Quick Picks from CMCL

July 10, 2013

Straight Out Of The Box: New Books on CD

JacketThe end of the Fiscal Year in the library is an especially busy time for selectors and Technical Services Dept. staff. We spend the money left in our budgets and welcome a nice variety of new materials into the collection. Here are some of the selections from the last order of the fiscal year for Books on CD. – Rita

FICTION

Stepping Stone & Love Machine by Walter Mosley – Two short novels.

Conspiracy of Faith  by Jussi Adler-Olsen – Danish Detective Carl Morck investigates a cold case that centers on a message in a bottle.

The Other Typist  by Suzanne Rindell– It’s 1923 and traditional Rose, a typist for the NYPD, falls under the spell of a modern woman who joins the typing pool.

Inferno  by Dan Brown – “In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology,  Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces–Dante’s Inferno”. From the bib record.

Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz – “Odd Thomas journeys through California and Nevada after a vision about the murders of three children”. From the bib record.

Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland  by Ace Atkins – Spenser & Z help a friend who is being coerced into selling his condo to a developer ,and uncovers a sinister plot involving Boston’s political machine.

Capacity for Murder by Bernadette Pajer – Benjamin Bradshaw, professor of electricity at U of WA, is summoned to investigate a death at the Healing Sands Sanitarium, Hoquiam, WA.

Taking Eve by Iris Johansson- Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is summoned by the father of a 25 year old man to discover the cause of his son’s  death, without uncovering the father’s secrets.  

Woman at the Light by Joanna Brady – In 1839, in Key West, a single Mom tends an island lighthouse. When a runaway slave washes up on the island and proves himself an enormous help, he becomes part of their family. Both are tested and find that the love of a defiant, determined woman can overcome any obstacle.

NON-FICTION

Brotherhood  Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra – The lives of the Chopra brothers are followed from India to America. One becomes a spiritual healer, and the other a Harvard Medical School professor.

The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less by John Robbins– How to survive & thrive with high-joy, low cost solutions to life in these challenging times.

Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls  by David Sedaris – Essays to take us on a side splitting world adventure from the unique perspective of David Sedaris

Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger – Outlines the six steps that make products and ideas catch on.

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach –  “Few of us realize what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal. In her trademark style, Mary Roach investigates the beginning, and end, of our food, addressing such questions as why crunchy food is so appealing, how much we can eat before our stomachs burst, and whether constipation killed Elvis.” From the bib record.

Once Upon a Time  by Debbie Macomber– “Popular novelist, Debbie Macomber,  helps us to understand that our lives are stories, part of a grand narrative that God is writing day by day. With chapters that cover the importance of characters, setting, back-story, and conflict, Macomber uses the elements of a story to show how to understand our own lives better.” From the bib record.

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