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Note regarding Sex/Profanity/Violence (S/P/V) ratings:  Books with the note "***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***" have not yet been reviewed to determine S/P/V content. The default "heavy" ratings may not accurately reflect the books' actual content. Please contact us for more information.

ENGLISH FICTION

AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED
Author:   HOSSEINI, KHALED
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07445
1 volume in 1 container

Afghanistan, 1952. Ten-year-old Abdullah cares for and protects his
three-year-old sister Pari. Their father remarries and the world
around them changes, but Pari remains Abdullah's focus--even after she
is given up for adoption to another family. Bestseller.  2013.

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BROKEN PLACES
Author:   ATKINS, ACE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: QUINN COLSON    3

LB  07444
1 volume in 1 container

Sheriff Quinn Colson is unhappy that his sister's boyfriend is Jamey
Dixon, a man  convicted of running over his previous girlfriend.
Dixon, pardoned and released, has become a preacher. But two escaped
inmates are sure he has their loot. Violence, strong language, and
some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

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CANON OF MAVERICK BRANDS
Author:   BONHAM, FRANK
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07426
1 volume in 1 container

A collection of three short western novels, "The Mustanger," "The
Magnificent Gringo," and "The Canon of Maverick Bands," published in
1951, 1945, and 1943 respectively. "The Mustanger" presents a quest
for a stolen herd of wild horses, "The Magnificent Gringo" sets a
story of discovery against the dramatic backdrop of Spanish California
in 1854, and the title story is one man's attempt to buy back the
ranch that was once his father's. 1943.
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CRIME OF PRIVILEGE
Author:   WALKER, WALTER
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07434
1 volume in 1 container

A murder on Cape Cod. A rape in Palm Beach. All they have in common
is the presence of one of America's most beloved and influential
families. But nobody is asking questions. Not the police. Not the
prosecutors. And certainly not George Becket, a young lawyer toiling
away in the basement of the Cape & Islands district attorney's office.
George has always lived at the edge of power. He wasn't born to
privilege, but he understands how it works and has benefited from it
in ways he doesn't like to admit. Now, and investigation brings him
deep inside the world of the truly wealthy - and shows him what a
perilous place it is. 2013.
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DRY BONES IN THE VALLEY
Author:   RAINE, WILLIAM MCLEOD
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07427
1 volume in 1 container

Fen Yont wanted it all - all the cattle, all the range, the biggest
part of Arizona territory. One man stood in his way; Rufe Rogerts,
wanted for robbery and murder. 1953.
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EDGE OF FOREVER
Author:   WOODS, SHERRYL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07460
1 volume in 1 container

River Glen was at the edge of nowhere - a tiny, sleepy town nestled
on the shored of the Potomac. It was perfect for Dana Brantley, who,
after a rocky couple of years, was looking for a peaceful place to
start over. But the townspeople had other ideas for the new
librarian. They thought she was perfect for their most eligible
bachelor, Nick Verone. Nick and his ten year old son agree. 1988.
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FAMILY WAY: A MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY   12

LB  07448
1 volume in 1 container

New York City, 1904. Married a year and pregnant, former detective
Molly Murphy Sullivan still can't resist a case. A letter from Ireland
prompts her to look for a missing parlor maid. At the same time, she
learns about five kidnapped babies. 2013.

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FRANCES AND BERNARD
Author:   BAUER, CARLENE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07449
1 volume in 1 container

In the summer of 1957, Frances and Bernard meet at an artists' colony.
She finds him faintly ridiculous, but talented. He sees her as aloof,
but intriguing. Afterward, he writes her a letter. Soon they are
immersed in the kind of fast, deep friendship that can take over and
change the course of lives. They find their way to New York and, for
a few whirling years, each other....2013.
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GOOD DEATH
Author:   COX, CHRISTOPHER R
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07436
1 volume in 1 container

Linda Watts is a beautiful, talented Southeast Asian refugee with a
promising career in finance - until she turns up dead from a heroin
overdose in a cheap Bangkok guest house. Her death seemed
straightforward to the Thai authorities, but her insurance company
isn't buying it. They send Sebastian Damon, a sharp-witted though
struggling Boston PI, halfway around the world to investigate - where
he finds himself confounded and completely out of place chasing faint
leads through the bewildering streets of Thailand's teeming capital.
2013.
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HOME AT TRAIL'S END
Author:   CARLSON, MELODY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07463
1 volume in 1 container

Elizabeth Martin and her two children have finally reached the Oregon
Country. But Eli Kincade, the wagon train scout who captured her heart
heart, has chosen to continue life on the trail. As other pioneer
families begin building new homes, Elizabeth has never felt more
alone. However, when Eli unexpectedly returns, confesses his love,
and proposes, Elizabeth accepts with her family's blessing. 2013.
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HOUSE GIRL
Author:   CONKLIN, TARA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07437
1 volume in 1 container

2004: Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic
class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of
American slaves. 1852: Josephine, a seventeen-year-old slave, tends to
the mistress of a Virginia tobacco farm - aspiring artist Lu Anne
Bell. Through her father, a renowned artist, Lina learns that art
historians suspect that the revered paintings of Lu Anne Bell were
actually the work of her house slave. A descendant of Josephine's
would be the perfect face for the lawsuit - if Lina can find one.
2012.
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IMPORTANCE OF BEING SEVEN
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07457
1 volume in 1 container

The city of Edinburgh is renowned for its impeccable restraint, so
how, then, did the extended family of 44 Scotland Street come to be
trembling on the brink of reckless self-indulgence? Bertie is finally
about to turn seven. But one afternoon he mislays his meddling mother
Irene and learns a valuable lesson. The fulfillment of wishes can be
a dangerous business. 2010.
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IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY BAKESHOP AND CAFE
Author:   SIMSES, MARY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07455
1 volume in 1 container

Ellen Branford, a high-powered Manhattan attorney, is going to fulfill
her grandmother's dying wish, to find the hometown boy she once loved,
and give him her last letter. Ellen leaves Manhattan and her
Kennedy-esque fiance for Beacon, Maine. What should be a one-day trip
is quickly complicated when she almost drowns in the chilly bay and
is saved by a local carpenter. The rescue turns Ellen into something
of a local celebrity, which may or may not help her unravel the past
her grandmother labored to keep hidden. 2013.
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KIND OF KIN
Author:   ASKEW, RILLA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07438
1 volume in 1 container

2008. Oklahoma farmer Bob Brown is caring for his grandson Dustin when
Bob is arrested and jailed for harboring illegal immigrants. Dustin is
sent to live with his aunt and runs away, further straining family
ties. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

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LIFE AFTER LIFE
Author:   MCCORKLE, JILL, 1958-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07439
1 volume in 1 container

After her suicide attempt, Joanna becomes a hospice volunteer at the
Pine Haven retirement center. Single mom C.J. does the residents' hair
and makeup. Their friendships and interactions are intermingled with
those of the residents, staff, and neighbors of the North Carolina
home. Some strong language. 2013.

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LOOKING FOR ME
Author:   HOFFMAN, BETH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07432
1 volume in 1 container

Teddi Overman found her life's passion for furniture in a broken-down
chair left on the side of the road. She learns to turn other people's
castoffs into beautifully restored antiques, and eventually opens her
own shop in Charleston. Teddi builds a life for herself as unexpected
and quirky as the customers who visit her shop. Though Teddi is
surrounded by friends and finds love, nothing can alleviate the
uncertainty she's felt in the years since her brother Josh's
disappearance. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi
is drawn home to Kentucky. It's a journey that could help her come to
terms with her shattered family - and to find herself at last. 2013.
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MISS JULIA STIRS UP TROUBLE
Author:   ROSS, ANN B
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS JULIA   14

LB  07451
1 volume in 1 container

After Hazel Marie's housekeeper James is injured Miss Julia, as a
friend, attempts to teach her to cook. She enlists Granny Wiggins to
help care for Hazel Marie's infant twins while the ladies of
Abbotsville demonstrate the preparation of their favorite recipes
(included). 2013.

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NEWCOMER
Author:   CARR, ROBYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: THUNDER POINT NOVEL    2

LB  07447
1 volume in 1 container

Single dad and Thunder Point's deputy sheriff Mac McCain has worked
hard to keep everyone safe and happy. Now he has found his own
happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared
the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughter. With
an unexpected romance growing between them, they are feeling like
teenagers themselves, suddenly they cannot get enough of one another..
2013. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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OLD CARVER RANCH
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07453
1 volume in 1 container

After ten years of wandering, during which he has lived the life of
a gambler and learned the ways of devious men, Tom Keene returns home,
only to find his father alone and dying. Old John Keene's sole legacy
to his son is a Bible. With his father's passing, Tom Keene renounces
his selfish, worthless past and sets out to try to teach others that
the greatest happiness is born of trust in one another. Tom even gets
a chance to demonstrate his new way of life when he rescues a little
girl who has fallen into a well. He learns that the little girl comes
from the country's wealthiest family, now in financial straits. John
Carver is the head of the family, an improvident man, at times cruel
to his dependents. But Tom Keene's good intentions are about to cost
him more than he knows. He is jailed for a crime he did not commit,
beaten and bullied to such a degree that he changes again, this time
into a cunning, calculating man whose sole purpose now is to be
avenged for the wrongs committed against him. It will be a long and
tense chase for Tome Keene, on the trail of the desperado who had
double-crossed him and nearly ruined his life, and the odds are
definitely not in his favor. 2013.
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REGENCY BUCK
Author:   HEYER, GEORGETTE, 1902-1974
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07462
1 volume in 1 container

1811. After their father's death, heiress Judith Taverner and her
brother, Peregrine, travel to London to meet their guardian, Lord
Worth, who turns out to be not much older than the orphaned siblings.
At first disinterested in his new wards, Lord Worth soon cannot resist
their adventures. 1935.

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SISTERLAND
Author:   SITTENFELD, CURTIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07440
1 volume in 1 container

Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, always knew that they were
unlike everyone else, born with psychic abilities concerning future
events and people's secrets. Though Vi embraced her visions, Kate did
her best to hide them. Now, they are back in their hometown of St.
Louis. Vi has pursued a career as a psychic medium, while Kate has
settled down to raise her two children. But when a minor earthquake
hits, the normal life Kate had always wished for begins to shift.
After Vi goes on television to share a premonition that a more
devastating earthquake will soon hit the St. Louis area, Kate is
mortified. Equally troubling is her fear that Vi might be right. 2013.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SMITTEN: LOVE IS ON THE WAY
Author:   COBLE, COLLEEN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07454
1 volume in 1 container

Four authors present novellas about how four women - Natalie, Julia,
Shelby, and Reese - try to save Smitten, Vermont, by transforming the
town into a honeymoon destination, and find a little romance of their
own along the way. 2011.
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SWEET SALT AIR
Author:   DELINSKY, BARBARA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07429
1 volume in 1 container

Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers
together in Nicole's coastal island house off Maine. But many years,
and many secrets, have kept the women apart. A successful travel
writer, single Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, a food
blogger, keeps house in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, Julian.
When Nicole is commissioned to write a book about island food, she
invites her old friend Charlotte back to Quinnipeague, for a final
summer, to help. Missing a genuine connection, Charlotte agrees. But
what both women don't know is that they are each holding something
back that may change their lives forever. 2013.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SWEET TEA REVENGE
Author:   CHILDS, LAURA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: TEA SHOP MYSTERIES   14

LB  07450
1 volume in 1 container

Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning's dear friend, Delaine Dish,
has asked her to be a bridesmaid for her wedding. But when the big
day arrives, everything seems to be going wrong including the fact
that a murderer has crashed the wedding. The groom not only has cold
feet - his whole body is cold. And if Theodosia doesn't watch her
step, a cold-blooded killer may have a rude reception in store for
her. 2013.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SWEPT AWAY
Author:   CONNEALY, MARY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: TROUBLE IN TEXAS    1

LB  07456
1 volume in 1 container

Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing,
Ruthy MacNeil isn't all that upset at being separated from the family
who raised her. All they've ever done is work her to the bone. She
prayed for a chance to get away, and then came the raging flood. Alive
but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke Stone who is heading home to
reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. Luke is in danger from the
men who killed his father, but he can't just abandon Ruthy. 2013.
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TELLING THE BEES
Author:   HESKETH, PEGGY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07430
1 volume in 1 container

Octogenarian Albert Honig's most constant companions have been bees.
Deeply acquainted with the workings of his hives, Albert is less
versed in the ways of people, especially his friend Claire, whose
presence and absence in his life have never been reconciled. When
Claire is killed during a burglary gone wrong, Albert is haunted by
the loss and by the secrets that hovered between them for so long.
Piecing together their shared history, Albert will come to learn both
painful truths and the redemptive power of laying the past to rest.
2013.
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TOOTH TATTOO: A PETER DIAMOND INVESTIGATION
Author:   LOVESEY, PETER
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PETER DIAMOND   13

LB  07442
1 volume in 1 container

Seven years ago, musician Mel Farran had his viola stolen by a young
Asian woman and her accomplice. Now, as Peter Diamond investigates the
death of an Asian woman with a musical note tattooed on her tooth,
Farran is recruited by an elite string quartet. Some strong language.
2013.

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TRAIN'S TRUST
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07458
1 volume in 1 container

Thief Steven Train is offered a job to transport $50,000 with the
tempting possibility to split it with fellow crook John Rainer. Or
maybe he will take the job, double-cross Rainier, and deliver all the
money to the rightful owner. That is, if he can find the owner and if
he isn't nabbed by a persistent detective along the way. 1924.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WESTWARD HEARTS
Author:   CARLSON, MELODY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07461
1 volume in 1 container

Kentucky, 1854. Elizabeth has mourned her husband's death for three
years, but now she feels ready to fulfill the dream they had shared
of taking their two chidren west. Traveling with her parents and her
brother, they join a substantial wagon train in Kansas City. Elizabeth
soon finds herself being drawn to the group's guide, Eli Kincade.
2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WHEN HELL CAME TO TEXAS
Author:   VAUGHAN, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07459
1 volume in 1 container

Ken Casey has a secret. His real name is Ded Axton, known as "Death's
Acolyte" for his speed with a pistol and constant brushes with death.
He is also an ordained Episcopal priest who lost his way, and maybe
his soul, during the Civil War. Casey finds himself in the small,
peaceful town of Wardell, Texas, where he takes a job as a cook.
Then Angus Pugh and his army of outlaws ride in and take the town
hostage while they wait for a shipment of gold. 2012
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WOMAN UPSTAIRS: A NOVEL
Author:   MESSUD, CLAIRE, 1966-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07435
1 volume in 1 container

Third-grade teacher Nora's unhappiness with her life changes when
the Shahid family arrives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She falls for
each of them - her student Reza, his professor father, and his artist
mother, who invites Nora to share an art studio with her. Strong
language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2013.

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YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS
Author:   DISCLAFANI, ANTON
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07441
1 volume in 1 container

North Carolina, 1930. Fifteen-year-old Thea is sent away to the
Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls--a place of exile for wealthy, young
Southern women. There, Thea must come to terms with her past and
prepare for the future. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

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BELOW STAIRS
Author:   POWELL, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07443
1 volume in 1 container

A fascinating personal story of life as a cook in domestic service
in the first half of the 20th century.  Margaret Powell describes her
progression from one large house to another to find her unassail-
able place in the strictly organized below-stairs hierarchy,
always shrewdly aware of the habits and thoughts of the curious
employers. 1968.

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INVISIBLE GIRLS: A MEMOIR
Author:   THEBARGE, SARAH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07452
1 volume in 1 container

Sarah Thebarge, a female cancer survivor, befriends a family of
displaced Somali refugees, battling cultural barriers and sharing
their struggle for survival to establish unlikely love and friendship.
2013.

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NOTHING DAUNTED: THE UNEXPECTED EDUCATION OF TWO SOCIETY GIRLS IN THE
Author:   WICKENDEN, DOROTHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07446
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "West"
New Yorker editor documents her grandmother Dorothy Woodruff's 1916
adventure out West with her friend and fellow Smith College graduate
Rosamond Underwood. Using letters the two women wrote after they
became teachers in Elkhead, Colorado, and her own research, Wickenden
describes everyday life among the poor Rocky Mountain homesteaders.
2011.

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POSSIBILITY DOGS: WHAT A HANDFUL OF "UNADOPTABLES" TAUGHT ME
Author:   CHARLESON, SUSANNAH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07433
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "About service, hope and healing".
Canine search and rescue worker Susannah Charleson journeys into the
world of psychiatric service, where dogs aid humans with disabilities
that may be unseen but are no less felt. Charleson struggled with
posttraumatic stress disorder after a particularly grisly search.
Collaboration with her search dog partner made the difference to her
own healing. Inspired by that experience, Charleson learns to identify
abandoned dogs with service potential, often plucking them from
shelters at the last minute, and to train them for work beside
hurting partners, to whom these second-chance dogs bring intelligence,
comfort and hope. 2013.
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PROOF OF HEAVEN: A NEUROSURGEON'S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE
Author:   ALEXANDER, EBEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07431
1 volume in 1 container

Account of fifty-four-year-old Harvard-educated neurosurgeon Alexander
and his 2008 recovery from a coma induced by bacterial meningitis.
Describes his near-death experience--including a feeling of
unconditional love and acceptance--that convinced him of the existence
of heaven and a personal God. Bestseller.  2012.

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