Call number: FIC TAP
But this savage murder is only the first and Brady is soon trying to find the connection between these long ago friends and the savage murders dogging their family. (From B&N)
Call number: FIC TAP
Call number: FIC CHA
Roller skates and crime don’t mix, or do they? In Charbonneau’s fresh, funny debut they most certainly do. When Chicago mortgage broker Rebecca Robbins returns to her hometown of Indian Falls, Ill., to sell the roller rink she’s inherited, she’s dismayed to learn that handyman Mack Murphy has turned up dead, his head in one of the rink’s toilets. A bottle of prescription pills on the floor near Mack’s body suggests suicide, but medical examiner Doc Truman suspects murder, and the race is on to catch the killer.
The colorful cast of eccentrics includes Rebecca’s frisky grandfather, Pop, and Lionel Franklin, a sexy veterinarian who owns an especially entertaining camel named Elwood, a retired circus performer. Though she yearns to go back to Chicago, Rebecca ultimately realizes she might have to stay longer in Indian Falls, just in case a skating sleuth is needed. Author tour. (By Publishers Weekly from B&N)
Call number: BJ 1533 .C9 G65
Have you noticed that things aren’t as civil as they once were? Or that rudeness is no longer an exception but a lifestyle? Sure you have. All you need to do is set foot outside your door to see that bad manners are taking over everywhere. People are yakking on cell phones in restaurants, even at church. Folks in carpools wear enough cologne to make our eyes bleed. Complete strangers think it’s OK to rub a pregnant lady’s belly. Passengers abuse flight attendants, family outings to the ball park are ruined by rowdy drunks a congressman heckled the President of the United States.
Well, Whoopi Goldberg has noticed all this and more and asked herself, “Is it just me?” Unleashing her trademark irreverence and humor, her new book of observations takes a funny and excruciatingly honest look at how a loss of civility is messing with the quality of life for all of us.
So if your pet peeve is folks who talk in movie theaters like it was their living room, or if you get bugged by people clipping their nails and performing other personal hygiene next to you on the bus, or if you cringe when “please” and “thank you” get replaced by “gimme” and “huh?” . . . you have found a kindred spirit. Because Whoopi has witnessed the growing disrespect and rudeness in our lives and realized she is not alone. And, as you’ll discover in these pages, neither are you. (From B&N)
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Call number: HV6626.2 .B254 2004
Mothers in physically or emotionally abusive relationships ask themselves these questions every day. Here, a counselor reveals how abusers interact with and manipulate children-and how mothers can help their children recover from the trauma of witnessing abuse.
This book, the first ever of its kind, shows mothers how to:
– Protect children and help them heal emotionally
– Provide love, support, and positive role models, even in the midst of abuse
– Increase their chances of winning custody
– Help their kids feel good about themselves (From Google Books)
Call number: HV5840.M4 V85
Amexica is a street-level portrait of the extraordinary terror unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border–“a country in its own right, which belongs to both the United States and Mexico, yet neither”–as the narco-war escalates to a fever pitch. In 2009, after reporting from the border for many years, journalist Ed Vulliamy traveled the frontier from the Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico, from Tijuana to Matamoros, a kaleidoscopic landscape of corruption and all-out civil war, but also of beauty and joy and resilience. He describes in detail how the narco gangs work; the smuggling of people, weapons, and drugs back and forth across the border; middle-class flight from Mexico and an American celebrity culture that is feeding the violence; the interrelated economies of drugs and the maquiladora factories; and the ruthless, systematic murder of young women in Ciudad Juarez. Heroes, villains, and victims all come to life in this singular book.–From publisher description.
Call number: HQ1236 .W652652 2010
Offers contemporary perspectives on political, environmental, social and health issues culled from primary source materials, international magazines and news agencies that reflect stances held by citizens in countries other than the U.S., providing students with international viewpoints. (From Google Books)
Call number: HN18.3 .E47 2010
As the world finds itself faced with common problems that affect most of the planet’s population–climate change, increasing poverty, escalating violence, international conflicts, illness–a growing sense of empathy and connection with those in remote parts of the world has caught hold and is spreading. This book presents a unique approach to what it means to belong to one human family and how it can help us address the problems that affect us all. (From Google Books)