New books: February 2012

December 30, 2011

Use your Grandview Library card to search & reserve the books below.

Just enter the titles into our catalog from your computer, or call Circulation at 614-486-2951 to have a staff member place a hold for you.

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The titles below that are not at the Grandview Library may be borrowed for you from our consortium libraries.

NEW FICTION: February 2012

  • George Alex — A Good American
  • Cristina Alger — The Darlings
  • Ramona Ausubel — No One Is Here Except All of Us
  • Julianna Baggott — Pure
  • Josh Bazell — Wild Thing
  • M.C. Beaton — Death of a Kingfisher
  • Alex Berenson — The Shadow Patrol: A John Wells Novel
  • Peter Cameron — Coral Glynn
  • Dan Chaon — Stay Awake: Stories
  • Jennifer Chiaverini — Sonoma Rose: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
  • Deborah Coonts — So Damn Lucky
  • Deborah Crombie — No Mark Upon Her
  • MaryJanice Davidson — Yours, Mine, and Ours
  • Frank DeLaney — The Last Storyteller: A Novel of Ireland
  • Tatiana De Rosnay — The House I Loved
  • Amber Dermont — The Starboard Sea
  • John Donatich — The Variations
  • Sam Eastland — Archive 17: A Novel of Suspense
  • Anna Funder — All That I Am
  • Lisa Gardner — Catch Me
  • Paul Garrison — Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Command
  • Paul Grossman — Children of Wrath
  • Elizabeth Hand — Available Dark: A Thriller
  • Kim Harrison — A Perfect Blood
  • Joan Hess — Deader Homes and Gardens: A Claire Malloy Mystery
  • Pam Houston — Contents May Have Shifted
  • Eowyn Ivey — The Snow Child
  • J.A. Jance — Left for Dead
  • Jonathan Kellerman — Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel
  • Erin Kelly — The Dark Rose
  • Sophie Kinsella — I’ve Got Your Number
  • Tom Knox — The Lost Goddess
  • Krys Lee — Drifting House
  • Lisa Lutz — Trail of the Spellmans: Document #5
  • Thomas Mallon — Watergate
  • Richard Mason — History of a Pleasure Seeker
  • Jonathan Odell — The Healing
  • Kristina Ohlsson — Unwanted
  • Michael Palmer — Oath of Office
  • James Patterson & Mark Sullivan — Private Games
  • Matthew Pearl — The Technologists
  • Anne Rice — The Wolf Gift
  • Lucinda Riley — The Orchid House
  • J.D. Robb — Celebrity in Death
  • Peter Robinson — Before the Poison
  • Michael Robotham — Bleed for Me
  • Andromeda Romano-Lax — The Detour
  • David Rosenfelt — Heart of a Killer
  • Matt Ruff — The Mirage
  • Kim Scott — That Deadman Dance
  • Dana Stabenow — Restless in the Grave: A Kate Shugak Novel
  • Ellen Ullman — By Blood
  • Katie Ward — Girl Reading
  • Lauren Willig — The Garden Intrigue: A Pink Carnation Novel

NEW NONFICTION: February 2012

  • Mimi Alford — Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath
  • Peggielene Bartels — King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
  • Raymond Bonner — Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong
  • Katherine Boo — Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
  • Scotty Bowers &  Lionel Friedberg — Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars
  • Christopher Bram — Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
  • William Broad — The Science of Yoga: The Myths and the Rewards
  • Stacy A. Cordery — Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts
  • Gregory Crouch — China’s Wings: War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight
  • Pamel Druckerman — Bringing up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of Parenting
  • Natalie Dykstra — Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life
  • Russ Feingold — While America Sleeps: A Wake-Up Call for the Post-9/11 Era
  • Deborah Feldman — Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
  • Michael R. Gordon & Gen. Bernard E. Trainor — The End Game: The Hidden History of America’s Struggle to Build Democracy in Iraq
  • Dave Isay — All There Is: Love Stories from Storycorps
  • Simcha Jacobovici — The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find that Reveals & James D. Tabor the Birth of Christianity
  • Tony Judt &  Timothy Snyder — Thinking the Twentieth Century
  • Robert Kanigel — On an Irish Island
  • Jonathan Kellerman — Silent Partner (Graphic Novel)
  • Toby Lester — Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
  • Alexander Masters — Simon: The Genius in My Basement
  • Eilat Negev &  Yehuda Koren — The First Lady of Fleet Street: The Life of Rachel Beer: Crusading Heiress and Newspaper Pioneer
  • Anne-Marie O’Connor — The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
  • Stephen R. Platt — Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
  • Eyal Press — Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times
  • Joe Sacco — Journalism
  • Sebastian Seung — Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
  • Noam Scheiber — The Escape Artists
  • Ira Shapiro — The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis
  • Charlotte Silver — Charlotte Au Chocolat: Memories of a Restaurant Girlhood
  • Jean Edward Smith — Eisenhower in War and Peace
  • Timothy Stanley — The Crusader: The Life and Tumultuous Times of Pat Buchanan
  • Craig Taylor — Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now—As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Left It, and Long for It
  • Barrett Tillman — Enterprise: America’s Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson — Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
  • David C. Unger — The Emergency State: America’s Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs
  • Mikey Walsh — Gypsy Boy: My Life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies
  • Doron Weber — Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir
  • Ali Wentworth — Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales
  • Jim Yardley — Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing

We’re one of America’s best libraries

December 1, 2011

The Grandview Heights Public Library has been recognized as a five-star library and the best public library in America in its category!

This marks the fourth consecutive time the Grandview Library has received five stars from The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, a national rating of public libraries.

The index identifies 262 “star” libraries (out of  7,513 public libraries) in its America’s Star Libraries 2011. It is based on 2009 data from the IMLS—circulation, visits, program attendance and Internet use, each per capita.

Thank you for making your Library great! We are proud to provide the services this community loves and supports. We are the place where the community connects!

In addition to the Grandview Library, four other Franklin County library systems received five-star ratings:

Learn about our Library Journal five-star ratings in 2009 (Round One and Two) & 2010, and our Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings Top 10 rankings in 2010 (#3), 2009 (#4), and 2008 (#9).

Questions? Call Administration at 614-486-2954.