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ENGLISH FICTION


AFTER THE CRASH: A NOVEL
Author:   BUSSI, MICHEL, 1965-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08548
  1 volume in 1 container

A night flight from Istanbul to Paris plummets into the Swiss Alps.
The sole survivor is a three-month-old girl, thrown from the plane
before fire rages through the aircraft. But two infants were on board.
Both families step forward to claim the child--one poor, one powerful
and dangerous. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

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AGENDA 21
Author:   BECK, GLENN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08421
  1 volume in 1 container

"It was once called America, but now it is just 'the Republic'.
Following the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called
Agenda 21, the once-proud people of America have become obedient
residents who live in barren, brutal Compounds and serve the
autocratic, merciless Authorities" -- from book jacket, LOC.
Unrated. 2013.

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ALL THE SINGLE LADIES
Author:   FRANK, DOROTHEA BENTON
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08267
  1 volume in 1 container

Lisa was nurse to the dying Kathy, and she bonded with Kathy’s two
best friends as they visited her at the hospice. After Kathy’s death,
the three women ponder the mystery of Kathy’s life and what she left
behind, while looking for their own second chances. Some strong
language. Bestseller. 2015.

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ANCILLARY MERCY
Author:   LECKIE, ANN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: IMPERIAL RADCH    3

LB  08525
  1 volume in 1 container

After the events of Ancillary Sword (DB 79781), a search of Atheok
Station's slums turns up an ancillary that has hidden for three
thousand years. Meanwhile, a messenger from the Presger empire
arrives, along with Breq's enemy, Anaander Mianaai. Unrated.
Commercial audiobook. 2015.

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ARSENIC AND OLD BOOKS
Author:   JAMES, MIRANDA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAT IN THE STACKS    6

LB  08237
  1 volume in 1 container

Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of
Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The books
were recently discovered among the personal effects of an ancestor of
Mrs. Long's husband. The mayor would like librarian Charlie Harris to
preserve and substantiate them as part of the Long family legacy -
something that would benefit her son, Beck, as he prepares to campaign
for the state senate. But there are others would like to get a look at
the diaries, and their interest suddenly turns deadly. Unrated. 2016.

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AT THE EDGE OF THE ORCHARD
Author:   CHEVALIER, TRACY
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08551
  1 volume in 1 container

James Goodenough moves his family to northwest Ohio in the 1830s,
hoping to grow apples, but has chosen his land poorly. Wife Sadie is
frequently drunk on hard cider and applejack. Youngest son Robert
leaves as a child to seek his fortune in California. Some strong
language, some violence and some descriptions of sex. Commercial
audiobook. 2016.

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AT THE WATER'S EDGE
Author:   GRUEN, SARA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08458
  1 volume in 1 container

1944. After a disastrous New Year's Eve party, Maddie, her husband
Ellis, and their friend Hank decide to head off to Scotland from
Philadelphia to search out the Loch Ness Monster. As they live among
the rationed locals, Maddie's awareness of those around her grows.
Explicit descriptions of sex, strong language and violence.
Commercial audiobook. 2015.

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ATONEMENT
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08546
  1 volume in 1 container

An Amish woman who has given up hope of marriage seeks to redeem the
guilt from her past by volunteering her time in Lancaster County, and
a young Englisher interested in the self-sufficiency of the Amish
seeks mentorship from her father. 2016.

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BAR-20 THREE
Author:   MULFORD, CLARENCE EDWARD, 1883-1956
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOPALONG CASSIDY WESTERN    9 N

LB  08275
  1 volume in 1 container

When Hopalong and Red hear that Johnny Nelson has been knocked over
the head and robbed of a big chunk of cash over in Mesquite, they
race to his aid, and are immediately framed for a bank robbery.
Unrated. 2016.

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BORDEN CHANTRY
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TALON AND CHANTRY SERIES    1

LB  06535
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  08617
  1 volume in 1 container

A mysterious gunman goes on the rampage, killing men in cold blood.
Borden Chantry, who has reluctantly taken on the job of town
marshal, is hard pressed to find the murderer in a town where
shootings are an everyday occurrence. Some strong language. 1977.

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CAT'S TABLE
Author:   ONDAATJE, MICHAEL, 1943-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08422
  1 volume in 1 container

1954. Eleven-year-old Michael sails from Ceylon to Great Britain to
rejoin his mother. During the three-week voyage he befriends two other
boys, and together they have adventures that lead to insights about
adulthood, love, and betrayal. Some strong language. Bestseller.
2011.

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CAUGHT READ-HANDED
Author:   MORAN, TERRIE FARLEY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: READ EM AND EAT MYSTERY    2

LB  08240
  1 volume in 1 container

Happy to help her fellow bibliophiles, Sassy Cabot visits the local
library with book donations for their annual fundraising sale.
Unfortunately, the welcoming readers' haven is in turmoil as an
argument erupts between an ornery patron and new staff member Tanya
Lipscombe, also known as "Tanya Trouble". Tanya may lack people
skills, but everyone is shocked when she's later found murdered in her
own hot tub. The man last seen arguing with Tanya is soon arrested -
but Sassy knows Alan Mersky, a veteran with PTSD, no murderer.
Unrated. 2016.

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CHILD'S CHILD
Author:   VINE, BARBARA, 1930-2015
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08420
  1 volume in 1 container

When their grandmother dies, Grace and Andrew Easton inherit her
sprawling, book-filled London home, Dinmont House. Rather than sell
it, the adult siblings move in together, splitting the numerous
bedrooms and studies. The arrangement is unusual, but ideal for the
affectionate pair - until the day Andrew brings home a new boyfriend.
A devilishly handsome novelist, James Derain resembles Cary Grant, but
his strident comments about Grace's doctoral thesis soon puncture the
house's idyllic atmosphere. When he and Andrew witness their friend's
murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel, and what
happens next will change the lives of everyone in the house. -
Summary from LOC. Unrated. 2013.

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CLAWBACK
Author:   JANCE, JUDITH A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08560
  1 volume in 1 container

When Ali's parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her
father goes to confront his long-time friend and financial advisor,
only to stumble into the scene of a bloody double homicide. With her
father suddenly a prime suspect, Ali and her husband work to clear her
father's name, while at the same time seeking justice for her parents
as well as the scheme's other suddenly impoverished victims, one of
whom is a stone cold killer. 2016. Unrated.

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

LB  08454
  1 volume in 1 container

After years of devoting herself to her family, the death of her
husband changes everything for Stephanie. During an impulsive road
trip she meets country music star Chase Taylor; but Stephanie must
decide if their lives can fit together. Some strong language and some
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015.

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CRAZY BLOOD
Author:   PARKER, T. JEFFERSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08561
  1 volume in 1 container

The Carson dynasty rules the ski resort town of Mammoth Lakes in the
Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Founded by patriarch Adam, the
town is the site of the Mammoth Cup ski race-a qualifier for the
Olympics. But when Wylie Welborn, Adam's illegitimate grandson,
returns after a stint in Afghanistan, it reopens a dark moment in
Carson family history: the murder of Wylie's father by his jealous and
very pregnant wife, Cynthia. 2016. Unrated.

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DIVA COOKS A GOOSE
Author:   DAVIS, KRISTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DOMESTIC DIVA    4

LB  08339
  1 volume in 1 container

A scrooge steals the gifts from Sophie Winston's family and neighbors,
and even takes their holiday meals. She ends the neighbors' finger-
pointing by organizing a toy swap for the kids, which restores the
spirit of the Christmas season, until a murder enters the picture.
With Sophie's detective boyfriend, Wolf, out of town, it's up to
Sophie to solve the murder and thefts so that the town's Christmas
won't be ruined. Unrated. 2011. *Includes recipes and entertaining
tips.*

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DIVA DIGS UP THE DIRT
Author:   DAVIS, KRISTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DOMESTIC DIVA    6

LB  08342
  1 volume in 1 container

Determined not to be a garden-variety diva, Sophie Winston's neighbor,
Natasha, cultivates a plan to shine on television-using Sophie's
backyard. As the cast and crew of the makeover show Tear It Up With
Troy bulldoze through her backyard-and vacation-Sophie retreats to her
perennial boyfriend Wolf's to replace a dead rose bush. But her tender
deed goes awry when she digs up a purse belonging to Wolf's missing
wife. Unrated. 2013. *Includes recipes and entertaining tips.*

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DIVA HAUNTS THE HOUSE
Author:   DAVIS, KRISTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DOMESTIC DIVA    5

LB  08343
  1 volume in 1 container

While preparing for a community haunted house, domestic diva Sophie
Winston becomes trapped in a web of mystery and murder after a party
guest of rival domestic diva Natasha is found dead with two puncture
wounds on his neck. Unrated. 2012. *Includes recipes and entertaining
tips.*

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DIVA STEALS A CHOCOLATE KISS
Author:   DAVIS, KRISTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DOMESTIC DIVA    9

LB  08478
  1 volume in 1 container

Domestic Diva Sophie Winston is in charge of the sweetest event in
Old Town this summer. Amore Chocolates is celebrating its fiftieth
anniversary with a chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company's
CEO, Joe Merano, and Sophie is running the show. With cookies, candy,
and five kinds of chocolate cake, it's a chocolate lover's dream! But
when Joe goes missing, the celebration becomes bittersweet. Unrated.
2016. *Includes recipes and entertaining tips.*

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DIVA WRAPS IT UP
Author:   DAVIS, KRISTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DOMESTIC DIVA    8

LB  08346
  1 volume in 1 container

The holidays are domestic diva Sophie Winston's favorite time of year.
But this season, there seem to be more mishaps than mistletoe. First,
Horace Scroggins tumbles from a balcony during his office Christmas
party. Then, Sophie's neighbor takes a fall from his ladder while
decorating his roof with lights. But it's the cookie swap that really
starts her wondering who's naughty or nice. Unrated. 2014.
*Includes recipes and entertaining tips.*

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EARLY WARNING
Author:   SMILEY, JANE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAST HUNDRED YEARS TRILOGY    2

LB  08291
  1 volume in 1 container

The saga of the Langdon family, begun in Some Luck (DB 79659),
continues with the death of family patriarch Walter in 1953 on through
1986. While the youngest of Walter’s children stays on the Iowa farm,
the others scatter across Cold War-era America. Unrated. Commercial
audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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FATAL GRACE
Author:   PENNY, LOUISE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHIEF INSPECTOR ARMAND GAMACHE    2

LB  08509
  1 volume in 1 container

Quebec. Much-disliked businesswoman and writer CC de Poitiers is
electrocuted in the middle of a frozen lake during a curling
tournament in the village of Three Pines. Chief Inspector Armand
Gamache, from Still Life (RC 66731), arrives from Montreal and
discovers links to another unsolved crime. Some strong language.
2006.
**Previously published under title: Dead cold.

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FEW OF THE GIRLS: STORIES
Author:   BINCHY, MAEVE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08558
  1 volume in 1 container

A collection of short stories from the Irish author of novels such as
Evening Class (DB 44308). Most of the thirty-six stories explore
themes of women and the relationships they build and maintain with
lovers, family, and friends. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

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FLINTLOCK: KILL OR DIE
Author:   JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08553
  1 volume in 1 container

Brewster Ritter had a warning for Flintlock: Do not cross the Sabine
River. Ritter, the so-called Baron of the Bayou, is a vicious crime
king still seething because Flintlock killed one of his gunmen in a
Texas dustup. But Flintlock has his own powerful reasons for crossing
into the nightmarish swamp country from East Texas. 2016. Unrated.

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KEPT
Author:   SCOTT, JAMES, 1977 FEBRUARY 3-
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08348
  1 volume in 1 container

Upstate New York, late 1890s. Midwife Elspeth Howell returns to her
farm after an extended time away only to find her husband and four of
her children brutally murdered. With her lone surviving child,
twelve-year-old Caleb, Elspeth sets off to exact vengeance on the
killers. Violence. 2014.

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LAKE HOUSE: A NOVEL
Author:   MORTON, KATE, 1976-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08479
  1 volume in 1 container

In 1930s Cornwall, the Edevane family are preparing for their annual
midsummer ball, when baby Theo is kidnapped from his crib. Seventy
years later, Detective Constable Sadie Sparrow stumbles upon the
long-abandoned Edevane estate and digs into the cold case, with the
help of Alice Edevane, Theo's sister. 2015.

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LAST ONE HOME
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NEW BEGINNINGS    1

LB  08455
  1 volume in 1 container

The differences among the three Palmer sisters have kept them apart
over the years, but their mother's unexpected death makes them realize
that she would have wanted them to heal old wounds and reconnect. They
learn that, despite their differences, they're the only family they
can each depend on. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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MAMA'S BOY
Author:   BILLINGSLEY, RESHONDA TATE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08555
  1 volume in 1 container

When her son is accused of a violent crime, church first lady Gloria
Jones finds herself battling his prosecutor--as well as her own inner
demons--to save him. 2016. Unrated.

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MATCHMAKER
Author:   HILDERBRAND, ELIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08352
  1 volume in 1 container

Forty-nine-year-old Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a sixth sense
about romance and is known for her matchmaking skills. Her high school
and college sweetheart, Clendenin Hughes, has returned to town, and
now Dabney must decide what really matters in her life. Unrated.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

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MISS JULIA INHERITS A MESS
Author:   ROSS, ANN B
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS JULIA   18

LB  08389
  1 volume in 1 container

When Miss Julia hears that Miss Mattie Freeman has taken a fall and
is in the hospital, she wishes she'd spent more time getting to know
the woman and not just because she's the last person in town to hear
about the accident! So when the tumble proves fatal, the last thing
Miss Julia expects is a phone call from Mr. Ernest Sitton, Attorney
at Law. Miss Julia is named executor of Mattie Freeman's last will and
testament, and it looks like her last wishes are more generous than
her coffers are full. Unrated. 2016.

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MORNING STAR
Author:   BROWN, PIERCE, 1988-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: RED RISING TRILOGY    3

LB  08523
  1 volume in 1 container

Although born a poor Red, Darrow was rising to power by masquerading
as Gold, but his enemies uncovered his secret. Now he will risk
everything to tear down the society that oppresses so many. Sequel to
Golden Son (DB 80643). Violence, strong language, and some
descriptions of sex. 2016.

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MURDER ON THE BUCKET LIST
Author:   PERONA, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BUCKET LIST MYSTERY    1

LB  08247
  1 volume in 1 container

The septuagenarian women of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club have gathered
in secret late one July night to check skinny-dipping off their bucket
list. But as Francine observes, the jittery members seem more obsessed
with body issues and elaborate preparations than actually stripping
down and getting in the pool. A pungent smell emanating from the pool
shed provides a perfect distraction. And when a dead body flops out,
it's an answered prayer for Charlotte - since the first item on
her list is to solve a murder. Unrated. 2016.

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NATURE OF THE BEAST
Author:   PENNY, LOUISE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHIEF INSPECTOR ARMAND GAMACHE   11

LB  08508
  1 volume in 1 container

Nine-year-old Laurent Lepage, who is prone to telling tall tales about
things he finds in the woods surrounding Three Pines, is found
murdered. What discovery had he tried to share that they all,
especially the retired head of homicide, Armand Gamache, ignored? Some
violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

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NO SAFE SECRET
Author:   MICHAELS, FERN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08547
  1 volume in 1 container

From her Mercedes to her designer kitchen, Molly’s life is gleaming
and beautiful. But that veneer is finally cracking. As secrets old and
new are revealed, Molly must face painful truths and the choices she
made, and find the strength to become the woman she once hoped to be.
2016. Unrated.

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PATHFINDER
Author:   CARD, ORSON SCOTT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Young Adult
Series: PATHFINDER    1

LB  08317
  1 volume in 1 container

Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to trace the path of any
living being. After his father dies, Rigg sets off on a dangerous
quest--facing threats along the way from those who would either
control his destiny or kill him. For junior and senior high and older
readers. 2010.

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PERIL BY PONYTAIL
Author:   COHEN, NANCY J., 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BAD HAIR DAY MYSTERY   12

LB  08256
  1 volume in 1 container

Hoping for a romantic honeymoon at an Arizona dude ranch, hairstylist
Marla Vail and her husband Dalton arrive to find a series of mishaps
plaguing the resort. A nearby ghost town is suffering similar
problems. Is it mere coincidence that Dalton's Uncle Raymond owns both
properties? More comfortable sleuthing than horseback riding, Marla
delves into the investigation. But as she digs deeper, she discovers
skeletons in the family closet. Someone means to drive Raymond out of
business, and it may be linked to his past misdeeds. Unrated. 2016.

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PRODIGAL SON
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08462
  1 volume in 1 container

When investment banker Peter McDowell's life implodes, he has nowhere
to go but to the lake house he inherited from his parents. Wary of
meeting his estranged twin Michael, he is surprised when Michael
warmly welcomes him. Peter is hopeful of a repaired relationship,
until journals reveal secrets. Bestseller. 2015.

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ROGUE LAWYER
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08461
  1 volume in 1 container

Attorney Sebastian Rudd works out of a customized bulletproof van,
complete with Wi-Fi and his only employee--a heavily armed driver. He
defends people other lawyers won’t go near, including a drug-addled,
tattooed kid possibly in a satanic cult, accused of molesting and
murdering two little girls. Violence. Commercial audiobook.
Bestseller. 2015.

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ROYAL ESCAPE
Author:   HEYER, GEORGETTE, 1902-1974
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08556
  1 volume in 1 container

Dispossessed of crown and kingdom, crushed and routed at the grim
Battle of Worcester, the young Charles II is forced to flee for his
life. Out of the heat of battle, the outlaw King and his tiny party
must journey across Cromwell's England to a Channel port and a ship
bound for France. But the King, with his love for adventure, his
irrepressible humor and his unmistakable looks, is no easy man to
hide. 1939.

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SATURN RUN
Author:   SANDFORD, JOHN, 1944 FEBRUARY 23-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08524
  1 volume in 1 container

An intern at Caltech observes an anomaly through a telescope in 2066.
A mysterious spaceship is discovered to be approaching Saturn,
sparking a race among the world's nations to retrieve the ship and its
unknown technology. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

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SHOWDOWN AT GUN HILL
Author:   COTTON, RALPH W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08557
  1 volume in 1 container

Arizona Territory Ranger Sam Burrack is sent to retrieve the sheriff
of Big Silver, Arizona, and escort him to Yuma. Sheriff Sheppard Stone
once saved the life of Territory Judge Albert Long, but the judge has
heard stories of Stone turning into a reckless drunk--stories that are
confirmed when Burrack rides into town. Holed up in his office on a
days-long whiskey bender, Stone has been terrifying the townsfolk and
 firing bullets into the street. Getting him sober is no easy task,
but once they hit the trail, Burrack learns of the sheriff's deadly
enemies, which is sobering news indeed. As Stone dries out, Burrack
begins to see the man he used to be. The only question is whether
Stone will live long enough to be that man again. 2016. Unrated.

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SPEAKING IN BONES
Author:   REICHS, KATHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR TEMPERANCE BRENNAN   18

LB  08460
  1 volume in 1 container

Hazel "Lucky" Strike--who mines the Internet for cold cases--confronts
Temperance Brennan with a recording of a girl being held prisoner and
terrorized. Strike is convinced the voice is that of eighteen-year-old
Cora Teague, who went missing more than three years earlier. Strike is
also certain that Temperance has the teenager’s remains. Unrated.
Commercial audiobook.    2015.

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SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD
Author:   TYLER, ANNE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08457
  1 volume in 1 container

From Red Whitshank’s parents, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s,
to Abby and Red who fell in love in 1959, to their own grandchildren
who carry the Whitshank legacy boisterously into the twenty-first
century, here are four generations' lives unfolding in and around
their sprawling, lovingly-worn Baltimore house. Some strong language
and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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SURVIVOR: A MITCH RAPP NOVEL
Author:   MILLS, KYLE, 1966-
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CIA AGENT MITCH RAPP   14

LB  08500
  1 volume in 1 container

Following the events in The Last Man (DB 75740), CIA operative Mitch
Rapp's problems with rogue agent Rickman didn't end by killing him.
The CIA intel that Rickman had offered to Pakistan is still hidden,
but slowly being leaked by accomplices. Rapp races the Pakistanis
to find it. Violence. Bestseller. 2015.

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SWIM BACK TO ME
Author:   PACKER, ANN, 1959-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08424
  1 volume in 1 container

A wife struggles to make sense of her husband’s sudden disappearance.
A mother mourns her teenage son through the music collection he left
behind. A woman shepherds her estranged parents through her brother's
wedding and reflects on the year her family collapsed. A young man
comes to grips with the joy - and vulnerability - of fatherhood. And,
in the opening novella, two teenagers from very different families
forge a sustaining friendship, only to discover the disruptive and
unsettling power of sex. - Summary from publisher. Unrated. 2011.

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TROUBLE AT TEMESCAL
Author:   BONHAM, FRANK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08473
  1 volume in 1 container

Set in Los Angeles in the days following the Mexican-American War,
"Trouble in Temescal" tells the tale of two entrepreneurial
mustangers, Hank Ashwood and Red Wolfe, who have driven a herd of
horses from New Mexico to California for resale. Their efforts to sell
the animals to one of the Mexican hacendados are hampered by a group
of squatters led by Owen Pike, bent on claiming rights to her land.
"King of Defiances is the story of Big Jim Jackson, who intends to
save his ranch by making a fortune logging off the best railroad-tie
timber in Arizona, and of former manhunter Troy Cameron, the leader
of a group of small ranchers who stand in Jackson's way. Unrated.
2016.

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TRUTH ACCORDING TO US
Author:   BARROWS, ANNIE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08456
  1 volume in 1 container

1938. As punishment for refusing to marry the man of her father's
choosing, Layla Beck is forced to work for the WPA Writers' Project.
She heads to Macedonia, West Virginia, where she befriends members of
the once-prominent Romeyn family. Secrets of the night their factory
burned come to light. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook.
2015.

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TWO FOR THE DOUGH
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL    2

LB  08503
  1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to "One for the Money" (RC 40224), Stephanie Plum
continues her new career as bounty hunter in Trenton, New Jersey. She
is after Kenny Mancuso, who skipped bail after shooting his best
friend in the knee. Kenny is a relative of cop Joe Morelli, who
insists on helping Stephanie with the case. Meanwhile Stephanie and
her grandmother, a Dirty Harry fan, attend wakes in a search for
stolen caskets.
Strong language and some violence.

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WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE: A NOVEL
Author:   FINK, JOSEPH
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08475
  1 volume in 1 container

Based on the popular podcast of the same name, this stand-alone novel
takes place in an isolated desert town. A stranger gives pawnshop
owner Jackie a piece of paper that simply says "King City," leading
her and fellow local Diane to search for this mysterious locale. Some
strong language. Bestseller. 2015.

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WILLOW BROOK ROAD
Author:   WOODS, SHERRYL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHESAPEAKE SHORES   13

LB  08480
  1 volume in 1 container

Carrie Winters has left behind a glamorous career in fashion to return
home to Chesapeake Shores. At her cousin's suggestion, she decides to
open a daycare center, where she meets Sam, a newcomer to town who has
taken over as guardian for his young nephew. Bestseller. 2015.

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WOMAN OF COURAGE
Author:   BRUNSTETTER, WANDA E
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08406
  1 volume in 1 container

Jilted by her fiance in 1837, Amanda Pearson gives up on romance
and turns to her Quaker faith for reassurance. She becomes determined
to follow the Reverend and Mrs. Spalding three thousand miles into
the western wilderness to minister to the Nez Perce Indians. The
trip is fraught with danger, and soon Amanda finds herself recovering
from near death in a trapper's cabin. His Indian wife becomes
Amanda's first convert, but the trapper and his intriguing
half-Indian friend want nothing to do with the Christians. Unrated.
2014.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

1920: THE YEAR THAT MADE THE DECADE ROAR
Author:   BURNS, ERIC
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08270
  1 volume in 1 container

"The Roaring Twenties" is the only decade in American history with a
widely applied nickname, and our collective fascination with this era
continues. But how did this surge of innovation and cultural
milestones emerge out of the ashes of The Great War? Unrated. 2015.

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1944: FDR AND THE YEAR THAT CHANGED HISTORY
Author:   WINIK, JAY, 1957-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08511
  1 volume in 1 container

Historian examines in detail many of the pivotal events of 1944,
including the planning of Operation Overlord, D-Day, the Battle
of the Bulge, and more. Discusses Roosevelt's leadership in this
context, and the many difficult decisions and challenges he faced.
2015.

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BEING MORTAL: MEDICINE AND WHAT MATTERS IN THE END
Author:   GAWANDE, ATUL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08515
  1 volume in 1 container

Surgeon and author of Complications (DB 56061) and The Checklist
Manifesto (DB 70422) examines the state of end-of-life-care in the
twenty-first century. Discusses medical advances which have extended
life expectancy, limited training of physicians to discuss mortality
with patients and family members, and ways to be honest. Bestseller.
2014.

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CHARLIE MIKE: A TRUE STORY OF HEROES WHO BROUGHT THEIR MISSION HOME
Author:   KLEIN, JOE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08537
  1 volume in 1 container

Eric Greitens, a Navy SEAL and Rhodes Scholar, returns from Iraq and
finds that his fellow veterans at Bethesda Naval Hospital all want
the same thing: to continue to serve. He founds The Mission Continues
to provide paid public service fellowships for wounded veterans. One
of the first fellows is former Marine sergeant Jake Wood, who
organized 9/11 veterans for disaster relief projects. Greitens and
Wood believe that invigorated veterans can lead, be personal example,
to stronger communities, and they prove it in Charlie Mike. 2016.
Unrated.

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COOKED: A NATURAL HISTORY OF TRANSFORMATION
Author:   POLLAN, MICHAEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08441
  1 volume in 1 container

The author of The Omnivore's Dilemma (DB 62557) and In Defense of Food
(DB 65229) examines the ways we channel the elements of fire, water,
air, and earth to transform raw ingredients into meals. Follows four
recipes from the sources of the main ingredients to the final dish.
Bestseller.  2013.

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DEAR MR. YOU
Author:   PARKER, MARY-LOUISE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08569
  1 volume in 1 container

Actress Mary-Louise Parker examines her relationships with men who
have impacted her life by writing them letters. A memoir emerges
from these letters to family, friends, mentors, former lovers, and
strangers as she muses on the lessons they taught her. Some strong
language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

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DEWEY'S NINE LIVES: THE LEGACY OF THE SMALL-TOWN LIBRARY CAT WHO
Author:   MYRON, VICKI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08453
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Inspired Millions"
Author of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
(DB/RC 67516) recounts more memories of Dewey, who warmed the hearts
of readers in Spencer, Iowa, and elsewhere. Also shares anecdotes
received from correspondents around the country about other cats.
2010.

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EAT FAT, GET THIN
Author:   HYMAN, MARK, 1959-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08552
  1 volume in 1 container

A revolutionary new diet program based on the latest science showing
the importance of fat in weight loss and overall health. A growing
body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the immense
health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs,
nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods. Hyman offers
practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists. 2016.

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EMPIRE OF SIN: A STORY OF SEX, JAZZ, MURDER, AND THE BATTLE FOR
Author:   KRIST, GARY
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08516
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Modern New Orleans"
Author of City of Scoundrels (DB 75108) examines the development of
New Orleans between 1890 and 1920 through the lens of vice. Discusses
criminals, policemen, and reformers. Depicts the intersections of race
and class in the city, and the burgeoning jazz scene. Violence. 2014.

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GI BRIDES: THE WARTIME GIRLS WHO CROSSED THE ATLANTIC FOR LOVE
Author:   BARRETT, DUNCAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08344
  1 volume in 1 container

"Worn down by years of war and hardship, girls like Sylvia, Margaret,
and Gwendolyn were thrilled when American GI's arrived in Britain with
their exotic accents, handsome uniforms and aura of Hollywood glamour.
Others, like Rae, who distrusted the Yanks, were eventually won over
by their easy charm. So when VE Day finally came, for the 70,000 women
who'd become GI brides, it was tinged with sadness - it meant leaving
their homeland behind to follow their husbands across the Atlantic.
And the long voyage was just the beginning of an even bigger journey.
Adapting to a new culture thousands of miles from home, often with a
man they barely knew, was difficult - but these women survived the
Blitz and could cope with anything". - Provided by the publisher.
Unrated. 2015.

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HEMINGWAY IN LOVE: HIS OWN STORY
Author:   HOTCHNER, A.E
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08297
  1 volume in 1 container

"This memoir puts you in the room with Hemingway as he remembers the
definitive years that set the course for the rest of his life and
stayed with him until the end of his days." - From OCLC. Unrated.
2016.

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LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN COYOTE: A WESTERN DUO
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08301
  1 volume in 1 container

"Two western stories about unusual friendships put to the test:
"Thunder and Lightning" tells the story of two amazingly strong
lumberjacks. 'Legend of the Golden Coyote' follows the unusual
relationship between a coyote and a man and his daughter." --Provided
by publisher. Unrated. 2015.

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MISSOULA: RAPE AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN A COLLEGE TOWN
Author:   KRAKAUER, JON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08434
  1 volume in 1 container

Krakauer investigates the epidemic of acquaintance rape on college
campuses, chronicling the experiences of women at Montana State
University. Documents their assaults, fear and self-doubt in the
aftermath, treatment by police and attorneys, public vilification and
private anguish, and bravery in coming forward--and its cost. Unrated.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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ON HEAVEN AND EARTH: POPE FRANCIS ON FAITH, FAMILY, AND THE CHURCH
Author:   FRANCIS, POPE, 1936-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08446
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "In the Twenty-First Century".
For years Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Argentina, and
Rabbi Abraham Skorka were tenacious promoters of interreligious
dialogues on faith and reason. They both sought to build bridges
among Catholicism, Judaism, and the world at large. On Heaven and
Earth, originally published in Argentina in 2010, brings together a
series of these conversations where both men talked about various
theological and worldly issues, including God, fundamentalism,
atheism, abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, same-sex marriage,
capitalism, and globalization. From these personal and accessible
talks comes a firsthand view of the man who, in March 2013, would
become pope to 1.2 billion Catholics around the world. Unrated. 2014.

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ONLY STREET IN PARIS: LIFE ON THE RUE DES MARTYRS
Author:   SCIOLINO, ELAINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08559
  1 volume in 1 container

Former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times examines the history
and culture of the Rue des Martyrs, a half-mile-long street in the
French capital, and presents it as the truest embodiment of life in
the city. Shares stories of historical figures and present-day
residents. 2016.

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OREGON TRAIL: A NEW AMERICAN JOURNEY
Author:   BUCK, RINKER, 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08513
  1 volume in 1 container

Journalist and travel writer Rinker Buck not only describes the
historical Oregon Trail but also recreates the westward journey
himself. Over the course of four months, Buck and his brother travel
the route by wagon, and Buck recounts their adventure. Strong
language. Bestseller. 2015.

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ROAD TO CHARACTER
Author:   BROOKS, DAVID, 1961-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08536
  1 volume in 1 container

The author of The Social Animal (DB 72914) looks at the lives of ten
famous men and women known for having overcome personal weakness to
achieve outward success and inner worth. Each exemplifies humility,
hard work, and devotion to a cause. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller.
Some violence, some strong language and some descriptions of sex.
2015.

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TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Author:   GOODWIN, DORIS KEARNS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08530
  1 volume in 1 container

Pulitzer Prize-winner illustrates the political acumen of Abraham
Lincoln. Highlights the careers of Lincoln's three prime competitors
in the Republican party--William Seward, Salmon Chase, and Edward
Bates, men more qualified and educated, whom he beat for the 1860
nomination for chief executive. Discusses their subsequent
appointments to the cabinet. Bestseller. 2005.

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THAT USED TO BE US: HOW AMERICA FELL BEHIND IN THE WORLD IT INVENTED
Author:   FRIEDMAN, THOMAS L
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08452
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "and How We Can Come Back"
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Friedman and
foreign-policy expert Mandelbaum warn against America's "dangerous
complacency" in the face of global challenges and suggest government
policies for increasing prosperity. Bestseller. 2011.

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THINK LIKE A FREAK: THE AUTHORS OF FREAKONOMICS OFFER TO RETRAIN YOUR
Author:   LEVITT, STEVEN D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08440
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Brain"
The authors of Freakonomics (DB 60337) provide strategies for thinking
outside of the box, including: being willing to say "I don't know",
incentivizing rather than manipulating people, thinking like a child,
and knowing when to quit. Bestseller.  2014.

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THIS OLD MAN
Author:   ANGELL, ROGER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08566
  1 volume in 1 container

From the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, a compendium of
writings that celebrate the view from the tenth decade of his
richly lived life. In February 2014, the New Yorker published his
essay called "This Old Man," a meditation on life at age ninety-three.
This book, centered around this essay, gathers together essays,
letters, light verse, book reviews, Talk of the Town stories,
farewells, haikus, profiles, Christmas greetings, and late thoughts
on the cost of war. What links the pieces is the author's perceptions
and humor, his utter absence of self-pity, and his appreciation of
friends and colleagues - writers, ballplayers, editors, artists -
encountered over the course of a full and generous life. Unrated.
2015.

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