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This Just In! New Books May 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.

To learn more about a particular author or book, click on the person's name to be redirected to a biographical summary or book review within the NYPL database Biography in Context.

The following summaries were taken from the NYPL catalog.


Caleb's Crossing

by Geraldine Brooks

Forging a deep friendship with a Wampanoag chieftain's son on the Great Harbor settlement where her minister father is working to convert the tribe, Bethia follows his subsequent ivy league education and efforts to bridge cultures among the colonial elite.

Exposure: A Novel

by Therese Fowler

Hiding her intimate relationship with a boy from her overbearing father, high-school senior Amelia is unexpectedly revealed when her father discovers their "sexting" photos on the Internet and presses criminal charges against the boyfriend, a situation that escalates until both youths are imprisoned and their families shattered.

Vaclav & Lena

by Haley Tanner

Bonded by their shared status as children of Russian émigrés in spite of disparate family experiences, Vaclav and Lena team up as aspiring magicians when Lena's abusive domestic situation prompts her rescue by Vaclav's mother.


Summer In The South

by Cathy Holton

Visiting old friend Will from college only to find him much more attractive and confident than she remembers, Ava becomes immersed in Will's Southern community and wonders if the local secrets she uncovers will estrange her from Will or strengthen their bond.

A Conflict Of Interest

by Adam Mitzner

Landing an early partnership at a prestigious New York City firm, criminal defense lawyer Alex Miller is introduced to a powerful family friend only to learn that the man has been accused of crimes involving millions of dollars, a situation that brings to light devastating personal secrets.


by China Mieville

Retaining a tenuous peace on a distant planet in the far future, humans and aliens work together through a mutually beneficial economic arrangement that is threatened by the arrival of a new group of humans that destabilizes the world's balance.



The Jefferson Key: A Novel

by Steve Barry

Cotton Malone battles a group of families whose influence dates back to the American Revolution and who seek to crack a code devised by Thomas Jefferson himself in their quest for power.



Dead Reckoning

by Charlaine Harris





Robert Redford: The Biography

by Michael Feeney Callan

Draws on the Academy Award-winning actor, director and producer's personal documents to offer insight into the complex life behind his famous roles, covering such topics as the death of his son, his relationship with Sydney Pollack and his establishment of the Sundance Film Festival.

Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?

by Steven Tyler

The frontman of the classic rock band Aerosmith and recent American Idol judge tells his story, including his rise to rock stardom in the 70s, the band's drop in popularity, and their comeback in the late 80s and 90s.


From This Moment On

by Shania Twain

A country music star who has had immense success at crossing over into pop music discusses both her personal and professional life.

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