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Michelle Chan Brown’s Double Agent won the 2012 Kore First Book Award, judged by Bhanu Kapil. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, Cimarron Review, The Missouri Review, Sycamore Review, Witness and others. A chapbook, The Clever Decoys, is available from LATR Editions (2010). A recipient of scholarships and fellowships from Kundiman, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and others, she lives in Washington DC, where she teaches, writes, and edits Drunken Boat. Her site: www.michellechanbrown.com.
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Michelle Chan Brown’s Double Agent won the 2012 Kore First Book Award, judged by Bhanu Kapil. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, Cimarron Review, The Missouri Review, Sycamore Review, Witness and others. A chapbook, The Clever Decoys, is available from LATR Editions (2010). A recipient of scholarships and fellowships from Kundiman, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and others, she lives in Washington DC, where she teaches, writes, and edits Drunken Boat. Her site: www.michellechanbrown.com.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Friday, December 13, 2013

December New Books!

BibliographySorted by Call Number / Author

270.6 H

Hillerbrand, Hans Joachim, ed. The Reformation; : a narrative history related by contemporary observers and participants. [1st ed.]. New York, : Harper & Row, [1964].

270.6 S

Simon, Edith. The Reformation. New York : Time-Life, 1966.

294.5 R

Renou, Louis, 1896-1966, ed. Hinduism. New York, : G. Braziller, 1961.

297.082 W

Williams, John Alden. Islam. New York : G.Braziller, 1962.

299 A

Anesaki, Masaharu, 1873-1949. History of Japanese religion : with special reference to the social and moral life of the nation. Rutland, Vt : Charles E. Tuttle Co, [1963] Second Printing, 1964.

299 B

Black Elk, Wallace H. Black Elk : the sacred ways of a Lakota. 1st HarperCollins pbk. ed. San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, c1991.

303.34 N

Northouse, Peter Guy. Leadership : theory and practice. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, c2007.

304.2 L

Leakey, Richard E. The sixth extinction : patterns of life and the future of humankind. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c1995.

324.9 N

Controversies in voting behavior. 5th ed. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2011.

324.973 H

Heilemann, John, 1966-. Game change : Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the race of a lifetime. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2010.
From two of the best political reporters in the country comes the gripping inside story of the historic 2008 presidential election.

330 G

Common sense economics : what everyone should know about wealth and prosperity. Rev. ed., 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2010.
Poised to become an enduring classic, this book is an intelligent and easy-to-read look at the basics of national and individual economics—information every citizen must know.

330 H

Hazlitt, Henry, 1894-. Economics in one lesson. 50th anniversary ed. San Francisco, CA : Laissez Faire Books, 1996.

331.1 J

Jobs in America. New York, NY : H. W. Wilson, 2006.

333.79 E

Hostetter, Martha, ed. Energy Policy. New York : Wilson Company, 2002.

361.1 B

Best, Joel. Social problems. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2008.

361.1 B

Lowney, Kathleen S. Teaching social problems from a constructionist perspective : a manual to accompany Joel Best’s Social problems. 1st ed. New York ; : W. W. Norton, c2008.

364.135 Z

Zacks, Richard. The pirate hunter : the true story of Captain Kidd. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion/Theia, 2002.

386 W

Muscle Shoals Canal : …life with the Canalers. Second Printing - with supplement 1981. Huntsville, Alabama : Strode Publishers, Inc, 1978.

398 B

Brown, Virginia P. Toting the lead row. Univ. of Ala. Pr., 1981.
1981. 180p illus.

623.74 C

Chant, Chris. Modern Fighter Aircraft : 1945 - Present. New York, New York : Chartwell Books, 2013.

623.74 C

Bombers and Transport Aircraft : 1939 - 1945. New York : Chartwell Books, 2013.

623.74 C

Fighter and Reconnaissance Aircraft : 1939 - 1945. 2013. New York, New York : Chartwell Books, 2013.

623.82 C

Battleships and Aircraft Carriers : 1900 - Present. Weapons of War. New York, New York : Chartwell Books, 2013.

741.5 Y

Yang, Gene Luen. Boxers. 1st ed. New York : First Second, 2013.
In 1898 China, Little Bao has had enough of foreign missionaries and soldiers robbing peasants, and he recruits an army of Boxers to fight to free China from its oppressors.

741.5 Y

Yang, Gene Luen, author, artist. Saints. First edition.
"China, 1898. An unwanted and unwelcome fourth daughter, Four-Girl isn’t even given a proper name by her family when she’s born. She finally finds friendship— and a name, Vibiana — in the most unlikely of places: Christianity. But China is a dangerous place for Christians. The Boxer Rebellion is in full swing, and bands of young men roam the countryside, murdering Westerners and Chinese Christians alike. Torn between her nation and her Christian friends, Vibiana will have to decide where her true loyalties lie— and whether she is willing to die for her faith" — front flap.

741.54 V

Vaughan, Brian K. Y : the last man. Deluxe ed. New York : Vertigo/ DC Comics, c2008-.
Yorick Brown and his pet male monkey learn just how valuable they are when they set out across the planet in search of one specific girl in the wake of a strange plague that has killed every man, boy, and mammal with a Y chromosome—except for them.

741.54 V

Vaughan, Brian K. Y, the last man : the deluxe edition. Deluxe ed. New York : DC Comics, c2010.
In this third volume, Yorick’s unbalanced sister Hero tracks him to San Francisco, only to find him seemingly succumbing to the male-killing plague after losing his still-unused engagement ring to agents of the Setauket Ring. Plus, Yorick, Agent 355 and Dr. Mann ship out across the Pacific to Japan in pursuit of Yorick’s stolen monkey Ampersand, whose innards may hold the key to mankind’s future.

741.54 V

Vaughan, Brian K., author. Y, the last man : the deluxe edition. Deluxe edition.
Deluxe edition volume 2 starts out with One Small Step, where Yorick, Dr. Mann, and Agent 355 learn about possible male survivors on the International Space Station that are about to crash land in the Mid-West. This story arc introduces a couple of new characters, including a sharp-shooting Russian that promises to play a role in future volumes, and strengthens the role of Alter, the Israeli special ops commander that has some seriously big plans for Yorick. The second story arc in this volume is “Comedy and Tragedy”, where we follow a troupe of actors trying to make their mark on the new world by putting on a play about the last man on the planet. This volume finishes with perhaps the most popular story arc in the “Y” library, Safeword. Here the story takes a serious turn toward the dark side with some frankly unsettling scenes of mental and physical torture, disturbing hallucinations and flashbacks, and plenty of bloodshed. The story relates Yorick’s stay with 355’s old friend 711, as well as the gang’s travels across Arizona, where they meet another F’d-up militia group that needs dealing with.

811.54 A

Ashbery, John. The mooring of starting out : the first five books of poetry. Hopewell, N.J : Ecco Press, c1997.
Some trees— Tennis court oath— Rivers and mountains— Double dream of spring— Three poems.

841.914 P

Peuchmaurd, Pierre, author. The nothing bird : selected poems.
Pierre Peuchmaurd (1948-2009) was born in Paris, and became fascinated with surrealism in his teenage years. Though his poetry came to transcend the boundaries of surrealist work—by being both more lyrical and inhabited by more substantial narratives—he never forgot the movement and the artists that first inspired him. This is the first collection of his work in English.

873.01 O

Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. Metamorphoses. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1955.
"Ovid is, after Homer, the single most important source for classical mythology. The Metamorphoses, which he wrote over the six-year period leading up to his exile from Rome in 8 a.d., is the primary source for over two hundred classical legends that survived to the twenty-first century. Many of the most familiar classical myths, including the stories of Apollo and Daphne and Pyramus and Thisbe, come directly from Ovid. The Metamorphoses is a twelve-thousand-line poem, written in dactylic hexameters and arranged loosely in chronological order from the beginning of the universe’s creation to the Augustan Rome of Ovid’s own time. The major theme of the Metamorphoses, as the title suggests, is metamorphosis, or change. Throughout the fifteen books making up the Metamorphoses, the idea of change is pervasive. Gods are continually transforming their own selves and shapes, as well as the shapes and beings of humans. The theme of power is also ever-present in Ovid’s work. The gods as depicted by the Roman poets are wrathful, vengeful, capricious creatures who are forever turning their powers against weaker mortals and half-mortals, especially females. Ovid’s own situation as a poet who was exiled because of Augustus’s capriciousness is thought by many to be reflected in his depictions of the relationships between the gods and humans."—Http://www.enotes.com/metamorphoses-of-ovid (Jan. 24, 2011.).

873.01 O

Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. The Metamorphoses.

873.01 O

Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D. Metamorphoses. Oxford [England] ; : Oxford University Press, [2008], c1986.

874.01 C

Brown, Brandon. The poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus. San Francisco, CA : Krupskaya ;, 2011.

874.01 G

Catullus, Gaius Valerius. The poems of Catullus. Bilingual ed. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2005.

884.01 S

Sappho. If not, winter : fragments of Sappho. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York : Vintage Books, 2003, c2002.

976.873 K

Kiernan, Denise. The girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II. 1st Touchstone hardcover ed. New York : Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, c2013.
Revelation, August 1945 — Everything will be taken care of : train to nowhere, August 1943. Tubealloy : the Bohemian Grove to the Appalachian Hills, September 1942 — Peaches and pearls : the taking of Site X, Fall 1942. Tubealloy : Ida and the atom, 1934 — Through the gates : Clinton Engineer Works, Fall 1943. Tubealloy : Lise and fission, 1938 — Bull pens and creeps : the Project’s welcome for new employees. Tubealloy : Leona and success in Chicago, December 1942 — Only temporary : spring into Summer, 1944. Tubealloy : the quest for product — To work. Tubealloy : the couriers — Rhythms of life. Tubealloy : Security, censorship, and the press — The one about fireflies. Tubealloy : pumpkins, spies, and chicken soup, Fall 1944 — The unspoken : sweethearts and secrets. Tubealloy : combining efforts in the New Year — Curiosity and silence. Tubealloy : the project’s crucial spring — Innocence lost. Tubealloy : hope and the haberdasher, April-May 1945 — Sand jumps in the desert, July 1945 — The gadget revealed — Dawn of a thousand suns — Life in the new age. Kiernan traces the astonishing story of the unsung World War II workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee—one of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities.


Blade runner. Director’s cut, special widescreen ed. Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c1997.
Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos. Ford stars as a tough Los Angeles detective in the year 2019, where his job is to track down genetically engineered androids/robots who are out to control the city.


Primal fear. Widescreen. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Video, c1996.
Richard Gere, Laura Linney, John Mahoney, Alfre Woodard, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton. Martin Vail is chosen to defend an altar boy accused of murdering, mutilating and dismembering an archbishop.

F Agu

Aguirre, Ann. Enclave. 1st ed. New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2011.
In a post-apocalyptic future, Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the ways of the elders may be wrong.

F Agu

Aguirre, Ann. Outpost. 1st ed. New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2012.
Deuce struggles for respect in a new topside town where she is treated like a child and avoided by Fade, a situation that compels her to volunteer for patrol duty and protect topside citizens from an unexpected upsurge in Freak activity.

F Agu

Aguirre, Ann, author. Horde.
Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they’re not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them.

F Cor

Cormier, Robert. Fade. 1st Delacorte Press trade pbk. ed. New York : Delacorte Press, 2004, c1988.
Paul Moreaux, the thirteen-year-old son of French Canadian immigrants, inherits the ability to become invisible, but his power soon leads to destruction.

F Dam

Damico, Gina. Croak. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
A delinquent sixteen-year-old girl is sent to live with her uncle for the summer, only to learn that he is a Grim Reaper who wants to teach her the family business.

F Dam

Damico, Gina. Rogue.
Uncle Mort rounds up sixteen-year-old Lex, the other Junior Grims, and Grotton, the most powerful Grim of all time, for a journey to Necropolis, where only an impossible choice can save the Afterlife from destruction.

F Dam

Damico, Gina. Scorch. Boston : Graphia, 2012.
Sixteen-year-old grim reaper Lex Bartleby tries to redeem herself among her fellow Grims by finding renegade Zara, who is indiscriminately damning souls, and stopping her once and for all.

F Doc

Doctorow, Cory. For the win. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2010.
In a future where poor children and teenagers work for corrupt bosses as gold farmers, finding valuable items inside massively-multiplayer online games, a small group of teenagers work to unionize and escape this near-slavery.

F Doc

Doctorow, Cory. Homeland. 1st ed. New York : Tor Teen, 2013.
When Marcus, once called M1k3y, receives a thumbdrive containing evidence of corporate and governmental treachery, his job, fame, family, and well-being, as well as his reform-minded employer’s election campaign, are all endangered.


DuPrau, Jeanne. The city of Ember. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2003.
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.


DuPrau, Jeanne. The people of Sparks. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Random House, 2005, c2004.
Having escaped to the Unknown Regions, Lina and the others seek help from the village people of Sparks.

F Far

Farland, David. Nightingale. Deluxe hardcover ed. New York : East India Press, c2011.
"Bron Jones was abandoned as a newborn. Thrown into foster care, he is rejected by one family after another, until he meets Olivia, a gifted and devoted high-school teacher who recognizes him for what he really is—what her people call a "nightingale." But Bron isn’t ready to learn the truth. There are secrets that have been hidden from mankind for hundreds of thousands o f years, secrets that should remain hidden. Some things are too dangerous to know. Bron’s secrets may be the most dangerous of all."—Dust jacket.

F Far

Farmer, Nancy, 1941-. The house of the scorpion. lst Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2004, c2002.
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.


McCann, Colum, 1965-. Dancer : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Metropolitan Books, 2003.
From the acclaimed author of This Side of Brightness, the epic life and times of Rudolf Nureyev, reimagined in a dazzlingly inventive masterpiece-published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Nureyev’s death A Russian peasant who became an international legend, a Cold War exile who inspired millions, an artist whose name stood for genius, sex, and excess-the magnificence of Rudolf Nureyev’s life and work are known, but now Colum McCann, in his most daring novel yet, reinvents this erotically charged figure through the light he cast on those who knew him. Taking his inspiration from the biographical facts, McCann tells the story through a chorus of voices: there is Anna Vasileva, Rudi’s first ballet teacher, who rescues her protégé from the stunted life of his town; Yulia, whose sexual and artistic ambitions are thwarted by her Soviet-sanctioned marriage; and Victor, the Venezuelan hustler, who reveals the lurid underside of the gay celebrity set. Spanning four decades and many worlds, from the horrors of Stalingrad to the wild abandon of New York in the eighties, Dancer is peopled by a large cast of characters, obscure and famous: doormen and shoemakers, Margot Fonteyn and John Lennon. And at the heart of the spectacle stands the artist himself, willful, lustful, and driven by a never-to-be-met need for perfection. In ecstatic prose, McCann evokes the distinct consciousness of the man and the glittering reflection of the myth. The result is a monumental story of love, art, and exile.


McNeal, Tom. Far far away. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013.
"When Jeremy Johnson Johnson’s strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate, Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown"—.

F Nix

Nix, Garth. Abhorsen. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Eos, 2004, c2003.
Lirael, the young Second Assistant Librarian of the Clayr, is abruptly transformed into the Abhorsen-in-Waiting—a future guardian of the border between life and death—and immediately finds the fate of all life in her hands.

F Nix

Nix, Garth. Sabriel. New York. : Eos (Harper Collins), 1995.
Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.

F Nix

Nix, Garth. Lirael, daughter of the Clayr. 1st Harper Trophy ed. New York, NY : HarperTrophy, 2002, c2001.
When a dangerous necromancer threatens to unleash a long-buried evil, Lirael and Prince Sameth are drawn into a battle to save the Old Kingdom and reveal their true destinies.

F Per

Peretti, Frank. This Present darkness / Piercing the Darkness. New York : Inspirational Press, 1997.
Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a pastor begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous plot to subjugate the townspeople—and eventually the entire human race. A riveting thriller, This Present Darkness offers a fascinating glimpse into the unseen world of spiritual warfare. It all begins in Bacon’s corner, a tiny farming community far from the interstate. An attempted murder, a suspicious case of mistaken identity, and a ruthless lawsuit against a struggling Christian school threaten the peace of the small town. Sally Beth Roe, a young loner, finds herself in the middle of events beyond her control, fleeing for her life while trying to recall her dark past. She doesn’t realize that a demonic army is growing in power and that a spiritual battle is rapidly approaching. This companion volume to This Present Darkness offers readers a new perspective on spiritual warfare, prayer, and the seemingly coincidental events of our lives. It has sold over 2 million copies.

F Pri

Priest, Cherie. Boneshaker. New York : Tor, c2009.
Sixteen years after inventor Leviticus Blue was commissioned by Russian prospectors to design a drill powerful enough to break through Alaska’s ice—which destroyed a section of downtown Seattle and unearthed a toxic gas that turned people into zombies—Blue’s teenage son Ezekiel will need his mother’s help to survive when he sneaks under the wall that keeps the undead confined within the city on a secret quest to rewrite history.

F Ros

Rosoff, Meg, author. Picture me gone.
Twelve-year-old Mila travels with her father to upstate New York to visit friends and family, who may lead them to clues to the whereabouts of her father’s best friend, who has gone missing.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Most popular books at Springs this month

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