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A confederacy of dunces by Toole, John Kennedy, 1937-1969.

A confederacy of dunces

Toole's lunatic and sage novel introduces one of the most memorable characters in American literature, Ignatius Reilly, whom Walker Percy dubs "slob extraordinaire, a mad Oliver Hardy, a fat Don Quixote, a perverse Thomas Aquinas rolled into one." Set in New Orleans, A confederacy of Dunces outswifts Swift, one of whose essays gives the book its title. As its characters burst into life, they leave the region and literature forever changed by their presence-Ignatius and his mother; Miss Trixie, t

Jan 26, 2015
Abundance - the future is better than you think by Diamandis, Peter H., author.

Abundance - the future is better than you think

The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.

Jan 26, 2015
Bitter blood by Caine, Rachel.

Bitter blood

For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within? Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town?s human population is determined to hold on to their

Jan 26, 2015
Black dawn by Caine, Rachel.

Black dawn

With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire's deadliest enemy, Morganville isn't just in danger--it's dying. Ever since the draug--mysterious creatures that prey on vampires--took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town's residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight

Jan 26, 2015
Climate changed - a personal journey through the science by Squarzoni, Philippe.

Climate changed - a personal journey through the science

What are the causes and consequences of climate change? When the scale is so big, can an individual make any difference? Documentary, diary, and masterwork graphic novel, this look at our planet and how we live on it explains what global warming is all about. With the most complicated concepts made clear by the author, an investigative journalist and artist, weaves together scientific research, extensive interviews with experts, and a call for action. Weighing the potential of some solutions and

Jan 23, 2015
Crafting with paracord - 50 fun and creative projects using the world's strongest cord by Poole, Chad, author.

Crafting with paracord - 50 fun and creative projects using the world's strongest cord

Jan 26, 2015
Dante's Divine comedy by Chwast, Seymour.

Dante's Divine comedy

In this Seymour Chwast's version of Dante Alighieri's epic poem, Dante and his guide Virgil don fedoras and wander through noirish realms of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Along the way they catalog a multitude of sinners and saints--many of them real people to whom Dante tellingly assigned either horrible punishment or indescribable pleasure--and meet both God and Lucifer face-to-face. Chwast creates a visual fantasia that fascinates on every page. His inventive illustrations capture the delirio

Jan 26, 2015
Daylighters - the Morganville vampires by Caine, Rachel, author.

Daylighters - the Morganville vampires

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Jan 26, 2015
Deep down dark - the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free by Tobar, Héctor, 1963-

Deep down dark - the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist relates the experiences of the thirty-three men who endured entrapment beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days during the San Jose´ mine collapse outside of Copiapo´, Chile, in August 2010.

Jan 26, 2015
Enchanted the Donovan legacy by Roberts, Nora.

Enchanted the Donovan legacy

"Lovely, guileless Rowan Murray felt drawn to brooding Liam Donovan with a power she'd never imagined possible. And his breathtaking kisses convinced her he felt the same. But she soon realized her darkly enigmatic neighbor was as elusive as the mysterious wolf she'd seen lurking about her cabin. Liam was tormented by indecision. He understood he had no right to love Rowan, knowing what lay ahead."

Jan 26, 2015
Even this i get to experience by Lear, Norman.

Even this i get to experience

The dynamic and always controversial television producer shares fifty years of show business and politics, with all the candor and wisdom expected from the creator of All in the Family The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Norman Lear remade our television culture'while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement. Sharing the wealth of Lear's ninety yea

Jan 26, 2015
Fall of night by Caine, Rachel.

Fall of night

Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn't the only town with vampire trouble... Claire never thought she'd leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can't pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things a

Jan 26, 2015
Flying dinosaurs - how fearsome reptiles became birds by Pickrell, John, author.

Flying dinosaurs - how fearsome reptiles became birds

Dinosaurs didn't die out when an asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago. Get ready to unthink what you thought you knew and journey into the deep, dark depths of the Jurassic. The discovery of the first feathered dinosaur in China in 1996 sent shockwaves through the palaeontological world. Were the feathers part of a complex mating ritual, or a stepping stone in the evolution of flight? And just how closely related is T. rex to a chicken? Award-winning journalist John Pickrell reveals how dinos

Jan 23, 2015
Free play improvisation in life and art by Nachmanovitch, Stephen.

Free play improvisation in life and art

Jan 26, 2015
Grace's guide - the art of pretending to be a grown-up by Helbig, Grace, author.

Grace's guide - the art of pretending to be a grown-up

"A tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from surviving a breakup to recovering from a hangover, ... [featuring] interactive elements and exclusive stories from Grace's own misadventures--like losing her virginity solely because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill--and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way"--

Jan 23, 2015
Grant vs. Lee - the graphic history of the Civil War's greatest rivals during the last year of the war by Vansant, Wayne.

Grant vs. Lee - the graphic history of the Civil War's greatest rivals during the last year of the war

Jan 23, 2015
Herbie hancock possibilities by Hancock, Herbie.

Herbie hancock possibilities

The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time In Herbie Hancock the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a life and a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop, with his ongoing exploration of different musical genres, winning fourteen Grammy awards along the way. From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis'

Jan 26, 2015
Indestructible by Road, Cristy C., author, illustrator.

Indestructible

Jan 23, 2015
Jesus and the Land the New Testament Challenge to "Holy Land" Theology. by Burge, Gary M.

Jesus and the Land the New Testament Challenge to "Holy Land" Theology.

Describes first-century Jewish and Christian beliefs about the land of Israel and examines present-day tensions, helping readers develop a Christian theology of the land.

Jan 26, 2015
Kidnapped by the Taliban - a story of terror, hope, and rescue by Seal Team Six by Joseph, Dilip, author.

Kidnapped by the Taliban - a story of terror, hope, and rescue by Seal Team Six

Jan 23, 2015
Last breath by Caine, Rachel.

Last breath

When college student Claire Danvers learns that three of the vampires in Morganville have disappeared without a trace, only to discover that the last person seen with one of the missing vampires is a mysterious new resident named Magnus, she begins to suspect that Magnus is not a fellow-human.

Jan 26, 2015
Limonov by Carrère, Emmanuel, 1957- author.

Limonov

"This deft, timely translation of French writer and filmmaker Carrere's sparkling 2011 biography of Edward Limonov is an enthralling portrait of a man and his times. The subtitle is no exaggeration: Limonov, a prolific and celebrated author, cofounder of Russia's National Bolshevik Party, onetime coleader of the Drugaya Rossiya opposition movement, and current head of Strategy-31 (which organizes protests in Russia aimed at securing the right to peacefully assemble), has led an extraordinary lif

Jan 26, 2015
Of all the gin joints - stumbling though Hollywood history - with 40 cocktail recipes by Bailey, Mark, 1968 November 25- author.

Of all the gin joints - stumbling though Hollywood history - with 40 cocktail recipes

Jan 26, 2015
On immunity an inoculation by Biss, Eula, author.

On immunity an inoculation

Why do we fear vaccines' A provocative examination by Eula Biss, the author of Notes from No Man's Land, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear'fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and my

Jan 26, 2015
R Is For Ricochet by Grafton, Sue.

R Is For Ricochet

Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but he wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays

Jan 25, 2015
Rain on the dead by Higgins, Jack, 1929- author.

Rain on the dead

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Jan 26, 2015
S is for Silence by Grafton, Sue.

S is for Silence

A Kinsey Millhone Mystery from the New York Times Cases don't get much colder than that of Violet Sullivan, who disappeared from her rural California town in 1953, leaving behind an abusive husband and a seven-year-old named Daisy. But P.I. Kinsey Millhone has promised Daisy she'll try her best to locate Violet, dead or alive. All signs point to a runaway wife—the clothes that disappeared; the secret stash of money Violet bragged about; the brazen flirtations she indulged in with local men, in

Jan 26, 2015
Schaum's outline of basic electricity by Gussow, Milton.

Schaum's outline of basic electricity

'Basic Electricity' delivers a grounding in electricity to technicians in a wide range of fields, including computer repair, telephone installation and repair, and auto mechanics. It includes new chapters along with new sample problems.

Jan 23, 2015
Scripture and the authority of God how to read the Bible today by Wright, N. T. (Nicholas Thomas)

Scripture and the authority of God how to read the Bible today

Jan 23, 2015
Shards a young vice cop investigates her darkest case of meth addiction--her own by Moore, Allison, 1981- author.

Shards a young vice cop investigates her darkest case of meth addiction--her own

Jan 23, 2015
String theory demystified by McMahon, David (David M.)

String theory demystified

Jan 23, 2015
Surprised by scripture engaging contemporary issues by Wright, N. T.

Surprised by scripture engaging contemporary issues

A thoughtful and provocative collection, in the vein of the intellectual spiritual classic The Weight of Glory, from N. T. Wright, the influential Bishop, Bible scholar, and bestselling author widely regarded as a modern C.S. Lewis. An unusual combination of scholar, churchman, and leader, N. T. Wright'hailed by Newsweek as "the world's leading New Testament scholar"'is not only incredibly insightful, but conveys his knowledge in terms that excite and inspire Christian leaders worldwide, allowin

Jan 23, 2015
T is for Trespass by Grafton, Sue.

T is for Trespass

Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone embarks on a terrifying but all-too-real ride that will reveal not everyone is who they say they are.

Jan 26, 2015
The art of fiction notes on craft for young writers by Gardner, John, 1933-1982.

The art of fiction notes on craft for young writers

A guide to creative writing examines diverse facets of writing technique, and contains analyses of works by writers from Homer to Mark Twain.

Jan 23, 2015
The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq by Balāsim, Ḥasan, author.

The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq

"An explosive new voice in fiction emerges from Iraq in this blistering debut by "perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive" (The Guardian) The first major literary work about the Iraq War from an Iraqi perspective, The Corpse Exhibition shows us the war as we have never seen it before. Here is a world not only of soldiers and assassins, hostages and car bombers, refugees and terrorists, but also of madmen and prophets, angels and djinni, sorcerers and spirits. Blending shocking realism wi

Jan 26, 2015
The dog a novel by O'Neill, Joseph.

The dog a novel

The author of the best-selling and award-winning Netherland now gives us his eagerly awaited, stunningly different new novel: a tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai. Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, the hero of this novel leaves New York to take an unusual job in a strange desert metropolis. In a Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-La, our protagonist struggles with his new position as the "family officer" of the capricious and very rich

Jan 26, 2015
The empathy exams - essays by Jamison, Leslie, 1983- author.

The empathy exams - essays

A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others.

Jan 26, 2015
The phoenix and the carpet by Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924.

The phoenix and the carpet

Jan 24, 2015
The Spellman series - The Spellman files ; Curse of the Spellmans ; Revenge of the Spellmans ; The Spellmans strike again by Lutz, Lisa, author.

The Spellman series - The Spellman files ; Curse of the Spellmans ; Revenge of the Spellmans ; The Spellmans strike again

This e-book box set features the first four books in Lisa Lutz's bestselling Spellman series, including: ' The Spellman Files: Meet the Spellmans: a family of sleuths for whom eavesdropping is a mandatory skill, locks are meant to be picked, past missteps are never forgotten, and blackmail is the preferred form of communication. The gunshot that set off the race of irresistible and hilarious novels in the Spellman series'The wisecracking Spellmans truly put the "fun" in dysfunctional. ' Curse of

Jan 23, 2015
The story of the amulet by Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924.

The story of the amulet

Jan 24, 2015
The walking dead - rise of the Governor by Kirkman, Robert, author.

The walking dead - rise of the Governor

In the Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than the Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it's forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople's amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. The Governor was voted "Villain of the Year" by Wizard magazine the year he debuted, and his story arc was the most controversial in the history of the Walking Dead comic book series.

Jan 26, 2015
The walking dead - the fall of the Governor. Part one by Kirkman, Robert, author.

The walking dead - the fall of the Governor. Part one

"The Walking Dead trilogy of original novels, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic, reaches its final crescendo in The Fall of the Governor. From coauthors Robert Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award winning comic book and executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker award finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes the gripping third novel in this richly woven, page-turning literary saga, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Go

Jan 26, 2015
The walking dead - the fall of the Governor. Part two by Kirkman, Robert, author.

The walking dead - the fall of the Governor. Part two

"The fourth book and epic finale to Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor - Part Two! The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, comes to a shattering conclusion with The Fall of the Governor - Part Two. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internat

Jan 26, 2015
The walking dead - the road to Woodbury by Kirkman, Robert

The walking dead - the road to Woodbury

"The zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. Caught in the mass exodus, Lilly Caul struggles to survive in a series of ragtag encampments and improvised shelters. But the Walkers are multiplying. Dogged by their feral hunger for flesh and crippled by fear, Lilly relies on the protection of good Samaritans by seeking refuge in a walled-in town once known as Woodbury, Georgia. At first, Woodbury seems like a perfect sanctu

Jan 26, 2015
Those who leave and those who stay by Ferrante, Elena.

Those who leave and those who stay

Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante's fame as one of our most compelling, insightful, and stylish contemporary authors has grown enormously. She has gained admirers among authors--Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, to name a few--and critics--James Wood, John Freeman, Eugenia Williamson, for example. But her most resounding success has undoubtedly been with readers, who have discovered in Ferrante a writer who speaks with

Jan 26, 2015
U is for Undertow by Grafton, Sue.

U is for Undertow

Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable. Even more so when Kinsey Millhone's only lead is a grown man dredging up a repressed childhood memory-of something that may never have happened...

Jan 26, 2015
Worth the fall by Connor, Claudia, author.

Worth the fall

Jan 26, 2015