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A list of new books and materials acquired in 2014.
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A: General Works


B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

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Soul Healing Miracles - Zhi Gang Sha
Call Number: BL1923.S46 2013 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9781940363073
Publication Date: 2013-11-12
Millions of people on Mother Earth are suffering from sicknesses in the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies. Millions of people have limited or no access to healthcare. They want solutions. Millions of people are searching for spiritual secrets, wisdom, knowledge, and practical techniques to transform their physical lives and spiritual lives. The key to physical life includes good health, good relationships, and flourishing finances. The key to soul life is to reach soul enlightenment. Master Sha's Soul Healing Miracles teaches and empowers humanity to create soul healing miracles. Readers will learn sacred wisdom and apply practical techniques. Everyone can create his or her own soul healing miracles.


C - F: History


G - H: Social Sciences

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - Amy Chua
Call Number: HQ757.C59 2011 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780143120582
Publication Date: 2011-12-27
At once provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ignited a global parenting debate with its story of one mother's journey in strict parenting. Amy Chua argues that Western parenting tries to respect and nurture children's individuality, while Chinese parents typically believe that arming children with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence prepares them best for the future. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua's iron-willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, the Chinese way and the remarkable, sometimes heartbreaking results her choice inspires. Achingly honest and profoundly challenging, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is one of the most talked-about books of our times.

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Child Called "It" - Dave Pelzer
Call Number: HV883.C2 P45 1995 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9781558743663
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive - dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.


J: Political Science


K: Law

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Business Law - Gordon W. Brown; Paul A. Sukys
Call Number: KF889.85.B76 2013 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780073524955
Publication Date: 2012-01-09
The thirteenth edition of Business Law with UCC Applications updates many key areas of the law. As in previous editions, a great deal of care has been taken to present business law concepts in the most coherent and accessible way and to provide up-to-date coverage of business law topics that are essential to today's students.


L: Education


M: Music


N: Fine Arts


P: Language and Literature

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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie; Ellen Forney (Illustrator)
Call Number: PS3551.L35774 A27 2007 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780316013697
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live.

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Active Vocabulary - Amy E. Olsen
Call Number: PE1449.O457 2013 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780205211906
Publication Date: 2012-01-12
Active Vocabulary supplements a reading text at the intermediate level and develops vocabulary for general and academic subjects through thematic readings, interactive exercises, and self-tests. This visually appealing work text introduces words in context and reinforces their meanings through self-tests, writing assignments, collaborative projects, and games. The chapters and exercises are "scaffolded" so that material presented in previous chapters is reinforced progressively as the student moves through the book.

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Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
Call Number: PZ7.P4317 Ann 2013 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780142419403
Publication Date: 2011-08-04
Can Anna find love in the City of Light? Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her co-worker at the movie theatre, who is just starting to return her affection. So she's less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year. But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome Étieene St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he's taken and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she's been waiting for?

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Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Call Number: PZ7.C6837 Cat 2013 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780545586177
Publication Date: 2013-06-04
Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

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Darkness Before Dawn - Sharon M. Draper
Call Number: PZ7.D78325 Dar 2013 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9781442489158
Publication Date: 2013-07-23
In her senior year, things are finally looking a little brighter for Keisha. Still haunted by the suicide of her ex-boyfriend, Andy, she finds comfort in the attentions of the new track coach, twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Hathaway, the principal's son. How can Keisha not be swept off her feet by a tall, dark, handsome "lemon drop wrapped in licorice" who treats her like a woman, not a girl? But suddenly this intoxicating relationship takes a frightening turn, and Keisha is once again plunged into the darkness she's fought so hard to escape. Will Keisha ever be able to find her way back into the light?

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Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Call Number: PZ7.G8233 Fau 2014 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780142424179
Publication Date: 2014-04-08
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

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Forged by Fire - Sharon M. Draper
Call Number: PZ7.D78325 For 2013 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9781442489141
Publication Date: 2013-07-23
When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance-addicted mother is taken from him. Then he loses the loving generosity of a favorite aunt, and a brutal stepfather with a flaming temper and an evil secret makes his life miserable. The one bright light in Gerald's life is his little half sister, Angel, whom he struggles to protect from her father, who is abusing her. Somehow Gerald manages to finds success as a member of the Hazelwood Tigers basketball team, and Angel develops her talents as a dancer, despite the trouble that still haunts them. And Gerald learns, painfully, that young friends can die and old enemies must be faced. In the end he must stand up to his stepfather alone in a blazing confrontation.

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Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Call Number: PZ7.C6837 Hun 2009 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780439023528
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
The book no one can stop talking about. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

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If I Stay - Gayle Forman
Call Number: PZ.F75876 If 2010 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780142415436
Publication Date: 2010-04-06
Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heart-wrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

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Ignite Me - Tahereh Mafi
Call Number: PZ7.M2695 Ig 2014 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780062085573
Publication Date: 2014-02-04
With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn't know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won't keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world but that's not all he wants with her. The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian and paranormal.

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Memories in Clay, Dreams of Wolves - David Sam
Call Number: PS595.N22 S26 2014 (FAC- Circulating)
ISBN: 9781496078834
Publication Date: 2014-05-08
Memories in Clay, Dreams of Wolves gathers semi-autobiographical poetry about a boyhood and adult life lived in conversation with nature. In this volume, Sam describes a life shaped by his youth in Pennsylvania and Michigan and his journey by thumb through the Pacific Northwest. The imprint of these experiences molds his ecological holism and sense of the holiness of the commonplace and of all life.

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Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
Call Number: PZ7.C6837 Moc 2014 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780545663267
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Though she's long been a part of the revolution, Katniss hasn't known it. Now it seems that everyone has had a hand in the carefully laid plans but her. The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay - no matter what the cost.

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Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi
Call Number: PZ7.M2695 Sh 2012 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780062085504
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
I have a curse. I have a gift. I'm a monster. I'm more than human. My touch is lethal. My touch is power. I am their weapon. I will fight back. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.

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Stolen - Lucy Christopher
Call Number: PZ7.C7546 Sto 2012 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780545170949
Publication Date: 2012-04-01
A girl: Gemma, 16, at the airport, on her way to a family vacation. A guy: Ty, rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar, eyes blue as ice. She steps away. For just a second. He pays for her drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. To sand and heat. To emptiness and isolation. To nowhere. And expects her to love him. Written as a letter from a victim to her captor, STOLEN is Gemma's desperate story of survival; of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare - or die trying to fight it.

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Tears of a Tiger - Sharon M. Draper
Call Number: PZ7.D78325 Tea 2013 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9781442489134
Publication Date: 2013-07-23
After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger in a car accident, Andy, the driver, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain. While his other friends have managed to work through their grief and move on, Andy allows death to become the focus of his life. In the months that follow the accident, the lives of Andy and his friends are traced through a series of letters, articles, homework assignments, and dialogues, and it becomes clear that Tigers do indeed need to cry.

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Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
Call Number: PZ7.A8155 Th 2007 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9781595141880
Publication Date: 2011-06-14
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and learns the truth about himself-a truth he never wanted to face. Thirteen Reasons Why is the gripping, addictive international bestseller that has changed lives the world over. It's an unrelenting modern classic.

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Unravel Me - Tahereh Mafi
Call Number: PZ7.M2695 Un 2013 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780062085542
Publication Date: 2013-12-31
Our lips touch and I know I'm going to split at the seams. He kisses me softly then strongly like he's lost me and He's found me and I'm slipping away and he's never going to let me go. Juliette has escaped from The Reestablishment. Now she's free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible. Haunted by her past and terrified of her future, Juliette knows that she will have to make some life-changing choices. Choices that may involve choosing between her heart and Adam's life.

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UnSouled - Neal Shusterman
Call Number: PZ7.S55987 Uns 2013 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9781442423695
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
The story that began with Unwind continues. Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they're not just running away from something. This time, they're running toward answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever. Cam, the rewound boy, is plotting to take down the organization that created him. With the Juvenile Authority and vindictive parts pirates hunting them, the paths of Connor, Lev, Cam, and Risa will converge explosively - and everyone will be changed.

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UnWholly - Neal Shusterman
Call Number: PZ7.S55987 Unw 2013 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9781442423671
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
Rife with action and suspense, this riveting book challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends-and what it means to live. Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa-and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp-people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. The morality of unwinding has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue and expand. Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul.

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Unwind - Neal Shusterman
Call Number: PZ7.S55987 Unw 2009 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9781416912057
Publication Date: 2009-06-02
With breathtaking suspense, this book follows three teens who all become runaway Unwinds: Connor, a rebel whose parents have ordered his unwinding; Risa, a ward of the state who is to be unwound due to cost-cutting; and Lev, his parents' tenth child whose unwinding has been planned since birth as a religious tithing. As their paths intersect and lives hang in the balance, Shusterman examines serious moral issues in a way that will keep readers turning the pages to see if Connor, Risa, and Lev avoid meeting their untimely ends.


Q: Science

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Last Lecture - Randy Pausch; Jeffrey Zaslow (As told to)
Call Number: QA76.2.P38 A3 2013 (FAC - Circulating)
ISBN: 9780316335614
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" wasn't about dying.


R: Medicine


S: Agriculture


T: Technology


U: Military Science


V: Navel Science


Z: Bibliographies, Library Science


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