Last Updated: Nov 19, 2014
Look for these titles in the McNaughton Collection sometime soon!
Publication Date: 2014-01-13
With Two-face as judge and prosecutor, the only chance The Joker has at getting out of this so-called 'trial,' led by super-villains, may just be the Caped Crusader himself.
The Paying Guests
Publication Date: 2014-09-16
Tempers flare and passions ignite when a poor widow and her spinster daughter welcome a young 'clerk class' couple into their large, empty home in 1922 London. -Brodart
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
Publication Date: 2014-09-23
A tragic and triumphant life comes first circle as Newark slums African-American Robert Peace escapes a dangerous life to go to Yale University, though his new chapter is cut disastrously short when a return home sends him right back to the drug dealers and shady streets he once thought were gone for good. Explore Robert's relationships with those closest to him as you consider what it takes to rise above and fight for a life worth living.
Publication Date: 2014-10-28
Feeling young and old at the same time keeps Amy Poehler on her toes as she reflects on her life so far, humorously recounting her divorce from Will Arnett and taking stock of where the 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Parks and Recreation' star's life has led her with lists, sight gags, photos, and more.
Publication Date: 2014-12-09
Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones...track down the late Moriarty's dangerous...as they seek the truth behind the Reichenbach Falls catastrophe that sent both Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes...to their deaths.- Brodart
Vanessa and Her Sister
Publication Date: 2014-12-30
A devoted, emotionally intense portrait of the Bloomsbury group focuses in particular on sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf, whose complicated relationship is tested to the breaking point by their competing affections for two men. - Kirkus
Batman - Arkham Origins
Publication Date: 2014-12-30
Batman takes on Bane, The Joker, Deathstroke, Copperhead, and a host of other would-be assassins as the Dark Knight seeks answers about Black Mask's ordered hit in the comics based on the video game.
Publication Date: 2015-03-10
A German U-boat captain's secret agenda helps shed new light on the tragedy that sank the Liverpool-bound 'Lusitania,' a luxury ocean liner carrying more children and infants than any luxury ocean liner that came before.
The Pope and Mussolini
The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and “Il Duce” had many things in common. They shared a distrust of democracy and a visceral hatred of Communism. Both were prone to sudden fits of temper and were fiercely protective of the prerogatives of their office. (“We have many interests to protect,” the Pope declared, soon after Mussolini seized control of the government in 1922.) Each relied on the other to consolidate his power and achieve his political goals. -from Amazon
When a story goes viral online, it may be hard to separate fact from fiction. Here, readers discover how to spot the truth among the lies in topics ranging from online breaking news to online dating. -Brodart
As the trilogy reaches its climax, Partridge faces conflicting emotions as he stands in his father's place, leading the Pures inside the Dome. While his father longed to destroy the Dome from the inside with Partridge's old teacher's help, Partridge reconsiders what the Dome really needs from him. Meanwhile, Pressia and Bradwell continue their quest to escape oppression, but the only one who can help them could be someone they no longer trust. -Brodart
Escaping the island was just the start of their bizarre journey. Jacob and his friends meet strange animals and even stranger surprises as they welcome new allies and make for a capital known for a most peculiar capital: London. A new set of vintage photographs illustrate the journey in this sequel to 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.' - Brodart
Sometimes the perfect friend is a perfect stranger. As soon-to-be college roommates Elizabeth and Lauren face changing childhood relationships and family crises, the two assigned college roommates share e-mails to guid each other through the worst of the drama-filled summer before they head off to college in this dual perspective novel. - Brodart
Far Far Away
Jeremy Johnson Johnson hears voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of The Brothers Grimm. Jacob watches over Jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world and the next. But Jacob can't protect Jeremy from everything. When coltish, copper-haired Ginger Boultinghouse takes a bite of a cake so delicious it’s rumored to be bewitched, she falls in love with the first person she sees: Jeremy. In any other place, this would be a turn for the better for Jeremy, but not in Never Better, where the Finder of Occasions—whose identity and evil intentions nobody knows—is watching and waiting, waiting and watching. . . And as anyone familiar with the Brothers Grimm know, not all fairy tales have happy endings.-from Amazon
Irresistible new minister Charles Jacobs and his stunning wife make their mark on a local church while the charismatic preacher forges a unique bond with a boy named Jamie Morton, but catastrophe soon banishes Charles from the town. - Brodart
Flesh and Blood
Scarpetta's Miami birthday trip will have to wait. Seven strange pennies near her Cambridge house and a nearby high school music teacher's shocking death give Dr. Kay Scarpetta a birthday present she will never forget when a music teacher is mysteriously shot to death while unloading groceries. - Brodart
The Secret Place
'I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM.' The photo of a murdered boy with a chilling caption reopens a stalled case when a teenager shows Detective Stephen Moran the picture she found pinned to a special board reserved for the St. Kilda's School girls' anonymous secrets. Now Stephen must team with the difficult Detective Antoinette Conway to find a boy's killer in Dublin. - Brodart
A Song for Issy Bradley
Publication Date: 2014-08-12
Tragedy tears a faithful family apart as the Bradleys head down radically different roads that bring revelation about faith, doubt, and what it really means to be a family. -Brodart
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Persuaded by an older woman to determine the reason his close group of high school friends suspiciously abandoned him after his first year of college, Tsukuru Tazaki sets out on a journey to find the friends he thought he knew and the man he is meant to be. -Brodart
Mrs. Quine is used to her novelist husband, Owen Quine, wandering off only to show up days later, but detective Cormoran Strike finds something far more sinister afoot when he seeks the woman's missing husband and finds the man brutally murdered just as the novelist was preparing to publish a piece filled with scandalous truths about those who knew Owen best. Cormoran must race the clock to understand the merciless killer's motives. - Brodart
A familiar voice from beyond helps a widowed fantasy writer make it through a hard winter's night in 'Alphinland,' while a woman born with a genetic anomaly desperately tries to prove she is not a vampire in 'Lusus Naturae.' Nine twisted tales reveal the stranger side of life in this dark short story collection. - Brodart
Thirteen-year-old Jenna's search for her missing mother, a scientist known for her work studying grief in elephants before she vanished 10 years ago, teams Jenna with psychic Serenity Jones and detective Virgil Stanhope as the three seek answers about Jenna's missing mother and its potential connection to the death of one of the woman's co-workers. -Brodart
The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man
Publication Date: 2014-10-28
Repossessing cars and working at the bar his sister inherited is going just fine for former college football star Ruddy McCann until he starts hearing a voice in his head. When Ruddy learns that the woman he is falling on love with might be none other than the daughter of the man in his head, Ruddy sets out to solve the twisted mystery of 'Alan Lottner' once and for all. -Brodart
A farmer's wife dons a uniform and fights her way into history as readers meet so-called Ash Thompson, a woman who leaves her husband and disguises herself as a man to fight in the Civil War. - Brodart
Wolf in White Van
A man badly disfigured in a gun accident ponders gaming, heavy metal, family, love and the crazed emotions that tend to surround our obsessions. -from Kirkus Review
This unique print collection is aimed at offering the faculty, staff and students at Siena a variety of current and popular titles which cover a wide range of genres including, but not limited to, literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romance. There is even a few young adult titles thrown in there. We also wanted to make sure that we included a small selection of non-fiction to choose from like biographies, histories, and social commentaries for the those who prefer to "keep it real!"
Our collection contains approximately 200 books which will be periodically rotated out and augmented with about 15 new titles each semester.
For a complete list of all the titles in the Standish Library's McNaughton Collection, visit the Library Catalog and search for "McNaughton" in the note field.