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ENGLISH FICTION
 

APART AT THE SEAMS
Author:   BOSTWICK, MARIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COBBLED COURT QUILT    6

LB  07876
  1 volume in 1 container

When her marriage of twenty six years seems to be coming apart at the
seams, Gayla flees to New Bern, Connecticut, to see if she can
overcome the feelings of betrayal, forgive her husband, and create a
new future. unrated. 2014.

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APPLE ORCHARD
Author:   WIGGS, SUSAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BELLA VISTA CHRONICLES    1

LB  07862
  1 volume in 1 container

San Francisco-based antiques expert Tess Delaney, raised in Ireland by
her mother and grandmother, learns that the paternal grandfather she
never knew is in a coma. Tess ventures to Sonoma County, where she
meets her family, the Johansens, and falls in love with a vintner.
Commercial audiobook. 2013.

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ART OF ARRANGING FLOWERS
Author:   BRANARD, LYNNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07901
  1 volume in 1 container

A novel about love, grief, renewal - and the powerful language of
flowers. Ruby Jewell knows flowers. In her twenty years as a florist
she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her
faithful dog, Clementine, resting at her feet. A customer can walk in,
and with just a glance or a few words, Ruby can throw together the
perfect arrangement for any occasion. Unrated. 2014.

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BOUQUET OF LOVE: WEDDINGS BY DESIGN
Author:   THOMPSON, JANICE A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WEDDINGS BY DESIGN    4

LB  07902
  1 volume in 1 container

Florist Cassia Pappas hopes to develop a strong professional
relationship with wedding coordinator Bella Neally, but when her
Greek family relocates to Galveston, she'll discover that a big
family complicates the best-laid plans, and two big families are a
recipe for disaster. Unrated. 2014.

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BOY, SNOW, BIRD
Author:   OYEYEMI, HELEN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07864
  1 volume in 1 container

1950s. A woman named Boy Novak flees Manhattan for suburban
Massachusetts. There, she falls in love and marries Arturo Whitman,
father to six-year-old Snow. When Boy and Arturo's own daughter, Bird,
is born, it is revealed that Arturo and Snow are African Americans
passing for white. Some violence. 2014.

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CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS
Author:   CALDWELL, TAYLOR, 1900-1985
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07861
  1 volume in 1 container

A self-made Irish immigrant, Joe Armagh, is determined that his son
Rory will become the first Catholic president of the United States
despite the "curse of the family."  Bestseller 1972.

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CHANCE OF A LIFETIME
Author:   SOUTH, SHERI COBB
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07906
  1 volume in 1 container

After earning her journalism degree, Tara Bentley settles for a ground
level position at the tiny "Harper's Corners Herald" under the
disapproving tutelage of embittered ex-NFL star, Murphy Masters.
Unrated. 2000.

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CHATEAU OF SECRETS
Author:   DOBSON, MELANIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07879
  1 volume in 1 container

A young noblewoman hides French resistance fighters in tunnels
beneath her home while Germans occupy her house. Seventy years later,
her granddaughter visits the family's abandoned chateau and uncovers
shocking secrets from the past. Unrated. 2014.

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ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY   37

LB  07870
  1 volume in 1 container

Mrs. Oliver, an elderly writer of detective stories, and Poirot
collaborate to find out what really happened to the parents of
Mrs. Oliver's goddaughter.

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GOLDEN BALL AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07872
  1 volume in 1 container

Fifteen short mysteries of bizarre romantic entanglements,
supernatural visitations, and classic murder written in the 1920s and
1930s. Includes "The Girl in the Train," "The Rajah's Emerald,"
"Swan Song," "The Hound of Death," "The Gipsy," "The Strange Case of
Sir Arthur Carmichael," "The Call of Wings," and others. 1924

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GRAY MOUNTAIN
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07858
  1 volume in 1 container

Furloughed Wall Street attorney Samantha Kofe is offered an unpaid
year-long stint at an Appalachian legal aid clinic with the slim
chance of returning to her old job when done. Entering the murky world
of coal mining, Samantha is soon engulfed in litigation that turns
deadly. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial
audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

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HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES
Author:   SEUSS, DR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades Pre - 2; Grades K - 3

LB  07894
  1 volume in 1 container

A collection of 'lost' stories written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss
and published in magazines in the 1950s. Includes an introduction by
Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen. "Horton and the Kwuggerbug," "Marco
Comes Late," "How Officer Pat Saved the Whole Town," and "The
Hoobub and the Grinch. 1950s.

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HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
Author:   SEUSS, DR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades K - 3; Grades 2 - 4

LB  03165
  1 volume in 1 container

One Christmas the Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, decides
to steal all the presents from the people in the valley.  Also as
RC/RD 12236  with:  "A Visit from St. Nicholas" ("The Night Before
Christmas"), by Clement Clarke Moore -- A Christmas Eve poem narrated
by a father who watches incredulously as Santa and eight tiny
reindeer land on his roof.

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LOVE LETTERS: A ROSE HARBOR NOVEL
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSE HARBOR    3

LB  07854
  1 volume in 1 container

Summer is a busy season at the bed-and-breakfast, and proprietor Jo
Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor spend a lot of time together
keeping the property running. After some folks' good-natured comments
on a relationship blossoming, Jo Marie analyzes their friendship and
her feelings toward Mark. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller.
2014.

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MARRIAGE BUREAU FOR RICH PEOPLE
Author:   ZAMA, FARAHAD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07904
  1 volume in 1 container

What does an Indian man with a wealth of common sense do when his
retirement becomes too monotonous for him to stand? Open a marriage
bureau, of course! With a steady stream of clients to keep him busy,
Mr. Ali sees his new business flourish as the indomitable Mrs. Ali and
his careful assistant, Aruna, look on with vigilant eyes. Unrated.
2009.

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MONOGRAM MURDERS: THE NEW HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   HANNAH, SOPHIE, 1971-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY   43

LB  07853
  1 volume in 1 container

Retired Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is at a London coffee house
when a terrified young woman confides to him that she is about to be
killed--and that she deserves it. Then Poirot learns that three guests
at a fashionable London hotel have just been murdered in separate
rooms. 2014.

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MR. MIRACLE: A CHRISTMAS NOVEL
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07851
  1 volume in 1 container

Guardian angel Harry Mills poses as a local college professor to help
twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track and
help her find love. With a little holiday magic, Addie and her
neighbor Erich are in for a holiday miracle they'll never forget.
Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

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MRS. MCGINTY'S DEAD: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY   28

LB  07873
  1 volume in 1 container

Poirot investigates the murder of an old woman after her lodger is
convicted of killing her and condemned to death because the
investigating officer believes the man is innocent. 1952.

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PATRON SAINT OF LOST DOGS: A NOVEL
Author:   TROUT, NICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07884
  1 volume in 1 container

After fifteen years, Dr. Cyrus Mills returns to rural Vermont to
inherit the Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the failing veterinary
practice of his recently deceased and long-estranged father. Cyrus,
a veterinary pathologist far more comfortable with cold clinical
facts than living, breathing animals (not to mention their quirky,
demanding owners), intends to sell the practice and get out of town
as fast as he can. unrated. 2013.

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PEGASUS
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07859
  1 volume in 1 container

World War is impending and part-Jewish aristocrat Nicolas von Bingen
must flee to America with his sons and Lipizzaner horses, hoping to
rebuild their lives. But he leaves behind his friend Alex and his
daughter. As the families face the challenges of war, they bond over
the magnificent stallion, Pegasus. Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

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PERSONAL
Author:   CHILD, LEE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK REACHER NOVEL   19

LB  07857
  1 volume in 1 container

Retired military cop Jack Reacher is pulled back into service--this
time for the State Department and the CIA--and teamed with rookie
analyst Casey Nice. Someone took a shot at the president of France in
the City of Light, and the bullet was American. Violence and strong
language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

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POWER PLAY
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07856
  1 volume in 1 container

Rival CEOs Fiona Carson and Marshall Weston both work to balance their
families and jobs--but Marshall's life has other, secret priorities.
When their children begin dating, the contrast between how the two
executives live shakes both their worlds. Some strong language and
some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2014.

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QUILTER'S HOLIDAY: AN ELM CREEK QUILTS NOVEL
Author:   CHIAVERINI, JENNIFER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELM CREEK QUILTS   15

LB  07863
  1 volume in 1 container

The quilters of Elm Creek begin a Thanksgiving project to represent
appreciation and gratitude for all of life's blessings. Meanwhile,
Sarah waits for the birth of her twins, newcomer Anna hopes her
friendship with Jeremy evolves, and a blizzard blankets the area.
2009.

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SOMEBODY LIKE YOU
Author:   VOGT, BETH K.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07875
  1 volume in 1 container

Haley's marriage to Sam, an army medic, ended tragically when he was
killed in Afghanistan. Now a pregnant widow, Haley arrives home one
evening to find what appears to be Sam on her porch. But it is his
identical twin Stephen--and Sam had never mentioned his existence.
2014.

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STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS
Author:   QUINDLEN, ANNA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07852
  1 volume in 1 container

Sixty-year-old Manhattan photographer Rebecca Winter, once renowned
for her work with everyday objects, is now broke and moves to a cabin
in upstate New York. Rebecca refills her coffers by photographing
items found in nature and regains peace by flirting with roofer Jim
Bates and adopting a dog. Bestseller.  2014.

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SUDDEN DEATH: A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE
Author:   BRENNAN, ALLISON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07905
  1 volume in 1 container

Renegade Jack Kincaid is forced to team up with "by the book" FBI
agent Megan Elliott to stop a killer who is targeting soldiers with
ties to Jack's mysterious past. Unrated. 2009.

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UNDER DOG AND OTHER STORIES: A HERCULE POIROT COLLECTION
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY   33 .1

LB  07871
  1 volume in 1 container

In these short stories Poirot matches wits and nerves with nine of
the most fearsome foes he has ever had to hunt.  1951.
Contents:  The under dog -- The Plymouth Express -- The affair
at the victory ball -- The market basing mystery -- The Lemesurier
inheritance -- The Cornish mystery -- The king of clubs
The submarine plans -- The adventure of the Clapham cook.

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WATERMELON DAYS AND FIREFLY NIGHTS
Author:   SMITH, ANNETTE GAIL, 1959-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07883
  1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "Heartwarming Scenes from a Small Town Life"] A peek
at the lives of the 3,482 residents of Ella Louise, Texas. A woman
and a well - Hot dog's on the house - Let her eat cake - Magic
money - Spanish lessons - Angel incognito - Millard and Millie -
Blind man's bluff - Pinkie and the chief - Scared crow - Wise woman -
Butter up - A pinch of sugar - Sweet Georgia - Old spice - All the
right ingredients. unrated. 2014.

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WOLVES OF THE SUNDOWN TRAIL
Author:   SAVAGE, LES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07887
  1 volume in 1 container

Three short stories in which a US Marshal pursues a murder suspect
near the Mexican border, an American agent tries to diffuse a conflict
over the US/Canadian border, and a Scotsman tries to escape a curse
as a trapper in the land of the Dakotas. unrated. 1947.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

AMIDST THE SHADOWS OF TREES: A HOLOCAUST CHILD'S SURVIVAL IN THE
Author:   BRYSK, MIRIAM M.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07889
  1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "A Holocaust Child's Survival in the Partisans"]
A Holocaust child-survivor shares her memories of escaping from Lida
Ghetto in Belarus with her parents and joining the Partisans in the
Lipiczany Forest as part of the Jewish Resistance. unrated. 2013.

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MILLION DOLLAR ARM: SOMETIMES TO WIN, YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE GAME
Author:   BERNSTEIN, J. B.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07878
  1 volume in 1 container

Superstar sports agent J. B. Bernstein went to India to run a
televised pitching contest, teach the winners about baseball, and get
them recruited by Major League Baseball - changing forever the lives
of two young men and their families back home, as well as his own.
unrated. 2014.

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PATH APPEARS: TRANSFORMING LIVES, CREATING OPPORTUNITY
Author:   KRISTOF, NICHOLAS D., 1959-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07860
  1 volume in 1 container

Authors of Half the Sky (DB 70300) examine local and global
initiatives--including administration and fundraising--to provide aid
and tackle a range of social challenges. Profiles people who run the
programs as well as beneficiaries. Discusses best practices. Basis for
PBS television series. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.    2014.

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SPY AMONG FRIENDS: KIM PHILBY AND THE GREAT BETRAYAL
Author:   MACINTYRE, BEN, 1963-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07855
  1 volume in 1 container

Personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files are
used to describe the treason committed by twentieth-century spy Kim
Philby, who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the
Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War while secretly working
for the enemy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.  Bestseller. 2014

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WHY OUR HEALTH MATTERS: A VISION OF MEDICINE THAT CAN TRANSFORM OUR
Author:   WEIL, ANDREW
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07903
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: Future
Health care is no longer just a public issue; for millions of
Americans it is now a crisis on their own doorstep. The cost of
medical care today is a leading cause of personal bankruptcy. Although
policy makers have weighed in on all sides, Weil identifies the root
of the problem. He shows us exactly how we have become embroiled in
the present situation and provides a solution that will not only make
health care affordable, but will also put each one of us on the road
to optimum health. Unrated. 2009.

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