Monday, June 28, 2010

Southlake Public Library Blog



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












"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious than to be able to decide."
~Napoleon Bonaparte


Okay, how odd is it to find a quote about freedom from a dictator like Napoleon? This week we celebrate freedom and remember all of the costs and responsibilities that come with it. Celebrate your freedom and give some thought to the gift that it is to be able to decide.



FICTION HARDCOVER

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THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEXT, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $27.95.) The third volume of a trilogy about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.
Call #: F LAR




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THE LION, by Nelson DeMille. (Grand Central, $27.99.) John Corey, now a federal agent, pursues a Libyan terrorist who has returned to America bent on revenge.
Call #: F DEM




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THE PASSAGE, by Justin Cronin. (Ballantine, $27.) More than a hundred years in the future, a small group resists the vampires who have taken over North America.
Call #: F CRO




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WHIPLASH, by Catherine Coulter. (Putnam, 26.95.) The F.B.I. agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock help investigate misdeeds at a pharmaceutical company.
Call #: F COU




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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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THE SPY, by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. (Putnam, $27.95.) In 1908, a murder leads the detective Isaac Bell to investigate international spies who are trying to keep America from developing a fleet of dreadnought battleships.
Call #: F CUS




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LOWCOUNTRY SUMMER, by Dorothea Benton Frank. (William Morrow/HarperCollins, $25.99.) In this sequel to “Plantation,” a woman returns home after her mother’s death to encounter old secrets and lies.
Call #: F FRA




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61 hours, by Lee Child. (Delacorte, $28.) Jack Reacher helps the police in a small South Dakota town protect a witness in a drug trial.
Call #: F CHI




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INNOCENT, by Scott Turow. (Grand Central, $27.99.) When Rusty Sabich’s wife is found dead, Tommy Molto accuses him of murder for the second time, as Turow revisits the characters from “Presumed Innocent.”
Call #: F TUR




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DEAD IN THE FAMILY, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $25.95.) Sookie Stackhouse is exhausted in the aftermath of a Fae war.
Call #: F HAR




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THE BOURNE OBJECTIVE, by Eric Van Lustbader. (Grand Central, $27.99.) Robert Ludlum’s character Jason Bourne matches wits with a vicious Russian mercenary.
Call #: F LUS






NONFICTION HARDCOVER

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SH*T MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern. (It Books/HarperCollins, $15.99.) A coming-of-age memoir organized around the musings, purveyed on Twitter, of the author’s father.
Call#: 818.602 HAL




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MEDIUM RAW, by Anthony Bourdain. (Ecco/HarperCollins, $26.99.) The author of “Kitchen Confidential” looks critically both at the changes in the food and restaurant culture in the past 10 years and at the people responsible for them.
Call#: BIO BOU




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THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $27.95.) The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions from their foresight.
Call#: 330.973 LEW




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THE LAST STAND, by Nathaniel Philbrick. (Viking, $30.) Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Call#: 973.82 PHI




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SPOKEN FROM THE HEART,by Laura Bush. (Scribner, $30.) A memoir from the former first lady.
Call#: 973.93 BUS




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WAR, by Sebastian Junger. (Twelve, $26.99.) The intense lives of American soldiers in a lethal corner of Afghanistan.
Call#: 958.104 JUN




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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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UNCHARTED TERRITORI, by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin. (Gallery Books, $25.) Humorous stories about juggling Hollywood work, marriage and motherhood, from the author of “Mommywood” and star of “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.”
Call #: BIO SPE




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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 #: 940.545 AMB




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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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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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WOMEN, FOOD AND GOD, by Geneen Roth. (Scribner, $24.) How women can free themselves from the tyranny of fear and hopelessness surrounding their bodies.
Call#: 616.852 ROT




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THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) Thoughts on “seizing every moment,” from a Carnegie Mellon University professor who died of cancer at age 47.
Call#: BIO PAU



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Southlake Public Library Blog



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











"There is no secret to balance, you simply have to feel the waves."
~Frank Herbert, Author


Where does reading fall into the balanced life? With all that we have to do, how do we find time for those optional pleasures, those things we mean to do - one day? Step off the daily treadmill of activities and take some slow measured steps. Rediscover simple pleasures and the joy of being leisurely.



FICTION HARDCOVER

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THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEXT, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $27.95.) The third volume of a trilogy about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.
Call #: F LAR




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BULLET, by Laurell K. Hamilton. (Berkley, $26.95.) Anita Blake, vampire hunter, is menaced by the Mother of All Darkness, who wants to take over her body.
Call #: F HAM




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THE SPY, by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. (Putnam, $27.95.) In 1908, a murder leads the detective Isaac Bell to investigate international spies who are trying to keep America from developing a fleet of dreadnought battleships.
Call #: F CUS




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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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DEAD IN THE FAMILY, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $25.95.) Sookie Stackhouse is exhausted in the aftermath of a Fae war.
Call #: F HAR




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61 hours, by Lee Child. (Delacorte, $28.) Jack Reacher helps the police in a small South Dakota town protect a witness in a drug trial.
Call #: F CHI




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THE BURNING WIRE, by Jeffery Deaver. (Simon & Schuster, $26.99.) The forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme investigates a series of murderous electrical explosions and tracks the killer known as the Watchmaker to Mexico.
Call #: F DEA




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STORM PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam, $27.95.) Lucas Davenport’s wife is a witness to a botched robbery and murder in the 20th novel in the “Prey” series.
Call #: F SAN




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THE BOURNE OBJECTIVE, by Eric Van Lustbader. (Grand Central, $27.99.) Robert Ludlum’s character Jason Bourne matches wits with a vicious Russian mercenary.
Call #: F LUS




bookcover

INNOCENT, by Scott Turow. (Grand Central, $27.99.) When Rusty Sabich’s wife is found dead, Tommy Molto accuses him of murder for the second time, as Turow revisits the characters from “Presumed Innocent.”
Call #: F TUR




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HEART OF THE MATTER, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin’s, $26.99.) The lives of two women — one married to a pediatric plastic surgeon, the other a lawyer and single mother — converge after an accident involving the lawyer’s son.
Call #: F GIF




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THE 9TH JUDGMENT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Detective Lindsay Boxer pursues a killer who’s preying on women and children.
Call #: F PAT




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ALLIES, by Christie Golden. (Del Rey/Ballantine, $27.) The Skywalkers and the Sith undertake an unprecedented joint mission; a “Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi” book.
Call #: F GOL




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THE RULE OF NINE, by Steve Martini. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $26.99.) The lawyer Paul Madriani pursues the hired assassin Liquida, who is out for revenge, while a terrorist plots an attack on the United States.
Call #: F MAR






NONFICTION HARDCOVER

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SH*T MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern. (It Books/HarperCollins, $15.99.) A coming-of-age memoir organized around the musings, purveyed on Twitter, of the author’s father.
Call#: 818.602 HAL




bookcover

WAR, by Sebastian Junger. (Twelve, $26.99.) The intense lives of American soldiers in a lethal corner of Afghanistan.
Call#: 958.104 JUN




bookcover

SPOKEN FROM THE HEART,by Laura Bush. (Scribner, $30.) A memoir from the former first lady.
Call#: 973.93 BUS




bookcover

THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $27.95.) The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions from their foresight.
Call#: 330.973 LEW




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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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THE LAST STAND, by Nathaniel Philbrick. (Viking, $30.) Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Call#: 973.82 PHI




bookcover

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




bookcover

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




bookcover

WOMEN, FOOD AND GOD, by Geneen Roth. (Scribner, $24.) How women can free themselves from the tyranny of fear and hopelessness surrounding their bodies.
Call#: 616.852 ROT




bookcover

THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) Thoughts on “seizing every moment,” from a Carnegie Mellon University professor who died of cancer at age 47.
Call#: BIO PAU




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ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN, by Steve Harvey with Denene Millner. (Amistad/HarperCollins, $23.99.) Tips on relationships from the comedian and host of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.”
Call#: 646.77 HAR