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This Just In! New Books March 2011


Below are a few of the newest books to hit NYPL shelves...

If you see something you like, simply click on the title and you will be able to request a copy from the NYPL catalog.

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The following summaries were taken from the NYPL catalog.


The Tiger's Wife

Struggling to understand why his beloved grandfather left his family to die alone in a field hospital far from home, a young doctor in a war-torn Balkan country takes over her grandfather's search for a mythical ageless vagabond while referring to a worn copy of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book."

Tea Obreht




Sing You Home

In the aftermath of a series of personal tragedies, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. When an unexpected friendship slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people—even those she loves and trusts most—don’t want that to happen.

Jodi Picoult




So Much Pretty

A beautiful and chilling exploration of violence, vengeance, and the loss of innocence that would drive someone to commit an unthinkable crime.

Cara Hoffman







Agent Hays Baker and his wife, Lizbeth, who are part of a group of genetically engineered and technologically enhanced superhumans called Elites, are tasked with saving the human race from extinction.

James Patterson



The Priest: A novel

A gripping debut thriller featuring Inspector Mike Mulcahy, who is pitched into a deadly battle with a serial killer known as "The Priest."

Gerard O'Donovan





Now You See Her

Two years after her adult daughter's apparent death in a canoeing accident, Marcy Taggart thinks she sees her while on holiday in Ireland, and frantically tries to find her again, all the while hoping to finally put her own mind at ease.

Joy Fielding





The Night Season

A long-awaited rest interrupted by a devastating flood, Portland detective Archie Sheridan discovers that a handful of drowning victims were actually poisoned, while reporter Susan Ward investigates the discovery of a decades-old skeleton.

Chelsea Cain




Final Jeopardy: Man Vs. Machine And The Quest To Know Everything

Follows the quest of a team of scientists to develop a computer so intelligent that it can beat the best of champions in the "Jeopardy" quiz show.

Gerald Blaine






Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

A minute-by-minute account of the 1981 assassination attempt on the fortieth president reveals how close he came to dying, in a report that pays tribute to the individuals who saved his life and oversaw national security throughout the crisis.

Del Quentin Wilber



The Money Class: Learn To Create Your New American Dream

A popular financial guru offers a new no-nonsense guide to personal finance based on an honest appraisal of one's present circumstances, beliefs, and goals, and taking a course of action that supports these truths.

Suze Orman 


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