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ENGLISH FICTION

AMISH MIDWIFE
Author:   CLARK, MINDY STARNS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMEN OF LANCASTER COUNTY     

LB  06829
1 volume in 1 container

A burning desire to learn about her biological family leads nurse-
midwife Lexie Jaeger from her home in Oregon to the heart of
Pennsylvania Amish country. There she meets Marta Bayer, a mysterious
lay-midwife who may hold the key to Lexie's past, but she's not
talking - especially following the death of an Amish client during
childbirth. 2011.

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AND FURTHERMORE
Author:   DENCH, JUDI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06784
1 volume in 1 container

Seventy-six-year-old award-winning actress Dench recalls her career,
which began on the stage of the Old Vic Theatre and spans more than
half a century. Discusses family life with actor Michael Williams and
their daughter, but focuses on her voluminous stage and screen
repertoire - ranging from Shakespeare to James Bond. 2010.

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ANONYMOUS BRIDE
Author:   MCDONOUGH, VICKIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TEXAS BOARDINGHOUSE BRIDES    1

LB  06810
1 volume in 1 container

Returning as Lookout's new town marshal, Luke is determined to face
the past and move on. But when he discovers that the woman who
betrayed him is now a widow, all his plans fall at his feet. Rachel's
marriage to James Hamilton was not what Luke or the town thought it to
be. Now James is dead, and Luke is back. Could they possibly fall in
love a second time? Further complicating matters, three brides
ordered for Luke through newspaper ads by his incorrigible cousins
show up in town, and the only place for them to stay is Rachel's
boardinghouse. 2011.

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BACKSEAT SAINTS
Author:   JACKSON, JOSHILYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06822
1 volume in 1 container

After a gypsy predicts that Rose's violent husband will kill her, Rose
grabs a gun and her dog Gretel and sets out on a cross-country escape,
following messages that her missing mother has left for her and
unraveling family secrets. Violence, strong language and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2010.

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BLACK HILLS
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06833
1 volume in 1 container

Childhood friends and briefly young lovers, former New York cop Cooper
and cougar expert Lil are uneasily reunited years later when Coop
returns to South Dakota to help his injured grandfather. Now they must
work together to outsmart a killer. Violence, strong language, and
explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2009.

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BODY IN THE LIBRARY: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  01290
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06791
1 volume in 1 container

The body of a dancing hostess from a seaside resort turns up in
the library of a married colonel. Miss Marple is her customary
uncanny self while helping the local police to find the killer.
1942.
Also available in RC 56994 "Five Complete Miss Marple Novels"
with "The Mirror Crack'd", "A Caribbean Mystery," "Nemesis," &
"What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!"

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BRASS VERDICT
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH     

LB  06779
1 volume in 1 container

Still recovering from the events of The Lincoln Lawyer (RC 61492),
defense attorney Mickey Haller is assigned murdered colleague Jerry
Vincent's high-profile, movie-mogul, wife-killing case. Meanwhile,
Haller develops an uneasy alliance with police detective Harry Bosch,
who is investigating Vincent's death. Strong language and some
violence. Bestseller. 2008.

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BREAKING SILENCE
Author:   CASTILLO, LINDA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE BURKHOLDER NOVEL     

LB  06787
1 volume in 1 container

Painters Mill, Ohio. Police chief Kate Burkholder investigates after
three murders of an Amish family are found dead in their manure pit.
Signs of foul play suggest that their deaths are not accidental but
may be linked to hate crimes. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

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BROTHERS OF BAKER STREET: A BAKER STREET LETTERS MYSTERY
Author:   ROBERTSON, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BAKER STREET LETTERS    2

LB  06794
1 volume in 1 container

London solicitor Reggie Heath, who leased office space on Baker Street
finds his obligations include making sure letters to Sherlock Holmes
at 221B are answered, if with formulaic replies. Reggie's latest
client is the driver of one of London's famous Black Cabs, accused of
murdering two American tourists. But while Reggie is working on that
case, the letters to Sherlock Holmes are piling up - including one
from someone who claims to be a descendant of Professor James
Moriarty. Violence.2011.

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CATCHING FIRE: HUNGER GAMES, BOOK 2
Author:   COLLINS, SUZANNE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: HUNGER GAMES    2

LB  06830
1 volume in 1 container

Victorious district twelve tributes Katniss and Peeta, from the Hunger
Games (RC 68384, BR 18488), have secured lives of safety and plenty
for themselves and their families. But because they won by defying the
rules, they have unwittingly incited a rebellion. Some violence. For
junior and senior high and older readers.    2009.

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CATFISH ALLEY
Author:   BRYANT, LYNNE, 1959-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06788
1 volume in 1 container

Roxanne Reeves defines her life by the committees she heads and the
social status she cultivates. But her secrets make her an outsider in
her own town, always seeking acceptance. When she's given a job none
of the other white women want - researching the town's African-
American history for a tour of local sites - she feels she can't say
no. Elderly Grace Clark, a retired black schoolteacher, reluctantly
agrees to become her guide. When Grace takes her to Catfish Alley,
Roxanne listens to her stories and her eyes begin to open. 2011.
Some descriptions of sex, strong language, some violence.

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CLARA AND THE COWBOY
Author:   VETSCH, ERICA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: IDAHO BRIDES    1

LB  06813
1 volume in 1 container

From his abusive, alcoholic father to the townspeople who treat him
like he's cut from the same cloth, and the insecurities that fill his
own head, nothing Alec McConnell ever does is good enough. So how
can he possibly let himself be in love with the boss's daughter? And
why on earth would she have declared her love for him? When Clara's
life is threatened by dangerous cattle rustlers, will Alec finally
discover the answers he's been seeking? If he lets go of the past, can
he trust God for the future? Some violence. 2010.

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CREED'S HONOR
Author:   MILLER, LINDA LAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MONTANA CREEDS     
Series: CREED COWBOYS    2

LB  06836
1 volume in 1 container

To sell her late father's campground, Tricia McCall returns from
Seattle to Lonesome Bend, Colorado. Tricia's beloved great-grandmother
Natty encourages her to date rancher Connor Creed. Tricia wants to
return to city life but can't resist Connor. Some explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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CRUNCH TIME
Author:   DAVIDSON, DIANE MOTT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CULINARY MYSTERY     

LB  06802
1 volume in 1 container

Chef Goldy hires former coworker Yolanda Garcia, who just broke up
with an abusive wealthy boyfriend and moved into PI Ernest McCloud's
guest quarters. When Ernest is murdered, Yolanda becomes a
suspect--until someone tries to torch Ernest's home with Goldy and
Yolanda in it. Strong language. 2011.

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DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DARLING DAHLIAS MYSTERIES    2

LB  06793
1 volume in 1 container

Rumors are sprouting in Depression-era Darling, Alabama. The town's
newest visitors, Nona Jean Jamison and Miss Lake, may be the Naughty
and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic, who specialize in dancing
nearly naked. The Dahlias suspect more than modesty when Nona denies
her association. They'll have to dig through clues to get to the
root of the mystery. 2011.

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DEADLY THREADS: A JOSIE PRESCOTT ANTIQUES MYSTERY
Author:   CLELAND, JANE K.
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOSIE PRESCOTT ANTIQUES    6

LB  06795
1 volume in 1 container

Josie Prescott has begun hosting classes at her antiques shop in
cozy little coastal town of Rocky Point, New Hampshire. The next class
is on building a great vintage clothing collection. But when guest
lecturer Riley Jordan is late, Josie begins class by reaching under a
display table for a pair of Chanel heels and instead finds Riley,
dead. When it looks as if one of Josie's employees may be involved in
the murder, she teams up with the local police chief to investigate.
Some violence. 2011.

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DEATH ON THE NILE: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  06790
1 volume in 1 container

She was lying on her side, natural and peaceful. Above her ear was a
tiny hole encrusted with dried blood. Poirot looked at the white
painted wall above her--its white neatness was marred by a brownish-
red letter "J."  The tip of one finger was stained a brownish-red.
The bullet hole interrupts what seems to be the perfect honeymoon, and
not even the great Hercule Poirot can work fast enough to prevent the
murderer from striking again. 1937.
Also available in RC 54003 "Five Complete Hercule Poirot Novels,"
with "Thirteen at Dinner," "Murder on the Orient Express,"
"The ABC Murders," and "Cards on the Table."
Also available in RC 53999 "Masterpieces of Murder,"
with "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd," "Then There Were None,"
"Witness for the Prosecution."
Also available in "Masterpieces in Miniature" RC 61872.

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DICK FRANCIS'S GAMBLE
Author:   FRANCIS, FELIX
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06823
1 volume in 1 container

As one of the youngest-ever winners of the Grand National, Nick
"Foxy" Foxton was enjoying his career as a world-class jockey. It was
on perfect track - until a near-fatal accident cut his dream brutally
short. When he returns to Aintree as a spectator years later, nothing
can prepare him for what unfolds. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DISTURBANCE: AN IRENE KELLY MYSTERY
Author:   BURKE, JAN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: IRENE KELLY MYSTERY     

LB  06786
1 volume in 1 container

Imprisoned serial killer Nick Parrish recovers from paralysis and vows
to come after reporter Irene Kelly, who thwarted his escape attempt
in Bones (DB 50393). Meanwhile, a group of half brothers learn Parrish
is their father and decide to carry on his work. Some violence and
some strong language. 2011.

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DOG WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD: A CORDUROY MANSIONS NOVEL
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CORDUROY MANSIONS    2

LB  06789
1 volume in 1 container

In the elegantly crumbling four-story mansion block in Pimlico called
Corduroy Mansions, the comings and goings of the wonderfully
motley crew of residents continues. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED

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DROP OF THE HARD STUFF
Author:   BLOCK, LAWRENCE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MATTHEW SCUDDER NOVEL     

LB  06820
1 volume in 1 container

As his drinking spins out of control, a young Matt Scudder joins AA.
During a meeting he reconnects with Jack, a childhood schoolmate and
petty criminal who soon ends up dead - a result, Matt suspects, of
Jack's efforts to make amends to someone he had wronged. Strong
language. 2011.

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FRIENDSHIP BREAD
Author:   GEE, DARIEN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06824
1 volume in 1 container

Follows two estranged sisters and a whole town brought together by a
loaf of Amish Friendship Bread. Strong language. 2011.

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GIRL IN THE GATEHOUSE
Author:   KLASSEN, JULIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06831
1 volume in 1 container

Banished after a scandal, Miss Mariah Aubrey hides away in a long-
abandoned gatehouse on the far edge of a distant relative's estate,
supporting herself by writing novels in secret. Captain Matthew
Bryant, returning to England successful and wealthy after the
Napoleonic wars, leases an impressive estate to show a society beauty
who once rejected him what a mistake she made. When he discovers the
old gatehouse on his property, he's intrigued by its striking young
inhabitant and sets out to discover her identity - and her past. 2010.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET
Author:   FORD, JAMIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06812
1 volume in 1 container

Seattle, 1986. Newly widowed Chinese American Henry Lee reminisces
about his World War II boyhood when he was in love with another
student, Japanese American Keiko Okabe. Henry recalls visiting the
Okabe family, despite his father's objections, during their internment
in Idaho and waiting--in vain--for Keiko's return to Seattle. 2009.

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IRON HOUSE
Author:   HART, JOHN, 1965-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06785
1 volume in 1 container

As a boy, Michael took the blame when his weaker brother Julian killed
a bully at their orphanage. Michael became a career criminal, while
Julian was adopted by a senator's wife and took up writing. Now on the
run from mobsters, Michael reenters Julian's life. Violence and strong
language. 2011.

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KINDRED SPIRITS
Author:   STROHMEYER, SARAH
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06835
1 volume in 1 container

Best friends Mary Kay, Beth, and Carol, mourning the loss of a fourth
friend, embark on a journey to fulfill Lynne's last wishes, and the
trip is a catalyst for change in their own lives. Living in a small
Connecticut town, the four had bonded through PTA meetings and a love
of martinis. When Lynne dies after battling cancer, the others
discover that she had kept a big secret from them and that she has
left instructions for them to make right for her in death what she
could never do in life. Some strong language. 2011.

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LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY
Author:   MOSLEY, WALTER
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06815
1 volume in 1 container

Ninety-one years old and suffering from dementia, Ptolemy Grey lives
in squalor. When his great-grandnephew and helper is murdered,
seventeen-year-old Robyn steps in. She finds a doctor who offers a
drug that will temporarily improve Ptolemy's memory, and Ptolemy
seizes the chance to aid his family. Strong language. Bestseller.
2010.

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LION OF BABYLON
Author:   BUNN, T. DAVIS, 1952-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06832
1 volume in 1 container

An American operative sent to rescue two vanished soldiers in Iraq
finds himself in the midst of a centuries-old conflict of religion,
violence, and hatred. 2011.
***S/P/V Not yet determined***

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LOVE'S LONG JOURNEY: LOVE COMES SOFTLY, BOOK 3
Author:   OKE, JANETTE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE COMES SOFTLY    3

LB  06800
1 volume in 1 container

Oldest daughter Missie is now married, and she and Willie travel
further west, leaving the security of home and family behind.  The
faith and strength of Missie's childhood support her during the
hardships of the trail and the shocking discovery at its end.  Sequel
to "Love's Enduring Promise".  The Prairie Romance Series.

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MOCKINGJAY
Author:   COLLINS, SUZANNE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Adult
Series: HUNGER GAMES    3

LB  06809
1 volume in 1 container

Katniss Everdeen doesn't know whom to trust after she is coerced into
helping overthrow the oppressive Capitol. District 13 has chosen
Katniss as the Mockingjay--the symbolic leader of the revolution.
Sequel to Catching Fire (DB/RC 69689). Some violence. For junior and
senior high and older readers.    2010.

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MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01617
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06783
1 volume in 1 container

Roger Ackroyd is murdered one night under particularly perplexing
circumstances. Suspicion centers on his stepson, who had good motives.
Filmed under the title "Alibi."
[Also available in RC 53999 "Masterpieces of Murder," with
"And Then There Were None," "Witness for the Prosecution,"
and "Death on the Nile."]

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NO REST FOR THE DEAD
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06796
1 volume in 1 container

Twenty-six mystery writers all contribute chapters to this serial
mystery novel. When the decaying body of Christopher Thomas is found
in a Berlin museum, his wife, is tried, convicted, and executed. Ten
years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is
convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years
since the case was closed, he's discovered a web of deceit and
betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of
people in the crime. Strong language, some violence and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2011.

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O IS FOR OUTLAW: A KINSEY MILLHONE PRIVATE EYE
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   15

LB  06780
1 volume in 1 container

When P.I. Kinsey Millhone buys items from a storage salvager, she is
surprised to find an old letter exonerating her ex-husband, vice cop
Mickey Magruder, of murder. Now Mickey has been shot and lies in a
coma. Kinsey investigates the shooting and becomes the next target.
Bestseller.                                  Some violence.

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OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
Author:   DICKENS, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06801
1 volume in 1 container

First published in 1841, Dickens’ sentimental novel features Little
Nell and her adoring grandfather. The latter gambles away the last
of their funds in an attempt to extricate himself from his debts to
the evil hunchback, Daniel Quilp. Nell and her grandfather are forced
to wander as beggars when Quilp takes over their old curiosity shop.

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ONE SUMMER
Author:   BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06834
1 volume in 1 container

As former army ranger Jack Armstrong lies dying, his wife Lizzie is
killed in a car accident, and his three children are sent to various
relatives. But Jack miraculously recovers, collects his kids, and
moves to Lizzie's childhood home on the South Carolina coast.
Bestseller. 2011.

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PEACH KEEPER
Author:   ALLEN, SARAH ADDISON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06839
1 volume in 1 container

North Carolina. Former high school classmates Willa and Paxton join
forces to uncover long-hidden secrets after a skeleton is found
beneath a peach tree on the grounds of a mansion. The house once
belonged to Willa's family and is being restored by the Women's
Society Club, headed by Paxton. 2011.

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PREACHER'S DAUGHTER
Author:   ST. JOHN, CHERYL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06841
1 volume in 1 container

Lorabeth Holdridge longed for life and experience. Cloistered by her
strict father, her world was confined to chores and prayer. Her chance
of escape came when she took a job as a housekeeper to a boisterous
family. Lorabeth reveled in her newfound freedom, and when Benjamin
Chaney visited, she felt the stirrings of her first crush.
Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2011.

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PRIEST'S GRAVEYARD
Author:   DEKKER, TED, 1962-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06817
1 volume in 1 container

After witnessing the massacre of his family in Bosnia, Danny Hansen
immigrated to the United States and became a priest. He also is a
vigilante, punishing those who evade justice. When he meets Renee
Gilmore, the victim of a powerful man, they join forces to exact
vengeance. 2011.

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R IS FOR RICOCHET
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   18

LB  06781
1 volume in 1 container

Convicted embezzler Reba Lafferty's dying father hires P.I. Kinsey
Millhone to keep Reba out of trouble upon her release from prison. But
the wealthy thirty-two-year-old party girl resumes her previous
lifestyle and involves Kinsey in burglary, revenge, and eventually
murder. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2004.

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REBECCA
Author:   DU MAURIER, DAPHNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00964
  2 volumes in     2 containers

LB  06792
1 volume in 1 container

Rebecca, the glamorous mistress of a great English estate, died
eight months before Maxim de Winter brought a young and frightened
second wife to live there. Mystery, intrigue, and violence eventually
reveal the circumstances surrounding Rebecca's death. 1938.

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SECRET MISTRESS
Author:   BALOGH, MARY
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06811
1 volume in 1 container

Young, inexperienced Lady Angeline Dudley falls in love at first sight
when Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, defends her honor
at an inn. In London Angeline has her first season and hopes to wed
the staid Edward, who resists. Some explicit descriptions of sex.
Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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SILENT GIRL: A RIZZOLI AND ISLES NOVEL
Author:   GERRITSEN, TESS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: RIZZOLI ISLES     

LB  06825
1 volume in 1 container

After tourists find a severed hand in Boston's Chinatown, detective
Jane Rizzoli and her partner Barry Frost locate the corpse. The case
seems to be linked to a grisly murder from the past. Violence and
some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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STORY OF BEAUTIFUL GIRL
Author:   SIMON, RACHEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06816
1 volume in 1 container

1968. Lynnie, a developmentally disabled white woman, and Homan, a
deaf-mute black man, escape from a Pennsylvania institution and take
refuge with widowed schoolteacher Martha. Before the authorities
arrive, Lynnie entrusts her newborn daughter to Martha and Homan
escapes. Lynnie and Homan long for one another over the decades. 2011.

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TAILOR-MADE BRIDE
Author:   WITEMEYER, KAREN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06828
1 volume in 1 container

Jericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with the new dressmaker in
Coventry, Texas. He's familiar with her kind - shallow women more
devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet this seamstress is not at all
what he expected. Hannah Richards is confounded by the liveryman. He
riles her with his arrogant assumptions, yet stirs her heart with
unexpected acts of kindness. When she decides to help Jericho's sister
catch a beau - leading to consequences neither could have foreseen -
will Jericho and Hannah bridge the gap between them? 2010.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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TREACHERY IN DEATH
Author:   ROBB, J.D., 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DALLAS   32

LB  06799
1 volume in 1 container

While hiding in a gym shower stall, Lieutenant Eve Dallas's partner
Peabody overhears two corrupt cops angrily discussing a murder. Dallas
and Peabody work secretly to target the ring leader, aspiring police
captain Renee Oberman, whose father was a well-respected commander.
Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.
2011.

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TRUE GRIT
Author:   PORTIS, CHARLES
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06837
1 volume in 1 container

1870s. Mattie Ross recounts when, at age fourteen, she hired one-eyed
U.S. marshal Rooster Cogburn and she, Cogburn, and Texas ranger
LaBoeuf tracked her father's murderer from Arkansas into Indian
Territory. 2004 afterword by Donna Tartt. Basis for 1969 and 2010
movies. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 1968.

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UNLIKELY COUNTESS
Author:   BEVERLEY, JO
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MALLOREN FAMILY   11

LB  06782
1 volume in 1 container

Yorkshire, England; 1765. Poverty-stricken gentlewoman Prudence
Youlgrave is rescued from an unwanted marriage by Catesby Burgoyne,
who has just become an earl after his older brother's death. Catesby
marries Prudence and enlists the help of Lady Rothgar to ease
Prudence's way into society. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

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WILD MOUNTAIN THYME
Author:   PILCHER, ROSAMUNDE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06826
1 volume in 1 container

Victoria Bradshaw considers herself in love with a successful but
caddish playwright who pops in and out of her life. When he reappears
with a two-year-old son in tow, Victoria consents to a vacation in
the Scottish highlands with them. 1978. 

 

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DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT: AN AFRICAN CHILDHOOD
Author:   FULLER, ALEXANDRA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06838
1 volume in 1 container

Recollections of growing up white in civil-war-torn 1970s Rhodesia.
Fuller's affection for Africa and for her parents--despite their
flaws--withstands her critical scrutiny. Recounts her family's
tragedies, including the deaths of children and dispossession of
their home, and their efforts to deal with racism, revolutionary
politics, and the struggle for survival. Strong language. Bestseller.
2001.

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DRESSMAKER OF KHAIR KHANA: FIVE SISTERS, ONE REMARKABLE FAMILY, AND
Author:   TZEMACH LEMMON, GAYLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06821
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe.
Former ABC News journalist recounts her trip to Afghanistan in 2005 to
study the role of women entrepreneurs in war zones. Describes meeting
Kamila Sidiqi, a schoolteacher who was forced to remain home during
the Taliban's rule and sewed and sold clothes to feed her family.
2011.

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IDEA OF AMERICA: REFLECTIONS ON THE BIRTH OF THE UNITED STATES
Author:   WOOD, GORDON S.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06827
1 volume in 1 container

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the American Revolution explains
why it remains the most significant event in our history. In a series
of elegant and illuminating essays, Wood explores the ideological
origins of the revolution - from ancient Rome to the European
Enlightenment - and the founders' attempts to forge an American
democracy. 2011.

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IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
Author:   SKLOOT, REBECCA, 1972-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06814
1 volume in 1 container

Science journalist chronicles the life of African American Henrietta
Lacks, who in 1951 had cervical tissue removed and grown in
culture--without her permission--producing the first continuously
replicating human-cell samples for research. Discusses subsequent
medical breakthroughs, including the polio vaccine and AIDS treatment.
Explores bioethical concerns involving tissue ownership. Bestseller.
2010.

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SEX ON THE MOON: THE AMAZING STORY BEHIND THE MOST AUDACIOUS HEIST IN
Author:   MEZRICH, BEN, 1969-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06819
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "History".
In 2002, NASA fellow Thad Roberts hatched the most daring heist ever
conceived: steal NASA's precious moon rocks. With the help of his
girlfriend and another female cohort, both NASA interns, Roberts
successfully stole the rocks. Selling the invaluable stones, however,
proved to be Roberts' downfall. Strong language and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2011.

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