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ENGLISH FICTION

61 HOURS: A JACK REACHER NOVEL
Author:   CHILD, LEE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK REACHER NOVEL   14

LB  08736
  1 volume in 1 container

A bus accident leaves former military cop Jack Reacher stranded in a
small South Dakota town. Police recruit him to protect an elderly
witness from a Mexican drug lord who is connected to a local biker
gang and an abandoned federal bunker. Violence and some strong
language. Bestseller.  2010.

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BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 4
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8
Series: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS    4

LB  08927
  1 volume in 1 container

When demonic cheerleaders invade his high school and the war between
the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near, Percy Jackson
hurries to Camp Half Blood to initiate a quest through the Labyrinth
with his demigod friends. Sequel to The Titan's Curse (RC 65245). For
grades 5-8. 2008.

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BECAUSE OF MISS BRIDGERTON
Author:   QUINN, JULIA, 1970-
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROKESBYS    1

LB  08589
  1 volume in 1 container

England, 1779. Billie Bridgerton grew up with the neighboring Rokesby
brothers and knows she is expected to marry one of them someday--as
long as it isn't George, eldest and heir to the earldom. The two never
get along, until they share a kiss. Some explicit descriptions of sex.
Bestseller. 2016.

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DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK LADY
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DARLING DAHLIAS MYSTERIES    6

LB  08795
  1 volume in 1 container

The eleven o'clock lady has always been one of garden club president
Liz Lacy's favorite wildflowers, because the blossoms don't open until
the sun wakes them up. But another Eleven O'Clock Lady is never going
to wake up again. Rona Jean Hancock, a switchboard operator whose
shift ended at 11 p.m., has been found strangled with her own silk
stocking. 2015.

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HIDDEN ORACLE
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8
Series: TRIALS OF APOLLO    1

LB  08932
  1 volume in 1 container

After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from
Olympus. He must learn to survive in the modern world as a teenager
until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor. Commercial
audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

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RED PYRAMID
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8; Grades 6 - 9
Series: KANE CHRONICLES    1

LB  08925
  1 volume in 1 container

After his mother's death, Carter Kane follows his Egyptologist father,
Julius, across the globe. When they visit the British Museum to
reunite with Carter's sister, a mysterious figure banishes Julius,
sending the siblings on a dangerous adventure to save their dad. For
grades 5-8 and older readers.   Commercial audiobook. 2010.

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SERPENT'S SHADOW: THE KANE CHRONICLES, BOOK 3
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8; Grades 6 - 9
Series: KANE CHRONICLES    3

LB  08928
  1 volume in 1 container

Magicians Sadie and Carter Kane are trying to stop the chaos snake
Apophis from destroying the world. But their friends the magicians and
the gods are divided, and the Kanes must face the forces of chaos
alone. For grades 5-8 and older readers.   Commercial audiobook.
2012.

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TITAN'S CURSE: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 3
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8
Series: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS    3

LB  08934
  1 volume in 1 container

When the youthful goddess Artemis disappears while hunting a rare,
ancient monster, modern-day demigod Percy and his friends attempt to
rescue her before she is needed at the Olympian Council meeting on the
war with the Titans. Sequel to The Sea of Monsters (RC 64659). For
grades 5-8. 2007.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS
Author:   KYLE, CHRIS, 1974-2013
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08699
  1 volume in 1 container

Navy SEAL, author of American Sniper (DB 74166), discusses the
technological development of American guns, from the Revolutionary
War's long rifle to the introduction of the M16 in 1963, and the ways
advances in weaponry have shaped history. Some violence and some
strong language. Bestseller.  2013.

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BOYS IN THE BOAT: NINE AMERICANS AND THEIR EPIC QUEST FOR GOLD AT THE
Author:   BROWN, DANIEL, 1951-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08692
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "1936 Berlin Olympics"
Recounts the accomplishments of nine working-class athletes from the
University of Washington who beat elite teams at home and abroad and
won the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Nazi-orchestrated Berlin
Olympics. Bestseller.  2013.

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CLINTON CASH: THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW AND WHY FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS AND
Author:   SCHWEIZER, PETER, 1964-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08672
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich"
In 2000, Bill and Hillary Clinton owed millions of dollars, but within
the next fifteen years they earned over $130 million. Where did the
money come from? Most people assume that the Clintons amassed their
wealth through lucrative book deals and high-six figure fees for
speaking gigs. Now, Peter Schweizer shows who is really behind those
enormous payments. Bestseller. 2015.

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DEATH OF SANTINI: THE STORY OF A FATHER AND HIS SON
Author:   CONROY, PAT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08724
  1 volume in 1 container

Author offers a portrait of his dysfunctional family headed by abusive
patriarch Don, whom the younger Conroy immortalized in his novel The
Great Santini (DB 30051). Highlights the violence and mental illness
that haunted his siblings and discusses his own bouts with depression.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller.  2013.

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HAVE A LITTLE FAITH: A TRUE STORY
Author:   ALBOM, MITCH, 1958-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08706
  1 volume in 1 container

Author Albom discusses his relationships with two men of different
faiths. Describes time spent with his New Jersey childhood rabbi
Albert Lewis after Lewis asked Albom to write his eulogy, and with
African American minister Henry Covington, an ex-con, after Albom
offered assistance to Covington's impoverished Detroit congregation.
Bestseller.  2009.

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IN SUCH GOOD COMPANY: ELEVEN YEARS OF LAUGHTER, MAYHEM, AND FUN IN
Author:   BURNETT, CAROL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08727
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "the Sandbox."
Actress and comedian reminisces about her groundbreaking TV program
The Carol Burnett Show, which ran from 1967 to 1978. Includes stories
about the cast, guests, and some of her favorite skits from the show.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

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LUCKY LIFE INTERRUPTED: A MEMOIR OF HOPE
Author:   BROKAW, TOM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08673
  1 volume in 1 container

Journalist Tom Brokaw recounts how back pain led him to the Mayo
Clinic, where he learned that he had multiple myeloma, a treatable but
incurable blood cancer. After his diagnosis, Brokaw grew determined to
learn as much as he could about his condition and to report the story.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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PERFECT HORSE: THE DARING U.S. MISSION TO RESCUE THE PRICELESS
Author:   LETTS, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08721
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis."
The true story of the rescue of priceless pedigree horses during World
War II from a Nazi program designed to engineer a master race of the
finest purebred horses. American soldiers planned and executed a
mission to kidnap the horses and smuggle them away. Some strong
language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

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RETURN OF GEORGE WASHINGTON: 1783-1789
Author:   LARSON, EDWARD J. (EDWARD JOHN)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08685
  1 volume in 1 container

After leading the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary
War, George Washington retired.  He returned to his private life in
Mount Vernon.  The fledgling government knew they needed a
constitution.  But when a constitutional congress was called, its
chances of success seemed slim.  Only one American could unite the
fractious states, George Washington.  Reluctant, but duty bound,
Washington rode to Philadelphia to preside over the convention.

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RIGHTFUL HERITAGE: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND THE LAND OF AMERICA
Author:   BRINKLEY, DOUGLAS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08664
  1 volume in 1 container

Author of Cronkite (DB 75163) and The Wilderness Warrior (DB 69762)
explores the environmental works and heritage of President Franklin D.
Roosevelt (1882-1945). Discusses Roosevelt's personal connections with
nature and the work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was
created as part of the New Deal. 2016.

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U.S. MARSHALS: INSIDE AMERICA'S MOST STORIED LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
Author:   EARP, MIKE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08693
  1 volume in 1 container

Blending history and memoir, retired U.S. Marshal Mike Earp--a
descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp - offers an exclusive
and fascinating behind the scenes look at the most storied law
enforcement agency in America, illuminating its vital role in the
nation's development for more than two hundred years. Some strong
language and violence. 2014.

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VILLAGE OF SECRETS: DEFYING THE NAZIS IN VICHY FRANCE
Author:   MOOREHEAD, CAROLINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08686
  1 volume in 1 container

High up in the mountains of the southern Massif Central in France lie
tiny remote villages united by a long and particular history. During
the Second World War the inhabitants of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and its
parishes saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo: resisters, Freemasons,
communists and above all Jews many of them orphans whose parents
had been deported to concentration camps. There were no informers, no
denunciations and no one broke ranks. During raids the children
would hide in the woods, their packs on their backs, waiting to hear
the farmers' song that told them it was safe to return. After the war,
Le Chambon became one of only two places in the world to be honored by
Yad Vashem as Righteous Among Nations. 2014.

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WHEN TO ROB A BANK: AND 131 MORE WARPED SUGGESTIONS AND WELL-INTENDED
Author:   LEVITT, STEVEN D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08674
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Rants."
A curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the
universe. Over the past decade, Levitt and Dubner freely admit that
most of their posts were rubbish. But now they've gone through and
picked the best of the best. You'll discover what people lie about,
and why; the best way to cut gun deaths; why it might be time for a
sex tax; and, yes, when to rob a bank. (Short answer: never; the ROI
is terrible). Some strong language. 2015.

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