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ENGLISH FICTION

ALL YOU CAN DREAM BUFFET
Author:   O'NEAL, BARBARA, 1959-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07711
1 volume in 1 container

Popular blogger and foodie queen Lavender Wills reigns over Lavender
Honey Farms, a serene slice of organic heaven nestled in Oregon wine
country. Lavender is determined to keep her legacy from falling into
the profit-driven hands of uncaring relatives, and she wants an heir
to sustain her life's work after she's gone. So she invites her three
closest online friends - fellow food bloggers, women of varied ages
and backgrounds - out to her farm. unrated. 2014.

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ANOTHER MAN'S MOCCASINS: A WALT LONGMIRE MYSTERY
Author:   JOHNSON, CRAIG, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALT LONGMIRE    4

LB  07714
1 volume in 1 container

A young Vietnamese woman found dead along a Wyoming interstate carried
an old picture of someone who appears to be Sheriff Walt Longmire. The
case--soon linked to a human trafficking ring--triggers Walt's
memories of experiences as a Marine during the Vietnam War. Strong
language and some violence. Spur Award.   2008.

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ANY OTHER NAME
Author:   JOHNSON, CRAIG, 1961-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALT LONGMIRE   11

LB  07775
1 volume in 1 container

Walt Longmire is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his
former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an
adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to
know what drove his old friend to take his own life. With the clock
ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Walt learns that the
by-the-book Holman might have suppressed evidence concerning three
missing women. unrated. 2014.

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BALANCING ACT
Author:   DAVIDS, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07806
1 volume in 1 container

A promise to her sister sends rising ballet star Cheryl Steele
temporarily back to the hometown she fled years ago in disgrace.
Then an unexpected snowstorm and an injured foot land her in the
home of Sam Hardin. Sam's two little girls wrap themselves around
her heart while they scheme to make Cheryl not a guest or temporary
nanny, but their new mom. unrated. 2011.

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BEFORE WE KISS
Author:   MALLERY, SUSAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FOOLS GOLD   14

LB  07788
1 volume in 1 container

Sam Ridge has notoriously bad luck with women. Still, the gorgeous
brunette at the bar in Fool's Gold looks harmless, until she takes
him home and he discovers a room devoted to securing a man, for life.
Dellina never guessed that storing gowns from a friend's bridal
boutique would chase away her first and only fling. She doesn't want
forever from Sam, but one night, all night, would've been nice.
unrated. 2014.

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BEST DEFENSE
Author:   RAWLS, RANDY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BETH BOWMAN    2

LB  07772
1 volume in 1 container

When private eye Beth Bowman's latest client, society wife Sabrina
Hammonds, is found dead, she's sure the woman's husband, a hot-shot
defense attorney, decided it would be easier to off her than pay a
hefty divorce settlement. And when Sabrina's five-year-old daughter,
Ashley, is kidnapped, Beth needs her friend Bob Sandiford and his
homeless crew to act as extra eyes and ears on the street if there's
going to be any hope of finding Ashley alive. unrated. 2013.

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BLOOD VALLEY
Author:   JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07797
1 volume in 1 container

Immune to death and war, Cotton accepts the job of sheriff in
Doubtful, Wyoming, despite the threat of a range war between the
ranchers and homesteaders. unrated. 1988.

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BUTTERFLY PALACE
Author:   COBLE, COLLEEN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07667
1 volume in 1 container

Austin, Texas - 1904: Abandoned by the love of her life and trying to
get over her mother's death, Lily Donaldson has come to Austin for a
fresh start, working for the Marshall family as a kitchen maid in
their mansion, the Butterfly Palace. But while serving at a dinner
party, Lily recognizes the man who abandoned her sitting among the
guests. Some violence. 2014.

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BY ITS COVER
Author:   LEON, DONNA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COMMISSARIO GUIDO BRUNETTI MYSTERY   23

LB  07782
1 volume in 1 container

Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a
prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several
rare books. The culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an
American professor. But that man fled the library earlier in the day,
and after checking his credentials, Brunetti finds that the professor
doesn't exist. As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply.
And when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years at the
library reading the Fathers of the Church, turns up brutally murdered,
Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man
innocent, or guilty. Unrated. 2014.

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CAKES OF WRATH
Author:   BRADY, JACKLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PIECE OF CAKE    4

LB  07757
1 volume in 1 container

When she joins the local small business alliance, cake shop owner
Rita Lucero meets fellow business owners Moose and Destiny Hazen, and
she becomes the prime suspect in Destiny's murder when she finds her
body in a storeroom. unrated. 2013.

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CHILD OF MINE
Author:   LEWIS, DAVID (DAVID GERALD)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07803
1 volume in 1 container

Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-year-old
adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents'
lives. When he travels, Natalie is cared for by her Amish nanny,
Laura Mast.-----Eight years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped.
Determined to find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead
And now, one last clue from a private investigator ignites a tiny
flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a young girl who matches
the profile. unrated. 2014.

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CHRISTMAS CANDLE
Author:   LUCADO, MAX
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07664
1 volume in 1 container

When an angel visits the home of candle maker Edward Haddington and
touches one of his candles on Christmas, it bestows a miracle on
every person who receives it, and Edward hopes that the angel will
visit since it has been twenty-four years since the last one. 2006.

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CITY
Author:   KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07801
1 volume in 1 container

Jonah Kirk is the son of an exceptional singer and grandson of a
formidable "piano man." He is a musical prodigy beginning to explore
his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people.
Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, "The City" encompasses a
lifetime but unfolds over three years of tribulation and triumph, in
which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of
enduring friendship, of everyday heroes. Violence and some strong
language. 2014.

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CITY OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY   13

LB  07709
1 volume in 1 container

Molly and Daniel Sullivan are settling happily into parenthood when
their domestic bliss is shattered by gang retaliation against Daniel
for a big arrest. Daniel wants his family safely out of New York.
Molly agrees to take their infant son Liam on the long journey to
Paris to stay with friends Sid and Gus. But Sid and Gus seem to have
vanished into thin air. Molly's search for them leads her to wonder
if she and Liam might have been safer at home. unrated. 2014.

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COURTING GRETA
Author:   HOOTMAN, RAMSEY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07783
1 volume in 1 container

Condescending computer genius Samuel, who is insecure about his
congenital birth defect, is anything but a ladies' man. But when he
leaves his lucrative career to become a high school computer-science
instructor, Samuel falls for gym teacher Greta. Strong language and
some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

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CRY IN THE NIGHT
Author:   HART, CAROLYN G
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07708
1 volume in 1 container

Egyptologist Sheila Ramsay develops a newfound interest in
Mesoamerican affairs after meeting an outspoken and attractive
Mexico City curator, a harsh critic of museums that deal in stolen
art. And her own museum gives her the perfect opportunity to see him:
a valuable Aztec manuscript needs to be returned to its rightful
owners, the wealthy Ortega family. unrated. 2012.

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DESTROYER ANGEL
Author:   BARR, NEVADA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY   18

LB  07704
1 volume in 1 container

Park ranger Anna Pigeon is vacationing in Minnesota when violent thugs
kidnap her four companions from their campsite. Anna tracks the
group's progress--which is hampered by one woman's paraplegia--and
plots to save her friends. Violence, strong language, and some
explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

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DISTORTION
Author:   BLACKSTOCK, TERRI, 1957-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07789
1 volume in 1 container

When Juliet Cole's husband of 15 years is murdered before her eyes,
she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she
answers hours of questioning by the police, then returns home to
break the tragic news to her boys. But a threatening voicemail takes
this from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack. Juliet
realizes that she and her children are in danger too, unless she
meets the killer's demands. unrated. 2014.

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DOING HARM
Author:   PARSONS, KELLY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07800
1 volume in 1 container

Married with two small children, chief resident Steve Mitchell hopes
to stay on at Boston's University Hospital as a surgeon and professor.
Instead, his career chances evaporate when a routine operation goes
wrong--and he realizes a killer is framing him. Violence, strong
language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

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EXERCISE IS MURDER
Author:   PATTERSON, JANIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07758
1 volume in 1 container

Invalided out of the Dallas Police Force after a brutal shootout set
up by her dirty cop ex-lover, Rebecca Cloudwebb now works as an
antiques dealer. While making a delivery to Flora Melkiot at Madam
Norina's Temple of Health exercise salon in the exclusive Olympus
House condominium highrise, Rebecca is among the witnesses to a
brutal murder. unrated. 2012.

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FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH: A SUGAR LAND MYSTERY
Author:   EVANS, STEPHANIE JAYE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SUGAR LAND MYSTERY    1

LB  07726
1 volume in 1 container

Walker "Bear" Wells, a former college football player who has
become a Church of Christ minister in Sugar Land, Texas, finds
himself being swept up into the investigation after a man is found
murdered on a local golf course. Some violence and some strong
language. 2012.

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FOR ALL TIME
Author:   DEVERAUX, JUDE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07799
1 volume in 1 container

When Prince Graydon Montgomery of Lanconia arrives in Nantucket for
the wedding of his cousin Jared, from True Love (DB 77350), he falls
under the spell of bridesmaid Toby Wyndham. With his twin brother's
help, Graydon and Toby leave to learn more about each other - and
reincarnation. unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

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FOREVER FRIDAY
Author:   LEWIS, TIMOTHY, 1954-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07778
1 volume in 1 container

Every Friday, a postcard. Every Friday, a love poem. Every Friday for
sixty years. Just doing his job, sorting through the unsold belongings
after an estate sale, Adam Colby is unprepared for what he finds in an
overlooked photo album: six decades of postcards and poems from Gabe
Alexander to his wife, Pearl. As their heartwarming story emerges
through Gabe's poems, it redefines what it means to be truly devoted
to one another. Could the secrets of their love affair, laid to rest
twenty years ago, hold the key to one man's future? Some violence.
2013.

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FOUR FRIENDS
Author:   CARR, ROBYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07795
1 volume in 1 container

Four women - Gerri, Andy, Sonja, and BJ - find friendship, love, and
strength as they deal with the difficult challenges in their
marriages and lives. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2014.

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FREEZER OR I'LL SHOOT
Author:   HAMILTON, VICTORIA, 1957-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: VINTAGE KITCHEN MYSTERY    3

LB  07743
1 volume in 1 container

Trying to escape her overbearing mother, vintage kitchenware
enthusiast and soon-to-be columnist Jaymie Leighton retreats to her
family's cottage on Heartbreak Island. While there she hopes to write
an article about the Ice House restaurant, owned by good friends and
neighbors, siblings Ruby and Garnet Redmond. Once an actual icehouse,
the restaurant is charmingly decorated with antique tools of the
trade, including a collection of picks. But when a dead body is found
with an ice pick through his heart, Jaymie must sharpen her sleuthing
skills before someone else gets picked off. unrated. 2013.

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GINGERBREAD BUMP-OFF
Author:   WASHBURN, L.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FRESH BAKED MYSTERY    6

LB  07759
1 volume in 1 container

While baking goodies for two large events and opening her home as
part of the annual Christmas Tour of Homes, Phyllis Newsom discovers
the dead body of a murdered close friend on her front porch. unrated.
2011.

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GLORIOUS
Author:   GUINN, JEFF
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07805
1 volume in 1 container

An impoverished childhood on the streets helped Cash McLendon hone
an instinct for self-preservation. Now, as son-in-law and heir
apparent to industrial mogul Rupert Douglass, his life lacks passion,
but seems securely set. When tragedy strikes, and his future dissolves
in an instant, McLendon flees Saint Louis, heading to the mining
town of Glorious in the Arizona territory. But he can't outrun his
past. unrated. 2014.

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GOLDEN MALICIOUS: AN ORCHARD MYSTERY
Author:   CONNOLLY, SHEILA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ORCHARD    7

LB  07760
1 volume in 1 container

Orchard owner Meg Corey investigates after she discovers a dead
body at an old saw mill's forest reserve and an insect infestation
comes to the area. unrated. 2013.

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HEART FAILURE
Author:   MABRY, RICHARD L.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07731
1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Carrie Markham's heart broke when her husband died two years ago.
Now, with her medical practice taking off, her engagement to paralegal
Adam Davidson seems almost too good to be true. Then a drive-by
shooting forces him to confess that Adam isn't his real name and that
he fled the witness protection program. Carrie is left with an
impossible choice: should she abandon this fiance she doesn't really
know, or accept his innocence and help him fight back. unrated. 2013.

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HEART MADE NEW
Author:   IRVIN, KELLY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLISS CREEK    2

LB  07791
1 volume in 1 container

Annie Shirack is trying to fight her feelings for David Plank, a young
Amish man who's struggling with an aggressive case of Hodgkin's
lymphoma. David loves Annie too much to let her into his life, only,
he fears, to leave her. When a homeless young woman named Charisma
and her two-year-old daughter, Gracie, show up in Bliss Creek, Annie
welcomes them into the Shirack household and tries to help them
establish a new life. unrated. 2012.

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HOME FOR MY HEART
Author:   MATEER, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07740
1 volume in 1 container

1910, Pennsylvania. Sadie Sillsby works as the assistant to the
matron at the Raystown Home for Orphan and Friendless Children and
dreams of the day she'll marry her beau, Blaine. But when the matron
surprises everyone by announcing her own engagement, Sadie is
suddenly next in line for the job. But the matron of the Home cannot
be married. Is Sadie willing to give up her dreams of a life with
Blaine and a family of her own? And when it's revealed that the Home
is spending a lot more money than it's taking in, can Sadie turn
things around before the place is forced to close forever? unrated.
2013.

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HOUSE THAT LOVE BUILT
Author:   WISEMAN, BETH, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07784
1 volume in 1 container

Smithville, Texas. Widowed hardware-store owner Brooke Holloway
welcomes newcomer Owen Saunders to town. A bitter divorce left Owen
distrustful of love, but wholesome Brooke and her two kids appeal to
him. Meanwhile, Owen's uncle and a local teen move into the old
mansion Owen is restoring. 2013.

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HUMANS
Author:   HAIG, MATT, 1975-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07668
1 volume in 1 container

An alien visitor takes the form of professor Andrew Martin to study
humans--and to derail a discovery that the real Martin has made. He
bonds with Martin's wife and son, leaving him with a difficult
decision when his mission demands closure. Strong language and some
descriptions of sex. 2013.

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I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07660
1 volume in 1 container

Five years ago someone killed Dr. Greg Moran while he pushed his
three-year-old son on a park swing. Now his widow Laurie begins
production of a reality television show on the twenty-year-old murder
of a socialite, not realizing the two terrifying, unsolved cases will
soon merge. Some violence. Bestseller.  2014.

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JENNIFER: AN O'MALLEY LOVE STORY
Author:   HENDERSON, DEE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: OMALLEY FAMILY      

LB  07727
1 volume in 1 container

Pediatrician Jennifer O'Malley is attracted to surgeon Tom Peterson--a
devout Christian whom Jennifer is hesitant to introduce to her family.
But after she receives unexpected news about her health she turns to
God, her relatives, and Tom for support. Prequel to The Negotiator (BR
13052). 2013.

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KEEPER
Author:   LESCROART, JOHN T
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07779
1 volume in 1 container

Katie Chase, wife of Hal Chase - a guard in the San Francisco county
jail - has disappeared. By the time Dismas Hardy hears about it, Katie
has been missing for five days. The case has become a suspected
homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect. He wants Hardy as his defense
lawyer. Hardy calls on his friend, former homicide detective Abe
Glitsky, to identify other possible suspects, and there is no shortage
of them. As Glitsky probes further, he learns of questionable inmate
deaths at the county jail. When Katie's body is found, Homicide
arrests Hal and he finds himself an inmate in the very jail where he
used to work, a place full of secrets he knows well. Strong language
and some violence. 2014.

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LIMESTONE GUMPTION
Author:   ROBINSON, BRYAN E.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07761
1 volume in 1 container

When psychologist Brad Pope returns to his hometown to confront his
long-lost father, he becomes a prime suspect in the murder of a
cave diver. And Brad's hopes of settling things with his father and
reconnecting with his cantankerous Grandma Gigi are hindered both
by his father's whereabouts and by the sinister secrets of Grandma
Gigi's Women's Preservation Club. unrated. 2014.

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LOVE WITH A PERFECT COWBOY
Author:   WILDE, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CUPID TEXAS    4

LB  07809
1 volume in 1 container

When Melody Spencer agrees to help Luke Nielson, her first love, put
together an advertising campaign to save their hometown of Cupid,
Texas, where he is now major, she finds that the chemistry between
them is as strong as ever. unrated. 2014.

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MISS JULIA'S MARVELOUS MAKEOVER
Author:   ROSS, ANN B
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07790
1 volume in 1 container

It's summer in Abbotsville, and Miss Julia has visions of enjoying a
life of leisure. But a letter from her long-lost cousin Elsie informs
her that Elsie's granddaughter is on a bus headed to Abbotsville.
Elsie proclaims that she is sending Trixie to Miss Julia's to learn
to become a lady. When the rude and unkempt Trixie arrives, even Sam
and Lloyd agree that Miss Julia faces quite a challenge. unrated.
2014.

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MISSING YOU
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07710
1 volume in 1 container

NYPD detective Kat's past haunts her: the man convicted of killing her
father recants and her ex-fiance reappears on an online dating site.
When a teen asks for help finding his mother, Kat doesn't realize her
personal connection to the case. Violence, strong language, and some
descriptions of sex. 2014.

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MR. MERCEDES
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07734
1 volume in 1 container

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city,
hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a
job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in
a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and
charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The
killer escapes. Months later, retired cop Bill Hodges is still
haunted by the unsolved crime. Violence, strong language, and explicit
descriptions of sex. 2014.

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NEED YOU NOW
Author:   WISEMAN, BETH, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07774
1 volume in 1 container

Brad and Darlene Henderson move from Houston to the small town of
Round Top, Texas, to provide a safe environment for their children.
Their marriage has had its rocky periods, but when Darlene begins
working outside the home, the problems intensify. When the widowed
father of one of her special needs students begins to pay
inappropriate attention to her, she is torn between her marriage
and a man who really seems to listen to her. unrated. 2014.

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OMAHA TRAIL: A RALPH COMPTON NOVEL BY JORY SHERMAN
Author:   SHERMAN, JORY
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAIL DRIVE   25

LB  07787
1 volume in 1 container

Oklahoma rancher Dane Kramer plans to pay off the note on his land
once he sells a herd of cattle to a buyer in Omaha. Dane doesn't
realize that his banker wants the ranch for himself--and plans to
sabotage Dane on the trail. Some violence and some strong language.
2012.

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ONE AND ONLY
Author:   GIFFIN, EMILY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07732
1 volume in 1 container

Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker,
Texas -- a small college town that lives and dies by football. Growing
up with Lucy, the daughter of Walker's head coach as her best friend,
Shea never outgrew her obsession with football. After Lucy's mother
dies, Shea tries to quell her inappropriate feelings for Coach Carr, but
even a new job as a sportswriter and a new boyfriend who plays
for the Dallas Cowboys aren't enough to keep her mind off her best
friend's father. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2014.

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ORDINARY GRACE
Author:   KRUEGER, WILLIAM KENT
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07802
1 volume in 1 container

Minnesota, 1961. Thirteen-year-old Frank Drum's summer is steeped in
death: a neighborhood boy hit by a train, a hobo found dead--and then
a member of Frank's family is murdered. Frank is determined to seek
vengeance and can't understand why his younger brother isn't. Some
violence and some strong language. 2013.

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POSSIBILITIES
Author:   HEMMINGS, KAUI HART
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07796
1 volume in 1 container

Sarah is a single mother reeling from grief: Three months ago, her
21-year-old son, Cully, died in an avalanche near their home. As Sarah
tries her best to go on, she has trouble keeping her grief at bay. Her
father urges Sarah to go back to work at the local morning show. Her
best friend convinces Sarah to sort through Cully's belongings.
Slowly, she comes to terms with a world without her son. Then a girl
named Kit appears on Sarah's doorstep, and she's carrying Cully's
child. unrated. 2014.

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PRAYER BOX
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07794
1 volume in 1 container

When Hatteras Island old-timer Iola Anne Poole passes away at
ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage finds
herself charged with cleaning out Iola's rambling Victorian house.
Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi Jo Reese never expects
to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola's walls. But
all that changes when she discovers eighty-one carefully decorated
prayer boxes containing the story of a lifetime written on random
bits of paper. unrated. 2014.

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PREACHER'S BLOOD HUNT: THE FIRST MOUNTAIN MAN
Author:   JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07808
1 volume in 1 container

It's fur trapping season and Preacher is about to discover the Rocky
Mountain trail holds more than wild game; it's also infested with
murderers and trail trash quick to deceive, steal, and hunt Preacher
down. Among them is Jebediah Druke, his ruthless band of killers, and
most terrifying of all, the barbaric renegade Crow warrior know as
Blood Eye. unrated. 2014.

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RESCUE TEAM: GRACE MEDICAL
Author:   CALVERT, CANDACE, 1950-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GRACE MEDICAL    2

LB  07670
1 volume in 1 container

After the previous supervisor disappeared, Kate Callison was made
acting director of Grace Medical's chaotic Austin, Texas, emergency
room. Overwhelmed with her job duties and struggling with her faith,
Kate develops a relationship with handsome rescue volunteer Wes
Tanner. Sequel to Trauma Plan (DB 75514). 2013.

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RUNAWAY BRIDE
Author:   MARCHAND, NOELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07733
1 volume in 1 container

Texas, 1887. The only husband Lorelei Wilkins ever wanted was Sean
O'Brien, but she's waited too long for him to love her back. When
another man proposes, she accepts - until, standing at the altar, she
realizes she can't marry without love. Bolting out of town toward a
fresh start, she never suspects that her parents would send Sheriff
O'Brien to bring her home. 2012.

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SADIE'S PRIZE
Author:   DALEY, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07807
1 volume in 1 container

Devoted to her students, irrepressible Sadie Spencer would stop at
nothing to help them. Even if it meant winning a date with one of
Oklahoma's most eligible bachelors, Andrew Knight, to discuss their
needs. But on their "date," Sadie quickly saw that Andrew was more
than the cold businessman she'd assumed he was, and he had a lot
more to offer than mere money. unrated. 2012.

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SAFE IN HIS ARMS
Author:   COBLE, COLLEEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07729
1 volume in 1 container

Margaret O'Brien prides herself on her competence as a rancher. But
her father believes she's made for more than just dawn-to-dusk work.
He wants her to have the love of a good man, to raise children, to
build a life. But Margaret gave up such dreams years ago. unrated.
2013.

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SAVING HOPE
Author:   DALEY, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MEN OF THE TEXAS RANGERS    1

LB  07798
1 volume in 1 container

When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas
Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced
into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization.
But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is
terrorized and Kate is kidnapped. unrated. 2012.

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SCORNED JUSTICE
Author:   DALEY, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MEN OF THE TEXAS RANGERS    3

LB  07738
1 volume in 1 container

When Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is called to investigate an attack
on the brother of his high school sweetheart, Rebecca Morgan, he
thinks it's an open-and-shut case. But as Brody digs deeper, he
realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial
Rebecca will be overseeing. With her help, Brody compiles evidence of
cattle rustling, bribery and payoffs, which shatters their
community and puts Rebecca directly in the line of fire. unrated.
2013.

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SECOND-HAND STIFF
Author:   JAFFARIAN, SUE ANN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ODELIA GREY    8

LB  07679
1 volume in 1 container

Thanksgiving with her fault-finding mother has Odelia Grey stewing
in her own juices. But her husband’s cousin Ina - who shows up to
dinner alone with ugly bruises - clearly has it worse. Things quickly
go downhill after Odelia's mother decides to extend her visit a few
days to attend a storage auction with Ina, who owns a consignment
shop and Ina's husband's body is found inside a storage locker.
Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

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SENSIBLE ARRANGEMENT
Author:   PETERSON, TRACIE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LONE STAR BRIDES    1

LB  07773
1 volume in 1 container

Marty Dandridge Olson is a widow looking for a way out of Texas.
Widower Jake Wythe has secured a job as a bank manager in Denver,
only to discover that the bank board wants him to be a married man.
With Texas in his roots, he advertises for a Lone Star bride, and
Marty answers the call. They both agree they are done with romance
and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of
convenience. Some violence. 2014.

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SEVERED TRUST
Author:   DALEY, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MEN OF THE TEXAS RANGERS    4

LB  07677
1 volume in 1 container

The day Sadie Thompson finds her student Lexie asleep in class and
can't wake her is the day she realizes how entrenched a prescription
drug ring is in the high school. Determined to do something about the
problem, she becomes involved with Ethan Stone, a Texas Ranger who
suspects the drug ring reaches far beyond the school. unrated. 2013.

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SUSPICION
Author:   FINDER, JOSEPH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07737
1 volume in 1 container

When single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to
afford the private school his teenage daughter adores, he has no one
to turn to for financial support. In what seems like a stroke of
brilliant luck, Danny meets Thomas Galvin, the father of his
daughter's new best friend, who also happens to be one of the
wealthiest men in Boston. Galvin is aware of Danny's situation and
out of the blue offers a $50,000 loan to help Danny cover his
daughter's tuition. unrated. 2014.

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SWEET SPOT
Author:   EVANOVICH, STEPHANIE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07762
1 volume in 1 container

When pro baseball player Chase Walker first meets Amanda at her
restaurant, it's love at first sight. He's not interested in playing
the field; he wants an independent woman like Amanda. A curvaceous
beauty and successful entrepreneur, Amanda becomes Chase's number
one fan when she is introduced to his very secret pre-game rituals.
unrated. 2014.

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TAMARACK MURDERS
Author:   MCMANUS, PATRICK F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07804
1 volume in 1 container

When Blight County, Idaho sheriff Bo Tully and his deputy hike into
the deep woods, tracking a suspected bank robber, little do they
realize that they are about to witness a murder that, in turn,
will thrust Sheriff Tully into an investigation that will test his
crime-solving skills. unrated. 2013.

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THAT SUMMER
Author:   WILLIG, LAUREN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07777
1 volume in 1 container

When Julia Conley hears that she has inherited a house outside London
from an unknown great-aunt, she assumes it's a joke. But when she
arrives to sort through the house, with the help of her cousin
Natasha and sexy antiques dealer Nicholas; bits of memory start
coming back. And then she discovers a pre-Raphaelite painting, hidden
behind the false back of an old wardrobe, and a window onto the
house's shrouded history begins to open. unrated. 2014.

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TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH
Author:   IRVIN, KELLY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLISS CREEK    1

LB  07722
1 volume in 1 container

When Carl returns to their small Amish community, Emma must choose
between her childhood love and Thomas, the strong, quiet widower
who always seems to be underfoot. unrated. 2012.

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TRINITY: MILITARY WAR DOG
Author:   KENDIG, RONIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07730
1 volume in 1 container

A year ago in Afghanistan, Green Beret Heath Daniels' career was
destroyed. Along with his faith. Forced to the sidelines by a medical
discharge, he and his military war dog, Trinity, now train other dogs
and their handlers. But military intelligence officer Darci Kintz has
been captured while secretly tracking the Taliban. Only one dog can
handle the extreme conditions to save her. Only one man can handle
Trinity. Time is running out. unrated. 2012.

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TROUBLE WITH HONOR
Author:   LONDON, JULIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07705
1 volume in 1 container

Desperate times call for daring measures as Honor Cabot, the eldest
stepdaughter of the wealthy Earl of Beckingham, awaits her family's
ruin. Upon the earl's death she and her sisters stand to lose their
grand home to their stepbrother and his social-climbing fiancee.
Forced to act quickly, Honor makes a devil's bargain with the only
rogue in London who can seduce her stepbrother's fiancee out of their
lives for good. unrated. 2014.

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UNDER A TEXAS SKY
Author:   GARLOCK, DOROTHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07661
1 volume in 1 container

1932. Anna Finnegan grew up poor in 1920s Chicago but became a stage
actress. While shooting her first movie in Texas she meets blacksmith
Dalton Barnes. The two join forces to find out who is trying to
sabotage the film. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

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UNSPOKEN WORDS
Author:   WILSON, MARY ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07724
1 volume in 1 container

Businessman Jackson Ford has always prided himself on being in
control. But he can't make Victoria speak. Jackson became the little
girl's guardian when her parents died, and he's been unable to get
through to her since. Desperate, he turns to free-spirited therapist
Rain Armstrong. 2012.

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WAITING FOR NICK
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STANISLASKI SAGA    5

LB  07702
1 volume in 1 container

Twenty-four-year-old Frederica Kimball moves to Manhattan to begin a
new life, preferably with composer Nick LeBeck, her childhood crush.
All she has to do is persuade Nick to let her be his lyricist. Some
explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1997.

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WAITING FOR WEDNESDAY
Author:   FRENCH, NICCI
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: FRIEDA KLEIN    3

LB  07770
1 volume in 1 container

While consulting on the murder of a housewife who was hiding a
shocking secret, brilliant psychotherapist Frieda Klein is brought
closer to a serial killer who has long escaped detection and wonders
if she is solving both cases or if she is just the victim of her own
paranoid, fragile mind. Violence, strong language, and some
descriptions of sex. 2013.

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WHEN WE MET
Author:   MALLERY, SUSAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FOOLS GOLD CALIFORNIA   13

LB  07674
1 volume in 1 container

Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that
can't be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved
to Fool's God, California, he's cobbled together a life for himself
as a bodyguard trainer. If he's not exactly happy, at least his
heart is safe. Working with pro-football superstars taught
tough-talking PR woman Taryn Crawford one thing - she can go toe to
toe with any man. unrated. 2014.

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WHILE BEAUTY SLEPT
Author:   BLACKWELL, ELIZABETH CANNING
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07728
1 volume in 1 container

Elise Dalriss, a poor farm girl, rises through the ranks at the castle
of St. Elsip to the position of private maid to Queen Lenore. Unable
to produce an heir, the queen turns to the magic of her aunt Millicent
and endangers the royal family. Some violence and some strong
language. 2014.

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WITHOUT WARNING
Author:   ROSENFELT, DAVID
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07703
1 volume in 1 container

Police chief Jake Robbins and newspaper editor Katie Sanford have
something in common - Katie's late husband was convicted of
murdering Jake's wife. But a time capsule's premature opening
reveals skeletal remains, a note that clears Katie's husband, and
proof that the killer is still active. Strong language and some
violence. 2014.
 

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION


GOOD NURSE: A TRUE STORY OF MEDICINE, MADNESS, AND MURDER
Author:   GRAEBER, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07673
1 volume in 1 container

Journalist with exclusive access to imprisoned former nurse Charles
Cullen describes Cullen's path to becoming possibly the most prolific
serial killer in history. Details the ease with which Cullen gave
fatal drug overdoses to hospitalized patients and, despite suspicions,
kept getting jobs until his arrest in 2003. 2013.

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HOUR OF PERIL: THE SECRET PLOT TO MURDER LINCOLN BEFORE THE CIVIL
Author:   STASHOWER, DANIEL
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07786
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "War"
Details the plot to assassinate president-elect Abraham Lincoln in
Baltimore while he was en route to Washington, D.C., for his
inauguration in February 1861. Profiles Allan Pinkerton, founder of
the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and widow Kate Warne, America's first
female private investigator. Some violence. 2013.

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IT AIN'T OVER...TILL IT'S OVER: REINVENTING YOUR LIFE--AND REALIZING
Author:   THOMAS, MARLO
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07676
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Your Dreams--Anytime, at Any Age"
Actress Thomas profiles sixty women and the way they have changed
their lives. Includes stories about creating new businesses, leaving
abusive relationships, immigration, changing careers, providing
opportunities to others, and more. 2014.

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LITTLE GIRL WHO FOUGHT THE GREAT DEPRESSION
Author:   KASSON, JOHN F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07716
1 volume in 1 container

For four consecutive years Shirley Temple was the world's box office
champion, a record never equaled. What distinguished Shirley Temple
from every other Hollywood star of the period was how brilliantly
she shone. Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression,
she radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits
of millions and shaped their collective character for generations
to come. unrated. 2014.

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MOZART
Author:   JOHNSON, PAUL, 1928-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07780
1 volume in 1 container

Concise, illuminating biography of Mozart. Johnson's focus is on the
music - Mozart's wondrous output of composition and his uncanny gift
for instrumentation. Johnson also challenges the many myths that have
followed Mozart, including those about the composer's health, wealth,
religion, and relationships. Some strong language. 2013.

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NEWS: A USER'S MANUAL
Author:   DE BOTTON, ALAIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07785
1 volume in 1 container

Philosopher and author of The Consolations of Philosophy (DB 51489)
provides techniques for critically analyzing news reports. Focuses on
the subject categories of politics, world news, economics, celebrity,
disaster, and consumption. Considers the ways people receive news in
the early twenty-first century, including personalized reports on
electronic devices. 2014.

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ROMANCE IS MY DAY JOB: A MEMOIR OF FINDING LOVE AT LAST
Author:   BLOOM, PATIENCE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07681
1 volume in 1 container

We've all wished romance could be more like fiction. Patience Bloom
certainly did. As a teen she fell in love with Harlequin novels and
imagined her life turning out just like the heroines' on the pages.
Years later she moved to New York and found her dream job editing
Harlequin romances. Bloom became an expert at fictional love stories,
but her dating life was uninspired. She'd nearly given up on love
when a Facebook message from a high-school friend thousands of miles
away sparked a promising relationship. Some strong language and some
descriptions of sex. 2014.

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SHORT GUIDE TO A LONG LIFE
Author:   AGUS, DAVID, 1965-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07669
1 volume in 1 container

Cancer researcher distills his book The End of Illness (DB 74306) into
a concise collection of tips for healthy living. Recommends a diet of
non-processed seasonal foods and a daily fitness routine to maintain
weight and manage stress. Bestseller.  2014.

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UNDENIABLY YOURS
Author:   WADE, BECKY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07781
1 volume in 1 container

When Meg Cole's father dies unexpectedly, she is forced to return
home to Texas and take up the reins of his empire at Whispering
Creek Ranch. Meg - more interested in art than oil - has no patience
to deal with a thoroughbred racehorse farm, and gives manager Bo
Porter six months to close it down. Although determined to resent the
woman, Bo finds Meg evokes in him a profound desire to protect. Then,
just when Meg begins to realize that Bo might be the one thing on the
ranch worth keeping, their fragile bond is viciously broken. Unrated.
2013.

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UNDER MAGNOLIA: A SOUTHERN MEMOIR
Author:   MAYES, FRANCES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07706
1 volume in 1 container

Frances Mayes revisits her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia,
exploring the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting
force of a chaotic and loving family. unrated. 2014.

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WHY I READ: THE SERIOUS PLEASURE OF BOOKS
Author:   LESSER, WENDY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07675
1 volume in 1 container

Literary editor and writer examines the myriad reasons for her
personal love of literature. Explores aspects of the written word that
bring her pleasure in chapters devoted to "Character and Plot," "The
Space Between," "Novelty," "Authority," and others. Also considers the
sensuous delights of the physical book. 2014.

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