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ENGLISH FICTION

BEFORE THE FALL
Author:   HAWLEY, NOAH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08949
  1 volume in 1 container

On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one a
down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet
for New York. The plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are
the painter and a four-year-old boy, who is now the remaining member
of an immensely wealthy media mogul's family. Unrated. Commercial
audiobook. 2016.

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BRIDE OF A DISTANT ISLE
Author:   BYRD, SANDRA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAUGHTERS OF HAMPSHIRE    2

LB  08605
  1 volume in 1 container

Set in Victorian England, the story of Annabel Ashton, who fights to
save her family home and her mother's honor while trying to figure out
if the man she loves wants her or just wants to use her to achieve
his own ambitions. 2016.

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DECK THE HALLWAYS
Author:   CARLISLE, KATE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: FIXER UPPER MYSTERY      

LB  08832
  1 volume in 1 container

Even at Christmastime, contractor Shannon Hammer is more spackle
than sparkle, which is why she leaps at the chance to transform a
grand old Victorian mansion into ten charming apartments for
homeless families. All of Lighthouse Cove turns out to help -
including her best friends, a troupe of far-from-angelic Santa
Clauses, and her father, Jack. But their merriment is soon dashed
by a heated scuffle between Jack and the miserly bank president
who is backing the project. Then the man is murdered, and all eyes
are on Jack. Some violence. 2016.

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GOSSIP
Author:   GUTCHEON, BETH RICHARDSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08853
  1 volume in 1 container

Lovie French owns a small, high-end dress shop on Manhattan's Upper
East Side. Renowned for her taste and discretion, Lovie is the one
to whom women turn when they need "just the thing" for major life
events. Among the people who depend on Lovie's confidence are her
two best friends since boarding school, Dinah Wainwright and Avis
Metcalf. Unrated. 2016.

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HIDE AWAY
Author:   JOHANSEN, IRIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DUNCAN   20

LB  08830
  1 volume in 1 container

After the events in Shadow Play (DB 83415), forensic sculptor Eve
Duncan knows she must flee the country to keep young Cara safe. Eve's
daughter Jane has them come to a remote part of Scotland where she's
hunting for a treasure. But their pursuers aren't far behind. Strong
language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

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HOPEFULS: A NOVEL
Author:   CLOSE, JENNIFER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08854
  1 volume in 1 container

Beth Kelly is not enthusiastic about the move from New York to
Washington, D. C., but wants to support her husband's aspirations to a
career in politics. The couple become friends with Ash Dillon and her
charismatic husband, Jimmy, whose political star seems to be on the
rise. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

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HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08833
  1 volume in 1 container

From it's opening scene in revolutionary Mexico to the Battle of the
Marne in 1918 to the bordellos and saloons of San Antonio during the
reign of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, an epic tale of love, loss,
betrayal, vengeance, and retribution is laid out. Unrated. 2016.

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MEANT TO BE: A NOVEL OF HONOR AND DUTY
Author:   JAMES, JESSICA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WAR HEROES    1

LB  08607
  1 volume in 1 container

From the sundrenched beaches of Ocean City, Maryland to the snowcapped
mountains of Afghanistan, this tale of espionage and intrigue takes
readers on a spellbinding journey into the secret lives of our
nation's quiet heroes. Two young people thought it was just the
beginning when they had a chance encounter on the beach, but 24 hours
later, Lauren Cantrell and Michael "Rad" Radcliff said goodbye, not
knowing if they would ever see each other again. Yet, fate had another
unexpected meeting in store for them, exposing the covert lives
neither had revealed. This book recounts the dedication of our
military, the honor and sacrifice of our soldiers and a relationship
that is tested and sustained by the powerful forces of love, courage,
and resolve. Unrated. 2016.

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MEMORY OF VIOLETS: A NOVEL OF LONDON'S FLOWER SELLERS
Author:   GAYNOR, HAZEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08852
  1 volume in 1 container

1876. Young sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies in London's
Covent Garden to survive, but they are later separated. After
thirty-six years pass, Tilly Harper, an assistant housemother at a
home for girls like the Flynns, stumbles across Flora's diary and
begins a new search for Rosie. 2015.

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MIRACLE ROAD
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ETERNITY SPRINGS    7

LB  08640
  1 volume in 1 container

As their lives come together in Eternity Springs, Colorado, ex-college
basketball coach Lucca Romano and schoolteacher Hope Montgomery seek
to find peace from their own personal demons. Unrated. 2013.

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PIRATE
Author:   CUSSLER, CLIVE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: FARGO ADVENTURES    8

LB  08831
  1 volume in 1 container

An eight-hundred-year-old treasure, an ancient cypher wheel, a brutal
murder, and a man who will stop at nothing to claim what he considers
rightfully his. Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi
Fargo's battle with him will end in either one of the most glorious
finds in history--or violent death. Some violence. Commercial
audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

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ROBERT B. PARKER'S THE DEVIL WINS
Author:   COLEMAN, REED FARREL, 1956-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JESSE STONE   14

LB  08834
  1 volume in 1 container

Three bodies are discovered in an abandoned factory building. One--a
man in a blue tarp--is only hours old. Two, however, are the remains
of teenage girls who were friends of Officer Molly Crane and went
missing after a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier.
Unrated. Commercial audiobook.    2015.

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TEARDROP LANE
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ETERNITY SPRINGS    9

LB  08642
  1 volume in 1 container

Temperamental glass artist Hunt Cicero, who is caring for his late
sister's three children, moves to Eternity Springs to start a new life
and falls for the town's doctor, Rose Anderson, who is unable to have
children of her own. Some descriptions of sex and strong language.
2015.

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THREAD AND GONE
Author:   WAIT, LEA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAINELY NEEDLEPOINT    3

LB  08851
  1 volume in 1 container

Angie investigates after a piece of embroidery the Mainely
Needlepointers identified as possibly knitted by Mary, Queen of
Scots, is stolen and the lawyer who was safeguarding the precious
antique is murdered. 2016.

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UNCOMMON APPEAL OF CLOUDS
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    9

LB  08791
  1 volume in 1 container

Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie agrees to
help a collector recover his painting by Poussin, which the thieves
are now ransoming. Meanwhile, Isabel's young son Charlie exhibits an
astonishing ability for math. 2012.

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WHISTLER: A NOVEL
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08835
  1 volume in 1 container

A previously disbarred lawyer--now with a new identity--goes after a
Florida judge who was secretly involved with the construction of a
large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the
casino and is now helping itself--and the judge--to a sizable skim.
Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

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WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH   21

LB  08956
  1 volume in 1 container

After thirty years with the LAPD, Harry Bosch is California's newest
private investigator. Bosch is soon hired by a reclusive billionaire
to find the long-ago love of his life. Meanwhile--unable to leave cop
work behind completely--Bosch volunteers for a tiny police department
and tracks a serial rapist. Strong language and some violence.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

BEING NIXON: A MAN DIVIDED
Author:   THOMAS, EVAN, 1951-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08718
  1 volume in 1 container

Drawing on historical accounts, Thomas recounts the life and work of
America's thirty-seventh president, including his background growing
up in a Quaker household. He discusses Nixon's successes, his
political achievements, and his darker schemes, which earned him the
notorious nickname "Tricky Dick." Strong language. Commercial
audiobook. 2015.

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BORN TO RUN
Author:   SPRINGSTEEN, BRUCE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08947
  1 volume in 1 container

New Jersey's most famous son tells his story. Covers his youth, how
seeing Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Show made him want to become a
musician, his early bands in Asbury Park, his life touring with the
E Street Band, and the personal stories that fueled his music.
Some strong language. Bestseller. 2016.

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CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF EVERY
Author:   MEYER, JOYCE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08764
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Word You Speak"
Author of Power Thoughts (DB 71942) and Living beyond Your Feelings
(DB 73798) uses scripture and everyday examples to discuss the power
of words and to illustrate the ways that they can change your life.
Provides guidelines to achieve healthy and healing communication.
Bestseller.  2012.

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CLOSER TO GOD EACH DAY: 365 DEVOTIONS FOR EVERYDAY LIVING
Author:   MEYER, JOYCE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08373
  1 volume in 1 container

This devotional attempts to help readers achieve a more confident,
joyful life by growing closer in their relationship with God.
Unrated. 2016.

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DESTINY: STEP INTO YOUR PURPOSE
Author:   JAKES, T.D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08749
  1 volume in 1 container

Minister who authored Instinct (DB 79599) discusses ways to analyze
one's life to determine what one's destiny may be. Uses examples from
his ministerial work, including extramarital temptation, laziness at
work, and family time management to illustrate his points. Commercial
audiobook.    2015.

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DOUBLE CROSS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE D-DAY SPIES
Author:   MACINTYRE, BEN, 1963-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08716
  1 volume in 1 container

Author of Operation Mincemeat (DB 71406) recounts the deception the
Allies used to keep secret the planned location of their 1944 invasion
of France. Details the efforts of Tommy "Tar" Robertson of Britain's
MI5 to turn playboys, party girls, and eccentrics--all of whom were
Nazi spies--into double agents. Bestseller.  2012.

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GET YOUR HOPES UP!: EXPECT SOMETHING GOOD TO HAPPEN TO YOU EVERY DAY
Author:   MEYER, JOYCE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08762
  1 volume in 1 container

"One of the most powerful forces in the universe is hope--the happy
and confident anticipation that something good is going to happen.
Regardless of where one is in life, it is impossible to live
successfully and to the fullest without hope. With [this book, Joyce
will help readers achieve a lasting sense of hope, built on their
faith in God." - From LOC. Unrated. 2015.

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GRUNT: THE CURIOUS SCIENCE OF HUMANS AT WAR
Author:   ROACH, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08657
  1 volume in 1 container

Science writer tackles the science behind a soldier's challenges,
such as panic, exhaustion, heat, and noise. Examines studies on
hearing loss and combat survivability, the problems with zippers,
medics' shock training, and other unconventional topics related to
the inner workings of the military. Bestseller. 2016.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. PARTS I & II
Author:   THORNE, JACK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Grades 6 - 9
Series: HARRY POTTER      

LB  09009
  1 volume in 1 container

Special rehearsal-edition script for a play that is based on an
original story by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne.
Nineteen years after the final battle at Hogwarts, Harry Potter's
youngest son, Albus, struggles with his family's legacy. For grades
4-7 and older readers. 2016.

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JUST LIKE JESUS
Author:   LUCADO, MAX
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08742
  1 volume in 1 container

The author uses analogies and scripture to lead people into behaving
like Jesus in their daily lives and their relationships. Behavior
changes are possible, he contends, and one can eliminate guilt, bad
habits, fear, and anxiety by following Jesus' example. Includes a
study guide.

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LAB GIRL
Author:   JAHREN, HOPE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08952
  1 volume in 1 container

Geobiologist chronicles her life in science. Describes growing up with
a father who encouraged her interest in the field; research field
trips that have taken her to Florida, the North Pole, and Ireland; and
her enduring work relationship with lab partner Bill Hagopian.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016. Some violence and some strong
language.

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LIGHTS OUT: A CYBERATTACK, A NATION UNPREPARED, SURVIVING THE
Author:   KOPPEL, TED, 1940 FEBRUARY 8-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08728
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Aftermath"
Journalist examines the potential repercussions if the national power
grid were subjected to a cyberattack. Discusses the findings of a
government study which posits only one in ten Americans would survive
such an attack, and proposes ways to prepare for such a scenario.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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MAKING ROUNDS WITH OSCAR: THE EXTRAORDINARY GIFT OF AN ORDINARY CAT
Author:   DOSA, DAVID
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08705
  1 volume in 1 container

Geriatrician describes Oscar, a prickly cat living at a Rhode Island
nursing home who senses when residents are dying and stays with them,
providing comfort during their final hours. Details Dosa's and Oscar's
interactions with the patients, many of whom have dementia, and their
families, and discusses end-of-life care. Bestseller.  2010.

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MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN: PANIC, SCANDAL, AND THE HUNT FOR AMERICA'S
Author:   HOLLANDSWORTH, SKIP
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08656
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "First Serial Killer"
"In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas, was on the cusp of
emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan
metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by
someone equally as vicious and, in some ways, far more diabolical than
London's infamous Jack the Ripper." -- Provided by publisher. 2016.
Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.

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NEW LIFE, NO INSTRUCTIONS: A MEMOIR
Author:   CALDWELL, GAIL, 1951-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08609
  1 volume in 1 container

Pulitzer Prize-winning author's memoir about a dramatic turning point
in her life. Childhood polio had left her with a painful limp.
Mid-life, when a new doctor said she needed a hip replacement and that
her leg could be lengthened, she realized she could now live pain
free. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

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PACIFIC: SILICON CHIPS AND SURFBOARDS, CORAL REEFS AND ATOM BOMBS,
Author:   WINCHESTER, SIMON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08666
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming
Collision of the World's Superpowers"
Bestselling historian and author of Atlantic (DB 72681) looks at how
the planet's largest ocean is at the center of the new world stage.
Focuses on both the cultural and the political history of the region
since 1950, showing the shifts in world influence. Bestseller. 2015.

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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

Author of Cod (DB 45502) and Salt (DB 55857) examines the development
and history of paper. Traces the evolution of human communication and
the recording of it, the invention of paper in China and its
adaptation elsewhere, and paper's impact on literacy, the arts,
science, and more. 2016.

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PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE: WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE FOR?
Author:   WARREN, RICHARD, 1954-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08737
  1 volume in 1 container

Christian minister provides a guide to a forty-day spiritual journey
to help readers discover the answer to one of life's most important
questions: What on earth am I here for? Uses biblical references and
describes the benefits of changing one's perspective. Bestseller.
2002.

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RED PLATOON: A TRUE STORY OF AMERICAN VALOR
Author:   ROMESHA, CLINTON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08884
  1 volume in 1 container

Medal of Honor recipient describes the October 2009 attack on American
Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. Describes the architecture of
the fort, which made it a vulnerable target; the troops and locals
with whom he served; the battle; and courageous acts performed during
it. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016. Violence, strong language,
and explicit descriptions of sex.

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SOULS OF BLACK FOLK
Author:   DU BOIS, W.E.B
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08840
  1 volume in 1 container

Fourteen essays and sketches by civil rights activist, published in
1903, examine African American experiences in the post-Civil War
South. Argues that emancipation should have brought immediate racial
equality and that racial accommodation policies reflected a sellout.
Centennial edition includes 2003 introduction by Pulitzer Prize
-winning biographer/historian David Levering Lewis. 1903.

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THIS TIME TOGETHER: LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION
Author:   BURNETT, CAROL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08722
  1 volume in 1 container

Focusing on the years since the childhood covered in her first memoir,
One More Time (RC 25096), comedic variety-show star Burnett shares
anecdotes about fellow actors, including Tim Conway, Elizabeth Taylor,
and Jimmy Stewart. She also provides glimpses into her personal life,
both humorous and sad. Bestseller.  2010.

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TIME OF OUR LIVES
Author:   BROKAW, TOM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08714
  1 volume in 1 container

Award-winning journalist examines the twenty-first-century social
landscape of America, reflects on its past, and ponders its future.
Provides profiles of Americans he calls "unconventional thinkers and
doers," including the wife of a seriously wounded soldier, an
inner-city school principal, a major league baseball pitcher, and
others. Bestseller.  2011.

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YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN: NO MATTER WHAT, IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
Author:   MEYER, JOYCE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08763
  1 volume in 1 container

"Using a blend of inspiring stories, scriptural principles, and
straight talk, Meyer powerfully demonstrates that God isn't done with
His followers yet. If they are stuck in a rut, disappointed by an
outcome, hurting from a wound, failing in an endeavor, struggling in
a relationship, or unsure about the future, they must not give up.
They must not give up on themselves, and not give up on the God who
loves them." - From LOC. Unrated. 2014.

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