New Arrivals · Downloadable E-Books

October 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dream school [electronic resource]

October 21, 2014
Nelson, Blake, 1960-
New York : Figment, 2011.
1 online resource
"Andrea Marr, the heroine of the bestselling novel Girl, is back. And headed to college. Imagining a typical "J. Crew/college catalog" experience, Andrea leaves Portland to attend prestigious Wellington College in Connecticut. Surrounded by the best and the brightest, she works hard to adjust and keep up. But Andrea has a way finding her own people--not the well-heeled and well-scrubbed--but the weird, the wild, and the brilliant. It isn't long before her college career veers wildly off course. Suddenly her entire future is in question. But in her darkest hour, Andrea will find the key to her destiny

Atlantia [electronic resource] : a novel

October 21, 2014
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite, author.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2014.
1 online resource
"Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia for life in the Above; however, when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded below where she must find a way to unlock the secrets of the siren voice she has long hidden and save Atlantia from destruction"-- Provided by publisher.

Comes the night [electronic resource]

October 21, 2014
Wilson, Norah.
Los Gatos : Norah Wilson, 2012.
1 online resource
Alex Robbins, Brooke Saunders and Maryanne Hemlock could not be more different, yet they all have something in common—deep and soul-searing pain. They are also all students at Streep Academy, a boarding school just one step away from juvie, where they've come to complete high school. In the forbidden attic of the old Victorian house-turned-residence, the girls discover the diary of Connie Harvell, a young woman who was confined and abused there some 50 years ago. In the end, Connie's attic prison couldn't hold her—not completely. She found a way out. At least a dark part of her did. And after reading her diary, the girls discover they can escape at will too. A terrifying, thrilling flight from their bodies and their troubles. But God help them, their pain isn't all they leave behind when they join with the night. And God help anyone who's wronged them.

Words of encouragement [electronic resource] : a girl's guide to 1 Thessalonians

October 21, 2014
Shellenberger, Susie.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2005.
1 online resource
First Thessalonians was written to a people bombarded with sensual images and pleasures from the world. Paul's advice to these people, so young in their faith, contains profound truth that is just as relevant today as it was back then. In a world that is attacking minds with the same sexually explicit messages, Thessalonians couldn't be more pertinent. Now, Words of Encouragement brings these words of wisdom in a form that teenage girls will find irresistible. The study brings Thessalonians to life with contemporary language, stories, discussion questions, and journaling opportunities to coincide with Scripture itself. This study is attractive not only because of its colorful dialogue and format, but because of its incredibly affordable price as well.

Captive [electronic resource]

October 21, 2014
Carter, Aimée, 1986-
Toronto, Ontario : Harlequin, 2014.
1 online resource
For the past two months, Kitty Doe's life has been a lie. Forced to impersonate Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, in a hostile meritocracy on the verge of revolution, Kitty sees her frustration grow as her trust in her fake fiancé cracks, her real boyfriend is forbidden and the Blackcoat rebels she is secretly supporting keep her in the dark more than ever. But in the midst of discovering that her role in the Hart family may not be as coincidental as she thought, she's accused of treason and is forced to face her greatest fear: Elsewhere. A prison where no one can escape. As one shocking revelation leads to the next, Kitty learns the hard way that she can trust no one, not even the people she thought were on her side. With her back against the wall, Kitty wants to believe she'll do whatever it takes to support the rebellion she believes in--but is she prepared to pay the ultimate price?

Norwood, her homes and her people [electronic resource] : pleasant places in the gem of the highlands. A historical sketch of the liveliest member of Cincinnati's suburban family

October 21, 2014
Mulford, Ren.
[Cincinnati] : [Press Knight & Co.], 1894.
1 online resource (88 pages) : illustrations (including portraits)
Advertising matter: p. 57-88.

Art work of Cincinnati

October 21, 2014
Chicago : W.H. Parish Publishing Co., 1893.
1 online resource (19 unnumbered leaves and 71 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations.
Chiefly views of Cincinnati: Historical sketch of Cincinnati by George McLaughlin.

The waterboys [electronic resource]

October 20, 2014
Docker, Peter, 1964-
North Fremantle : Fremantle Press, 2011.
1 online resource (462 pages)
Conway inhabits an apocalyptic future in a continent caught up in a violent struggle for control of water. He is a whitefulla whose heart and spiritual connections are black.

Wavelength [electronic resource]

October 20, 2014
Betts, A. J., 1975-
Fremantle, W.A. : Fremantle Press, 2010.
1 online resource.
Dedication; Title page; Stress =Force/Area; Weight = Mass x Gravity; Impulse = Force x Time; Newton's First Law of Motion:In the absence of a net force, a body isat rest or moves in a straight line withconstant speed.; Refraction:The change in direction of a wave dueto a change of speed.; Earth's gravity = 9.81 m/sec2; Newton's Second Law of Motion:Force equals Mass x Acceleration(F = ma).; Pascal's Principle:Pressure exerted anywhere in aconfined fluid is transmitted equally inall directions throughout the fluid.
Oliver's world has shrunk. It's all about Year 12 finals. It's about that magic 80% average he needs to get into uni, get his dream job and get cashed up. If only he can find a quiet place to study - away from the chaos and mess of living with two small kids and his Mum's booming muffin business. A study break in a small coastal town seems just the ticket. But Sunny Haven Recreation and Leisure Centre is like some weird parallel universe. He arrives cashless, bookless, phoneless and fuming in the back of his Dad's clapped out Cortina only to find his new study space is home to an array of elde.

What is left over, after [electronic resource]

October 20, 2014
Lester, Natasha, 1973-
North Fremantle : Fremantle Press, 2010.
1 online resource (233 pages)
When it comes to love, Gaelle is careful. But when it comes to friendship, her heart betrays her in unexpected ways. Fleeing her life with little more than her clothes, her camera and her cosmetics, Gaelle finds herself washed up in the seaside town of Siesta Park. There she meets thirteen-year-old Selena whose friendship, unlooked for and unwanted, helps Gaelle face the legacy of a childhood overshadowed by a charismatic but unreliable mother.

The second : a novel about spirtuality, religion, and politics

October 20, 2014
Cooper, Alan John, 1950- author.
Holstein, Ontario : Exile Editions, [2013]
1 online resource (viii, 570 pages)
Belief as upbringing, belief as social fact, belief as a species of American Christian fundamentalism: The Second is a work of nonreligious religious fiction that engages all the markers of religion, with belief as the core of a modern-day American Gothic in which a trinity of characters clash over the complex ideologies that shape politics, religion, and spirituality. The vibrant, French Canadian Chantellea woman who promotes a spirituality based on principles and not traditional dogmamust balance her rocky romance with an aspiring half-Jewish architect, the continuing embrace with her activism, and a connection to a New York organization run by a secretive anti-Semite. But, such a caustic entanglement creates a situation ripe for a devastating conclusion, as the religious more frequently lean toward evil over good, the novel's characters ultimately confronting their individual identities through the realization of just how hard it is to make belief believable.

My dog gave me the clap [electronic resource]

October 20, 2014
Morris, Adam.
North Fremantle : Fremantle Press, 2011.
1 online resource (187 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
My Dog Gave Me The Clap is a discomforting, in your face, compelling and funny book about masculine identity and missed epiphanies.

Olympus confidential [electronic resource]

October 20, 2014
Warren, Robert B.
Chicago : Dragonfairy Press, 2014.
1 online resource (499 pages).
When a band of super-powered humans stirs up trouble in New Olympia, Zeus knows just who to call. Wisecracking private investigator Plato Jones is used to cleaning up the gods' messes. But this might be his most dangerous case yet, placing him deep behind enemy lines, in Tartarus Maximum Security Penitentiary. After infiltrating the enemy's organization, Plato inches closer to the truth. But he learns a hard lesson along the way: to defeat a villain, he might have to become one himself. Olympus Confidential skillfully weaves humor and Greek mythology into a fast-paced fantasy adventure.

Confessions of a self-help writer : the journal of Michael Enzo

October 20, 2014
DeHaven, Benjamin W., author.
Midlothian, VA : Lagniappe Publishing, 2014.
1 online resource (176 pages)
A ghost, a philanthropist, a con man, a devout Catholic, a gigolo, a savior, an heir, a common man, and an addict are just some of the words used to describe Michael Enzo, who some sources credit with ghost-writing more than 108 self-help books on behalf of celebrities, politicians and business leaders. After failing to make what he considered to be a positive impact on society he began to destroy those closest to him including Benjamin DeHaven, the author of this book, and former collaborator. Defrauding an industry for almost 20 years by exploiting people's insecurities and profiting from them, more than likely these friends contributed more to the field of self-help, while profiting from it, than they will ever know. Believing they could only understand people's problems by suffering along with them, they lived on the razor's edge. If you've ever picked up a tell-all biography of a celebrity or a title from the self-help section at the bookstore, certainly you would question the source. This is an inside look at the mind of Michael Enzo and it is the author's hope that people will start helping themselves again after reading it. Discover what turns someone from preaching salvation towards seeking its destruction. You won't believe this could be true.

Sassy knit outfits [electronic resource] : for 18-inch dolls

October 20, 2014
Kussrow-Larsen, Jeanne.
Berne, IN : Annie's, 2014.
1 online resource : illustrations
Implementing a philosophy of frugality in low-cost knitting, this book contains quick knitting projects for creating clothes for 18-inch dolls. Each project uses Caron Simply Soft Light, an inexpensive acrylic yarn that drapes attractively, giving beautiful results without a high price tag. The patterns knit up quickly, require a minimal number of same-size tools, and have few seams, thus saving time as well as money. There are few closures to challenge small fingers, and knitters get the satisfaction of creating unique garments that are attractive yet durable, serviceable, and sure to please small loved ones.

The eternal enemy.

October 20, 2014
Berlyn, Michael.
1 online resource.
“Unable to comply with an insane spaceship commander’s decision to destroy a harmless race of intelligent beings known as habers, xenobiologist Markos flees from his crewmates and dies in a planetside crash—only to reawaken in an alien body for the purpose of teaching the habers the meaning of ‘War.’ Berlyn uses human and alien viewpoints skillfully to explore the many faces of conflict in this unusual and thoughtful sf adventure.” — Library Journal

I watch you

October 20, 2014
Cao, Irene.
[Place of publication not identified] : RCS Libri, 2014.
1 online resource (298 pages)
What do you do when your greatest temptation is a dangerously handsome and alluring man? Elena works as an art restorer in Venice, and is in the process of bringing an old fresco to light in a historic palazzo. Art is her world, along with her best friend, Gaia, and Filippo, an old pal who she thinks just might be her new love . . . until Leonardo comes along. A chef with a tempestuous spirit, Leonardo is in Venice to launch a new restaurant, and he pushes all of Elena’s buttons—good and bad. As Leonardo awakens Elena’s senses, she faces the difficult yet exciting choice between the safety Filippo promises and the danger of Leonardo’s embrace. I Watch You is part one of a bestselling erotic trilogy that proves Italians definitely do it better.

West of Guam : the complete cases of Jo Gar from the pages of Black Mask

October 20, 2014
Whitfield, Raoul.
[Place of publication not identified] : Road, 2014.
1 online resource (612 pages)
Twenty-four stories starring one of the most unique pulp detectives of all time In a hot, cramped office not far from the Pasig River, an ingenious investigator waits for clients. Younger than he appears, with gray hair and squinting eyes, he is Jo Gar, the half-Filipino Island Detective whose intuition makes him one of the sharpest sleuths in either hemisphere. From the back alleys of Manila to the docks of San Francisco, he tracks killers, unmasks liars, and outwits thieves. Although he appears harmless, this tropical PI is not afraid to pull a knife or squeeze the trigger on his army-issue Colt .45. Based on Raoul Whitfield’s childhood experiences in the Philippines, Jo Gar is a rarity of his era: an Asian sleuth who defies the stereotypes of Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan. Gar is one of the most brilliant creations ever to step from the pages of Black Mask .

Breaking Point

October 20, 2014
Gunn, James.
New York : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (299 pages)
Although the short stories in this collection take place in the distant future and within fictional landscapes, the themes that James Gunn examines are the perpetual issues of the human race. These stories revolve around the testing of man's true character--a problem that Gunn, through his powerful plot construction, proves is universal.

Elusive Lovers

October 20, 2014
Chadwick, Elizabeth, 1934-
New York : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (448 pages)
One passionate moment has ruined Kristin Taube's pristine reputation. Now Jack Cameron owes her the innocence he stole away when he snatched that first kiss. When Kristin flees her home to begin a new life as an artist, Jack will follow her to the ends of the earth to unlock the secrets of the heart he roused from its slumber.

A mortal glamour

October 20, 2014
Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn, 1942- author.
1 online resource (320 pages)
“One of the most perverse stories you have ever written, A Mortal Glamour is among the best revelations of the difference between good and evil in fiction,” said Douglas Clegg to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro when the novel first came out. Set in southern France at the end of the three pandemics of Black Plague that ravaged Europe in the second half of the fourteenth century, the convent at Saunt-Vitre-lo-Sur shows in miniature the collapse of medieval society, and the chaos an incubus/succubus demon brings to nuns and courtiers alike.

A Baroque Fable

October 20, 2014
Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn.
New York : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (243 pages)
This novel takes readers on a romp through a fantasyland of star-crossed lovers, bumbling heroes, wicked witches, and dragons (one of whom, our heroine, Esmeralda, started out as a human but got caught up in a witch’s curse.) Lighthearted adventure with a seemingly never-ending cast of strange and whimsical characters working at cross-purposes and together creates a world of little consequence and frothy entertainment.

Harvard 1914

October 20, 2014
Jordan, Allegra, author.
Naperville : Sourcebooks, 2014.
1 online resource
On the eve of WWI, two students fall in love in Harvard's hallowed halls and must face a world at war from opposing sides Helen Windship Brooks is struggling to find herself at the world-renowned Harvard-Radcliffe University when brooding German poet Wils bursts into her life. As they fall deeply in love on the brink of WWI, anti-German sentiments mount and Wils' future at Harvard-and in America-is in increasing danger. When Wils is called to fight for the Kaiser, Helen must decide if she is ready to fight her own battle for what she loves most. From Harvard's hallowed halls to Belgium's war-ravaged battlefields, The End of Innocence is a powerful new vision of finding love and hope in a violent, broken world.

Shoot the Money.

October 20, 2014
Wiltz, Chris.
New York : Open Road Media, 2014.
1 online resource (276 pages)
From the author of The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld comes an edgy novel, a racy gumbo of suspense, comedy, and sisters in crime. Karen and Raynie are roommates hiding from sticky pasts. When vengeful gangsters and old boyfriends descend, Karen can’t hide from the Miami thug who wants his money back, and Raynie’s would-be rapist gets a gun and goes on a rampage. To top it off, Karen’s boss, LaDonna, has a young lover with a new and dangerous idea. The three women unite to face the repercussions of the stolen money and the violence that ensues. From Mamou to Miami to New Orleans, money and friendship are at the heart of Shoot the Money as it explores women’s desires for big bucks. They see what money does to those who have it, lose it, pursue it, or steal it—and what happens when they try a little revenge on their rapid chase toward a better life. They’ve got the money, they’re smart, and they’re daring. And they’ve got a gun. They could whip it out and shoot somebody, but that would be way too easy.

Midnight court, and other poems [electronic resource]

October 20, 2014
Merriman, Brian.
New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
1 online resource.
A bawdy and boisterous poem of Ireland, translated by one of its most distinguished literary sons As a teacher and translator of Irish verse, Frank O'Connor brought to the world's attention many fine poems from his native land, few as enduring--and none as controversial--as Brian Merriman's The Midnight Court. An eighteenth-century masterpiece widely recognized as the greatest comic poem in Irish literature, The Midnight Court is a hilarious and insightful take on the battle of the sexes. In the court of a fairy queen, the men and women of Ireland air their grievances with one another. The competing lists of complaints are as long as they are uproarious, and when the queen rules in favor of the women, all young Irish bachelors are doomed to a terrible fate: marriage. The Midnight Court has now taken its rightful place in the Irish literary canon, but when O'Connor's English translation was first published in 1945, the Irish government banned it as obscene. In a delicious irony that might have been lifted from one of O'Connor's short stories, the Gaelic original met with no censure. Here, as it first appeared, is Frank O'Connor's faithful, funny, and eloquent translation of one of the most important works in Irish literature.

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