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March 28, 2015
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Empire of night [electronic resource]

March 27, 2015
Armstrong, Kelley.
New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
1 online resource
"Separated while trying to save the children of their village, twin sisters Ashyn and Moria must draw on all their power and influence to defeat enemies of legend and avert war in the empire"-- Provided by publisher.

The world beyond your head [electronic resource] : on becoming an individual in an age of distraction

March 27, 2015
Crawford, Matthew B., author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
1 online resource
"Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind by showing that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and certain assumptions at the root of Western culture are the root of the cause"-- Provided by publisher.

Miss Mayhem [electronic resource]

March 27, 2015
Hawkins, Rachel, 1979-
New York : Penguin Young Readers Group, 2015.
1 online resource
"In the sequel to Rebel Belle, Harper Price and her new boyfriend and oracle David Stark face new challenges as the powerful Ephors seek to claim David for their own"-- Provided by publisher.

H is for Hawk [electronic resource]

March 27, 2015
Macdonald, Helen, 1970-
New York : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2015.
1 online resource
Lost -- Small worlds -- Mr White -- Holding tight -- The box of stars -- Invisibility -- The Rembrandt interior -- The rite of passage -- Darkness -- Leaving home -- Outlaws -- Alice, falling -- The line -- For whom the bell -- Rain -- Heat -- Flying free -- Extinction -- Hiding -- Fear -- Apple day -- Memorial -- Drugs -- Magical places -- The flight of time -- The new world -- Winter histories -- Enter spring -- The moving earth.
An award-winning best-seller from the UK recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery.

Worlds Enough and Time.

March 26, 2015
Haldeman, Joe.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (332 pages)
By the author of The Forever War : In the decades following the ultimate conflict, the last remnants of humanity face extinction on a doomed voyage to a new home in the stars, in the momentous conclusion to Joe Haldeman’s acclaimed Worlds saga The Earth is no more, an uninhabitable shell following the one-day war that obliterated the population. In the decades that followed, the surviving Worlds orbiting the dead planet have become the last refuge of humankind. With the discovery of a possibly habitable planet in a distant star system, ten thousand brave colonists are preparing to depart from New New York aboard the interstellar vessel Newhome . Among them is Marianne O’Hara, who will ultimately control the fate of what remains of the human race. The momentous voyage is plagued from the start by ignorance and sabotage, and by the dark tenets of a nihilistic religion dedicated to ultimate destruction. But despite the many trials and tragedies, the spacefarers—and particularly Marianne and her loved ones—will be forced to endure. There is no turning back once the journey begins . . . for soon there will be nowhere left to return to. With Worlds Enough and Time , Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Joe Haldeman completes his magnificent story of humankind’s destruction and rebirth, capping off his acclaimed trilogy with a truly transcendent tale of destiny, courage, selflessness, dedication, and the resilience of humankind. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

A Midsummer Tempest.

March 26, 2015
Anderson, Poul.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (240 pages)
A fantastic tale of intrigue, love, war, magic, and swashbuckling adventure set in an alternate universe where fairies mingle freely with Englishmen and all of Shakespeare’s fictional characters are real Welcome to an alternate civil-war-torn seventeenth-century England—a world where Hamlet once brooded and Othello jealously raged. Here faeries and sprites gambol in English woods, railroads race across the landscape while manned balloons float above the countryside, and the most respected historian of all is one William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon. The year is 1644, and the war between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. When Rupert, nephew of King Charles I, is taken captive by Cromwell’s troops and imprisoned in a Puritan home, he is immediately smitten with the beautiful Jennifer Alayne, his captor’s niece. Escaping with the help of his newfound beloved and the loyal trooper Will Fairweather, Rupert leads Jennifer deep into the forest, where the faerie folk who dwell there have a vested interest in the outcome of the great and bloody conflict. Though the lovers must soon part—with the prince undertaking a dangerous mission for his magical benefactors that could turn the tide of war—Rupert and his lady love will be forever joined by the rings presented to them by King Oberon and Queen Titania. And despite the strange, twisting pathways and turbulent seas they are destined to encounter, they will always be able to find each other again . . . as long as their love remains true. Nominated for the World Fantasy Award and winner of the Mythopoeic Award, Poul Anderson’s A Midsummer Tempest is a titanic achievement—a delightful alternate-history fantasy that brings the fictional worlds of Shakespeare’s plays to breathtaking life with style, wit, and unparalleled imagination.

The Reluctant Gun Hand.

March 26, 2015
Lederer, Paul.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (157 pages)
Fresh out of prison, a gunman who wants to put the past behind him has no choice but to join a gang of outlaws There was a time when Jake Worthy wouldn’t have been arrested for killing the gambler in the Tucson saloon. The card cheat drew his gun first—Jake shot only in self-defense. But the West is on its way to being civilized, and the sheriff has no choice but to throw Jake in jail. After six months behind bars, he is released and immediately sets out for home and his sweetheart. His first night on the trail, a bandit shoots Jake’s horse and leaves him to die. Stranded in the desert with a bullet in his leg, he starts walking, dreaming of the woman he may never see again. Near exhaustion, Jake is picked up by three riders bristling with guns. They give him food, shelter, and a bandage for his leg. Without their help, he will die, so Jake joins their gang, starting down a path that will lead him right back to prison—or the grave.

As Far as You Can Go : A Novel.

March 26, 2015
Glaister, Lesley.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (328 pages)
In Lesley Glaister’s spellbinding outback thriller, a young couple’s flight from a cold and dreary English winter traps them in a sunbaked nightmare For Cassie, the ad in the newspaper is a dream come true. Spending a year managing a farm in western Australia away from everything and everyone she and her commitment-phobic boyfriend, Graham, know could be exactly what he needs to realize it’s time to think about getting married and starting a family. But their fantasy adventure isn’t quite what Cassie imagined. Woolagong, an old sheep station, is on the remote fringes of the desert, where the weather is stifling hot all the time. And the outback is crawling with all manner of lethal creatures. There’s no telephone, no radio, and no electricity—no contact with the outside world. Cassie and Graham send letters home but never receive any in return. And then there are the employers. Larry and his wife, Mara, live a very private life, which includes some peculiar habits. But what most unsettles Cassie and Graham is the distinct feeling that they’re being watched. Filled with menace and a creeping sense of dread, As Far as You Can Go is Lesley Glaister at her spine-chilling best.

The Private Parts of Women : A Novel.

March 26, 2015
Glaister, Lesley.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (282 pages)
Multiple personality is at the suspenseful heart of this unusual thriller by award-winner Lesley Glaister Inis has bleached her hair white and run away from her husband, Richard, and the son and daughter she loves. After leaving her nice suburban house in London, she moves into a small flat on a dead-end street in the inner city of Sheffield. Her neighbor is eighty-four-year-old Trixie Bell, a hymn-singing veteran of the Salvation Army. But beneath Trixie’s unassuming exterior lies a very different personality. Three very different personalities—one of which is homicidal. In her sixth novel, Somerset Maugham Award winner Lesley Glaister tells an electrifying tale of love, madness, and a desperate fight for survival—of which there can be only one winner.

Hunt the Beast Down.

March 26, 2015
Lederer, Paul.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (156 pages)
The third installment in the Spectros series: In pursuit of his beloved, the master magician makes landfall on the Oregon coast From Natchez to Denver, Mexico to Montana, Dr. Spectros has chased his nemesis, Blackschuster, across the length and breadth of North America. He nearly caught up with him in California, but the evil wizard slipped out of Spectros’s grasp. The trail grows warm again in the Oregon fishing village of Bear Harbor, where Blackschuster has come in search of the silver he needs to perform his sorcery. With the help of a handsome gunslinger, a mute giant, and a skilled knife fighter, Spectros finally has a chance to destroy his enemy and rescue his beloved. But there are dark forces at work on the coast of Oregon, and Blackschuster has harnessed the powers of a beast whose very name strikes fear in the hearts of men.

Worlds Apart.

March 26, 2015
Haldeman, Joe.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (227 pages)
By the author of The Forever War : In the breathtaking sequel to Worlds , a survivor of the terrible conflict that destroyed the Earth and most of its satellite Worlds must work to save the human race from extinction The war that destroyed everything lasted a single day. After an initial nuclear strike, the Earth’s population was further devastated by an insidious bioweapon targeting anyone above the age of puberty. Now most of what’s left of human civilization gathers on New New York, one of the few orbiting Worlds that remain. Monitoring the Earth below from the floating habitat, Marianne O’Hara searches for signs of life—and, in particular, for Jeff Hawking, her former lover, who survived the viral nightmare thanks to a biological anomaly that rendered him immune. But Jeff is not the sole surviving adult in this landscape of death, ruin, and feral children, and those who fled to safety underground are being seduced by a terrible new religion preaching blood and vengeance. The last war, it seems, is not over—and the last hope for preventing the final holocaust may be Marianne O’Hara. The second enthralling volume in Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Joe Haldeman’s acclaimed Worlds trilogy, Worlds Apart is a thought-provoking tale of human frailty and lethal folly, and of the courage essential for the survival of the race. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Be Encouraged : 180 Devotions to Lift a Woman's Spirit.

March 26, 2015
Compiled by Barbour Staff.
[Place of publication not identified] : Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2015.
1 online resource (192 pages)
Here is a beautiful collection of 180 devotions that will speak to your heart, while helping you to grow in your faith and encouraging you to spend one-on-one time with the Master Creator. Be Encouraged is a stirring reminder of the perpetual encouragement that can only be found in God's Word. It's the perfect book to give as a gift or use for personal quiet time.

First, Body : Stories.

March 26, 2015
Thon, Melanie Rae.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (168 pages)
Winner of the 1997 Whiting Writers’ Award: Taut, persistent, and brilliantly cadenced, First, Body is a testament to the breathtaking virtuosity of Granta -acclaimed author Melanie Rae Thon Through nine searing works of fiction, Melanie Rae Thon looks to the people who live in the borderlands, turning a keen and compassionate eye to those marginalized by circumstance and transgression. Taking us from the cobblestone streets of Boston to a deserted Montana road, from dance halls to hospital morgues, these urgent tales careen between the faults of the body and those of the mind, exploring the irruption of the past through the present, the sudden accidents and misguided passions that make it impossible to return to the safe territory of a former life.

When Anxious and Weary.

March 26, 2015
[Place of publication not identified] : Abbey Press, 2014.
1 online resource (58 pages)
This new book reminds readers that, in various ways, Jesus offers us holy rest, so that we may place our priorities in order, and then address them peacefully and attentively. Subtly threaded throughout each chapter is Jesus’ gentle call to every soul: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

The Christmas Tree Bride [electronic resource].

March 26, 2015
Davis, Susan Page.
Newburyport : Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2014.
1 online resource (82 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; About the Author
New--The 12 Brides of Christmas! You're invited to a Christmas wedding...that is twelve of them! Discover the joy of an old-fashioned Christmas romance with these twelve heart-warming stories. Brand-new stories from renowned inspirational fiction authors will take you into the heartland of historical America. Releasing each week starting October 6, you'll want to read them all. #8: The Christmas Tree Bride Polly Winfield lives at the stagecoach station that her father operates and often sees Jacob Tierney, one of the drivers. But winter arrives on the prairie bleak and uneventful, and she co.

Angel of Mercy [electronic resource].

March 26, 2015
Neiderman, Andrew.
Newburyport : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (341 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
Cover Page; Title Page; Dedication; Prologue; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; Epilogue; About the Author; Copyright Page
A police detective confronts a nurse with an unusual bedside manner and her chilling twin sister in Andrew Neiderman's page-turning thriller Palm Springs detective Frankie Samuels is on medical leave when a rash of suspicious suicides rock his town. Against the advice of his doctor and his supervisor, he investigates the case of a grieving widower who died of insulin shock, overdosing on his wife's meds, along with a sleep aid called Dilantin. But the police can't find any Dilantin in the man's medicine cabinet. The second victim, another surviving spouse, perishes from a lethal dose of chlor.

Inner Landscape [electronic resource] : Poems.

March 26, 2015
Sarton, May.
Newburyport : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (93 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
Cover Page; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Publisher's Note; From this Nettle; Prayer Before Work; Invocation; Architectural Image; Landscape; Record; Lament; Understatement; Granted This World; Sonnets; Summary; Summary; Conversation on the Telephone; Address to the Heart; Transition; Translation; The Vanquished; Memory of Swans; After Silence; Canticles; Winter Landscape; From Men Who Died Deluded; Afternoon on Washington Street; The Puritan; From a Train Window; Static Landscape; Considerations; Winter Evening; Map for Despair; You Who Ask Peace; The Pride of Trees; Greeting
A strong-willed and emotional collection hidden under a well-groomed landscape of words With her debut collection of poems, Encounter in April, May Sarton made an incredible splash in the world of poetry. Her work is impossible to imitate: a mix of stately verse and depth of emotion that lurks beneath every line, creating a tantalizing, magnetically charged distance between reader and poet. With Inner Landscape, Sarton beckons us forth while eluding easy understanding, in a volume that brilliantly walks the line between enticing and satisfying.

Sweet Surprise Romance Collection [electronic resource] : 9 Contemporary Romances Served with Delightful Desserts.

March 26, 2015
Brunstetter, Wanda E.
Newburyport : Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2015.
1 online resource (498 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
Front Cover; Contents; Back Cover
<DIV>If it is true that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, then what better way to entice the typical male than with a delightful dessert? But, when it comes to romance, the sweetest treats are no match for God's timing. Nine modern ladies set out on culinary journeys that lead to the recipe for lasting romance in this delightful collection, including <I>New York Times</I> bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter and eight award-winning authors. Along with food, faith, and fun each story includes a yummy recipe.</DIV>

The Garden of Martyrs [electronic resource].

March 26, 2015
White, Michael C.
Newburyport : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road, 2014.
1 online resource (537 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
Cover Page; Title Page; Dedication; Part I; One; Two; Three; Part II; Four; Five; Six; Seven; Eight; Part III; Nine; Ten; Eleven; Twelve; Thirteen; Fourteen; Part IV; Fifteen; Epilogue; Author's Note; Copyright Page
A Catholic parish is torn apart when two of its members are accused of murder 1806 is not a good time to be Catholic in Boston. When a man is brutally killed on the Boston Post Road, two unsuspecting Irishmen are charged with the crime. For five months they rot in prison, denied a lawyer until just two days before the hearing. It is a mockery of justice-a one-day trial that results in a unanimous verdict: The Irishmen will be hanged, dissected, and dismembered. Comforting them falls to Father Cheverus, a French émigré struggling to adapt to life in the New World. It is his duty to help the.

Wetter, louder, stickier : a Baby Blues collection

March 26, 2015
Kirkman, Rick.
Kansas City : Andrews McMeel, 2014.
1 online resource (214 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Join in the chaotic fun with the MacPherson family in this thirty-first Baby Blues cartoon collection! Child-rearing reaches an entirely new level of delightfully messy chaos in Baby Blues: Wetter, Louder, Stickier. Battle-ready and perpetually exhausted, Daryl and Wanda team up to navigate a new front of challenges, like Zoe's enthusiasm over the "Smoochy Boyz" concert, deciphering baby Wren's attempts at language, and determining Hammie's place as a colon in the school play---whether "colon" refers to punctuation or digestion remains undetermined. Armed with "performance-enhancing substances" (a.k.a., chocolate donuts), the perfectly normal MacPherson family will surely bring a barrage of smiles and laughter to familiar fans with their perfectly chaotic lives.

Living in the Shadows : Finding Strength and Hope in Times of Illness.

March 26, 2015
Henderson, Silas.
[Place of publication not identified] : Abbey Press, 2014.
1 online resource (54 pages)
For one living with an illness, the world can seem an unrelenting stream of doctor&rsquo;s visits, medical procedures, pain, fatigue, and isolation. And while this book can&rsquo;t answer the question of &ldquo;why&rdquo; some must face these challenges, it does address the important question of &ldquo;How can I face this illness with strength and hope?&rdquo;

Natchez.

March 26, 2015
Lederer, Paul.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (173 pages)
A spooky and sinister army confronts Dr. Spectros in the swamplands of Mississippi The ship full of enslaved Africans arrived in Natchez just before the end of the Civil War. Freed by the Union army, the Telingas found themselves in a strange land whose language they did not speak and whose people they feared. The tribe fled into the bayou to make a new life with their old black magic&mdash;one so powerful it has brought the evil conjurer Blackschuster all the way from the West to the Deep South. On orders from his employer, Dr. Spectros, the gunslinger Ray Featherskill rides into Natchez. Seeking to avenge the kidnapping of his beloved Kirstina, Spectros has vowed to bring Blackschuster&rsquo;s reign of terror to an end. Ray has just settled into his hotel room when bullets fly through the window, missing him by inches&mdash;the sinister magician is sending his enemies a message. When Spectros arrives, he and Ray venture deep into Telingas territory, where Blackschuster has joined forces with an army of the undead.

Now You See Me : A Novel.

March 26, 2015
Glaister, Lesley.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (282 pages)
Two strangers who should never have met make an unusual connection in this dazzling novel by Lesley Glaister At sixteen, Lamb walked out on her life. It wasn&rsquo;t much to walk away from: Her parents were dead and she had no brothers or sisters&mdash;no one in the world who cared if she lived or died. Now she cleans houses and lives in the dusty cellar of an elderly widowed man, balancing on her high wire of loneliness. If she doesn&rsquo;t let anyone in, she can&rsquo;t fall. Then Doggo shows up. A fugitive on the run for committing a violent crime, he&rsquo;s accompanied by Gordon and Norma, two mutts who love him unconditionally. Doggo needs Lamb&rsquo;s help to stay off the radar. He also needs her in other ways&mdash;even after he learns the terrible secret she&rsquo;s been lugging around like a second skin. In Lamb, Doggo sees his chance for salvation. And in Doggo, Lamb just might find the acceptance and adoration she&rsquo;s been searching for. Part love story, part mystery, Now You See Me is a heartbreaking and uplifting novel about loneliness, trust, the fictions we tell ourselves to survive, and the primal need to connect with another human being.

Skeleton Hand.

March 26, 2015
Lederer, Paul.
[Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (158 pages)
In a desolate mountain shack, three ranchers find a hidden treasure On a freezing mountainside, three out-of-work cowboys are near death when one of them spies a long-abandoned trapper&rsquo;s shack. It is little more than a pile of old logs, but it has a hearth and a chimney where they can build the fire that will save their lives. Before he lights the wood, Cody Hawk checks the chimney to make sure it&rsquo;s clear. Inside he finds a pair of saddlebags, filled to the brim with gold. In the corner of the shack, underneath a pile of old furs, he discovers the gold&rsquo;s former owner, whom time has reduced to a pile of bones. The coins are fifteen years old, stolen in some forgotten robbery, and the desperate men believe they can claim them as their own. But dead man&rsquo;s gold is always cursed, and these coins will buy nothing but heartache, danger, and death.

Selected Poems of May Sarton [electronic resource].

March 26, 2015
Sarton, May.
Newburyport : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (320 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
We Sat Smoking at a Table...Evening Music; A Light Left On; from Autumn Sonnets; The Snow Light; Moth in the Schoolroom; A Storm of Angels; from A Divorce of Lovers; The Swans; Der Abschied; In Time Like Air; Strangers; III Solitude; Return; Greeting: New Year's Eve, 1937; Where Dream Begins; Christmas Letter to a Psychiatrist, 1970; All Souls; A Hard Death; Burial; Of Grief; My Father's Death; Myself to Me; Winter Carol; Because What I Want Most Is Permanence; Gestalt at Sixty; On Being Given Time; Annunciation; These Were Her Nightly Journeys; Jonah; Humpty Dumpty; The Caged Bird; At Muzot
The comprehensive collection detailing the career of a twentieth-century master In her prolific six-decade career, May Sarton was as at home crafting a novel as she was writing a memoir. However, it was in poetry that Sarton's feelings were laid bare. She was a writer of immense creativity and strength, and created a back catalog of poetry that could rival those of any of her contemporaries. In Selected Poems of May Sarton, a collection from her first forty years of writing, many of the author's classic themes are on display: There are her meditations on solitude, featuring the breathtaking.

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