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Road Ends - Mary Lawson
ISBN: 9780812995732
Publication Date: 2014-07-08
Tired of waiting on her demanding, male-dominated family hand and foot, Megan abandons her family and heads for a new life in London, while those she left behind struggle to pick up the pieces of their broken lives. - Brodart

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The Appetites of Girls - Pamela Moses; Kim Cooley Reeder
ISBN: 9780399158421
Publication Date: 2014-06-26
Four young women find comfort from their tumultuous lives when the college suitemates form fast friendships to help them overcome family pressure and forge their own paths. - Brodart

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Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
ISBN: 9781594205712
Publication Date: 2014-06-26
Chinese-Americans Marilyn and James Lee had such high, albeit different, hopes for their beloved middle daughter, Lydia, until the day the girl's body showed up in a local lake. Now the small-town 1970s family faces the fallout as secrets tear them apart. Marilyn vengefully seeks the guilty party; James Lee heads toward a reckless affair; Lydia's brother suspects a neighborhood bad-boy; and only the youngest child could hold the key to the truth. - Brodart

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The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 9780670024780
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery. Sarah, daughter of a wealthy South Carolina plantation owner, exhibits an independent spirit and strong belief in the equality of all. Thwarted from her dreams of becoming a lawyer, she struggles throughout life to find an outlet for her convictions. Handful, a slave in the Grimké household, displays a sharp intellect and brave, rebellious disposition. She maintains a compliant exterior, while planning for a brighter future. Told in first person, the chapters alternate between the two main characters’ perspectives, as we follow their unlikely friendship (characterized by both respect and resentment) from childhood to middle age. While their pain and struggle cannot be equated, both women strive to be set free—Sarah from the bonds of patriarchy and Southern bigotry, and Handful from the inhuman bonds of slavery. Kidd is a master storyteller, and, with smooth and graceful prose, she immerses the reader in the lives of these fascinating women as they navigate religion, family drama, slave revolts, and the abolitionist movement. from Booklist

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Elizabeth Is Missing - Emma Healey
ISBN: 9780062309662
Publication Date: 2014-06-10
The one person that grandmother Maud's worsening dementia refuses to wipe from her mind is her dear friend, Elizabeth, and with her closest family and caretakers refusing to help her look for Elizabeth, Maud sets out to find her good friend as memories send her spiraling into the past. - Brodart

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The Farm - Tom Rob Smith
ISBN: 9780446550734
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
A frightening choice tears Daniel in two when the boy receives a call from his dad, telling him that Daniel's mother has just landed in a mental institution, while Daniel's mom calls to warn him not to believe a thing his father said. - Brodart

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Virtual Unreality - Charles Seife
ISBN: 9780670026081
Publication Date: 2014-06-26
When a story goes viral online, it may be hard to separate fact from fiction. Here, readers discover how to spot the truth among the lies in topics ranging from online breaking news to online dating. -Brodart

 

New in Nonfiction

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I'll Take You There - Greg Kot
ISBN: 1451647859
Now in her seventies, Mavis Staples has been a fixture in the music world for decades. One of the most enduring figures of popular music, she and her family fused gospel, soul, folk and rock to transcend racism and oppression through song. Honing her prodigious talent on the Southern gospel circuit of the 1950s, Mavis and The Staple Singers went on to sell more than 30 million records, with message-oriented soul music that became a soundtrack to the Civil Rights Movement—inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. himself. Here, Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot cuts to the heart of Mavis Staples’s music, revealing the intimate stories of her sixty-year career. From her love affair with Bob Dylan, to her creative collaborations with Prince, to her recent revival alongside Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, this definitive account shows Mavis Staples as you’ve never seen her before. -from Amazon

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The Pope and Mussolini - David I. Kertzer
ISBN: 0812993462
The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and “Il Duce” had many things in common. They shared a distrust of democracy and a visceral hatred of Communism. Both were prone to sudden fits of temper and were fiercely protective of the prerogatives of their office. (“We have many interests to protect,” the Pope declared, soon after Mussolini seized control of the government in 1922.) Each relied on the other to consolidate his power and achieve his political goals. -from Amazon

 

Featured New Arrivals - Young Adult

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Hollow City - Ransom Riggs
ISBN: 1594746125
Publication Date: 2014-01-14
Escaping the island was just the start of their bizarre journey. Jacob and his friends meet strange animals and even stranger surprises as they welcome new allies and make for a capital known for a most peculiar capital: London. A new set of vintage photographs illustrate the journey in this sequel to 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.' - Brodart

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Roomies - Sara Zarr; Tara Altebrando
ISBN: 9780316217491
Publication Date: 2013-12-24
Sometimes the perfect friend is a perfect stranger. As soon-to-be college roommates Elizabeth and Lauren face changing childhood relationships and family crises, the two assigned college roommates share e-mails to guid each other through the worst of the drama-filled summer before they head off to college in this dual perspective novel. - Brodart

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Far Far Away - Tom McNeal
ISBN: 0375849726
Jeremy Johnson Johnson hears voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of The Brothers Grimm. Jacob watches over Jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world and the next. But Jacob can't protect Jeremy from everything. When coltish, copper-haired Ginger Boultinghouse takes a bite of a cake so delicious it’s rumored to be bewitched, she falls in love with the first person she sees: Jeremy. In any other place, this would be a turn for the better for Jeremy, but not in Never Better, where the Finder of Occasions—whose identity and evil intentions nobody knows—is watching and waiting, waiting and watching. . . And as anyone familiar with the Brothers Grimm know, not all fairy tales have happy endings.-from Amazon

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Fuse (The Pure Trilogy) - Julianna Baggott
ISBN: 1455503088
To be a Pure is to be perfect, untouched by Detonations that scarred the earth, and sheltered inside the paradise that is the Dome. But Partridge escaped to the outside world, where Wretches struggle to survive amid smoke and ash. Now, at the command of Partridge's father, the Dome is unleashing nightmare after nightmare upon the Wretches in an effort to get him back. At Partridge's side is a small band of those united against the Dome: Lyda, the warrior; Bradwell, the revolutionary; El Capitan, the guard; and Pressia, the young woman whose mysterious past ties her to Partridge in ways she never could have imagined. Long ago a plan was hatched that could mean the earth's ultimate doom. Now only Partridge and Pressia can set things right. To save millions of innocent lives, Partridge must risk his own by returning to the Dome and facing his most terrifying challenge. And Pressia, armed only with a mysterious Black Box containing a set of cryptic clues, must travel to the very ends of the earth, to a place where no map can guide her. If they succeed, the world will be saved. But should they fail, humankind will pay a terrible price . . .

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Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy)
ISBN: 006202406X
What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent. -from Amazon

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OCD Love Story
ISBN: 1442457325
When Bea meets Beck, she knows instantly that he’s her kind of crazy. Sweet, strong, kinda-messed-up Beck understands her like no one else can. He makes her feel almost normal. He makes her feel like she could fall in love again. But despite her feelings for Beck, Bea can’t stop thinking about someone else: a guy who is gorgeous and magnetic…and has no idea Bea even exists. But Bea knows a lot about him. She spends a lot of time watching him. She has a journal full of notes. Some might even say she’s obsessed. Bea tells herself she’s got it all under control. But this isn’t a choice, it’s a compulsion. The truth is, she’s breaking down…and she might end up breaking her own heart. -from Amazon

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The Movement of the Stars
ISBN: 1594487448
It is 1845, and Hannah Gardner Price has lived all twenty-four years of her life according to the principles of the Nantucket Quaker community in which she was raised, where simplicity and restraint are valued above all, and a woman’s path is expected to lead to marriage and motherhood. But up on the rooftop each night, Hannah pursues a very different—and elusive—goal: discovering a comet and thereby winning a gold medal awarded by the King of Denmark, something unheard of for a woman.
And then she meets Isaac Martin, a young, dark-skinned whaler from the Azores who, like herself, has ambitions beyond his expected station in life. Drawn to his intellectual curiosity and honest manner, Hannah agrees to take Isaac on as a student. But when their shared interest in the stars develops into something deeper, Hannah’s standing in the community begins to unravel, challenging her most fundamental beliefs about work and love, and ultimately changing the course of her life forever. -from Amazon

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Featured New Arrivals - Fiction

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The Kept - James Scott
ISBN: 0062236733
In the winter of 1897, a trio of killers descends upon an isolated farm in upstate New York. Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the carnage: her husband, and four of her children, murdered. Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb, alive and hiding in the kitchen pantry, another shot rings out over the snow-covered valley. Twelve-year-old Caleb must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsible. -from Amazon

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Dust - Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 9780399157578
Publication Date: 2013-11-12
Terror comes in many colors when a disturbing call leads recovering Scarpetta to a dead young woman found draped in linen on a Massachusetts campus's rugby field. It doesn't take long to establish a link between the murder and a string of similar Washington, D.C. homicides. As Scarpetta's FBI husband hunts the Capital Murderer in D.C., Scarpetta teams with a changed Pete Marino, whose involvement in a Cambridge case could jeopardize everyone.- Brodart

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The Museum of Extraordinary Things - Alice Hoffman
ISBN: 9781451693560
Publication Date: 2014-02-18
When a boardwalk freak show promoter's daughter, who poses as the Mermaid, meets a young photographer, whose recent pictures of the horrid Triangle Shirtwaist Factory aftermath ensnare him in the case of a missing young woman, the two face uncertain love during volatile times. - Brodart

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Never Go Back - Lee Child
ISBN: 9780385344340
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
Change is coming. Reacher's hopes of meeting the woman he spoke to in '61 Hours' leads to his return to the Army and a case whose personal impact could rock Reacher to his very core. - Brodart

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Bones of the Lost - Kathy Reichs
ISBN: 9781439102459
Publication Date: 2013-08-27
Brodart's TOP Adult Titles | 04/01/2013
Trafficking takes anthropologist Tempe Brennan into tricky territory as she tries to determine whether there's a connection between the dead teenage girl who seems to be an illegal immigrant working as a prostitute and a pile of dog mummies detained by U.S. Customs. - Brodart

 

Featured New Arrivals - Graphic Novels

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Cemetery Girl, BK1 Pretenders - Charlaine Harris
ISBN: 0425256669
She calls herself Calexa Rose Dunhill—names taken from the grim surroundings where she awoke, bruised and bloody, with no memory of who she is, how she got there, or who left her for dead.
She has made the cemetery her home, living in a crypt and avoiding human contact. But Calexa can’t hide from the dead—and because she can see spirits, they can’t hide from her.
Then one night, Calexa spies a group of teenagers vandalizing a grave—and watches in horror as they commit murder. As the victim’s spirit rises from her body, it flows into Calexa, overwhelming her mind with visions and memories not her own.
Now Calexa must make a decision: continue to hide to protect herself—or come forward to bring justice to the sad spirit who has reached out to her for help...-from Amazon

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Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Vol 2 - Derek Fridolfs
ISBN: 1401240194
Dr. Hugo Strange has gained control of Arkham Asylum. Now, Gotham City has become a massive prison ruled by criminals. Will the Dark Knight be able to take back his city from the hands of a psychopath? Or will be fall victim to the madness that has gripped Gotham? -Amazon

 

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This unique print collection is aimed at offering the faculty, staff and students at Siena a variety of  current and popular titles which cover a wide range of genres including, but not limited to, literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romance. There is even a few young adult titles thrown in there. We also wanted to make sure that we included a small selection of non-fiction to choose from like biographies, histories, and social commentaries for the those who prefer to "keep it real!"

Our collection contains approximately 200 books which will be periodically rotated out and augmented with about 15 new titles each semester.

For a complete list of all the titles in the Standish Library's McNaughton Collection, visit the Library Catalog and search for "McNaughton" in the note field.

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