Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age
Mar 6, 2012 - Mar 8, 2012
Combining the intensely personal with social, economic, and historical analysis, Jacoby turns an unsparing eye on the marketers of longevity--pharmaceutical companies, lifestyle gurus, and scientific businessmen who suggest that there will soon be a "cure" for the "disease" of aging. Hear Jacoby speak at the Thurber Evenings with Authors event on March 8.
Decades after the women in her family and their friend are shattered by the losses of two beloved men during World War II, Julia is approached by her long-lost great-grandmother and untangles a dark secret.
A collection of burnished, emotionally searing stories, framed by two unforgettable novellas. A wife struggles to make sense of her husband's sudden disappearance. A mother mourns her teenage son through the music collection he left behind. A woman shepherds her estranged parents through her brother's wedding and reflects on the year her family collapsed. A young man comes to grips with the joy--and vulnerability--of fatherhood. And, in the masterly opening novella, two teenagers from very different families forge a sustaining friendship, only to discover the disruptive and unsettling power of sex. Stunning psychological portraits by a gifted writer.
My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman
Mar 4, 2012 - Mar 7, 2012
A second humorous collection of chick wit from Scottoline. She's farther down the road now, and the scenery has changed--ex-husbands Thing One and Thing Two are in her rear-view mirror, daughter Francesca has moved into an apartment, and Lisa's finding the silver lining in her empty nest. A frank, self-deprecating and witty gabfest from a talented journalist.
The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good
David J. Linden
Mar 1, 2012 - Mar 5, 2012
A Johns Hopkins neuroscientist takes a look at the neurobiology of pleasure--and how pleasures can become addictions. Linden combines cutting-edge science with entertaining anecdotes to illuminate the source of the behaviors that can lead us to ecstasy but that can easily become compulsive.
This taut psychological thriller begins when Karen and her nine-year- old daughter, Alice, pick up Rex from a ten-year stint in prison for murder. Flash back to the sultry summer in 1990s London when Karen, a straight-A student on the verge of college graduation, first meets the exotic, flamboyant Biba and her brother Rex. A twisted tale with a shocking ending.
Twenty years is a long time to be without a father, and for Navy pilot Annie Peregrine-Goode the sky has become a home the earth has never been. Then her father calls out of the blue to ask for a dying wish. An enchanting novel of unforgettable characters, hilarious encounters, and haunting secrets.
This juvenile history of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. Illustrated with luminous oil paintings and told through the voice of an imaginary older woman, who was the daughter of a slave and lived to witness the election of Obama. Winner of the 2012 Coretta Scott King author award.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Catherynne M. Valente; Ana Juan (Illustrator)
Feb 29, 2012 - Mar 2, 2012
Twelve-year-old September's ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods. Chosen as a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Fiction title for 2011.
A gothic horror title describing the epic battle between humans and vampires for control of the world. They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come. In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country. In two months--the world.
The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
Feb 29, 2012 - Mar 4, 2012
Casey follows a unique tribe of extreme surfers as they seek to conquer the holy grail of their sport, a 100-foot wave. In this mesmerizing account, their exploits are juxtaposed against scientists' urgent efforts to understand the destructive powers of waves.
In this riveting psychological thriller, Beatrice risks everything to uncover the truth about her sister's last moments. Beatrice refuses to believe the official police report of suicide. This character driven debut with a knockout twist at the end is both clever and heartwarming.
James Witherspoon is a bigamist. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon 's two families the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode.