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Archive for December, 2012

Stacks Spotlight – November 2012

Books Here’s a look at the latest hot fiction and bestsellers recently added to Cowles’ collection. Find these new books, as well as others, on the main floor stand at the top of the ramp and in the Cowles Cafe area

Be good: how to navigate the ethics of everything / Randy Cohen.

The book of Job: when bad things happened to a good person / Harold S. Kushner.

The liberator: one World War II soldier’s 500-day odyssey from the beaches of Sicily to the gates of Dachau / Alex Kershaw.

The inconvenient Indian: a curious account of Native People in North America / Thomas King.

The caning: the assault that drove America to Civil War / Stephen Puleo.

John Brown’s spy: the adventurous life and tragic confession of John E. Cook / Steven Lubet.

Rise to greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s most perilous year / David Von Drehle.

Madam Chairman: Mary Louise Smith and the Republican Revival after Watergate / Suzanne O’Dea.

Framing Sarah Palin: pitbulls, puritans, and politics / Linda Beail and Rhonda Kinney Longworth.

Muck City: winning and losing in football’s forgotten town / Bryan Mealer.

The financial crisis and the free market cure: why pure capitalism is the world economy’s only hope / John A. Allison.

Automate this: how algorithms came to rule our world / Christopher Steiner.

Why I left Goldman Sachs: a Wall Street story / Greg Smith.

The launch pad: inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s most exclusive school for startups / Randall Stross.

A free man: [a true story of life and death in Delhi] / Aman Sethi.

The finish: the killing of Osama bin Laden / Mark Bowden.

Silent no more: Victim 1’s fight for justice against Jerry Sandusky / Aaron Fisher, Michael Gillum, Dawn Daniels ; with Stephanie Gertler.

Silent house / Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Robert Finn.

Big breasts and wide hips: a novel / Mo Yan ; [English language translation by Howard Goldblatt].

Red sorghum: a novel of China / Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt.

The republic of wine: a novel / Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt.

Life and death are wearing me out: a novel / by Mo Yan.

The garlic ballads: a novel / Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt.

The boy kings of Texas: a memoir / Domingo Martinez.

Ancient light / John Banville.

Sweet tooth: a novel / Ian McEwan.

The heart broke in / James Meek.

Skagboys / Irvine Welsh.

The bone bed / Patricia Cornwell.

The twelve: a novel / Justin Cronin.

The panther / Nelson DeMille.

The last man: a thriller / Vince Flynn.

The racketeer / John Grisham.

Sleep no more / Iris Johansen.

Live by night / Dennis Lehane.

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross / James Patterson.

Elsewhere / Richard Russo.

Night of the republic / Alan Shapiro.

The news from Spain: seven variations on a love story / Joan Wickersham.

Back to blood: a novel / Tom Wolfe.

Death in the floating city / Tasha Alexander.

The Middlesteins / Jami Attenberg.

Ready player one / Ernest Cline.

The lighthouse road / Peter Geye.

A working theory of love / Scott Hutchins.

The night of the swarm / Robert V. S. Redick.

The stardust revolution: the new story of our origin in the stars / Jacob Berkowitz.

Silent spring at 50: the false crises of Rachel Carson / edited by Roger Meiners, Pierre Desrochers, and Andrew Morriss.

The end of your life book club / Will Schwalbe.

A world without cancer: the making of a new cure and the real promise of prevention / Margaret I. Cuomo.

Like a virgin: how science is redesigning the rules of sex / Aarathi Prasad.

Resilience: why things bounce back / Andrew Zolli & Ann Marie Healy.

Flix 4 Free! – November 2012

Up the Yangtze Here’s a look at some of the latest DVDs added to our collection during the past month. These movies, and many more, are located in the Electronic Resource Center (west side, main floor), and available for check-out with just your Drake ID!

(500) days of Summer

La hora cero

Tambiâen la lluvia

Titanic

Up the Yangtze

Waste land

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