blood&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Mississippi Blood.jpg" alt="Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi&mdash;Greg Iles&rsquo;s epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been irrevocably compromised, and his father, once a paragon of the community that Penn leads as mayor, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Most terrifying of all, Dr. Cage seems bent on self-destruction. Despite Penn's experience as a prosecutor in major murder trials, his father has frozen him out of the trial preparations--preferring to risk dying in prison to revealing the truth of the crime to his son.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">During forty years practicing medicine, Tom Cage made himself the most respected and beloved physician in Natchez, Mississippi. But this revered Southern figure has secrets known only to himself and a handful of others.&nbsp; Among them, Tom has a second son, the product of an 1960s affair with his devoted African American nurse, Viola Turner.&nbsp; It is Viola who has been murdered, and her bitter son--Penn's half-brother--who sets in motion the murder case against his father.&nbsp; The resulting investigation exhumes dangerous ghosts from Mississippi's violent past. In some way that Penn cannot fathom, Viola Turner was a nexus point between his father and the Double Eagles, a savage splinter cell of the KKK. More troubling still, the long-buried secrets shared by Dr. Cage and the former Klansmen may hold the key to the most devastating assassinations of the 1960s. The surviving Double Eagles will stop at nothing to keep their past crimes buried, and with the help of some of the most influential men in the state, they seek to ensure that Dr. Cage either takes the fall for them, or takes his secrets to an early grave.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tom Cage's murder trial sets a terrible clock in motion, and unless Penn can pierce the veil of the past and exonerate his father, his family will be destroyed. Unable to trust anyone around him--not even his own mother--Penn joins forces with Serenity Butler, a famous young black author who has come to Natchez to write about his father's case. Together, Penn and Serenity--a former soldier--battle to crack the Double Eagles and discover the secret history of the Cage family and the South itself, a desperate move that risks the only thing they have left to gamble: their lives.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=moana+bush+jared&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Moana.jpg" alt="Moana (Rated PG)" width="190" height="255" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Moana (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Young navigator Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho), the daughter of a Polynesian tribal chief, is chosen to find a precious artifact that could save her people. She teams with demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to locate a legendary island, and together the pair explore fantastical lands and encounter incredible sea creatures in this animated adventure from Disney. The film's soundtrack includes contributions from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony and Grammy-winning creator of the popular stage musical Hamilton. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=passengers+jennifer+lawrence&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Passengers.jpg" alt="Passengers (Rated PG-13)" width="191" height="258" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Passengers (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Two passengers (Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence) aboard a spacecraft traveling to a distant planet are brought out of suspended animation by a technical glitch -- 90 years before the vessel is due to reach its destination. Together, they must investigate the malfunction that awakened them, which could threaten the safety of the ship. Michael Sheen and Laurence Fishburne co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=wanderers+howrey&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Wanderers.jpg" alt="The Wanderers by Meg Howrey" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Wanderers by Meg Howrey</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/march-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="42" height="47" />A LibraryReads pick for March 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In four years, aerospace giant Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane, Yoshihiro Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they&rsquo;re the crew for the historic voyage by spending seventeen months in the most realistic simulation ever created. Constantly observed by Prime Space&rsquo;s team of "Obbers," Helen, Yoshi, and Sergei must appear ever in control. But as their surreal pantomime progresses, each soon realizes that the complications of inner space are no less fraught than those of outer space. The borders between what is real and unreal begin to blur, and each astronaut is forced to confront demons past and present, even as they struggle to navigate their increasingly claustrophobic quarters&mdash;and each other.&nbsp;<br /><br />Astonishingly imaginative, tenderly comedic, and unerringly wise,&nbsp;<i>The Wanderers</i>&nbsp;explores the differences between those who go and those who stay, telling a story about the desire behind all exploration: the longing for discovery and the great search to understand the human heart.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from&nbsp;Amazon. * Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction&nbsp;arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=all+grown+up+attenberg&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/All Grown Up.jpg" alt="All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Who is Andrea Bern? When her therapist asks the question, Andrea knows the right things to say: she&rsquo;s a designer, a friend, a daughter, a sister. But it&rsquo;s what she leaves unsaid&mdash;she&rsquo;s alone, a drinker, a former artist, a shrieker in bed, captain of the sinking ship that is her flesh&mdash;that feels the most true. Everyone around her seems to have an entirely different idea of what it means to be an adult: her best friend, Indigo, is getting married; her brother&mdash;who miraculously seems unscathed by their shared tumultuous childhood&mdash;and sister-in-law are having a hoped-for baby; and her friend Matthew continues to wholly devote himself to making dark paintings at the cost of being flat broke.&nbsp;</p> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;">But when Andrea&rsquo;s niece finally arrives, born with a heartbreaking ailment, the Bern family is forced to reexamine what really matters. Will this drive them together or tear them apart? Told in gut-wrenchingly honest, mordantly comic vignettes,<i> All Grown Up</i> is a breathtaking display of Jami Attenberg&rsquo;s power as a storyteller, a whip-smart examination of one woman&rsquo;s life, lived entirely on her own terms.</div> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=fences+washington&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Fences.jpg" alt="Fences (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Fences (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round out the supporting cast.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=idiot+batuman&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Idiot.jpg" alt="The Idiot by Elif Batuman" width="191" height="290" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Idiot by Elif Batuman</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />At the end of the school year, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan's friends. On the way, she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana. Selin's&nbsp;summer in Europe does not resonate with&nbsp;anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people. For Selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=jackie+portman&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Jackie.jpg" alt="Jackie (Rated R)" width="190" height="263" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Jackie (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the immediate aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) deals with her immense grief while making plans for his funeral procession. Confiding in her close friend and secretary Nancy Tuckerman (Greta Gerwig), as well as her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy (Peter Sarsgaard), Jackie tries to care for her young family as a bereaved nation watches on. Pablo Larrain directed this nonlinear biopic.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=greg+iles+mississippi+blood&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Mississippi Blood.jpg" alt="Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi&mdash;Greg Iles&rsquo;s epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been irrevocably compromised, and his father, once a paragon of the community that Penn leads as mayor, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Most terrifying of all, Dr. Cage seems bent on self-destruction. Despite Penn's experience as a prosecutor in major murder trials, his father has frozen him out of the trial preparations--preferring to risk dying in prison to revealing the truth of the crime to his son.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">During forty years practicing medicine, Tom Cage made himself the most respected and beloved physician in Natchez, Mississippi. But this revered Southern figure has secrets known only to himself and a handful of others.&nbsp; Among them, Tom has a second son, the product of an 1960s affair with his devoted African American nurse, Viola Turner.&nbsp; It is Viola who has been murdered, and her bitter son--Penn's half-brother--who sets in motion the murder case against his father.&nbsp; The resulting investigation exhumes dangerous ghosts from Mississippi's violent past. In some way that Penn cannot fathom, Viola Turner was a nexus point between his father and the Double Eagles, a savage splinter cell of the KKK. More troubling still, the long-buried secrets shared by Dr. Cage and the former Klansmen may hold the key to the most devastating assassinations of the 1960s. The surviving Double Eagles will stop at nothing to keep their past crimes buried, and with the help of some of the most influential men in the state, they seek to ensure that Dr. Cage either takes the fall for them, or takes his secrets to an early grave.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tom Cage's murder trial sets a terrible clock in motion, and unless Penn can pierce the veil of the past and exonerate his father, his family will be destroyed. Unable to trust anyone around him--not even his own mother--Penn joins forces with Serenity Butler, a famous young black author who has come to Natchez to write about his father's case. Together, Penn and Serenity--a former soldier--battle to crack the Double Eagles and discover the secret history of the Cage family and the South itself, a desperate move that risks the only thing they have left to gamble: their lives.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=moana+bush+jared&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Moana.jpg" alt="Moana (Rated PG)" width="190" height="255" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Moana (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Young navigator Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho), the daughter of a Polynesian tribal chief, is chosen to find a precious artifact that could save her people. She teams with demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to locate a legendary island, and together the pair explore fantastical lands and encounter incredible sea creatures in this animated adventure from Disney. The film's soundtrack includes contributions from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony and Grammy-winning creator of the popular stage musical Hamilton. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=passengers+jennifer+lawrence&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Passengers.jpg" alt="Passengers (Rated PG-13)" width="191" height="258" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Passengers (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Two passengers (Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence) aboard a spacecraft traveling to a distant planet are brought out of suspended animation by a technical glitch -- 90 years before the vessel is due to reach its destination. Together, they must investigate the malfunction that awakened them, which could threaten the safety of the ship. Michael Sheen and Laurence Fishburne co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=wanderers+howrey&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.24.17/Wanderers.jpg" alt="The Wanderers by Meg Howrey" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Wanderers by Meg Howrey</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/march-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="42" height="47" />A LibraryReads pick for March 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In four years, aerospace giant Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane, Yoshihiro Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they&rsquo;re the crew for the historic voyage by spending seventeen months in the most realistic simulation ever created. Constantly observed by Prime Space&rsquo;s team of "Obbers," Helen, Yoshi, and Sergei must appear ever in control. But as their surreal pantomime progresses, each soon realizes that the complications of inner space are no less fraught than those of outer space. The borders between what is real and unreal begin to blur, and each astronaut is forced to confront demons past and present, even as they struggle to navigate their increasingly claustrophobic quarters&mdash;and each other.&nbsp;<br /><br />Astonishingly imaginative, tenderly comedic, and unerringly wise,&nbsp;<i>The Wanderers</i>&nbsp;explores the differences between those who go and those who stay, telling a story about the desire behind all exploration: the longing for discovery and the great search to understand the human heart.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from&nbsp;Amazon. * Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span></p> Adults Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/24/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1227&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+family+gene+linder&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.13.17/Family Gene.jpg" alt="The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future by Joselin Linder" width="190" height="277" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future by Joselin Linder</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">When Joselin Linder was in her twenties her legs suddenly started to swell. After years of misdiagnoses, doctors discovered a deadly blockage in her liver. Struggling to find &nbsp;an explanation for her unusual condition, Joselin compared the medical chart of her father&mdash;who had died from a mysterious disease, ten years prior&mdash;with that of an uncle who had died under similarly strange circumstances. Delving further into the past, she discovered that her great-grandmother had displayed symptoms similar to hers before her death. Clearly, this was more than a fluke. <br /><br />Setting out to build a more complete picture of the illness that haunted her family, Joselin approached Dr. Christine Seidman, the head of a group of world-class genetic researchers at Harvard Medical School, for help. Dr. Seidman had been working on her family&rsquo;s case for twenty years and had finally confirmed that fourteen of Joselin&rsquo;s relatives carried something called a private mutation&mdash;meaning that they were the first known people to experience the baffling symptoms of a brand new genetic mutation. Here, Joselin tells the story of their gene: the lives it claimed and the future of genomic medicine with the potential to save those that remain.&nbsp;<br /><br />Digging into family records and medical history, conducting interviews with relatives and friends, and reflecting on her own experiences with the Harvard doctor, Joselin pieces together the lineage of this deadly gene to write a gripping and unforgettable exploration of family, history, and love. A compelling chronicle of survival and perseverance, <em>The Family Gene </em>is an important story of a young woman reckoning with her father&rsquo;s death, her own mortality, and her ethical obligations to herself and those closest to her.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=gulf+american+sea+davis&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.13.17/Gulf.jpg" alt="The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea by Jack E. Davis" width="190" height="289" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea by Jack E. Davis</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">When painter Winslow Homer first sailed into the Gulf of Mexico, he was struck by its "special kind of providence." Indeed, the Gulf presented itself as America&rsquo;s sea&#8213;bound by geography, culture, and tradition to the national experience&#8213;and yet, there has never been a comprehensive history of the Gulf until now. And so, in this rich and original work that explores the Gulf through our human connection with the sea, environmental historian Jack E. Davis finally places this exceptional region into the American mythos in a sweeping history that extends from the Pleistocene age to the twenty-first century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Significant beyond tragic oil spills and hurricanes, the Gulf has historically been one of the world's most bounteous marine environments, supporting human life for millennia. Davis starts from the premise that nature lies at the center of human existence, and takes readers on a compelling and, at times, wrenching journey from the Florida Keys to the Texas Rio Grande, along marshy shorelines and majestic estuarine bays, profoundly beautiful and life-giving, though fated to exploitation by esurient oil men and real-estate developers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Rich in vivid, previously untold stories, <em>The Gulf</em> tells the larger narrative of the American Sea&#8213;from the sportfish that brought the earliest tourists to Gulf shores to Hollywood&rsquo;s engagement with the first offshore oil wells&#8213;as it inspired and empowered, sometimes to its own detriment, the ethnically diverse groups of a growing nation. Davis' pageant of historical characters is vast, including: the presidents who directed western expansion toward its shores, the New England fishers who introduced their own distinct skills to the region, and the industries and big agriculture that sent their contamination downstream into the estuarine wonderland. Nor does Davis neglect the colorfully idiosyncratic individuals: the Tabasco king who devoted his life to wildlife conservation, the Texas shrimper who gave hers to clean water and public health, as well as the New York architect who hooked the &ldquo;big one&rdquo; that set the sportfishing world on fire.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=inferno+ebola&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.13.17/Inferno.jpg" alt="Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story by Steven Hatch" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story by Steven Hatch</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Hundreds of victims perished each week; whole families were destroyed in a matter of days; so many died so quickly that the culturally taboo practice of cremation had to be instituted to dispose of the bodies. With little help from the international community and a population ravaged by disease and fear, the war-torn African nation was simply unprepared to deal with the catastrophe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A physician&rsquo;s memoir about the ravages of a terrible disease and the small hospital that fought to contain it, <i>Inferno </i>is also an explanation of the science and biology of Ebola: how it is transmitted and spreads with such ferocity. And as Dr. Hatch notes, while Ebola is temporarily under control, it will inevitably re-emerge&#8213;as will other plagues, notably the Zika virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency. <i>Inferno</i> is a glimpse into the white-hot center of a crisis that will come again.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=madame+president+cooper&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/3.13.17/Madame%20Presdient.jpg" alt="Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by Helene Cooper" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by Helene Cooper</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women&rsquo;s movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.<br /><br />When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished a barrier few thought possible, obliterating centuries of patriarchal rule to become the first female elected head of state in Africa&rsquo;s history. <i>Madame President</i> is the inspiring, often heartbreaking story of Sirleaf&rsquo;s evolution from an ordinary Liberian mother of four boys to international banking executive, from a victim of domestic violence to a political icon, from a post-war president to a Nobel Peace Prize winner. <br /><br />Pulitzer Prize&ndash;winning journalist and bestselling author Helene Cooper deftly weaves Sirleaf&rsquo;s personal story into the larger narrative of the coming of age of Liberian women. The highs and lows of Sirleaf&rsquo;s life are filled with indelible images; from imprisonment in a jail cell for standing up to Liberia&rsquo;s military government to addressing the United States Congress, from reeling under the onslaught of the Ebola pandemic to signing a deal with Hillary Clinton when she was still Secretary of State that enshrined American support for Liberia&rsquo;s future.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rules+do+not+apply&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.13.17/Rules Do Not Apply.jpg" alt="The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir by Ariel Levy" width="190" height="281" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir by Ariel Levy</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">When thirty-eight-year-old <i>New Yorker</i> writer Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true.<br /><br />Levy picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Like much of her generation, she was raised to resist traditional rules&mdash;about work, about love, and about womanhood.<br /><br />&ldquo;I wanted what we all want: everything. We want a mate who feels like family and a lover who is exotic, surprising. We want to be youthful adventurers and middle-aged mothers. We want intimacy and autonomy, safety and stimulation, reassurance and novelty, coziness and thrills. But we can&rsquo;t have it all.&rdquo;<br /><br />In this profound and beautiful memoir, Levy chronicles the adventure and heartbreak of being &ldquo;a woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.&rdquo; Her own story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed&mdash;and of what is eternal.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=wild+nights+sleep&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.13.17/Wild Nights.jpg" alt="Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World by Benjamin Reiss" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World</h2> <div style="text-align: justify;">Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? Why do we spend so much time and money managing and medicating it, and training ourselves and our children to do it correctly? In <i>Wild Nights</i>, Benjamin Reiss finds answers in sleep's hidden history--one that leads to our present, sleep-obsessed society, its tacitly accepted rules, and their troubling consequences.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Today we define a good night's sleep very narrowly: eight hours in one shot, sealed off in private bedrooms, children apart from parents. But for most of human history, practically no one slept this way. Tracing sleep's transformation since the dawn of the industrial age, Reiss weaves together insights from literature, social and medical history, and cutting-edge science to show how and why we have tried and failed to tame sleep. In lyrical prose, he leads readers from bedrooms and laboratories to factories and battlefields to Henry David Thoreau's famous cabin at Walden Pond, telling the stories of troubled sleepers, hibernating peasants, sleepwalking preachers, cave-dwelling sleep researchers, slaves who led nighttime uprisings, rebellious workers, spectacularly frazzled parents, and utopian dreamers. We are hardly the first people, Reiss makes clear, to chafe against our modern rules for sleeping.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">A stirring testament to sleep's diversity, <i>Wild Nights</i> offers a profound reminder that in the vulnerability of slumber we can find our shared humanity. By peeling back the covers of history, Reiss recaptures sleep's mystery and grandeur and offers hope to weary readers: as sleep was transformed once before, so too can it change today.</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+family+gene+linder&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.13.17/Family Gene.jpg" alt="The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future by Joselin Linder" width="190" height="277" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future by Joselin Linder</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">When Joselin Linder was in her twenties her legs suddenly started to swell. After years of misdiagnoses, doctors discovered a deadly blockage in her liver. Struggling to find &nbsp;an explanation for her unusual condition, Joselin compared the medical chart of her father&mdash;who had died from a mysterious disease, ten years prior&mdash;with that of an uncle who had died under similarly strange circumstances. Delving further into the past, she discovered that her great-grandmother had displayed symptoms similar to hers before her death. Clearly, this was more than a fluke. <br /><br />Setting out to build a more complete picture of the illness that haunted her family, Joselin approached Dr. Christine Seidman, the head of a group of world-class genetic researchers at Harvard Medical School, for help. Dr. Seidman had been working on her family&rsquo;s case for twenty years and had finally confirmed that fourteen of Joselin&rsquo;s relatives carried something called a private mutation&mdash;meaning that they were the first known people to experience the baffling symptoms of a brand new genetic mutation. Here, Joselin tells the story of their gene: the lives it claimed and the future of genomic medicine with the potential to save those that remain.&nbsp;<br /><br />Digging into family records and medical history, conducting interviews with relatives and friends, and reflecting on her own experiences with the Harvard doctor, Joselin pieces together the lineage of this deadly gene to write a gripping and unforgettable exploration of family, history, and love. A compelling chronicle of survival and perseverance, <em>The Family Gene </em>is an important story of a young woman reckoning with her father&rsquo;s death, her own mortality, and her ethical obligations to herself and those closest to her.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=gulf+american+sea+davis&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.13.17/Gulf.jpg" alt="The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea by Jack E. Davis" width="190" height="289" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea by Jack E. Davis</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">When painter Winslow Homer first sailed into the Gulf of Mexico, he was struck by its "special kind of providence." Indeed, the Gulf presented itself as America&rsquo;s sea&#8213;bound by geography, culture, and tradition to the national experience&#8213;and yet, there has never been a comprehensive history of the Gulf until now. And so, in this rich and original work that explores the Gulf through our human connection with the sea, environmental historian Jack E. Davis finally places this exceptional region into the American mythos in a sweeping history that extends from the Pleistocene age to the twenty-first century.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Significant beyond tragic oil spills and hurricanes, the Gulf has historically been one of the world's most bounteous marine environments, supporting human life for millennia. Davis starts from the premise that nature lies at the center of human existence, and takes readers on a compelling and, at times, wrenching journey from the Florida Keys to the Texas Rio Grande, along marshy shorelines and majestic estuarine bays, profoundly beautiful and life-giving, though fated to exploitation by esurient oil men and real-estate developers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Rich in vivid, previously untold stories, <em>The Gulf</em> tells the larger narrative of the American Sea&#8213;from the sportfish that brought the earliest tourists to Gulf shores to Hollywood&rsquo;s engagement with the first offshore oil wells&#8213;as it inspired and empowered, sometimes to its own detriment, the ethnically diverse groups of a growing nation. Davis' pageant of historical characters is vast, including: the presidents who directed western expansion toward its shores, the New England fishers who introduced their own distinct skills to the region, and the industries and big agriculture that sent their contamination downstream into the estuarine wonderland. Nor does Davis neglect the colorfully idiosyncratic individuals: the Tabasco king who devoted his life to wildlife conservation, the Texas shrimper who gave hers to clean water and public health, as well as the New York architect who hooked the &ldquo;big one&rdquo; that set the sportfishing world on fire.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=inferno+ebola&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.13.17/Inferno.jpg" alt="Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story by Steven Hatch" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story by Steven Hatch</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Hundreds of victims perished each week; whole families were destroyed in a matter of days; so many died so quickly that the culturally taboo practice of cremation had to be instituted to dispose of the bodies. With little help from the international community and a population ravaged by disease and fear, the war-torn African nation was simply unprepared to deal with the catastrophe.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A physician&rsquo;s memoir about the ravages of a terrible disease and the small hospital that fought to contain it, <i>Inferno </i>is also an explanation of the science and biology of Ebola: how it is transmitted and spreads with such ferocity. And as Dr. Hatch notes, while Ebola is temporarily under control, it will inevitably re-emerge&#8213;as will other plagues, notably the Zika virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency. <i>Inferno</i> is a glimpse into the white-hot center of a crisis that will come again.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=madame+president+cooper&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/3.13.17/Madame%20Presdient.jpg" alt="Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by Helene Cooper" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by Helene Cooper</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women&rsquo;s movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.<br /><br />When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished a barrier few thought possible, obliterating centuries of patriarchal rule to become the first female elected head of state in Africa&rsquo;s history. <i>Madame President</i> is the inspiring, often heartbreaking story of Sirleaf&rsquo;s evolution from an ordinary Liberian mother of four boys to international banking executive, from a victim of domestic violence to a political icon, from a post-war president to a Nobel Peace Prize winner. <br /><br />Pulitzer Prize&ndash;winning journalist and bestselling author Helene Cooper deftly weaves Sirleaf&rsquo;s personal story into the larger narrative of the coming of age of Liberian women. The highs and lows of Sirleaf&rsquo;s life are filled with indelible images; from imprisonment in a jail cell for standing up to Liberia&rsquo;s military government to addressing the United States Congress, from reeling under the onslaught of the Ebola pandemic to signing a deal with Hillary Clinton when she was still Secretary of State that enshrined American support for Liberia&rsquo;s future.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rules+do+not+apply&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.13.17/Rules Do Not Apply.jpg" alt="The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir by Ariel Levy" width="190" height="281" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir by Ariel Levy</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">When thirty-eight-year-old <i>New Yorker</i> writer Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true.<br /><br />Levy picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Like much of her generation, she was raised to resist traditional rules&mdash;about work, about love, and about womanhood.<br /><br />&ldquo;I wanted what we all want: everything. We want a mate who feels like family and a lover who is exotic, surprising. We want to be youthful adventurers and middle-aged mothers. We want intimacy and autonomy, safety and stimulation, reassurance and novelty, coziness and thrills. But we can&rsquo;t have it all.&rdquo;<br /><br />In this profound and beautiful memoir, Levy chronicles the adventure and heartbreak of being &ldquo;a woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.&rdquo; Her own story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed&mdash;and of what is eternal.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=wild+nights+sleep&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.13.17/Wild Nights.jpg" alt="Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World by Benjamin Reiss" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World</h2> <div style="text-align: justify;">Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? Why do we spend so much time and money managing and medicating it, and training ourselves and our children to do it correctly? In <i>Wild Nights</i>, Benjamin Reiss finds answers in sleep's hidden history--one that leads to our present, sleep-obsessed society, its tacitly accepted rules, and their troubling consequences.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Today we define a good night's sleep very narrowly: eight hours in one shot, sealed off in private bedrooms, children apart from parents. But for most of human history, practically no one slept this way. Tracing sleep's transformation since the dawn of the industrial age, Reiss weaves together insights from literature, social and medical history, and cutting-edge science to show how and why we have tried and failed to tame sleep. In lyrical prose, he leads readers from bedrooms and laboratories to factories and battlefields to Henry David Thoreau's famous cabin at Walden Pond, telling the stories of troubled sleepers, hibernating peasants, sleepwalking preachers, cave-dwelling sleep researchers, slaves who led nighttime uprisings, rebellious workers, spectacularly frazzled parents, and utopian dreamers. We are hardly the first people, Reiss makes clear, to chafe against our modern rules for sleeping.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">A stirring testament to sleep's diversity, <i>Wild Nights</i> offers a profound reminder that in the vulnerability of slumber we can find our shared humanity. By peeling back the covers of history, Reiss recaptures sleep's mystery and grandeur and offers hope to weary readers: as sleep was transformed once before, so too can it change today.</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span></p> Adults Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/13/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1219&category=Adults Genealogy Research for Beginners <span class="heading"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/family%20tree%20image%20clipart.jpg" alt="family tree art" width="350" height="352" /></span><strong>Are you interested in researching your family tree, but are unsure where to begin?</strong></p> <p>Begin by joining Vickie, one of our Indiana Room librarians, on Wednesday, March 29, from 2:30-3:30PM in the Delaware Room. &nbsp;Learn about &nbsp;various genealogy resources that are available in the Indiana Room and online to help you with your research. &nbsp;Some of the topics&nbsp;that we will cover during this&nbsp;session include: basic guidelines on completing a family tree; ideas&nbsp;to help you keep track of the items that you have researched; and various resources that you can utilize&nbsp;when doing your genealogy research, such as obituaries, birth&nbsp;notices, military records, the census, etc. &nbsp;We invite teens and adults to join us for this informative&nbsp;program.&nbsp; <p><span class="heading"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/family%20tree%20image%20clipart.jpg" alt="family tree art" width="350" height="352" /></span><strong>Are you interested in researching your family tree, but are unsure where to begin?</strong></p> <p>Begin by joining Vickie, one of our Indiana Room librarians, on Wednesday, March 29, from 2:30-3:30PM in the Delaware Room. &nbsp;Learn about &nbsp;various genealogy resources that are available in the Indiana Room and online to help you with your research. &nbsp;Some of the topics&nbsp;that we will cover during this&nbsp;session include: basic guidelines on completing a family tree; ideas&nbsp;to help you keep track of the items that you have researched; and various resources that you can utilize&nbsp;when doing your genealogy research, such as obituaries, birth&nbsp;notices, military records, the census, etc. &nbsp;We invite teens and adults to join us for this informative&nbsp;program.&nbsp;</p> Adults Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:30:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/13/adults/genealogy-research-for-beginners/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1221&category=Adults Elizabeth Amanda Sheets Chandler's Story <p class="left border"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana Room/chandler2.jpg" alt="" width="388" height="345" /></p> <p>It was such a nice story. The kind of story you tell your grandchildren. The kind of story that gets you in the newspapers - newspapers all across the country. The kind of story that might make you wish you had never told it.</p> <p>Such was the story told by Elizabeth Amanda Sheets Chandler.</p> <p>She said that as a 17-year-old she had eloped with her secret beau, James Henry Chandler, from their homes near Mount Sidney, in Augusta County, Virginia and traveled to Harper&rsquo;s Ferry where they planned to be wed. However, once there they discovered that, because of local conditions, they could not be married in Harper&rsquo;s Ferry and so they took the next stage to Washington, which let them off in front of the White House.</p> <p>Being &ldquo;just a couple of green Virginians from down in the hills, and not knowing any better,&rdquo; they asked if they could get married at the White House. A butler met them at the front door and took them to the office of President Abraham Lincoln, who asked the couple what they wanted. After some conversation Lincoln sent a porter out with Mr. Chandler to fetch a minister.&nbsp; While they were waiting Lincoln talked to Elizabeth about the war and the possibility of her husband fighting. When he saw that this upset her he changed the subject and began to tell jokes.</p> <p>When the groom returned with a Baptist minister they held the ceremony. A member of the Cabinet stood up with the couple and the President gave the bride away. Mrs. Lincoln was the first person to congratulate them. That evening a social event was being held at the White House and the newlyweds were invited to attend it, which they did, and then they started for home in the wee hours of the morning.</p> <p>As the war progressed, Mr. Chandler eventually joined the Union forces and it was several years after the end of the war before he could safely return to their home. Given his neighbors' negativity about his service, Henry and Elizabeth left that area and moved to Indiana about 1870, settling on a farm in the area of Middletown where they raised their family.</p> <p>Such was her story and it was reported in newspapers across the country from 1906 until her death in 1934.&nbsp; Unfortunately, it appears that it wasn&rsquo;t true, at least not all of it.</p> <p>Research done by L.D. Carman, M.D. in 1926 shows that James H. Chandler and Elizabeth A. Sheits (sic) were married in Washington D.C., but on October 31,1859,well over a year before Abraham Lincoln became president. He suggests that they were unable to be married in Harper&rsquo;s Ferry because the trial of John Brown for the attack on the Harper&rsquo;s Ferry Arsenal was being held a short distance away. He also relates that Mrs. Chandler, when speaking seriously, said she was married at the White House Hotel. In 1859 a hotel by that name was located in Georgetown, a block from the ferry and on the road used by the Harper&rsquo;s Ferry stage.1</p> <p>In confirmation, the 1850 Federal Census shows Elizabeth A. Sheets, age 8, living with John and Nancy Sheets in Augusta County, Virginia while the 1860 Federal Census shows Elizabeth Chandler, age 19, living with Henry Chandler, also in Augusta County.</p> <p>So why did Elizabeth tell this whopper? We&rsquo;ll never know, but something she said may give us a clue.&nbsp; The (Greenfield) Daily Reporter, February 12, 1934, quoted her as saying, &ldquo;I was born for fun&hellip;I believe I have had more fun in my life than anybody in the world. And I have never done anything that I am ashamed of.&rdquo;</p> <p>We won&rsquo;t condemn her for a story that hurt no one and added some fun to her life, but we&rsquo;ll remember not to believe everything we read in the newspaper.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1&nbsp; L.D. Carman, M.D., The Other White House: An Illustration of the Unreliability of History Concerning Abraham Lincoln.&nbsp; Washington, DC : [The Author], January 1926.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Picture credit: The Republic (Columbus, Indiana) 11 February 1929</p> <h3 class="border left">&nbsp;</h3> <p class="left border"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana Room/chandler2.jpg" alt="" width="388" height="345" /></p> <p>It was such a nice story. The kind of story you tell your grandchildren. The kind of story that gets you in the newspapers - newspapers all across the country. The kind of story that might make you wish you had never told it.</p> <p>Such was the story told by Elizabeth Amanda Sheets Chandler.</p> <p>She said that as a 17-year-old she had eloped with her secret beau, James Henry Chandler, from their homes near Mount Sidney, in Augusta County, Virginia and traveled to Harper&rsquo;s Ferry where they planned to be wed. However, once there they discovered that, because of local conditions, they could not be married in Harper&rsquo;s Ferry and so they took the next stage to Washington, which let them off in front of the White House.</p> <p>Being &ldquo;just a couple of green Virginians from down in the hills, and not knowing any better,&rdquo; they asked if they could get married at the White House. A butler met them at the front door and took them to the office of President Abraham Lincoln, who asked the couple what they wanted. After some conversation Lincoln sent a porter out with Mr. Chandler to fetch a minister.&nbsp; While they were waiting Lincoln talked to Elizabeth about the war and the possibility of her husband fighting. When he saw that this upset her he changed the subject and began to tell jokes.</p> <p>When the groom returned with a Baptist minister they held the ceremony. A member of the Cabinet stood up with the couple and the President gave the bride away. Mrs. Lincoln was the first person to congratulate them. That evening a social event was being held at the White House and the newlyweds were invited to attend it, which they did, and then they started for home in the wee hours of the morning.</p> <p>As the war progressed, Mr. Chandler eventually joined the Union forces and it was several years after the end of the war before he could safely return to their home. Given his neighbors' negativity about his service, Henry and Elizabeth left that area and moved to Indiana about 1870, settling on a farm in the area of Middletown where they raised their family.</p> <p>Such was her story and it was reported in newspapers across the country from 1906 until her death in 1934.&nbsp; Unfortunately, it appears that it wasn&rsquo;t true, at least not all of it.</p> <p>Research done by L.D. Carman, M.D. in 1926 shows that James H. Chandler and Elizabeth A. Sheits (sic) were married in Washington D.C., but on October 31,1859,well over a year before Abraham Lincoln became president. He suggests that they were unable to be married in Harper&rsquo;s Ferry because the trial of John Brown for the attack on the Harper&rsquo;s Ferry Arsenal was being held a short distance away. He also relates that Mrs. Chandler, when speaking seriously, said she was married at the White House Hotel. In 1859 a hotel by that name was located in Georgetown, a block from the ferry and on the road used by the Harper&rsquo;s Ferry stage.1</p> <p>In confirmation, the 1850 Federal Census shows Elizabeth A. Sheets, age 8, living with John and Nancy Sheets in Augusta County, Virginia while the 1860 Federal Census shows Elizabeth Chandler, age 19, living with Henry Chandler, also in Augusta County.</p> <p>So why did Elizabeth tell this whopper? We&rsquo;ll never know, but something she said may give us a clue.&nbsp; The (Greenfield) Daily Reporter, February 12, 1934, quoted her as saying, &ldquo;I was born for fun&hellip;I believe I have had more fun in my life than anybody in the world. And I have never done anything that I am ashamed of.&rdquo;</p> <p>We won&rsquo;t condemn her for a story that hurt no one and added some fun to her life, but we&rsquo;ll remember not to believe everything we read in the newspaper.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1&nbsp; L.D. Carman, M.D., The Other White House: An Illustration of the Unreliability of History Concerning Abraham Lincoln.&nbsp; Washington, DC : [The Author], January 1926.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Picture credit: The Republic (Columbus, Indiana) 11 February 1929</p> <h3 class="border left">&nbsp;</h3> Adults Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/10/adults/elizabeth-amanda-sheets-chandler-s-story/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1220&category=Adults G.I. Joe is on Display! The series <em>G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero</em> was published by Marvel Comics from 1982 to 1994. &nbsp;G.I. Joe told the tales of an elite covert special military force battling the terrorist group Cobra, who was bent on world domination. &nbsp;Enjoy the art, storylines, and the action of these "real American heroes" on display in the Indiana Room of the Anderson Public Library!<br /><br />Comic books from the private collection of Bill Hartley <p>The series <em>G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero</em> was published by Marvel Comics from 1982 to 1994. &nbsp;G.I. Joe told the tales of an elite covert special military force battling the terrorist group Cobra, who was bent on world domination. &nbsp;Enjoy the art, storylines, and the action of these "real American heroes" on display in the Indiana Room of the Anderson Public Library!<br /><br />Comic books from the private collection of Bill Hartley</p> Adults Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/09/adults/g.i.-joe-is-on-display/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1204&category=Adults Game Night for Grownups: Catan <p style="text-align: justify;">A monthly gaming group for adults only! Held monthly on the <strong>second Monday of the month</strong> in the Cardinal Room on the third floor <strong>from 5:00pm to 7:45pm</strong>. It's always free to attend. Light snacks and refreshments are provided and you are welcome to bring in your own snacks/dinner (we realize that this program is during dinner hours!). <strong>Ages 18+ only!</strong><img class="right" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Settlers-of-Catan-Board-Game.png" alt="" width="343" height="242" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We focus on a single game each month...it's okay if you don't know how to play! We'll teach it to you and then have plenty of time to play through.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The game this month is the classic <strong>Catan (a.k.a. The Settlers of Catan) </strong>and several of its variants. Your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan&rsquo;s many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and desert. The random mix creates a different board virtually every game. Guide your settlers to victory by clever trading and cunning development. Use resource combinations&mdash;grain, wool, ore, brick, and lumber&mdash;to buy handy development cards and build roads, settlements, and cities. But beware! Someone might cut off your road or buy a monopoly. And you never know when the wily robber might steal some of your precious gains! <br /><br /><strong>Several editions and variants of Catan will be available to play, including <em>The Catan Dice Game</em>, <em>The Struggle for Catan</em> card game, and a GIANT floor version!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Date:</strong> March 13, 2017<br /> <strong>Time:</strong> 5:00-7:45pm (drop in anytime!)<br /> <strong>Where:</strong> Cardinal Room on the third floor <p style="text-align: justify;">A monthly gaming group for adults only! Held monthly on the <strong>second Monday of the month</strong> in the Cardinal Room on the third floor <strong>from 5:00pm to 7:45pm</strong>. It's always free to attend. Light snacks and refreshments are provided and you are welcome to bring in your own snacks/dinner (we realize that this program is during dinner hours!). <strong>Ages 18+ only!</strong><img class="right" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Settlers-of-Catan-Board-Game.png" alt="" width="343" height="242" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We focus on a single game each month...it's okay if you don't know how to play! We'll teach it to you and then have plenty of time to play through.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The game this month is the classic <strong>Catan (a.k.a. The Settlers of Catan) </strong>and several of its variants. Your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan&rsquo;s many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and desert. The random mix creates a different board virtually every game. Guide your settlers to victory by clever trading and cunning development. Use resource combinations&mdash;grain, wool, ore, brick, and lumber&mdash;to buy handy development cards and build roads, settlements, and cities. But beware! Someone might cut off your road or buy a monopoly. And you never know when the wily robber might steal some of your precious gains! <br /><br /><strong>Several editions and variants of Catan will be available to play, including <em>The Catan Dice Game</em>, <em>The Struggle for Catan</em> card game, and a GIANT floor version!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Date:</strong> March 13, 2017<br /> <strong>Time:</strong> 5:00-7:45pm (drop in anytime!)<br /> <strong>Where:</strong> Cardinal Room on the third floor</p> Adults Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:40:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/07/adults/game-night-for-grownups-catan/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1218&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=arrival+amy+adams&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Arrival.jpg" alt="Arrival (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Arrival (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecraft plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist (Amy Adams) and a theoretical physicist (Jeremy Renner) must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity. Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=conjuring+light+schwab&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Conjuring of Light.jpg" alt="A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes struggle. The direct sequel to <i>A Gathering of Shadows</i>, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, <i>A Conjuring of Light </i>sees the newly minted New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab reach a thrilling conclusion concerning the fate of beloved protagonists&#8213;and old foes.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=dead+letters+caite&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Dead Letters.jpg" alt="Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach " width="190" height="284" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Dead Letters by&nbsp;Caite Dolan-Leach&nbsp;</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ava Antipova has her reasons for running away: a failing family vineyard, a romantic betrayal, a mercurial sister, an absent father, a mother slipping into dementia. In Paris, Ava renounces her terribly practical undergraduate degree, acquires a French boyfriend and a taste for much better wine, and erases her past. Two years later, she must return to upstate New York. Her twin sister, Zelda, is dead.<br /><br />Even in a family of alcoholics, Zelda Antipova was the wild one, notorious for her mind games and destructive behavior. Stuck tending the vineyard and the girls&rsquo; increasingly unstable mother, Zelda was allegedly burned alive when she passed out in the barn with a lit cigarette. But Ava finds the official explanation a little too neat. A little too <i>Zelda</i>. Then she receives a cryptic message&mdash;from her sister.<br /><br />Just as Ava suspected, Zelda&rsquo;s playing one of her games. In fact, she&rsquo;s outdone herself, leaving a series of clues about her disappearance. With the police stuck on a red herring, Ava follows the trail laid just for her, thinking like her sister, keeping her secrets, immersing herself in Zelda&rsquo;s drama and her outlandish circle of friends and lovers. Along the way, Zelda forces her twin to confront their twisted history and the boy who broke Ava&rsquo;s heart. But why? Is Zelda trying to punish Ava for leaving, or to teach her a lesson? Or is she simply trying to write her own ending?</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=doctor+strange+benedict&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Doctor Strange.jpg" alt="Doctor Strange (PG-13)" width="189" height="252" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Doctor Strange (PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">After a car accident leaves him with nerve damage that ends his career as a New York neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) travels to Kathmandu in the hope of finding an otherworldly cure for his injuries. There, a powerful mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) accepts him as her pupil and trains him in the art of sorcery. Eventually, Strange must use his new powers to stop a rival (Mads Mikkelsen) from causing chaos by accessing the Dark Dimension. Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Benedict Wong co-star in this entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.*&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=exit+west+hamid&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Exit West.jpg" alt="Exit West by Moshin Hamid" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Exit West by Moshin Hamid</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet&mdash;sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors&mdash;doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . .<br /><br /><i>Exit West</i> follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hacksaw+ridge&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Hacksaw Ridge.jpg" alt="Hacksaw Ridge (Rated R)" width="190" height="256" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Hacksaw Ridge (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mel Gibson directed this biopic about World War II Army medic Desmond Doss (played here by Andrew Garfield). A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, and Sam Worthington&nbsp;co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=humans+bow+down&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Humans, Bow Down.jpg" alt="Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson" width="190" height="294" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Great War is over. The robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices: they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created, or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it's a crime just to be human. And the robots aren't content--following the orders of their soulless leader, they're planning to conquer humanity's last refuge and ensure that all humans bow down.<br /><br />The only thing more powerful than an enemy who feels nothing is a warrior with nothing left to lose. Six, a feisty, determined woman whose parents were killed with the first shots of the war, and whose siblings lie rotting in prison, is a rebel with a cause: the overthrow of robot rule. Her partner in crime is Dubs, the one person who respects authority even less than she does. On the run for their lives after an attempted massacre, Six and Dubs are determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth. Pushed to the brink of survival, Dubs and Six discover a powerful secret that can help set humanity free, but they'll have to trust the unlikeliest of allies--or they'll be forced to bow down, once and for all.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=i+see+you+mackintosh&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/I See You.jpg" alt="I See You by Clare Mackintosh" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">I See You by Clare Mackintosh</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/march-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="34" height="38" />A LibraryReads Favorite for March 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her...<br />&nbsp;<br />It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her; a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com. <br />&nbsp;<br />Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they&rsquo;ve become the victims of increasingly violent crimes&mdash;including murder. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ad&rsquo;s twisted purpose...A discovery that turns her paranoia into full-blown panic. Zoe is sure that someone close to her has set her up as the next target. <br />&nbsp;<br />And now that man on the train&mdash;the one smiling at Zoe from across the car&mdash;could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen <i>her</i> and is ready to make his next move&hellip;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=manchester+by+the+sea&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Manchester by the Sa.jpg" alt="Manchester by the Sea (Rated R)" width="190" height="241" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Manchester by the Sea (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A hardened handyman named Lee (Casey Affleck) returns to his hometown in New England after the death of his brother (Kyle Chandler) to care for his 16-year-old nephew (Lucas Hedges), but his arrival also unearths his checkered past. Soon, Lee comes back into contact with his estranged wife (Michelle Williams) as he deals with life in his tight-knit former community. Kenneth Lonergan directed this family drama.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=moonlight+barry+jenkins&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Moonlight.jpg" alt="Moonlight (Rated R)" width="190" height="234" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Moonlight (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This drama charts the life of a black gay youth named Chiron as he grows up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. In the first segment, Chiron is a ten-year-old nicknamed "Little" (Alex Hibbert) who is taken in by a kindhearted Cuban drug dealer (Mahershala Ali) and his girlfriend (Janelle Mon&aacute;e). In the middle installment, a teenage Chiron (Ashton Sanders) explores his sexuality as he falls in love with a close friend. The final chapter follows Chiron in his twenties (Trevante Rhodes) as he reconnects with faces from his past. Directed by Barry Jenkins, Moonlight was adapted from a short play called In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney.*</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from <a href="http://www.amazon.com" target="_blank">Amazon.</a> *Item descriptions from <a href="http://www.allmovie.com" target="_blank">All Movie Guide</a>.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=arrival+amy+adams&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Arrival.jpg" alt="Arrival (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Arrival (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecraft plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist (Amy Adams) and a theoretical physicist (Jeremy Renner) must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity. Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=conjuring+light+schwab&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Conjuring of Light.jpg" alt="A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes struggle. The direct sequel to <i>A Gathering of Shadows</i>, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, <i>A Conjuring of Light </i>sees the newly minted New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab reach a thrilling conclusion concerning the fate of beloved protagonists&#8213;and old foes.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=dead+letters+caite&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Dead Letters.jpg" alt="Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach " width="190" height="284" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Dead Letters by&nbsp;Caite Dolan-Leach&nbsp;</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ava Antipova has her reasons for running away: a failing family vineyard, a romantic betrayal, a mercurial sister, an absent father, a mother slipping into dementia. In Paris, Ava renounces her terribly practical undergraduate degree, acquires a French boyfriend and a taste for much better wine, and erases her past. Two years later, she must return to upstate New York. Her twin sister, Zelda, is dead.<br /><br />Even in a family of alcoholics, Zelda Antipova was the wild one, notorious for her mind games and destructive behavior. Stuck tending the vineyard and the girls&rsquo; increasingly unstable mother, Zelda was allegedly burned alive when she passed out in the barn with a lit cigarette. But Ava finds the official explanation a little too neat. A little too <i>Zelda</i>. Then she receives a cryptic message&mdash;from her sister.<br /><br />Just as Ava suspected, Zelda&rsquo;s playing one of her games. In fact, she&rsquo;s outdone herself, leaving a series of clues about her disappearance. With the police stuck on a red herring, Ava follows the trail laid just for her, thinking like her sister, keeping her secrets, immersing herself in Zelda&rsquo;s drama and her outlandish circle of friends and lovers. Along the way, Zelda forces her twin to confront their twisted history and the boy who broke Ava&rsquo;s heart. But why? Is Zelda trying to punish Ava for leaving, or to teach her a lesson? Or is she simply trying to write her own ending?</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=doctor+strange+benedict&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Doctor Strange.jpg" alt="Doctor Strange (PG-13)" width="189" height="252" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Doctor Strange (PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">After a car accident leaves him with nerve damage that ends his career as a New York neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) travels to Kathmandu in the hope of finding an otherworldly cure for his injuries. There, a powerful mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) accepts him as her pupil and trains him in the art of sorcery. Eventually, Strange must use his new powers to stop a rival (Mads Mikkelsen) from causing chaos by accessing the Dark Dimension. Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Benedict Wong co-star in this entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.*&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=exit+west+hamid&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Exit West.jpg" alt="Exit West by Moshin Hamid" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Exit West by Moshin Hamid</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet&mdash;sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors&mdash;doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . .<br /><br /><i>Exit West</i> follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hacksaw+ridge&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Hacksaw Ridge.jpg" alt="Hacksaw Ridge (Rated R)" width="190" height="256" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Hacksaw Ridge (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mel Gibson directed this biopic about World War II Army medic Desmond Doss (played here by Andrew Garfield). A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, and Sam Worthington&nbsp;co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=humans+bow+down&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Humans, Bow Down.jpg" alt="Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson" width="190" height="294" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Great War is over. The robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices: they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created, or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it's a crime just to be human. And the robots aren't content--following the orders of their soulless leader, they're planning to conquer humanity's last refuge and ensure that all humans bow down.<br /><br />The only thing more powerful than an enemy who feels nothing is a warrior with nothing left to lose. Six, a feisty, determined woman whose parents were killed with the first shots of the war, and whose siblings lie rotting in prison, is a rebel with a cause: the overthrow of robot rule. Her partner in crime is Dubs, the one person who respects authority even less than she does. On the run for their lives after an attempted massacre, Six and Dubs are determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth. Pushed to the brink of survival, Dubs and Six discover a powerful secret that can help set humanity free, but they'll have to trust the unlikeliest of allies--or they'll be forced to bow down, once and for all.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=i+see+you+mackintosh&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/I See You.jpg" alt="I See You by Clare Mackintosh" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">I See You by Clare Mackintosh</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/march-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="34" height="38" />A LibraryReads Favorite for March 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her...<br />&nbsp;<br />It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her; a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com. <br />&nbsp;<br />Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they&rsquo;ve become the victims of increasingly violent crimes&mdash;including murder. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ad&rsquo;s twisted purpose...A discovery that turns her paranoia into full-blown panic. Zoe is sure that someone close to her has set her up as the next target. <br />&nbsp;<br />And now that man on the train&mdash;the one smiling at Zoe from across the car&mdash;could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen <i>her</i> and is ready to make his next move&hellip;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=manchester+by+the+sea&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Manchester by the Sa.jpg" alt="Manchester by the Sea (Rated R)" width="190" height="241" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Manchester by the Sea (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A hardened handyman named Lee (Casey Affleck) returns to his hometown in New England after the death of his brother (Kyle Chandler) to care for his 16-year-old nephew (Lucas Hedges), but his arrival also unearths his checkered past. Soon, Lee comes back into contact with his estranged wife (Michelle Williams) as he deals with life in his tight-knit former community. Kenneth Lonergan directed this family drama.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=moonlight+barry+jenkins&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/3.6.17/Moonlight.jpg" alt="Moonlight (Rated R)" width="190" height="234" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Moonlight (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This drama charts the life of a black gay youth named Chiron as he grows up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. In the first segment, Chiron is a ten-year-old nicknamed "Little" (Alex Hibbert) who is taken in by a kindhearted Cuban drug dealer (Mahershala Ali) and his girlfriend (Janelle Mon&aacute;e). In the middle installment, a teenage Chiron (Ashton Sanders) explores his sexuality as he falls in love with a close friend. The final chapter follows Chiron in his twenties (Trevante Rhodes) as he reconnects with faces from his past. Directed by Barry Jenkins, Moonlight was adapted from a short play called In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney.*</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from <a href="http://www.amazon.com" target="_blank">Amazon.</a> *Item descriptions from <a href="http://www.allmovie.com" target="_blank">All Movie Guide</a>.</span></p> Adults Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/06/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1216&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=invisibility+mitnick&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/2.28.17/Art%20of%20Invisibility.jpg" alt="The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data by Kevin Mitnick" width="190" height="294" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data by Kevin Mitnick</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.<br /><br />In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. <br /><br />Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as <em>the</em> expert on the subject of computer security.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=chosen+few+zoroya&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.28.17/Chosen Few.jpg" alt="The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan by Gregg Zoroyz" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan by Gregg Zoroya</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A single company of US paratroopers--calling themselves the "Chosen Few"--arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next fifteen months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, forced into a slow and grinding withdrawal, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters descending on them from all sides.<br /><br />Month after month, rocket-propelled grenades, rockets, and machine-gun fire poured down on the isolated and exposed paratroopers as America's focus and military resources shifted to Iraq. Just weeks before the paratroopers were to go home, they faced their last--and toughest--fight. Near the village of Wanat in Nuristan province, an estimated three hundred enemy fighters surrounded about fifty of the Chosen Few and others defending a partially finished combat base. Nine died and more than two dozen were wounded that day in July 2008, making it arguably the bloodiest battle of the war in Afghanistan.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=high+noon+frankel+glenn&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.28.17/High Noon.jpg" alt="High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">It's one of the most revered movies of Hollywood's golden era. Starring screen legend Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly in her first significant film role, <i>High Noon</i> was shot on a lean budget over just thirty-two days but achieved instant box-office and critical success. It won four Academy Awards in 1953, including a best actor win for Cooper. And it became a cultural touchstone, often cited by politicians as a favorite film, celebrating moral fortitude.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yet what has been often overlooked is that <i>High Noon</i> was made during the height of the Hollywood blacklist, a time of political inquisition and personal betrayal. In the middle of the film shoot, screenwriter Carl Foreman was forced to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities about his former membership in the Communist Party. Refusing to name names, he was eventually blacklisted and fled the United States. (His co-authored screenplay for another classic, <i>The Bridge on the River Kwai</i>, went uncredited in 1957.) Examined in light of Foreman's testimony, <i>High Noon</i>'s emphasis on courage and loyalty takes on deeper meaning and importance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Frankel tells the story of the making of a great American Western, exploring how Carl Foreman's concept of <i>High Noon </i>evolved from idea to first draft to final script, taking on allegorical weight. Both the classic film and its turbulent political times emerge newly illuminated.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=home+country+malek&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.28.17/Home that Was Our Country.jpg" alt="The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria by Alia Malek" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria by Alia Malek</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the Arab Spring's hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother's apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parent's decision to make their lives in America. In chronicling the people who lived in the Tahaan building, past and present, Alia portrays the Syrians-the Muslims, Christians, Jews, Armenians, and Kurds-who worked, loved, and suffered in close quarters, mirroring the political shifts in their country. Restoring her family's home as the country comes apart, she learns how to speak the coded language of oppression that exists in a dictatorship, while privately confronting her own fears about Syria's future.<br /><br /><i>The Home That Was Our Country </i>is a deeply researched, personal journey that shines a delicate but piercing light on Syrian history, society, and politics. Teeming with insights, the narrative weaves acute political analysis with a century of intimate family history, ultimately delivering an unforgettable portrait of the Syria that is being erased.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=homo+deus&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.28.17/Homo Deus.jpg" alt="Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed <em>New York Times</em> bestseller and international phenomenon <em>Sapiens</em>, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity&rsquo;s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style&mdash;thorough, yet riveting&mdash;famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake?<em> Homo Deus</em>&nbsp;explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century&mdash;from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is&nbsp;Homo Deus.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=inkblots+searls&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.28.17/Inkblots.jpg" alt="The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing by Damion Searls" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing by Damion Searls</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of ten carefully designed inkblots. For years he had grappled with the theories of Freud and Jung while also absorbing the aesthetic movements of the day, from Futurism to Dadaism. A visual artist himself, Rorschach had come to believe that who we are is less a matter of what we say, as Freud thought, than what we see.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=invisibility+mitnick&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/2.28.17/Art%20of%20Invisibility.jpg" alt="The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data by Kevin Mitnick" width="190" height="294" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data by Kevin Mitnick</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.<br /><br />In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. <br /><br />Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as <em>the</em> expert on the subject of computer security.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=chosen+few+zoroya&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.28.17/Chosen Few.jpg" alt="The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan by Gregg Zoroyz" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan by Gregg Zoroya</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A single company of US paratroopers--calling themselves the "Chosen Few"--arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next fifteen months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, forced into a slow and grinding withdrawal, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters descending on them from all sides.<br /><br />Month after month, rocket-propelled grenades, rockets, and machine-gun fire poured down on the isolated and exposed paratroopers as America's focus and military resources shifted to Iraq. Just weeks before the paratroopers were to go home, they faced their last--and toughest--fight. Near the village of Wanat in Nuristan province, an estimated three hundred enemy fighters surrounded about fifty of the Chosen Few and others defending a partially finished combat base. Nine died and more than two dozen were wounded that day in July 2008, making it arguably the bloodiest battle of the war in Afghanistan.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=high+noon+frankel+glenn&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.28.17/High Noon.jpg" alt="High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">It's one of the most revered movies of Hollywood's golden era. Starring screen legend Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly in her first significant film role, <i>High Noon</i> was shot on a lean budget over just thirty-two days but achieved instant box-office and critical success. It won four Academy Awards in 1953, including a best actor win for Cooper. And it became a cultural touchstone, often cited by politicians as a favorite film, celebrating moral fortitude.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yet what has been often overlooked is that <i>High Noon</i> was made during the height of the Hollywood blacklist, a time of political inquisition and personal betrayal. In the middle of the film shoot, screenwriter Carl Foreman was forced to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities about his former membership in the Communist Party. Refusing to name names, he was eventually blacklisted and fled the United States. (His co-authored screenplay for another classic, <i>The Bridge on the River Kwai</i>, went uncredited in 1957.) Examined in light of Foreman's testimony, <i>High Noon</i>'s emphasis on courage and loyalty takes on deeper meaning and importance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Frankel tells the story of the making of a great American Western, exploring how Carl Foreman's concept of <i>High Noon </i>evolved from idea to first draft to final script, taking on allegorical weight. Both the classic film and its turbulent political times emerge newly illuminated.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=home+country+malek&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.28.17/Home that Was Our Country.jpg" alt="The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria by Alia Malek" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria by Alia Malek</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the Arab Spring's hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother's apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parent's decision to make their lives in America. In chronicling the people who lived in the Tahaan building, past and present, Alia portrays the Syrians-the Muslims, Christians, Jews, Armenians, and Kurds-who worked, loved, and suffered in close quarters, mirroring the political shifts in their country. Restoring her family's home as the country comes apart, she learns how to speak the coded language of oppression that exists in a dictatorship, while privately confronting her own fears about Syria's future.<br /><br /><i>The Home That Was Our Country </i>is a deeply researched, personal journey that shines a delicate but piercing light on Syrian history, society, and politics. Teeming with insights, the narrative weaves acute political analysis with a century of intimate family history, ultimately delivering an unforgettable portrait of the Syria that is being erased.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=homo+deus&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.28.17/Homo Deus.jpg" alt="Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed <em>New York Times</em> bestseller and international phenomenon <em>Sapiens</em>, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity&rsquo;s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style&mdash;thorough, yet riveting&mdash;famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake?<em> Homo Deus</em>&nbsp;explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century&mdash;from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is&nbsp;Homo Deus.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=inkblots+searls&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.28.17/Inkblots.jpg" alt="The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing by Damion Searls" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing by Damion Searls</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of ten carefully designed inkblots. For years he had grappled with the theories of Freud and Jung while also absorbing the aesthetic movements of the day, from Futurism to Dadaism. A visual artist himself, Rorschach had come to believe that who we are is less a matter of what we say, as Freud thought, than what we see.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span></p> Adults Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/02/28/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1180&category=Adults Amelia Earhart in Anderson! Amelia Earhart and Major Reed Landis were two of the many distinguished guests who were invited to attend the dedication ceremony of Welch Field on May 31, 1929. Welch Field spanned 155 acres along State Route 67 and was located three miles southwest of Anderson. This commercial airport included two runways and a factory. Five thousand spectators attended the three-day celebratory event that featured stunt fliers, military airplanes, the Goodyear dirigible, contests, fireworks, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion, and several other prominent figures in aviation, including aircraft manufacturer Anthony Fokker and World War I air ace Eddie Rickenbacker.</p> <p>At the time of the dedication ceremony, thirty-two-year-old Earhart had just become famous the previous year for becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Ironically, she was not the pilot but a passenger in the Fokker Trimotor Friendship by invitation from the flight&rsquo;s sponsor. Nonetheless, she was hailed by the press as the female Charles A. Lindbergh, which led to her invitation to the dedication ceremony in Anderson. However, Earhart was determined to prove herself as a pilot for the latter reason. In 1932, she more than accomplished this task by becoming the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic, flying 2,026 miles from Newfoundland to Ireland in a record time of 14 hours and 56 minutes. She surpassed this achievement in 1935 when she became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland. Indeed, this legendary aviatrix blazed numerous trails for both aviation and women during the eight years after this picture was taken, all the while feeling uncomfortable with the inevitable ballyhoo. Tragically, she disappeared while attempting to fly around the world in 1937, but her presence in Anderson in 1929 was a prelude of great things to come.</p> <p>Landis, the gentleman accompanying Earhart in the photograph, was one of the many World War I air aces who were present for the dedication of Welch Field. The son of Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the first commissioner of professional baseball, Landis served in both the Royal Air Force and the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I. He rose in rank from lieutenant to major, shot down twelve enemy aircraft and five balloons, and was awarded both the American Distinguished Service Cross and the British Distinguished Flying Cross. Landis and Earhart had known each other since they were students at Hyde Park High School in Chicago. Like his better-known classmate, Landis was never comfortable with the publicity that he received for his wartime heroism. <p>Amelia Earhart and Major Reed Landis were two of the many distinguished guests who were invited to attend the dedication ceremony of Welch Field on May 31, 1929. Welch Field spanned 155 acres along State Route 67 and was located three miles southwest of Anderson. This commercial airport included two runways and a factory. Five thousand spectators attended the three-day celebratory event that featured stunt fliers, military airplanes, the Goodyear dirigible, contests, fireworks, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion, and several other prominent figures in aviation, including aircraft manufacturer Anthony Fokker and World War I air ace Eddie Rickenbacker.</p> <p>At the time of the dedication ceremony, thirty-two-year-old Earhart had just become famous the previous year for becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Ironically, she was not the pilot but a passenger in the Fokker Trimotor Friendship by invitation from the flight&rsquo;s sponsor. Nonetheless, she was hailed by the press as the female Charles A. Lindbergh, which led to her invitation to the dedication ceremony in Anderson. However, Earhart was determined to prove herself as a pilot for the latter reason. In 1932, she more than accomplished this task by becoming the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic, flying 2,026 miles from Newfoundland to Ireland in a record time of 14 hours and 56 minutes. She surpassed this achievement in 1935 when she became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland. Indeed, this legendary aviatrix blazed numerous trails for both aviation and women during the eight years after this picture was taken, all the while feeling uncomfortable with the inevitable ballyhoo. Tragically, she disappeared while attempting to fly around the world in 1937, but her presence in Anderson in 1929 was a prelude of great things to come.</p> <p>Landis, the gentleman accompanying Earhart in the photograph, was one of the many World War I air aces who were present for the dedication of Welch Field. The son of Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the first commissioner of professional baseball, Landis served in both the Royal Air Force and the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I. He rose in rank from lieutenant to major, shot down twelve enemy aircraft and five balloons, and was awarded both the American Distinguished Service Cross and the British Distinguished Flying Cross. Landis and Earhart had known each other since they were students at Hyde Park High School in Chicago. Like his better-known classmate, Landis was never comfortable with the publicity that he received for his wartime heroism.</p> Adults Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/02/28/adults/amelia-earhart-in-anderson/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1211&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=all+our+wrong+todays+mastai&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/All Our Wrong Todays.jpg" alt="All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/february-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="38" height="43" />A LibraryReads Pick for February 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we&rsquo;d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren&rsquo;s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed...because it wasn&rsquo;t necessary.<br /><br />Except Tom just can&rsquo;t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that&rsquo;s <i>before</i> his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.<br /><br />But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and&mdash;maybe, just maybe&mdash;his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom&rsquo;s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future&mdash;our future&mdash;is supposed to be.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=denial+weisz&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Denial.jpg" alt="Denial (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="267" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Denial (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">After accusing fellow historian David Irving (Timothy Spall) of being a Holocaust denier, Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) is sued for libel and forced to provide proof of her claims in court. Tom Wilkinson co-stars as her lawyer, Richard Rampton. Mick Jackson directed this docudrama, with David Hare penning the screenplay based on Lipstadt's 2005 account of the trial.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=girl+on+the+train+blunt&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Girl on the Train.jpg" alt="The Girl on the Train (Rated R)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Girl on the Train (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A recent divorc&eacute;e (Emily Blunt) fantasizes about a couple (Luke Evans and Haley Bennett) whose house she passes each day on her commuter train ride. Soon, she becomes entangled in a mystery involving not only the couple, but her former husband (Justin Theroux) and his new family. Rebecca Ferguson co-stars. Tate Taylor directed this psychological thriller, which was adapted from the <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=girl+on+the+train+hawkins+railroad&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank">2015 best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins</a>.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=keeping+up+with+the+joneses&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Keeping Up With the Joneses.jpg" alt="Keeping Up with the Joneses (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="249" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Keeping Up with the Joneses (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">An ordinary suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) discover that their hospitable new neighbors (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) are actually government spies. Soon, all four of them are caught up in an international espionage imbroglio.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=lincoln+in+the+bardo&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Lincoln in the Bardo.jpg" alt="Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders" width="190" height="282" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln&rsquo;s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. &ldquo;My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,&rdquo; the president says at the time. &ldquo;God has called him home.&rdquo; Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy&rsquo;s body.<br /><br />From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state&mdash;called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo&mdash;a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie&rsquo;s soul.<br /><i><br />Lincoln in the Bardo</i>&nbsp;is an astonishing&nbsp;feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction&rsquo;s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we&nbsp;know that everything we love must end?</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=pachinko+lee&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Pachinko.jpg" alt="Pachinko by Min Jin Lee" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Pachinko by Min Jin Lee</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Profoundly moving and gracefully told, <em>Pachinko</em> follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them. Betrayed by her wealthy lover, Sunja finds unexpected salvation when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan to start a new life. <br /><br />So begins a sweeping saga of exceptional people in exile from a homeland they never knew and caught in the indifferent arc of history. In Japan, Sunja's family members endure harsh discrimination, catastrophes, and poverty, yet they also encounter great joy as they pursue their passions and rise to meet the challenges this new home presents. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, they are bound together by deep roots as their family faces enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=queen+of+katwe&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Queen of Katwe.jpg" alt="Queen of Katwe (Rated PG)" width="190" height="255" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Queen of Katwe (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). Lupita Nyong'o co-stars as Mutesi's mother, who worries that her daughter's dreams of becoming a chess champion are a frivolous distraction from real life. Produced as a joint venture between Disney and ESPN Films, Queen of Katwe was directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and was adapted from a<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=queen+of+katwe&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"> nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers</a>, who became acquainted with Mutesi's story while on assignment for ESPN.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=separation+kitamura&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Separation.jpg" alt="A Separation by Katie Kitamura" width="190" height="282" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">A Separation by Katie Kitamura</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it's time for them to separate. For the moment it's a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go look for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she's not even sure if she wants to find him. As her search comes to a shocking breaking point, she discovers she understands less than she thought she did about her relationship and the man she used to love.&nbsp;<br /><br />A searing, suspenseful story of intimacy and infidelity, <i>A Separation</i> lays bare what divides us from the inner lives of others. With exquisitely cool precision, Katie Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on edge, with a fiercely mesmerizing story to tell.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=turn+hollows+harrison&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/The Turn.jpg" alt="The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death by Kim Harrison" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death by Kim Harrison</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">#1<i> New York Times</i> bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to her beloved Hollows series with <i>The Turn</i>, the official prequel to the series that will introduce you to a whole new side of Rachel Morgan's world as they've never seen it before!<br /><br />Can science save us when all else fails?<br /><br />Trisk and her hated rival, Kal, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.<br /><br />But death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague rises, giving the paranormal species the choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them.<br /><br />Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague-torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved, and Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to prove that not only does humanity have something to offer, but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst that the best show their true strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=all+our+wrong+todays+mastai&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/All Our Wrong Todays.jpg" alt="All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/february-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="38" height="43" />A LibraryReads Pick for February 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we&rsquo;d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren&rsquo;s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed...because it wasn&rsquo;t necessary.<br /><br />Except Tom just can&rsquo;t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that&rsquo;s <i>before</i> his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.<br /><br />But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and&mdash;maybe, just maybe&mdash;his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom&rsquo;s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future&mdash;our future&mdash;is supposed to be.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=denial+weisz&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Denial.jpg" alt="Denial (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="267" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Denial (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">After accusing fellow historian David Irving (Timothy Spall) of being a Holocaust denier, Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) is sued for libel and forced to provide proof of her claims in court. Tom Wilkinson co-stars as her lawyer, Richard Rampton. Mick Jackson directed this docudrama, with David Hare penning the screenplay based on Lipstadt's 2005 account of the trial.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=girl+on+the+train+blunt&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Girl on the Train.jpg" alt="The Girl on the Train (Rated R)" width="190" height="269" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Girl on the Train (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A recent divorc&eacute;e (Emily Blunt) fantasizes about a couple (Luke Evans and Haley Bennett) whose house she passes each day on her commuter train ride. Soon, she becomes entangled in a mystery involving not only the couple, but her former husband (Justin Theroux) and his new family. Rebecca Ferguson co-stars. Tate Taylor directed this psychological thriller, which was adapted from the <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=girl+on+the+train+hawkins+railroad&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank">2015 best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins</a>.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=keeping+up+with+the+joneses&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Keeping Up With the Joneses.jpg" alt="Keeping Up with the Joneses (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="249" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Keeping Up with the Joneses (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">An ordinary suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) discover that their hospitable new neighbors (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) are actually government spies. Soon, all four of them are caught up in an international espionage imbroglio.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=lincoln+in+the+bardo&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Lincoln in the Bardo.jpg" alt="Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders" width="190" height="282" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln&rsquo;s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. &ldquo;My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,&rdquo; the president says at the time. &ldquo;God has called him home.&rdquo; Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy&rsquo;s body.<br /><br />From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state&mdash;called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo&mdash;a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie&rsquo;s soul.<br /><i><br />Lincoln in the Bardo</i>&nbsp;is an astonishing&nbsp;feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction&rsquo;s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we&nbsp;know that everything we love must end?</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=pachinko+lee&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Pachinko.jpg" alt="Pachinko by Min Jin Lee" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Pachinko by Min Jin Lee</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Profoundly moving and gracefully told, <em>Pachinko</em> follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them. Betrayed by her wealthy lover, Sunja finds unexpected salvation when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan to start a new life. <br /><br />So begins a sweeping saga of exceptional people in exile from a homeland they never knew and caught in the indifferent arc of history. In Japan, Sunja's family members endure harsh discrimination, catastrophes, and poverty, yet they also encounter great joy as they pursue their passions and rise to meet the challenges this new home presents. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, they are bound together by deep roots as their family faces enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=queen+of+katwe&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Queen of Katwe.jpg" alt="Queen of Katwe (Rated PG)" width="190" height="255" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Queen of Katwe (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). Lupita Nyong'o co-stars as Mutesi's mother, who worries that her daughter's dreams of becoming a chess champion are a frivolous distraction from real life. Produced as a joint venture between Disney and ESPN Films, Queen of Katwe was directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and was adapted from a<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=queen+of+katwe&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"> nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers</a>, who became acquainted with Mutesi's story while on assignment for ESPN.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=separation+kitamura&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/Separation.jpg" alt="A Separation by Katie Kitamura" width="190" height="282" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">A Separation by Katie Kitamura</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it's time for them to separate. For the moment it's a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go look for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she's not even sure if she wants to find him. As her search comes to a shocking breaking point, she discovers she understands less than she thought she did about her relationship and the man she used to love.&nbsp;<br /><br />A searing, suspenseful story of intimacy and infidelity, <i>A Separation</i> lays bare what divides us from the inner lives of others. With exquisitely cool precision, Katie Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on edge, with a fiercely mesmerizing story to tell.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=turn+hollows+harrison&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.18.17/The Turn.jpg" alt="The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death by Kim Harrison" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death by Kim Harrison</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">#1<i> New York Times</i> bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to her beloved Hollows series with <i>The Turn</i>, the official prequel to the series that will introduce you to a whole new side of Rachel Morgan's world as they've never seen it before!<br /><br />Can science save us when all else fails?<br /><br />Trisk and her hated rival, Kal, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.<br /><br />But death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague rises, giving the paranormal species the choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them.<br /><br />Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague-torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved, and Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to prove that not only does humanity have something to offer, but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst that the best show their true strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span></p> Adults Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/02/18/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1210&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=cameraperson&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/Cameraperson.jpg" alt="Cameraperson (Not Rated)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Cameraperson (Not Rated)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten Johnson weaves these scenes and others into her film <em>Cameraperson,</em> a tapestry of footage captured over her twenty-five-year career as a documentary cinematographer. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality with crafted narrative. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, <em>Cameraperson</em> is a moving glimpse into one filmmaker&rsquo;s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=civil+wars+armitage&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/Civil Wars.jpg" alt="Civil Wars: A History in Ideas by David Armitage" width="190" height="270" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Civil Wars: A History in Ideas by David Armitage</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and what it isn't, have a long and contested history, from its fraught origins in republican Rome to debates in early modern Europe to our present day. Defining the term is acutely political, for ideas about what makes a war "civil" often depend on whether one is a ruler or a rebel, victor or vanquished, sufferer or outsider. Calling a conflict a civil war can shape its outcome by determining whether outside powers choose to get involved or stand aside: from the American Revolution to the war in Iraq, pivotal decisions have depended on such shifts of perspective. <br /><br />The age of civil war in the West may be over, but elsewhere in the last two decades it has exploded--from the Balkans to Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, and Sri Lanka, and most recently Syria. And the language of civil war has burgeoned as democratic politics has become more violently fought. This book's unique perspective on the roots and dynamics of civil war, and on its shaping force in our conflict-ridden world, will be essential to the ongoing effort to grapple with this seemingly interminable problem.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hit+makers+thompson&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/Hit Makers.jpg" alt="Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nothing &ldquo;goes viral.&rdquo;&nbsp;If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today&rsquo;s crowded media environment, you&rsquo;re missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history&mdash;of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. Even the most brilliant ideas wither in obscurity if they&nbsp;fail to connect with the right network, and&nbsp;the consumers that matter most aren't the early adopters, but rather their friends, followers, and imitators -- the audience of your audience.<br /><br />In his groundbreaking investigation,&nbsp;<i>Atlantic</i>&nbsp;senior editor Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like and reveals the economics of cultural markets that invisibly shape our lives. Shattering the sentimental myths of hit-making that dominate pop culture and business, Thompson shows quality is insufficient for success, nobody has "good taste,"&nbsp;and some of the most popular products in history were one bad break away from utter failure. It may be a new world, but there are some enduring truths to what audiences and consumers want. People love a familiar surprise: a product that is bold, yet sneakily recognizable.<br /><br />Every business, every artist, every person looking to promote themselves and&nbsp;their work&nbsp;wants to know what makes&nbsp;some works so successful while others disappear.&nbsp;<i>Hit Makers</i>&nbsp;is a magical mystery tour through the last century of pop culture blockbusters and the most valuable currency of the twenty-first century&mdash;people&rsquo;s attention.<br /><br />From the dawn of impressionist art to the future of Facebook, from small Etsy designers to the origin of Star Wars, Derek Thompson leaves no pet rock unturned to tell the fascinating story of how culture happens and why things become popular.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=schaudenfreude%2C+a+love+story&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/Schaudenfreude, A Love Story.jpg" alt="Schaudenfreude, A Love Story: : Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For by Rebecca Schuman" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Schaudenfreude, A Love Story: : Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For by Rebecca Schuman</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">You know that feeling you get watching the elevator doors slam shut just before your toxic coworker can step in? Or seeing a parking ticket on a Hummer? There&rsquo;s a word for this mix of malice and joy, and the Germans (of course) invented it. It&rsquo;s <i>Schadenfreude</i>, deriving pleasure from others&rsquo; misfortune. Misfortune happens to be a specialty of <i>Slate</i> columnist Rebecca Schuman&#8213;and this is great news for the Germans. For Rebecca adores the <i>Vaterland</i> with the kind of single-minded passion its <i>Volk</i> usually reserve for beer, soccer, and being right all the time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Let&rsquo;s just say the affection isn&rsquo;t mutual.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>Schadenfreude</i> is the story of a teenage Jewish intellectual who falls in love &ndash; in love with a boy (who breaks her heart), a language (that&rsquo;s nearly impossible to master), a culture (that&rsquo;s nihilistic, but punctual), and a landscape (that&rsquo;s breathtaking when there&rsquo;s not a wall in the way). Rebecca is an everyday, misunderstood 90&rsquo;s teenager with a passion for Pearl Jam and Ethan Hawke circa <i>Reality Bites,</i> until two men walk into her high school Civics class: Dylan Gellner, with deep brown eyes and an even deeper soul, and Franz Kafka, hitching a ride in Dylan&rsquo;s backpack. These two men are the axe to the frozen sea that is Rebecca&rsquo;s spirit, and what flows forth is a passion for all things German. First love might be fleeting, but Kafka is forever, and in pursuit of this elusive passion Rebecca will spend two decades stuttering and stumbling through German sentences, trying to win over a people who can&rsquo;t be bothered.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At once a snapshot of a young woman finding herself, and a country slowly starting to stitch itself back together after nearly a century of war (both hot and cold), <i>Schadenfreude, A Love Story</i> is an exhilarating, hilarious, and yes, maybe even heartfelt memoir proving that sometimes the truest loves play hard to get.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=tears+we+cannot+stop+dyson&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/Tears We Cannot Stop.jpg" alt="Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson" width="190" height="280" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Short, emotional, literary, powerful&#8213;<i>Tears We Cannot Stop</i> is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man's voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion. In his 2016 <i>New York Times</i> op-ed piece "Death in Black and White," Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in <i>Tears We Cannot Stop&#8213;</i>a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"The time is at hand for reckoning with the past, recognizing the truth of the present, and moving together to redeem the nation for our future. If we don't act now, if you don't address race immediately, there very well may be no future."</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=this+close+to+happy+merkin&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/This Close to Happy.jpg" alt="This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin" width="190" height="272" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Despair is always described as dull,&rdquo; writes Daphne Merkin, &ldquo;when the truth is that despair has a light all its own, a lunar glow, the color of mottled silver.&rdquo; <i>This Close to Happy</i>&#8213;Merkin&rsquo;s rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression&#8213;captures this strange light.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Daphne Merkin has been hospitalized three times: first, in grade school, for childhood depression; years later, after her daughter was born, for severe postpartum depression; and later still, after her mother died, for obsessive suicidal thinking. Recounting this series of hospitalizations, as well as her visits to myriad therapists and psychopharmacologists, Merkin fearlessly offers what the child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz calls &ldquo;the inside view of navigating a chronic psychiatric illness to a realistic outcome.&rdquo; The arc of Merkin&rsquo;s affliction is lifelong, beginning in a childhood largely bereft of love and stretching into the present, where Merkin lives a high-functioning life and her depression is manageable, if not &ldquo;cured.&rdquo; &ldquo;The opposite of depression,&rdquo; she writes with characteristic insight, &ldquo;is not a state of unimaginable happiness . . . but a state of relative all-right-ness.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this dark yet vital memoir, Merkin describes not only the harrowing sorrow that she has known all her life, but also her early, redemptive love of reading and gradual emergence as a writer. Written with an acute understanding of the ways in which her condition has evolved as well as affected those around her, <i>This </i><i>Close to Happy </i>is an utterly candid coming-to-terms with an illness that many share but few talk about, one that remains shrouded in stigma. In the words of the distinguished psychologist Carol Gilligan, &ldquo;It brings a stunningly perceptive voice into the forefront of the conversation about depression, one that is both reassuring and revelatory.&rdquo;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=upstarts+brad+stone&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/Upstarts.jpg" alt="The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World" width="190" height="294" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World by Brad Stone</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, or a walking into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it's as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business, and changing the way we travel.<br /><br />In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. These are the upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Led by such visionaries as Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process.<br /><br /><i>The Upstarts</i> is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone's riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from <a href="http://www.amazon.com" target="_blank">Amazon</a>. *Item description from <a href="http://www.criterion.com" target="_blank">Criterion</a>.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=cameraperson&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/Cameraperson.jpg" alt="Cameraperson (Not Rated)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Cameraperson (Not Rated)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten Johnson weaves these scenes and others into her film <em>Cameraperson,</em> a tapestry of footage captured over her twenty-five-year career as a documentary cinematographer. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality with crafted narrative. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, <em>Cameraperson</em> is a moving glimpse into one filmmaker&rsquo;s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=civil+wars+armitage&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/Civil Wars.jpg" alt="Civil Wars: A History in Ideas by David Armitage" width="190" height="270" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Civil Wars: A History in Ideas by David Armitage</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and what it isn't, have a long and contested history, from its fraught origins in republican Rome to debates in early modern Europe to our present day. Defining the term is acutely political, for ideas about what makes a war "civil" often depend on whether one is a ruler or a rebel, victor or vanquished, sufferer or outsider. Calling a conflict a civil war can shape its outcome by determining whether outside powers choose to get involved or stand aside: from the American Revolution to the war in Iraq, pivotal decisions have depended on such shifts of perspective. <br /><br />The age of civil war in the West may be over, but elsewhere in the last two decades it has exploded--from the Balkans to Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, and Sri Lanka, and most recently Syria. And the language of civil war has burgeoned as democratic politics has become more violently fought. This book's unique perspective on the roots and dynamics of civil war, and on its shaping force in our conflict-ridden world, will be essential to the ongoing effort to grapple with this seemingly interminable problem.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hit+makers+thompson&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/Hit Makers.jpg" alt="Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nothing &ldquo;goes viral.&rdquo;&nbsp;If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today&rsquo;s crowded media environment, you&rsquo;re missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history&mdash;of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. Even the most brilliant ideas wither in obscurity if they&nbsp;fail to connect with the right network, and&nbsp;the consumers that matter most aren't the early adopters, but rather their friends, followers, and imitators -- the audience of your audience.<br /><br />In his groundbreaking investigation,&nbsp;<i>Atlantic</i>&nbsp;senior editor Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like and reveals the economics of cultural markets that invisibly shape our lives. Shattering the sentimental myths of hit-making that dominate pop culture and business, Thompson shows quality is insufficient for success, nobody has "good taste,"&nbsp;and some of the most popular products in history were one bad break away from utter failure. It may be a new world, but there are some enduring truths to what audiences and consumers want. People love a familiar surprise: a product that is bold, yet sneakily recognizable.<br /><br />Every business, every artist, every person looking to promote themselves and&nbsp;their work&nbsp;wants to know what makes&nbsp;some works so successful while others disappear.&nbsp;<i>Hit Makers</i>&nbsp;is a magical mystery tour through the last century of pop culture blockbusters and the most valuable currency of the twenty-first century&mdash;people&rsquo;s attention.<br /><br />From the dawn of impressionist art to the future of Facebook, from small Etsy designers to the origin of Star Wars, Derek Thompson leaves no pet rock unturned to tell the fascinating story of how culture happens and why things become popular.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=schaudenfreude%2C+a+love+story&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/Schaudenfreude, A Love Story.jpg" alt="Schaudenfreude, A Love Story: : Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For by Rebecca Schuman" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Schaudenfreude, A Love Story: : Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For by Rebecca Schuman</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">You know that feeling you get watching the elevator doors slam shut just before your toxic coworker can step in? Or seeing a parking ticket on a Hummer? There&rsquo;s a word for this mix of malice and joy, and the Germans (of course) invented it. It&rsquo;s <i>Schadenfreude</i>, deriving pleasure from others&rsquo; misfortune. Misfortune happens to be a specialty of <i>Slate</i> columnist Rebecca Schuman&#8213;and this is great news for the Germans. For Rebecca adores the <i>Vaterland</i> with the kind of single-minded passion its <i>Volk</i> usually reserve for beer, soccer, and being right all the time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Let&rsquo;s just say the affection isn&rsquo;t mutual.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>Schadenfreude</i> is the story of a teenage Jewish intellectual who falls in love &ndash; in love with a boy (who breaks her heart), a language (that&rsquo;s nearly impossible to master), a culture (that&rsquo;s nihilistic, but punctual), and a landscape (that&rsquo;s breathtaking when there&rsquo;s not a wall in the way). Rebecca is an everyday, misunderstood 90&rsquo;s teenager with a passion for Pearl Jam and Ethan Hawke circa <i>Reality Bites,</i> until two men walk into her high school Civics class: Dylan Gellner, with deep brown eyes and an even deeper soul, and Franz Kafka, hitching a ride in Dylan&rsquo;s backpack. These two men are the axe to the frozen sea that is Rebecca&rsquo;s spirit, and what flows forth is a passion for all things German. First love might be fleeting, but Kafka is forever, and in pursuit of this elusive passion Rebecca will spend two decades stuttering and stumbling through German sentences, trying to win over a people who can&rsquo;t be bothered.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At once a snapshot of a young woman finding herself, and a country slowly starting to stitch itself back together after nearly a century of war (both hot and cold), <i>Schadenfreude, A Love Story</i> is an exhilarating, hilarious, and yes, maybe even heartfelt memoir proving that sometimes the truest loves play hard to get.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=tears+we+cannot+stop+dyson&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/Tears We Cannot Stop.jpg" alt="Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson" width="190" height="280" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Short, emotional, literary, powerful&#8213;<i>Tears We Cannot Stop</i> is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man's voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion. In his 2016 <i>New York Times</i> op-ed piece "Death in Black and White," Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in <i>Tears We Cannot Stop&#8213;</i>a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"The time is at hand for reckoning with the past, recognizing the truth of the present, and moving together to redeem the nation for our future. If we don't act now, if you don't address race immediately, there very well may be no future."</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=this+close+to+happy+merkin&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/This Close to Happy.jpg" alt="This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin" width="190" height="272" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Despair is always described as dull,&rdquo; writes Daphne Merkin, &ldquo;when the truth is that despair has a light all its own, a lunar glow, the color of mottled silver.&rdquo; <i>This Close to Happy</i>&#8213;Merkin&rsquo;s rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression&#8213;captures this strange light.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Daphne Merkin has been hospitalized three times: first, in grade school, for childhood depression; years later, after her daughter was born, for severe postpartum depression; and later still, after her mother died, for obsessive suicidal thinking. Recounting this series of hospitalizations, as well as her visits to myriad therapists and psychopharmacologists, Merkin fearlessly offers what the child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz calls &ldquo;the inside view of navigating a chronic psychiatric illness to a realistic outcome.&rdquo; The arc of Merkin&rsquo;s affliction is lifelong, beginning in a childhood largely bereft of love and stretching into the present, where Merkin lives a high-functioning life and her depression is manageable, if not &ldquo;cured.&rdquo; &ldquo;The opposite of depression,&rdquo; she writes with characteristic insight, &ldquo;is not a state of unimaginable happiness . . . but a state of relative all-right-ness.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this dark yet vital memoir, Merkin describes not only the harrowing sorrow that she has known all her life, but also her early, redemptive love of reading and gradual emergence as a writer. Written with an acute understanding of the ways in which her condition has evolved as well as affected those around her, <i>This </i><i>Close to Happy </i>is an utterly candid coming-to-terms with an illness that many share but few talk about, one that remains shrouded in stigma. In the words of the distinguished psychologist Carol Gilligan, &ldquo;It brings a stunningly perceptive voice into the forefront of the conversation about depression, one that is both reassuring and revelatory.&rdquo;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=upstarts+brad+stone&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.9.17/Upstarts.jpg" alt="The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World" width="190" height="294" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World by Brad Stone</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, or a walking into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it's as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business, and changing the way we travel.<br /><br />In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. These are the upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Led by such visionaries as Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process.<br /><br /><i>The Upstarts</i> is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone's riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from <a href="http://www.amazon.com" target="_blank">Amazon</a>. *Item description from <a href="http://www.criterion.com" target="_blank">Criterion</a>.</span></p> Adults Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/02/10/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1202&category=Adults Game Night for Grownups: Love Letter <p style="text-align: justify;">A monthly gaming group for adults only! Held monthly on the <strong>second Monday of the month</strong> in the Cardinal Room on the third floor <strong>from 5:00pm to 7:45pm</strong>. It's always free to attend. Light snacks and refreshments are provided and you are welcome to bring in your own snacks/dinner (we realize that this program is during dinner hours!). <strong>Ages 18+ only!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We focus on a single game each month...it's okay if you don't know how to play! We'll teach it to you and then have plenty of time to play through.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img class="right border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/LL-small.jpg" alt="" />The game for February 13 is <strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=love+letter&amp;qf=ITYPE%09Collection%091%3ATG%09Tabletop+Games&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Love Letter</a></strong> Premium Edition. In the wake of the queen's arrest, all the eligible young men of Tempest (and many not so young) seek to woo Princess Annette. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and everyone must rely on those within the palace to bring their romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first?<em> Love Letter Premium Edition</em> is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2-8 players. Get your love letter into Princess Annette's hands while keeping other players' letters away. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long and your letter may be tossed in the fire! (Game description from Amazon.com)<br /><br /><strong>Variant editions of Love Letter (Archer, Batman, The Hobbit, Munchkin) will also be available to play.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Date:</strong> February 13, 2017<br /> <strong>Time:</strong> 5:00-7:45pm (drop in anytime!)<br /> <strong>Where:</strong> Cardinal Room on the third floor <p style="text-align: justify;">A monthly gaming group for adults only! Held monthly on the <strong>second Monday of the month</strong> in the Cardinal Room on the third floor <strong>from 5:00pm to 7:45pm</strong>. It's always free to attend. Light snacks and refreshments are provided and you are welcome to bring in your own snacks/dinner (we realize that this program is during dinner hours!). <strong>Ages 18+ only!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We focus on a single game each month...it's okay if you don't know how to play! We'll teach it to you and then have plenty of time to play through.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img class="right border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/LL-small.jpg" alt="" />The game for February 13 is <strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=love+letter&amp;qf=ITYPE%09Collection%091%3ATG%09Tabletop+Games&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Love Letter</a></strong> Premium Edition. In the wake of the queen's arrest, all the eligible young men of Tempest (and many not so young) seek to woo Princess Annette. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and everyone must rely on those within the palace to bring their romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first?<em> Love Letter Premium Edition</em> is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2-8 players. Get your love letter into Princess Annette's hands while keeping other players' letters away. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long and your letter may be tossed in the fire! (Game description from Amazon.com)<br /><br /><strong>Variant editions of Love Letter (Archer, Batman, The Hobbit, Munchkin) will also be available to play.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Date:</strong> February 13, 2017<br /> <strong>Time:</strong> 5:00-7:45pm (drop in anytime!)<br /> <strong>Where:</strong> Cardinal Room on the third floor</p> Adults Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:45:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/02/07/adults/game-night-for-grownups-love-letter/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1203&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=breathless+jenkins&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Breathless.jpg" alt="Breathless by Beverly Jenkins" width="190" height="306" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Breathless by Beverly Jenkins</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">As manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability&mdash;qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong man. Suitors are plentiful, but none of them has ever looked quite as tempting as the family friend who just rode into town&hellip;and none has looked <em>at </em>her with such intensity and heat.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Duchess</em>. That&rsquo;s the nickname Kent Randolph gave Portia when she was a young girl. Now she&rsquo;s a stunning, intelligent woman&mdash;and Kent has learned his share of hard lessons. After drifting through the West, he&rsquo;s learned the value of a place to settle down, and in Portia&rsquo;s arms he&rsquo;s found that and more. But convincing her to trust him with her heart, not just her passion, will be the greatest challenge he&rsquo;s known&mdash;and one he intends to win&hellip;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=4+3+2+1+auster&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/4321.jpg" alt="" width="190" height="284" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson&rsquo;s life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, readers will take in each Ferguson&rsquo;s pleasures and ache from each Ferguson&rsquo;s pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson&rsquo;s life rushes on.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that readers have never seen from Auster before. <i>4 3 2 1</i> is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=handmaiden&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Handmaiden.jpg" alt="The Handmaiden (Not Rated)" width="190" height="258" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Handmaiden (Not Rated)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Helmed by acclaimed director Park Chan-wook (<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=oldboy+foreign+films&amp;te=" target="_blank"><em>Oldboy</em></a>), this period drama set in 1930s Korea explores the relationship between a Korean handmaiden and a Japanese heiress. The handmaiden (Kim Tae-ri) is secretly a pickpocket who is working as part of a scheme to swindle the heiress (Kim Min-hee) out of her fortune, but that plan takes a backseat when the two women begin to fall in love. <em>The Handmaiden</em> was adapted from the novel <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=fingersmith+waters&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><em>Fingersmith</em></a> by Sarah Waters, although the setting was changed from Victorian England to Japanese-occupied Korea.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=inferno+tom+hanks&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Inferno.jpg" alt="Inferno (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="258" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Inferno (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in director Ron Howard and screenwriter David Koepp's adaptation of the best-selling novel Inferno by Dan Brown. This time out, Langdon teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) to unravel a mystery involving Dante's The Divine Comedy and stop a terrorist from unleashing a devastating biological weapon. Ben Foster and Irrfan Khan co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=jack+reacher+never+go+back&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Jack Reacher - Never Go Back.jpg" alt="Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tom Cruise returns as Jack Reacher in this sequel based on Lee Child's best-selling 2013 novel, <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=jack+reacher+never+go+back&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><em>Never Go Back</em></a>. This time around, Reacher works to exonerate Maj. Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) after she is accused of treason, and his quest leads him to a conspiracy involving the murder of soldiers.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=9780393609097&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Norse Mythology.jpg" alt="Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/february-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="38" height="43" />A LibraryReads Pick for February 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <em>Norse Mythology</em>, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin&rsquo;s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki&#8213;son of a giant&#8213;blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor&rsquo;s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman&#8213;difficult with his beard and huge appetite&#8213;to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir&#8213;the most sagacious of gods&#8213;is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through Gaiman&rsquo;s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=right+behind+you+gardener&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Right Behind You.jpg" alt="Right Behind You by Lisa Gardener" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Right Behind You by Lisa Gardener</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash&rsquo;s older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives.&nbsp;Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: They are all experts on monsters.<br />&nbsp;<br />Then the call comes in. A double murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence:&nbsp;The shooter may very well be Sharlah&rsquo;s older brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree has only just begun.&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;<br />As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions: Why after eight years has this young man started killing again?&nbsp;And what does this mean for Sharlah?&nbsp;Once upon a time, Sharlah&rsquo;s big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of her own: Is her brother a hero or a killer? And how much will it cost her new family before they learn the final, shattering truth?&nbsp;Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you<b>.</b></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=boo%21+madea+perry&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween.jpg" alt="Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="250" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Take-no-prisoners matriarch Madea (Tyler Perry) battles ghouls and ghosts on Halloween night, all while making sure a teenage relative doesn't sneak off to a frat party she's forbidden to attend. Perry also wrote, directed, and produced. Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, and Yousef Erakat co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=breathless+jenkins&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Breathless.jpg" alt="Breathless by Beverly Jenkins" width="190" height="306" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Breathless by Beverly Jenkins</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">As manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability&mdash;qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong man. Suitors are plentiful, but none of them has ever looked quite as tempting as the family friend who just rode into town&hellip;and none has looked <em>at </em>her with such intensity and heat.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Duchess</em>. That&rsquo;s the nickname Kent Randolph gave Portia when she was a young girl. Now she&rsquo;s a stunning, intelligent woman&mdash;and Kent has learned his share of hard lessons. After drifting through the West, he&rsquo;s learned the value of a place to settle down, and in Portia&rsquo;s arms he&rsquo;s found that and more. But convincing her to trust him with her heart, not just her passion, will be the greatest challenge he&rsquo;s known&mdash;and one he intends to win&hellip;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=4+3+2+1+auster&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/4321.jpg" alt="" width="190" height="284" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson&rsquo;s life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, readers will take in each Ferguson&rsquo;s pleasures and ache from each Ferguson&rsquo;s pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson&rsquo;s life rushes on.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that readers have never seen from Auster before. <i>4 3 2 1</i> is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=handmaiden&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Handmaiden.jpg" alt="The Handmaiden (Not Rated)" width="190" height="258" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Handmaiden (Not Rated)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Helmed by acclaimed director Park Chan-wook (<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=oldboy+foreign+films&amp;te=" target="_blank"><em>Oldboy</em></a>), this period drama set in 1930s Korea explores the relationship between a Korean handmaiden and a Japanese heiress. The handmaiden (Kim Tae-ri) is secretly a pickpocket who is working as part of a scheme to swindle the heiress (Kim Min-hee) out of her fortune, but that plan takes a backseat when the two women begin to fall in love. <em>The Handmaiden</em> was adapted from the novel <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=fingersmith+waters&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><em>Fingersmith</em></a> by Sarah Waters, although the setting was changed from Victorian England to Japanese-occupied Korea.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=inferno+tom+hanks&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Inferno.jpg" alt="Inferno (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="258" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Inferno (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in director Ron Howard and screenwriter David Koepp's adaptation of the best-selling novel Inferno by Dan Brown. This time out, Langdon teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) to unravel a mystery involving Dante's The Divine Comedy and stop a terrorist from unleashing a devastating biological weapon. Ben Foster and Irrfan Khan co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=jack+reacher+never+go+back&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Jack Reacher - Never Go Back.jpg" alt="Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tom Cruise returns as Jack Reacher in this sequel based on Lee Child's best-selling 2013 novel, <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=jack+reacher+never+go+back&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><em>Never Go Back</em></a>. This time around, Reacher works to exonerate Maj. Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) after she is accused of treason, and his quest leads him to a conspiracy involving the murder of soldiers.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=9780393609097&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Norse Mythology.jpg" alt="Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/february-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="38" height="43" />A LibraryReads Pick for February 2017.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <em>Norse Mythology</em>, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin&rsquo;s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki&#8213;son of a giant&#8213;blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor&rsquo;s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman&#8213;difficult with his beard and huge appetite&#8213;to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir&#8213;the most sagacious of gods&#8213;is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through Gaiman&rsquo;s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=right+behind+you+gardener&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Right Behind You.jpg" alt="Right Behind You by Lisa Gardener" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Right Behind You by Lisa Gardener</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash&rsquo;s older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives.&nbsp;Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: They are all experts on monsters.<br />&nbsp;<br />Then the call comes in. A double murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence:&nbsp;The shooter may very well be Sharlah&rsquo;s older brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree has only just begun.&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;<br />As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions: Why after eight years has this young man started killing again?&nbsp;And what does this mean for Sharlah?&nbsp;Once upon a time, Sharlah&rsquo;s big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of her own: Is her brother a hero or a killer? And how much will it cost her new family before they learn the final, shattering truth?&nbsp;Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you<b>.</b></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=boo%21+madea+perry&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/2.4.17/Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween.jpg" alt="Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="250" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Take-no-prisoners matriarch Madea (Tyler Perry) battles ghouls and ghosts on Halloween night, all while making sure a teenage relative doesn't sneak off to a frat party she's forbidden to attend. Perry also wrote, directed, and produced. Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, and Yousef Erakat co-star.*</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span></p> Adults Sun, 05 Feb 2017 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/02/05/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1200&category=Adults Timmons and associates One thing I love about genealogy and history research is how one piece of information can lead us to discover myriad connections between people we have known nothing about.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s like the world is a jigsaw puzzle that leads us from one picture to another.</p> <p><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana Room/timmons grocery 003.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h5>Left side: older man in front - Abe Master; behind - Bill Jones, Mr. Laughlin or McLaughlin, Fred Wiley, unknown man&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Right Side: Frank Timmons, Rheta Timmons McGranahan, unknown girl,&nbsp;Dan Timmons, Bill Mitchell</h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For example, I came across a photograph of an Anderson grocery store that was taken in 1931.&nbsp; It shows nine people, apparently employees, standing on the sidewalk in front of the store.&nbsp; The sign says &ldquo;Timmons - Spot to Shop.&rdquo; &nbsp;I decided to research the history of this store.&nbsp;</p> <p>I discovered that this store was owned by Benjamin Franklin Timmons, Jr. (generally known as Frank).&nbsp; Frank went to work for his father, Benjamin Franklin Timmons, Sr. (generally known at B.F.) when he was just six years old.&nbsp; In 1904 B.F. made Frank a partner and changed the grocery&rsquo;s name from &ldquo;B.F. Timmons&rdquo; to &ldquo;B.F. Timmons &amp; Son&rdquo;.&nbsp; B.F. retired from the store around 1934 and died in 1936 at 80 years of age.&nbsp; Even after B.F. retired from the grocery, it remained &ldquo;B.F. Timmons &amp; Son&rdquo; because Frank&rsquo;s son Daniel had joined the business.</p> <p>B.F. Timmons &amp; Son remained active until 1942 when, according to a newspaper article, the store closed due to the difficulty of obtaining merchandise and workers because of the World War II.&nbsp; At this point, the grocery had reportedly been in business for about 53 years old.</p> <p>Frank Timmons died in 1958. His obituary states that he spent over 50 years in the grocery business.</p> <p>I checked Daniel Timmons&rsquo;s obituary to see what he had done after the grocery closed and discovered that he owned Broadway Beverage until 1958, and then Hopper Welding Supplies until his retirement in 1974.&nbsp; He was survived by two daughters, one of whom, to my surprise, was Sheila Love, someone I had worked with at the library.&nbsp; I called her and she brought in several other photographs, news clippings and genealogy information that filled in more of the story of the Timmons family and their grocery.</p> <p class="right"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana Room/timmons grocery 004.jpg" alt="" width="296" height="558" /></p> <p>When B.F. Timmons came to Anderson in 1889 from Preble County, Ohio, he bought a half interest in Elias H. Seward&rsquo;s grocery business. Seward had been a member of the Anderson business community for at least fifteen years.&nbsp; At one point, he owned Moss Island Mills.&nbsp; He started his grocery store in 1872 and was one of the major grocers in the city by 1874.&nbsp; He also came from Preble County, Ohio. &nbsp;B.F. and Elias began doing business as Seward &amp; Timmons and they worked together until Elias&rsquo; death in 1893.&nbsp; At that time, B.F. Timmons acquired full ownership of the firm and began operating under his own name.&nbsp; The store remained at 39 N. Main Street (although apparently the address changed to 937 Main Street) until it moved to 1005-1007 Main Street in 1935. If we take 1872 as its starting date and 1942 as its closing date, this establishment was actually in business for nearly 70 years.</p> <p class="border right">&nbsp;</p> <p>One interesting fact that came to light is that B.F. named his oldest son, who was born before the family moved to Anderson, Seward.&nbsp; I wondered if there was a previous connection between Timmons and Seward so I decided to look further into their pasts.</p> <p>Samuel Harden in <em>Those I Have Met, or Boys in Blue</em> (published in Anderson, Indiana, in 1888) recounts the story of E.H. Seward and his wife Kate McClellan Seward.&nbsp; They married in Preble County, Ohio, on February 14, 1856 and moved first to Shelby County, Illinois, and then to Peoria County, Illinois. &nbsp;In 1861, they came to Madison County where they lived near and in Markleville until 1869. &nbsp;At that time, they moved to Anderson where Elias worked for B.G. Ackerman until he started his own grocery business in 1872.&nbsp; He opened his store on Main Street where it remained until Frank Timmons relocated it in 1935.&nbsp;</p> <p>B.F. Timmons, Sr. married Barbara Ann Norris, in Preble County, Ohio, around 1875.&nbsp; Barbara Ann was the daughter of Jacob and Minerva McClellan Norris. (As is often the case with older records, the spelling of &ldquo;McClellan&rdquo; varies from item to item.) Could this Minerva McClellan Norris be related to Kate "Catherine" McClellan Seward?&nbsp; It appears that the answer is yes and that they were sisters, which means that Barbara Norris Timmons was Kate Seward&rsquo;s niece.&nbsp; Elias and Kate Seward had no children, which might have influenced Elias&rsquo;s decision to go into partnership with his niece&rsquo;s husband, thereby keeping the business in the family.</p> <p>This is just the beginning of a web of stories.&nbsp; We can trace Kate Seward to Indianapolis where she moved after Elias&rsquo;s death.&nbsp; According to her will her best friend was Ida Lee Buchanan, the daughter of another of her sisters, Drusilla Seward McClellan Lee. (Note that the name of &ldquo;Seward&rdquo; appears in the McClellan family before the marriage of Elias and Kate. Here is another mystery to be investigated.)</p> <p>There are more Sewards and Timmonses buried in Madison County and surrounding counties.&nbsp; Some of these may very well be related to our two grocers.&nbsp; Who knows what connections we would find and what stories we would uncover if we just start digging?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Photographs provided by Sheila Love.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; <p>One thing I love about genealogy and history research is how one piece of information can lead us to discover myriad connections between people we have known nothing about.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s like the world is a jigsaw puzzle that leads us from one picture to another.</p> <p><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana Room/timmons grocery 003.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h5>Left side: older man in front - Abe Master; behind - Bill Jones, Mr. Laughlin or McLaughlin, Fred Wiley, unknown man&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Right Side: Frank Timmons, Rheta Timmons McGranahan, unknown girl,&nbsp;Dan Timmons, Bill Mitchell</h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For example, I came across a photograph of an Anderson grocery store that was taken in 1931.&nbsp; It shows nine people, apparently employees, standing on the sidewalk in front of the store.&nbsp; The sign says &ldquo;Timmons - Spot to Shop.&rdquo; &nbsp;I decided to research the history of this store.&nbsp;</p> <p>I discovered that this store was owned by Benjamin Franklin Timmons, Jr. (generally known as Frank).&nbsp; Frank went to work for his father, Benjamin Franklin Timmons, Sr. (generally known at B.F.) when he was just six years old.&nbsp; In 1904 B.F. made Frank a partner and changed the grocery&rsquo;s name from &ldquo;B.F. Timmons&rdquo; to &ldquo;B.F. Timmons &amp; Son&rdquo;.&nbsp; B.F. retired from the store around 1934 and died in 1936 at 80 years of age.&nbsp; Even after B.F. retired from the grocery, it remained &ldquo;B.F. Timmons &amp; Son&rdquo; because Frank&rsquo;s son Daniel had joined the business.</p> <p>B.F. Timmons &amp; Son remained active until 1942 when, according to a newspaper article, the store closed due to the difficulty of obtaining merchandise and workers because of the World War II.&nbsp; At this point, the grocery had reportedly been in business for about 53 years old.</p> <p>Frank Timmons died in 1958. His obituary states that he spent over 50 years in the grocery business.</p> <p>I checked Daniel Timmons&rsquo;s obituary to see what he had done after the grocery closed and discovered that he owned Broadway Beverage until 1958, and then Hopper Welding Supplies until his retirement in 1974.&nbsp; He was survived by two daughters, one of whom, to my surprise, was Sheila Love, someone I had worked with at the library.&nbsp; I called her and she brought in several other photographs, news clippings and genealogy information that filled in more of the story of the Timmons family and their grocery.</p> <p class="right"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana Room/timmons grocery 004.jpg" alt="" width="296" height="558" /></p> <p>When B.F. Timmons came to Anderson in 1889 from Preble County, Ohio, he bought a half interest in Elias H. Seward&rsquo;s grocery business. Seward had been a member of the Anderson business community for at least fifteen years.&nbsp; At one point, he owned Moss Island Mills.&nbsp; He started his grocery store in 1872 and was one of the major grocers in the city by 1874.&nbsp; He also came from Preble County, Ohio. &nbsp;B.F. and Elias began doing business as Seward &amp; Timmons and they worked together until Elias&rsquo; death in 1893.&nbsp; At that time, B.F. Timmons acquired full ownership of the firm and began operating under his own name.&nbsp; The store remained at 39 N. Main Street (although apparently the address changed to 937 Main Street) until it moved to 1005-1007 Main Street in 1935. If we take 1872 as its starting date and 1942 as its closing date, this establishment was actually in business for nearly 70 years.</p> <p class="border right">&nbsp;</p> <p>One interesting fact that came to light is that B.F. named his oldest son, who was born before the family moved to Anderson, Seward.&nbsp; I wondered if there was a previous connection between Timmons and Seward so I decided to look further into their pasts.</p> <p>Samuel Harden in <em>Those I Have Met, or Boys in Blue</em> (published in Anderson, Indiana, in 1888) recounts the story of E.H. Seward and his wife Kate McClellan Seward.&nbsp; They married in Preble County, Ohio, on February 14, 1856 and moved first to Shelby County, Illinois, and then to Peoria County, Illinois. &nbsp;In 1861, they came to Madison County where they lived near and in Markleville until 1869. &nbsp;At that time, they moved to Anderson where Elias worked for B.G. Ackerman until he started his own grocery business in 1872.&nbsp; He opened his store on Main Street where it remained until Frank Timmons relocated it in 1935.&nbsp;</p> <p>B.F. Timmons, Sr. married Barbara Ann Norris, in Preble County, Ohio, around 1875.&nbsp; Barbara Ann was the daughter of Jacob and Minerva McClellan Norris. (As is often the case with older records, the spelling of &ldquo;McClellan&rdquo; varies from item to item.) Could this Minerva McClellan Norris be related to Kate "Catherine" McClellan Seward?&nbsp; It appears that the answer is yes and that they were sisters, which means that Barbara Norris Timmons was Kate Seward&rsquo;s niece.&nbsp; Elias and Kate Seward had no children, which might have influenced Elias&rsquo;s decision to go into partnership with his niece&rsquo;s husband, thereby keeping the business in the family.</p> <p>This is just the beginning of a web of stories.&nbsp; We can trace Kate Seward to Indianapolis where she moved after Elias&rsquo;s death.&nbsp; According to her will her best friend was Ida Lee Buchanan, the daughter of another of her sisters, Drusilla Seward McClellan Lee. (Note that the name of &ldquo;Seward&rdquo; appears in the McClellan family before the marriage of Elias and Kate. Here is another mystery to be investigated.)</p> <p>There are more Sewards and Timmonses buried in Madison County and surrounding counties.&nbsp; Some of these may very well be related to our two grocers.&nbsp; Who knows what connections we would find and what stories we would uncover if we just start digging?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Photographs provided by Sheila Love.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Adults Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/01/31/adults/timmons-and-associates/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1199&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=book+that+changed+america+fuller&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/Book that Changed America.jpg" alt="The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation by Randall Fuller" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation by Randall Fuller</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs.&nbsp; Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the story of the influence of Charles Darwin&rsquo;s just-published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> on five American intellectuals, including Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, the child welfare reformer Charles Loring Brace, and the abolitionist Franklin Sanborn.&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;<br />Each of these figures seized on the book&rsquo;s assertion of a common ancestry for all creatures as a powerful argument against slavery, one that helped provide scientific credibility to the cause of abolition.&nbsp; Darwin&rsquo;s depiction of constant struggle and endless competition described America on the brink of civil war.&nbsp; But some had difficulty aligning the new theory to their religious convictions and their faith in a higher power.&nbsp; Thoreau, perhaps the most profoundly affected all, absorbed Darwin&rsquo;s views into his mysterious final work on species migration and the interconnectedness of all living things. <br />&nbsp;<br />Creating a rich tableau of nineteenth-century American intellectual culture, as well as providing a fascinating biography of perhaps the single most important idea of that time, <i>The Book That Changed America</i> is also an account of issues and concerns still with us today, including racism and the enduring conflict between science and religion.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=in+the+great+green+room+gary&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/In the Great Green Room.jpg" alt="In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary</h2> <p>The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children&rsquo;s classics <i>Goodnight Moon</i> and <i>The Runaway Bunny </i>comes alive in this fascinating biography of Margaret Wise Brown. Margaret&rsquo;s books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few people know that she was at the center of a children&rsquo;s book publishing revolution. Her whimsy and imagination fueled a steady stream of stories, book ideas, songs, and poems and she was renowned for her prolific writing and business savvy, as well as her stunning beauty and endless thirst for adventure.</p> <p>Margaret started her writing career by helping to shape the curriculum for the Bank Street School for children, making it her mission to create stories that would rise above traditional fairy tales and allowed girls to see themselves as equal to boys. At the same time, she also experimented endlessly with her own writing. Margaret would spend days researching subjects, picking daisies, cloud gazing, and observing nature, all in an effort to precisely capture a child&rsquo;s sense of awe and wonder as they discovered the world.</p> <p>Clever, quirky, and incredibly talented, Margaret embraced life with passion, lived extravagantly off of her royalties, went on rabbit hunts, and carried on long and troubled love affairs with both men and women. Among them were two great loves in Margaret&rsquo;s life. One was a gender-bending poet and the ex-wife of John Barrymore. She went by the stage name of Michael Strange and she and Margaret had a tempestuous yet secret relationship, at one point living next door to each other so that they could be together. After the dissolution of their relationship and Michael&rsquo;s death, Margaret became engaged to a younger man, who also happened to be the son of a Rockefeller and a Carnegie. But before they could marry Margaret died unexpectedly at the age of forty-two, leaving behind a cache of unpublished work and a timeless collection of books that would go on become classics in children&rsquo;s literature.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=is+it+all+in+your+head+o%27sullivan&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/Is It All In Your Head.jpg" alt="Is It All in Your Head?: True Stories of Imaginary Illness by Suzanne O'Sullivan" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Is It All in Your Head?: True Stories of Imaginary Illness by Suzanne O'Sullivan</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">It's happened to all of us: our cheeks flush red when we say the wrong thing, or our hearts skip a beat when a certain someone walks by. But few of us realize how much more dramatic and extreme our bodies' reactions to emotions can be. Many people who see their doctor have medically unexplained symptoms, and in the vast majority of these cases, a psychosomatic cause is suspected. And yet, the diagnosis of a psychosomatic disorder can make a patient feel dismissed as a hypochondriac, a faker, or just plain crazy.<br />&nbsp;<br />In <em>Is It All In Your Head?</em> neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan, MD, takes us on a journey through the world of psychosomatic illness, where we meet patients such as Rachel, a promising young dancer now housebound by chronic fatigue syndrome, and Mary, whose memory loss may be her mind's way of protecting her from remembering her husband's abuse. O'Sullivan reveals the hidden stresses behind their mysterious symptoms, approaching a sensitive topic with patience and understanding. She addresses the taboos surrounding psychosomatic disorders, teaching us that "it's all in your head" doesn't mean that something isn't real, as the body is often the stand-in for the mind when the latter doesn't possess the tools to put words to its sorrow. She encourages us to look with compassion at the ways in which our brains act out, and to question our failure to credit the intimate connection between mind and body.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=letters+to+a+young+muslim&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/Letters to a Young Muslim.jpg" alt="Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash</h2> <p>In a series of personal letters to his son, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father. Today&rsquo;s young Muslims will be tomorrow&rsquo;s leaders, and yet too many are vulnerable to extremist propaganda that seems omnipresent in our technological age. The burning question, Ghobash argues, is how moderate Muslims can unite to find a voice that is true to Islam while actively and productively engaging in the modern world. What does it mean to be a good Muslim?</p> <p>What is the concept of a good life? And is it acceptable to stand up and openly condemn those who take the Islamic faith and twist it to suit their own misguided political agendas? In taking a hard look at these seemingly simple questions, Ghobash encourages his son to face issues others insist are not relevant, not applicable, or may even be Islamophobic. These letters serve as a clear-eyed inspiration for the next generation of Muslims to understand how to be faithful to their religion and still navigate through the complexities of today&rsquo;s world. They also reveal an intimate glimpse into a world many are unfamiliar with and offer to provide an understanding of the everyday struggles Muslims face around the globe.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=lost+city+of+the+monkey+god&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/Lost City of the Monkey God.jpg" alt="The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Since the days of conquistador Hern&aacute;n Cort&eacute;s, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location.<br /><br />Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=my+life%2C+my+love%2C+my+legacy+king&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/My Life, My Love, My Legacy.jpg" alt="My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King and Rev Dr Barbara Reynolds" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King and Rev Dr Barbara Reynolds</h2> <p>The life story of Coretta Scott King&#8213;wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist&#8213;as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds.</p> <p>Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. While enrolled as one of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, she became politically and socially active and committed to the peace movement. As a graduate student at the New England Conservatory of Music, determined to pursue her own career as a concert singer, she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs as well as shared racial and economic justice goals, she married Dr. King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, and so much more.</p> <p>As a widow and single mother of four, she worked tirelessly to found and develop The King Center as a citadel for world peace, lobbied for fifteen years for the US national holiday in honor of her husband, championed for women's, workers&rsquo; and gay rights and was a powerful international voice for nonviolence, freedom and human dignity.</p> <p>Coretta&rsquo;s is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an extraordinary black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who, in the face of terrorism and violent hatred, stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful every day of her life.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=true+flag+mark+twain&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/True Flag.jpg" alt="The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire by Stephen Kinzer" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire by Stephen Kinzer</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous anger, launching foreign wars and deposing governments. Then we retreat&#8213;until the cycle begins again.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">No matter how often we debate this question, none of what we say is original. Every argument is a pale shadow of the first and greatest debate, which erupted more than a century ago. Its themes resurface every time Americans argue whether to intervene in a foreign country.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Revealing a piece of forgotten history, Stephen Kinzer transports us to the dawn of the twentieth century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands. That prospect thrilled some Americans. It horrified others. Their debate gripped the nation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The country&rsquo;s best-known political and intellectual leaders took sides. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst pushed for imperial expansion; Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington, and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint. Only once before&#8213;in the period when the United States was founded&#8213;have so many brilliant Americans so eloquently debated a question so fraught with meaning for all humanity.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=book+that+changed+america+fuller&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/Book that Changed America.jpg" alt="The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation by Randall Fuller" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation by Randall Fuller</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs.&nbsp; Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the story of the influence of Charles Darwin&rsquo;s just-published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> on five American intellectuals, including Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, the child welfare reformer Charles Loring Brace, and the abolitionist Franklin Sanborn.&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;<br />Each of these figures seized on the book&rsquo;s assertion of a common ancestry for all creatures as a powerful argument against slavery, one that helped provide scientific credibility to the cause of abolition.&nbsp; Darwin&rsquo;s depiction of constant struggle and endless competition described America on the brink of civil war.&nbsp; But some had difficulty aligning the new theory to their religious convictions and their faith in a higher power.&nbsp; Thoreau, perhaps the most profoundly affected all, absorbed Darwin&rsquo;s views into his mysterious final work on species migration and the interconnectedness of all living things. <br />&nbsp;<br />Creating a rich tableau of nineteenth-century American intellectual culture, as well as providing a fascinating biography of perhaps the single most important idea of that time, <i>The Book That Changed America</i> is also an account of issues and concerns still with us today, including racism and the enduring conflict between science and religion.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=in+the+great+green+room+gary&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/In the Great Green Room.jpg" alt="In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary</h2> <p>The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children&rsquo;s classics <i>Goodnight Moon</i> and <i>The Runaway Bunny </i>comes alive in this fascinating biography of Margaret Wise Brown. Margaret&rsquo;s books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few people know that she was at the center of a children&rsquo;s book publishing revolution. Her whimsy and imagination fueled a steady stream of stories, book ideas, songs, and poems and she was renowned for her prolific writing and business savvy, as well as her stunning beauty and endless thirst for adventure.</p> <p>Margaret started her writing career by helping to shape the curriculum for the Bank Street School for children, making it her mission to create stories that would rise above traditional fairy tales and allowed girls to see themselves as equal to boys. At the same time, she also experimented endlessly with her own writing. Margaret would spend days researching subjects, picking daisies, cloud gazing, and observing nature, all in an effort to precisely capture a child&rsquo;s sense of awe and wonder as they discovered the world.</p> <p>Clever, quirky, and incredibly talented, Margaret embraced life with passion, lived extravagantly off of her royalties, went on rabbit hunts, and carried on long and troubled love affairs with both men and women. Among them were two great loves in Margaret&rsquo;s life. One was a gender-bending poet and the ex-wife of John Barrymore. She went by the stage name of Michael Strange and she and Margaret had a tempestuous yet secret relationship, at one point living next door to each other so that they could be together. After the dissolution of their relationship and Michael&rsquo;s death, Margaret became engaged to a younger man, who also happened to be the son of a Rockefeller and a Carnegie. But before they could marry Margaret died unexpectedly at the age of forty-two, leaving behind a cache of unpublished work and a timeless collection of books that would go on become classics in children&rsquo;s literature.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=is+it+all+in+your+head+o%27sullivan&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/Is It All In Your Head.jpg" alt="Is It All in Your Head?: True Stories of Imaginary Illness by Suzanne O'Sullivan" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Is It All in Your Head?: True Stories of Imaginary Illness by Suzanne O'Sullivan</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">It's happened to all of us: our cheeks flush red when we say the wrong thing, or our hearts skip a beat when a certain someone walks by. But few of us realize how much more dramatic and extreme our bodies' reactions to emotions can be. Many people who see their doctor have medically unexplained symptoms, and in the vast majority of these cases, a psychosomatic cause is suspected. And yet, the diagnosis of a psychosomatic disorder can make a patient feel dismissed as a hypochondriac, a faker, or just plain crazy.<br />&nbsp;<br />In <em>Is It All In Your Head?</em> neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan, MD, takes us on a journey through the world of psychosomatic illness, where we meet patients such as Rachel, a promising young dancer now housebound by chronic fatigue syndrome, and Mary, whose memory loss may be her mind's way of protecting her from remembering her husband's abuse. O'Sullivan reveals the hidden stresses behind their mysterious symptoms, approaching a sensitive topic with patience and understanding. She addresses the taboos surrounding psychosomatic disorders, teaching us that "it's all in your head" doesn't mean that something isn't real, as the body is often the stand-in for the mind when the latter doesn't possess the tools to put words to its sorrow. She encourages us to look with compassion at the ways in which our brains act out, and to question our failure to credit the intimate connection between mind and body.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=letters+to+a+young+muslim&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/Letters to a Young Muslim.jpg" alt="Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash</h2> <p>In a series of personal letters to his son, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father. Today&rsquo;s young Muslims will be tomorrow&rsquo;s leaders, and yet too many are vulnerable to extremist propaganda that seems omnipresent in our technological age. The burning question, Ghobash argues, is how moderate Muslims can unite to find a voice that is true to Islam while actively and productively engaging in the modern world. What does it mean to be a good Muslim?</p> <p>What is the concept of a good life? And is it acceptable to stand up and openly condemn those who take the Islamic faith and twist it to suit their own misguided political agendas? In taking a hard look at these seemingly simple questions, Ghobash encourages his son to face issues others insist are not relevant, not applicable, or may even be Islamophobic. These letters serve as a clear-eyed inspiration for the next generation of Muslims to understand how to be faithful to their religion and still navigate through the complexities of today&rsquo;s world. They also reveal an intimate glimpse into a world many are unfamiliar with and offer to provide an understanding of the everyday struggles Muslims face around the globe.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=lost+city+of+the+monkey+god&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/Lost City of the Monkey God.jpg" alt="The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Since the days of conquistador Hern&aacute;n Cort&eacute;s, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location.<br /><br />Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=my+life%2C+my+love%2C+my+legacy+king&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/My Life, My Love, My Legacy.jpg" alt="My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King and Rev Dr Barbara Reynolds" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King and Rev Dr Barbara Reynolds</h2> <p>The life story of Coretta Scott King&#8213;wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist&#8213;as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds.</p> <p>Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. While enrolled as one of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, she became politically and socially active and committed to the peace movement. As a graduate student at the New England Conservatory of Music, determined to pursue her own career as a concert singer, she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs as well as shared racial and economic justice goals, she married Dr. King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, and so much more.</p> <p>As a widow and single mother of four, she worked tirelessly to found and develop The King Center as a citadel for world peace, lobbied for fifteen years for the US national holiday in honor of her husband, championed for women's, workers&rsquo; and gay rights and was a powerful international voice for nonviolence, freedom and human dignity.</p> <p>Coretta&rsquo;s is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an extraordinary black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who, in the face of terrorism and violent hatred, stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful every day of her life.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=true+flag+mark+twain&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.26.17/True Flag.jpg" alt="The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire by Stephen Kinzer" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire by Stephen Kinzer</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous anger, launching foreign wars and deposing governments. Then we retreat&#8213;until the cycle begins again.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">No matter how often we debate this question, none of what we say is original. Every argument is a pale shadow of the first and greatest debate, which erupted more than a century ago. Its themes resurface every time Americans argue whether to intervene in a foreign country.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Revealing a piece of forgotten history, Stephen Kinzer transports us to the dawn of the twentieth century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands. That prospect thrilled some Americans. It horrified others. Their debate gripped the nation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The country&rsquo;s best-known political and intellectual leaders took sides. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst pushed for imperial expansion; Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington, and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint. Only once before&#8213;in the period when the United States was founded&#8213;have so many brilliant Americans so eloquently debated a question so fraught with meaning for all humanity.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span></p> Adults Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/01/26/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1198&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+honey+keough&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/American Honey.jpg" alt="American Honey (Rated R)" width="190" height="252" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">American Honey (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In order to escape her dead-end life in Oklahoma, an 18-year-old named Star (Sasha Lane) joins a crew of young salespeople who are hawking magazine subscriptions across the Midwest. Along the way, she falls for a charismatic co-worker (Shia LaBeouf). Riley Keough co-stars.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=difficult+women+gay&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Difficult Women.jpg" alt="Difficult Women by Roxane Gay" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Difficult Women by Roxane Gay</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=untamed+state&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><i>An Untamed State</i></a> and the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling essay collection<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=bad+feminist+gay&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"> <i>Bad Feminist</i></a>. Gay returns with <i>Difficult Women</i>, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.<br /><br />The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls&rsquo; fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=dry+jane+harper&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Dry.jpg" alt="The Dry by Jane Harper" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Dry by Jane Harper</h2> <p><a href="http://libraryreads.org/january-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="41" />A LibraryReads pick for January 2017.</a></p> <p>After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke&rsquo;s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn&rsquo;t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.</p> <p>Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there&rsquo;s more to Luke&rsquo;s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have <i>always </i>hidden big secrets.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=her+every+fear+swanson&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Her Every Fear.jpg" alt="Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson" width="189" height="284" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson</h2> <p><a href="http://libraryreads.org/january-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="41" />A LibraryReads pick for January 2017.</a></p> <p>Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.</p> <p>But soon after her arrival at Corbin&rsquo;s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own&mdash;curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey&rsquo;s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey&rsquo;s place, yet he&rsquo;s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman&rsquo;s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.</p> <p>When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves . . . until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment&mdash;and accidently learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? And what about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn&rsquo;t sure. Jetlagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself . . . So how could she take the chance on a stranger she&rsquo;s just met?</p> <p>Yet the danger Kate imagines isn&rsquo;t nearly as twisted and deadly as what&rsquo;s about to happen. When her every fear becomes very real.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=history+of+wolves+fridlund&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/History of Wolves.jpg" alt="History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an outlander at school, Linda is drawn to the enigmatic, attractive Lily and new history teacher Mr. Grierson. When Mr. Grierson is charged with possessing child pornography, the implications of his arrest deeply affect Linda as she wrestles with her own fledgling desires and craving to belong. <br /><br />And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy, Paul. It seems that her life finally has purpose but with this new sense of belonging she is also drawn into secrets she doesn&rsquo;t understand. Over the course of a few days, Linda makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do&mdash;and fail to do&mdash;for the people they love.<br /><br />Winner of the McGinnis-Ritchie award for its first chapter, Emily Fridlund&rsquo;s propulsive and gorgeously written <i>History of Wolves</i> introduces a new writer of enormous range and talent.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=jason+bourne+2016+damon&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Jason Bourne.jpg" alt="Jason Bourne (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="271" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Jason Bourne (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Years after the events of The Bourne Ultimatum, former CIA assassin Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) resurfaces just as his former employers are implementing a new program aimed at hunting him down. Now fully recovered from his amnesia, Bourne teams up with Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) to uncover the truth behind his father's death, while simultaneously exacting revenge and evading the government forces hot on his trail. Paul Greengrass returns to helm this sequel, which co-stars Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Riz Ahmed, and Vincent Cassel.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=secret+life+of+pets&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Secret Life of Pets.jpg" alt="The Secret Life of Pets (Rated PG)" width="190" height="271" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Secret Life of Pets (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want! A terrier named Max (voice of Louis C.K.) regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner (Ellie Kemper) is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. Their feud eventually causes both of them to get lost in New York City, and as they work together to find their way home, they cross paths with a vicious bunny (Kevin Hart) who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity. Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Tara Strong, Steve Coogan, Dana Carvey, and Bobby Moynihan also lend their voices to the film.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=selection+day+adiga&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Selection Day.jpg" alt="Selection Day Aravind Adiga" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Selection Day Aravind Adiga</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">From Aravind Adiga, the bestselling, Booker Prize&shy;&ndash;winning author of <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=white+tiger+adiga&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><i>The White Tiger</i></a>, a dazzling new novel about two brothers in a Mumbai slum who are raised by their obsessive father to become cricket stars, and whose coming of age threatens their relationship, future, and sense of themselves.<br /><br />Manjunath Kumar is fourteen and living in a slum in Mumbai. He knows he is good at cricket&mdash;if not as good as his older brother, Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling, and is fascinated by curious scientific facts and the world of <i>CSI</i>. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn&rsquo;t know. Sometimes it even seems as though everyone has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju meets Radha&rsquo;s great rival, a mysterious Muslim boy privileged and confident in all the ways Manju is not, everything in Manju&rsquo;s world begins to change, and he is faced by decisions that will challenge his understanding of it, as well as his own self.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=sully+tom+hanks+eastwood&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Sully1.jpg" alt="Sully (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="271" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Sully (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented and heroic feat, the traumatized pilot must endure second-guessing by investigators, the weight of sudden fame, and his own doubts about his actions that fateful day. Anna Gunn, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart co-star. Directed by Clint Eastwood.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=when+the+bough+breaks&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/When the Bough Breaks.jpg" alt="When the Bough Breaks (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="258" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">When the Bough Breaks (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A young woman agrees to be the surrogate for a married couple, but she soon becomes infatuated with the household's father-to-be in this blend of horror and erotic drama. Although she initially seems stable and normal during an introduction with would-be parents John (Morris Chestnut) and Laura (Regina Hall), Anna (Jaz Sinclair) grows fixated on John and is willing to do whatever it takes to seduce him.*</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from&nbsp;Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=american+honey+keough&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/American Honey.jpg" alt="American Honey (Rated R)" width="190" height="252" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">American Honey (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In order to escape her dead-end life in Oklahoma, an 18-year-old named Star (Sasha Lane) joins a crew of young salespeople who are hawking magazine subscriptions across the Midwest. Along the way, she falls for a charismatic co-worker (Shia LaBeouf). Riley Keough co-stars.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=difficult+women+gay&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Difficult Women.jpg" alt="Difficult Women by Roxane Gay" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Difficult Women by Roxane Gay</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=untamed+state&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><i>An Untamed State</i></a> and the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling essay collection<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=bad+feminist+gay&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"> <i>Bad Feminist</i></a>. Gay returns with <i>Difficult Women</i>, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.<br /><br />The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls&rsquo; fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=dry+jane+harper&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Dry.jpg" alt="The Dry by Jane Harper" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Dry by Jane Harper</h2> <p><a href="http://libraryreads.org/january-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="41" />A LibraryReads pick for January 2017.</a></p> <p>After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke&rsquo;s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn&rsquo;t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.</p> <p>Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there&rsquo;s more to Luke&rsquo;s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have <i>always </i>hidden big secrets.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=her+every+fear+swanson&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Her Every Fear.jpg" alt="Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson" width="189" height="284" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson</h2> <p><a href="http://libraryreads.org/january-2017-libraryreads/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="41" />A LibraryReads pick for January 2017.</a></p> <p>Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.</p> <p>But soon after her arrival at Corbin&rsquo;s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own&mdash;curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey&rsquo;s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey&rsquo;s place, yet he&rsquo;s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman&rsquo;s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.</p> <p>When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves . . . until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment&mdash;and accidently learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? And what about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn&rsquo;t sure. Jetlagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself . . . So how could she take the chance on a stranger she&rsquo;s just met?</p> <p>Yet the danger Kate imagines isn&rsquo;t nearly as twisted and deadly as what&rsquo;s about to happen. When her every fear becomes very real.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=history+of+wolves+fridlund&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/History of Wolves.jpg" alt="History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an outlander at school, Linda is drawn to the enigmatic, attractive Lily and new history teacher Mr. Grierson. When Mr. Grierson is charged with possessing child pornography, the implications of his arrest deeply affect Linda as she wrestles with her own fledgling desires and craving to belong. <br /><br />And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy, Paul. It seems that her life finally has purpose but with this new sense of belonging she is also drawn into secrets she doesn&rsquo;t understand. Over the course of a few days, Linda makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do&mdash;and fail to do&mdash;for the people they love.<br /><br />Winner of the McGinnis-Ritchie award for its first chapter, Emily Fridlund&rsquo;s propulsive and gorgeously written <i>History of Wolves</i> introduces a new writer of enormous range and talent.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=jason+bourne+2016+damon&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Jason Bourne.jpg" alt="Jason Bourne (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="271" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Jason Bourne (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Years after the events of The Bourne Ultimatum, former CIA assassin Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) resurfaces just as his former employers are implementing a new program aimed at hunting him down. Now fully recovered from his amnesia, Bourne teams up with Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) to uncover the truth behind his father's death, while simultaneously exacting revenge and evading the government forces hot on his trail. Paul Greengrass returns to helm this sequel, which co-stars Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Riz Ahmed, and Vincent Cassel.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=secret+life+of+pets&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Secret Life of Pets.jpg" alt="The Secret Life of Pets (Rated PG)" width="190" height="271" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Secret Life of Pets (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want! A terrier named Max (voice of Louis C.K.) regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner (Ellie Kemper) is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. Their feud eventually causes both of them to get lost in New York City, and as they work together to find their way home, they cross paths with a vicious bunny (Kevin Hart) who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity. Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Tara Strong, Steve Coogan, Dana Carvey, and Bobby Moynihan also lend their voices to the film.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=selection+day+adiga&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Selection Day.jpg" alt="Selection Day Aravind Adiga" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Selection Day Aravind Adiga</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">From Aravind Adiga, the bestselling, Booker Prize&shy;&ndash;winning author of <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=white+tiger+adiga&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><i>The White Tiger</i></a>, a dazzling new novel about two brothers in a Mumbai slum who are raised by their obsessive father to become cricket stars, and whose coming of age threatens their relationship, future, and sense of themselves.<br /><br />Manjunath Kumar is fourteen and living in a slum in Mumbai. He knows he is good at cricket&mdash;if not as good as his older brother, Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling, and is fascinated by curious scientific facts and the world of <i>CSI</i>. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn&rsquo;t know. Sometimes it even seems as though everyone has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju meets Radha&rsquo;s great rival, a mysterious Muslim boy privileged and confident in all the ways Manju is not, everything in Manju&rsquo;s world begins to change, and he is faced by decisions that will challenge his understanding of it, as well as his own self.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=sully+tom+hanks+eastwood&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/Sully1.jpg" alt="Sully (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="271" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Sully (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented and heroic feat, the traumatized pilot must endure second-guessing by investigators, the weight of sudden fame, and his own doubts about his actions that fateful day. Anna Gunn, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart co-star. Directed by Clint Eastwood.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=when+the+bough+breaks&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/1.13.17/When the Bough Breaks.jpg" alt="When the Bough Breaks (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="258" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">When the Bough Breaks (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A young woman agrees to be the surrogate for a married couple, but she soon becomes infatuated with the household's father-to-be in this blend of horror and erotic drama. Although she initially seems stable and normal during an introduction with would-be parents John (Morris Chestnut) and Laura (Regina Hall), Anna (Jaz Sinclair) grows fixated on John and is willing to do whatever it takes to seduce him.*</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from&nbsp;Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span></p> Adults Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/01/13/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1182&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction&nbsp;arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=florence+foster+jenkins&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Florence Foster Jenkins.jpg" alt="Florence Foster Jenkins (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Florence Foster Jenkins (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her husband and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.</p> <div id="detail-bullets">&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hollow+men+mccarthy&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Hollow Men.jpg" alt="The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dr. Harry Kent likes to keep himself busy&#8213;juggling hospital duties with his work as a police surgeon for the London Metropolitan Police&#8213;anything to ward off the memories of his time as an army medic.<br /><br />Usually the police work means minor injuries and mental health assessments. But teenager Solomon Idris&rsquo;s case is different. Idris has taken eight people hostage in a fast-food restaurant, and is demanding to see a lawyer and a BBC reporter. Harry is sent in to treat the clearly-ill teenager . . . before the siege goes horribly wrong.<br /><br />When Solomon&rsquo;s life is put in danger again at a critical care ward, it becomes clear he knows something people will kill to protect. Determined to uncover the secret that drove the boy to such desperate action, Harry soon realizes that someone in the medical world, someone he may even know, has broken the doctors&rsquo; commandment to &ldquo;do no harm&rdquo; many times over . . .</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=kill+the+next+one&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Kill the Next One.jpg" alt="Kill the Next One by Frederico Axat" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Kill the Next One by Frederico Axat</h2> <div style="text-align: justify;">Ted McKay had it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. Then the doorbell rings.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">A stranger makes him a proposition: why not kill two deserving men before dying? The first target is a criminal, and the second is a man with terminal cancer who, like Ted, wants to die. After executing these kills, Ted will become someone else's next target, like a kind of suicidal daisy chain. Ted understands the stranger's logic: it's easier for a victim's family to deal with a murder than with a suicide.<br /><br />However, as Ted commits the murders, the crime scenes strike him as odd. The targets know him by name and possess familiar mementos. Even more bizarrely, Ted recognizes locations and men he shouldn't know. As Ted's mind begins to crack, dark secrets from his past seep through the fissures.<br /><br /><i>Kill the Next One</i> is an immersive psychological thriller from an exciting new voice.</div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=kubo&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Kubo and the Two Strings.jpg" alt="Kubo and the Two Strings (Rated PG)" width="190" height="267" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Kubo and the Two Strings (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the acclaimed animation studio LAIKA (<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=coraline&amp;qf=-AUTHOR%09Author%09Spellman%2C+Alfred.%09Spellman%2C+Alfred.+%7C%7C+Thompson%2C+Lea%2C+1961-%09Thompson%2C+Lea%2C+1961-&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><em>Coraline</em></a>) comes an epic original action adventure featuring the voice talents of Academy Award winners Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey. Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=magnificent+seven+denzel&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Magnificent Seven.jpg" alt="" width="190" height="256" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Magnificent Seven (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In Director Antoine Fuqua's modern vision to a classic story, the desperate townspeople of Rose Creek employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns after the town falls under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=ornatrix&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Ornatrix.jpg" alt="Ornatrix by Kate Howard" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Ornatrix by Kate Howard</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this exquisitely dark debut, Kate Howard delivers a stirring tale on the cost of beauty, packed with suspense and period detail worthy of Kate Mosse, Jessie Burton, and Tracy Chevalier.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cursed from birth by the bird-shaped blemish across her face, Flavia spends much of her life hidden from the outside world. Lonely and alienated even from her family, she sabotages her sister&rsquo;s wedding in a fit of jealous rage and is exiled to serve in the convent of Santa Giuliana. Soon she finds that another exile dwells in the convent: a former Venetian courtesan named Ghostanza whose ostentatious appearance clashes with the otherwise austere convent and sparks gossip throughout the town. When Ghostanza claims Flavia as her ornatrix&#8213;her personal hairdresser and handmaid&#8213;Flavia is pulled into a world of glamor and concealment where admiration is everything and perfection is the ultimate, elusive goal. And she soon finds that with beauty in her grasp, in the form of the poisonous but stunning white lead cerussa, Flavia will do anything to leave her marked face behind.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=other+people+plemons&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Other People.jpg" alt="Other People (Not Rated )" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Other People (Not Rated )</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Comedy writer David (Jesse Plemons), already struggling with career frustrations and a painful breakup with his boyfriend, returns home to Sacramento to care for his cancer-stricken mother (Molly Shannon). There, he and his family bond as his mom decides to quit chemotherapy and accept death on her own terms. Bradley Whitford co-stars. Saturday Night Live writer Chris Kelly makes his feature directorial debut with this family drama, which received its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.*</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item description from All Movie Guide.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction&nbsp;arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=florence+foster+jenkins&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Florence Foster Jenkins.jpg" alt="Florence Foster Jenkins (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Florence Foster Jenkins (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her husband and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.</p> <div id="detail-bullets">&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hollow+men+mccarthy&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Hollow Men.jpg" alt="The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dr. Harry Kent likes to keep himself busy&#8213;juggling hospital duties with his work as a police surgeon for the London Metropolitan Police&#8213;anything to ward off the memories of his time as an army medic.<br /><br />Usually the police work means minor injuries and mental health assessments. But teenager Solomon Idris&rsquo;s case is different. Idris has taken eight people hostage in a fast-food restaurant, and is demanding to see a lawyer and a BBC reporter. Harry is sent in to treat the clearly-ill teenager . . . before the siege goes horribly wrong.<br /><br />When Solomon&rsquo;s life is put in danger again at a critical care ward, it becomes clear he knows something people will kill to protect. Determined to uncover the secret that drove the boy to such desperate action, Harry soon realizes that someone in the medical world, someone he may even know, has broken the doctors&rsquo; commandment to &ldquo;do no harm&rdquo; many times over . . .</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=kill+the+next+one&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Kill the Next One.jpg" alt="Kill the Next One by Frederico Axat" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Kill the Next One by Frederico Axat</h2> <div style="text-align: justify;">Ted McKay had it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. Then the doorbell rings.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">A stranger makes him a proposition: why not kill two deserving men before dying? The first target is a criminal, and the second is a man with terminal cancer who, like Ted, wants to die. After executing these kills, Ted will become someone else's next target, like a kind of suicidal daisy chain. Ted understands the stranger's logic: it's easier for a victim's family to deal with a murder than with a suicide.<br /><br />However, as Ted commits the murders, the crime scenes strike him as odd. The targets know him by name and possess familiar mementos. Even more bizarrely, Ted recognizes locations and men he shouldn't know. As Ted's mind begins to crack, dark secrets from his past seep through the fissures.<br /><br /><i>Kill the Next One</i> is an immersive psychological thriller from an exciting new voice.</div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=kubo&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Kubo and the Two Strings.jpg" alt="Kubo and the Two Strings (Rated PG)" width="190" height="267" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Kubo and the Two Strings (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the acclaimed animation studio LAIKA (<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=coraline&amp;qf=-AUTHOR%09Author%09Spellman%2C+Alfred.%09Spellman%2C+Alfred.+%7C%7C+Thompson%2C+Lea%2C+1961-%09Thompson%2C+Lea%2C+1961-&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><em>Coraline</em></a>) comes an epic original action adventure featuring the voice talents of Academy Award winners Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey. Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=magnificent+seven+denzel&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Magnificent Seven.jpg" alt="" width="190" height="256" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Magnificent Seven (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In Director Antoine Fuqua's modern vision to a classic story, the desperate townspeople of Rose Creek employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns after the town falls under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=ornatrix&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Ornatrix.jpg" alt="Ornatrix by Kate Howard" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Ornatrix by Kate Howard</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this exquisitely dark debut, Kate Howard delivers a stirring tale on the cost of beauty, packed with suspense and period detail worthy of Kate Mosse, Jessie Burton, and Tracy Chevalier.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cursed from birth by the bird-shaped blemish across her face, Flavia spends much of her life hidden from the outside world. Lonely and alienated even from her family, she sabotages her sister&rsquo;s wedding in a fit of jealous rage and is exiled to serve in the convent of Santa Giuliana. Soon she finds that another exile dwells in the convent: a former Venetian courtesan named Ghostanza whose ostentatious appearance clashes with the otherwise austere convent and sparks gossip throughout the town. When Ghostanza claims Flavia as her ornatrix&#8213;her personal hairdresser and handmaid&#8213;Flavia is pulled into a world of glamor and concealment where admiration is everything and perfection is the ultimate, elusive goal. And she soon finds that with beauty in her grasp, in the form of the poisonous but stunning white lead cerussa, Flavia will do anything to leave her marked face behind.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=other+people+plemons&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.22.16/Other People.jpg" alt="Other People (Not Rated )" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Other People (Not Rated )</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Comedy writer David (Jesse Plemons), already struggling with career frustrations and a painful breakup with his boyfriend, returns home to Sacramento to care for his cancer-stricken mother (Molly Shannon). There, he and his family bond as his mom decides to quit chemotherapy and accept death on her own terms. Bradley Whitford co-stars. Saturday Night Live writer Chris Kelly makes his feature directorial debut with this family drama, which received its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.*</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item description from All Movie Guide.</span></p> Adults Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/01/03/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1181&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=against+empathy&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.15.16/Against Empathy.jpg" alt="Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion by Paul Bloom" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion by Paul Bloom</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don&rsquo;t have enough of it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In AGAINST EMPATHY, Bloom reveals empathy to be one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices. It muddles our judgment and, ironically, often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it, but to draw instead upon a more distanced compassion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Basing his argument on groundbreaking scientific findings, Bloom makes the case that some of the worst decisions made by individuals and nations&mdash;who to give money to, when to go to war, how to respond to climate change, and who to imprison&mdash;are too often motivated by honest, yet misplaced, emotions. With precision and wit, he demonstrates how empathy distorts our judgment in every aspect of our lives, from philanthropy and charity to the justice system; from medical care and education to parenting and marriage. Without empathy, Bloom insists, our decisions would be clearer, fairer, and&mdash;yes&mdash;ultimately more moral.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=glass+universe+sobel&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.15.16/Glass Universe.jpg" alt="The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or &ldquo;human computers,&rdquo; to interpret the observations their male counterparts&nbsp;made via telescope each night. At the outset this group included the wives, sisters, and daughters of the resident astronomers, but soon the female corps included graduates of the new women's colleges&mdash;Vassar, Wellesley, and Smith. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned from computation to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates. <br /><br />The &ldquo;glass universe&rdquo; of half a million plates that Harvard amassed over the ensuing decades&mdash;through the generous support of Mrs. Anna Palmer Draper, the widow of a pioneer in stellar photography&mdash;enabled the women to make extraordinary discoveries that attracted worldwide acclaim. They helped discern what stars were made of, divided the stars into meaningful categories for further research, and found a way to measure distances across space by starlight. Their ranks included Williamina Fleming, a Scottish woman originally hired as a maid who went on to identify ten novae and more than three hundred variable stars; Annie Jump Cannon, who designed a stellar classification system that was adopted by astronomers the world over and is still in use; and Dr. Cecilia Helena Payne,&nbsp;who in 1956 became the first ever woman professor of astronomy at Harvard&mdash;and Harvard&rsquo;s first female department chair.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=heart+of+a+dog&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.15.16/Heart of a Dog.jpg" alt="Heart of a Dog (Not Rated)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Heart of a Dog (Not Rated)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Heart of a Dog</em> marks the first feature film in thirty years by multimedia artist Laurie Anderson. A cinematic tone poem that flows from a sustained meditation on death and other forms of absence, the film seamlessly weaves together thoughts on Tibetan Buddhism, reincarnation, the modern surveillance state, and the artistic lives of dogs, with an elegy for the filmmaker&rsquo;s beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle, at its heart. Narrated by Anderson with her characteristic wry wit, and featuring a plaintive, free-form score by the filmmaker, the tender and provocative <em>Heart of a Dog</em> continues Anderson&rsquo;s four-and-a-half-decade career of imbuing the everyday with a sense of dreamlike wonder.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=miss+sharon+jones%21&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/12.15.16/Miss%20Sharon%20Jones.jpg" alt="Miss Sharon Jones! (Not Rated)" width="190" height="271" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Miss Sharon Jones! (Not Rated)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple* (<em>Harlan County U.S.A.</em>) shines a powerful, inspiring and entertaining spotlight on contemporary soul queen Sharon Jones. Now as she prepares to release her much-anticipated new album, Sharon comes face to-face with the greatest challenge of her life: a grave cancer diagnosis. Follow this tour de force over the course of an eventful and remarkable year as she struggles to hold her band The Dap-Kings together while battling her way back to the stage with the unstoppable determination of a true soul survivor.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=undoing+project&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.15.16/Undoing Project.jpg" alt="The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis" width="190" height="291" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis&rsquo;s own work possible. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Undoing Project</em> is about a compelling collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures. They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield&#8213;both had important careers in the Israeli military&#8213;and their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. Amos Tversky was a brilliant, self-confident warrior and extrovert, the center of rapt attention in any room; Kahneman, a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood, was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was the seedbed of his ideas. They became one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, working together so closely that they couldn&rsquo;t remember whose brain originated which ideas, or who should claim credit. They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote, and simply alternated thereafter.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind&rsquo;s view of its own mind.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from <a href="http://www.amazon.com" target="_blank">Amazon</a>.*Item description from <a href="http://www.criterion.com" target="_blank">Criterion</a>.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=against+empathy&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.15.16/Against Empathy.jpg" alt="Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion by Paul Bloom" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion by Paul Bloom</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don&rsquo;t have enough of it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In AGAINST EMPATHY, Bloom reveals empathy to be one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices. It muddles our judgment and, ironically, often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it, but to draw instead upon a more distanced compassion.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Basing his argument on groundbreaking scientific findings, Bloom makes the case that some of the worst decisions made by individuals and nations&mdash;who to give money to, when to go to war, how to respond to climate change, and who to imprison&mdash;are too often motivated by honest, yet misplaced, emotions. With precision and wit, he demonstrates how empathy distorts our judgment in every aspect of our lives, from philanthropy and charity to the justice system; from medical care and education to parenting and marriage. Without empathy, Bloom insists, our decisions would be clearer, fairer, and&mdash;yes&mdash;ultimately more moral.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=glass+universe+sobel&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.15.16/Glass Universe.jpg" alt="The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or &ldquo;human computers,&rdquo; to interpret the observations their male counterparts&nbsp;made via telescope each night. At the outset this group included the wives, sisters, and daughters of the resident astronomers, but soon the female corps included graduates of the new women's colleges&mdash;Vassar, Wellesley, and Smith. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned from computation to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates. <br /><br />The &ldquo;glass universe&rdquo; of half a million plates that Harvard amassed over the ensuing decades&mdash;through the generous support of Mrs. Anna Palmer Draper, the widow of a pioneer in stellar photography&mdash;enabled the women to make extraordinary discoveries that attracted worldwide acclaim. They helped discern what stars were made of, divided the stars into meaningful categories for further research, and found a way to measure distances across space by starlight. Their ranks included Williamina Fleming, a Scottish woman originally hired as a maid who went on to identify ten novae and more than three hundred variable stars; Annie Jump Cannon, who designed a stellar classification system that was adopted by astronomers the world over and is still in use; and Dr. Cecilia Helena Payne,&nbsp;who in 1956 became the first ever woman professor of astronomy at Harvard&mdash;and Harvard&rsquo;s first female department chair.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=heart+of+a+dog&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.15.16/Heart of a Dog.jpg" alt="Heart of a Dog (Not Rated)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Heart of a Dog (Not Rated)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Heart of a Dog</em> marks the first feature film in thirty years by multimedia artist Laurie Anderson. A cinematic tone poem that flows from a sustained meditation on death and other forms of absence, the film seamlessly weaves together thoughts on Tibetan Buddhism, reincarnation, the modern surveillance state, and the artistic lives of dogs, with an elegy for the filmmaker&rsquo;s beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle, at its heart. Narrated by Anderson with her characteristic wry wit, and featuring a plaintive, free-form score by the filmmaker, the tender and provocative <em>Heart of a Dog</em> continues Anderson&rsquo;s four-and-a-half-decade career of imbuing the everyday with a sense of dreamlike wonder.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=miss+sharon+jones%21&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/12.15.16/Miss%20Sharon%20Jones.jpg" alt="Miss Sharon Jones! (Not Rated)" width="190" height="271" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Miss Sharon Jones! (Not Rated)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple* (<em>Harlan County U.S.A.</em>) shines a powerful, inspiring and entertaining spotlight on contemporary soul queen Sharon Jones. Now as she prepares to release her much-anticipated new album, Sharon comes face to-face with the greatest challenge of her life: a grave cancer diagnosis. Follow this tour de force over the course of an eventful and remarkable year as she struggles to hold her band The Dap-Kings together while battling her way back to the stage with the unstoppable determination of a true soul survivor.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=undoing+project&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.15.16/Undoing Project.jpg" alt="The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis" width="190" height="291" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis&rsquo;s own work possible. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The Undoing Project</em> is about a compelling collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures. They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield&#8213;both had important careers in the Israeli military&#8213;and their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. Amos Tversky was a brilliant, self-confident warrior and extrovert, the center of rapt attention in any room; Kahneman, a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood, was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was the seedbed of his ideas. They became one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, working together so closely that they couldn&rsquo;t remember whose brain originated which ideas, or who should claim credit. They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote, and simply alternated thereafter.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind&rsquo;s view of its own mind.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from <a href="http://www.amazon.com" target="_blank">Amazon</a>.*Item description from <a href="http://www.criterion.com" target="_blank">Criterion</a>.</span></p> Adults Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/12/19/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1170&category=Adults Sing Along with Verna <h2><br /><img id="Photo from Anderson Herald Bulletin Tuesday, May 17, 2005" class="left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/Sing%20Along%20With%20Verna3.jpg" alt="" width="431" height="676" />Verna Whitworth</h2> <p>Some of my fondest memories from elementary school are of of the times that Verna came to visit our school. &nbsp;We all went to the gymnasium and sang along while Verna played the piano.&nbsp; One of my favorite songs from her school visits was &ldquo;I&rsquo;m Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee, Won&rsquo;t my Momma be so Proud of Me&rdquo;.&nbsp; I can remember hearing her on the radio, after she had visited our school, and being surprised that I &ldquo;knew&rdquo; the voice of someone who was on the radio!&nbsp;</p> <p>Verna Whitworth&rsquo;s show, on WHBU, was sponsored by Best Ever Dairy.&nbsp; &ldquo;A Visit with Verna&rdquo; was on the air for 35 years, Monday - Friday at 12:30 and Saturday mornings at 9:15.&nbsp; For several years, she was even able to do the show from her home.&nbsp; Verna was famous in the Anderson area.&nbsp; She often played for church affairs, charities, weddings, funerals, and schools.&nbsp; For over 28 years, she performed at an average of 52 schools a year, and brought lots of love and joy with her, every time she visited those schools.&nbsp;</p> <p>Verna loved music.&nbsp; She began playing tunes on her mother&rsquo;s organ at the age of four.&nbsp; She took a just few piano lessons at the age of 11.&nbsp; Her piano teacher would only play a tune for her once, because if Verna heard it twice, she could play the song without having to learn the notes.&nbsp; When Verna was in the sixth grade, she played for funerals, and also played for a choir in Cadiz.&nbsp; As an adult she performed many, many programs in Indiana as well as Ohio.</p> <p>Verna said that her most prized possessions were her family.&nbsp; She and her husband were married for over 64 years. They had one son and two grandchildren.&nbsp; Verna retired from the radio in 1983.&nbsp; Even after she retired, she continued to play for senior citizen groups and preschoolers.&nbsp; Verna blessed the lives of many people.&nbsp; She passed away in 2001. &nbsp;She cherished her time with her family and friends, and her many experiences over the years with the children.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Did you grow up in this area, and are you old enough that Verna visited your school too?&nbsp; If so, do you also have a favorite song from way back then?</p> <p>Photo Credit: &nbsp;The Herald Bulletin, May 17, 2005 <h2><br /><img id="Photo from Anderson Herald Bulletin Tuesday, May 17, 2005" class="left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Indiana%20Room/Sing%20Along%20With%20Verna3.jpg" alt="" width="431" height="676" />Verna Whitworth</h2> <p>Some of my fondest memories from elementary school are of of the times that Verna came to visit our school. &nbsp;We all went to the gymnasium and sang along while Verna played the piano.&nbsp; One of my favorite songs from her school visits was &ldquo;I&rsquo;m Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee, Won&rsquo;t my Momma be so Proud of Me&rdquo;.&nbsp; I can remember hearing her on the radio, after she had visited our school, and being surprised that I &ldquo;knew&rdquo; the voice of someone who was on the radio!&nbsp;</p> <p>Verna Whitworth&rsquo;s show, on WHBU, was sponsored by Best Ever Dairy.&nbsp; &ldquo;A Visit with Verna&rdquo; was on the air for 35 years, Monday - Friday at 12:30 and Saturday mornings at 9:15.&nbsp; For several years, she was even able to do the show from her home.&nbsp; Verna was famous in the Anderson area.&nbsp; She often played for church affairs, charities, weddings, funerals, and schools.&nbsp; For over 28 years, she performed at an average of 52 schools a year, and brought lots of love and joy with her, every time she visited those schools.&nbsp;</p> <p>Verna loved music.&nbsp; She began playing tunes on her mother&rsquo;s organ at the age of four.&nbsp; She took a just few piano lessons at the age of 11.&nbsp; Her piano teacher would only play a tune for her once, because if Verna heard it twice, she could play the song without having to learn the notes.&nbsp; When Verna was in the sixth grade, she played for funerals, and also played for a choir in Cadiz.&nbsp; As an adult she performed many, many programs in Indiana as well as Ohio.</p> <p>Verna said that her most prized possessions were her family.&nbsp; She and her husband were married for over 64 years. They had one son and two grandchildren.&nbsp; Verna retired from the radio in 1983.&nbsp; Even after she retired, she continued to play for senior citizen groups and preschoolers.&nbsp; Verna blessed the lives of many people.&nbsp; She passed away in 2001. &nbsp;She cherished her time with her family and friends, and her many experiences over the years with the children.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Did you grow up in this area, and are you old enough that Verna visited your school too?&nbsp; If so, do you also have a favorite song from way back then?</p> <p>Photo Credit: &nbsp;The Herald Bulletin, May 17, 2005</p> Adults Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/12/12/adults/sing-along-with-verna/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1178&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=bad+moms&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/Bad Moms.jpg" alt="Bad Moms (Rated R)" width="190" height="271" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Bad Moms (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Three overstressed, overworked mothers (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn) decide to blow off their responsibilities and have some fun, but their wild ways cause them to clash with a rival mommy (Christina Applegate) who's dedicated to preserving the facade of her perfect life. Jada Pinkett Smithco-stars. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=bfg+spielberg&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/BFG.jpg" alt="The BFG (Rated PG)" width="190" height="258" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The BFG (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the titular "big friendly giant" (brought to life via a motion-capture performance from Mark Rylance). Together, the pair explore Giant Country and collect dreams; later, they try to warn the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton) about the threat posed by the other giants, who, unlike the vegetarian BFG, eat children for sustenance.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hell+or+high+water&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/Hell or High Water.jpg" alt="Hell or High Water (Rated R)" width="190" height="251" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Hell or High Water (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Two desperate brothers -- one a divorced father (Chris Pine), the other a hard-living ex-con (Ben Foster) -- commit a string of bank robberies in order to raise the money needed to protect their family farm from foreclosure. Meanwhile, an aging sheriff (Jeff Bridges) tracks the heists in an attempt to hunt down those responsible. This crime drama was written by Taylor Sheridan <em>(<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=sicario&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Sicario</a></em>) and directed by David Mackenzie (<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=starred+up&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><em>Starred Up</em></a>).*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=moonglow&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/Moonglow.jpg" alt="Moonglow by Michael Chabon" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Moonglow by Michael Chabon</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, <em>The Mysteries of Pittsburgh</em>, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother&rsquo;s home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon&rsquo;s grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis for the novel <em>Moonglow</em>, the latest feat of legerdemain from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<em>Moonglow </em>unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as &ldquo;my grandfather.&rdquo; It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact&mdash;and the creative power&mdash;of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator&rsquo;s grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York&rsquo;s Wallkill prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the &ldquo;American Century,&rdquo; the novel revisits an entire era through a single life and collapses a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional nonfiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, <em>Moonglow </em>is Chabon at his most moving and inventive.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=pete%27s+dragon+lowery&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/Pete's Dragon.jpg" alt="Pete's Dragon (Rated PG)" width="190" height="255" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Pete's Dragon (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">After his parents are killed in a car accident, a young boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) finds an unlikely caregiver in the form of a dragon (whom he dubs "Elliot") living in a forest in the Pacific Northwest. Years later, a forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard) discovers Pete and takes him in, but his attempts to adjust to a normal life are complicated by a man (Karl Urban) who wants to hunt down Elliot. Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford co-star. Directed by David Lowery (<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=ain%27t+them+bodies&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><em>Ain't Them Bodies Saints</em></a>), <em>Pete's Dragon</em> is a remake of the <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=pete%27s+dragon+rooney&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank">1977 children's movie</a> of the same name.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=prince+lestat+atlantis&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/Prince Lestat.jpg" alt="Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the novel's center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat's undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe.<br /><br />It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent--and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.<br /><br />And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=when+all+the+girls+have+gone&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/When All the Girls Have Gone.jpg" alt="When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her stepsister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one of her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished.&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;<br />Beautiful, brilliant&mdash;and reckless&mdash;Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames&mdash;literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;<br />After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn&rsquo;s closest friends, women in a Seattle-based online investment club, for answers. But what they find is chilling...<br />&nbsp;<br />When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn&rsquo;s past are threatening to consume her&mdash;and anyone else who gets in their way...</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=whole+town%27s+talking&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/Whole Town's Talking.jpg" alt="Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg" width="190" height="282" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it&rsquo;s called, is anything but still. Original, profound, <i>The Whole Town&rsquo;s Talking, </i>a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder&rsquo;s <i>Our Town </i>and Flagg&rsquo;s own <i>Can&rsquo;t Wait to Get to Heaven, </i>tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways.<br /><br />Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. &ldquo;Resting place&rdquo; turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking.<br /><br />With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In <i>The Whole Town&rsquo;s Talking, </i>she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=bad+moms&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/Bad Moms.jpg" alt="Bad Moms (Rated R)" width="190" height="271" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Bad Moms (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Three overstressed, overworked mothers (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn) decide to blow off their responsibilities and have some fun, but their wild ways cause them to clash with a rival mommy (Christina Applegate) who's dedicated to preserving the facade of her perfect life. Jada Pinkett Smithco-stars. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=bfg+spielberg&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/BFG.jpg" alt="The BFG (Rated PG)" width="190" height="258" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The BFG (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the titular "big friendly giant" (brought to life via a motion-capture performance from Mark Rylance). Together, the pair explore Giant Country and collect dreams; later, they try to warn the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton) about the threat posed by the other giants, who, unlike the vegetarian BFG, eat children for sustenance.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=hell+or+high+water&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/Hell or High Water.jpg" alt="Hell or High Water (Rated R)" width="190" height="251" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Hell or High Water (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Two desperate brothers -- one a divorced father (Chris Pine), the other a hard-living ex-con (Ben Foster) -- commit a string of bank robberies in order to raise the money needed to protect their family farm from foreclosure. Meanwhile, an aging sheriff (Jeff Bridges) tracks the heists in an attempt to hunt down those responsible. This crime drama was written by Taylor Sheridan <em>(<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=sicario&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank">Sicario</a></em>) and directed by David Mackenzie (<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=starred+up&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><em>Starred Up</em></a>).*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=moonglow&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/Moonglow.jpg" alt="Moonglow by Michael Chabon" width="190" height="285" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Moonglow by Michael Chabon</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, <em>The Mysteries of Pittsburgh</em>, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother&rsquo;s home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon&rsquo;s grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis for the novel <em>Moonglow</em>, the latest feat of legerdemain from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<em>Moonglow </em>unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as &ldquo;my grandfather.&rdquo; It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact&mdash;and the creative power&mdash;of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator&rsquo;s grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York&rsquo;s Wallkill prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the &ldquo;American Century,&rdquo; the novel revisits an entire era through a single life and collapses a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional nonfiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, <em>Moonglow </em>is Chabon at his most moving and inventive.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=pete%27s+dragon+lowery&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/Pete's Dragon.jpg" alt="Pete's Dragon (Rated PG)" width="190" height="255" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Pete's Dragon (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">After his parents are killed in a car accident, a young boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) finds an unlikely caregiver in the form of a dragon (whom he dubs "Elliot") living in a forest in the Pacific Northwest. Years later, a forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard) discovers Pete and takes him in, but his attempts to adjust to a normal life are complicated by a man (Karl Urban) who wants to hunt down Elliot. Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford co-star. Directed by David Lowery (<a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=ain%27t+them+bodies&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><em>Ain't Them Bodies Saints</em></a>), <em>Pete's Dragon</em> is a remake of the <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=pete%27s+dragon+rooney&amp;te=&amp;lm=VIDEO" target="_blank">1977 children's movie</a> of the same name.*</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=prince+lestat+atlantis&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/Prince Lestat.jpg" alt="Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the novel's center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat's undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe.<br /><br />It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent--and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.<br /><br />And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=when+all+the+girls+have+gone&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/When All the Girls Have Gone.jpg" alt="When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her stepsister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one of her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished.&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;<br />Beautiful, brilliant&mdash;and reckless&mdash;Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames&mdash;literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />&nbsp;<br />After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn&rsquo;s closest friends, women in a Seattle-based online investment club, for answers. But what they find is chilling...<br />&nbsp;<br />When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn&rsquo;s past are threatening to consume her&mdash;and anyone else who gets in their way...</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=whole+town%27s+talking&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/12.8.16/Whole Town's Talking.jpg" alt="Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg" width="190" height="282" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it&rsquo;s called, is anything but still. Original, profound, <i>The Whole Town&rsquo;s Talking, </i>a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder&rsquo;s <i>Our Town </i>and Flagg&rsquo;s own <i>Can&rsquo;t Wait to Get to Heaven, </i>tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways.<br /><br />Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. &ldquo;Resting place&rdquo; turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking.<br /><br />With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In <i>The Whole Town&rsquo;s Talking, </i>she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span></p> Adults Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/12/08/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1174&category=Adults New Nonfiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=born+a+crime&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.29.16/Born A Crime.jpg" alt="Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Trevor Noah&rsquo;s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of <i>The Daily Show </i>began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents&rsquo; indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa&rsquo;s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><i>Born a Crime</i> is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man&rsquo;s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother&mdash;his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=island+people&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.29.16/Island People.jpg" alt="Island People: The Caribbean and the World by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro" width="189" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Island People: The Caribbean and the World by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the moment Columbus gazed out from the <i>Santa Mar&iacute;a</i>'s deck in 1492 at what he mistook for an island off Asia, the Caribbean has been subjected to the misunderstandings and fantasies of outsiders. Running roughshod over the place,&nbsp; they have viewed these islands and their inhabitants as exotic allure to be consumed or conquered. The Caribbean stood at the center of the transatlantic slave trade for more than three hundred years, with societies shaped by mass migrations and forced labor.&nbsp; But its people, scattered across a vast archipelago and separated by the languages of their colonizers, have nonetheless together helped make the modern world&mdash;its politics, religion, economics, music, and culture. Jelly-Schapiro gives a sweeping account of how these islands&rsquo; inhabitants have searched and fought for better lives. With wit and erudition, he chronicles this &ldquo;place where globalization began,&rdquo; and introduces us to its forty million people who continue to decisively shape our world.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=last+girl+before+freeway&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.29.16/Last Girl Before Freeway.jpg" alt="Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers" width="190" height="294" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers by Leslie Bennetts</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Joan Rivers was more than a legendary comedian; she was an icon and a role model to millions, a fearless pioneer who left a legacy of expanded opportunity when she died in 2014. Her life was a dramatic roller-coaster of triumphant highs and devastating lows: the suicide of her husband, her feud with Johnny Carson, her estrangement from her daughter, her many plastic surgeries, her ferocious ambition and her massive insecurities. But Rivers' career was also hugely significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for her gender and pushing the boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life. <br /><br />A juicy, intimate biography of one of the greatest comedians ever-a performer whose sixty year career was borne, simply, out of a desire to make people laugh so she could feel loved-<em>Last Girl Before Freeway</em>&nbsp;delves into the inner workings of a woman who both reflected and redefined the world around her.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=stewart+marches&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/11.29.16/Marches.jpg" alt="The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland by Rory Stewarte" width="191" height="299" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland by Rory Stewart</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=places+between+rory+stewart&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><i>The Places in Between </i></a>Rory Stewart walked through the most dangerous borderlands in the world. Now he walks along the border he calls home&mdash;where political turmoil and vivid lives have played out for centuries across a magnificent natural landscape&mdash;to tell the story of the Marches.<br /><br />In his thousand-mile journey, Stewart sleeps on mountain ridges and housing estates, in hostels and farmhouses. Following the lines of Neolithic standing stones, wading through floods and ruined fields, he walks Hadrian&rsquo;s Wall with soldiers who have fought in Afghanistan and visits the Buddhist monks who outnumber Christian monks in the Scottish countryside today. He melds the stories of the people he meets with the region&rsquo;s political and economic history, tracing the creation of Scotland from ancient tribes to the independence referendum. And he discovers another country buried in history, a vanished Middleland: the lost kingdom of Cumbria.<br /><br />With every step, Stewart reveals the force of myths and traditions and the endurance of ties that are woven into the fabric of the land itself. A meditation on deep history, the pull of national identity, and home, <i>The Marches</i> is a transporting work from a powerful and original writer.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rasputin+douglas+smith&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/11.29.16/Rasputin.jpg" alt="Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs by Douglas Smith" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs by Douglas Smith</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's confidant and the guardian of the sickly heir to the Russian throne. His debauchery and sinister political influence are the stuff of legend, and the downfall of the Romanov dynasty was laid at his feet.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">But as the prizewinning historian Douglas Smith shows, the true story of Rasputin's life and death has remained shrouded in myth. A major new work that combines probing scholarship and powerful storytelling, <i>Rasputin</i> separates fact from fiction to reveal the real life of one of history's most alluring figures. Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, Smith presents Rasputin in all his complexity--man of God, voice of peace, loyal subject, adulterer, drunkard. <i>Rasputin</i>is not just a definitive biography of an extraordinary and legendary man but a fascinating portrait of the twilight of imperial Russia as it lurched toward catastrophe.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=talking+as+fast+as+i+can&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.29.16/Talking as Fast As I Can.jpg" alt="Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <i>Talking as Fast as I Can,</i> Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the <i>Parenthood </i>set and asking herself, &ldquo;Did you, um, make it?&rdquo; She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (&ldquo;Strangers were worried about me; that&rsquo;s how long I was single!&rdquo;), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on <i>Project Runway</i> (&ldquo;It&rsquo;s like I had a fashion-induced blackout&rdquo;).<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />In &ldquo;What It Was Like, Part One,&rdquo; Graham sits down for an epic <i>Gilmore Girls </i>marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay &ldquo;What It Was Like, Part Two&rdquo; reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she&rsquo;s aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (&ldquo;If you&rsquo;re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you&rsquo;ve already set the bar too high&rdquo;), and she&rsquo;s a card-carrying REI shopper (&ldquo;My bungee cords now earn points!&rdquo;).<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent <i>Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,</i> this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and&mdash;of course&mdash;talking as fast as you can.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=victoria+queen+baird&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.29.16/Victoria - The Queen.jpg" alt="Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird" width="190" height="282" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/november-2016-libraryreads-list/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="41" />A LibraryReads pick for November 2016.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would threaten many of Europe&rsquo;s monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged their whims at the public&rsquo;s expense, and republican sentiment was growing. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the landscape, and the British Empire was commanding ever larger tracts of the globe. In a world where women were often powerless, during a century roiling with change, Victoria went on to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand.<br />&nbsp;<br />Fifth in line to the throne at the time of her birth, Victoria was an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary role. As a girl, she defied her mother&rsquo;s meddling and an adviser&rsquo;s bullying, forging an iron will of her own. As a teenage queen, she eagerly grasped the crown and relished the freedom it brought her. At twenty, she fell passionately in love with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eventually giving birth to nine children. She loved sex and delighted in power. She was outspoken with her ministers, overstepping conventional boundaries and asserting her opinions. After the death of her adored Albert, she began a controversial, intimate relationship with her servant John Brown. She survived eight assassination attempts over the course of her lifetime. And as science, technology, and democracy were dramatically reshaping the world, Victoria was a symbol of steadfastness and security&mdash;queen of a quarter of the world&rsquo;s population at the height of the British Empire&rsquo;s reach.<br />&nbsp;<br />Drawing on sources that include fresh revelations about Victoria&rsquo;s relationship with John Brown, Julia Baird brings vividly to life the fascinating story of a woman who struggled with so many of the things we do today: balancing work and family, raising children, navigating marital strife, losing parents, combating anxiety and self-doubt, finding an identity, searching for meaning.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new&nbsp;nonfiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=born+a+crime&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.29.16/Born A Crime.jpg" alt="Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Trevor Noah&rsquo;s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of <i>The Daily Show </i>began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents&rsquo; indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa&rsquo;s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><i>Born a Crime</i> is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man&rsquo;s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother&mdash;his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=island+people&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.29.16/Island People.jpg" alt="Island People: The Caribbean and the World by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro" width="189" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Island People: The Caribbean and the World by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">From the moment Columbus gazed out from the <i>Santa Mar&iacute;a</i>'s deck in 1492 at what he mistook for an island off Asia, the Caribbean has been subjected to the misunderstandings and fantasies of outsiders. Running roughshod over the place,&nbsp; they have viewed these islands and their inhabitants as exotic allure to be consumed or conquered. The Caribbean stood at the center of the transatlantic slave trade for more than three hundred years, with societies shaped by mass migrations and forced labor.&nbsp; But its people, scattered across a vast archipelago and separated by the languages of their colonizers, have nonetheless together helped make the modern world&mdash;its politics, religion, economics, music, and culture. Jelly-Schapiro gives a sweeping account of how these islands&rsquo; inhabitants have searched and fought for better lives. With wit and erudition, he chronicles this &ldquo;place where globalization began,&rdquo; and introduces us to its forty million people who continue to decisively shape our world.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=last+girl+before+freeway&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.29.16/Last Girl Before Freeway.jpg" alt="Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers" width="190" height="294" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers by Leslie Bennetts</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Joan Rivers was more than a legendary comedian; she was an icon and a role model to millions, a fearless pioneer who left a legacy of expanded opportunity when she died in 2014. Her life was a dramatic roller-coaster of triumphant highs and devastating lows: the suicide of her husband, her feud with Johnny Carson, her estrangement from her daughter, her many plastic surgeries, her ferocious ambition and her massive insecurities. But Rivers' career was also hugely significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for her gender and pushing the boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life. <br /><br />A juicy, intimate biography of one of the greatest comedians ever-a performer whose sixty year career was borne, simply, out of a desire to make people laugh so she could feel loved-<em>Last Girl Before Freeway</em>&nbsp;delves into the inner workings of a woman who both reflected and redefined the world around her.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=stewart+marches&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/11.29.16/Marches.jpg" alt="The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland by Rory Stewarte" width="191" height="299" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland by Rory Stewart</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=places+between+rory+stewart&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><i>The Places in Between </i></a>Rory Stewart walked through the most dangerous borderlands in the world. Now he walks along the border he calls home&mdash;where political turmoil and vivid lives have played out for centuries across a magnificent natural landscape&mdash;to tell the story of the Marches.<br /><br />In his thousand-mile journey, Stewart sleeps on mountain ridges and housing estates, in hostels and farmhouses. Following the lines of Neolithic standing stones, wading through floods and ruined fields, he walks Hadrian&rsquo;s Wall with soldiers who have fought in Afghanistan and visits the Buddhist monks who outnumber Christian monks in the Scottish countryside today. He melds the stories of the people he meets with the region&rsquo;s political and economic history, tracing the creation of Scotland from ancient tribes to the independence referendum. And he discovers another country buried in history, a vanished Middleland: the lost kingdom of Cumbria.<br /><br />With every step, Stewart reveals the force of myths and traditions and the endurance of ties that are woven into the fabric of the land itself. A meditation on deep history, the pull of national identity, and home, <i>The Marches</i> is a transporting work from a powerful and original writer.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rasputin+douglas+smith&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New%20Materials/11.29.16/Rasputin.jpg" alt="Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs by Douglas Smith" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs by Douglas Smith</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's confidant and the guardian of the sickly heir to the Russian throne. His debauchery and sinister political influence are the stuff of legend, and the downfall of the Romanov dynasty was laid at his feet.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">But as the prizewinning historian Douglas Smith shows, the true story of Rasputin's life and death has remained shrouded in myth. A major new work that combines probing scholarship and powerful storytelling, <i>Rasputin</i> separates fact from fiction to reveal the real life of one of history's most alluring figures. Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, Smith presents Rasputin in all his complexity--man of God, voice of peace, loyal subject, adulterer, drunkard. <i>Rasputin</i>is not just a definitive biography of an extraordinary and legendary man but a fascinating portrait of the twilight of imperial Russia as it lurched toward catastrophe.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=talking+as+fast+as+i+can&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.29.16/Talking as Fast As I Can.jpg" alt="Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham" width="190" height="286" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In <i>Talking as Fast as I Can,</i> Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the <i>Parenthood </i>set and asking herself, &ldquo;Did you, um, make it?&rdquo; She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (&ldquo;Strangers were worried about me; that&rsquo;s how long I was single!&rdquo;), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on <i>Project Runway</i> (&ldquo;It&rsquo;s like I had a fashion-induced blackout&rdquo;).<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />In &ldquo;What It Was Like, Part One,&rdquo; Graham sits down for an epic <i>Gilmore Girls </i>marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay &ldquo;What It Was Like, Part Two&rdquo; reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she&rsquo;s aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (&ldquo;If you&rsquo;re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you&rsquo;ve already set the bar too high&rdquo;), and she&rsquo;s a card-carrying REI shopper (&ldquo;My bungee cords now earn points!&rdquo;).<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent <i>Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,</i> this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and&mdash;of course&mdash;talking as fast as you can.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=victoria+queen+baird&amp;te=&amp;lm=BOOKS" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.29.16/Victoria - The Queen.jpg" alt="Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird" width="190" height="282" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/november-2016-libraryreads-list/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="36" height="41" />A LibraryReads pick for November 2016.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would threaten many of Europe&rsquo;s monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged their whims at the public&rsquo;s expense, and republican sentiment was growing. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the landscape, and the British Empire was commanding ever larger tracts of the globe. In a world where women were often powerless, during a century roiling with change, Victoria went on to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand.<br />&nbsp;<br />Fifth in line to the throne at the time of her birth, Victoria was an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary role. As a girl, she defied her mother&rsquo;s meddling and an adviser&rsquo;s bullying, forging an iron will of her own. As a teenage queen, she eagerly grasped the crown and relished the freedom it brought her. At twenty, she fell passionately in love with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eventually giving birth to nine children. She loved sex and delighted in power. She was outspoken with her ministers, overstepping conventional boundaries and asserting her opinions. After the death of her adored Albert, she began a controversial, intimate relationship with her servant John Brown. She survived eight assassination attempts over the course of her lifetime. And as science, technology, and democracy were dramatically reshaping the world, Victoria was a symbol of steadfastness and security&mdash;queen of a quarter of the world&rsquo;s population at the height of the British Empire&rsquo;s reach.<br />&nbsp;<br />Drawing on sources that include fresh revelations about Victoria&rsquo;s relationship with John Brown, Julia Baird brings vividly to life the fascinating story of a woman who struggled with so many of the things we do today: balancing work and family, raising children, navigating marital strife, losing parents, combating anxiety and self-doubt, finding an identity, searching for meaning.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.</span></p> Adults Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:30:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/12/02/adults/new-nonfiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1172&category=Adults Downtown Anderson's Center of Entertainment <p class="center border"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/State Theater 1963.jpg" alt="" width="591" height="418" /></p> <p>For seventy-four years, the State Theater was a center of entertainment in downtown Anderson. The theater was thirty-three years old when this photograph was taken in 1963 and shows moviegoers waiting in line to see <em>Under the Yum Yum Tree</em> starring Jack Lemmon and <em>Bye Bye Birdie</em> starring Dick Van Dyke. It continued to operate for another forty-one years, going through several ownership changes and restorations.</p> <p>The State Theater opened at 1303 Meridian Street in Anderson, Indiana, on May 30, 1930. It had the distinction of being the first theater in the state of Indiana to provide air-conditioning, or as stated in the Anderson Daily Bulletin, it possessed a &ldquo;mammoth cooling plant, insuring you fresh, washed air at all times and an even temperature.&rdquo; It also featured a state-of-the-art sound system that combined the newest equipment with an acoustically compatible interior so that every seat was &ldquo;a front row seat.&rdquo; The first movie that played at the State on its opening day was <em>Young Man of Manhattan</em> starring Claudette Colbert and Ginger Rogers. The matinee cost 35 cents and general admission was 50 cents.</p> <p>Ownership of the State Theater changed hands many times over the years. In 1995, Ron Keedy and Dan Lesher obtained ownership and decided to close the theater for one year so it could undergo a $200,000 restoration to return it to its 1930 appearance. Renovations included a new roof, new heating and air-conditioning systems, plaster repair, seat repair and relocation, stage relocation, and lobby remodeling. However, the steady growth of multiplexes put downtown theaters such as the State at a disadvantage, causing it to remain in operation for only eight more years after the restoration was completed.</p> <p>On July 31, 2004, the Anderson High School class of 1979 held its twenty-fifth reunion mixer at the State Theater. At the conclusion of that event, the theater ceased operation. However, in 2015, the current owner, in partnership with the Anderson Indiana Main Street (AIM) group, undertook a renovation of the outside of the building, which had been deteriorating and marring the appearance of downtown Anderson for many years. Although the stars of the silver screen no longer shine inside the State Theater, the building is still being put to good use today by providing advertising space for Anderson&rsquo;s local stars&mdash;downtown businesses and organizations. <p class="center border"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/State Theater 1963.jpg" alt="" width="591" height="418" /></p> <p>For seventy-four years, the State Theater was a center of entertainment in downtown Anderson. The theater was thirty-three years old when this photograph was taken in 1963 and shows moviegoers waiting in line to see <em>Under the Yum Yum Tree</em> starring Jack Lemmon and <em>Bye Bye Birdie</em> starring Dick Van Dyke. It continued to operate for another forty-one years, going through several ownership changes and restorations.</p> <p>The State Theater opened at 1303 Meridian Street in Anderson, Indiana, on May 30, 1930. It had the distinction of being the first theater in the state of Indiana to provide air-conditioning, or as stated in the Anderson Daily Bulletin, it possessed a &ldquo;mammoth cooling plant, insuring you fresh, washed air at all times and an even temperature.&rdquo; It also featured a state-of-the-art sound system that combined the newest equipment with an acoustically compatible interior so that every seat was &ldquo;a front row seat.&rdquo; The first movie that played at the State on its opening day was <em>Young Man of Manhattan</em> starring Claudette Colbert and Ginger Rogers. The matinee cost 35 cents and general admission was 50 cents.</p> <p>Ownership of the State Theater changed hands many times over the years. In 1995, Ron Keedy and Dan Lesher obtained ownership and decided to close the theater for one year so it could undergo a $200,000 restoration to return it to its 1930 appearance. Renovations included a new roof, new heating and air-conditioning systems, plaster repair, seat repair and relocation, stage relocation, and lobby remodeling. However, the steady growth of multiplexes put downtown theaters such as the State at a disadvantage, causing it to remain in operation for only eight more years after the restoration was completed.</p> <p>On July 31, 2004, the Anderson High School class of 1979 held its twenty-fifth reunion mixer at the State Theater. At the conclusion of that event, the theater ceased operation. However, in 2015, the current owner, in partnership with the Anderson Indiana Main Street (AIM) group, undertook a renovation of the outside of the building, which had been deteriorating and marring the appearance of downtown Anderson for many years. Although the stars of the silver screen no longer shine inside the State Theater, the building is still being put to good use today by providing advertising space for Anderson&rsquo;s local stars&mdash;downtown businesses and organizations.</p> Adults Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/11/30/adults/downtown-anderson-s-center-of-entertainment/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1169&category=Adults New Fiction Arrivals <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction&nbsp;arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!787121~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Archangel%27s+heart+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Archangel's Heart.jpg" alt="Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh" width="190" height="305" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.<br />&nbsp;<br />Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within&mdash;truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is&hellip;<br />&nbsp;<br />Nothing will ever be the same again.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!785918~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Faithful+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Faithful.jpg" alt="Faithful by Alice Hoffman" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Faithful by Alice Hoffman</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/november-2016-libraryreads-list/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="35" height="40" />A LibraryReads Favorite for November 2016.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend&rsquo;s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.<br /><br />What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? <i>Faithful</i> is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion&mdash;from dark suffering to true happiness&mdash;a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls&mdash;including an angel who&rsquo;s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.<br /><br />Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who&rsquo;s ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, <i>Faithful</i> is a roadmap.<br /><br />Alice Hoffman&rsquo;s &ldquo;trademark alchemy&rdquo; (<i>USA TODAY</i>) and her ability to write about the &ldquo;delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary&rdquo; (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. With beautifully crafted prose, Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this profoundly moving novel.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!786667~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=5&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Faithful+%3A+a+novel&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank">Also available as an audiobook.</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100013~!72311~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=10&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Finding+Dory+%5BDVD%5D+%2F&amp;index=PVTITL" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Finding Dory.jpg" alt="Finding Dory (Rated PG)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Finding Dory (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents. With the help of young clown fish Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and his dad Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home. Co-directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane, Finding Dory also features the voice talents of Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Bill Hader, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Sigourney Weaver.*</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100013~!72320~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=8&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Finding+Dory+%5BBlu-ray+DVD%5D+%2F&amp;index=PVTITL" target="_blank">Also available on Blu-Ray.</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!786634~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=13&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Independence+day.+Resurgence&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Independence Day - Resurgence.jpg" alt="Independence Day: Resurgence (Rated PG-13)" width="191" height="279" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Independence Day: Resurgence (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Roland Emmerich returns to the helm for this long-awaited sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. Fearful of another attack, the nations of Earth have teamed up against their common enemy -- the extraterrestrials who brought humanity to the brink of extinction. Using recovered alien technology to bolster their defenses, the alliance braces itself for another invasion. Jeff Goldblumand Bill Pullman reprise their roles from the original film, while Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, and Maika Monroe are among the new additions to the cast.*</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!773665~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=15&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Independence+day%3A+resurgence+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank">Also available on Blu-Ray.</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!787171~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=4&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Night+school+%3A+a+Jack+Reacher+novel+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Night School.jpg" alt="Night School by Lee Child" width="190" height="296" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/november-2016-libraryreads-list/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="35" height="40" />A LibraryReads Pick&nbsp;for November 2016.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It&rsquo;s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he&rsquo;s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind.<br />&nbsp;<br />Two other men are in the classroom&mdash;an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there.<br />&nbsp;<br />Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor&mdash;a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: <i>&ldquo;</i>The American wants a hundred million dollars.&rdquo;<br />&nbsp;<br />For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize: If they don&rsquo;t get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.<br />&nbsp;<br />From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, <i>Night School</i> moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies, as Reacher maneuvers inside the game and outside the law.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!787704~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=23&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Night+school&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank">Also available as an audiobook.</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!787520~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=25&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Sausage+party&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Sausage Party.jpg" alt="Sausage Party (Rated R)" width="190" height="258" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Sausage Party (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A happy-go-lucky sausage (voiced by Seth Rogen) and his supermarket buddies including a hot dog bun (Kristen Wiig), a bagel (Edward Norton), a sausage (Michael Cera) and a taco (Salma Hayek) learn about the horror that awaits them when humans bring them home to chow down. Despite the hostility they get from other supermarket items unwilling to have their faith in a post-checkout afterlife deflated, they embark on an existential adventure to escape from their edible fate. This raunchy animated comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg is directed by Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens) and holds the distinction of being the first R-rated computer animated feature.*</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!787541~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=27&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Sausage+party&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank">Also available on Blu-Ray.</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100013~!72310~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=31&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Star+trek.+Beyond+%5BDVD%5D+%2F&amp;index=PVTITL" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Star Trek - Beyond.jpg" alt="Star Trek: Beyond (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="267" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Star Trek: Beyond (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this third installment of the rebooted Star Trek film series (which began with J.J. Abrams's Star Trek in 2009), Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) struggles with a personal crisis as he and the crew of the Enterprise are attacked by a dictator named Krall (Idris Elba). When an assault by Krall leads to the destruction of their starship, the team end up marooned on a remote planet inhabited by aliens both hostile and helpful. Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin co-star. Directed by Justin Lin (Fast &amp; Furious 6), Star Trek Beyond is dedicated to both Leonard Nimoy (who passed away in 2015) and Yelchin (who died after filming concluded).*</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100013~!72321~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=29&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Star+trek.+Beyond+%5BBlu-Ray+DVD%5D+%2F&amp;index=PVTITL" target="_blank">Also available on Blu-Ray.</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!768741~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=33&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Swing+Time&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Swing Time.jpg" alt="Swing Time by Zadie Smith" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Swing Time by Zadie Smith</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/november-2016-libraryreads-list/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="35" height="40" />A LibraryReads Pick&nbsp;for November 2016.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Two brown girls dream of being dancers&mdash;but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either.<br /><br />Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life, while her friend leaves the old neighborhood behind, traveling the world as an assistant to a famous singer, Aimee, observing close up how the one percent live.<br /><br />But when Aimee develops grand philanthropic ambitions, the story moves from London to West Africa, where diaspora tourists travel back in time to find their roots, young men risk their lives to escape into a different future, the women dance just like Tracey&mdash;the same twists, the same shakes&mdash;and the origins of a profound inequality are not a matter of distant history, but a present dance to the music of time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!782675~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=35&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Swing+Time&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank">Also available as an audiobook</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.*Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span> <p class="sub-heading">Here's a sampling of our new fiction&nbsp;arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!787121~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Archangel%27s+heart+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Archangel's Heart.jpg" alt="Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh" width="190" height="305" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.<br />&nbsp;<br />Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within&mdash;truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is&hellip;<br />&nbsp;<br />Nothing will ever be the same again.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!785918~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Faithful+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Faithful.jpg" alt="Faithful by Alice Hoffman" width="190" height="288" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Faithful by Alice Hoffman</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/november-2016-libraryreads-list/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="35" height="40" />A LibraryReads Favorite for November 2016.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend&rsquo;s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.<br /><br />What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? <i>Faithful</i> is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion&mdash;from dark suffering to true happiness&mdash;a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls&mdash;including an angel who&rsquo;s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.<br /><br />Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who&rsquo;s ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, <i>Faithful</i> is a roadmap.<br /><br />Alice Hoffman&rsquo;s &ldquo;trademark alchemy&rdquo; (<i>USA TODAY</i>) and her ability to write about the &ldquo;delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary&rdquo; (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. With beautifully crafted prose, Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this profoundly moving novel.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!786667~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=5&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Faithful+%3A+a+novel&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank">Also available as an audiobook.</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100013~!72311~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=10&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Finding+Dory+%5BDVD%5D+%2F&amp;index=PVTITL" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Finding Dory.jpg" alt="Finding Dory (Rated PG)" width="190" height="268" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Finding Dory (Rated PG)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents. With the help of young clown fish Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and his dad Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home. Co-directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane, Finding Dory also features the voice talents of Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Bill Hader, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Sigourney Weaver.*</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100013~!72320~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=8&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Finding+Dory+%5BBlu-ray+DVD%5D+%2F&amp;index=PVTITL" target="_blank">Also available on Blu-Ray.</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!786634~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=13&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Independence+day.+Resurgence&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Independence Day - Resurgence.jpg" alt="Independence Day: Resurgence (Rated PG-13)" width="191" height="279" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Independence Day: Resurgence (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">Roland Emmerich returns to the helm for this long-awaited sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. Fearful of another attack, the nations of Earth have teamed up against their common enemy -- the extraterrestrials who brought humanity to the brink of extinction. Using recovered alien technology to bolster their defenses, the alliance braces itself for another invasion. Jeff Goldblumand Bill Pullman reprise their roles from the original film, while Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, and Maika Monroe are among the new additions to the cast.*</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!773665~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=15&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Independence+day%3A+resurgence+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank">Also available on Blu-Ray.</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!787171~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=4&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Night+school+%3A+a+Jack+Reacher+novel+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Night School.jpg" alt="Night School by Lee Child" width="190" height="296" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/november-2016-libraryreads-list/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="35" height="40" />A LibraryReads Pick&nbsp;for November 2016.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It&rsquo;s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he&rsquo;s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind.<br />&nbsp;<br />Two other men are in the classroom&mdash;an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there.<br />&nbsp;<br />Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor&mdash;a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: <i>&ldquo;</i>The American wants a hundred million dollars.&rdquo;<br />&nbsp;<br />For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize: If they don&rsquo;t get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.<br />&nbsp;<br />From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, <i>Night School</i> moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies, as Reacher maneuvers inside the game and outside the law.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!787704~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=23&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Night+school&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank">Also available as an audiobook.</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!787520~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=25&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Sausage+party&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Sausage Party.jpg" alt="Sausage Party (Rated R)" width="190" height="258" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Sausage Party (Rated R)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A happy-go-lucky sausage (voiced by Seth Rogen) and his supermarket buddies including a hot dog bun (Kristen Wiig), a bagel (Edward Norton), a sausage (Michael Cera) and a taco (Salma Hayek) learn about the horror that awaits them when humans bring them home to chow down. Despite the hostility they get from other supermarket items unwilling to have their faith in a post-checkout afterlife deflated, they embark on an existential adventure to escape from their edible fate. This raunchy animated comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg is directed by Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens) and holds the distinction of being the first R-rated computer animated feature.*</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!787541~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=27&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Sausage+party&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank">Also available on Blu-Ray.</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100013~!72310~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=31&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Star+trek.+Beyond+%5BDVD%5D+%2F&amp;index=PVTITL" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Star Trek - Beyond.jpg" alt="Star Trek: Beyond (Rated PG-13)" width="190" height="267" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Star Trek: Beyond (Rated PG-13)</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this third installment of the rebooted Star Trek film series (which began with J.J. Abrams's Star Trek in 2009), Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) struggles with a personal crisis as he and the crew of the Enterprise are attacked by a dictator named Krall (Idris Elba). When an assault by Krall leads to the destruction of their starship, the team end up marooned on a remote planet inhabited by aliens both hostile and helpful. Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin co-star. Directed by Justin Lin (Fast &amp; Furious 6), Star Trek Beyond is dedicated to both Leonard Nimoy (who passed away in 2015) and Yelchin (who died after filming concluded).*</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100013~!72321~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=29&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Star+trek.+Beyond+%5BBlu-Ray+DVD%5D+%2F&amp;index=PVTITL" target="_blank">Also available on Blu-Ray.</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!768741~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=33&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Swing+Time&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="border left" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/11.15.16/Swing Time.jpg" alt="Swing Time by Zadie Smith" width="190" height="287" /></a><br /> <h2 class="sub-heading">Swing Time by Zadie Smith</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://libraryreads.org/november-2016-libraryreads-list/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/New Materials/Library-Reads-Logo-Color.jpg" alt="" width="35" height="40" />A LibraryReads Pick&nbsp;for November 2016.</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Two brown girls dream of being dancers&mdash;but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either.<br /><br />Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life, while her friend leaves the old neighborhood behind, traveling the world as an assistant to a famous singer, Aimee, observing close up how the one percent live.<br /><br />But when Aimee develops grand philanthropic ambitions, the story moves from London to West Africa, where diaspora tourists travel back in time to find their roots, young men risk their lives to escape into a different future, the women dance just like Tracey&mdash;the same twists, the same shakes&mdash;and the origins of a profound inequality are not a matter of distant history, but a present dance to the music of time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1L792H848955S.2425&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!782675~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=35&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Swing+Time&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank">Also available as an audiobook</a>.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.*Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.</span></p> Adults Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/11/15/adults/new-fiction-arrivals/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1164&category=Adults November Computer Classes Here's a glimpse of our upcoming computer classes.&nbsp; Classes are free, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit our <a href="http://www.andersonlibrary.net/events">event calendar</a> or call Information Services at 765-641-2456.</p> <table style="width: 675px; height: 272px;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td height="30">Thursday</td> <td>11/3</td> <td>6:00pm</td> <td class="sub-heading">Computer Basics</td> <td class="sub-heading" rowspan="6"><img class="right border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/learnbutton.jpg" alt="Image of computer keyboard with a green LEARN key highlighted" width="230" height="155" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30">Thursday</td> <td>11/10</td> <td>6:00pm</td> <td class="sub-heading">Windows 7 Basics</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30">Saturday</td> <td>11/12</td> <td>2:00pm</td> <td class="sub-heading">Microsoft Excel Basics</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30">Tuesday</td> <td>11/15</td> <td>6:00pm&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> <td class="sub-heading">Internet Basics</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30">Monday</td> <td>11/21</td> <td>6:00pm</td> <td class="sub-heading">Microsoft Word Basics</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30">Monday</td> <td>11/28</td> <td>2:00pm</td> <td class="sub-heading">Focus on Facebook</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Here's a glimpse of our upcoming computer classes.&nbsp; Classes are free, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit our <a href="http://www.andersonlibrary.net/events">event calendar</a> or call Information Services at 765-641-2456.</p> <table style="width: 675px; height: 272px;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td height="30">Thursday</td> <td>11/3</td> <td>6:00pm</td> <td class="sub-heading">Computer Basics</td> <td class="sub-heading" rowspan="6"><img class="right border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/learnbutton.jpg" alt="Image of computer keyboard with a green LEARN key highlighted" width="230" height="155" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30">Thursday</td> <td>11/10</td> <td>6:00pm</td> <td class="sub-heading">Windows 7 Basics</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30">Saturday</td> <td>11/12</td> <td>2:00pm</td> <td class="sub-heading">Microsoft Excel Basics</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30">Tuesday</td> <td>11/15</td> <td>6:00pm&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> <td class="sub-heading">Internet Basics</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30">Monday</td> <td>11/21</td> <td>6:00pm</td> <td class="sub-heading">Microsoft Word Basics</td> </tr> <tr> <td height="30">Monday</td> <td>11/28</td> <td>2:00pm</td> <td class="sub-heading">Focus on Facebook</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Adults Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:22:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/11/02/adults/november-computer-classes/