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ENGLISH FICTION

EASY STREET
Author:   WHEELER, RICHARD S
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08488
  1 volume in 1 container

On his graduation from Harvard, Jay Warren, son a self-made rich
man, receives a ticket to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and five hundred dollars
with instructions to find himself and shape his own destiny. He hopes
to find Easy Street, but instead has some brutal lessons and plenty
of opportunity to succeed or to destroy himself. Some strong language.
2012.

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GIRLS SHE LEFT BEHIND: A LIZZIE SNOW NOVEL
Author:   GRAVES, SARAH, 1951-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIZZIE SNOW    2

LB  08485
  1 volume in 1 container

Transplanted Boston homicide detective Lizzie Snow, last seen in
Winter at the Door (DB 80489), is still working in Bearkill, Maine,
hoping to find her niece. Now a kidnapping rapist who escaped custody
is thought to be in the area--and a teen girl is missing. Violence and
strong language. 2016.

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OFF THE GRID: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL   16

LB  08565
  1 volume in 1 container

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's friend Nate Romanowski has been
living off the grid to avoid arrest. Now federal agents have tracked
him down to make a deal: charges will be dropped if he shuts down a
domestic terror cell in the Red Desert. Strong language and some
violence. Bestseller. 2016.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

GREATEST GENERATION
Author:   BROKAW, TOM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08613
  1 volume in 1 container

Recalling his coverage of the fortieth anniversary of D-Day in 1984,
reporter Brokaw describes World War II veterans as "the greatest
generation any society has produced." Profiles individuals who
sacrificed for their country, including Thomas Broderick--who
founded the Blinded Veterans Association--and businessman Bob Bush,
who lost an eye in a heroic rescue mission.  Bestseller.

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IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE: THE GRAND AND TERRIBLE POLAR VOYAGE OF THE USS
Author:   SIDES, HAMPTON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08615
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Jeannette"
Author of Hellhound on His Trail (DB 71357) chronicles the travels of
the USS Jeanette, sent to the Arctic Circle in 1879. Details the
entrapment of the ship by pack ice, its eventual sinking, and the
crew's journey across the Arctic. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller.
2014.

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LEGEND: A HARROWING STORY FROM THE VIETNAM WAR OF ONE GREEN BERET'S
Author:   BLEHM, ERIC
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08614
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces team
caught behind Enemy Lines."
The author takes as his canvas the Vietnam War, as seen through a
single mission that occurred on May 2, 1968. A twelve-man Special
Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the
jungle of neutral Cambodia--where U.S. forces were forbidden to
operate. The team did not know they had infiltrated a section of
jungle that concealed a major enemy base. Violence and strong
language. 2015.

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LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS
Author:   SEDARIS, DAVID
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08337
  1 volume in 1 container

Twenty-six essays by the humorist. "Dentists without Borders"
describes the nonchalance of his doctor, dentist, and periodontist in
France. In "Understanding Understanding Owls" Sedaris shops for a
stuffed owl for his boyfriend and is disconcerted by how accurately
the taxidermist sizes him up. Some strong language. Commercial
audiobook. 2013.

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PIRATE HUNTERS: TREASURE, OBSESSION, AND THE SEARCH FOR A LEGENDARY
Author:   KURSON, ROBERT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08612
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Pirate Ship"
Author of Shadow Divers (DB 58650) chronicles the story of John
Chatterton (born 1951) and John Mattera (born 1962) and their search
for the Golden Fleece, a pirate ship sunk off the coast of the
Dominican Republic in the 1680s. Discusses challenges faced until the
ship's 2008 discovery. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

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QUARTET: ORCHESTRATING THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 1783-1789
Author:   ELLIS, JOSEPH J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08611
  1 volume in 1 container

Winning the American Revolution was no guarantee that the colonies
would accept a new federal government. Ellis recounts the history of
the second American founding and the men responsible--Washington,
Hamilton, Jay, and Madison, along with other key players. Commercial
audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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REVOLUTIONARY SUMMER: THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE
Author:   ELLIS, JOSEPH J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08616
  1 volume in 1 container

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian reassesses the six-month period in
1776 when military and political actions by the thirteen colonies and
the British helped ensure the success of the American rebellion.
Profiles the key players and discusses the events that led to eight
years of war. Bestseller.  2013.

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