Category Archives: New Books

New Books September 2013

AV 333.72 CUL Culture of Conservation Iowa State University Extension
AV 371.302 MEM Memory Skills DVD GPN
AV 373.238 TES Test Taking video Educational Video Network
FIC CAM Grave Gourmet Campion, Alexander
FIC EVA Four To Score Evanovich, Janet
FIC EVA Hard Eight Evanovich, Janet
FIC EVA High Five Evanovich, Janet
FIC EVA Hot Six Evanovich, Janet
FIC EVA Seven Up Evanovich, Janet
FIC GOL Red Sky Blue Moon Golden, Bruce
FIC HAR Eventide Haruf, Kent
FIC WAT Vidalia in Paris Watson, Sasha
025.50941 MAR Evaluating the Impact of Your Library Markless, Sharon
152.41 ILL Why Love Hurts Illouz, Eva
153.42 KAH Thinking, Fast and Slow Kahneman, Daniel
155.7 BOE Moral Origins Boehm, Christopher
155.7 STE Evolved Apprentice Sterelny, Kim
297.09 VAN Puritan Islam Vann, Barry
305.697 FIS Are Muslims Distinctive? Fish, M.
322.3 ROT Power, Inc. Rothkopf, David
324.25695 ROY Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza Roy, Sara
328.73 OXF Oxford Handbook of the American Congress Schickler, Eric
330.9 FRI Engineering the Financial Crisis Friedman, Jeffrey
331.25 SCH Predictable Surprise Schieber, Sylvester
333.792 FER Nuclear Energy Ferguson, Charles
339.4 EDE So Rich, So Poor Edelman, Peter
362.10973 HIL U.S. Health Policy and Politics Hillstrom, Kevin
365.975 DRU Plague of Prisons Drucker, Ernest
394.1 MIN Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom Mintz, Sidney
421.1 MER Merriam Webster’s Guide to Punctuation and Style Merriam Webster
423 MER Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary Merriam Webster
423.12 MER Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Thesaurus Merriam Webster
511.326 STE In Pursuit of the Unknown Stewart, Ian
530.09 SIM Cultural History of Physics Simonyi, Karoly
599.938 TAT Masters of the Planet: the Search for Our Human Origins Tattersall, Ian
610.73 CR Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America: Summer Incidents and Accidents No. 6 Krau, Stephen
612.8 DES Brain DeSalle, Rob
628.10977 COM Water Quality Matters to Us All Comito, Jacqueline
641.3 ALL Primal Feast Allport, Susan
709.45 NAG Controversy of Renaissance Art Nagel, Lexander
728.3 WRI Passive Solar Architecure Wright, David
728.92 PLO David Plowden the American Barn Plowden, David
729.29 SYM Symphony: Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall Gehry, Frank
730.9 CHE Sculpture of the World Cheney, Sheldon
730.92 ROW Calder Sculpture Rower, Alexander
730.924 DES Auguste Rodin Descharnes, Robert
731.832 FRA Great American Carousel Fraley, Tobin
736.4 FAU Art of Whittling Faurot, Walter
737.497309 FRA Double Eagle Frankel, Alison
738.1 DAV Wheel Thrown Ceramics Davis, Don
738.1 HAU Complete Guide to Painting on Porcelain & Ceramic Hauser, Priscilla
738.27 JAC Haviland China 2 vols. Jacobson, Gertrude
738.4 MCG First Steps in Enameling McGrath, Jinks
738.8 FER Teapots Transformed Ferrin, Leslie
739.2 ANC Ancient Gold Marazov, Ivan
739.27 YOU Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques Young, Anastasia
741.109 LEO Cherished Objects Leopold, Allison
741.2 MAR Sketching School Martin, Judy
741.24 MAR Encyclopedia of Colored Pencil Techniques Martin, Judy
741.5 GIA Comics Crash Course Giarrano, Vincent
741.5 HAR Art of the Comic Book Harvey, Robert
741.5 JON Men of Tomorrow Jones, Gerard
741.5 KAT Julius Knipl Katcher, Ben
741.5 RIC Foundation Course Cartooning Richardson, John
741.5973 NEW New Yorker Book of Literary Cartoons Mankoff, Bob
745 WAL Folk Art Walton, Stewart
745.0973 LAU Craft in America Lauria, Jo
745.4095 WEL Chinese Art Welch, Patricia
745.5 HAL Color Printer Idea Book Hall, Kay
745.592 SIM Making Furniture & Dollhouses Simmons, Dennis
746.43 EPS Nicky Epstein’s Knitting for Your Home Epstein, Nicky
746.43 ISA Classic Knits Isager, Marianne
746.43 NOB Style at Large Noble, Carol
746.43 PHE Simply Beautiful Sweaters for Men Phelps, Linden
746.432 ALB Knitter’s Stash Albright, Barbara
746.432 FOR For the Love of Knitting Falick, Melanie
746.432 FRO Jean Frost Jackets Frost, Jean
746.432 HAM 25 Gorgeous Sweaters Ham, Catherine
746.432 KNI Modular Knitting Made Easy Knight-Bowman, Andra
746.432 MEL Book 1: the Knit Stitch: the Knitting Experience Melville, Sally
746.432 PRI Kids’ Knits Price, Lesley
781.1 HIG Music Between Us Higgins, Kathleen
791.4334 CAV World History of Animation Cavalier, Stephen
810.8032 GRE Greenwich Village Reader Sawyers, June
823.7 CHW Jane Austen, Game Theorist Chwe, Michael Suk-Young
914.04 WES Western Europe Lezard, Sian
914.1104 SCO Scotland Wilson, Neil
914.3712 PRA Top 10 Prague Dorling Kindersley
915.9304 THA Thailand LeBas, Tom
915.9804 IND Indonesia Ver Berkmoes, Ryan
917.304 UNI United States on the Road Dar, Alyse
917.5904 FRO Frommer’s Florida Bassman, Stephen
918.504633 FOD Fodor’s Peru Kealy, Kelly
918.504633 PER Peru Miranda, Carolina
918.6604 ECU Ecuador & Galapagos Lawrence, Rachel
919.84 BOL Bolivia Mutic, Anja
955 OXF Oxford Handbook of Iranian History Daryaee, Touraj
970.004 WIT Infinity of Nations Witgen, Michael

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

New Non-Fiction June 2013

  Rubel, David Reading List
  American Library Assoc. Intellectual Freedom Manual
  Cohen, Laura Library 2.0
  Feldman, David Do Elephants Jump?
  Shaw, Lisa How To Make Money Publishing from Home
  Marcus, Leonard Minders of Make-Believe
  Deval, Jacqueline Publicize your Book
  Gregory, Richard Oxford Companion to the Mind
  Steiger, Brad Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual  and Unexplained
  Magill, Frank Psychology Basics
  Weatherford, Doris History of Women in the United States
  Stein, Marc


LGBT Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America
  CQ Press Congress and the Nation
  CQ Press Guide to Congress
  Taulbert, Clifton Who Owns the Ice House?
  Derks, Scott Value of a Dollar 1860-2009
  Cole, Matthew Complete Guide to Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks
  Finkelman, Paul Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court
  Sankey, Michael Public Records Online
  Nilson, Linda Teaching at Its Best
  Cathcart, Brian Fly in the Cathedral
  Timmer, Reed Into the Storm
  Smith, Andrew Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
  Osterwalder, AlexAlexander Business Model Generation
  Singer, Barry Ever After
  Rybczynski, Witold Waiting for the Weekend
  Urbanowicz, Steven Cheapskate’s Guide to Theme Parks

Leave the Building Quickly

  Kaplan, Cynthia
  Shepard, Jim Writers at the Movies
  Larner, Jesse Forgive Us Our Spins
  Morris, Holly Adventure Divas
  Scheiffer, Bob Face the Nation
  Okrant, Robyn Living Oprah
  Brine, Adrian Shakespearean Actor Prepares
  Mordden, Ethan All that Glittered
  Fisher, Jennifer Nutcracker Nation
  Barton, John Playing Shakespeare
  Yalom, Marilyn Birth of the Chess Queen
  Wilson, Des Ghosts at the Table
  Wilson, Katharina Women Writers of Great Britain and Europe
  Petersen, Eugene Mackinac Island
  Beasley, W. Japanese Experience
  Weinberger, Caspar In the Arena
  Troy, Gil Morning in America
  Graubard, Stephen Mr. Bush’s War
  Blumenthal, Sidney Clinton Wars
  Franken, Al Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot
  Hightower, Jim If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote, They Would Have Given Us Candidates
  Katz, Mark Clinton and Me
  Noonan, Peggy Case Against Hillary Clinton
  Olson, Barbara Final Days
  Will, George Leveling Wind
  Woodward, Bob Agenda
  Bozell, L. Whitewash
  Eszterhas, Joe American Rhapsody
  Maraniss, David Clinton Enigma
  Smolan, Rick America at Home
  Buchanan, Patrick Day of Reckoning
  Buckingham, Jane What’s Next
  Meyer, Dick Why We Hate Us
  Schama, Simon American Future
  Alterman, Eric Book on Bush
  Arkin, William Code Names
  Barnes, Fred Rebel in Chief
  Beamer, Lisa Let’s Roll
  Benjamin, Daniel Next Attack
  Brill, Steven After: How America Confronted the September 12 Era
  Brownstein, Ronald Second Civil War
  Dunbar, David Debunking 9/11 Myths
  Dowd, Maureen Bushworld
  Gore, Al Assaualt on Reason
  Hughes, Karen Ten Minutes from Normal
  Ivins, Molly Bushwhacked
  Kaplan, Robert Imperial Grunts
  Kean, Thomas Without Precedent
  Limbacher, Carl Hillary’s Scheme
  McInerney, Thomas Endgame
  Morris, Dick Outrage
  Schultz, Connie Life Happens
  Begala, Paul Third Term
  Boehlert, Eric Lapdogs
  Breitweiser, Kristen Wake-up Call
  Kurnaz, Murat Five Years of My Life
  Delbanco, Andrew Writing New England
  Mitchell, John Looking for Mr. Gilbert
  Maynard, W. Walden Pond
  Berman, Marshall On the Town
  Deetz, James Times of Their Lives
  Garrett, Wendell Our Changing White House
  Whitcomb, John Real Life at the White House
  Hoobler, Dorothy Captain John Smith
  Price, David Love and Hate in Jamestown
  Ward, Logan See You In a Hundred Years
  Ball, Edward Sweet Hell Inside
  McQuaid, John Path of Destruction
  Keillor, Garrison In Search of Lake Wobegon


New Fiction June 2013

Tenth Power 8 CDs Constable, Kate
Foreign Body 10 CDs Cook, Robin
Sword Song 5 CDs Cornwell, Bernard
Timeline 5 CDs Crichton, Michael
Cosmopolis 5 CDs DeLillo, Don
Accidental Woman 4 CDs Delinsky, Barbara
Garden of Last Days 12 CDs Dubus, Andre
Four Souls 13 CDs Erdrich, Louise
Plague of Doves 10 CDs Erdrich, Louise
26a 8 CDs Evans, Diana
Finding Noel 4 CDs Evans, Richard
Spock Vs. Q  1 CD Fannon, Cecelia
Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side  9 CDs Fantaskey, Beth
Something Rotten 11 CDs Fforde, Jasper
Well of Lost Plots 10 CDs Fforde, Jasper
Inkheart 14 CDs Funke, Cornelia
Queen of the Underworld 5 CDs Godwin, Gail
Ghost Orchid 10 CDs Goodman, Carol
Boleyn Inheritance 5 CDs Gregory, Philippa
Story of a Marriage 6 CDs Greer, Andrew
Other 9 CDs Guterson, David
Baker Towers 7 CDs Haigh, Jennifer
Imperium 12 CDs Harris, Robert
True Courage 6 CDs Henderson, Dee
Kite Runner 5 CDs Hosseini, Khaled
Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl 8 CDs Lyga, Barry
Light of Evening 8 CDs O’Brien, Edna
Resurrectionist 9 CDs OConnell, Jack
11th Hour 6 CDs Patterson, James
Terrier 12 CDs Pierce, Tamora
Tris’s Book 5 CDs Pierce, Tamora
Goldengrove 7 CDs Prose, Francine
Fortunate Pilgrim 3 CDs Puzo, Mario
Fortunate Age 16 CDs Rakoff, Joanna
Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA 10 CDs Radish, Kris
Pushkin and the Queen of Spades 10 CDs Randall, Alice
Blind Fall 8 CDs Rice, Christopher
Shatter 13 CDs Robotham, Michael
It’s a Thin Line 8 CDs Roby, Kimberla
Exit Ghost 7 CDs Roth, Philip
Shalimar the Clown 15 CDs Rushdie, Salman
Charming Grace 11 CDs Smith, Deborah
Rococo 4 CDs Trigiani, Adriana
Deception of the Emerald Ring 11 CDs Willig, Lauren
Journalist and the Jihadi DVD Jamal, Ahmed
Longest Trip Home 9 CDs Grogan, John
Stress First Aid Kit 6 CDs Brennan, Tricia
John Paul the Great 7 CDs Noonan, Peggy
Frontrunners DVD Suh, Caroline
Truth about Hillary 6 CDs Klein, Edward
Beyond Belief DVD Murphy, Beth
Quality Child Care DVD Shriver, Maria
Innocent Man 10 CDs Grisham, John
How To Talk So Kids Can Learn 2 CDs Faber, Adele
Three Cups of Tea 4 CDs Mortenson, Greg

Select Reviews of New Materials for February 2013

Kilbourne, Jean. Killing Us Softly. 4 DVDs containing an analysis of advertising’s depiction of women. Kilbourne reveals patterns of gender stereotyping. Consider the relationship between advertising and identity, sexism, and gender violence.

King, Steven. Song of Susannah. 12 DVDs The next-to-last novel in Stephen King’s seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower. To give birth to her “chap”, demon-mother Mia has usurped the body of Susannah Dean and used the power of Black Thirteen to transport to New York City in the summer of 1999. The city is strange to Susannah…and terrifying to the “daughter of none” who shares her body and mind. Saving the Tower depends not only on rescuing Susannah but also on securing the vacant lot Calvin Tower owns before he loses it to the Sombra Corporation. Enlisting the aid of Manni senders, the remaining ka-tet climbs to the Doorway Cave…and discovers that magic has its own mind. –Amazon

King, Steven. Wolves of the Calla.  22 CD’s. Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of the Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland’s youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future’s only promise. Readers of Stephen King’s epic series know Roland well, or as well as this enigmatic hero can be known. They also know the companions who have been drawn to his quest for the Dark Tower: Eddie Dean and his wife, Susannah; Jake Chambers, the boy who has come twice through the doorway of death into Roland’s world; and Oy, the Billy-Bumbler. In this long-awaited fifth novel in the saga, their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis, a tranquil valley community of farmers and ranchers on Mid-World’s borderlands. Beyond the town, the rocky ground rises toward the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is slowly stealing the community’s soul. One of the town’s residents is Pere Callahan, a ruined priest who, like Susannah, Eddie, and Jake, passed through one of the portals that lead both into and out of Roland’s world.  –Amazon Publisher’s review

 New Fiction

Berlinski, Mischa. Fieldwork. When his girlfriend takes a job in Thailand, Mischa Berlinski goes along for the ride, planning to enjoy himself and work as little as possible. But one evening a fellow expatriate tips him off to a story: a charismatic American anthropologist, Martiya van der Leun, has been found dead—a suicide—in the Thai prison where she was serving a life sentence for murder. Curious at first, Mischa is soon immersed in the details of her story. This brilliant, haunting novel expands into a mystery set among the Thai hill tribes, whose way of life became a battleground for the missionaries and the scientists living among them. Fieldwork is a 2007 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.-Barnes and Noble Overview

Files, Lolita. Blind Ambitions. Hollywood. The place people go to fulfill their dreams. But its reality is a cruel one: Opportunities are few and the competition ruthless. Innocent hearts can suddenly turn dark, and the most loyal of friends can become bitter enemies. Desi, Sharon, and Bettina are three black women struggling to make names for themselves amid the glitz, glamor, and deception. Before each woman can be swept away by the intrigue and intensity of the entertainment industry, they must answer to the desperate calls from the ghosts of their pasts. But if they do, will the shadows of infidelity, abandonment, and murder destroy everything they’ve worked for? -Barnes and Noble Overview

Fox, Zachary. Cradle and All. A series of mishaps has befallen Kate and Paul McDonald’s eight-month-old son, leading to shocking accusations of abuse. Turns out someone with an unfathomable motive has invaded the household, using little Alex as the bait- Barnes and Noble Overview

Franzen, Jonathan. Freedom. National Bestseller, Winner of the John Gardner Fiction Award, A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist,, and A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist. In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Walter and Patty Berglund as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time. .- Barnes and Noble Overview

New Non-Fiction

 Buzan, Tony. Mind Map Book. Your brain is a super bio-computer that dwarfs any machine on the market. If you understand how it works and how to work with it, you can employ and enjoy astonishing powers of learning, memory, concentration, and creativity in planning and structuring thought on all levels. Now, in The Mind Map Book, Tony and Barry Buzan have provided a comprehensive operating manual for all who want to use their brains to their fullest potential. Mind Mapping and Radiant Thinking, the revolutionary new method of accessing heretofore untapped intelligences, was developed by world-famous brain-power expert Tony Buzan by analyzing original breakthrough scientific insights into the workings of the brain. – Barnes and Noble Overview

Kurson, Robert. Crashing Through. Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could restore May’s vision. It would allow him to drive, to read, to see his children’s faces. But the procedure was filled with gambles, some of them deadly, others beyond May’s wildest dreams. Beautifully written and thrillingly told, Crashing Through is a journey of suspense, daring, romance, and insight into the mysteries of vision and the brain. Robert Kurson gives us a fascinating account of one man’s choice to explore what it means to see–and to truly live. – Barnes and Noble Overview

Fisher, Jessica. Not Your Mother’s Make Ahead & Freeze Cookbook. In today’s fast-paced society, TV dinners and fast food can easily take the place of good home cooking. But with the help of one of the most underused appliances in most people’s kitchen—the freezer—anyone can make and preserve about two weeks’ worth of delicious home-cooked meals in a matter of hours. Jessica Fisher’s Not Your Mother provides the key to doing so. Fisher outlines 200 recipes for delectable breakfasts, lunches, and dinners through the method of batch cooking that saves both time and money. – Barnes and Noble Overview

Cleage, Pearl. Blues for an Alabama Sky. It is the summer of 1930 in Harlem, New York. The creative euphoria of the Harlem Renaissance has given way to the harsher realities of the Great Depression. Young Reverend Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., is feeding the hungry and preaching an activist gospel at Abyssinian Baptist Church. Black Nationalist visionary, Marcus Garvey, has been discredited and deported. Birth control pioneer, Margaret Sanger, is opening a new family planning clinic on 126th Street, and the doctors at Harlem Hospital are scrambling to care for a population whose most deadly disease is poverty. The play brings together a rich cast of characters who reflect the conflicting currents of the time through their overlapping personalities and politics. – Barnes and Noble Overview

Waldman, Carl. Biographical Dictionary of American Indian History to 1900. In this updated edition of Who Was Who in Native American History (Facts On File,1990, ISBN 0816017972), author Carl Waldman profiles men and women who have made significant contributions to Native American history, such as Native American warrior William Apess, the Pequot leader of the peaceful “Mashpee Revolt”, and the Fox anthropologist William Jones. The in-depth, AtoZ entries cover individuals from early contact until 1900 including: Tribal Leaders: Sitting Bull, Massasoit, and Weetamoo. Medicine Men: Arpeika and Nakaidoklini. Warriors: Crazy Horse, Osceola, and El Mocho. Army Scouts: Christopher “Kit” Carson, Bloody Knife, and Davy Crockett. Explorers: John Cabot, Jean Ribault, and William Clark. American and European Statesmen: Andrew Jackson and Lewis Cass. Army Officers: George Crook and Miles Standish. – Barnes and Noble Overview

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New Items @ Your Library

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.  DVD

“When a Southern white woman accuses a black man of rape, the outcome of the trial is a foregone conclusion and no lawyer except Peck will defend him. Peck’s defense costs him friendships but earns him the respect of his two children. Includes extra interview footage.” – Library Catalog Summary

Nash, Michael. Climate Refugees.

 “Explores the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics, turning the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with enormous worldwide consequences.” – Library Catalog Summary

Early, Gerald. Best African-American Fiction.

This is the second volume in the annual anthology collects the year’s best short stories by African-American authors.

Carter, Stephen. Emperor of Ocean Park.

 “An extraordinary fiction debut: a large, stirring novel of suspense that is, at the same time, a work of brilliantly astute social observation.” – Library Catalog Summary

Rountree, Les. Diversity Amid Globalization.

“This is an issues-oriented book that tackles the geographic changes accompanying today’s rapid rate of globalization. Taking a thematic approach, it gives the information needed to make critical comparisons between the various regions of the world and to understand more fully the interconnections that increasingly bind these regions together. Diversity and Globalization.” – Library Catalog Summary

Pearl, Nancy. More Book Lust

“The response to Nancy Pearland’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearland’s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO.” – Library Catalog Summary

Samuelson, Robert. Great Inflation and Its Aftermath. “The Great Inflation, argues journalist Samuelson, was the worst domestic policy blunder of the postwar era and played a crucial role in transforming American politics, economy, and everyday life–and yet its story is hardly remembered or appreciated.” Library Catalog Summary

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Recent Additions to the Library Collection

Mighty Times: the Legacy of Rosa Parks. This video is about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. An event that inspired the African-American stand against racial segregation.

Ott, J. Steven. Nature of the Nonprofit Sector. Contains readings on the nature and roles of the nonprofit sector.

Imhoff, Daniel. CAFO: Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories.  Industrial livestock production is said to be at the heart of climate change, water pollution, and illnesses related to food and diet. Imhoff discusses industrial livestock production and offers kinder and safer alternatives.

Rubin, Edward. Legal Education in the Digital Age. A collection of essays that discuss the transformation of legal education due to digital production and distribution of course materials.

Mingst, Karen. United Nations in the 21st Century.  An introduction to the United Nations. Mingst discusses the history, operations, and issues facing the United Nations.

Carl, Jim. Freedom of Choice. Carl discussesvouchers as a series of social movements set within the context of evolving American conservatism.

Ott, J. Stephen. Understanding Nonprofit Organizations.  A collection of  essays written by scholars and executives. Their essays discuss the management of nonprofit organizations and the differences of the public and private sectors.

Wilson, Joe. Ductigami: the Art of the Tape. Wilson entertains his readers with instructions how to make art projects with ordinary duct tape.

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New Items at SCC Library

Sola: Louisiana Water Stories  

“Everywhere you look in Southern Louisiana there’s water – rivers, bayous, swamps, the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico. And everyone in Cajun Country has a water story, or two or three or more. Its waterways support the biggest economies in Louisiana – a $63 billion a year oil and gas industry, a $200 million a year fishing business, tourism and recreational sports”.-Amazon

Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie “Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his “counting house” when he suffered an agonizing and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals.

Yet, it was the incident in the parlor which confirmed Miss Marple’s suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme” -Barnes and Noble Overview

Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury – a collection of tales that breathe and move, animated by sharp, in taken breath and flexing muscle. Here are eighteen startling visions of humankind’s destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin – visions as keen as the tattooist’s needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body. The images, ideas, sounds and scents that abound in this phantasmagoric sideshow are provocative and powerful: the mournful cries of celestial travelers cast out cruelly into a vast, empty space of stars and blackness…the sight of gray dust selling over a forgotten outpost on a road that leads nowhere…the pungent odor of Jupiter on a returning father’s clothing. Here living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth, widely believed to be one of the Grandmaster’s premier accomplishments: as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.”-Barnes and Noble Overview

 World Without End by Ken Follett

“World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroad of new ideas— about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human race—the Black Death”.-Barnes and Noble Overview

 Last Lecture by Randy Pausch 4 CDs

“A lot of professors give talks titled “The Last Lecture.” Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can’t help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn’t have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave–“Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”–wasn’t about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because “time is all you have…and you may find one day that you have less than you think”). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.”-Barnes and Noble Overview

In Search of Myths and Heroes by Michael Wood DVD

“Ever since earliest recorded history, mankind has relied on the fanciful myths and timeless legends in order to better comprehend the strange reality that surrounds them. In this documentary, filmmaker Michael Wood holds an illuminating light up to the myths of Greek, Indian, Celtic, and Biblical origins in hopes of finding a common ground between recorded history, the truth of how events in the past really unfolded, and the mythical archetypes that have served to reflect and sustain human existence since the dawn of time.”~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi All Movie Guide

 Fortunate Lives by Robb Dew

“Dew continues the story of the New England Howell family in this sequel to the prize-winning Dale Loves Sophie to Death (LJ 5/15/81). The story centers around a summer six years after the death of the oldest son, Toby, when his surviving brother David is readying himself for Harvard. Parents Martin and Dinah are thus forced to come to grips with the death of one son and the departure (another sort of family “death”) of the other. Ordinary People is at times suggested, but here it is Martin who must overcome his guilt and anger. During this one summer both he and Dinah learn that life goes on and that it is good. This is the kind of novel one doesn’t find much anymore–featuring a sophisticated, Cheever-like town and people centered around a college and its subculture (Martin is a professor and editor of a literary magazine), where nothing much happens but the reader has a certain satisfaction in savoring the prose itself. A nice haven in the midst of the usual best-seller dreck.” –BOMC selection; serial rights to McCall’s ; previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/91.– Rosellen Brewer, Monterey Bay Area Cooperative Lib. System, Cal.

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New Books

My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times by Harold Evans: “In My Paper Chase, Harold Evans recounts the wild and wonderful tale of newspapering life. His story stretches from the 1930s to his service in WWII, through towns big and off the map. He discusses his passion for the crusading style of reportage he championed, his clashes with Rupert Murdoch, and his struggle to use journalism to better the lives of those less fortunate.”-Amazon

Urban Mindfulness: Cultivating Peace, Presence & Purpose in the Middle of It All by Jonathan Kaplan: “Respectful of the challenges and advantages that arise when you live or work in the city, Urban Mindfulness provides practical advice for transforming everyday experiences into opportunities for contemplation, stress relief, and fulfillment.”-Amazon

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle: “In Alone Together, MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It’s a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for—and sacrificing—in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today’s self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.”-Amazon

Horton Foote: America’s Storyteller by Wilborn Hampton: “From his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Young Man From Atlanta, to his film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, which received an Oscar, millions of people have been touched by Foote’s work. He has long been regarded by other playwrights and screenwriters, actors, and cognoscenti of the theater and cinema as America’s master storyteller; critics compared him to William Faulkner and Anton Chekhov.”-Amazon

 Who Do You Think You Are? The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History by Meagan Smolenyak: “Featuring step-by-step instructions from Megan Smolenyak2, one of America’s top genealogical researchers, this book offers everything readers need to know to start the journey into their past, from digging through old photos, to finding the best online resources.”-Amazon

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New Books

FIC AUS Sunset Park Auster, Paul 2010
FIC BAN Infinities Banville, John 2009
FIC CAR Full Catastrophe Carkeet, David 1990
FIC CLA Language of Light Clayton, Meg 2011
FIC ECL Eclipse Four: New Science Fiction and Fantasy Strahan, Jonathan 2011
FIC KUR Edible Stories Kurlansky, Mark 2010
FIC MAC 1022 Evergreen Place 5 CDs Macomber, Debbie 2010
297.574 WIL Butterfly Mosque: a Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam Wilson, G. 2010
302.23068 KNE Curse of the Mogul: What’s Wrong with the World’s Leading Media Companies Knee, Jonathan 2009
335.4092 HUN Marx’s General the Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels Hunt, Tristram 2009
343.7309 JEN Censorship: the Threat to Silence Talk Radio Jennings, Brian 2009
650.14 GRE College Grad Seeks Future Greene, Howard 2010
658 LON Weaving Dreams Longaberger, Tami 2010
658.4 LIN Open Innovation Revolution: Essentials, Roadblocks and Leadership Skills Lindegaard, Stefan 2010

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