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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 25, 2015
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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2015
The phoenix and the carpet by Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924.

The phoenix and the carpet

Jan 24, 2015
The story of the amulet by Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924.

The story of the amulet

Jan 24, 2015
String theory demystified by McMahon, David (David M.)

String theory demystified

Jan 23, 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
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
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
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
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
Indestructible by Road, Cristy C., author, illustrator.

Indestructible

Jan 23, 2015