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ENGLISH FICTION

14TH DEADLY SIN
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMENS MURDER CLUB   14

LB  08545
  1 volume in 1 container

As the Women's Murder Club members gather to celebrate San Francisco
Medical Examiner Claire Washburn's birthday, Detective Lindsay Boxer
is summoned to a gruesome crime scene. While Lindsay investigates,
shocking video of another crime surfaces--video so horrific that it
shakes the city to its core. Strong language and some violence.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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AMERICANAH
Author:   ADICHIE, CHIMAMANDA NGOZI, 1977-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08272
  1 volume in 1 container

After studying in the United States for thirteen years, Ifemelu, a
Nigerian woman who blogs about race, returns home to Lagos. She has
endured enough cultural issues and misses her first love. But the
Nigerians label her an "Americanah." Some strong language. 2013.

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BRUSH BACK
Author:   PARETSKY, SARA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: V I WARSHAWSKI MYSTERY   17

LB  08282
  1 volume in 1 container

PI V. I. Warshawski is surprised when high-school boyfriend Frank
Guzzo asks for a favor. His mother, Stella, just finished her prison
sentence for beating Frank's sister to death, but still proclaims she
was framed. However Stella--who blames the Warshawskis for
everything--does not want V. I.'s help. Violence and strong language.
2015.

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GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB: A LISBETH SALANDER NOVEL; CONTINUING STIEG
Author:   LAGERCRANTZ, DAVID
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MILLENNIUM SERIES    4

LB  08387
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Larsson's Millennium Series"
Journalist Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to
have information vital to the United States. Blomkvist turns to super
hacker Lisbeth Salander for help in chasing a secret that is at the
center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments
around the world. Violence and some descriptions of sex.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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HAUSFRAU
Author:   ESSBAUM, JILL ALEXANDER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08294
  1 volume in 1 container

Anna Benz, an American expatriate married to a Swiss banker, passes
her days in near isolation, caring for her children and having
affairs. She begins therapy with Doktor Messerli, who recommends she
finally take classes in Swiss German. She uses the classes as a
hunting ground for new lovers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
2015.

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IN A DARK, DARK WOOD
Author:   WARE, RUTH
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08245
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  08570
  1 volume in 1 container

Twenty-six-year-old British crime-fiction writer Leonora Shaw is
shocked to be invited to her long-estranged friend's hen party. Soon
after their arrival at the remote glass house in the woods, it becomes
obvious that someone besides the invitees is on the property. Then
Leonora awakens in the hospital. Strong language and some violence.
2015.

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LEGEND OF CALEB YORK
Author:   SPILLANE, MICKEY, 1918-2006
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08304
  1 volume in 1 container

Sheriff Harry Gauge rules Trinidad, New Mexico, and his latest scheme
involves taking rancher George Cullen's land and daughter. Cullen
seeks the west's toughest gunslinger, but when a stranger rides into
town, nobody knows who he is. All they know is he won't be pushed and
is a good shot. Some violence. 2015.

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LONE STAR BABY
Author:   THACKER, CATHY GILLEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MCCABE MULTIPLES      

LB  08264
  1 volume in 1 container

Suddenly finding herself a foster parent definitely shakes things
up for Violet McCabe. Especially because her attractive colleague,
Gavin Monroe, is little Ava's co-guardian. Gavin has doubts about
the arrangement, but idealistic Violet is certain they can work
together to care for Ava while they find her the perfect adoptive
family. unrated. 2015.

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LONE STAR TWINS
Author:   THACKER, CATHY GILLEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MCCABE MULTIPLES      

LB  08265
  1 volume in 1 container

For two people who aren't in love, Poppy McCabe and Air Force Captain
Trace Caulder have pretty amazing chemistry. And now the long-time
buddies and sometimes lovers are about to get their most passionate
wish: becoming the adoptive parents of twin babies! The catch? They
have to get married. Unrated. 2015.

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MORIARTY
Author:   HOROWITZ, ANTHONY, 1955-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERLOCK HOLMES ANTHONY HOROWITZ    2

LB  08307
  1 volume in 1 container

Days after the Swiss waterfall encounter believed to have killed both
Sherlock Holmes and criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, Pinkerton
detective Frederick Chase and Scotland Yard inspector Athelney
Jones--a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and
deduction--must track down a sinister figure claiming to be Moriarty's
successor. Some violence. Bestseller.  2014.

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REGULATOR
Author:   WOLFE, ETHAN J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08320
  1 volume in 1 container

Soldier. Sniper. Secret Service Agent. Regulator. Murphy answers only
to the President. His latest assignment comes from President Garfield
and is classified Top Secret. A serial killer is murdering railroad
workers and settlers in the western states and territories. With
nothing but his kill as a hunter and his knowledge of the budding
science of forensics, Murphy begins a quest that takes him through a
thousand miles of the west as he searches for the man responsible
for dozens of murders. Unrated. 2016.

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TEXAS TAKEDOWN
Author:   HAN, BARB
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MASON RIDGE    2

LB  08286
  1 volume in 1 container

When security expert Dylan Jacobs locates missing Samantha Turner, she
tells him she's being stalked. Dylan commits to keeping Samantha safe
until his little daughter is taken instead.  Can Dylan save his
daughter...and the woman he loves? Unrated. 2015.

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WAR COMES TO THE BIG BEND: A WESTERN STORY
Author:   GREY, ZANE, 1872-1939
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08327
  1 volume in 1 container

In 1917, the growing of wheat on Washington State's rich farmlands
will be a vital ingredient to winning the war in Europe and feeding
the world. Kurt Dorn, son of a German father and an American mother,
has a successful wheat farm. Yet there are those who would like to
prevent the harvest, including a group of Bolsheviks called the
Industrial Workers of the World which is financed by Germany and,
secretly, by a German wheat magnate. Originally published as "Desert
of Wheat". 1918.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

AND THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE: TWO DECADES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Author:   ENGEL, RICHARD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08430
  1 volume in 1 container

Based on two decades of reporting, this is NBC's chief foreign
correspondent's riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the
Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close. As a recent graduate of
Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and
dreams of being a reporter.  Over two decades he has been under fire,
blown out of hotel beds, taken hostage. He takes chances, though not
reckless ones, keeps a level head and a sense of humor, as well as a
grasp of history in the making. Engel reveals his unparalleled access
to the major figures, the gritty soldiers, and the helpless victims
in the Middle East. Unrated. 2016.

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BUDDY: HOW A ROOSTER MADE ME A FAMILY MAN
Author:   MCGRORY, BRIAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08451
  1 volume in 1 container

Brian McGrory's life changed drastically after his dog, Harry, died.
He fell in love with Pam, Harry's vet, who came with accessories
exotic to the city-loving bachelor: a suburban home, two daughters,
two dogs, two cats, two rabbits, and Buddy, a portly rooster. Buddy
loves his women, so Brian becomes public enemy number one. It's a
head-to-beak battle for top spot, until Brian realizes the rooster is
what he needs to be: strong, content, and devoted to what he has.
Some strong language. 2012.

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DOG WALKS INTO A NURSING HOME: LESSONS IN THE GOOD LIFE FROM AN
Author:   HALPERN, SUE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08447
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Unlikely Teacher"
The author of Can't Remember What I Forgot (DB 67214) relates becoming
certified with Pransky, her Labradoodle, as a therapy dog team; and
later, bringing canine companionship and cheer to the infirm and the
aged residents at a public nursing home. 2013.

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GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME: THE CIA'S FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM--FROM AL
Author:   MORELL, MICHAEL J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08357
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Qa'ida to ISIS"
CIA officer Morell provides his assessment of the CIA's
counterterrorism successes and failures of the past twenty years. He
also illuminates newer threats, describes the fallout of less
successful ventures, and provides portraits of leadership styles from
presidents, CIA directors, and many others. Unrated. Commercial
audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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GULP: ADVENTURES ON THE ALIMENTARY CANAL
Author:   ROACH, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08448
  1 volume in 1 container

Science writer and author of Stiff (DB 58302), Spook (DB 62108), and
Bonk (DB 66788) investigates the alimentary canal to explore eating,
digestion, and elimination. Uses anecdotes and research to explain the
functions of taste, smell, saliva, gas, and mastication. Bestseller.
2013.

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HAVE A NICE GUILT TRIP
Author:   SCOTTOLINE, LISA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08336
  1 volume in 1 container

Everyone's favorite mother-daughter writing duo is back with a
collection of stories that will strike a chord with every woman.
With Francesca navigating New York City, Lisa holding down the fort
in the suburbs, and Mother Mary making frequent and always
entertaining appearances, there are plenty of opportunities for
family-induced guilt, fighting, laughter and love. Some strong
language. 2014.
**Co-author:  Francesca Scottoline Serritella

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HEART: AN AMERICAN MEDICAL ODYSSEY
Author:   CHENEY, RICHARD B
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08333
  1 volume in 1 container

For the first time, Dick Cheney shares the very personal story of
his health struggles. Through the alternating narratives of Cheney
and his longtime cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, Heart traces both
Cheney's personal experiences and the revolutionary changes coronary
care has undergone over the past forty years. By revealing the
intimate details behind his five heart attacks and most recently, his
heart transplant, Cheney offers hope to the millions struggling with
cardiovascular disease around the world. Unrated. 2014.

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HELP, THANKS, WOW: THE THREE ESSENTIAL PRAYERS
Author:   LAMOTT, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08450
  1 volume in 1 container

The author of Some Assembly Required (BR 19493) and Operating
Instructions (BR 10274) reflects on the spiritual concepts of
powerlessness, gratitude, and wonder. Focuses on the importance of
prayer in her life. Bestseller. 2012.

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SECOND CHANCE DOG: A LOVE STORY
Author:   KATZ, JON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08329
  1 volume in 1 container

A few years after purchasing Bedlam Farm in upstate New York, Jon
Katz met Maria Wulf, an artist hoping to rekindle her creative spark.
He felt a connection with her immediately, but a formidable obstacle
stood in the way: Maria's dog Frieda. A Rottweiler-shepherd mix
who had been abandoned by her previous owner in the Adirondacks,
where she lived in the wild for several years, Frieda was
ferociously protective and barely tamed. But to Maria, Frieda was
sweet and loyal, her beloved guard dog and devoted friend.
2013.

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SHEPHERD'S LIFE: MODERN DISPATCHES FROM AN ANCIENT LANDSCAPE
Author:   REBANKS, JAMES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08477
  1 volume in 1 container

Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James
Rebank's isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son
of a shepherd himself, his family has lived and worked in the Lake
District of Northern England since before recorded history. James's
way of life, ordered by the seasons and the work they demand,
hasn't changed for hundreds of years. This is the story of a
deep-rooted attachment to place, describing a way of life that is
little noticed and yet has profoundly shaped the landscape over time.
Unrated. 2015.

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STITCHES: A HANDBOOK ON MEANING, HOPE, AND REPAIR
Author:   LAMOTT, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08445
  1 volume in 1 container

In this companion to Help, Thanks, Wow (BR 19714), Lamott ponders the
difficulty of recovering inner peace after personal devastation and
more general tragedies. Describes her own search for meaning as both a
child and an adult and suggests finding solace in art, nature, and
faith. Bestseller.  2013.

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THINGS I'VE LEARNED FROM DYING: A BOOK ABOUT LIFE
Author:   DOW, DAVID R
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08345
  1 volume in 1 container

Attorney weaves his work defending inmates on death row into his own
family experiences with dying, giving voice to the anguish all people
face--as parents, as children, as partners, as friends--when loved
ones die tragically and far too soon. Strong language and some
violence. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

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WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR?: THE CHOPRA SOLUTION TO PERMANENT WEIGHT
Author:   CHOPRA, DEEPAK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08364
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul"
What are you hungry for? Food? Love? Self-esteem? Peace? In this
manual for "higher health," based on the latest findings in both
mainstream and alternative medicine, Deepak Chopra creates a vision of
weight loss based on a deeper awareness of why people overeat.
Unrated. 2013.

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WHEN SOMEONE DIES: THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE LOGISTICS OF DEATH
Author:   SMITH, SCOTT TAYLOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08366
  1 volume in 1 container

Smith, an investment banker and lawyer, uses personal experience and
advice from estate attorneys to provide a step-by-step guide to the
practical decisions that must be made following the death of a loved
one. Discusses funeral and related expenses, and covers paying
outstanding bills and settling the estate. 2013.

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WONDER OF AGING: A NEW APPROACH TO EMBRACING LIFE AFTER FIFTY
Author:   GURIAN, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08335
  1 volume in 1 container

The years after fifty are generally discussed in terms of health:
what physical symptoms come with advancing age, and what can we do
about them? This book serves as a spiritual, meditative guide as well
as a practical exploration of the emotional and psychological
dimensions of the second half of life. Some strong language. 2014.

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