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The following books were added to the library shelves in November.


AC\REF\031.02\JAN 11-2011

The world almanac and book of facts, 2012

         Contains thousands of facts, statistics, and trivia on a variety of subjects, such as science, economics, sports, arts, and media; and includes information on the 2011 World Series, World Cup, 2010 census and 2012 presidential candidates and photographs of the top stories of the year.

AC\338.7/611004\ISA 11-2011

Isaacson, Walter. Steve Jobs

A biography of Steve Jobs, focusing on his intense personality and creative success as the founder of Apple, based on interviews with Jobs and more than a hundred, friends, family, and colleagues.

AC\364.15/23\DOU 11/2011   

Douglas, John E. The cases that haunt us: from Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey, the FBI's legendary mindhunter sheds new light on the mysteries that won't go away.

FBI veteran John Douglas discusses how certain homicide cases have affected the American population and reexamines and reinterprets accepted facts in specific cases.

AC\364.152\LES 11/2011


“Things began as they usually did: Someone shot someone else.” So begins a chapter of this sharp, fearless collection from a master storyteller. Revisiting seventeen Chicago murder cases—including that of Belva and Beulah, two murderesses whose trials inspired the musical Chicago—Michael Lesy captures an extraordinary moment in American history, bringing to life a city where newspapers scrambled to cover the latest mayhem.

 AC\641.5636\ATL 11/2011

Atlas, Nava. Vegan holiday kitchen: more than 200 delicious, festive recipes for special occasions throughout the year.

"Have yourself a happy vegan holiday! This exciting, inviting cookbook by veteran author Nava Atlas brilliantly fills the biggest gap in the vegan repertoire with more than 200 delectable, completely doable recipes for every festive occasion.

AC\698/.9\MEE 11-2011      Meehan, Tom. Working with tile


MacDonald, Cecily Glowik. Weekend Hats    A collection of twenty-five knitting patterns for caps, cloches, berets, beanies, and more, focus on cables, lace, color, and texture.


 Hamilton, Bethany. Soul surfer: a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board.

 Bethany Hamilton shares the story of her lifelong love of surfing, and tells how she was able to recover and return to competition with the help of her family, friends, and faith after losing her arm in a shark attack at the age of thirteen.

AC\BIO\GAR 11/2011    

Garner, James. The Garner files

An autobiography by actor James Garner, in which he discusses his childhood in Depression-era Oklahoma, his time fighting in the Korean War where he received two Purple Hearts, and his six decade long acting career.

AC\BIO\OBA 11/2011


In The Secret Life of Barack Hussein Obama, uncompromising journalist and political commentator Mondo Frazier raises unsettling questions about the man elected to the highest position in this country.


AC\FIC-LP\ALB 11/2011

Albert, Susan Wittig. The Darling Dahlias and the naked ladies

The ladies of the Darling Dahlias garden club in Darling, Alabama, decide to do a little snooping when Miss Hamer, an elderly recluse, is visited by her niece Nona Jean Jamison and Nona's friend, Miss Lake, who are rumored to be the Naughty and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic.

AC\FIC\AND 11/2011

Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.). Cloudburst.

While starting a new life with wealthy step parents, Sasha finds love in an athlete, but then is quickly reminded of her birth mother's warning of trusting people.

AC\FIC\BEA 11-2011

Beattie, Ann. Mrs. Nixon: a novelist imagines a life.

A fictional biographical account of the life of First Lady Pat Nixon.

AC\FIC\CHI 11/2011

Chiaverini, Jennifer. The wedding quilt.

A group of friends tell each other stories over a wedding quilt being made for Sarah McClure's daughter under the supervision of Master Quilter Sylvia Compson.

AC\FIC\CUS 11-2011

Cussler, Clive. Devil's gate: a novel from the NUMA files.

Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and their teammates on the NUMA Special Assignments team get caught up in the ambitions of an African dictator when they are sent in to investigate the scene on the Eastern Atlantic near Azores where a Japanese cargo ship inexplicably burst into flames and attempt to decipher what the incident has to do with the disappearance of a top scientist from Geneva.

AC\LP\FIC\DAI 11-2011

Dailey, Janet. Bannon brothers: trust.

RJ Bannon, having decided to look into the disappearance of a three-year-old girl twenty-five years earlier after realizing the two-million-dollar reward is about to expire, meets artist Erin Randall during his investigation and begins to make connections between Erin and the missing girl, but, when it becomes clear she is tied to the case and his quest for the truth has put her in danger, he vows to do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

AC\FIC\EVA 11-2011

Evanovich, Janet. Explosive eighteen

When a man sitting next to Stephanie Plum on a flight turns up dead on a layover, she finds herself trying to solve the case before she is killed over a photo that psychos, thugs, and the FBI are all looking for.

AC\FIC\LP\FRA 11-2011

Francis, Felix. Dick Francis's gamble

Nick "Foxy" Foxton returns to Aintree as a spectator years after a near-fatal accident stole his dreams of being a world-class jockey, only to witness his American colleague Herb Kovak shot at close range, and a threatening note found in Kovak's pocket makes Foxy question how well he really knew his friend, and whether the legacy Kovak left him is a gift or a poisoned chalice.

AC\FIC\GRA 11/2011

Gray, Shelley Shepard. Sugar creek Christmas

Judith Graber, a dutiful and obedient Amish woman, is troubled when her father hires Ben Knox who is known as a bad boy and against her better judgment begins to develop feelings for Ben.

AC\MYS\GRI 11/2011 (Also Audio)

Grisham, John. The litigators.

 When David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, joins Oscar Finley and Wally Figg at their law firm in a seedy bungalow office in southwest Chicago they all become involved with a class action suit against the drug manufacturer Varrick Labs.


Horowitz, Anthony The house of silk: a Sherlock Holmes novel

In London, 1890, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to stop the fine arts dealer Edmund Carstairs from being harassed only to find themselves mixed up in murder plots and an international conspiracy linking the worst criminals to the highest levels of government.

 AC\FIC\KIN 11/11

Kinkade, Thomas, 1958-. Christmas treasures

Reverend Ben, in need of heart bypass surgery, assigns Reverend Isabel Lawrence as interim minister, and, while recuperating, Reverend Ben grapples with retirement.

AC\FIC\KIN 11/2011

Kingsbury, Kate. Herald of death

Despite promising to take a break from investigating, Cecily Sinclair Baxter probes a series of pre-Christmas murders in Badger's End where the victims are with a gold angel on their foreheads.

AC\FIC\KIN 11-2011

Kingsbury, Karen. Longing.

After a long and lonely silence from Cody Coleman, Bailey Flanigan becomes closer to her one-time Hollywood co-star, Brandon Paul; however, an unexpected loss may bring Cody and Bailey back together again.

AC\FIC\MEL 11/2011


Settle in for an enjoyable escape as inspirational romance comes to Illinois through the stories of three amazing women. Angel’s life was on the fast track to success—until she turned it over to Jesus Christ. Can Wade help her discover the meaning of true success? Jeanie’s hope for the future crumbles when Steve reappears. If she tells him the truth will she lose him again? Ruby is learning how easy it is to be impulsive and spontaneous—especially with Burt. But will their joy disappear when others opinions intrude?

AC\FIC\MUR 11-2011

Murphy, Shirley Rousseau. Cat telling tales.

In Molena Point, a small seaside village, feline Joe Grey investigates a fire that leaves a twelve-year-old boy homeless and his alcoholic guardian dead.

AC\FIC\MUR 11/11

Murphey, Cecil. The spirit of Christmas.    Christmas short stories.

AC\FIC\MYS\PAT 11/2011 (Also AUDIO)

Patterson, James, 1947-. Kill Alex Cross

The President's son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene, but someone very high-up is using the FBI, Secret Service, and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark and meanwhile, a deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced.


Nissenson, Hugh. The pilgrim: a novel

Charles Wentworth is born into a life of piety in England near the turn of the 17th century, but suffers a crisis of faith from earliest childhood, feeling that he can never live up to his father's Puritan standards.


Perry, Marta. Katie's way.

A quilt shop brings Amish and English together, and trouble follows...

AC\FIC\RIV 11-11

Rivers, Francine, Her daughter's dream

Carolyn, having had her freedom as a college student ruined by a family tragedy and disappeared for two years in San Francisco during the 1960s, reemerges as the mother of a daughter and moves in with her grandmother, and years later, Carolyn's daughter, May Flower Dawn, tries not to repeat the familial past which has been causing hurt among her relatives for generations.

AC\FIC\RIV 11-11

Rivers, Francine Her mother's hope.

 Marta Schneider, hoping to prove her father wrong in his prediction that she will never be more than a servant, leaves her home in Switzerland to pursue her dream of owning an inn, but she must make many sacrifices when she marries Niclas Waltert in Canada and begins her own family, and in her efforts to make her children strong, finds herself behaving more like her abusive father than her loving mother, especially with her daughter, Hildemara Rose.

AC\FIC\ROB 11/2011

Roberts, Sheila. The nine lives of Christmas

Ambrose, a cat, prays for a long ninth life and to earn it he must help Zach, a firefighter and ladies man, and Merilee, a shy pet shop worker, find love together on Christmas.

AC\FIC\STE 11/11 (Also LP and Audio)

Steel, Danielle. Hotel Vendôme: a novel

Hugues Martin owns and manages one of the most up-scale hotels in Manhattan and is a divorced father to Heloise, who dreams of growing up and running the hotel herself one day.

AC\FIC\VAN 11/2011

VanLiere, Donna The Christmas note.

As Christmas approaches, Gretchen Daniels, mother of two, moves into a new condo and meets her quiet neighbor, Melissa, and when Melissa learns about her mother's death, Gretchen offers to help her clean out her mother's apartment where they find a surprising note.


Woods, Sherryl. For the love of Pete.  (Rose Cottage Sisters book #4)

Jo D'Angelo's sisters thought they had the perfect prescription for mending her shattered heart: a relaxing stay at Rose Cottage, their grandmother's idyllic home. But for Jo, Rose Cottage was a painful reminder of her youthful summer romance with Pete Catlett, whose infidelity had come to light when Jo learned of his shotgun wedding....

AC\FIC\LP\WOO 11/2011

Woods, Sherryl. The laws of attraction: Rose Cottage Sisters #3.

AC\FIC\LP\WOO 11/2011

Woods, Sherryl. What's cooking? : Rose Cottage Sisters #2

Maggie D'Angelo travels back to Chesapeake Bay to reflect on her life, but when her lover follows her to Rose Cottage, Maggie is forced to question what has been preventing her from having a successful relationship.


Woods, Sherryl. Three down the aisle.  (Rose Cottage Sisters book #1)

Melanie D'Angelo, having returned to Rose Cottage to focus on herself, worries her efforts will be lost when she debates letting a handsome landscaper and his daughter into her life, but knows they need her help to become a family.


JC\636.932\BLA 11/11

Blackledge, Annabel. Small pet care: how to look after your rabbit, guinea pig, or hamster.

Colorful pictures and simple text illustrate the proper care and feeding of rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pig pets.

JC\688.7/25\DOW 11/11

Dowsett, Elizabeth. LEGO Harry Potter: building the magical world.

A guide to the LEGO Harry Potter series.

JC\688.7/25\LIP 11/11

Lipkowitz, Daniel. The Lego ideas book: unlock your imagination.

Six themed chapters offer inspiration for LEGO creations, with basic templates and instructions for creating new things out of LEGO bricks and sets.


JC\FIC\ADL 11/2011

Adler, David A. Cam Jansen and the green school mystery.

On Green Day, Cam and her classmates discuss ways to protect the environment, but when money collected for the school's new skylights disappears, Cam uses her photographic memory to solve the mystery.

JC\FIC\BAR 11/11

Barrows, Annie. Ivy and Bean: no news is good news.

Ivy and Bean try to make money by writing a newspaper about Pancake Court but the neighbors are not pleased to read about themselves.

JC\FIC\KER 11-2011

Kerr, Philip. The grave robbers of Genghis Khan.

Golden lava begins to erupt out of volcanoes around the world, and when wicked djinn plans to rob the grave of Genghis Khan, twins John and Philippa are determined to prevent disaster.

JC\FIC\KIN 11/2011

Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a wimpy kid: cabin fever.

Greg, stuck indoors with his family over the holiday because of a blizzard, suffers from claustrophobia and worries they will not be able to weather the storm.

JC\FIC\MYR 11/11

Myra, Harold Lawrence Thanksgiving: what makes it special?

As they prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, Todd and his family discuss the meaning of the holiday and its relationship to their Christian beliefs.

 JC\FIC\PAT 11/11

Patterson, James Game over.

 In Tokyo, fifteen-year-old Daniel X faces two of the most dangerous aliens on the planet, who are plotting to use video games to control children and turn them into an army of doom.

JC\FIC\VAS 11/2011

Deck the halls

Contains the lyrics of the traditional Christmas carol, accompanied by illustrations of mice celebrating the holiday.