New Arrivals · Downloadable E-Books

October 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Every day is for the thief [electronic resource] : fiction

October 24, 2014
Cole, Teju.
New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2014.
1 online resource
"Visiting Lagos after many years away, Teju Cole's unnamed narrator rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local. A young writer uncertain of what he wants to say, the man moves through tableaus of life in one of the most dynamic cities in the world: he hears the muezzin's call to prayer in the early morning light, and listens to John Coltrane during the late afternoon heat. He witnesses teenagers diligently perpetrating e-mail frauds from internet cafes, longs after a woman reading Michael Ondaatje on a public bus, and visits the impoverished National Museum. Along the way, he reconnects with old school friends and his family, who force him to ask himself profound questions of personal and national history. Over long, wandering days, the narrator compares present-day Lagos to the Lagos of his memory, and in doing so reveals changes that have taken place in himself. Just as Open City uses New York to reveal layers of the narrator's soul, in Every Day is for the Thief the complex, beautiful, generous, and corrupt city of Lagos exposes truths about our protagonist, and ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.

FDR's funeral train [electronic resource] : a betrayed widow, a Soviet spy, and a presidency in the balance

October 24, 2014
Klara, Robert.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010.
1 online resource

Faith of my fathers [electronic resource]

October 24, 2014
McCain, John, 1936-
New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2000.
1 online resource
John McCain is one of the most admired leaders in the United States government, but his deeply felt memoir of family and war is not a political one and ends before his election to Congress. With candor and ennobling power, McCain tells a story that, in the words of Newsweek, "makes the other presidential candidates look like pygmies." John McCain learned about life and honor from his grandfather and father, both four-star admirals in the U.S. Navy. This is a memoir about their lives, their heroism, and the ways that sons are shaped and enriched by their fathers. John McCain's grandfather was a gaunt, hawk-faced man known as Slew by his fellow officers and affectionately, as Popeye by the sailors who served under him. McCain Sr. played the horses, drank bourbon and water, and rolled his own cigarettes with one hand. More significant, he was one of the navy's greatest commanders, and led the strongest aircraft carrier force of the Third Fleet in key battles during World War II. John McCain's father followed a similar path, equally distinguished by heroic service in the navy, as a submarine commander during World War II. McCain Jr. was a slightly built man, but like his father, he earned the respect and affection of his men. He, too, rose to the rank of four-star admiral, making the McCains the first family in American history to achieve that distinction. McCain Jr.'s final assignment was as commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. It was in the Vietnam War that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and seriously injured. When Vietnamese military officers realized he was the son of a top commander, they offered McCain early release in an effort to embarrass the United States. Acting from a sense of honor taught him by his father and the U.S. Naval Academy, McCain refused the offer. He was tortured, held in solitary confinement, and imprisoned for five and a half years. Faith of My Fathers is about what McCain learned from his grandfather and father, and how their example enabled him to survive those hard years. It is a story of three imperfect men who faced adversity and emerged with their honor intact. Ultimately, Faith of My Fathers shows us, with great feeling and appreciation, what fathers give to their sons, and what endures.

Full circle [electronic resource]

October 24, 2014
Tiernan, Cate.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2009.
1 online resource
Hunter, Morgan, and Alisa are witches in turmoil--Hunter feels stifled in his small town, Morgan is afraid of losing him, and Alisa is afraid of her witch powers. Now they must work alone to defeat the fears they face.

Gut Instinct [electronic resource] : A Taskforce Story, featuring an exclusive excerpt from THE WIDOW'S STRIKE (A Penguin Special from Dutton)

October 24, 2014
Taylor, Brad.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2013.
1 online resource
Fresh off of a brutal mission with the Taskforce—a top secret counter-terrorist unit that operates outside the bounds of U.S. law—Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are still dealing with its aftereffects. With his injuries on the mend, Pike is forced to let Jennifer take the lead when another Taskforce team asks for her help. But when her stint spying on two women suspected of involvement in a terrorist plot leads her in another direction, the team leader won't take her seriously. Butting heads with him costs them credibility, but Jennifer won't let it go. Determined to uncover the true target, Pike must trust Jennifer's instincts more than ever. Being wrong means risking their reputations and future with the Taskforce, but being right means averting a threat that nobody else can see. A threat that may be bigger than they can handle.

Life on the color line [electronic resource] : the true story of a white boy who discovered he was black

October 24, 2014
Williams, Gregory Howard.
New York : Penguin Group US, 1996.
1 online resource
The open house cafe -- The midas touch -- "Captain of My Soul" -- Rooster -- Learning how to be niggers -- Bob and weave -- "Saved" -- Hustling -- Politics and race -- The color line -- Accept the things I cannot change -- Choices -- Go for it! -- Big shoulders -- Persistence -- Teammates -- "Born in the wilderness and suckled by a boar" -- State of Indiana v. Gregory H. Williams -- Mike : Like a moth to flames -- Tottering kingdoms and crumbling empires -- Your truly mother
Williams tells the story, too, of the divergent paths he and his brother eventually took, one defying the odds and the advice of teachers and counselors to become a lawyer, the other succumbing to the lure of fun, flash, and the quick buck. Life on the Color Line is a uniquely important book. It is a compelling drama of a man straddling two worlds and two heritages, and a wonderfully inspiring testament of purpose, perseverance, and human triumph

Hush little baby [electronic resource] : [a novel]

October 24, 2014
Redfearn, Suzanne.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
1 online resource
"If I stay, he will kill me. If I leave, he'll destroy Addie and Drew." Jillian Kane appears to have it all--a successful career, a gorgeous home, a loving husband, and two wonderful children. The reality behind closed doors is something else entirely. For nine years, she has hid the bruises and the truth of her abusive marriage in order to protect Addie and Drew, knowing, if she left, Gordon would destroy her--destroy them. When, in an act of desperation, she flees, her worst nightmare is realized, and she finds herself on the run with her two young children, no money, and no plan. With Gordon in hot pursuit, there is only one inescapable certainty: No matter where she goes, he will find her. Kill her. And take her children. A riveting page-turner, HUSH LITTLE BABY exposes the shame and terror of domestic violence as well as the disturbing role manipulation and sabotage can play in the high-stakes game of child custody. Suspenseful and unforgettably moving, it's a novel about the unbreakable bonds of family and the astounding, terrifying devotion of a mother's love.

The New York Times Book of World War II 1939-1945 [electronic resource] : The Coverage from the Battlefield to the Home Front.

October 24, 2014
The New York Times.
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2013.
1 online resource
Experience the history, politics, and tragedy of World War II as never before seen through the original, often firsthand daily reportage of The New York Times , our country's newspaper of record. The Times' complete coverage of World War II is now available for the first time in this unique package. Hundreds of the most riveting articles from the archives of the Times including firsthand accounts of major events and little-known anecdotes have been selected for inclusion in The New York Times: The Complete World War II . The book covers the biggest battles of the war, from the Battle of the Bulge to the Battle of Iwo Jima, as well as moving stories from the home front and profiles of noted leaders and heroes such as Winston Churchill and George Patton. A respected World War II historian and writer, editor Richard Overy guides readers through the articles, putting the events into historical context. The enclosed DVD-ROM gives access to more day-by-day coverage of World War II in The New York Times from the invasion of Poland to V-J day with access to over 98,000 articles. Beautifully designed and illustrated with hundreds of maps and historical photographs, it's the perfect gift for any war, politics, or history buff.

The office of desire [electronic resource]

October 24, 2014
Moody, Martha.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2007.
1 online resource
Having developed a close friendship through their work at an Ohio medical practice, Alicia, Brice, and Caroline find their personal and professional dynamics dramatically shifting when Alicia begins an affair with one of their employers.

Playful parenting [electronic resource] : a bold new way to nurture close connections, solve behavior problems, and encourage children's confidence

October 24, 2014
Cohen, Lawrence J., Ph. D.
New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2008.
1 online resource
Encourages parents to be adventurous and playful in order to raise strong and confident children, exploring play as a way for parents and children to express feelings, explore the world, relieve stress, and form close bonds.

Not my father's son [electronic resource] : a memoir

October 24, 2014
Cumming, Alan, 1965- author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 online resource
The acclaimed actor profiles his turbulent relationship with his father and discusses his 2010 appearance in a celebrity genealogy show to solve the disappearance of a WWII hero grandparent and his discovery of astounding family secrets.

Rowdy [electronic resource] : a marked men novel

October 24, 2014
Crownover, Jay.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 online resource
"The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances. After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol' boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn't going to let himself trust a woman again. But that's before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who's suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned. Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun--a world of unhappiness she couldn't wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who'd been head over heels in love with her little sister.Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly--until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good"-- Provided by publisher.

The seventh scroll [electronic resource]

October 24, 2014
Smith, Wilbur A
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
1 online resource

Summer's moon [electronic resource]

October 24, 2014
Baker, Lacey, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
1 online resource
One charming B&B. Six grandchildren. One litter of puppies... te late, great Mary Janet Cantrell hoped that her family would return to their hometown and find comfort, happiness--and maybe even love. But what will it take for her wishes to come true?

Unenchanted [electronic resource] : an unfortunate fairy tale

October 24, 2014
Hahn, Chanda.
Los Gatos : Chanda Hahn, 2011.
1 online resource
"Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crushes' life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business ; which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it's next fairy-tale victim. To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end."--from p. [4] of cover.

What a Woman Gets [electronic resource]

October 24, 2014
Fennell, Judi.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2014.
1 online resource

What a reckless rogue needs [electronic resource]

October 24, 2014
Dreiling, Vicky.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
1 online resource
"Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, has no desire to wed, this season or any other. So when his father demands he give up his wild ways and take a wife, Colin refuses. But his father raises the stakes and threatens to sell the ancestral home if Colin doesn't comply. Now Colin has no choice but to find a wife. Unfortunately, the only woman he wants is the one whose heart he broke years ago. Regardless of the ton's whispers, Lady Angeline Brenham won't settle for anything less than true love. After rejecting more than her share of suitable suitors, spinsterhood looms before her--until the devilishly handsome Colin reappears in her life with a proposition. Angeline vows to keep her feet on the ground and her heart in check. That is, until one searing kiss melts her resolve and reignites a burning desire for more..."--P. [4] of cover.

Snow like ashes [electronic resource]

October 24, 2014
Raasch, Sara.
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 online resource
Orphaned Meira, a fierce chakram-wielding warrior from the Kingdom of Winter, must struggle to free her people from the tyranny of an opposing kingdom while also protecting her own destiny.

You can run-- [electronic resource]

October 24, 2014
Thompson, Carlene.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
1 online resource

Where I belong [electronic resource] : from small town to Great Big Sea

October 24, 2014
Doyle, Alan, 1969-, author.
New York : Doubleday Canada, 2014.
1 online resource

I am an emotional creature [electronic resource] : the secret life of girls around the world

October 24, 2014
Ensler, Eve, 1953-
New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2010.
1 online resource

Group f.64 [electronic resource] : Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the community of artists who revolutionized American photography

October 24, 2014
Alinder, Mary Street, 1946-
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.
1 online resource

Alena [electronic resource] : a novel

October 24, 2014
Pastan, Rachel.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2014.
1 online resource
"A contemporary retelling of Daphne du Maurier's gripping and iconic novel Rebecca, ALENA tells the story of a bright young curator who finds herself haunted by the legacy of her predecessor at a small, cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod"-- Provided by publisher.

Reckoning [electronic resource]

October 24, 2014
Tiernan, Cate.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2009.
1 online resource
Morgan, Hunter, and a surprising new ally join together to fight a battle that will test their powers more than any of them can imagine.

The uplift war [electronic resource]

October 24, 2014
Brin, David.
New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2009.
1 online resource
Earth has been allowed to colonize the planet Garth only because its previous occupants went berserk and wiped out virtually all life there. But now humans, chimps, and their alien allies on Garth are being held hostage in a conflict that could affect the fate of the entire Five Galaxies.

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