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The Jesus and Mary Chain - barbed wire kisses by Howe, Zoë.

The Jesus and Mary Chain - barbed wire kisses

Dec 21, 2014
Japan and the shackles of the past by Murphy, R. Taggart.

Japan and the shackles of the past

Dec 21, 2014
Jane Austen cover to cover - 200 years of classic covers by Sullivan, Margaret C., author.

Jane Austen cover to cover - 200 years of classic covers

"Jane Austen Cover to Cover compiles two centuries of design showcasing one of the world's most beloved and celebrated novelists. With over 200 images, plus historical commentary, Austen trivia, and a little bit of wit, this fascinating and visually intriguing look back is a must for Janites, design enthusiasts, and book lovers of all ages"--Back cover.

Dec 21, 2014
The Italian Americans - a history by Laurino, Maria, author.

The Italian Americans - a history

Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American experience. Looking beyond the familiar caricatures fostered by popular culture, she tells the stories of Sicilian workers imported to replace the labor of freed slaves, the grim realities from which most immigrants came, the lynchings of Italian Americans, and the first uses of the word "mafia." Laurino shows how Italian Americans dominated the fishing industry in San F

Dec 21, 2014
Interstellar - beyond time and space - inside Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic by Vaz, Mark Cotta, author.

Interstellar - beyond time and space - inside Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic

A companion to Christopher Nolan's film, Interstellar, provides explanations of its underlying science and philosophy themes while offering cast and crew interviews, storyboards and pre-production sketches.

Dec 21, 2014
Inside tracks by Smolan, Rick, photographer.

Inside tracks

Dec 21, 2014
Holy resilience - the Bible's traumatic origins by Carr, David McLain, 1961- author.

Holy resilience - the Bible's traumatic origins

"Human trauma gave birth to the Bible, suggests eminent religious scholar David Carr. The Bible's ability to speak to suffering is a major reason why the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity have retained their relevance for thousands of years. In his fascinating and provocative reinterpretation of the Bible's origins, the author tells the story of how the Jewish people and Christian community had to adapt to survive multiple catastrophes and how their holy scriptures both reflected and rein

Dec 21, 2014
Her Brilliant Career - Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties by Cooke, Rachel (Journalist), author.

Her Brilliant Career - Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties

Journalist Rachel Cooke goes back in time to offer an entertaining and iconoclastic look at ten women in the 1950s--pioneers whose professional careers and complicated private lives helped to create the opportunities available to today's women. These intrepid and ambitious individuals--among them a film director, a cook, an architect, an editor, an archaeologist, and a race car driver--left the house, discovered the bliss of work, and ushered in the era of the working woman Daring and independen

Dec 21, 2014
The second circle - how to use positive energy for success in every situation - this book will transform your life, minute to minute by Rodenburg, Patsy, 1953-

The second circle - how to use positive energy for success in every situation - this book will transform your life, minute to minute

A leading voice and acting coach outlines a program for focusing one's energy in order to connect with others, discussing how to overcome negative patterns while managing the debilitating behaviors of others in order to bring positive qualities to the forefront.

Dec 21, 2014
Rendez-vous with art by De Montebello, Philippe, author.

Rendez-vous with art

Beginning with a fragment of yellow jasper--all that is left of the face of an Egyptian woman who lived 3,500 years ago, more enigmatic than the Mona Lisa--this book confronts the elusive questions: how, and why, do we look at art? The authors talked in art galleries, churches and museums around the world, and their book is structured around their journeys. But whether they were in the Louvre or the Prado, the Mauritshuis or the Palazzo Pitti, they reveal the pleasures of truly looking at works

Dec 21, 2014
Spare parts - four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream by Davis, Joshua, 1974- author.

Spare parts - four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream

Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture. In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much, but two inspiri

Dec 21, 2014
Santa Claus is for real - a true Christmas fable about the magic of believing by Hall, Charles Edward.

Santa Claus is for real - a true Christmas fable about the magic of believing

"A heartwarming true-life fable from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Santa--including his personal journey of discovering the magic of Christmas"--

Dec 21, 2014
Rebbe - the life and teachings of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the most influential Rabbi in modern history by Telushkin, Joseph, 1948- author.

Rebbe - the life and teachings of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the most influential Rabbi in modern history

The inspiring story of the prominent yet deeply modest leader who rebuilt a dwindling post-holocaust community into the most influential Jewish organization in the world, the late Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Dec 21, 2014
Puppies by Swaim, Connie, author.

Puppies

Idiot's Guides: Puppies is a beautiful, full-color book with dozens of photos and step-by-step instructions to help any new pet owner make the experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Tips on choosing a puppy, preparing for the new family member's arrival, nutrition, sleep, housetraining, medical care, socialization, and more, are included in this fun and helpful guide.

Dec 21, 2014
Philip Larkin - life, art and love by Booth, James, 1945-

Philip Larkin - life, art and love

Dec 21, 2014
Modern crochet - crochet accessories and projects for your home by Mills, Molla, author.

Modern crochet - crochet accessories and projects for your home

Dec 21, 2014
Matt Groening's cartooning with the Simpsons. by Groening, Matt.

Matt Groening's cartooning with the Simpsons.

Shows how to draw cartoons using characters from the Simpsons as examples.

Dec 21, 2014
The manual of plant grafting - practical techniques for ornamentals, vegetables, and fruit by MacDonald, Peter T.

The manual of plant grafting - practical techniques for ornamentals, vegetables, and fruit

Dec 21, 2014
Luck is no accident - making the most of happenstance in your life and career by Krumboltz, John D.

Luck is no accident - making the most of happenstance in your life and career

Dec 21, 2014
The lonely war - one woman's account of the struggle for modern Iran by Fathi, Nazila, 1970- author.

The lonely war - one woman's account of the struggle for modern Iran

"As a nine-year-old Tehrani schoolgirl during the Iranian Revolution, Nazila Fathi watched her country change before her eyes. The revolutionaries-- most of them poor, uneducated, and radicalized-- seized jobs, housing, and positions of power, transforming Iranian society practically overnight. But this socioeconomic revolution had an unintended effect. As Fathi shows, the forces unleashed in 1979 inadvertently created a robust Iranian middle class, one that today hungers for more personal freed

Dec 21, 2014