Monthly Archives: August, 2013

New at the SCC Library August 2013





LaFleur, Myrna Exploring Medical Language book+4CDs AV 610.14 LAF
Hallinan, Olivia Lark Rise the Candleford Season One 4 DVDs AV 791.4575 LAR
Hallinan, Olivia Lark Rise the Candleford  Season Two4 DVDs AV 791.4575 LAR
Hallinan, Olivia Lark Rise the Candleford Season Three 4 DVDs AV 791.4575 LAR
Hallinan, Olivia Lark Rise the Candleford Season Four 2 DVDs AV 791.4575 LAR
Shakespeare, William Tempest DVD AV 822.33 SHA
Burgess, Anthony Clockwork Orange FIC BUR
Butler, Octavia Blood Child FIC BUT
Dick, Philip Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? FIC DIC
Kincaid, Jamaica Talk Stories FIC KIN
Leguin, Ursula Unreal and the Real V. 2 FIC LEG
Wallner, Michael April in Paris FIC WAL
Weiner, Jennifer Fly Away Home FIC WEI
Baum, L. Wizard of Oz J BAU
Leeper, Julia Headquarters USA 2 vols. REF 384.602 HEA
Giesecke, Joan Fundamentals of Library Supervision 023.9 GIE
Hill, Jacob Excellence in the Stacks 025.1977 EXC
McAdoo, Monty Building Bridges 027.7 MCA
Heath, Chip Decisive 153.83 HEA
Robinson, Ken Element 153.9 ROB
Roizen, Michael You Stress Less 155.9 ROI
Christensen, Clayton How Will You Measure Your Life? 158.1 CHR
Halvorson, Heidi 9 Things Successful People Do Differently 158.1 HAL
Thompson, Mark Admired 158.1 THO
Witham, Larry City upon a Hill 251.00973 WIT
Law, Cardinal Betrayal 253.2 BET
Sipe, A. Celibacy in Crisis 253.252 SIP
Ohlson, Kristin Stalking the Divine 255.973 OHL
Selmanovic, Samir It’s Really All about God 261.2 SEL
Neal, Connie What’s Christianity To Do with Harry Potter? 261.5 NEA
John Paul II Memory and Identity 261.7 JOH
Lacorne, Denis Religion in America 261.70973 LAC
Schlabach, Gerald Unlearning Protestantism 262.001 SCH
Greeley, Andrew Priests 262.142 GRE
Schoenherr, Richard Goodbye Father 262.142 SCH
Gould, Meredith Catholic Home 263.088 GOU
Geniesse, Jane American Priestess 266.0092 GEN
Stark, Rodney Cities of God 270.1 STA
Teresa, Mother Mother Teresa 271.97 TER
Goldstone, Lawrence Out of the Flames 273.6 GOL
Allen, Brooke Moral Minority 277.3 ALL
Reath, Mary Rome & Canterbury 280.042 REA
Reeves, Thomas Empty Church 280.4  REE
Sweeney, Jon Almost Catholic 282 SWE
Gibson, David Rule of Benedict 282.092 GIB
Gibson, David Coming Catholic Church 282.73 GIB
Henold, Mary Catholic and Feminist 282.73082 HEN
Harrington, Anne Dalai Lama at MIT 294.3 DAL
Grozni, Nikolai Turtle Feet 294.3 GRO
Love, Robert Great Oom 294.3 LOV
Thurman, Robert Why the Dalai Lama Matters 294.3 THU
Epstein, Mark Going to Pieces without Falling Apart 294.3444 EPS
Wiesel, Elie Sages and Dreamers 296.0922 WIE
Frymer-Kensky, Tikva Christianity in Jewish Terms 296.3 CHR
Kushner, Harold Living a Life that Matters 296.36 KUS
Chmara, Theresa Privacy and Confidentiality Issues 344.73 CHM
Aufderheide, Patricia Reclaiming  Fair Use 346.7304 AUF
Lucas, Henry Search for Survival 338.064 LUC
Tropp, Laura Womb with a View 362.198200973 TRO
Anderman, Eric Psychology of Classroom Learning 2 vols. 370.15 PSY
Fuhrman, Joel Eat To Live 613.25 FUH
Fuhrman, Joel End of Diabetes 616.4 FUH
Notbohm, Ellen Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew 618.92 NOT
Doyle, David Collector’s Guide to Prewar Lionel Trains 625.19 DOY
Lerner, Brenda Food in Context 2 vols. 641.3 FOO
Harvard Business Review HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Managing Yourself 650.1 HBR
Kaplan, Robert What You’re Really Meant To Do 650.1 KAP
Samuel, Mark Making Yourself Indispensable 650.1 SAM
Pozen, Robert Extreme Productivity 650.11 POZ
Ghilani, Mary Working in Your Major 650.14 GHI
Meister, Jeanne 2020 Workplace 658.3 MEI
Drucker, Peter Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask about Your Organization 658.4013 DRU
Andreas, Fred Simple Path to Sustainability 658.4083 SIM
Berson, Alan Leadership Conversations 658.4092 BER
Sharma, Robin Leader Who Had No Title 658.4092 SHA
Sinek, Simon Start with Why 658.4092 SIN
Smith, Paul Lead with a Story 658.45 SMI
Cagan, Marty Inspired 658.575 CAG
Wenzel, Anne Entrepreneur’s Guide to Market Research 658.83 WEN
Prose, Francine Lives of the Muses 700.922 PRO
Shibukawa, Ikuyoshi Designer’s Guide to Color 4 701.85 SHI
Bernet, Peter Cloisters 709.02 CLO
Blair, Sheila Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800 709.17 BLA
Chagall, Marc Marc Chagall 709.2 MAR
McKean, Hugh Lost Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany 709.24 MCK
Ho, Chuimei Splendors of China’s Forbidden City 709.5109033 HO
Davidson, Marshall American Heritage History of  the Artists’ America 709.73 DAV
Haskell, Barbara American Century 709.73 HAS
Fell, Derek Impressionist Garden 712 FEL
Lloyd, Christopher Christopher Lloyd’s Flower Garden 712 LLO
Buchanan, Rita Taylor’s Master Guide to Landscaping 712.6 BUC
Martin, Edward Home Landscapes 712.6 MAR
Conran, Terence Terence Conran’s Garden Style 717 CON
Berkun, Scott Confessions of a Public Speaker 808.51 BER
Prufer, Kevin New Young American Poets 811.54 NEW
Shapiro, Alan Song & Dance 811.54 SHA
Stewart, Susan Columbarium 811.54 STE
Strand, Mark Man and Camel 811.54 STR
Stryk, Lucien Collected Poems 1953-1983 811.54 STR
Szporluk, Larissa Isolato 811.54 SZP
Troupe, Quincy Architecture of Language 811.54 TRO
Bever, Lillias Bellini in Istanbul 811.6 BEV
Creech, Morri Field Knowledge 811.6 CRE
Davis, Christina Forth a Raven 811.6 DAV
Doyle, Ben Radio, Radio 811.6 DOY
Gordon, Noah Novel Pictorial Noise 811.6 GOR
Gregg, Linda In the Middle Distance 811.6 GRE
Mackowski, Joanie Zoo 811.6 MAC
James, Henry Portrait of a Lady 813.4 JAM
Fitzgerald, F. Tales of the Jazz Age 813.52 FIT
Herrin, Lamar Romancing Spain 813.54 HER
Kubica, Chris Letters to J.D. Salinger 813.54 LET
Oates, Joyce Faith of a Writer 813.54 OAT
Ephron, Nora I Feel Bad about My Neck 814.54 EPH
Rich, Adrienne Human Eye 814.54 RIC
Smith, Annick In This We Are Native 814.54 SMI
Ratzenberger, John We’ve Got It Made in America 814.6 RAT
Tarr, Rodger Uncollected Writings of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 818.5209 RAW
Shakespeare, William Complete Works of William Shakespeare 822.33 SHA
Swift, Jonathan Gulliver’s Travels 823.5 SWI
Austin, Jane Mansfield Park 823.7 AUS
Dickens, Charles Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 823.8 DIC
Wilde, Oscar Oscar Wilde the Complete Works 828.809 WIL
Mallegg, Kristin Almanac of Famous People 2 vols. 920.02 ALM
Fowler, Loretta Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Great Plains 978.004 FOW
Lubet, Steven Murder in Tombstone 978.02 LUB
Kurzman, Dan Disaster 979.4 KUR
Welland, Sasha Thousand Miles of Dreams 979.4 WEL
Bahrampour, Tara To See and See Again 979.5 BAH

October Book Review



In October, I will be reviewing Denison, Iowa by Dale Maharidge.  Maharidge’s first book, Journey to Nowhere: The Saga of the New Underclass, moved Bruce Springsteen to write songs the songs “New Timer” and “Young’s Town.”  In 1990, Maharidge won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction for And Their Children After Them. Maharidge is a professor at Columbia School of Journalism.

In this nonfiction book, Maharidge discusses the lives of people and their adaptation to a changing culture in a Midwest town during the era of Pax Americana. Pax Americana is a historical concept of liberal peace in the Western world due to the “power” of the United States around the turn of the 20th century. 


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Life of Pi Book Review

The Life of Pi is the story of Pi a boy while growing s up in India who develops an enduring love for God and animals. His father who owns a zoo is forced to close it and sell all the animals. Some of the animals are sold to other zoos in Canada and America. The remaining animals travel to a new home with the family to Canada. During a raging storm, at sea, the ship sinks and Pi, a boy of sixteen, is the only human survivor a long with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. The rest of the story talks about Pi’s battles and thoughts while braving the challenges of a harsh, unforgiving environment and trying to convince Japanese officials his story is true.  This is an adventurous, funny, and entertaining book. The Life of Pi was the winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Find this book at RiverShare Libraries:*&query=&page=0

If you like The Life of Pi here are other books you may want to read:

gullivers_travels Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
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sidd_sm Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

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brave Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: Considered Science Fiction but has a religious theme:

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