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In Books, NEW BOOKS on April 2, 2014 at 3:09 pm

The great prostate hoax : how big medicine hijacked the PSA test and caused a public health disaster / by Richard J. Ablin, with Ronald Piana.
Faisal I of Iraq / Ali A. Allawi.
HRC : state secrets and the rebirth of Hillary Clinton / Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
Lines of descent : W. E. B. Du Bois and the emergence of identity / Kwame Anthony Appiah
Ascent of women;”Uprising : a new age is dawning for every mother’s daughter / by Sally Armstrong.

Sitcom : a history in 24 episodes from I love Lucy to Community / Saul Austerlitz
Jimmy’s blues and other poems / James Baldwin
American saint : the life of Elizabeth Seton / Joan Barthel
What is relativity? : an intuitive introduction to einstein’s ideas, and why they matter / Jeffrey Bennett
The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change / Adam Braun

Bob Dylan : American troubadour / Donald Brown
The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies / Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
The dream of the great American novel / Lawrence Buell
On the same track : how schools can join the twenty-first-century struggle against resegregation / Carol Corbett Burris
Knowing Mandela : a personal portrait / John Carlin

Caffeinated : how our daily habit helps, hurts, and hooks us / Murray Carpenter
Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen : interviews and encounters / edited by Jeff Burger
Kitty Genovese : the murder, the bystanders, the crime that changed America / Kevin Cook
Glitter and glue : a memoir / Kelly Corrigan
How Paris became Paris : the invention of the modern city / Joan DeJean

The Heathen School : a story of hope and betrayal in the age of the early Republic / John Demos
The secret life of sleep / Kat Duff
I can see clearly now / Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
How Jesus became God : the exaltation of a Jewish preacher from Galilee / Bart D. Ehrman
John Wayne: the life and legend / Scott Eyman

Russians : the people behind the power / by Gregory Feifer
Where nobody knows your name : life in the minor leagues of baseball / John Feinstein
Exodus : a memoir / Deborah Feldman
Encounters at the heart of the world : a history of the mandan people / Elizabeth A. Fenn
Faraday, Maxwell, and the electromagnetic field : how two men revolutionized physics / by Nancy Forbes and Basil Mahon

The diet fix : why diets fail and how to make yours work / Yoni Freedhoff, MD, CCFP, Dip. ABOM.
Sous chef : 24 hours on the line / Michael Gibney
Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won’t go away / Rebecca Goldstein
Menachem Begin : the battle for Israel’s soul / Daniel Gordis
The gods of Olympus : a history / Barbara Graziosi
Cooking with Carla : new comfort foods from around the world / Carla Hall and Genevieve Ko

The Snowden files : the inside story of the world’s most wanted man / Luke Harding
John Muir and the ice that started a fire : how a visionary and the glaciers of Alaska changed America / Kim Heacox
Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism and Michael Rockefeller’s tragic quest for primitive art / Carl Hoffman
Keeping the faith without a religion / Roger Housden
Country music broke my brain / by Gerry House

Thrive / Arianna Huffington.
The Chalmers race : Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the controversial 1910 batting title that became a national obsession / Rick Huhn
Iroquois : people of the longhouse / Michael G. Johnson
Stokely : a life / Peniel E. Joseph

Can we save the Catholic Church? / Hans Kung.
Jackie and Campy : the untold story of their rocky relationship and the breaking of baseball’s color line / William C. Kashatus
Autism breakthrough : strategies from a man who used to be autistic / Raun K. Kaufman
Midnight’s descendants : a history of South Asia since partition / John Keay
St Petersburg : shadows of the past / Catriona Kelly
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history / Elizabeth Kolbert

Joe Kubert Presents / Joe Kubert, Sam Glanzman
The Muslims are coming! : Islamophobia, extremism, and the domestic war on terror / Arun Kundnani
The caregivers : a support group’s stories of slow loss, courage, and love / Nell Lake
My gentle Barn / Ellie Laks with Nomi Isak
The scarlet sisters : sex, suffrage, and scandal in the Gilded Age / Myra MacPherson
On the cancer frontier : one man, one disease, and a medical revolution / Paul Marks and James Sterngold

Dinosaurs without bones : dinosaur lives revealed by their trace fossils / Anthony J. Martin
The moon before morning / W.S. Merwin
Grandma Gatewood’s walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail / Ben Montgomery
Survivors of slavery : modern-day slave narratives / Laura T. Murphy
The age of radiance : the epic rise and dramatic fall of the atomic era / Craig Nelson

Otherhood : modern women finding a new kind of happiness / Melanie Notkin
Ketchup is a vegetable : and other lies moms tell themselves / Robin O’Bryant
The extreme life of the sea / Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi
The crusades of Cesar Chavez : a biography / Miriam Pawel
Showtime : Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty of the 1980s / Jeff Pearlman

Why soccer matters / Pelé with Brian Winter
An idea whose time has come : two presidents, two parties, and the battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 / Todd S. Purdum
Shadows in the sun : healing from depression and finding the light within / Gayathri Ramprasad
Congo : the epic history of a people / David van Reybrouck translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
License to wed : what legal marriage means to same-sex couples / Kimberly D. Richman

The bill of the century : the epic battle for the Civil Rights Act / Clay Risen
Mother Nature is trying to kill you : a lively journey through the dark side of the natural world / Dan Riskin, PhD
Busted : a tale of corruption and betrayal in the city of brotherly love / Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker
The 21day sugar detox : bust sugar & carb cravings naturally / Diane Sanfilippo
The story of the Jews : finding the words, 1000 BC -1492 AD / Simon Schama
All joy and no fun : the paradox of modern parenthood / Jennifer Senior

Babe Ruth’s called shot / Ed Sherman
Walking prey : how America’s youth are vulnerable to sex slavery / Holly Austin Smith
The Hiltons : a family dynasty / by J. Randy Taraborrelli
The next America : boomers, millennials, and the looming generational showdown / Paul Taylor
The science of cheese / Michael H. Tunick

The book of forgiving : the fourfold path for healing ourselves and our world / Desmond Tutu and Mpho A. Tutu edited by Douglas C. Abrams
The new rules of running : five steps to run faster and longer for life / Vijay Vad, Dave Allen
Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction / Jeff VanderMeer art by Jeremy Zerfoss (and many others)
You must remember this : life and style in Hollywood’s golden age / Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman
Life is a wheel : love, death, etc., and a bike ride across America / Bruce Weber
A nice little place on the North Side : Wrigley Field at one hundred / George Will
Caribou / Charles Wright


In Books, NEW BOOKS on April 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Bitter Eden / Tatamkhulu Afrika.
Death come quickly / Susan Wittig Albert.
Be careful what you wish for / Jeffrey Archer.
Destroyer angel : an Anna Pigeon novel / Nevada Barr
Queen sugar / Natalie Baszile.

Roosevelt’s Beast / Louis Bayard.
City of darkness and light / Rhys Bowen.
Stone cold / C.J. Box.
Cavendon Hall / Barbara Taylor Bradford.
The tropic of serpents : a memoir of Lady Trent / Marie Brennan.

Shotgun lovesongs / Nickolas Butler.
Hunting season / Andrea Camilleri
The trident deception / Rick Campbell
Four friends / Robyn Carr
I’ve got you under my skin / Mary Higgins Clark

Missing you / Harlan Coben
The Alpine Yeoman : an Emma Lord Mystery / Mary Daheim
Eyes wide open, the full story, books 1-4 / Ted Dekker
Providence Rag : a Liam Mulligan novel / Bruce DeSilva
Frog music / Emma Donoghue

When shadows fall / J.T. Ellison. Ellison, J. T., author.
Don’t look for me : an Amos Walker novel / Loren D. Estleman
Pillar to the sky / William R. Forstchen
The lost sisterhood / Anne Fortier
Waiting for Wednesday / Nicci French

Waking the dead / Heather Graham
Tempting fate / Jane Green
The outcast dead : a Ruth Galloway mystery / Elly Griffiths
Mentats of Dune / Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
Be safe I love you / Cara Hoffman

A Burnable Book / Bruce Holsinger
American romantic / Ward Just
Mind of winter / Laura Kasischke
No way back / Matthew Klein
You should have known / Jean Hanff Korelitz

Kill fee / Owen Laukkanen
Immortal muse / Stephen Leigh
By its cover / Donna Leon
Hyde / Daniel Levine
The last bride / Beverly Lewis

Blossom Street brides : a Blossom Street novel / Debbie Macomber
Precious thing / Colette McBeth
The weight of blood / Laura McHugh
Strongwood : a crime dossier / Larry Millett
Thirty girls / by Susan Minot

The setup man / T. T. Monday
The Secret Life of William Shakespeare / Jude Morgan
Citadel / Kate Mosse
Chance / Kem Nunn
High crime area : tales of darkness and dread / Joyce Carol Oates

Boy, snow, bird / Helen Oyeyemi
The player : a Carter Ross mystery / Brad Parks
NYPD red 2 / James Patterson and Marshall Karp
The accident : a novel / Chris Pavone
Death on Blackheath : a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel / Anne Perry

The cost of lunch, etc. : short stories / Marge Piercy
Raising Steam : a Discworld novel / Terry Pratchett
Shadowed by grace : a story of Monuments Men / Cara C. Putman
Murder at Cape Three Points / Kwei Quartey
The outsmarting of criminals / by Steven Rigolosi

Shadow spell / Nora Roberts
Children of the revolution : an Inspector Banks novel / Peter Robinson
Watching you / Michael Robotham
Without warning / David Rosenfelt
Night of the hunter / R. A. Salvatore

Death’s dark shadow / Sally Spencer
Power play : a novel / Danielle Steel
The Cairo affair / Olen Steinhauer
The ghost apple / Aaron Thier
Saint monkey / Jacinda Townsend
Death in Sardinia : an Inspector Bordelli mystery / Marco Vichi
The king : a novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood / J.R. Ward
The Lady of Sorrows / Anne Zouroudi

Libraries, Literature and Language

In Uncategorized on February 27, 2014 at 11:54 am

Originally posted on Thelibrarywordfountain's blog:

Come, lovers of libraries!  Wordsmiths!  Readers and writers of the world!  Submit your literary goodness to our commemorative spring issue of Word Fountain!  In honor of our 125th anniversary as a library, our theme is open to libraries, literature and language.

Your 1,000 word or less submission can be loosely based on these themes.  Interested in writing a poem about how great the library is?  Or perhaps you have a flash fiction mystery piece with the library as a setting?  Want to woo others with your love for Whitman?  Care to compose a Chaucerian piece?  Discuss your discourse on syntax, grammar…etc. 

Please, share your creative insights with us:

Deadline for submissions:  March 31st 2014
Ages 13+ (must have legal guardian’s permission if under 18.  A signed document giving you permission is acceptable.)
Any genre.
1,000 words or less.
By submitting you understand that SUBMISSION DOES NOT GUARANTEE PUBLICATION; however, your submission will be carefully reviewed by…

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