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ENGLISH FICTION


BEAM OF LIGHT
Author:   CAMILLERI, ANDREA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR MONTALBANO MYSTERIES      

LB  08822
  1 volume in 1 container

When Inspector Montalbano falls under the charms of beautiful gallery
owner Marian, his longtime relationship with Livia comes under threat.
Meanwhile, he is also troubled by a strange dream as three crimes
demand his attention: the assault and robbery of a wealthy merchant's
young wife, shady art deals, and a search for arms traffickers that
leads him deep into the countryside, where the investigation takes a
tragic turn. Unrated. 2015.

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BETTING ON HOPE: A FOUR OF HEARTS RANCH ROMANCE
Author:   CLOPTON, DEBRA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FOUR OF HEARTS RANCH ROMANCE    1

LB  08582
  1 volume in 1 container

Maggie Hope is an advice columnist whose background leaves her with
little advice to give, and it's beginning to show. When she fills in
for an interview with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan, the
on-camera chemistry between them is undeniable. Maggie's bosses know
this is her opportunity to launch her career, and their bank accounts.
So Maggie takes Tru up on a bet that he can teach her to ride a
cutting horse like any cowgirl. And in the meantime, she can get
the scoop on the man under the cowboy hat. 2015.

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BITTERSWEET
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHINA BAYLES   23

LB  08805
  1 volume in 1 container

It's Thanksgiving in Pecan Springs, Texas, and China Bayles is
planning to visit her mother, Leatha and her mother's husband, Sam
who are turning their former game ranch into a vacation retreat for
birders. She's also looking forward to catching up with her friend,
game warden Mackenzie "Mack" Chambers, who was recently transferred to
the area. China and Mack end up teaming up to solve a complex case of
theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community. Some strong
language and some violence. 2015.

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BLOOD ORANGE
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHINA BAYLES   24

LB  08804
  1 volume in 1 container

It's mid-April in Pecan Springs, and China Bayles is renting her
guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a place to live as she
contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband. One nasty
point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing
Company, which she is refusing to sell. At the same time, as a nurse
employed by a hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious
practices. Even more disturbing, she suspects that a patient was
murdered. On her way to China's house, Kelly is forced off the road
and critically injured, putting her in a medically induced coma. Now
it's up to China to determine who wanted her out of the picture.
Some strong language. 2016.

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COUNTING ON A COWBOY: A FOUR OF HEARTS RANCH ROMANCE
Author:   CLOPTON, DEBRA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FOUR OF HEARTS RANCH ROMANCE    2

LB  08583
  1 volume in 1 container

Running from the past, Abby Knightley is drawn to the cozy town of
Wishing Springs, Texas, which could offer hope, healing and a future
for Abby, if she's brave enough to reach out and take it by the reins.
Bo Monahan isn't interested in the romantic destination his little
town has become. Between taking care of his Pops and his growing
stirrup business, he isn't looking for romantic commitments. Then
the infant son he never knew about shows up at his doorstep. This
confirmed bachelor might not need a wife, but he sure needs help.
2015.

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DOMESTIC MALICE, A MURDER, SHE WROTE MYSTERY
Author:   BAIN, DONALD, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08250
  1 volume in 1 container

Jessica Fletcher is volunteering at the Cabot Cove women's shelter
when a woman walks in bruised, physically and mentally. Her husband
is a well-respected businessman in town. Could this paragon of virtue
be abusing his wife? Despite Jessica's support and advice, the woman
refuses to stay at the shelter, press charges, or even report the
abuse. But a few days later the entire town is shocked to hear that
domestic abuse has turned to murder. And Jessica soon discovers that
the family's secrets and lies go beyond domestic violence. 2016.

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ENRAPTURED: SECRETS OF THE LOCH, BOOK 3
Author:   CAMP, CANDACE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SECRETS OF THE LOCH    3

LB  08585
  1 volume in 1 container

Supervising an archaeological dig on the sprawling Highlands estate
of Duncally, Coll Munro's only worry is his former crofter friends,
who seem to delight in making his job as hard as possible. But his
biggest problem comes in a much smaller package: gorgeous Violet
Thornhill, an exasperating, meddling bluestocking, comes to the site
to examine the ruins and instead finds herself studying Coll. Then
a midnight intruder threatens Violet and the excavation, and these
polar opposites must work together to solve a decades-old mystery.
Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2016.

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FIGHTING DIRTY: AN ULTIMATE NOVEL
Author:   FOSTER, LORI, 1958-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ULTIMATE    4

LB  08593
  1 volume in 1 container

With the life he's led and the muscles he's gained, Armie Jacobsen
isn't afraid of anything. Except Merissa Colter. It's not just that
she's his best friend's little sister. She deserves better. Women
pursue him for a night of pleasure, and that's all he wants to offer.
Then rescuing Merissa from a robbery leads to the most erotic
encounter of his life. Good girl meets bad boy - that story rarely
ends well. But when Merissa takes matters into her own hands,
they're both about to learn what's truly worth fighting for. Strong
language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2016.

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FINE ART OF MURDER: A MURDER, SHE WROTE MYSTERY
Author:   BAIN, DONALD, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08249
  1 volume in 1 container

Jessica vacations in Italy, where she joins a tour that takes her to
a variety of private homes, restaurants, and rural churches where
lesser-known Italian masterworks are displayed. Her idyllic time is
interrupted by a pair of young Italian gunmen who steal a painting
off a church wall, killing a retired policeman in the process.
Agreeing to help identify the crooks, at a later date should they be
caught, Jessica returns to Cabot Cove and tries to put the shocking
experience behind her, but it won't be left in the past. 2016.

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FOOL ME ONCE
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08549
  1 volume in 1 container

Maya Burkett, a former army captain who suffers from PTSD, has just
buried her murdered husband when she sees him on her nanny cam.
Meanwhile, she investigates why her sister--who worked for Maya's
husband--was shot down four months earlier with the same gun. Strong
language and some violence. Bestseller.  2016.

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HOT ROCKS
Author:   RAWLS, RANDY
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BETH BOWMAN    1

LB  08824
  1 volume in 1 container

Meet the quirky characters of South Florida When private eye Beth
Bowman is knocked unconscious in a South Florida hotel room, the good
news is she gets to meet the charming Dr. David Rasmussen. The bad
news? She's wanted by the police for murder. Not to mention, several
unknown parties are trying to kill her for reasons she doesn't
understand. Setting out to prove herself innocent, Bowman is tangled
up in a world of stolen diamonds, international crime bosses, and
thugs for hire. With her reputation and life on the line, she accepts
help from a gang of guardian street people to turn the tables on the
ne'er-do-wells who set her up. Strong language and some violence.
2012.

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IRISH MEADOWS: COURAGE TO DREAM, BOOK 1
Author:   MASON, SUSAN ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COURAGE TO DREAM    1

LB  08590
  1 volume in 1 container

At the renowned Irish Meadows horse farm in New York, 1911, sisters
Brianna and Colleen O'Leary struggle to reconcile their dreams with
their father's plans for the farm and his demanding marriage
expectations. 2015.

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KISSED BY A COWBOY: A FOUR OF HEARTS RANCH ROMANCE
Author:   CLOPTON, DEBRA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FOUR OF HEARTS RANCH ROMANCE    3

LB  08584
  1 volume in 1 container

Divorced and humiliated, her faith on rocky ground, and through
with love, Cassidy Starr returns to Wishing Springs, Texas, and the
rundown farm she inherited from her great-aunt. She'll follow in
Roxie's footsteps: forever independent, happy and single. With his
hands full running a ranch, Jarrod Monahan pushed his longing for a
family to the bottom of his priority list. But now the biggest
regret of his life has moved in next door with a wounded heart,
determined to become a spinster. That's a challenge that Jarrod
can't pass up. 2016.

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LOGAN'S LADY
Author:   PETERSON, TRACIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08592
  1 volume in 1 container

Journey to Colorado with Lady Amelia Amhurst, who leaves her
regal home in England to discover the beauty of America in 1875.
Traveling with her father, sisters, and the man to whom her father
has promised her hand in marriage spoils the joy and adventure -
until Amelia meets rugged Logan Reed, the party's guide to
Estes Park in the Colorado Rockies. Will the man and the land change
Amelia's beliefs about life and love? 2016.

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MURDER OF AN OPEN BOOK
Author:   SWANSON, DENISE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SCUMBLE RIVER MYSTERY   18

LB  08597
  1 volume in 1 container

"Her honeymoon may have been less than relaxing, but Skye Boyd nee
Denison is still high on marital bliss with her new husband, Wally.
The fact that their family is about to get bigger is even more
exciting, even if Skye is dealing with morning sickness--and trying to
hide the news from her ever-meddling mother, May. But Skye quickly
comes crashing down from cloud nine when the body of one of her
coworkers, science teacher and volleyball coach Blair Hucksford, is
found in the school swimming pool. The troublesome trainer was on the
bad side of almost everyone on staff and many of the girls on her
team, leaving Skye to sort through a huge roster of suspects. Now
she must figure out which wronged party was mad enough to kill, and
quickly - before someone else in town gets bumped off." - From back
of book. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2015.

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ONCE A RANCHER
Author:   MILLER, LINDA LAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CARSONS OF MUSTANG CREEK    1

LB  08588
  1 volume in 1 container

Filmmaker Slater Carson is taking a break at his family's ranch in
Wyoming when he meets rebellious teen Ryder and his stepmother, Grace.
Slater offers Ryder a job on the ranch, hoping it will give him a
chance to get to know Grace. Some strong language and some explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

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ONE HEART TO WIN
Author:   LINDSEY, JOHANNA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08823
  1 volume in 1 container

Some young ladies marry for money and social standing, a few lucky
ones marry for love, but Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud.
honoring her mother's wishes, Tiffany reluctantly travels west to
meet her estranged father and his enemy's eldest son, rancher Hunter
Callahan. Once the Warrens and the Callahans are united by marriage,
both clans will stop squabbling over disputed land. But in the chaos
of a train robbery Tiffany seizes a golden opportunity: by assuming
the identify of her father's new housekeeper she can live with the
father she never knew and assess his true character, as well as that
of the neighboring cowboy to whom she is betrothed. Explicit
descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2013.

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PLEASURED: SECRETS OF THE LOCH, BOOK 2
Author:   CAMP, CANDACE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SECRETS OF THE LOCH    2

LB  08586
  1 volume in 1 container

When his daughter falls gravely ill, Damon, the Earl of Mardoun, turns
to the village healer, Meg, for help, and as she nurses his beloved
daughter back to health, he loses his heart to the proud beauty
and must choose between marrying for duty and marrying for love.
Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2015.

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POUNCING ON MURDER
Author:   CASS, LAURIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BOOKMOBILE CAT MYSTERY    4

LB  08635
  1 volume in 1 container

Springtime in Chilson, Michigan, means it's librarian Minnie's
favorite time of year: maple syrup season! But her excitement fades
when her favorite syrup provider, Henry Gill, dies in a sugaring
accident. It's tough news to swallow...even if the old man wasn't as
 sweet as his product. On the bookmobile rounds with her trusty rescue
cat Eddie, Minnie meets Adam, the old man's best friend, who was with
him when he died. Adam is convinced Henry's death wasn't an accident,
and he fears that his own life is in danger. With the police
overworked, it's up to Minnie and Eddie to tap all their resources
for clues - before Adam ends up in a sticky situation. 2015.

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PRESCRIPTION FOR MURDER: A MURDER, SHE WROTE MYSTERY
Author:   BAIN, DONALD, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08248
  1 volume in 1 container

In Tampa, Florida, on a book tour, Jessica Fletcher meets up with
an old friend, Cabot Cove's Dr. Seth Hazlitt. Seth is visiting
Alvaro Vasquez, a renowned physician working on a potentially
groundbreaking cure for Alzheimer's disease. If he's successful, his
backers would make millions, so there's a growing fear that the drug
may fall into the wrong hands. Then, at a party at his lavish home,
Vasquez seems to be struck by lightning. Jessica and Seth dig into
the physician's checkered past and learn that his death was no
accident. 2016.

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PROMISE AT BLUEBELL HILL
Author:   CANE, EMMA
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: VALENTINE VALLEY    4

LB  08572
  1 volume in 1 container

From the moment Secret Service agent Travis Beaumont strides through
the door of Monica Shaw's flower shop, she feels a sizzle of
attraction. After years of putting everyone else first, Monica is
ready to grab hold of life. if she can just persuade the ultimate
protector to let his own walls down for once. The President's son is
getting married in Valentine Valley, and Travis should be avoiding all
distractions, not fantasizing about a sexy-as-hell florist. Especially
when she's keeping secrets that could jeopardize his assignment.
Explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

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REBEL
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: KEEPERS OF THE PROMISE    3

LB  08596
  1 volume in 1 container

A young Amish woman must make a difficult choice, just as her
grandmother did years ago. Central Pennsylvania, current day.
Restless and adventurous, Amish Barbie Lapp has been stepping out
among the Englisch. Minister Benuel Kauffman doesn't approve of her
choices, but he can't deny the positive influence Barbie has had
on his wayward teenage sister. 2016.

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SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR: A STONE BARRINGTON NOVEL
Author:   WOODS, STUART
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: STONE BARRINGTON   36

LB  08819
  1 volume in 1 container

After a series of nonstop adventures, Stone Barrington is eager for
some peace and quiet in a rustic setting. No sooner does he land in
England, however, than he's beset by an outrageous demand from a
beautiful lady and an offer he can't refuse. Strong language,
descriptions of sex and some violence. Commercial audiobook.
Bestseller. 2016.

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SILENCE IN THE DARK
Author:   BRADLEY, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOGAN POINT    4

LB  08632
  1 volume in 1 container

Bailey Adams broke off her engagement to Danny Maxwell two years ago,
and fled Logan Point for the mission field in Chihuahua, Mexico. Now
she's on the run - she just doesn't know from whom. To make matters
worse, people who help her along the way find themselves in danger
too - including Danny. In the midst of the chaos, can Bailey keep
herself from falling in love with her rescuer all over again? Unrated.
2016.

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TREASURED: SECRETS OF THE LOCH, BOOK 1
Author:   CAMP, CANDACE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SECRETS OF THE LOCH    1

LB  08587
  1 volume in 1 container

A family legend of hidden treasures mingles with the mist on the
shores of Loch Baille. But it's not the gold dating back to Culloden
that Jack Kensington claims when he arrives in the Highlands; it's
the house he won in a London card game. Stunned to learn that her
wastrel brother wagered their family estate, Isobel Rose must find
a way to save her home and the people she loves, even if it means
accepting a loveless marriage. Or perhaps not so loveless? But a
series of "accidents" makes Isobel fear that she'll soon be a widow.
Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2015.

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TROUBLE AT HIGH TIDE: A MURDER, SHE WROTE MYSTERY
Author:   BAIN, DONALD, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08253
  1 volume in 1 container

While on vacation in Bermuda, Jessica Fletcher is surprised to hear
the local population is abuzz over a trio of murders, each bearing
an eerie resemblance to the 1888 Jack the Ripper killings. Jessica
dismisses the panicked chatter as just that - until her friend
Thomas Betterton's niece is found dead on the beach after a party.
And when Scotland Yard Inspector George Sutherland arrives to
investigate, Jessica can't help but get involved - an act that brings
her dangerously close to her killer. 2016.

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TWO IF BY SEA
Author:   MITCHARD, JAQUELYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08595
  1 volume in 1 container

Just hours after his wife and her entire family perish in the
Christmas Eve tsunami in Brisbane, American expat and former police
officer Frank Mercy goes out to join his volunteer rescue unit and
pulls a little boy from a submerged car, saving the child's life. In
that moment, Frank's own life is transformed. Not quite knowing why,
Frank sidesteps the law, when, instead of turning Ian over to the
Red Cross, he takes the boy home. Not long into their journey, Frank
begins to believe that Ian has a telepathic gift. Explicit
descriptions of sex, strong language and violence. 2016.

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WORTHY HEART: COURAGE TO DREAM, BOOK 2
Author:   MASON, SUSAN ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COURAGE TO DREAM    2

LB  08591
  1 volume in 1 container

Maggie Montgomery arrives in America from Ireland under the premise
of visiting family, but really, she intends to say in the Land of
Opportunity, and soon she meets Adam, a black sheep whose past may
come in the way of their love. 2016.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

 

30 LESSONS FOR LOVING: ADVICE FROM THE WISEST AMERICANS ON LOVE,
Author:   PILLEMER, KARL A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08675
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Relationships, and Marriage."
Karl Pillemer asked hundreds of extraordinary men and women to share
their hard-earned wisdom about love and what it takes to build a
lasting, happy marriage. It is not only the largest study of its kind,
but also the most diverse, deliberately including people from varying
religions, ethnic backgrounds, and income levels, gay and lesbian
couples, unmarried couples in long-term relationships, and even
individuals whose marriages were unhappy or ended in divorce. 2015.

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AGING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: A CONTEMPLATIVE GUIDE TO
Author:   RICHMOND, L. (LEWIS), 1947-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08644
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Growing Older and Wiser."
"Offers a Buddhist perspective on aging well, with anecdotes of the
author's experiences with illness, aging, and transformation, and
guided meditations". - From OCLC. Unrated. 2012.

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AMERICAN GHOST: A FAMILY'S HAUNTED PAST IN THE DESERT SOUTHWEST
Author:   NORDHAUS, HANNAH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08670
  1 volume in 1 container

The La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe has a famous resident ghost, a woman
named Julia Schuster Staab, who lived there when the hotel was her
family’s home in the late 19th century. Journalist Nordhaus, Julia’s
descendent, researches Julia’s life and afterlife in this tale of the
American West. 2015.

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BLOOD WILL OUT: THE TRUE STORY OF A MURDER, A MYSTERY, AND A
Author:   KIRN, WALTER, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08691
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Masquerade"
Kirn, author of Up in the Air (DB 53856), recounts his fifteen-year
long-distance friendship with a man he knew as Clark Rockefeller.
Relates learning in 2008 that the man was an imposter and was wanted
for a 1985 murder. Explores the clues Kirn overlooked. Bestseller.
2014.

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CAREGIVER'S COMPANION: CARING FOR YOUR LOVED ONE MEDICALLY,
Author:   BRENT, CAROLYN A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08645
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Financially and Emotionally while Caring for
Yourself."
"A comprehensive, straightforward handbook to help family caregivers
with sibling and parent-child communication, end-of-life decision
making, and guidance for how to help a loved one medically,
financially, and emotionally." - Provided by publisher. 2015.

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DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY: MURDER, MAGIC, AND MADNESS AT THE FAIR THAT
Author:   LARSON, ERIK, 1954-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08701
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Changed America"
The author of Isaac's Storm (RC 48811) traces the crimes of Dr. H.H.
Holmes, a serial killer who preyed on young women during the 1893
Chicago World's Fair in the amazing landscape that architect Daniel H.
Burnham created in a mere two years. Bestseller. 2003.

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EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A BIOGRAPHY OF CANCER
Author:   MUKHERJEE, SIDDHARTHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08703
  1 volume in 1 container

Oncologist, Rhodes Scholar, and graduate of Harvard Medical School
Mukherjee chronicles the social and medical history of cancer.
Highlights prominent figures in cancer research--including Sidney
Farber, father of modern chemotherapy, and Mary Lasker, who lobbied
for cancer-research funding--and discusses the possibility of
eradication. Includes case studies. Bestseller.  2010.

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EMPIRE OF DECEPTION: THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF A MASTER SWINDLER WHO
Author:   JOBB, DEAN, 1958-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08669
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation"
Journalist recounts how, in 1920s Chicago, lawyer Leo Koretz enticed
hundreds of people to invest 30 million (the equivalent of 400 million
in the 2010s) in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells. Koretz
vanished in 1923 when his scheme finally collapsed, but was later
found and sent to prison. 2015.

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FIRST FAMILY DETAIL: SECRET SERVICE AGENTS REVEAL THE HIDDEN LIVES OF
Author:   KESSLER, RONALD, 1943-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08679
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "the Presidents"
Author of In the President's Secret Service (DB 69581) expands on his
previous work to include scandals during the Obama presidency;
protection of presidential candidates, former presidents, and their
families; and providing security while enabling illicit behavior such
as extramarital affairs. Commercial audiobook. Strong language and
some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

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FRESH START: THE NEW YOU BEGINS TODAY
Author:   OSTEEN, JOEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08740
  1 volume in 1 container

God loves to give people fresh starts. He wants everyone to see His
blessings in new ways so we can reach our full potential and
achieve extraordinary levels of success. Unrated. 2016.

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GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
Author:   MUKHERJEE, SIDDHARTHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08803
  1 volume in 1 container

Physician and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All
Maladies (DB 72227) examines the birth, growth, and future of what he
calls one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in the history of
science. Discusses key geneticists' work, beginning with Mendel's
1856 discovery of heredity in pea plants. Bestseller. 2016.

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HUMAN AGE: THE WORLD SHAPED BY US
Author:   ACKERMAN, DIANE, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08681
  1 volume in 1 container

Author of Dawn Light (DB 70564) and other books on natural history
explores the pros and cons of the fact that humans are now the
dominant force shaping the history of the planet. 2014.

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IRENA'S CHILDREN: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE WOMAN WHO SAVED
Author:   MAZZEO, TILAR J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08650
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto."
The extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler - the "female
Oskar Schindler" - who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children
from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War
II. Unrated. 2016.

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KILLING IN AMISH COUNTRY: SEX, BETRAYAL, AND A COLD-BLOODED MURDER
Author:   OLSEN, GREGG
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08655
  1 volume in 1 container

Barbara Weaver had everything she wanted: five beautiful children, a
home, her Amish faith, and her husband Eli. But Eli was tempted by
cell phones, the Internet, and sexting. Soon the Amish Stud was
asking people to kill his wife for him. It fell to Edna Boyle, a young
assistant prosecutor, to seek justice for Barbara Weaver. Explicit
descriptions of sex, strong language and some violence. 2016.

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KILLING JESUS: A HISTORY
Author:   O'REILLY, BILL
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08697
  1 volume in 1 container

Political commentator O'Reilly and historian Dugard chronicle the
political and social milieus in which Jesus lived. They discuss Rome's
domination of Judea, Jesus’ spiritual journey, and the events that
led to his crucifixion. Some violence. Bestseller.  2013.

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KILLING PATTON: THE STRANGE DEATH OF WORLD WAR II'S MOST AUDACIOUS
Author:   O'REILLY, BILL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08687
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "General"
Political commentator O'Reilly and historian Dugard, authors of
Killing Jesus (DB 77565), examine the last year and the death of
General George S. Patton Jr. (1885-1945); theorize that Patton's death
was not due to complications of injuries sustained in a car accident;
and detail possible motives for assassination. Bestseller.  2014.

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KILLING REAGAN: THE VIOLENT ASSAULT THAT CHANGED A PRESIDENCY
Author:   O'REILLY, BILL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08667
  1 volume in 1 container

Authors of Killing Lincoln (DB 73850) and Killing Kennedy (DB 75615)
profile the career of President Ronald Reagan, including his rise to
power and the efforts of those seeking to overturn him. They begin
with Reagan's time in Hollywood and continue through his years in the
White House. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook.
Bestseller. 2015.

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MAKING GOOD HABITS, BREAKING BAD HABITS: FOURTEEN NEW BEHAVIORS THAT
Author:   MEYER, JOYCE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08744
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Will Energize Your Life"
Author of Never Give Up (DB 68923) and other faith-based books
examines negative behavior patterns and discusses fourteen good
habits, including responsibility, generosity, and happiness.
Encourages putting God first. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

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MAP THIEF: THE GRIPPING STORY OF AN ESTEEMED RARE-MAP DEALER WHO MADE
Author:   BLANDING, MICHAEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08689
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Millions Stealing Priceless Maps"
Journalist investigates E. Forbes Smiley III (born 1956), a rare-maps
dealer who was arrested in 2005 for stealing a rare map from Yale
University. Details Smiley's childhood in New England, his early
career, and what led him to his crime. Describes the impact on the
rare-map community. 2014.

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MASTERING LIFE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE: 10 BIBLICAL STRATEGIES FOR A
Author:   MORGAN, ROBERT J,. 1952-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08680
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Lifetime of Purpose"
Pastor Rob Morgan provides ten biblical patterns for pleasantly
productive people answering the question: How do I gain mastery of
of my life before it's too late? 2015.

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MINDSPAN DIET: REDUCE ALZHEIMER'S RISK, MINIMIZE MEMORY LOSS, AND
Author:   ESTEP, PRESTON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08649
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Keep Your Brain Young."
From an esteemed geneticist and the director of gerontology at
Harvard Medical School's Personal Genome Project comes a
revolutionary plan for curbing memory loss and improving cognitive
longevity that will forever change how you think about diet and
aging. Complete with food recommendations, shopping lists, advice
on reading nutrition labels, and more than seventy delicious recipes,
The Mindspan Diet shows you that you can enjoy the richest flavors
life has to offer and remain lean, healthy, and cognitively intact
for a very long life. Unrated. 2016.

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MONUMENTS MEN: ALLIED HEROES, NAZI THIEVES, AND THE GREATEST TREASURE
Author:   EDSEL, ROBERT M
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08690
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Hunt in History"
Portrays the WWII special army unit--composed of architects, museum
directors, curators, and archivists--formed in 1943 to recover
cultural treasures that had been plundered by the Nazis. Describes the
bombed historical buildings the group preserved and works of art it
salvaged. 2009.

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OLD MAN AND THE CAT: A LOVE STORY
Author:   UDDENBERG, NILS, 1938-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08598
  1 volume in 1 container

The story of how Nils Uddenberg, retired Professor of Psychology,
became a beloved cat-owner even though he had never wanted a pet of
any kind. 2016.

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OPERATION PAPERCLIP: THE SECRET INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM THAT BROUGHT
Author:   JACOBSEN, ANNIE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08696
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Nazi Scientists to America"
History of the clandestine program that brought top minds of the Third
Reich to the United States after Germany's defeat. Focuses on more
than a dozen scientists who contributed their expertise in rocketry
and medicine to help America during the Cold War. Some violence.
Commercial audiobook.  Bestseller.  2014.

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PAPER: PAGING THROUGH HISTORY
Author:   KURLANSKY, MARK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08659
  1 volume in 1 container

Tracing papers evolution from antiquity to the present, the author
challenges common assumptions about technology's influence, affirming
that paper is here to stay. Paper will be the commodity history that
guides us forward and illuminates our times. Unrated. 2016.

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PENTAGON'S BRAIN: AN UNCENSORED HISTORY OF DARPA, AMERICA'S
Author:   JACOBSEN, ANNIE
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08668
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Top-Secret Military Research Agency"
Journalist Annie Jacobsen provides a detailed history of Defense
Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA ), the highly secretive and
controversial military science R&D organization. Jacobsen draws on
inside sources, interviews, private documents, and declassified memos,
from its Cold War inception in 1958 until the early twenty-first
century. Violence. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

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PHANTOM KILLER: UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF THE TEXARKANA SERIAL MURDERS:
Author:   PRESLEY, JAMES
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08663
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "The Story of a Town in Terror."
The salacious and scandalous murders of a series of couples on
Texarkana's 'lovers lanes' in seemingly idyllic post-WWII America
created a media maelstrom and cast a pall of fear over an entire
region. What is even more surprising is that the case has remained
cold for decades. Combining archival research and investigative
journalism, Pulitzer Prize nominated historian James Presley reveals
evidence that provides crucial keys to unlocking this decades-old
puzzle. Violence, some strong language and some descriptions of sex.
2014.

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RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS: THE WOMEN WHO PROPELLED US, FROM MISSILES
Author:   HOLT, NATHALIA, 1980-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08653
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "to the Moon to Mars"
Biologist profiles the women who contributed to the development of the
United States' space program, particularly the human computers, in the
1940s and 1950s. Uses interviews with living members of the team to
depict life in science before the use of digital computing.
Commercial audiobook. 2016.

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SEINFELDIA: HOW A SHOW ABOUT NOTHING CHANGED EVERYTHING
Author:   ARMSTRONG, JENNIFER KEISHIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08654
  1 volume in 1 container

A history of the popular television sitcom Seinfeld, which ran from
1989 to 1998. Covers the time from its beginnings as a star vehicle
for stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld through the years it was  a
"must-see TV," and discusses as well the show's lasting cultural
impact. Bestseller. 2016.

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SHADOWS IN THE VINEYARD: THE TRUE STORY OF THE PLOT TO POISON THE
Author:   POTTER, MAXIMILLIAN, 1971-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08683
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "World's Greatest Wine"
Journalist chronicles an attempt to extort one million Euros from a
French winery by threatening the grape-producing vines. Profiles the
winery's owner, Aubert de Villaine--one of the judges at the Paris
Tasting of 1976, which declared California wines superior to French
wines. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.    2014.

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SHOUTING WON'T HELP: WHY I--AND 50 MILLION OTHER AMERICANS--CAN'T
Author:   BOUTON, KATHERINE, 1947-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08698
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Hear You"
Former New York Times editor chronicles her own hearing loss and
relates the experiences of others with the condition. Investigates the
causes, effects, and management--with hearing aids and cochlear
implants--of this disability. Also discusses tinnitus, vertigo, and
research into biological cures. Offers communication tips. 2013.

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STRANGER SHE LOVED: A MORMON DOCTOR, HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE, AND AN
Author:   HOGAN, SHANNA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08671
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Almost Perfect Murder"
In 2007, Dr. Martin MacNeill--a doctor, lawyer, and Mormon bishop--
discovered his wife of 30 years dead in the bathtub of their Pleasant
Grove, Utah home, her face bearing the scars of a facelift he
persuaded her to undergo just a week prior. At first the death of
50-year-old Michele MacNeill, a former beauty queen and mother of
eight appeared natural. But days after the funeral when Dr. McNeill
moved his much younger mistress into the family home, his children
grew suspicious. Unrated. 2015.

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SUPERSTORM: NINE DAYS INSIDE HURRICANE SANDY
Author:   MILES, KATHRYN, 1974-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08678
  1 volume in 1 container

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy, the largest and one of the
costliest Atlantic hurricanes on record, made a direct hit on
the New Jersey shore. In this riveting book, journalist Kathryn
Miles takes us inside the storm. Not only do we learn about the
meteorology of this maelstrom, but we hear the stories of the
professionals trying to forecast it, the people and communities
devastated by its wrath, the tremendous efforts of emergency
responders and volunteers to manage the crisis, the political
response to the destruction, and the ongoing recovery efforts.
Some violence and some strong language.

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TABLE MANNERS: HOW TO BEHAVE IN THE MODERN WORLD AND WHY BOTHER
Author:   TOWER, JEREMIAH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08647
  1 volume in 1 container

Table Manners is an entertaining and practical guide to manners for
everyone and every occasion. Whether you are a guest at a potluck or
the host of a dinner party, a patron of your local bar or an
invitee at a state dinner, this book tells you how to behave: what to
wear, what to talk about, how to eat. Unrated. 2016.

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THIRTEEN HOURS: THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN
Author:   ZUCKOFF, MITCHELL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08688
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Benghazi"
Journalist presents the accounts of the five surviving CIA contract
operators who helped to repel the attack on the American embassy in
Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. Discusses decisions made and
actions taken. Strong language and violence. Commercial audiobook.
Bestseller. 2014.

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TRUE TAILS OF BAKER AND TAYLOR: THE LIBRARY CATS WHO LEFT THEIR
Author:   LOUCH, JAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08652
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Pawprints on a Small Town...and the World."
It all started with mice in the library. Jan Louch and a coworker
decided they needed a cat. Or, even better, two. They found a pair of
Scottish Folds perfect for the job, and Jan named them Baker and
Taylor. But these cats were much more than mousers, and soon became
the most famous library cats in the world. 2016.

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WHEN BRITAIN BURNED THE WHITE HOUSE: THE 1814 INVASION OF WASHINGTON
Author:   SNOW, PETER, 1938-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08682
  1 volume in 1 container

In August 1814 the United States army was defeated just outside
Washington D.C. by the world’s greatest military power. The
president and his wife had just enough time to flee the White House
 before British troops entered feasted on the meal still sitting on
dining-room table, and set fire to the place. Unrated. 2014.

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WOMEN, FOOD, AND DESIRE: EMBRACE YOUR CRAVINGS, MAKE PEACE WITH FOOD,
Author:   JAMIESON, ALEXANDRA, 1975-
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08676
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Reclaim Your Body"
Holistic nutrition coach Jamieson suggests that women should be aware
of the desires underneath their food cravings and ditch negative
body-image obsessions. She discusses the neuroscience behind cravings,
ways to break long-standing eating habits, and the benefits of being
mindful of what we eat. Descriptions of sex. 2015.

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