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New Adult Fiction – 3/13/2013

March 13th, 2013

“A Thousand Pardons” by Jonathan Dee

“The Obituary Writer:  a Novel”  by Ann Hood

“Fever: A Novel” by Mary Beth Keane

“The Last Debutante” by Julia London

“The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat” by Edward Kelsey Moore

“The Accursed” by Joyce Carol Oates

“A Tale for the Time Being” By Ruth Ozeki

“The Demonologist: A Novel” by Andrew Pyper

“Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories” by Karen Russell

“Mary Coin” by Marisa Silver

“The Andalucian Friend: A Novel”  by Alexander Soderberg

New Adult Mysteries – 2/18/2013

February 18th, 2013

To Brie or Not to Brie by Avery Aames

One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett

A Deal to Die For by Josie Belle

Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly

Town in a Pumpkin Bash by B. B. Haywood

Out of Circulation by Miranda James

Beeline to Trouble by Hannah Reed



New Adult Non-Fiction Books – 02/11/2013

February 11th, 2013

After the Music Stopped:  The Financial Crisis, The Response, and The Work Ahead by Alan S. Blinder

Remembering Whitney:  My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped by Cissy Houston

Ten Years Later:  Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives by Hoda Kotb with Jane Lorenzini

The Disaster Diaries:  How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse by Sam Sheridan

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

The Future by Al Gore

Sugar in the Blood – A Family’s Story of Slavery ad Empirne by Andrea Stuart

Engineers of Victory:  The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War by Paul Kennedy

Meatless:   more than 200 of the very best vegetarian recipes – from the kitchens of Martha Stewart Living

The Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting by Lynne Watterson

Science Fiction / Fantasy Books — January 25, 2013

January 25th, 2013

Foundation:  Book One of the Collegium Chronicles by Mercedes Lackey

From Booklist

The new Valdemar novel takes place earlier in the kingdom’s history than has any other, set when the Heralds’ collegium was established. At that time, the system of heraldic training was changing from one-on-one apprenticeship to the collegial system used by Healers and Bards, because there were too many trainees for the old system. Some older Heralds weren’t happy with that change, and as all three collegia rapidly grew, there was much rivalry for builders and teachers. Young Mags, an orphan who drudges for a greedy, cruel mine owner, is Chosen and eventually brought to Haven for training, where his goodheartedness and near-total ignorance make him very dependent on his companion. Thanks to court intrigues and an attempt by foreign infiltrators to trick Valdemar to its disadvantage, Lackey makes a real page-turner out of Mags’ and the collegia’s development. Though similar in some ways to both Brightly Burning (2000) and Take a Thief (2001), this book’s outstanding characters, especially Mags, will greatly please Valdemar fans. –Frieda Murray –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Intrigues: Book Two of the Collegium Chronicles by Mercedes Lackey

“Spellbinding storyteller” (Rave Reviews) Mercedes Lackey continues her epic Valdemar series.

Magpie is a thirteen-year-old orphan chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar and taken to the capital city, Haven, to be trained as a Herald. Like all Heralds, Magpie learns that he has a hidden Gift-the Gift of telepathy.

But life at the court is not without obstacles. When Mags is “recognized” by foreign secret operatives whose purpose is unknown, Mags himself comes under suspicion. Who are Magpie’s parents-who is he, really? Can Mags solve the riddle of his parentage and his connection with the mysterious spies-and prove his loyalty-before the king and court banish him as a traitor?

Changes: Book Three of the Collegium Chronicles by Mercedes Lackey

Enter the thrilling third volume in the epic Collegium Chronicles.

In Mercedes Lackey’s classic coming-of-age story, the orphan Magpie pursues his quest for his parent’s identity with burning urgency-while also discovering another hidden talent and being trained by the King’s Own Herald as an undercover agent for Valdemar. Shy Bardic Trainee Lena has to face her famous but uncaring father, one of Valdemar’s most renowned Bards. And Healing Trainee Bear must struggle against his disapproving parents, who are pressuring Bear to quit the Healers’ Collegium because he lacks the magical Healing Gift.

Each of the three friends must face his or her demons and find their true strength as they seek to become the full Heralds, Bards, and Healers of Valdemar.

New Adult Non-Fiction Books — January 23, 2013

January 23rd, 2013

Archetypes: Who Are You? by Caroline Myss

The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Recovering from Trauma and PTSD: using compassion focused therapy to overcome flashbacks, shame, guilt and fear by Deborah A. Lee

The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Michael Phillips

Sepp Holzers Permaculture: a Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Intergrative Farming and Gardening  by Sepp Holzer

Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers can teach us about Success by Kevin Sutton

30 Minute Knits: What Can You Do in Half Hour or Less  by Carol Meldrum