New books at Stair Public Library 03.23.2011

Written by David Green.

Many new books have recently been added to the shelves at Stair Public Library. Stop in and check them out.

Adult Fiction

“Separate Beds: a novel” by Elizabeth Buchan

“A Time to Love” by Barbara Cameron

“Other Eyes” by Barbara D'Amato

“Fire the Sky” by Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

“Loving Frank” by Nancy Horan

“Thereby Hangs a Tail” by Spencer Quinn

“To Fetch a Thief” by Spencer Quinn

“I’d Know You Anywhere” by Laura Lippman

“The Undertaking: life studies from the dismal trade” by Thomas Lynch

“The Perfect Happiness” by Santa Montefiore

“Heartwood” by Belva Plain

“Clara and Mr. Tiffany: a novel” by Susan Vreeland

“If You Follow Me: a novel” by Malena Watrous

“Strategic Moves” by Stuart Woods

“The Leisure Seeker” by Michael Zadoorian


“The Pioneer Woman: black heels to tractor wheels: a love story” by Ree Drummond

“Full Catastrophe Living: using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

“The Winter of our Disconnect: how three totally wired teenagers (and a mother who slept with her iPhone) pulled the plug on their technology and lived to tell the tale” by Susan Maushart

“How to Raise the Perfect Dog: through puppyhood and beyond by Cesar Millan with Melissa Jo Peltier

“Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua

“The No-cry Discipline Solution: gentle ways to encourage good behavior without whining, tantrums & tears” by Elizabeth Pantley

“Princess Tea: parties and treats for little girls” by Janeen A. Sarlin, with Noelle Shipley; photographs by Sheri Giblin

“Grandloving: making memories with your grandchildren” by Sue Johnson and Julie Carlson; illustrated by Ronnie Walter Shipman

“Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1” by Harriet Elinor Smith, editor; associate editors: Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick.


“Iggy Peck, Architect” by Andrea Beaty; illustrated by David Roberts

“April and Esme, Tooth Fairies” by Bob Graham

“Joey Fly 2, Private Eye in Big Hairy Drama” by Aaron Reynolds

“Mouse and Mole: a winter wonderland” by Wong Herbert Yee

Juvenile Fiction

“Agent Q, or the Smell of Danger!” by M.T. Anderson; illustrations by Kurt Cyrus

“City of Glass” by Cassandra Clare

“Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit” by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

“The Gift” by James Patterson and Ned Rust

“Big Nate from the Top” by Lincoln Peirce

“Big Nate: in a class by himself” by Lincoln Peirce

“Big Nate Strikes Again” by Lincoln Peirce

“The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-fu Cavemen from the Future” by Dav Pilkey, creator, by George Beard and Harold Hutchins

“A Good Horse” by Jane Smiley; illustrations by Elaine Clayton

Juvenile non-fiction

“The Art Book for Children. Book two” text by Amanda Renshaw

“13 American Artists Children Should Know” by Brad Finger

“13 Artists Children Should Know” by Angela Wenzel

“13 Sculptures Children Should Know” by Angela Wenzel

“13 Paintings Children Should Know” by Angela Wenzel


“From North to South” by Ren Colato Lanez; illustrations, Joe Cepeda = Del norte al sur by cuento, Ren Colato Lanez ; ilustraciones, Joe Cepeda.

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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    UMPIRE Thomas Henthorn tosses the bat between team captains Mikayla Price and Chuck Piskoti of Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club. Following the 1860 rules, after the bat was grabbed by the captains, captains’ hands advanced to the top of the bat—one hand on top of the other. The captain whose hand ended up on top decided who would bat first. Additional photos of Sunday’s game appear on page 12 of this week’s Observer. The contest was organized in conjunction with Stair District Library’s Hometown Teams exhibit that runs through Nov. 20.
    VALUE OF ATHLETICS—Morenci graduate John Bancroft (center) takes a turn at the microphone during a chat session at the opening of the Hometown Teams exhibit at Stair District Library. Clockwise to his left is John Dillon, Jed Hall, Jim Bauer, Joe Farquhar, George Hollstein, George Vereecke and Mike McDowell. Thomas Henthorn (at the podium) kicked off the conversation. Henthorn, a University of Michigan–Flint professor, will return to Morenci this Sunday to lead a game of vintage base ball at the school softball field.
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    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.

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