E-Books:

All the Dead Yale Men: A Novel by Craig Nova: Originally published in 1982 to wide acclaim, The Good Son remains Craig Nova’s undisputed masterpiece. This classic explored the complicated entanglements of fathers and sons —expressed in the story of nouvue-riche father Pop Mackinnon, who used his wealth to manipulate his son Chip into the ‘right’ kind of marriage upon the young man’s return from World War II.

Chip eventually gave up the love of his life and married to secure his future – and what were the consequences of that decision? All the Dead Yale Men answers that question in telling the story of Frank Mackinnon, son of Chip, a prosecutor in Boston with a happy marriage and a daughter set to follow his footsteps into law school. Chip’s death throws Frank into his family’s legacy, where he must contend with the inheritance of the Mackinnon’s beloved land and a bevy of secrets that dates back three generations. And when Frank’s daughter Pia falls under the sway of local bad boy Aurlon Miller, his grief over his father’s death triggers the family legacy of social standing and manipulation to begin anew, leading Frank to the darkest edges of what a father will do to protect the ones he loves.

All the Dead Yale Men examines the end of an era, how privilege and inheritance often crumble in the face of the modern world, a story enriched by the setting and mythology of Boston and its surroundings. The novel not only moves the Mackinnon’s story forward but will recast historical elements of the classic novel as well, heralding the arrival of a new American classic.

Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London: Buck is a four-year old shepherd dog, living a pampered life of an estate dog. His life changes when he is kidnapped and sold into service during the Klondike gold rush, where he is made to haul heavy sleds through the deep snow fields. In the new environment, he soon discovers his dominant primordial instinct. He learns not only to survive, but also flourishes in it.

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is a masterpiece in both its style, which set a standard for generations to come, and its genre, raising adventure writing to the level of classic literature. While being exciting and entertaining, Buck’s story is also thought provoking that makes it an enduring story for all ages.

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley: Two Women. One Mysterious Relic. Separated By Centuries. Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, she kept it buried deep. When she encounters a desperate woman trying to sell a small wooden carving called “The Firebird,” claiming it belonged to Russia’s Empress Catherine, it’s a problem. There’s no proof.

But Nicola’s held the object. She knows the woman is telling the truth.

Beloved by readers as varied and adventurous as her novels, you will never forget spending time in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley’s world.

A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano: Delightful Blend of Love and Laughter  in Turano’s Sophomore Novel.

Miss Arabella Beckett has one driving passion: to help the downtrodden women of America. Naturally, she supports the women’s suffrage movement and eagerly attends rallies and lectures across the country. On her travels, she makes a simple offer of assistance to a young woman in need that goes sadly awry and lands both ladies in more trouble than they can manage. An independent sort, Arabella is loath to admit she needs help and certainly doesn’t need help from an arrogant, narrow-minded knight in shining armor.

Mr. Theodore Wilder, private investigator extraordinaire, is on a mission. A mission that began as a favor to his good friend Hamilton Beckett, but swiftly evolved into a merry chase across the country. By the time he finally tracks down Hamilton’s sister, Arabella, he is in a less than pleasant mood. When the lady turns out to have radical ideas and a fiercely independent streak, he soon finds himself at his wit’s end.

When they return home to New York, circumstances force their paths to continue to cross, but the most peculiar feelings growing between them certainly can’t be love. When the trouble Arabella had accidentally stirred up seems to have followed her to New York and threatens her very life, the unlikely couple must face the possibility that they might have landed in the most peculiar circumstance of all: love.

Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology Is Reshaping the Economy by Erik Brynjolfsson: A wave of business innovation is driving the productivity resurgence in the U.S. economy. In Wired for Innovation, Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders describe how information technology directly or indirectly created this productivity explosion, reversing decades of slow growth. They argue that the companies with the highest level of returns to their technology investment are doing more than just buying technology; they are inventing new forms of organizational capital to become digital organizations. These innovations include a cluster of organizational and business-process changes, including broader sharing of information, decentralized decision-making, linking pay and promotions to performance, pruning of non-core products and processes, and greater investments in training and education.

Innovation continues through booms and busts. This book provides an essential guide for policy makers and economists who need to understand how information technology is transforming the economy and how it will create value in the coming decade.

Audio Books:

Flat Water Tuesday: A Novel by Ron Irwin: Rob Carrey, the son of a working-class cabinet maker, arrives at the Fenton School with a scholarship to row and a chip on his shoulder. Generations of austere Fenton men have led the rowing team, known as the God Four, to countless victories—but none are as important or renowned as the annual Tuesday-afternoon race against their rival, Warwick.But first Rob must complete months of preparation driven by their captain, Connor Payne’s vicious competitive nature. As the race nears, the stakes rise, tempers and lusts are fueled, and no one can prevent the horrible tragedy that befalls one of them.Fifteen years later, Rob returns home from a film shoot in Africa to end a heartbreaking relationship with his girlfriend, Carolyn. But when a phone call from one of the God Four compels him to attend the reunion at Fenton, no part of Rob’s past remains sequestered for long and nothing about his future is certain.As much about the sport of rowing as it is a novel of finding oneself, not once, but again in mid-life; Ron Irwin’s Flat Water Tuesday is a testament to the pride and passion of youth, and an ode to the journey of forgiveness.A stunning novel of boarding school, family secrets, deep and passionate love, and the brutal pain of sports training.

The Night Detectives: David Mapstone Mystery Series, Book 7: The private detective business starts out badly for former Phoenix deputy David Mapstone, who has teamed up with his old friend and boss, Sheriff Mike Peralta. Their first client is gunned down just after hiring them. The case involved the suspicious death of a young Arizona woman who fell from a condo tower in San Diego. The police call Grace Hunter’s death a suicide, but the client doesn’t buy it. He’s her brother—or is he? After his murder, police find multiple driver’s licenses, and his real identity is a mystery. Complicating the case is that the condo’s owner is an Arizona state senator who was instrumental in Peralta’s recent election defeat.

In San Diego, David finds the woman’s boyfriend, who is trying to care for their baby and can’t believe Grace would kill herself. He, too, hires the pair to solve Grace’s death and reveals some darker facts. Grace was putting herself through college as a high-priced call girl, an escort for rich men who valued her looks and discretion. Before the day is out, the boyfriend is murdered, and David barely escapes with his own life. Whoever is killing their clients may be coming for them.

Neither the lovely beaches of San Diego nor the enchanting desert of Arizona can conceal the brutal danger that exists there. Solving the case will take Mapstone and Peralta into the world of human trafficking, corrupt politics, and the white supremacist movement. They no longer have badges, but they are still detectives—the night detectives.

Music:

Now That’s What I Call Party Hits by various artists

Digital Audio Download Includes:

1. Party Like A Rock Star (Shop Boyz)

2. This Is Why I’m Hot (The Original) (Single Version) (Edited) (MIMS)

3. Run It! (Chris Brown)

4. Gold Digger (Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx)

5. Right Thurr (Edited) (Chingy)

6. I Think They Like Me (Remix) (Edited Album Version) (feat. Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat & Bow Wow) (Dem Franchize Boyz feat. Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat & Bow Wow)

7. Do It To It (Main Radio Version) (Feat. Sean Paul Of YoungBloodZ) (Cherish Featuring Sean Paul Of YoungBloodZ)

8. Milkshake (Kelis)

9. 1 Thing (Amerie)

10. Don’t Cha (Pussycat Dolls and Busta Rhymes)

11. Promiscuous (Radio Edit) (Feat. Timbaland) (Nelly Furtado Featuring Timbaland)

12. We Be Burnin’ (Recognize It – Amended Album Version) (Sean Paul)

13. SOS (Radio Edit) (Rihanna)

14. Get Ur Freak On (Amended Version) (Missy Elliott)

15. Ain’t No Other Man (Christina Aguilera)

16. Hey Ya! (Outkast)

17. Feel Good Inc (Album Version) (Gorillaz)

18. Since U Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson)

19. Girlfriend (Radio Edit) (Avril Lavigne)

20. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie Minogue)

NOW That’s What I Call a Modern Songbook                                                                                                                                Digital Audio Download Includes:

1. I Dreamed A Dream (Susan Boyle)

2. Hidden Away (Josh Groban)

3. Haven’t Met You Yet (Album Version) (Michael Bublé)

4. Hey, Soul Sister (Train)

5. Bubbly (Album Version) (Colbie Caillat)

6. Highway 20 Ride (Zac Brown Band)

7. I Run To You (Lady Antebellum)

8. Misery (Acoustic Version) (Maroon 5)

9. Apologize (OneRepublic)

10. How To Save A Life ((Original Album Version) (Clean Version)) (The Fray)

11. King Of Anything (Sara Bareilles)

12. Soldier Of Love (Sade)

13. No One (Alicia Keys)

14. Who Will Comfort Me (Melody Gardot)

15. The Look Of Love (Diana Krall)

16. Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)

17. Glitter In The Air (P!nk)

18. Breakaway (Kelly Clarkson)

Videos:

Joe Pass: Solo Jazz Guitar: Joe Pass is one of jazz guitar’s all-time masters. He demonstrates legendary techniques that will be of value to rock guitarists as well as jazz purists. Joe covers chord melody, chord substitutions, leading tones, chromatic chords, voice movements, and many more special exercises, all with the unique Joe Pass twist. A chance to study with a jazz guitar legend!

One Peace at a Time: A Film About a Messed Up World… and How We Could Fix It: A film about a messed up world... and how we could fix it. Sprinkled with music from Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson and WillieNelson, One Peace at a Time lyrically weaves a tapestry through 20 countries and is as magical as it is informative. Activist Turk Pipkin (The Sopranos, Nobelity)) continues his global journey of knowledge in action with a goal to create a virtual roadmap to a better future by focusing on specific solutions in these troubled times. Join Pipkin as he chronicles the model Indian orphanages of The Miracle Foundation, family planning initiatives with Thailand’s Mechai Viravaidya, Ethiopian water projects with A Glimmer of Hope, and Architecture for Humanity’s global design challenge for communities in need in the Himalayas, the Amazon and the slums of Nairobi.

The STLS Digital Catalog may be found on the library’s homepage of SSCLIBRARY.ORG

Or via the following link:

http://stls.lib.overdrive.com/FE5904CF-8A91-4688-A592-7A046C7988D3/10/536/en/Default.htm

And if you have an smartphone or tablet look for the OverDrive Media Console app in your app store – it is the app that will allow you to check out free library e-books and audio books and download them to your tablet or smartphone.

Digital Catalog music and video titles must currently be downloaded to a Windows computer to enjoy.

Have a great weekend!

Linda R. 

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