Featured New Books

Here are a few featured  selections from our most recent shipment of new books. These books are located on the new book wall on the second floor and may be checked out at the second floor desk or at the fourth floor circulation desk. If our copy is checked out, use the link to the ALICE catalog and try repeating your search in OhioLINK to find another copy of the book.

A guide for the perplexed : a novel, by Dara Horn

Call Number: PS3608.O76 G85 2013

While consulting at an Egyptian library, software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi is kidnapped and her talent for preserving memories becomes her only means of escape as the power of her ingenious work is revealed, while at home, her jealous sister Judith takes over her life at home.





November 22, 1963 : reflections on the life, assassination, and legacy of John F. Kennedy,  compiled by Dean R. Owen

Call Number: E842.9 .N679 2013

Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, this intriguing collection of interviews and commentaries from notable men and women connected to that tragic Friday afternoon investigates not only where we were that day, but where we have come since.





Paleofantasy : what evolution really tells us about sex, diet, and how we live, by Marlene Zuk

Call Number: GN281 .Z85 2013

A professor of ecology, evolution and behavior debunks the myths behind the paleo diet and defends her assertion that modern man is not biologically the same as our caveman ancestors and should, therefore, not eat as they did.





Redshirts, by John Scalzi

Call Number: PS3619.C256 R43 2012

Enjoying his assignment with the xenobiology lab on board the prestigious Intrepid, ensign Andrew Dahl worries about casualties suffered by low-ranking officers during away missions before making a shocking discovery about the starship’s actual purpose.