Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: a new collection

By Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Publishing Date: ©1989

Classification: FIC

Call Number: SS

"The 43 stories in this collection include both the famous ones and several that are less well known." Booklist. "Collection of 43 short stories that illustrate Fitzgerald's depth and range of literary talent ... including commercial work for the Saturday Evening Post."

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First person singular: stories

By Murakami, Haruki

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: FIC

Call Number: SS

"A riveting new collection of short stories from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami. The eight masterful stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator: a lonely man. Some of them (like "With the Beatles," "Cream," and "On a Stone Pillow" ) are nostalgic looks back at youth. Others are set in adulthood--"Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova," "Carnaval," "Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey" and the stunning title story. Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Haruki himself is present, as in "The Yakult Swallows Poetry Collection." Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. The stories all touch beautifully on love and loss, childhood and death . . . all with a signature Murakami twist"--

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First person singular: stories

By Murakami, Haruki

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: FIC

Call Number: SS

"A riveting new collection of short stories from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami. The eight masterful stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator: a lonely man. Some of them (like "With the Beatles," "Cream," and "On a Stone Pillow" ) are nostalgic looks back at youth. Others are set in adulthood--"Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova," "Carnaval," "Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey" and the stunning title story. Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Haruki himself is present, as in "The Yakult Swallows Poetry Collection." Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. The stories all touch beautifully on love and loss, childhood and death . . . all with a signature Murakami twist"--

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Avenging Adam

By Burnett, Jodi

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: M

Call Number: M

While hiking in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, FBI Special Agent Kendra Dean and her K9 partner, Baxter, stumble upon a dead body stashed in the woods. The discovery changes both of their lives forever. Special Agent Rick Sanchez hunts a serial murderer who is targeting women on a multi-state killing spree. Kendra Dean, an agent Rick met on a joint mission six months ago, has found the most recent victim. Rick and Kendra once shared a tempting chemistry but time and miles made their spark a distant memory. Now, thrust together to solve a deadly case, Rick and Kendra rekindle their attraction only to find their personal demons are even greater obstacles than their geography.

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Body count

By Burnett, Jodi

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Freshman Special Agent Burke Cameron is straight laced, traditionally minded, and comes with a hefty set of old-fashioned values. Burke doesn´t know what to do with the free spirited, progressive woman he´s falling for. He and Susan don´t want any of the same things and he knows he should move on, but he can´t seem to resist her. Burke and Susan's world views are polar opposites and a lasting future together is impossible to imagine. But when a group of six women, including Susan, goes missing in the Colorado Rockies, their differences fall away, and all that matters to Burke is finding her. He enlists the help of his friend, Agent Kendra Dean and her FBI-K9 partner, Annie. As soon as they are on the trail, they realize they´re not simply searching for lost women´they are tracking a killer. They discover one body after another. Desperate to rescue Susan, Burke prays that the next body they find isn't hers.

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Concealed cargo: children for sale

By Burnett, Jodi

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When Special Agent Clay Jennings and his K9 partner, Ranger, take to the streets of Denver to fight human trafficking, he is shocked by the inordinate number of stolen innocents who´ve been forced into the sex trade. With each new face, his resolve to help these children escape their personal horror grows stronger. El Clark, a social worker who dedicates her life to rescuing exploited kids from the streets, works valiantly to locate their families or find them a safe place to live while they recuperate. She understands the plight of these young victims more than anyone knows. When these two champions of enslaved children team up, they discover a web of deviant corruption that reaches into the upper echelons of US politics and society.

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Mile high mayhem

By Burnett, Jodi

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

FBI Agent Logan Reed specializes in explosives. He can track and defuses almost any incendiary device<?char 133 ?>Except for the one buried deep inside his soul. Home from Afghanistan now for two years, Logan has secured the perfect assignment on the FBI-K9 Bomb Squad in Denver. His new partner, a Belgian Malinois named Gunner, is an expertly trained bomb-sniffing dog. He<?char 146 ?>s everything a handler could hope for, except he<?char 146 ?>s not Lobo. Agent Kara Thorn, a Bomb Technician at the top of her game, doesn<?char 146 ?>t trust the new guy. He<?char 146 ?>s too quiet and never goes out with the crew for a beer after work. There<?char 146 ?>s just something about him that makes her nervous, and nerves aren<?char 146 ?>t what a bomb-tech likes to feel. Tasked with finding a bomber on the loose in the Mile-high city, the explosives team must figure out who is planting the bombs and why before the civilian casualties skyrocket. Will they find all the bombs before panic ensues and they are forced to evacuate the capital?

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The French widow

By Pryor, Mark

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, is under pressure to catch a killer when a young American woman is attacked at a historic Paris chateau and four paintings are stolen at the same time."--Provided by publisher.

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The Midnight Front: a Dark Arts novel

By Mack, David

Publishing Date: 2018

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

From New York Times bestselling author David Mack comes a visionary World War II-era adventure. The Midnight Front is the epic first novel in the Dark Arts series. On the eve of World War Two, Nazi sorcerers come gunning for Cade but kill his family instead. His one path of vengeance is to become an apprentice of The Midnight Front--the Allies' top-secret magickal warfare program--and become a sorcerer himself. Unsure who will kill him first--his allies, his enemies, or the demons he has to use to wield magick--Cade fights his way through occupied Europe and enemy lines. But he learns too late the true price of revenge will be more terrible than just the loss of his soul--and there's no task harder than doing good with a power born of ultimate evil.

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Harrow the Ninth

By Muir, Tamsyn

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

"Nothing is as it seems in the halls of the Emperor, and the fate of the galaxy rests on one woman's shoulders. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war. Side-by-side with a detested rival, Harrow must perfect her skills and become an angel of undeath -- but her health is failing, her sword makes her nauseous, and even her mind is threatening to betray her."--Publisher.

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The rise of Endymion

By Simmons, Dan

Publishing Date: 1997

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

After a prolonged decline, the Catholic Church receives a new lease of life when it discovers a way to resurrect the dead. Final volume in a multifaceted series on the far future.

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Noise: a flaw in human judgment

By Kahneman, Daniel

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: 100

Call Number: 153.83 KAH

Discusses why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones by reducing the influence of "noise"--variables that can cause bias in decision making--and draws on examples in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, strategy, and personnel selection.

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The gifts of imperfection

By Brown, Brené

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: 100

Call Number: 158.1 BRO

Brown explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an 'imperfect' life and embracing living authentically. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, she provides ten 'guideposts' that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty-- a perfectly imperfect life.

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Beyond order: 12 more rules for life

By Peterson, Jordan B.

Publishing Date: [2021]

Classification: 100

Call Number: 170.44 PET

"As a follow-up to 12 Rules for Life, the author provides twelve additional rules related to the overarching theme of how the dangers of too much security and control might be profitably avoided"--

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The question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud debate God, love, sex, and the meaning of life

By Nicholi, Armand M.

Publishing Date: ©2002

Classification: 200

Call Number: 211 NIC

"Many of history's greatest thinkers have wrestled with the ultimate question of belief and nonbelief in God. Though it might seem unlikely that any new arguments could possibly be raised on either side, the twentieth century managed to produce two men who each made brilliant, new, and lasting arguments, one in favor of belief and one opposed. Few spokesmen have ever championed their respective positions better than Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis. Sadly, as far as we know, they never met or debated each other directly." "In The Question of God their arguments are placed side by side, as if they were standing at podiums in a shared room. Both thought carefully about the flaws and alternatives to their positions; each considered the other's views. Both men considered the problem of pain and suffering, the nature of love and sex, and the ultimate meaning of life and death. Here, with their debate made explicit, we can take ringside seats at one of history's most profound encounters."--Jacket.

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Chop wood, carry water: a guide to finding spiritual fulfillment in everyday life

Publishing Date: ©1984

Classification: 200

Call Number: 291.44

Discusses the spiritual aspects of learning, sex, family life, work, money, play, health, technology, social action, and ecology.

Never in anger: portrait of an Eskimo family

By Briggs, Jean L.

Publishing Date: 1970

Classification: 300

Call Number: 301.297 BRI

Describes emotional patterning of the Utkuhikhalingmiut, a small group of Eskimos who live at the mouth of the Back River, in the context of their life as seen as lived by the author. Based on field work conducted between June 1963 and March 1965.

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Pleasure activism: the politics of feeling good

By Brown, Adrienne M.

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 306.7082 BRO

"How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor Adrienne Maree Brown finds the answer in something she calls "pleasure activism," a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on the black feminist tradition, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism. Her mindset-altering essays are interwoven with conversations and insights from other feminist thinkers, including Audre Lorde, Joan Morgan, Cara Page, Sonya Renee Taylor, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Together they cover a wide array of subjects -- from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugs -- building new narratives about how politics can feel good and how what feels good always has a complex politics of its own."--

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American carnage: on the front lines of the Republican civil war and the rise of President Trump

By Alberta, Tim

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 324.2734 ALB

"Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider's look at the making of the modern Republican Party--how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump. The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But, as Tim Alberta explains in [this book], to understand Trump's victory is to view him not as the creator of this era of polarization and bruising partisanship, but rather as its most manifest consequence. American Carnage is the story of a president's rise based on a country's evolution and a party's collapse. As George W. Bush left office with record-low approval ratings and Barack Obama led a Democratic takeover of Washington, Republicans faced a moment of reckoning: They had no vision, no generation of new leaders, and no energy in the party's base. Yet Obama's forceful pursuit of his progressive agenda, coupled with the nation's rapidly changing societal and demographic identity, lit a fire under the right, returning Republicans to power and inviting a bloody struggle for the party's identity in the post-Bush era. The factions that emerged--one led by absolutists like Jim Jordan and Ted Cruz, the other led by pragmatists like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell--engaged in a series of devastating internecine clashes and attempted coups for control. With the GOP's internal fissures rendering it legislatively impotent, and that impotence fueling a growing resentment toward the political class and its institutions, the stage was set for an outsider to crash the party. When Trump descended a gilded escalator to announce his run in the summer of 2015, the candidate had met the moment. Only by viewing Trump as the culmination of a decade-long civil war inside the GOP--and of the parallel sense of cultural, socioeconomic, and technological disruption during that period--can we appreciate how he won the White House and consider the fundamental questions at the center of America's current turmoil. How did a party once obsessed with national insolvency come to champion trillion-dollar deficits? How did the party of compassionate conservatism become the party of Muslim bans and family separation? How did the party of family values elect a thrice-married philanderer? And, most important, how long can such a party survive? Loaded with explosive original reporting and based off hundreds of exclusive interviews--including with key players such as President Trump, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Jim DeMint, and Reince Priebus, among many others--American Carnage takes us behind the scenes of this tumultuous period as we've never seen it before and establishes Tim Alberta as the premier chronicler of this political era."--Dust jacket.

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The education of an idealist: a memoir

By Power, Samantha

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 327.73 POW

"What can one person do?" At a time of upheaval and division, Samantha Power offers an urgent response to this question - and a call for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics and daily lives. The Education of an Idealist brings an unique blend of suspenseful storytelling, vivid character portraits, and shrewd political insight. It traces Power's distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official. In 2005, her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of newly elected senator Barack Obama, who invited her to work with him on Capital Hill and then on his presidential campaign. After Obama was elected president, Power went from being an activist outsider to a government insider, navigating the halls of power while trying to put her ideals into practice. She served for four years as Obama's human rights adviser, and in 2013, he named her US Ambassador to the United Nations, the youngest American to assume the role. A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Power transports us from her chlidhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stsakes diplomacy. Humorous and deeply honest, The Education of an Idealist lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life and shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with the challenge of raising two young children. Along the way, she illuminates the intricacies of politics and geopolitics, reminding us how the United States can lead in the world, and why we each have the opportunity to advance the cause of human dignity. Power's memoir is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism - and of one person's fierce determination to make a difference. --