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ENGLISH FICTION

BILLY AND BLAZE
Author:   ANDERSON, C.W. (CLARENCE WILLIAM)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 2 - 4

LB  03221
  1 volume in 1 container

An old favorite about Billy who loved horses and his pony Blaze.

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CANDY CANE CUPCAKE KILLER
Author:   WASHBURN, L.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FRESHLY BAKED   10

LB  08637
  1 volume in 1 container

'Tis the season in Weatherford, Texas, and everyone in town is
gearing up for the annual holiday parade and tree-lighting ceremony,
where Phyllis Newsom will be serving her popular candy cane cupcakes.
Local rancher Barney McCrory charms one away from her before the
ceremony begins - and when the cupcake is finished, so is he. When
paramedics determine that Barney was shot, suspicion falls on his
daughter and her husband, who stand to reap some sweet rewards from
his death. But something about the case doesn't sit right with
Phyllis. Unrated. 2015.

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MADELINE AND THE GYPSIES
Author:   BEMELMANS, LUDWIG, 1898-1962
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades Pre - 2; Grades K - 3
Series: MADELINE    4

LB  08826
  1 volume in 1 container

Pepito and Madeline are left and forgotten on the top of the ferris
wheel during a terrible storm. Taken in by a Gypsy Mama, they travel
and perform with their new friends until they find Miss Clavel again.
For preschool-grade 2.

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NO LIMITS
Author:   FOSTER, LORI, 1958-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ULTIMATE    1

LB  08594
  1 volume in 1 container

Three years ago, mixed-martial-arts star Cannon Colter rescued Yvette
Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic notions.
Reunited because of Yvette's grandfather, Cannon is torn between his
pent-up desire and the need to protect her. Violence, strong language,
and explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

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SECRET TO HUMMINGBIRD CAKE
Author:   MCHALE, CELESTE FLETCHER, 1961-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08601
  1 volume in 1 container

In the South you always say "yes, ma'am" and "no, ma'am." You
know everybody's business. Football is a lifestyle not a pastime.
Food, especially dessert, is a religious experience. And you protect
your friends as fiercely as you protect your family. Even if the
threat is something you cannot see. 2016.

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THIEF OF GLORY
Author:   BROUWER, SIGMUND, 1959-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08600
  1 volume in 1 container

This WWII drama is both exciting in its revelations and heartrending
it its truth about human nature and forgiveness. - provided by the
publisher. Some violence. 2016.

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TRICK OR DEADLY TREAT
Author:   WASHBURN, L.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FRESH BAKED MYSTERY    9

LB  08636
  1 volume in 1 container

While Phyllis Newsom and her friend Carolyn bake up yummy Halloween
treats, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable Dalmatian who was
hit by a car. To thank local veterinarian Hank Baxter for helping the
dog, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his other
four-legged patients. But when they arrive at the clinic, the vet is
being arrested - for the murder of his wife! Convinced that the police
are barking up the wrong tree and that someone's been burying
evidence, Sam begs Phyllis to help find the real killer. 2014.
2014.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

AMERICAN HEIRESS: THE WILD SAGA OF THE KIDNAPPING, CRIMES AND TRIAL
Author:   TOOBIN, JEFFREY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08651
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "of Patty Hearst"
Using interviews and previously secret documents, the author discusses
how, in 1974, college-sophomore heiress Patty Hearst was kidnapped
by--and then joined--a revolutionary group called the Symbionese
Liberation Army. Examines Patty's year on the lam and her circus-like
trial, including the dramatic last-minute reversal based on Stockholm
syndrome. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence and strong language.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

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BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS: LIFE, DEATH, AND HOPE IN A MUMBAI
Author:   BOO, KATHERINE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08700
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Undercity"
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's  2007-2011 observations of the
inhabitants of Annawadi, a slum surrounding the luxury hotels at the
Mumbai, India,  airport. Portrays the lives of disadvantaged families
who battle hunger and disease and describes India's political and
religious tensions and police corruption. Violence and strong
language. Bestseller.  2012.

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BUNKER HILL: A CITY, A SIEGE, A REVOLUTION
Author:   PHILBRICK, NATHANIEL
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08695
  1 volume in 1 container

Award-winning historian explores the grievances of the New England
colonists who began the Revolutionary War in June, 1775, when they
took a stand against the British in Boston. Describes the events that
led to the battle of Bunker Hill and profiles the individuals who were
involved. Violence. Bestseller.  2013.

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DEAD WAKE: THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA
Author:   LARSON, ERIK, 1954-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08677
  1 volume in 1 container

In 1915 the Lusitania, a luxury ocean liner, left New York for
Liverpool. The captain assumed that the Germans would follow
gentlemanly strictures of warfare, keeping civilian ships safe from
attack. Larson recounts what happened when Germany violated that code
and that choice's wider repercussions. Some violence. Commercial
audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC: A TALE OF MADNESS, MEDICINE, AND THE MURDER
Author:   MILLARD, CANDICE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07107
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  08702
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "of a President"
Chronicles the life of James A. Garfield (1831-1881), the twentieth
American president. Highlights Garfield's rise from poverty to the
Oval Office. Details the attack by deranged office-seeker Charles
Guiteau and the medical care that killed Garfield despite the efforts
of Alexander Graham Bell. Bestseller.  2011.

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KILLING KENNEDY: THE END OF CAMELOT
Author:   O'REILLY, BILL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08661
  1 volume in 1 container

Political commentator O'Reilly and historian Dugard, coauthors of
Killing Lincoln (DB 73850), chronicle the presidency of John F.
Kennedy; the life of Lee Harvey Oswald, the former defector to the
Soviet Union who killed Kennedy in 1963; and the events that led to
the assassination. Bestseller.  2012.

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LAST STAND: CUSTER, SITTING BULL, AND THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE
Author:   PHILBRICK, NATHANIEL
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08704
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Bighorn"
Author of Mayflower (RC 62504) investigates the 1876 battle between
Lieutenant Colonel George Custer's U.S. Army troops and Sitting Bull's
Sioux/Cheyenne alliance. Chronicles the discovery of gold on native
lands that exacerbated the clash of cultures, the backgrounds of both
leaders, and the aftermath of the slaughter. Violence. Bestseller.
2010.

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ROGUE HEROES: A HISTORY OF THE SAS, BRITAIN'S SECRET SPECIAL FORCES
Author:   MACINTYRE, BEN, 1963-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08646
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTIUES: "That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of
War."
Britain's Special Air Service or SAS was the brainchild of David
Stirling, a young gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life
belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues
looked at a battlefield map of World War II's African theater and saw
a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw
an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he
could parachute behind enemy lines and sabotage their airplanes and
war material. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined
martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting
force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the
nature of combat itself. He faced no little resistance from those who
found his tactics ungentlemanly or beyond the pale, but in the SAS's
remarkable exploits facing the Nazis in the Africa and then on the
Continent can be found the seeds of nearly all special forces that
would follow. Violence and some strong language. 2016.

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STRONGER
Author:   BAUMAN, JEFF
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08442
  1 volume in 1 container

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, who saw one of the
perpetrators moments before the explosion, reflects on his time in the
hospital, learning to use prosthetic legs, the love and support of his
family, and his renewed sense of purpose. Strong language and some
violence. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

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TELLING ROOM: A TALE OF LOVE, BETRAYAL, REVENGE, AND THE WORLD'S
Author:   PATERNITI, MICHAEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08694
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Greatest Piece of Cheese"
Author chronicles his 2000 trip to Guzman, Spain, to discover the
source of a renowned cheese. Details the history of the food product,
along with the process of curing it in "telling rooms"--most commonly
caves within the hills. Discusses the people involved in the
development of the cheese. Commercial audiobook.    2013.

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VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS
Author:   GAIMAN, NEIL
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08658
  1 volume in 1 container

Eighty-five short works of nonfiction from the author of American
Gods (DB 52917). Many are pieces in praise of the work of other
novelists, comic book creators, filmmakers, and musicians. Included
are several speeches, including Gaiman's 2012 commencement address,
"Make Good Art."Some strong language. 2016.

 

 

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