Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Highlights of New Fiction and New DVDs

Each week CSU Library adds hundreds of new resources to our catalogue, including books, DVDs, CDs, and electronic resources. The following selection highlights some of the new fiction titles and new DVDs that were added to the collection last week. Click on the item’s title to read more information about it, or click on 'Check Availability' to find the item in the Library Catalogue. Click here to view the complete list of new titles

New Fiction

  • Dark Mondays : stories by Kage Baker - “Features five never-before-published stories, including the forty-one-thousand word pirate novel, "The Maid on the Shore," which chronicles the lesser known aspects of Captain Henry Morgan's infamous sacking of Panama City.” Check Availability
  • The bone key by Sarah Monette – “The dead and the monstrous will not leave Kyle Murchison Booth alone, for an unwilling foray into necromancy has made him sensitive to-and attractive to-the creatures who roam the darkness of his once-safe world. Ghosts, ghouls, incubi: all have one thing in common. They know Booth for one of their own . . .Check Availability
  • The adventuress by Audrey Niffenegger – “When an alchemist's daughter is kidnapped, she escapes into the arms of a man named Napoleon Bonaparte. Together the Adventuress and Napoleon share a passionate romance which has tragic, yet transcendent, results.” Check Availability
  • The lollipop shoes by Joanne HarrisFive years have passed since 'Chocolat', the story of a woman (or is she a witch?) who, with her six-year-old daughter, Anouk, blows into the stuffy little village of Lansquenet and opens her chocolate shop at just the wrong time – and in just the wrong place – incurring the wrath of the local priest and pitting Church against Chocolate. Since then, things have changed. Vianne has another daughter, Rosette; Anouk has started secondary school; and the three of them are living in a rented chocolaterie in the Montmartre district of Paris. On the surface, life seems good; Anouk goes to school; Vianne has finally found a niche for herself. She is accepted within the community. She has learnt to conform; to blend in. The wind has stopped blowing – for a while.” Check Availability
  • Day by A.L. Kennedy – “Alfred Day's life began and ended with the war. In that overwhelming, chaotic, furious parenthesis he had finally found a proper purpose as the tail-gunner in a Lancaster bomber, built a true kinship with his air-crew and – most extraordinary of all – fallen in love. When he met Joyce in an air-raid shelter during a period of leave, she had given him the one thing he needed: a reason to carry on.” Check Availability

New DVDs

  • Sicko – “The words ‘health care’ and ‘comedy’ aren’t usually found in the same sentence, but in Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore’s new movie ‘SiCKO’, they go together hand in (rubber) glove.” Check Availability
  • Hotel Rwanda – “Over 100 days in 1994, the African country of Rwanda was the bloody site for the genocide of almost one million people. Don Cheadle stars as the real life hero, Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager in Rwanda who used his courage and cunning to shelter over a thousand refugees from certain death.” Check Availability
  • The Jane Austen book club – “Today’s central California may be far removed from Regency England, but some things never change. We’re still every bit as preoccupied with the complexities of marriage, friendship, romantic entanglements, position, and social manners and mores as was Jane Austen at the turn of the 1800s. The Jane Austen Book Club reveals the lives of an ensemble of present-day friends through the witty prism of their literary heroine.” Check Availability
  • The lost language of cranes – “Adaptation of the David Leavitt novel in which a young man agonizes over revealing his homosexuality to his parents, but doesn't realize that his father is also gay and is about to come out of the closet in a way that will destroy his marriage.” Check Availability
  • Time to leave – “A handsome, successful fashion photographer learns that he has a malignant brain tumor. Hiding his diagnosis, he alienates his family and his young boyfriend, but during a short stay with his grandmother, his vulnerability is met with a big heart and sound advice. A chance encounter with a roadside cafe waitress results in an unusual bargain that provides a happy, playful dimension to the proceedings.Check Availability
  • The line of beauty – “A story of love, class, sex and money in the Thatcherite 1980s.Check Availability

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