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ENGLISH FICTION

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

LB  08400
  1 volume in 1 container

Rooted in Love: Saul Petersheim has pursued Rosemary Lantz for years,
but she keeps turning him down. A Love for Irma Rose: In 1957, young
Irma Rose has a choice to make. Date the man who is right for her or
give a reckless suitor a chance? Patchwork Perfect: Widower Eli
Byler makes a fresh start and meets Miriam Fisher, the most
unconventional Amish woman he's ever met. When Christmas Comes Again:
Katherine knows the first Christmas without Elias will be hard. but
when a mysterious Englischer appears with photographs of her late
husband, Katherine wonders what other blessings Christmas could
have in store. Unrated. 2016.

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ARCHITECT'S APPRENTICE
Author:   SHAFAK, ELIF, 1971-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08425
  1 volume in 1 container

Jahan escorts Chota, a white elephant, to the palace of the Ottoman
Empire's sultan. He soon becomes one of four apprentices to the chief
royal architect, Sinan. As they work to build the empire, jealousies
and hidden agendas interfere with relationships. Some violence and
some descriptions of sex. 2014.

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BIG SKY SECRETS
Author:   MILLER, LINDA LAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PARABLE MONTANA    6

LB  08409
  1 volume in 1 container

Landry Sutton, from Big Sky Wedding (DB 77482), is annoyed when his
buffalo keep uprooting neighbor Ria Manning's commercial flower beds,
creating problems. But soon Ria becomes a more interesting challenge.
Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

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BOURBON KINGS
Author:   WARD, J.R., 1969-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BOURBON KINGS    1

LB  08334
  1 volume in 1 container

The Bradfords own Easterly, the largest bourbon distillery in
Kentucky, and Lane Bradford is their prodigal son. When he reconnects
with Easterly’s head gardener and his former love, Lizzie, they face
obstacles, such as Lanes wife and his manipulative family. Strong
language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. Commercial
audiobook. 2015.

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CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS: THE LAKESHORE CHRONICLES
Author:   WIGGS, SUSAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAKESHORE CHRONICLES   10

LB  08412
  1 volume in 1 container

Avalon, New York. Logan's sister introduces him to divorcee Darcy.
Single dad Logan is smitten, but Darcy is hesitant to get involved
with a man with children. During a wintry Christmas at the ski resort
Logan operates, the two gain new appreciation of the importance of
family. Includes recipes. 2013.

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CHILDREN'S CRUSADE
Author:   PACKER, ANN, 1959-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08423
  1 volume in 1 container

Settling in the not-yet-booming Silicon Valley of the 1950s, Bill and
Penny Blair raise four children. Years later, Penny has withdrawn from
the family into her art, and the grown children gather at the old
house, remembering their versions of the past. Some strong language
and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

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COLD-HEARTED RAKE
Author:   KLEYPAS, LISA
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: RAVENALS    1

LB  08391
  1 volume in 1 container

Charming rake Devon Ravenel inherits a debt-ridden earldom from his
cousin Theo, along with the care of Theo's young sisters. The late
earl's beautiful widow, Kathleen, is also in residence, and the two
fight each other and their mutual attraction. Some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2015.

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CRITICAL MASS
Author:   PARETSKY, SARA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: V I WARSHAWSKI MYSTERY   16

LB  08283
  1 volume in 1 container

Doctor Lotty Herschel, a friend of private investigator V.I.
Warshawski, escaped Vienna as a child in 1939 alongside another girl,
Kitty. When Kitty's daughter and grandson appear to be in danger,
Lotty asks V.I. to investigate a decades-long mystery. Some violence
and some strong language. 2013.

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DARING LADIES OF LOWELL
Author:   ALCOTT, KATE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08408
  1 volume in 1 container

1832. Twenty-year-old Alice Barrow leaves the drudgery of her New
Hampshire farm life to work in a factory in the mill town of Lowell,
Massachusetts. Alice makes a close friend, becomes an advocate for
workers' rights, and falls for the mill owner's son. But a murder
complicates things. 2014.

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DEADLY ASSETS: A BADGE OF HONOR NOVEL
Author:   GRIFFIN, W.E.B
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BADGE OF HONOR   12

LB  08285
  1 volume in 1 container

Although he has been cleared of any wrongdoing in officer-involved
shootings, twenty-seven-year-old Philadelphia homicide sergeant Matt
Payne is named public enemy number one by activists when homicide
rates hit an all-time high. Meanwhile Payne investigates the death of
a journalist. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
2015.

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DIE AGAIN
Author:   GERRITSEN, TESS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: RIZZOLI ISLES   11

LB  08415
  1 volume in 1 container

Six years ago, a killer on an African safari started picking off
members of his group. Now, Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical
examiner Maura Isles investigate the connected murder of a taxidermist
who was strung up and gutted after skinning a rare leopard. Violence
and strong language. 2014.

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GAME OF MIRRORS
Author:   CAMILLERI, ANDREA
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR MONTALBANO MYSTERIES      

LB  08414
  1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Montalbano and his colleagues are stumped when two bombs
explode outside empty warehouses, one of which is connected to a
big-time drug dealer. Meanwhile, the alluring Liliana Lombardo is
trying to seduce the inspector over red wine and arancini. Between
pesky reporters, amorous trysts, and cocaine kingpins, Montalbano
feels as if he's being manipulated on all fronts. Strong language,
some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2015.

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GOLDEN LION
Author:   SMITH, WILBUR A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COURTNEYS OF AFRICA   14

LB  08404
  1 volume in 1 container

He saw his father executed in battle. He spent his youth avenging
that death. And now Henry "Hal" Courtney is a man with a ship, and
a family, of his own. But fate has not finished with Hal. On a
voyage along the eastern shore of Africa, a powerful enemy abducts
his wife, the fearless warrior Judith, and with her, Hal's unborn
child. unrated. 2016.

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HAVANA STORM
Author:   CUSSLER, CLIVE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DIRK PITT   23

LB  08403
  1 volume in 1 container

While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may
threaten the United States, Dirk Pitt becomes involved in something
even more dangerous--a post-Castro struggle for the control of Cuba.
Meanwhile, Pitt's children are chasing an Aztec stone that may lead to
a vast historical treasure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

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I THINK I LOVE YOU
Author:   PEARSON, ALLISON, 1960-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08410
  1 volume in 1 container

In 1974 Welsh thirteen-year-old Petra and her friend Sharon are
infatuated with America teen idol David Cassidy. Meanwhile, writer
Bill is pretending to be David in the fan magazine the girls memorize.
Fate brings all four of them together in 1998. Strong language and
some descriptions of sex. 2010.

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I WAS HERE
Author:   FORMAN, GAYLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult

LB  08298
  1 volume in 1 container

In an attempt to understand why her best friend committed suicide,
eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds retraces her dead friend's footsteps
and makes some startling discoveries. Some strong language.
Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

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LADY FROM ZAGREB
Author:   KERR, PHILIP
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BERNIE GUNTHER   10

LB  08349
  1 volume in 1 container

The very clever, very dangerous Propaganda Minister--close confidant
of Hitler--is an ambitious schemer and flagrant libertine. Bernie
Gunther, former Berlin homicide bull, is now forced to do favors for
Joseph Goebbels at the Propaganda Minister’s command. This time, the
favor is personal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.    2015.

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LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS
Author:   HYDE, CATHERINE RYAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08428
  1 volume in 1 container

New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for
their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children,
including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with
their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and
is incensed when Star befriends her spirited horse, Comet. Haunted
by past tragedy and unable to properly care for Comet, Clem
nevertheless resents the bond Star soon shares with the horse. When
Star disappears with Comet, the neighbors are thrown together - far
too close together. But as the search for the pair wears on, both
families must learn to put aside their animosity and confront the
choices they've made and the scars they carry. 2015. Unrated.

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LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP
Author:   GEORGE, NINA, 1973-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08351
  1 volume in 1 container

Parisian bookseller Jean Perdu prescribes particular books to cure
emotional ills, but he himself is haunted by his lost love, Manon. New
neighbor Catherine convinces him to read a letter Manon left behind
twenty years ago, setting him on a journey to make peace with his
past. Unrated. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook.    2015.

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LOPSIDED CHRISTMAS CAKE
Author:   BRUNSTETTER, WANDA E
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08407
  1 volume in 1 container

Join the Hochstetler twin sisters on stage as they bumble their way
through baking a cake for a charity auction in front of a live
audience. The take-charge Elma and the klutzy optimist Thelma manage
to entertain their audience - and attract the admiration of two
bachelors, an outspoken woodworker and a shy harness maker from a
neighboring Amish community. Unrated. 2015.

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MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITES: A NOVEL
Author:   HOFFMAN, ALICE
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08427
  1 volume in 1 container

Fictional biography of Rachel Pomie Petit Pizzarro. She defies the
Jewish community in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, to marry the nephew
of her late husband. Her challenging ways cause great rifts,
eventually with her favorite son Camille, who longs to paint. Some
descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2015.

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MURDER AT THE BREAKERS
Author:   MAXWELL, ALYSSA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GILDED NEWPORT MYSTERIES      

LB  08355
  1 volume in 1 container

As the nineteenth century comes to a close, the illustrious Vanderbilt
family dominates Newport, Rhode Island, high society. But when
murder darkens a glittering affair at the Vanderbilt summer home,
reporter Emma Cross learns that sometimes the actions of the cream
of society can curdle one's blood. Unrated. 2014.

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NAUGHTIER THAN NICE
Author:   DICKEY, ERIC JEROME
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08405
  1 volume in 1 container

Sisters Frankie, Livvy, and Tommie McBroom, from Naughty or Nice (DB
57510), band together at Christmas when it comes out that Frankie's
fiancé is already married. Livvy is still dealing with the fallout of
her retaliatory affair. Tommie must decide if she should stay with her
own fiancé. Unrated. 2015.

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NIGHT SISTER: A NOVEL
Author:   MCMAHON, JENNIFER, 1968-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08418
  1 volume in 1 container

When Amy Slater kills her husband and child and then herself at the
abandoned Tower Motel, she leaves a cryptic suicide note. The only
people who understand Amy's note are her childhood friends Piper and
Margo, who can't believe Amy could be a murderer. Unrated. Commercial
audiobook. 2015.

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ROSE SOCIETY
Author:   LU, MARIE, 1984-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: YOUNG ELITES    2

LB  08353
  1 volume in 1 container

After the events in The Young Elites (DB 79916), Adelina thirsts for
revenge against the Inquisition Axis, the group that wants her dead.
As she struggles to control her growing dark powers, Adelina wonders
if good still exists within her. Some violence. Commercial audiobook.
For senior high and older readers. 2015.

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RUMOR
Author:   HILDERBRAND, ELIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08354
  1 volume in 1 container

Summer in Nantucket is the favored time of year for best friends Grace
and Madeline. This year, however, novelist Madeline is dealing with
writer's block, Grace is transforming her backyard garden with a very
attractive landscape architect, and the romance between their children
is falling apart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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SEA GARDEN
Author:   WILLETT, MARCIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08426
  1 volume in 1 container

Jess Panhaligon is on her way to Devon to receive an award for her
botanical painting. Hosting her will be Kate, who gladly welcomes
her into her home. Jess's own family fell apart several years ago,
so she is grateful for Kate's friendliness, and her close unit of
family and friends, who embrace Jess just as warmly. As this group
begins reminiscing on their pasts and sharing their stories with
Jess, it becomes apparent that her family history may be linked with
theirs. Long-buried secrets from past generations begin to be
uncovered - but at what cost have they been kept hidden?  Unrated.
2012.

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SIGHT UNSEEN
Author:   JOHANSEN, IRIS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KENDRA MICHAELS    2

LB  08417
  1 volume in 1 container

Music therapist Kendra Michaels quickly realizes that a traffic
accident she sees on the news is actually a homicide. This is the
first of a series of copy-cat murders of past cases which employed
formerly-blind Kendra's investigative skills. She and ex-agent Adam
Lynch investigate. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

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SOMETIMES THE WOLF
Author:   WAITE, URBAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08419
  1 volume in 1 container

Sheriff Patrick Drake tried to lead an upstanding life and maintain
some financial stability until his wife passed away. He did okay for
a while, singlehandedly raising his family in a small mountain town.
Then he was hit with money troubles, fell in with some unsavory men,
and ended up convicted of one of the biggest crimes in local history.
Twelve years later Patrick is on parole under the watchful eye of
his son Bobby, who just happens to be a deputy sheriff in his
father's old department. Unrated. 2015.

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STAR FOR MRS. BLAKE
Author:   SMITH, APRIL, 1949-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08411
  1 volume in 1 container

In the l930s, five American women travel to France to visit the graves
of their WWI soldier sons--a pilgrimage that will change their lives
in unforeseeable and indelible ways and link them forever. Strong
language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

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STARLIGHT ON WILLOW LAKE
Author:   WIGGS, SUSAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAKESHORE CHRONICLES   11

LB  08413
  1 volume in 1 container

Single mom Faith McCallum is grateful to get a job as an in-home
caretaker. Her patient is Alice Bellamy, bitter and angry since a
skiing accident left her a quadriplegic. Faith helps Alice learn to
love life again, while she is drawn to Alice's son Mason. Some strong
language. Bestseller. 2015.

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SUMMER'S END
Author:   MONROE, MARY ALICE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOWCOUNTRY SUMMER TRILOGY    3

LB  08429
  1 volume in 1 container

Three sisters bound by love for their grandmother and the timeless
beauty and traditions of the lowcountry find the courage to face
the future and decide the course of their lives as summer comes to
an end. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2015.

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TEXAS PREY
Author:   HAN, BARB
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MASON RIDGE    1

LB  08284
  1 volume in 1 container

Rancher Brody Fields stops cold when he receives a plea for help
from Rebecca Hughes. The one-time love of his life was abducted
fifteen years ago, and it looks like the kidnapper is back. Now
Brody must save the woman he's never been able to forget.
2016. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language and some
violence.

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TRICKY TWENTY-TWO: A STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   22

LB  08402
  1 volume in 1 container

Ken Globovic--arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman
College--misses his court date and goes into hiding. People see him on
campus, but no one will talk. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum decides
that something more than fraternity pranks is going on at the
college. Unrated. Bestseller. 2015.

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YOUNG ELITES
Author:   LU, MARIE, 1984-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: YOUNG ELITES    1

LB  08476
  1 volume in 1 container

Adelina Amouteru survived the blood fever, a deadly illness that
killed many, but left others with strange markings and supernatural
powers. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of
the Young Elites and discovers her own dangerous abilities. Some
violence. Commercial audiobook.   For senior high and older readers.
Bestseller. 2014.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

ARDENNES 1944: THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE
Author:   BEEVOR, ANTONY, 1946-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08368
  1 volume in 1 container

Historian and author of D-Day (DB 70368) and Stalingrad (DB 53544)
recounts Hitler's final efforts to split the Allies in the
snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium. He
describes the battle, which finally broke the Wehrmacht. Unrated.
Commercial audiobook. 2015.

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BETTER THAN BEFORE: MASTERING THE HABITS OF OUR EVERYDAY LIVES
Author:   RUBIN, GRETCHEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08278
  1 volume in 1 container

Author of The Happiness Project (DB 70275) maintains that the habits
we develop can be the key to happiness and productivity. She discusses
how to set good habits and change those that are not beneficial.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
Author:   COATES, TA-NEHISI
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08280
  1 volume in 1 container

Columnist and editor for the Atlantic Monthly examines the history of
contentious race relations in America. He reflects on the ways racial
inequality plays out in his personal past and in the twenty-first
century, and imagines the world his teenage son may inherit.
Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.

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BILLION DOLLAR SPY: A TRUE STORY OF COLD WAR ESPIONAGE AND BETRAYAL
Author:   HOFFMAN, DAVID E. (DAVID EMANUEL)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08433
  1 volume in 1 container

Drawing on CIA documents and participant interviews, Hoffman recounts
the work of Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer in a Soviet military-design
bureau in the late 1970s, who used his high-level access to provide
information to the CIA for many years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Bestseller. 2015.

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BUSTER: THE MILITARY DOG WHO SAVED A THOUSAND LIVES
Author:   BARROW, WILL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08431
  1 volume in 1 container

Buster is an explosives-sniffing English Springer spaniel who served
his comrades and his country with unstinting devotion and saved
thousands of lives. This is the story of his partnership with RAF
Police Flight Sergeant Will Barrow, describing how each came to
save the other's life. It is a relationship that produced some
heroic feats in the dust and desert heat of Afghanistan and beyond.
Buster, who served five tours of duty in three theatres of war, went
on to become the only dog honored as the official lifetime mascot of
the RAF Police. 2016. Unrated.

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CHASER: UNLOCKING THE GENIUS OF THE DOG WHO KNOWS A THOUSAND WORDS
Author:   PILLEY, JOHN W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08444
  1 volume in 1 container

Chaser has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of them, more
than any animal of any species except humans. She and her
owner/trainer, retired psychologist John Pilley, have now demonstrated
her ability to understand sentences with multiple elements of
grammar and to learn new behaviors by imitation. John's work with
Chaser offers a fresh perspective on what's possible in the
relationship between a dog and a human. Unrated. 2014.

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DEEP SOUTH: FOUR SEASONS ON BACK ROADS
Author:   THEROUX, PAUL
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08289
  1 volume in 1 container

Author of The Last Train to Zona Verde (DB 76902) and The Lower River
(DB 75221) explores life in America's Deep South as he travels across
the region over the course of a year. Describes interactions with
residents, events he attended, and cultural mores. Some strong
language. 2015.

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DESTINY AND POWER: THE AMERICAN ODYSSEY OF GEORGE HERBERT WALKER
Author:   MEACHAM, JON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08369
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Bush"
Drawing on extensive interviews and access to family diaries and
papers, Meacham charts Bush's rise from county party chairmanship to
congressman, UN ambassador, head of the Republican National Committee,
envoy to China, director of the CIA, vice president under Ronald
Reagan, and, finally, president of the United States. Unrated.
Bestseller. 2015.

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FIELDS OF BLOOD: RELIGION AND THE HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Author:   ARMSTRONG, KAREN, 1944-
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08436
  1 volume in 1 container

Author of A History of God (DB 38536) investigates connections between
religion and violence. Provides a survey of the history of religion,
from Mesopotamia to the twenty-first century, and compares the
practices of religious systems with the acceptance of violence in the
corresponding societies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.    2014.

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FLASH BOYS: A WALL STREET REVOLT
Author:   LEWIS, MICHAEL (MICHAEL M.)
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08439
  1 volume in 1 container

Author of The Blind Side (DB 63689) and Moneyball (DB 56245) relates
the influence of high-frequency trades--made by computers in fractions
of seconds--on financial markets. Chronicles the efforts of a group of
men called the Flash Boys to limit the power of this practice. Strong
language. Bestseller.  2014.

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GEOGRAPHY OF GENIUS: A SEARCH FOR THE WORLD'S MOST CREATIVE PLACES,
Author:   WEINER, ERIC, 1963-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08432
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "From Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley".
Acclaimed travel writer Eric Weiner examines the connection between
our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. He explores the
history of places, like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient
Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley, to show how
certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity. With insightful
humor, he walks the same paths as the geniuses who flourished in
these settings to see if the spirit of what inspired figures like
Socrates, Michelangelo, and Leonardo remains. In these places, Weiner
asks, "What was in the air, and can we bottle it?". 2016.

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HALLUCINATIONS
Author:   SACKS, OLIVER W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08449
  1 volume in 1 container

Neurologist and author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
(DB/RC 23901) examines the phenomenon, history, and treatment of
hallucinations. Investigates visual, auditory, and olfactory events.
Discusses drug-induced, mind-altering experiences and diseases with
hallucinatory symptoms such as Charles Bonnet syndrome, which affects
blind individuals. Bestseller. 2012.

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KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR: THE PATH TO A BETTER WAY OF DEATH
Author:   BUTLER, KATY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08361
  1 volume in 1 container

After doctors refused to disable the pacemaker that helped her aged,
stroke-damaged father's heart to outlive his brain, award-winning
science writer Katy Butler set out to understand why modern
medicine was prolonging his final misery. Her quest had barely begun
when her mother rebelled against her doctors, refused open-heart
surgery, and insisted on meeting death the old-fashioned way: head-on.
2013.

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LAFAYETTE IN THE SOMEWHAT UNITED STATES
Author:   VOWELL, SARAH, 1969-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08370
  1 volume in 1 container

Drawn to the patriots' war out of a lust for glory, Enlightenment
ideas and the French hatred for the British, teenaged French
aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette crossed the Atlantic expecting
to join forces with an undivided people. Instead he encountered
fault lines between the Continental Congress and the Continental
Army, rebel and loyalist inhabitants, and a conspiracy to fire
George Washington, the one man holding together the rickety,
seemingly doomed patriot cause. 2015. Unrated.

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MAEVE'S TIMES: IN HER OWN WORDS
Author:   BINCHY, MAEVE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08437
  1 volume in 1 container

Five decades of selected writings from the Irish Times by the
bestselling novelist, self-described as "obsessively interested in
what some might consider the trivia of other people's lives." Topics
include the royal wedding, boring airplane companions, Samuel Beckett,
Margaret Thatcher, senior moments, and life as a waitress.
Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

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MAKE 'EM LAUGH: SHORT-TERM MEMORIES OF LONGTIME FRIENDS
Author:   REYNOLDS, DEBBIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08371
  1 volume in 1 container

An entertaining collection of vignettes, stories, jokes and musings
from a woman who is a beloved Hollywood star.  She recalls moments
with Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Bette Davis, Phyllis Diller,
Gary Cooper, Judy Garland, Bob Hope and many more. 2016. Explicit
descriptions of sex, strong language and some violence.

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MASTER THIEVES: THE BOSTON GANGSTERS WHO PULLED OFF THE WORLD'S
Author:   KURKJIAN, STEPHEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult

LB  08305
  1 volume in 1 container

Title continues: Greatest Art Heist. In a secret meeting in 1981,
a low-level Boston thief gave a career gangster the tip of a lifetime:
the Isabella Gardner Museum was a big score waiting to happen. When it
did, the theft quickly became one of the most infamous art
heists in history: thirteen works of art valued at up to 500 million
were taken. Twenty-five years later, the case is unsolved and the
artwork still missing. Now investigative reporter Stephen Kurkjian
sheds new light on the Gardner heist's most abiding mysteries.
Unrated. 2015.

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NEWTOWN: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Author:   LYSIAK, MATTHEW
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08443
  1 volume in 1 container

Reporter chronicles the murders of twenty children and six educators
at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December
14, 2012. Examines the family of shooter Adam Lanza and the events
that led up to the massacre. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

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NO BETTER FRIEND: ONE MAN, ONE DOG, AND THEIR EXTRAORDINARY STORY
Author:   WEINTRAUB, ROBERT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08310
  1 volume in 1 container

Flight technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, met
in the most unlikely of places: a World War II internment camp in the
Pacific. Fiercely loyal, Judy had a keen ability to sense friend
and foe. The pair's relationship deepened throughout their
captivity, and when the prisoners suffered beatings, Judy
repeatedly risked her life to intervene. Her survival became a
beacon of hope for all the men. World War II's only official
canine POW, Judy lived the rest of her life with Frank, who would
never own another dog. Unrated. 2015.

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ON THE MOVE: A LIFE
Author:   SACKS, OLIVER W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08312
  1 volume in 1 container

The unconventional neurologist and writer reflects on his life,
including his discovery of a long-forgotten illness in the back wards
of a 1960s chronic hospital, his romantic and intellectual love
affairs, his guilt over leaving his family to come to America, and his
bond with his schizophrenic brother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Bestseller. 2015.

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REAGAN: THE LIFE
Author:   BRANDS, H.W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08372
  1 volume in 1 container

Historian H.W. Brands works to establish Ronald Reagan as one of two
great presidents of the twentieth century (alongside Franklin
Roosevelt). Reagan's early career as an entertainer is recounted,
before he jumped into politics as California governor and rose to
become president of the United States. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
   2015.

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THIS CIDER STILL TASTES FUNNY
Author:   FORD, JOHN, 1947-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08474
  1 volume in 1 container

A retired Maine game warden and master storyteller recounts some of
his adventures with a touch of humor. Unrated. 2015.

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UGANDA BE KIDDING ME
Author:   HANDLER, CHELSEA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08340
  1 volume in 1 container

In this collection of stories, the author answers the most
frequently asked traveler's questions, hot travel trips, and travel
etiquette, none of which should be believed. Wherever she travels,
one thing is certain: she always ends up in the land of the
ridiculous. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2014.

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WAITING ON GOD
Author:   STANLEY, CHARLES F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08435
  1 volume in 1 container

Are you waiting for God to answer your prayers? Do the days, weeks
and years go by without evidence that your deepest longings could
ever come true? If so, you're not alone. In fact, you are facing a
common faith-building challenge in the Christian life, and this
book has the guidance you need to endure victoriously. God has very
special plans for your life, and the way He most often prepares you
for them is through times of directed, purposeful, active waiting.
So through timeless, biblical teaching, Dr. Stanley gives you the
practical wisdom you need to make the most of the delays and follow
God's lead to the blessings you long for. 2015.

 

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