Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Southlake Public Library Blog



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Southlake, Texas 76092
Phone: (817) 748-8243
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"It's spring fever.That's what the name of it is. And when you've got it you want - oh, you don't know quite what it is that you do want but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" ~Mark Twain, Author and humorist

Now that our Blog is back in business, scroll through these new bestsellers to see what you need to add to your Must Read list - then stop and pick it up.



FICTION HARDCOVER

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HOUSE RULES, by Jodi Picoult. (Atria, $28.) A teenage boy with Asperger’s syndrome is accused of murder.
Call #: F PIC




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THE SILENT SEA, by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. (Putnam, $27.95.) Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon make discoveries that lead back to an ancient Chinese expedition.
Call #: F CUS




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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, by Seth Grahame-Smith. (Grand Central, $21.99.) Lincoln fights the undead; by the author of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."
Call #: F GRA




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HELL GATE, by Linda Fairstein. (Dutton, $26.95.) Alexandra Cooper, a Manhattan assistant district attorney, discovers a link between the wreck of a ship carrying human cargo and a sex scandal involving a promising New York congressman.
Call #: F FAR




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FANTASY IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb. (Putnam, $26.95.) Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the murder of a fantasy-game entrepreneur; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.
Call #: F ROB




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BIG GIRL, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte, $28.) A woman with weight issues learns to accept herself.
Call #: F STE




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SPLIT IMAGE, by Robert B. Parker. (Putnam, $25.95.) Jesse Stone, the police chief of Paradise, Mass., copes with divorce, the bottle and the murder of a mob soldier.
Call #: F PAR




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BLACK MAGIC SANCTION, by Kim Harrison. (Eos/HarperCollins, $25.99.) A witch who is also a bounty hunter is shunned by her kind; the eighth Rachel Morgan book.
Call #: F HAR




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WORST CASE, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A New York detective raising 10 children alone investigates a string of kidnappings and killings of teenagers by a villain with unusual motives.
Call #: F PAT




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THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday, $29.95.) Robert Langdon among the Masons.
Call #: F BRO






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The HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam, $24.95.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s ­Mississippi.
Call #: F STO






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CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by Chelsea Handler. (Grand Central, $25.99.) More humorous personal essays from the comedian.
Call#: 814.6 HAN




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CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, CHANGE YOUR BODY, by Daniel G. Amen. (Harmony, $25.99.) Using the brain-body connection to lose weight and avoid depression.
Call#: 613 AME




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NO APOLOGY, by Mitt Romney. (St. Martin’s, $25.99.) The former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate calls for economic and civic¬ ¬revitalization.
Call#: 320.609 ROM






THE PACIFIC, by Hugh Ambrose. (NAL Caliber, $26.95.) Stories of Marines and a Navy pilot during World War II; companion volume for an HBO mini-series.
Call#: 640.545 AMB




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GAME CHANGE, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. (Harper/HarperCollins, $27.99.) Behind the scenes at the 2008 election with Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, John and Elizabeth Edwards, John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Call#: 324.973 HEI




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OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
Call#: 302 GLA




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TOO BIG TO FAIL, by Andrew Ross Sorkin. (Viking, $32.95.) The 2008 financial implosion on Wall Street and in Washington, by a New York Times reporter and columnist.
Call #: 332.097 SOR






ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER



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THE HAPPINESS PROJECT, by Gretchen Rubin. (Harper/HarperCollins, $25.99.) A year spent focusing on the things that really matter.
Call#: 158 RUB

Monday, March 01, 2010

Southlake Public Library Blog



1400 Main Street, Suite 130
Southlake, Texas 76092
Phone: (817) 748-8243
http://www.southlakelibrary.org/













"The March wind roars, Like a lion in the sky, And makes us shiver, As he passes by. When winds are soft, And the days are warm and clear, Just like a gentle lamb, Then spring is here." ~Author Unknown

She came roaring in with wind and rain, like a saucy woman who demands our attention. Be sure to have a good book in your lap, the next time March let's it pour.





FICTION HARDCOVER

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THE LAST SURGEON, by Michael Palmer. (St. Martin’s, $26.99.) A surgeon and a nurse track a killer whose specialty is murders that don’t look like murder.
Call #: F PAL




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BRAVA, VALENTINE, by Adriana Trigiani. (Harper/HarperCollins, $25.99.) An Italian-American shoemaker faces challenges at work, in her family and in love; the second book in a trilogy.
Call #: F TRI




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THE MIDNIGHT HOUSE, by Alex Berenson. (Putnam, $25.95.) Who is killing members of a secret unit that interrogated terrorists? The C.I.A. agent John Wells is on the case.
Call #: F BER




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POOR LITTLE BITCH GIRL, by Jackie Collins. (St. Martin’s, $26.99.) Hollywood murder, three beautiful 20-something high school friends, a hot New York club owner.
Call #: COL




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WINTER GARDEN, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s, $26.99.) After their father’s death, two sisters must cooperate to run his apple orchard and care for their difficult mother.
Call #: F HAN




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WORST CASE, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A New York detective raising 10 children alone investigates a string of kidnappings and killings of teenagers by a villain with unusual motives.
Call #: F PAT




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KISSER, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam, $25.95.) Stone Barrington, the New York cop turned lawyer, pursues a case of financial fraud on the Upper East Side.
Call #: F WOO




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THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $25.95.) A Swedish hacker becomes a murder suspect.
Call #: F LAR




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THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown. (Doubleday, $29.95.) Robert Langdon among the Masons.
Call #: F BRO






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The HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam, $24.95.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s ­Mississippi.
Call #: F STO






NONFICTION HARDCOVER

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I AM OZZY, by Ozzy Osbourne with Chris Ayres. (Grand Central, $26.99.) Recollections of heavy metal’s “Prince of Darkness.”
Call#: BIO OSB




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COMMITTED, by Elizabeth Gilbert. (Viking, $26.95.) The author of “Eat, Pray, Love” wrestles with, and overcomes, her ambivalence about marriage.
Call#: 306.81 GIL




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STONES INTO SCHOOLS, by Greg Mortenson. (Viking, $26.95.) Building schools, many of them for girls, in northeast Afghanistan; takes up where “Three Cups of Tea” left off.
Call#: 371.823 MOR




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SUPERFREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $29.99.) A scholar and a journalist apply economic thinking to everything: the sequel.
Call#: 330 LEV




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HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom. (Hyperion, $23.99.) A suburban rabbi and a Detroit pastor teach lessons about the comfort of belief.
Call#: 296 ALB




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OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
Call#: 302 GLA






ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER



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THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss. (Crown, $22.) Reconstructing your life so that it’s not all about work.
Call #: 650.1 FER




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TOO BIG TO FAIL, by Andrew Ross Sorkin. (Viking, $32.95.) The 2008 financial implosion on Wall Street and in Washington, by a New York Times reporter and columnist.
Call #: 332.097 SOR




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MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle. (Knopf, $40.) A reissue of the book that started Julia Child’s career.
Call #: 641.59 CHI