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ENGLISH FICTION

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
Author:   DOERR, ANTHONY, 1973-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08913
  1 volume in 1 container

When Paris is invaded by the Nazis, Marie-Laure LeBlanc's father
evacuates her to St. Malo to stay with her great-uncle. Blind since
the age of six, Marie-Laure must learn the town by the scale model her
father has left. Then, the Germans arrive. Violence and descriptions
of sex. Bestseller.  2014.

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AMISH BRIDE OF ICE MOUNTAIN
Author:   LONG, KELLY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ICE MOUNTAIN    1

LB  08849
  1 volume in 1 container

Like most Mountain Amish girls, Mary King has always dreamed of her
wedding day. But she never imagined that a sudden, irresistible kiss
would result in marriage to the handsome Englischer professor
studying her unique community. Or that doing the truly honorable
thing means keeping their relationship chaste so both she and Dr.
Jude Lyons can someday go their separate ways. But when Mary
accompanies her husband-in-name-only to Atlanta to meet his wealthy,
overbearing family, she's tempted more than ever by Jude's kindness,
humor, and vulnerability. And when a wrenching misunderstanding causes
her to return heartbroken to her remote Appalachian home, she's
certain she's lost the real love they have found, and the shared
future she's come to want so much. But a crisis of faith will work
surprising miracles, and show Mary that love is strong enough to
make the impossible come true. Unrated. 2016.

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AMISH HARVEST: FOUR NOVELLAS
Author:   WISEMAN, BETH, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08864
  1 volume in 1 container

Under the Harvest Moon by Beth Wiseman: Suddenly widowed, Naomi
never expects to love again - until she meets Brock. Amy Clipston's
Love and Buggy Rides: An accident brings Janie and Jonathan together,
and a friendship blossoms. But, why not something deeper? Kathleen
Fuller's A Quiet Love: Shy, bookish Dinah and Amos, a simple farmer,
navigate a budding romance. Mischief in the Autumn Air by Vannetta
Chapman: When items sell above market value, auctioneer Eli is
thrilled, then puzzled. Can he and his new bookkeeper solve the
mystery? Unrated. 2016.

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BLOOD OF OLYMPUS: THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK 5
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: HEROES OF OLYMPUS    5

LB  08931
  1 volume in 1 container

The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the Earth
Mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp
Half-Blood. However, one of the seven demigods must die in order to
defeat Gaea. Bestseller. For grades 4-7. 2014.

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BLOODY POINT
Author:   WHITE, LINDA J., 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08606
  1 volume in 1 container

"Grieving FBI Special Agent Cassidy McKenna leaves the Bureau and
retreats to a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay. When her former partner,
Jake, is assaulted and her marina is torched, Cass decides to find
the perpetrator before she, herself, becomes a victim." Unrated.

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BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS
Author:   HENRIQUEZ, CRISTINA, 1977-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08908
  1 volume in 1 container

Maribel Rivera's Mexican family moves to Delaware so brain-damaged
Maribel can attend a special school. As they adjust to their new
neighborhood, the son of one of the nearby Panamanian families, Mayor
Toro, becomes enamored of Maribel--but both families oppose the
relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.    2014.

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CHRISTMAS AT THE HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE
Author:   BALL, DONNA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08848
  1 volume in 1 container

Paul and Derrick have hit their stride with the Hummingbird House
Bed and Breakfast, a destination of distinction in the heart of
the Shenandoah Valley. Guests are coming from all over the country
to enjoy their Christmas weekend extravaganza, featuring sleigh rides,
champagne summers, holiday concerts and spa treatments. Of course
there are a few glitches: twenty Christmas trees to be decorated in
less than a week, an absentee massage therapist, and perhaps most
distressing of all, the unexpected presence of three school-age
children in the Hummingbird House, courtesy of the saucy young
housekeeper Purline. 2016.

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DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE SILVER DOLLAR BUSH
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: DARLING DAHLIAS MYSTERIES    5

LB  08794
  1 volume in 1 container

It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. Banks are
closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling, Alabama,
is no exception. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders
hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on the newspaper printing press
to serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when
the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set
out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal. Some strong
language. 2014.

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DIVERGENT
Author:   ROTH, VERONICA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: DIVERGENT    1

LB  08839
  1 volume in 1 container

In a future Chicago, society is divided into five factions. During the
Choosing Ceremony, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must pick her
lifelong faction. But Beatrice discovers she is an anomaly--a
divergent--who does not fit anywhere. Some violence and some strong
language. For senior high and older readers.    2011.

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ELEANOR AND PARK
Author:   ROWELL, RAINBOW
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult

LB  08915
  1 volume in 1 container

1986. After socially painful circumstances toss Eleanor and Park
together, they form an unlikely--and extraordinary--romance. Although
the two sixteen-year-olds know that the odds of remaining together
forever are slim, they find the courage to try. Strong language. For
senior high and older readers.    2013.

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HAMMER OF THOR: MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Young Adult
Series: MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD    2

LB  08924
  1 volume in 1 container

Thor's hammer is missing again, but this time it has fallen into enemy
hands. Magnus Chase and his friends must retrieve the hammer quickly
in order to keep the mortal world safe. Commercial audiobook. For
grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.

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HOUSE OF HADES: THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK 4
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: HEROES OF OLYMPUS    4

LB  08926
  1 volume in 1 container

As Percy and Annabeth fall endlessly toward Tartarus, Hazel and the
crew of Argo II race to rescue them. They must find the House of Hades
to open the Doors of Death--and then seal off the goddess Gaea's
forces in the Underworld. For grades 4-7. 2013.

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INFINITE SEA
Author:   YANCEY, RICHARD
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: 5TH WAVE    2

LB  08909
  1 volume in 1 container

After the aliens' four waves of destruction nearly exterminate
humanity, Cassie Sullivan and a few others brace for winter and set
out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in. Sequel to
The 5th Wave (DB 76631). Violence and strong language. For senior high
and older readers. 2014.

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INSURGENT
Author:   ROTH, VERONICA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: DIVERGENT    2

LB  08838
  1 volume in 1 container

War erupts between the factions. Tris and Tobias, of the Dauntless
faction, struggle to avoid the Erudite faction's relentless pursuit of
divergents while seeking to uncover the Erudite secrets. Sequel to
Divergent (DB 73203). Violence, some strong language, and some
descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers.    2012.

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INVISIBLE LIBRARY
Author:   COGMAN, GENEVIEVE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INVISIBLE LIBRARY    1

LB  08863
  1 volume in 1 container

Irene works as an agent for the Invisible Library, tracking down rare
manuscripts from alternate realities. She and her assistant travel to
a version of Victorian London only to find that the book they seek
has already been stolen. Some violence. 2016.

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LAST OLYMPIAN: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 5
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8
Series: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS    5

LB  08933
  1 volume in 1 container

The long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy Jackson's sixteenth
birthday unfolds as he leads an army of young demigods to stop
Kronos's advance on New York City. Sequel to The Battle of the
Labyrinth (RC 67158). For grades 5-8. 2009.

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LAST SONG
Author:   SPARKS, NICHOLAS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08917
  1 volume in 1 container

Defiant, troubled seventeen-year-old Ronnie is not happy to leave New
York for a summer in North Carolina with the musician father she
hasn't spoken to in three years. But an unexpected romance and a
bittersweet reconnection with her father changes her attitude.
Bestseller.  2009.

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LIGHTNING THIEF: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 1
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8; Young Adult
Series: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS    1

LB  08936
  1 volume in 1 container

Upstate New York, 2005. Sixth-grader Percy Jackson, the son of
Poseidon and a mortal mother, attends a summer camp for demigods.
After Percy angers Zeus, his friends Grover, a satyr, and Annabeth,
daughter of Athena, join him to resolve the problem. For grades 5-8.
and older readers. 2005.

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MARK OF ATHENA: THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK 3
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: HEROES OF OLYMPUS    3

LB  08935
  1 volume in 1 container

While Camp Jupiter prepares for war, Annabeth and her friends travel
in the Argo II to Rome, though they worry their armored ship will
appear threatening. Annabeth also has more personal concerns,
including the impending prophecy and a reunion with Percy. Will he
have changed? For grades 4-7.    2012.

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MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
Author:   RIGGS, RANSOM
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: MISS PEREGRINES PECULIAR CHILDREN    1

LB  08916
  1 volume in 1 container

A family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old American Jacob on a journey to
a remote island off the coast of Wales. There he discovers the ruins
of an old orphanage that was home to peculiar--and possibly
dangerous--children. Some violence and some strong language. For
senior high and older readers.    2011.

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MIST OF MIDNIGHT
Author:   BYRD, SANDRA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAUGHTERS OF HAMPSHIRE    1

LB  08604
  1 volume in 1 container

Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionaries, spent most of her life
in India. Following the death of her family in the Indian Mutiny,
Rebecca returns to claim her family estate in Hampshire, England. Upon
her return, people are surprised to see her-- less than a year
earlier, an imposter had arrived with an Indian servant and assumed
Rebecca's name, home and incomes-- and died within months of her
arrival. Everything reverted to a distant relative, Captain Luke
Whitfield. If Luke is simply after the property, will she suffer a
similar fate as the first "Rebecca"? Unrated. 2015.

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MY SISTER'S GRAVE
Author:   DUGONI, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRACY CROSSWHITE    1

LB  08603
  1 volume in 1 container

Seattle police officer Tracy Crosswhite lost her sister Sarah over
twenty years ago. Although Sarah's body was never found, there was
still enough evidence to convict the man thought responsible. Now
Sarah's remains are discovered, and Tracy believes that the murderer
is still loose. Violence and strong language. 2014.

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PLAIN DEAD
Author:   MILLER, EMMA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMISH MYSTERY    3

LB  08850
  1 volume in 1 container

Although she left her Old Order Amish ways in her youth, Rachel
discovered corporate life in the English world to be complicated
and unfulfilling. Having returned to Stone Mill, she's happy to be
running her own B & B. But she's also learning, in more ways than one,
that the past is not always so easily left behind. After local
newspaperman Bill Billingsly is found gagged and tied to his front
porch, left to freeze overnight in a snowstorm, Detective Evan Parks,
Rachel's beau, uncovers a file of scandalous information Billingsley
intended to publish, including a record of Rachel pleading no contest
to charges of corporate misconduct. Though Evan is certain of her
innocence, it's up to Rachel to find the real killer. A closer
examination of the victim's unpublished report leads Rachel to
believe the Amish community is far from sinless. But if she's not
careful her obituary might be the next to appear in print. Some
violence. 2016.

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POWER OF I AM: TWO WORDS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE TODAY
Author:   OSTEEN, JOEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08767
  1 volume in 1 container

Television pastor and author of You Can, You Will (DB 81051) advocates
for the power of positive thinking. Encourages the reception of God
into your life, envisioning what you want to be by presenting it as a
statement that begins with "I am . . ."  Shares stories of success.
Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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RED QUEEN
Author:   AVEYARD, VICTORIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: RED QUEEN    1

LB  08903
  1 volume in 1 container

Seventeen-year-old Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with
common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with
superhuman abilities. Mare, a Red, scrapes by until she publicly
discovers she has a deadly ability of her own. For senior high and
older readers. 2015.

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REUNION PASS
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ETERNITY SPRINGS   11

LB  08641
  1 volume in 1 container

Six years ago, Chase Timberlake bought an engagement ring for his
high school sweetheart Lori Reese. Then ... life happened. Chase's
adventure photography career took off, Lori's dream of getting into
veterinary school came true, and their happily ever after never came
to pass. When Chase's jet-setting life takes a tragic turn, he
returns to Eternity Springs a damaged man. 2016. Unrated.

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SEA OF MONSTERS: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 2
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8
Series: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS    2

LB  08930
  1 volume in 1 container

Upstate New York, 2006. Seventh-grader Percy, son of Poseidon and a
mortal, learns that Camp Half-Blood is in danger. He and his friends
undertake a perilous journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their
beloved camp. Sequel to The Lightning Thief (RC 63443). For grades
5-8. 2006.

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SON OF NEPTUNE: THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK 2
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: HEROES OF OLYMPUS    2

LB  08929
  1 volume in 1 container

Demigod Percy Jackson, still suffering from amnesia, and his new
friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free
Thanatos. But their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps
to fulfill the Prophecy of Seven. For grades 4-7.    2011.

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SWORD OF SUMMER: MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD, BOOK 1
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Young Adult
Series: MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD    1

LB  08904
  1 volume in 1 container

Sixteen-year-old Magnus Chase, a troubled teen living on the streets
of Boston, is reunited with Uncle Randolph. As dangerous creatures
hunt them, he learns an incredible secret: he is the son of a Norse
god and must prevent Ragnarok. Commercial audiobook. Some violence
and some strong language. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

CLOSER
Author:   RIVERA, MARIANO, 1969-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08910
  1 volume in 1 container

Memoir by Rivera (born 1969), who joined the New York Yankees in 1995
and served as one of the team's most successful closing pitchers until
his retirement in 2013. Discusses his years with the team, the rivalry
with the Red Sox, and his Christian faith. Commercial audiobook.
Bestseller.  2014.

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EAT PRAY LOVE MADE ME DO IT: LIFE JOURNEYS INSPIRED BY THE
Author:   GILBERT, ELIZABETH, 1969-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08882
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Bestselling Memoir."
In the ten years since its electrifying debut, Elizabeth Gilbert's
"Eat Pray Love" has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering millions
of readers to set out on paths they never thought possible, in
search of their own best selves. Here, in this candid and
captivating collection, nearly fifty of those readers - people as
diverse in their experiences as they are in age and background -
share their stories. The journeys they recount are transformative -
sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, but always deeply
inspiring. Some strong language. 2016.

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GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISIS: THIS IS MY STORY
Author:   KHALAF, FARIDA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08879
  1 volume in 1 container

In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi
teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village
in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost
everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and
sold her into sexual slavery.  This is her incredible account of
captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life
of torture, in order to share her story with the world. Devastating
and inspiring, this is an astonishing, intimate account of courage
and hope in the face of appalling violence. Strong language and
violence. 2016.

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GOLDEN LAD: THE HAUNTING STORY OF QUENTIN AND THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Author:   BURNS, ERIC
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08883
  1 volume in 1 container

An examination of the life of President Theodore Roosevelt's
youngest son, the frail Quentin, and his relationship with his
father. Particularly discusses how, after Roosevelt's championing
America's entry into WWI, Quentin ultimately died in aerial combat.
2016.

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GRAIN BRAIN WHOLE LIFE PLAN: BOOST BRAIN PERFORMANCE, LOSE WEIGHT
Author:   PERLMUTTER, DAVID, 1954-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08865
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "And Achieve Optimal Health."
Dr. Perlmutter has created a practical, comprehensive program that
lowers the risk for brain ailments while yielding other benefits,
such as weight loss, relief from chronic conditions, and total body
rejuvenation. Unrated. 2016.

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LIGHT OF THE WORLD: A MEMOIR
Author:   ALEXANDER, ELIZABETH, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08836
  1 volume in 1 container

Poet reflects on her life with her husband, his sudden and unexpected
death at the age of fifty, and the ways she coped with the grief of
his loss. Examines what attracted her to him, their life together as
parents, and the type of man he was. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

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PEARL HARBOR: FROM INFAMY TO GREATNESS
Author:   NELSON, CRAIG, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08868
  1 volume in 1 container

A gripping and definitive account of the event that changed
twentieth-century America: Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Backed by
a research team's five years of work producing nearly a million
pages of documents, as well as the author's thorough re-examination
of the original evidence assembled by federal investigators, this
page-turning and definitive work provides a thrilling blow-by-blow
account from both the Japanese and American perspectives, and is
historical drama on the grandest scale. Unrated. 2016.

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SALLY RIDE: AMERICA'S FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE
Author:   SHERR, LYNN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08912
  1 volume in 1 container

Journalist examines the life of Sally Ride (1951-2012), the first
American woman astronaut to go to space. Details Ride's childhood and
early life in California, her selection as an astronaut, and
post-mission endeavors to encourage girls' interest in science fields.
Discusses Ride's private life and relationships. 2014.

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SLEEP REVOLUTION: TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE ONE NIGHT AT A TIME
Author:   HUFFINGTON, ARIANNA STASSINOPOULOS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08891
  1 volume in 1 container

Huffington Post cofounder asserts that sleep deprivation has profound
consequences on job performance, relationships, happiness, and every
aspect of health--from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to
cancer and Alzheimer's. Offers recommendations from leading scientists
on how to get better and more restorative sleep. Unrated. Commercial
audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

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THREE WEEKS WITH MY BROTHER
Author:   SPARKS, NICHOLAS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08921
  1 volume in 1 container

A memoir chronicling the around-the-world adventure of author
Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah, in 2003. Leaving wives and
families at home, the brothers journeyed to Machu Picchu, Peru; India;
and the Australian outback remarking on milestones in their lives,
childhood remembrances, and truths about loss and hope. Bestseller.
2004.

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