New Loan Books

Featured books from the New Books Shelves.

The Cornette Library regularly highlights 6-15 newly received books. Descriptions are from dust jackets or introductions. See also our complete list of books currently on the "New Books" shelf.

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The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1985
PQ8098.1 .L54 C313 1985

... the magnificent epic of the Trueba family - their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, their relations with one another... marks the appearance of a major, international writer.

A Long Way Gone:  Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Ishmael Beah
New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2007
DT516.828 .B43 2007

What does war look like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? ... a first-person account from someone who endured this hell and survived....an extraordinary and mesmerizing account, told with ... heartbreaking honesty.

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1994
PS3553 .I78 H6 1994

... has entered the canon of coming-of-age classics even as it depicts a new American landscape.... an extraordinary achievement that will live on for years to come.

Teaching the Best Practice Way:  Methods that Matter, k-12

Teaching the Best Practice Way: Methods that Matter, k-12
Harvey Daniels & Marilyn Bizar
Portland, ME : Stenhouse Publishers, 2005
LB1027 .D245 2005

... seven basic teaching structures that make classrooms more active, experiential, collaborative, democratic, and cognitive, while simultaneously meeting best practice standards across subject areas and throughout the grades.

Made in Japan

Made in Japan
Reed Darmon
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2006
NC99806 .J3 D37 2006

... A stylish object and graphic essay in one, Made in Japan is an extraordinary glimpse into the heart of Japanese popular culture.

Draw the Looney Tunes

Draw the Looney Tunes
Frank Espinosa
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2005
NC1764 .D72 2005

... this was the textbook used by in-house artists to learn the ropes at Warner Bros. ... truly the next best thing to having a real-life Warner Bros. artist sitting at your elbow.

Second-Term Blues:  How George W. Bush has Governed

Second-Term Blues: How George W. Bush has Governed
John C. Fortier & Norman J. Ornstein, eds.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2007
JK275 .S425 2007

... illuminates the priorities, governing tendencies, and leadership style of George W. Bush as he navigates a rocky second term.

Noticia de un Secuestro

Noticia de un Secuestro
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Barcelona, Spain : Random House, Inc., 2006
HV6604 .C7 N68 2006

[Non-fiction "News of a Kidnapping", Nobel-prize-winning author.]

Era, en efecto, el automóvil de Maruja. Había transcurrido por los menos medios hora desde el secuestro, y sólo quedaban los rastros: el cristal del lado del chofer destruido por un balazo, y la sombra húmeda en al asfalto, de donde acababan de llevarse al chofer todavía con vida. El resto estaba limpio y en orden.

Cell

Cell
Stephen King
New York : Scribner, 2006
PS3561 .I483 C38 2006

Stephen King's gripping, gory, and fascinating novel doesn't just ask the question "Can you hear me now?" It answers it with a vengeance.

Textbook of Voice Disorders

Textbook of Voice Disorders
Albert L. Merati & Steven Bielamowicz
San Diego : Plural Publishing, Inc., 2007
RF510 .T49 2007

... elegant details of state-of-the-art diagnostic and assessment protocols presented from the perspectives of otolaryngologists and speech-language pathologists in a team-like fashion.

Dryland Agriculture

Dryland Agriculture
Gary A. Peterson, Paul W. Unger, & William A. Payne, eds.
Madison, WI : American Society of Agronomy, Inc., 2006
SB110 .D78 2006

... covers a wide array of subjects, ... fundamental plant and soil issues associated with dryland agriculture ... management strategies that can minimize production hazards found in crop and livestock systems...

Stories Within Stories:  From the Jewish Oral Tradition

Stories Within Stories: From the Jewish Oral Tradition
Peninnah Schram
Northvale, NJ : Jason Aronson, Inc., 2000
GR98 .S33 2000

Each enchanting story-within-a-story is part of the Jewish oral tradition and continues to enlighten, educate, and entertain audiences as have all of the author's previous works.

Teaching Young Children Mathematics

Teaching Young Children Mathematics
Sydney L. Schwartz
Westport, CT : Praeger Publishers, 2005
QA135.6 .S437 2005

...knowledge of mathematics as well as child development is the way to nurture and challenge children's thinking. ...rich with examples ...

8 Ball Chicks

8 Ball Chicks
Gini Sikes
New York : Anchor Books, 1998
HV9104 .S54 1998

... reveals the fear and desperate desire for safety and status that drive girls into gangs in the first place - and the dreams and ambitions that occasionally help them to escape ...

Macroevolution:  Diversity, Disparity, Contingency

Macroevolution: Diversity, Disparity, Contingency
Elisabeth S. Vrba & Niles Eldredge, eds.
Lawrence, KS : The Paleontological Society, 2005
QH371.5 .M33 2005

... assembled to honor the life and work of Stephen Jay Gould ... - from genetics and developmental biology to turnovers and mass extinctions, from the Burgess Shale to an interdisciplinary examination of the causes of stasis.

Andy Warhol Portraits

Andy Warhol Portraits
Andy Warhol
London : Phaidon Press Limited, 2007
N6537 .W28 A4 2007

Featuring more than 300 portraits ... a facebook of the amazing cast of characters that populated Warhol's fascinating, star-studded, and, at times, sordid world.

An Introduction to General Systems Thinking

An Introduction to General Systems Thinking
Gerald M. Weinberg
New York : Dorset House Publishing, 2001
Q295 .W44 2001

... uses clear writing and basic algebraic principles to explore new approaches to projects, products, organizations, and virtually any kind of system...may be your most powerful tool in working with problems, systems, and solutions.

Evil and Exile

Evil and Exile
Elie Wiesel & Philippe de Saint-Cheron
Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame, 1990
PQ2683 I32 Z463 1990

... in this volume concerning evil and suffering, life and death, change and circumstance. ...Wiesel's understanding of the human condition offers both an honest assessment and also hope that we may learn to live with one another in harmony.

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