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    New for September 2014 in the Readers' Cafe:

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    Broken Monsters - Beukes, Lauren
    ISBN: 9780316216821
    Publication Date: Sept 2014
    Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams? If you're Detective Versado's geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you're desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story. If you're Thomas Keen, known on the street as TK, you'll do what you can to keep your homeless family safe--and find the monster who is possessed by the dream of violently remaking the world.

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    Wickedly Dangerous - Blake, Deborah
    ISBN: 9780425272923
    Publication Date: Sept 2014
    Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world. Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment. But when she is summoned to find a missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan.

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    Chimpanzee - Bradley, Darin
    ISBN: 9781630230005
    Publication Date: Sept 2014
    In this disturbingly believable near-future dystopia, a "New Depression" has impoverished America, and people who default on their college loans have their educations neurologically "repossessed." Such is the plight of Benjamin Cade, an unemployed Ph.D., whose default was inspired by his desire to purchase a home with his wife, a professor. When Cade decides to teach a free class in rhetoric while he is still intellectually capable, he becomes a "new Socrates" to members of an anti-authoritarian underground who use simulation technology called "chimping" to preserve his disappearing knowledge and share it with others.

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    Arctic Summer - Galgut, Damon
    ISBN: 9781609452346
    Publication Date: Sept 2014
    A fictionalized biography of English author E.M. Forster, that focuses on Forster's many years in India and the process of writing his masterpiece, A Passage to India . This compact, finely wrought novel also addresses Forster's unforgiving childhood in England and the homosexuality he feared and repressed throughout his life. Psychologically acute without being sentimental, Forster's relationships are described with compassion and great care.

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    Horrorstor - Hendrix, Grady
    ISBN: 9781594745263
    Publication Date: Sept 2014
    Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds-clearly, someone or something is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn shift-and they encounter horrors that defy imagination.

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    Somewhere Safe With Somebody GOod - Karon, Jan
    ISBN: 9780399167447
    Publication Date: Sept 2014
    After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he's offered one, he decides he doesn't want it.

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    Night of a Thousand Stars - Raybourn, Deanna
    ISBN: 9780778317753
    Publication Date: Sept 2014
    On the verge of a stilted life as an aristocrat's wife, Poppy Hammond does the only sensible thing-she flees the chapel in her wedding gown. Assisted by the handsome curate who calls himself Sebastian Cantrip, she spirits away to her estranged father's quiet country village, pursued by the family she left in uproar. But when the dust of her broken engagement settles and Sebastian disappears under mysterious circumstances, Poppy discovers there is more to her hero than it seems.

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    The Mathematician's Shiva - Rojstaczer, Stuart
    ISBN: 9780143126317
    Publication Date: Sept 2014
    Alexander "Sasha" Karnokovitch and his family would like to mourn the passing of his mother, Rachela, with modesty and dignity. But Rachela, a famous Polish e;migre; mathematician and professor at the University of Wisconsin, is rumored to have solved the million-dollar, Navier-Stokes Millennium Prize Problem. Rumor also has it that she spitefully took the solution to her grave. To Sasha's chagrin, a ragtag group of socially challenged mathematicians arrives in Madison and crashes the shiva, vowing to do whatever it takes to find the solution-even if it means prying up the floorboards for Rachela's notes.

     

    September Featured Title

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    Juliet's Nurse - Leveen, Lois
    ISBN: 9781476757445
    Publication Date: Sept 2014
    A retelling of Shakespeare's tragic romance from the perspective of Juliet's closest caregiver follows the experiences of a grieving mother who becomes a wet nurse to a powerful family's daughter and who learns her employer's darkest secrets as the girl comes of age.

     

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