New Releases for May 3rd, 2011

2 May 2011



My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business by Dick Van Dyke

One of the greatest entertainers of his generation, Van Dyke's talents range from TV (the beloved "Dick Van Dyke Show") to film ("Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang") to the stage. Here, in his first memoir, Van Dyke reveals he still thinks of himself as a simple song and dance man, but one who is, in every sense of the word, a classic entertainer.

 Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "People of the Book" has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.


Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe by Roger Penrose

A groundbreaking book providing a new take on three of cosmology's most profound questions sheds new light on basic principles that underlie the behavior of the universe, describing various standard and nonstandard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, and the key status of black holes.



Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot--which is much more complicated than she knows.





The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

The Kane Chronicles Book 2! In this exciting second installment of the three-book series, Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra, but the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them.





New in Paperback:

The Tiger by John Vaillant

Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

Games to Play After Dark by Sarah Gardner Borden

Winston's War: Churchill 1940-45 by Sir Max Hastings