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.

Abraham Lincoln in the kitchen : a culinary view of Lincoln’s life and times, by Rae Katherine Eighmey

Call Number: TX715 .E3368 2013

A culinary portrait of the 16th President reveals his cooking prowess while describing 19th-century kitchen practices, sharing dozens of period recipes and engaging stories about how Lincoln prepared and served favorite foods to guests and during rallies.





The ocean at the end of the lane, by Neil Gaiman

Call Number: PR6057.A319 O24 2013

When otherworldly beings are set loose on the world, threatening the life of a little boy, the extraordinary Hempstock women–Lettie, her mother and her grandmother–summon all of their courage and cleverness to keep him alive, but soon discover that his survival comes with a high–and deadly–price.





The system : the glory and scandal of big-time college football, by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian

Call Number: GV959 .B372 2013

A revelatory account based on the authors’ unprecedented access to the NCAA’s highest-level programs throughout the 2012 season describes its high-powered system of billion-dollar television deals, high-priced coaches, football “hostessing,” castoff athlete-students and paid test takers.





The golem and the jinni : a novel, by Helene Wecker

Call Number: PS3623.E39775 G65 2013

Chava, a golem brought to life by a disgraced rabbi, and Ahmad, a jinni made of fire, form an unlikely friendship on the streets of New York until a fateful choice changes everything.