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ENGLISH FICTION

ALLEGIANT
Author:   ROTH, VERONICA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: DIVERGENT    3

LB  08837
  1 volume in 1 container

Tris Prior jumps at the chance to leave the city she grew up in--but
discovers the world beyond Chicago is more disturbing than she
imagined. Sequel to Insurgent (DB 74836). Violence, some strong
language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older
readers. 2013.

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BLUE: A NOVEL
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08971
  1 volume in 1 container

TV news reporter Ginny Carter's husband and son are killed in a car
accident at Christmastime. Grieving, Ginny becomes a human rights
worker in New York, where she meets a special homeless boy named Blue,
recovering from his own trauma. Some violence and some strong
language. Bestseller. 2016.

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BOSTON GIRL
Author:   DIAMANT, ANITA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08905
  1 volume in 1 container

When Addie's granddaughter asks about her life, Addie recounts growing
up in Boston as the daughter of immigrants who did not trust the
opportunities America affords their children. But when Addie joined a
library group, her world opened up. Some violence, some strong
language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2014.

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CAT AND MOUSE: AN ALEX CROSS MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALEX CROSS    4

LB  08842
  1 volume in 1 container

Washington, D.C., detective Alex Cross is again faced with his
nemesis, psychotic killer Gary Soneji from "Along Came a Spider"
(RC 35894). At the same time, mass murderer Mr. Smith is in Europe
performing live autopsies on his victims. FBI profiler Thomas Pierce
is taken off the European case to assist in apprehending Soneji after
Cross is attacked at home. Violence. Bestseller. 1997.

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CHEMIST
Author:   MEYER, STEPHENIE, 1973-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08955
  1 volume in 1 container

A former expert for a U. S. government agency so secret it doesn't
even have a name, she lives on the run after being labeled a
liability. Her former handler offers her a way out if she takes one
last job, but the information she acquires only puts her in greater
danger. Unrated. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

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FAULT IN OUR STARS
Author:   GREEN, JOHN, 1977-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult

LB  08914
  1 volume in 1 container

A miracle drug may have given sixteen-year-old cancer patient Hazel a
few more years, but she is still depressed. Then Hazel meets cute
Augustus during a support-group meeting and her world shifts in
unexpected and inspiring ways. Some strong language. For senior high
and older readers.   Commercial audiobook. 2012.

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GHOSTS OF WAR
Author:   TAYLOR, BRAD, 1965-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PIKE LOGAN THRILLER      

LB  08793
  1 volume in 1 container

The Taskforce has stopped countless terrorist threats across the
globe, operating outside of US law to prevent the death of innocents.
But now, along the fault lines of the old Iron Curtain, the danger is
far greater than a single attack. With Russia expanding its influence
from Syria to the Baltic States, the Taskforce is placed on
stand-down because of the actions of one rogue operator. Unrated.
2016.

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GIVER
Author:   LOWRY, LOIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Young Adult
Series: GIVER    1

LB  08919
  1 volume in 1 container

Jonas lives in a utopia: there is no hunger, no disease, no fear; the
elderly are tenderly cared for, and every child has attentive parents.
The society is uniformly run. Jonas eagerly awaits the Ceremony of
Twelve, when twelve-year-olds receive assignments for their lifelong
professions. He is selected to be the new Receiver of Memories. As
such he learns of misery and pain, but also of joy and love. Newbery
Medal.

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IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT
Author:   BLUME, JUDY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08969
  1 volume in 1 container

Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1987
to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five
years earlier, when Miri was fifteen and in love for the first time, a
succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving the community
reeling. Explicit descriptions of sex, strong language and some
violence. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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LOVELY BONES
Author:   SEBOLD, ALICE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08922
  1 volume in 1 container

Susie Salmon, a fourteen-year-old girl murdered by a neighbor,
watches over her family and friends from heaven. While adjusting to a
new habitat, she reaches out to them as she observes their struggle to
survive their grief. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some
strong language. Bestseller. 2002.

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MARTIAN
Author:   WEIR, ANDY
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08907
  1 volume in 1 container

Six days after becoming the first man to walk on Mars, astronaut Mark
Watney is caught in a windstorm. Though his support crew thinks he
died, Mark survived and now faces abandonment, failed machinery, and a
hostile environment. Strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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NIGHTINGALE WAY
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ETERNITY SPRINGS    5

LB  08638
  1 volume in 1 container

When a story puts her life in danger, reporter Catherine Blackburn is
unexpectedly reunited her ex-husband, Jack Davenport, who takes her
to his home above Eternity Springs where they get a second chance at
love. Unrated. 2012.

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PREY
Author:   CRICHTON, MICHAEL, 1942-2008
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08923
  1 volume in 1 container

Unemployed computer programmer Jack Forman stays home with the
children while wife, Julia, works at a firm developing "molecular
manufacturing," or nanotechnology. Hired as a consultant, Jack
discovers that an experiment has gone horribly astray and that escaped
swarms of tiny robots are feeding off flesh. Strong language and some
violence. Bestseller. 2002.

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REFLECTION POINT
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ETERNITY SPRINGS    6

LB  08639
  1 volume in 1 container

Savannah Moore arrives in Eternity Springs alone, determined to put
her troubled past behind her. Her handcrafted-soap shop fits right in
with this warm and welcoming community - but the sexy, suspicious
local sheriff promises to upset her hard-won happiness. Zach Turner
knows this woman means trouble. Maybe to his town. Possibly to his
friends. Definitely to his heart. So when Savannah's dark past
follows her to town, wreaking havoc with both their lives, Zach will
fight for all he's worth - for a love he can't afford to lose.
Unrated. 2013.

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STATE OF FEAR
Author:   CRICHTON, MICHAEL, 1942-2008
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08920
  1 volume in 1 container

Philanthropist and environmental sponsor George Morton suspects that
ecoterrorists plan to create natural disasters to promote the theory
of global warming. When Morton dies his assistant Sarah Jones and
attorney Peter Evans help scientist and FBI agent John Kenner stop the
destruction. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2004.

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TWO BY TWO
Author:   SPARKS, NICHOLAS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08942
  1 volume in 1 container

Russell Green is happily married with a daughter and a job as an
advertising executive that he loves. He is stunned when he loses his
wife and job in rapid succession, leaving him struggling to raise his
daughter alone. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

COUNTING THE DAYS WHILE MY MIND SLIPS AWAY
Author:   UTECHT, BEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08962
  1 volume in 1 container

After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indiana
Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his
powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he
someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live
every moment fully. Unrated. 2017.

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DEVIL'S DIARY: ALFRED ROSENBERG AND THE STOLEN SECRETS OF THE
Author:   WITTMAN, ROBERT K
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08886
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Third Reich."
This exploration of the private wartime diary of Alfred Rosenberg -
Hitler's chief philosopher' and architect of Nazi ideology -
interweaves the story of its recent discovery with the revelation
of its never-before-published contents, which are contextualized by
the authors. The result is a unprecedented page-turning narrative of
the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler's post-invasion
plans for Russia. Unrated. 2016.

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ELEANOR AND HICK: THE LOVE AFFAIR THAT SHAPED A FIRST LADY
Author:   QUINN, SUSAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08961
  1 volume in 1 container

A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and
reporter Lorena Hickok - a relationship that, over more than three
decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play
significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American
history. Some strong language. 2016.

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FEARLESS: IMAGINE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT FEAR
Author:   LUCADO, MAX
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06642
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  08754
  1 volume in 1 container

Pastor's advice on replacing fear with faith. Addresses common
concerns such as one's own insignificance, financial adversity,
parenting, disappointing God, violence, death, and global calamity.
Offers guidance through scripture in coping with daily struggles.
Bestseller.  2009.

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GENERAL VERSUS THE PRESIDENT: MACARTHUR AND TRUMAN AT THE BRINK OF
Author:   BRANDS, H.W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08648
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Nuclear War"
Historian recounts the conflicts that arose between President Harry
Truman and General Douglas MacArthur in the aftermath of World War II
as they worked to determine the future of America. Discusses tensions
surrounding nuclear weapons, relations with the Soviet Union, the
blockade of West Berlin, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
2016.

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GERONIMO: HIS OWN STORY
Author:   GERONIMO, 1829-1909
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08888
  1 volume in 1 container

An Apache warrior's autobiography, revealing tribal customs and
religion.  He describes uprisings he led and raids against Mexican
nationalists, and airs many Indian grievances against whites.
  [Also CI 998]   [First published in 1966 under the title:
  "Geronimo's Story of his life."]

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GOD AND THE AFTERLIFE: THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW EVIDENCE OF NEAR-DEATH
Author:   LONG, JEFFREY, M.D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08358
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: Experience
Author examines a new study of over four thousand near-death
experiences from the Near Death Experience Research Foundation
(NDERF) and a website as a forum for people to share their near death
experiences. Unrated. 2016.

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GOD'S STORY, YOUR STORY: WHEN HIS BECOMES YOURS
Author:   LUCADO, MAX
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08747
  1 volume in 1 container

Carpools and car crashes, job switches and joint custody, moves and
motionlessness. Is there a cohesive storyline to the chaos of your
daily life? According to author Max Lucado, the answer is a
resounding yes. "This is the great promise of the Bible and the hope
of this book - above and around us God directs a grander saga,
written by his hand, orchestrated by his will, unveiled according to
his calendar. And you are a part of it." Join Max for a journey
woven with New Testament stories and contemporary examples of God's
beautiful story-making skills. 2013.

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HE-MOTIONS: EVEN STRONG MEN STRUGGLE
Author:   JAKES, T.D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08765
  1 volume in 1 container

Christian bishop, author of The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord (RC
50543), offers men advice to help improve their relationships with
themselves, their families, and God by understanding their own
emotional and spiritual needs. Jakes cites biblical and modern
examples and suggests how women can offer support. 2004.

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HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS
Author:   VANCE, J. D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08948
  1 volume in 1 container

Memoir of growing up in the Ohio Rust Belt in a family culture rooted
in Scots-Irish Appalachia. Explores political themes affecting these
community cultures through the lens of personal and familial
experiences. Discusses what it took to go from nearly failing high
school to graduating from Yale Law School. Some strong language.
Bestseller.  2016.

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KILLING THE RISING SUN: HOW AMERICA VANQUISHED WORLD WAR II JAPAN
Author:   O'REILLY, BILL
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  09045
  1 volume in 1 container

A depiction of the Pacific Theater of World War II in 1944 and 1945.
General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and plotted a
full-scale invasion of Japan, even as Oppenheimer and his team test
their bomb. Told in the same style as Killing Reagan (DB 83693).
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016. Some violence and some strong
language.

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LION IN THE LIVING ROOM
Author:   TUCKER, ABIGAIL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08960
  1 volume in 1 container

Cats are incredible creatures: they can eat practically anything and
live almost anywhere. Tracing their rise from prehistory to the modern
cat craze, Tucker presents an adventure through history, natural
science, and pop culture. With keen reporting and lively wit, Tucker
investigates the way house cats have used their relationship with
humans to become one of the most powerful animals on the planet.
2016.

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LOW-CHOLESTEROL COOKBOOK FOR DUMMIES
Author:   SIPLE, MOLLY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08847
  1 volume in 1 container

Discover culinary tips and tempting recipes to help get your
cholesterol under control. 2012.

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PURSUIT OF GOD
Author:   TOZER, A.W. (AIDEN WILSON), 1897-1963
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08768
  1 volume in 1 container

A modern religious classic written by a busy pastor in Chicago. These
meditations are an outgrowth of the author's heart-felt search for
God.

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ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING: ADVENTURES OF AN AMERICAN IN BRITAIN
Author:   BRYSON, BILL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08889
  1 volume in 1 container

Author of A Walk in the Woods (DB 46519) and Notes from a Small Island
(DB 46281) returns to England twenty years after the latter book.
Describes a number of sites he visits, including London, Oxford, and
Morecambe Bay, and recounts historical and modern stories of
residents. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

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SPARK JOY: AN ILLUSTRATED MASTER CLASS ON THE ART OF ORGANIZING AND
Author:   KONDO, MARIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08890
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Tidying Up"
The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (DB 80607)
presents step-by-step instructions for her KonMari decluttering and
organizing methods, including folding clothing, organizing drawers and
closets, cleaning and hobby supplies, digital photos, and more. She
also answers frequently asked questions. Bestseller. Commercial
audiobook. 2016.

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THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE: AN OPTIMIST'S GUIDE TO THRIVING IN THE AGE
Author:   FRIEDMAN, THOMAS L
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08951
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "of Accelerations"
Author of The World Is Flat (DB 60317) and Hot, Flat, and Crowded (DB
67562) examines the implications of a world where technological
advances occur at an ever-increasing rate of speed. Discusses the
impact on social psychology, global relations, and governmental
policies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

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TURNING THE TIDE: REAL HOPE, REAL CHANGE
Author:   STANLEY, CHARLES F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08746
  1 volume in 1 container

Presents practical steps that Christians can take to help change the
direction of the United States through a combination of prayer and
involvement in civic activities. 2012.

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