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A confederacy of dunces by Toole, John Kennedy, 1937-1969.

A confederacy of dunces

Toole's lunatic and sage novel introduces one of the most memorable characters in American literature, Ignatius Reilly, whom Walker Percy dubs "slob extraordinaire, a mad Oliver Hardy, a fat Don Quixote, a perverse Thomas Aquinas rolled into one." Set in New Orleans, A confederacy of Dunces outswifts Swift, one of whose essays gives the book its title. As its characters burst into life, they leave the region and literature forever changed by their presence-Ignatius and his mother; Miss Trixie, t

Jan 24, 2015
Abundance - the future is better than you think by Diamandis, Peter H., author.

Abundance - the future is better than you think

The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.

Jan 24, 2015
Bitter blood by Caine, Rachel.

Bitter blood

For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within? Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town?s human population is determined to hold on to their

Jan 24, 2015
Black dawn by Caine, Rachel.

Black dawn

With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire's deadliest enemy, Morganville isn't just in danger--it's dying. Ever since the draug--mysterious creatures that prey on vampires--took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town's residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight

Jan 24, 2015
Climate changed - a personal journey through the science by Squarzoni, Philippe.

Climate changed - a personal journey through the science

What are the causes and consequences of climate change? When the scale is so big, can an individual make any difference? Documentary, diary, and masterwork graphic novel, this look at our planet and how we live on it explains what global warming is all about. With the most complicated concepts made clear by the author, an investigative journalist and artist, weaves together scientific research, extensive interviews with experts, and a call for action. Weighing the potential of some solutions and

Jan 23, 2015
Crafting with paracord - 50 fun and creative projects using the world's strongest cord by Poole, Chad, author.

Crafting with paracord - 50 fun and creative projects using the world's strongest cord

Jan 24, 2015
Dante's Divine comedy by Chwast, Seymour.

Dante's Divine comedy

In this Seymour Chwast's version of Dante Alighieri's epic poem, Dante and his guide Virgil don fedoras and wander through noirish realms of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Along the way they catalog a multitude of sinners and saints--many of them real people to whom Dante tellingly assigned either horrible punishment or indescribable pleasure--and meet both God and Lucifer face-to-face. Chwast creates a visual fantasia that fascinates on every page. His inventive illustrations capture the delirio

Jan 24, 2015
Daylighters - the Morganville vampires by Caine, Rachel, author.

Daylighters - the Morganville vampires

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Jan 24, 2015
Deep down dark - the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free by Tobar, Héctor, 1963-

Deep down dark - the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist relates the experiences of the thirty-three men who endured entrapment beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days during the San Jose´ mine collapse outside of Copiapo´, Chile, in August 2010.

Jan 24, 2015
Enchanted the Donovan legacy by Roberts, Nora.

Enchanted the Donovan legacy

"Lovely, guileless Rowan Murray felt drawn to brooding Liam Donovan with a power she'd never imagined possible. And his breathtaking kisses convinced her he felt the same. But she soon realized her darkly enigmatic neighbor was as elusive as the mysterious wolf she'd seen lurking about her cabin. Liam was tormented by indecision. He understood he had no right to love Rowan, knowing what lay ahead."

Jan 24, 2015
Even this i get to experience by Lear, Norman.

Even this i get to experience

The dynamic and always controversial television producer shares fifty years of show business and politics, with all the candor and wisdom expected from the creator of All in the Family The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Norman Lear remade our television culture'while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement. Sharing the wealth of Lear's ninety yea

Jan 24, 2015
Fall of night by Caine, Rachel.

Fall of night

Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn't the only town with vampire trouble... Claire never thought she'd leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can't pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things a

Jan 24, 2015
Flying dinosaurs - how fearsome reptiles became birds by Pickrell, John, author.

Flying dinosaurs - how fearsome reptiles became birds

Dinosaurs didn't die out when an asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago. Get ready to unthink what you thought you knew and journey into the deep, dark depths of the Jurassic. The discovery of the first feathered dinosaur in China in 1996 sent shockwaves through the palaeontological world. Were the feathers part of a complex mating ritual, or a stepping stone in the evolution of flight? And just how closely related is T. rex to a chicken? Award-winning journalist John Pickrell reveals how dinos

Jan 23, 2015
Free play improvisation in life and art by Nachmanovitch, Stephen.

Free play improvisation in life and art

Jan 24, 2015
Grace's guide - the art of pretending to be a grown-up by Helbig, Grace, author.

Grace's guide - the art of pretending to be a grown-up

"A tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from surviving a breakup to recovering from a hangover, ... [featuring] interactive elements and exclusive stories from Grace's own misadventures--like losing her virginity solely because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill--and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way"--

Jan 23, 2015
Grant vs. Lee - the graphic history of the Civil War's greatest rivals during the last year of the war by Vansant, Wayne.

Grant vs. Lee - the graphic history of the Civil War's greatest rivals during the last year of the war

Jan 23, 2015
Herbie hancock possibilities by Hancock, Herbie.

Herbie hancock possibilities

The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time In Herbie Hancock the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a life and a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop, with his ongoing exploration of different musical genres, winning fourteen Grammy awards along the way. From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis'

Jan 24, 2015
Indestructible by Road, Cristy C., author, illustrator.

Indestructible

Jan 23, 2015
Jesus and the Land the New Testament Challenge to "Holy Land" Theology. by Burge, Gary M.

Jesus and the Land the New Testament Challenge to "Holy Land" Theology.

Describes first-century Jewish and Christian beliefs about the land of Israel and examines present-day tensions, helping readers develop a Christian theology of the land.

Jan 24, 2015
Kidnapped by the Taliban - a story of terror, hope, and rescue by Seal Team Six by Joseph, Dilip, author.

Kidnapped by the Taliban - a story of terror, hope, and rescue by Seal Team Six

Jan 23, 2015