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ENGLISH FICTION

1022 EVERGREEN PLACE
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CEDAR COVE   10

LB  06528
1 volume in 1 container

Cedar Cove firefighter Mack McAfee is in love with his neighbor,
single mom Mary Jo Wyse, whose baby he helped deliver. But the two
fear the baby's birth father will want custody. Meanwhile Mary Jo
finds a stash of World War II love letters and seeks the writer.
Bestseller. 2010.

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10TH ANNIVERSARY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMENS MURDER CLUB   10

LB  06895
1 volume in 1 container

San Francisco. Newlywed police sergeant Lindsay Boxer searches for a
newborn after its fifteen-year-old mother is discovered wandering the
streets. Meanwhile, Yuki Castellano prosecutes a doctor for murder and
reporter Cindy Thomas investigates a serial rapist. Violence and
strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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1225 CHRISTMAS TREE LANE: CEDAR COVE, BOOK 12
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CEDAR COVE   12

LB  06979
1 volume in 1 container

Cedar Cove. Christmas-tree-farm owner Beth Morehouse looks forward to
the holidays, until her college-age daughters invite Kent, who is
their father and Beth's ex-husband, to the celebration. Beth considers
a reconciliation, but Kent brings a young woman with him. Bestseller.
Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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2ND CHANCE: A WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMENS MURDER CLUB    2

LB  07271
1 volume in 1 container

Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer of the San Francisco police department
enlists the help of her friends in the Women's Murder Club, from 1st
to Die (RC 51887/BR 14208), to track down a serial killer. Meanwhile
Lindsay's estranged father, a former policeman, reenters her life.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2002.

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44 CHARLES STREET
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06928
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06980
1 volume in 1 container

Struggling art-gallery owner Francesca needs boarders in her Greenwich
Village townhouse, now that her boyfriend has moved out. Eileen, a
teacher trying out online dating; Chris, a father fighting for sole
custody of his son; and Marya, a widowed celebrity chef become a
family of sorts--until tragedy strikes. Bestseller.  2011.

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5TH HORSEMAN: A WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMENS MURDER CLUB    5

LB  05199
1 volume in 1 container

Homicide detective Lindsay Boxer and her colleagues in the Women's
Murder Club investigate suspicious deaths at the San Francisco
Municipal Hospital, where patients in recovery are suddenly dying at
an alarming rate. Clues include buttons on the corpses' eyes. Strong
language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller.
2006.

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6TH TARGET: A WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMENS MURDER CLUB    6

LB  07255
1 volume in 1 container

San Francisco. When a mass shooting on a ferry wounds Women's Murder
Club member Claire Washburn, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer investigates and
attorney Yuki Castellano prosecutes. Lindsay also delves into a child
kidnapping case involving a dead nanny. Commercial audiobook. Strong
language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller.
2007.

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ABDUCTION
Author:   COOK, ROBIN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04775
1 volume in 1 container

LB  04780
1 volume in 1 container

Perry Bergman's marine exploration company encounters problems
drilling into a sea mountain under the Atlantic Ocean. He joins a
diving team on a submersible craft, and they discover a subterranean
world far beyond anything they'd imagined. Some descriptions of sex,
some violence, and some strong language. Bestseller.

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ACCIDENT
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04399
1 volume in 1 container

Page Clarke has everything she wants: a loving husband, a secure life,
and two wonderful kids. But one April evening, her world is shattered
by a phone call. Her daughter Allyson, friend Chloe, and two boys have
been in a car accident, and Allyson is seriously injured. Page's
husband Brad is out of town, and Page finds herself turning to Chloe's
father for support--especially when Brad admits he wants a divorce.
Bestseller. Some strong language. 1994.

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AGENT IN PLACE
Author:   MACINNES, HELEN, 1907-1985
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02577
  2 volumes in     2 containers

A novel of espionage and suspense. Soviet KGB operatives on a relent-
less search for a top-secret NATO memorandum containing information on
strategic forces in Europe reach a stunning conclusion as an English-
man, under cover, attempts to counter the Russian plan. Bestseller.

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AIRS ABOVE THE GROUND
Author:   STEWART, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00927
1 volume in 1 container

This romantic suspense tale is set in Austria, home of the superbly
trained Lipizzaner horses. When a dangerous circus fire breaks out
where the horses are performing, the talents of the heroine, a
veterinarian, are urgently needed. Bestseller. 1965.

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ALIAS GRACE
Author:   ATWOOD, MARGARET, 1939-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04538
1 volume in 1 container

A fictional portrait of Grace Marks, a sixteen-year-old Canadian
domestic who was convicted in the murder of her employer and his
mistress in 1843. In prison, Grace is hypnotized by a psychiatrist
to help her recall the murders and reveal whether she is a monster
or a victim.  Bestseller.
Violence and descriptions of sex.

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ALIBI
Author:   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04661
1 volume in 1 container

The day a wealthy businessman is murdered, Charleston assistant D.A.
Hammond Cross is having sex with a woman he just met. When she
becomes a murder suspect, Cross realizes their meeting may have been
planned. But why isn't she using him as her alibi?  Bestseller.
  Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.

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ALL I NEED IS YOU
Author:   LINDSEY, JOHANNA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04590
1 volume in 1 container

Casey Straton, seventeen, believes she can run her grandfather's
Texas ranch, but her father does not. So Casey, dressed as a boy, runs
away to prove herself. New Yorker Damian Rutledge III has come west to
find his father's killer. When Damian and Casey meet, he hires her to
help with the search, not suspecting she is a woman.  Bestseller.

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AMERICAN HEIRESS
Author:   GOODWIN, DAISY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06924
1 volume in 1 container

1894. Wealthy American debutant Cora Cash is taken to England by her
status-seeking mother to marry an aristocrat. Cora falls in love with
the Duke of Wareham, who needs Cora's money to refurbish his estate.
The two marry, only to find that the past threatens their happiness.
Bestseller. 2010.

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

LB  05100
1 volume in 1 container

LB  05292
1 volume in 1 container

Traumatized by a shooting in Boston, Reece Gilmore flees across the
country. She stops in Angel's Fist, Wyoming, and takes a job as a
fast-order cook. When she witnesses a murder, only
reporter-turned-author Brody believes her. Violence, strong language,
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2006

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ANSWER AS A MAN
Author:   CALDWELL, TAYLOR, 1900-1985
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03349
1 volume in 1 container

Set at the turn of the century in a small Pennsylvania town, this
powerful moral saga traces the life of Jason Garrity, the stalwart
son of Irish immigrants.  Surviving his poverty-stricken childhood,
he attains wealth and marries a snobbish young woman whom he thinks
he loves.  Later Jason learns through a personal struggle against
corruption, the true meaning of justice and love.  Some strong
language and some explicit descriptions of sex.

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ANSWERED PRAYERS
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04958
1 volume in 1 container

Unhappy in her long-term marriage, Faith Madison  falls in love with
a childhood friend she encounters at a funeral. Brad Patterson, also
married with grown children, returns her affection. Over time, their
long-distance correspondence leads to major decisions. Bestseller.
2002.

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APPEAL
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07254
1 volume in 1 container

After a Mississippi jury returns a guilty verdict against a chemical
company that dumped carcinogens into the water supply, the company's
owner, Carl Trudeau, appeals to the state's supreme court. During
judicial elections Trudeau tries to plant his own justice on the
bench. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2008.

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AQUITAINE PROGRESSION
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03527
1 volume in 1 container

Joel Converse, international corporate attorney and ex-Vietnam
prisoner of war, isolates himself from friends and colleagues as he
attempts to destroy a conspiracy to take over Europe, America, Canada
and most of Africa. Converse's obsessive quest monopolizes his energy,
thought, and money as he faces murder charges. Strong language.
Bestseller. 1984.

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ASSOCIATE
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07063
1 volume in 1 container

A college misdeed comes back to haunt Yale law-school graduate Kyle
McAvoy when he is blackmailed into working at a Wall Street firm that
is handling a multibillion dollar lawsuit involving a Pentagon
contract. Forced into stealing documents, Kyle soon realizes he is in
over his head. Bestseller.  2009.

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AT HOME IN MITFORD: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 1
Author:   KARON, JAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD    1

LB  04598
1 volume in 1 container

After years as a priest in the Southern village of Mitford, Father
Tim wonders if he should move on. Then on the day a letter from the
bishop tells him to "hang in there ... give it a year," things begin
to change, including an interest in his neighbor, Cynthia, and the
arrival of Barnabas, a rather large dog. Prequel to "A Light in the
Window" (BR 122700, RC 44195, LB 4559).

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AT LAST COMES LOVE: THE HUXTABLE QUINTET, BOOK 3
Author:   BALOGH, MARY
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: HUXTABLE QUINTET    3

LB  06227
1 volume in 1 container

The eldest Huxtable sister Margaret, a spinster at thirty, accepts the
courtship of the scandalous earl of Sheringford, Duncan Pennethorne.
Duncan ran away five years ago with a married woman but now needs a
respectable wife to maintain his inheritance. Some explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

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AUSTIN: MCKETTRICKS OF TEXAS
Author:   MILLER, LINDA LAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MCKETTRICK   13
Series: MCKETTRICKS OF TEXAS    3

LB  06584
1 volume in 1 container

As they prepare to marry sisters Libby and Julie Remington, Tate and
Garrett McKettrick hire their fiancees' sister Paige to nurse their
younger brother Austin, a former rodeo rider, back to health. Sequel
to McKettricks of Texas: Garrett (DB/RC 71485). Descriptions of sex
and some strong language. Bestseller.  2010.

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AWAY
Author:   BLOOM, AMY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06960
1 volume in 1 container

1924. After her family is killed in a pogrom, Russian Jew Lillian
Leyb flees to New York and finds work in a Yiddish theater. Learning
that her daughter may have survived, however, Lillian begins another
journey--west across America for Siberia. Explicit descriptions of
sex, violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

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BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE: A JACK REACHER NOVEL
Author:   CHILD, LEE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK REACHER NOVEL   11

LB  05297
1 volume in 1 container

After the murder of a former army colleague, ex-military cop Jack
Reacher contacts his old special investigation unit only to learn that
there are more deaths among them. With the help of retired sergeant
Frances Neagley and other survivors, Reacher searches for the cause.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

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BAG OF BONES
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04621
1 volume in 1 container

Author Mike Noonan has suffered from writer's block since the sudden
death of his wife, Jo. Hoping that the move to their summer house in
Maine will ease his nightmares and misery, Mike befriends young
Mattie Devore and her three-year-old daughter, Kyra. While helping
Mattie fight for custody of Kyra, Mike is plagued by ghosts.
Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller.
1998.

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BANKER
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03078
1 volume in 1 container

Tim Ekaterin, a young investment banker, arranges a loan for the pur-
chase of Sandcastle, a superb racehorse that will be put out to stud.
Soon a twisting trail of violence and murder leads back to Sandcastle
and pushes Tim to search for a way to stop the killing.  Bestseller
1983.

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BEACH HOUSE
Author:   GREEN, JANE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06005
1 volume in 1 container

When sixty-five-year-old eccentric widow Nan Powell learns that she
may lose her beloved nine-acre Nantucket home, she turns it into a
summer boarding house. Her first guests include a gay married man, a
single mom, and Nan's own unhappy son. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 2008.

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BEAR ISLAND
Author:   MACLEAN, ALISTAIR, 1922-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01325
1 volume in 1 container

A Hollywood crew sets out by ship to film a movie on location, and is
isolated on Bear Island in the Arctic. A rash of poisonings and a
disappearance suggest there is a murderer on board. Bestseller. 1971.

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BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
Author:   WATSON, S.J. (STEVEN J.)
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06942
1 volume in 1 container

Forty-seven-year-old Londoner amnesiac Christine Lucas awakens every
day believing she is young and single until her husband Ben tells her
otherwise. When Dr. Nash has Christine keep a secret journal, she
begins to suspect that Ben is lying. Strong language, some violence,
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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BEGINNER'S GOODBYE
Author:   TYLER, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07139
1 volume in 1 container

Thirty-six-year-old widower Aaron Woolcott frequently sees the ghost
of his wife Dorothy, who was killed in an accident that nearly
destroyed their house. Aaron, who is physically handicapped, moves in
with his overbearing sister and learns to say goodbye to the past and
open himself up to happiness. Bestseller. 2012.

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BEST LAID PLANS
Author:   SHELDON, SIDNEY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04569
1 volume in 1 container

Ad executive Leslie Stewart was once engaged to a politician from
Kentucky, Oliver Russell. After he jilts her, Leslie is determined to
ruin Oliver's life. Becoming a publisher brings her power and wealth,
so when Oliver is eventually elected president, she tries to link him
to the deaths of several of his past lovers. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 1997.

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BEST OF ME
Author:   SPARKS, NICHOLAS
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06955
1 volume in 1 container

Oriental, North Carolina. As high school seniors from different sides
of the tracks, Dawson and Amanda had a doomed romance. Twenty-five
years later they return home when Tuck, an old man important to both
of them, dies - and leaves behind a letter describing his own life's
magical love. Violence, Strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
2011.

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BETRAYAL
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07128
1 volume in 1 container

Successful Hollywood film director Tallie's family includes her
college-age daughter, her lover and producer Hunter, and her best
friend and assistant Brigitte. When Tallie's fortune begins
disappearing, she first calls a detective and then FBI agent Jim
Kingston. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. Commercial
audiobook. 2012.

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BITTERSWEET
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04964
1 volume in 1 container

India Taylor left a successful photojournalism career to settle down
as a soccer mom. Seventeen years and four children later, she longs
for some excitement. She meets and befriends tycoon Paul Ward, who
encourages her to take risks. When Paul is suddenly free, India must
make some choices.  Bestseller.

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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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BLACK NOTICE
Author:   CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR KAY SCARPETTA   10

LB  04669
1 volume in 1 container

Richmond medical examiner Kay Scarpetta investigates a decomposed body
found on a freighter. Evidence leads her to Interpol in Paris, where
she learns of a serial killer who calls himself a werewolf. Back in
Virginia, Kay and policeman Peter Marino find more victims. Violence,
strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1999.

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BLESSING
Author:   DEVERAUX, JUDE
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04802
1 volume in 1 container

When millionaire Jason Wilding returns to his hometown of Abernathy,
Kentucky, he arranges under false pretenses to stay in Amy Thompkins's
house. Before long he is surprised to realize that he loves Amy and
her infant son, but she flees when she learns his true identity.
Bestseller.  Some explicit descriptions of sex.  1998.

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BLIND ALLEY
Author:   JOHANSEN, IRIS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DUNCAN    5

LB  04928
1 volume in 1 container

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan reconstructs a victim's face--one who
eerily resembles Eve's adopted daughter Jane. While a serial killer
targets Jane look-alikes, Jane's recurrent nightmares track the path
of the murderer to her door. Some violence and some strong language.
Bestseller. 2004.

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BLUE AND THE GRAY
Author:   LEEKLEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02977
1 volume in 1 container

The Civil War pits a southern farm family, the Geysers, against their
Pennsylvania cousins, the Hales, who own a small-town newspaper. A
stirring account of their lives and their sacrifices on the
battlefield. Bestseller 1982.

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BLUE SHOES AND HAPPINESS: THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY #7
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY    7

LB  05145
1 volume in 1 container

The continuing adventures of Precious Ramotswe of Botswana's only
ladies' detective agency. Mma Ramotswe investigates several cases
including accusations of food theft from a college kitchen, aided by
her assistant Grace Makutsi. Grace thinks her own fiance is
reconsidering their relationship after discovering she is a feminist.
Bestseller. 2006.

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BOOK OF MERLYN: THE UNPUBLISHED CONCLUSION TO THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING
Author:   WHITE, T. H. (TERENCE HANBURY)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Adult
Series: ONCE AND FUTURE KING    5

LB  02188
1 volume in 1 container

Begins with an aged and weary King Arthur sitting alone in his
tent at Salisbury awaiting his last battle. Merlyn comes to renew
their master-pupil relationship and to assure Arthur that legend will
perpetuate the story of the Round Table. Bestseller. For junior and
senior high and older readers.

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BOOK OF RUTH
Author:   HAMILTON, JANE, 1957 JULY 13-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04525
1 volume in 1 container

Narrated by Ruth, a young woman living in rural Illinois, this is a
story of the survival of the poor and undereducated.  Ruth lives at
home with her mother even after marrying Ruby-a pleasant, but
slightly odd young man.  The relationship between the three adults
demonstrates that familiarity can breed even more than contempt, and
the household erupts in violence.

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BOURNE SUPREMACY
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JASON BOURNE     

LB  03926
1 volume in 1 container

Spine-tingling thriller focuses on a Peking leader of seemingly
irreproachable reputation, secretly a fanatic, who has masterminded
a plot to take over Hong Kong via political assassination.  His
principal agent is an assassin-for-hire masquerading as the legendary
"Jason Bourne," a one-time secret U.S. agent who, under his real name,
David Webb, is struggling to recover from amnesia.  Some strong lan-
guage and some explicit descriptions of sex.  Bestseller 1986.

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BOYS FROM BRAZIL
Author:   LEVIN, IRA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  01913
1 volume in 1 container

Chilling mystery about a worldwide plot by a group of Nazis to
assassinate ninety-four civil servants who will soon be sixty-five.
Yakov Liebermann, an aging Nazi-hunter, is considered to be the only
man able to stop the killings. Some strong language. 1975.

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BRASS VERDICT
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH   14

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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BRAZEN VIRTUE
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05312
1 volume in 1 container

Mystery writer Grace McCabe comes to Washington, D.C., to visit her
sister, Kathleen, hoping for rest and a sisterly bond. But everything
changes when Kathleen, who works at night as a phone-sex operator, is
strangled to death. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions
of sex. Bestseller. 1988.

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BREAKING POINT: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL   13

LB  07378
1 volume in 1 container

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is stunned to learn that Butch
Roberson, the father of his daughter's best friend, is accused of
killing two EPA employees. The victims had ordered Butch to stop
building on his land. As Joe tracks Butch, new complications emerge.
Strong language and some violence. Bestseller.  2013.

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BREATHING LESSONS
Author:   TYLER, ANNE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04294
1 volume in 1 container

As Maggie and Ira Moran travel from Baltimore to a funeral in
Pennsylvania, they reflect upon their lives, the lives of their
children, and their hopes for the future.  An amusing and percep-
tive account of marriage and contemporary middle-class American
life.  Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.  Best-
seller 1988. Pulitzer Prize 1989.

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BRETHREN
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04957
1 volume in 1 container

In a federal penitentiary in Florida, three former judges known as the
Brethren hold court. Besides handling inmate disputes and appeals,
they have devised a scheme to blackmail men on the outside. But when
one of their targets turns out to be a CIA-financed candidate for
president, they find themselves in hot water. 2000.

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BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Author:   WALLER, ROBERT JAMES
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04377
1 volume in 1 container

Robert Kincaid, a photographer for National Geographic, arrives in
Madison County, Iowa, on August 16, 1965, to photograph covered
bridges. He stops at the home of Francesca Johnson to ask directions,
but stays for four wonderful days--days that awaken within them a
deep and abiding love, which creates another being called "us." But
she is married, and they must let go of one another. Bestseller. Some
descriptions of sex.

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BROKEN WINDOW: A LINCOLN RHYME NOVEL
Author:   DEAVER, JEFFERY
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LINCOLN RHYME NOVEL    8

LB  06149
1 volume in 1 container

When his cousin Arthur is accused of murder, quadriplegic criminalist
Lincoln Rhyme suspects Arthur was framed. As Lincoln and New York
detective Amelia Sachs investigate, they connect the crime to a killer
who uses computer data-mining software to pick his victims. Violence
and strong language. Bestseller.  2008.

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BROKER
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04952
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07253
1 volume in 1 container

The CIA pressures lame-duck president Arthur Morgan into releasing
jailed lobbyist Joel Backman, who obtained stolen satellite software
six years before. The Agency spirits Backman to Italy to use him for
bait, leaks his whereabouts--and waits to see who kills him. Some
violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2005.

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BUNGALOW TWO
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05294
1 volume in 1 container

California housewife and freelancer Tanya Harris receives her big
break--the chance to write a major Hollywood screenplay. Leaving her
family, Tanya heads to the Beverly Hills Hotel and mingles with stars
until another surprise opportunity comes along. Commercial audiobook.
Bestseller. 2007.

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BURDEN OF PROOF
Author:   TUROW, SCOTT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04361
1 volume in 1 container

Alejandro Stern, attorney-hero of Scott Turow's first novel, "Presumed
Innocent" (RC 26965), returns from Chicago, where he has been defend-
ing his brother-in-law Dixon Hartnell, who is under investigation
by a federal grand jury.  Stern discovers his wife of thirty years
has committed suicide and, in his grief, must face his own and his
family's deepest secrets. Bestseller. 1990.

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BY NIGHTFALL
Author:   CUNNINGHAM, MICHAEL, 1952-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06630
1 volume in 1 container

Soho, Manhattan. Middle-aged art dealer Peter Harris and his wife
Rebecca allow Rebecca's much-younger, drug-addicted brother Ethan to
stay with them while he seeks a vocation. Peter has sexual fantasies
about Ethan while looking back on his own life choices. Strong
language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2010.

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CADILLAC JUKEBOX: A DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL    9

LB  04792
1 volume in 1 container

Cajun cop Dave Robicheaux gets a call for help from redneck Aaron
Crown, who after twenty-eight years is convicted of killing a
prominent civil rights activist. Though he is warned off the case,
Robicheaux decides to buck the power structure and take some personal
risks to prove Crown's innocence. Strong language, violence and
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1996.

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CALDER BORN, CALDER BRED: CALDER SAGA, VOLUME 4
Author:   DAILEY, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CALDER SAGA    4

LB  03076
1 volume in 1 container

Sixteen-year-old Ty Calder returns to his family's Montana cattle
company and learns the ropes from manager's daughter Jessy Niles. To
Jessy's dismay, Ty succumbs to the lifestyle of Texas heiress Tara
Dyson. Sequel to "This Calder" (RC 59990). Explicit descriptions of
sex, some violence, and some strong language. Bestseller 1983.
Some strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some
violence.

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CALICO JOE
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07138
1 volume in 1 container

In 1973 Chicago Cubs record-breaking rookie Joe Castle from Calico
Rock, Arkansas, steps up to bat against New York Mets pitcher Warren
Tracey -- and the outcome changes both their lives. Decades later
Warren is dying, and his son Paul tries to bring the two ballplayers
back together. Bestseller. 2012.

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CALIFORNIA ANGEL
Author:   ROSENBERG, NANCY TAYLOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04539
1 volume in 1 container

Toy Johnson's husband is annoyed when she gives money to her needy
students. What is this compulsion to help children that drives Toy
time after time? And how are her efforts to help children related to
her dreams and to her recurring cardiac episodes? While on a trip to
New York with a friend, she has an attack and finds herself saving a
child from a burning building. Then she is arrested for kidnapping.
Bestseller.

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CALIFORNIA GIRL
Author:   PARKER, T. JEFFERSON
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04919
1 volume in 1 container

In 1968, Playboy centerfold Janelle Vonn is murdered in Orange County,
California. Her neighbors, the Becker boys--a minister, a reporter,
and a detective--each does his part to bring the killer to justice.
Decades later the brothers must face their mistakes. Strong language
and some violence. Bestseller. 2004.

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CAPITAL CRIMES
Author:   SANDERS, LAWRENCE, 1920-1998
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04240
1 volume in 1 container

The president seems to be more concerned about his son, who is
hemophilic, than about the country.  Into the picture comes Brother
Kristos, a faith healer, who soon has the first family, as well as
much of Washington society - especially the women - under his spell.
John Tollinger, an assistant to the White House chief of staff, is
assigned the job of exposing Kristos.  Bestseller.

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CAT WHO CAME TO BREAKFAST
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04446
1 volume in 1 container

Jim Qwilleran's latest adventure takes him and his cats, Koko and Yum
Yum, to Maine's Pear Island, known to the natives as Breakfast Island,
to investigate some unusual "accidents." Part of the island has been
turned into a resort, and it seems that someone is not happy with the
development. Qwill has high tea with royalty as he and his cats solve
both a century-old disappearance and the cause of the twentieth
century "accidents."  Bestseller. 1994.

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CAT WHO DROPPED A BOMBSHELL
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  05068
1 volume in 1 container

Journalist Jim Qwilleran helps plan a knock-out celebration of Pickax
City's sesquicentennial. Meanwhile Nathan and Doris Ledfield, a
wealthy couple, mysteriously die leaving their greedy nephew to
inherit their estate. Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum help to uncover
the truth about the couple's demise. Bestseller. 2006.

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CAT WHO ROBBED A BANK
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04679
1 volume in 1 container

Autumn in Pickax brings festivals, the Scottish Games, and the return
of estate jeweler Mr. Delacamp. But Mr. Delacamp is murdered in the
newly restored hotel, and his assistant and the desk clerk are missing
Qwilleran takes clues from his cats, Koko and Yum Yum, to solve the
mystery. Bestseller. 1999.

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CAT WHO SAID CHEESE
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04424
1 volume in 1 container

It is autumn in Pickax City, and Qwill, along with other residents, is
preparing for the Great Food Expo -- a festival of all kinds of
happenings related to food. There is also a mysterious female guest
at the New Pickax Hotel whose presence is causing quite a stir. But
things really get hectic when a bomb explodes in the hotel and the
intended victim seems to be the mystery guest. As usual Siamese cats
Koko and Yum Yum help solve the crime.  Bestseller. 1996.

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CAT WHO SAW STARS
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04643
1 volume in 1 container

Qwilleran and his cats Koko and Yum Yum always retreat to his lake
cottage in July. Just before they go this year, Qwilleran learns a
young hiker has disappeared in that area. Then shortly after their
arrival, Koko makes a discovery on the beach that keeps Qwilleran
busy.  Bestseller. 1998.

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CAT WHO WENT UP THE CREEK
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04872
1 volume in 1 container

Columnist James Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum,
take a vacation at the nearby Nutcracker Inn in Moose County. Soon two
murders, a heart attack, and a suicide occur. With his pets' help
Quill breaks the case while gathering news for the paper. Bestseller.
2002.

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CATCH-22
Author:   HELLER, JOSEPH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  01027
1 volume in 1 container

A grotesquely comic novel about the mad adventures of Captain
Yossarian, a bombardier based in Italy during World War II, who tries
to stay alive. Military rules make it impossible for anyone to achieve
the combat quota necessary to quit flying. Yossarian and his buddies
concoct ways to avoid the ridiculous orders of their officers. Strong
language and descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1961.

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CAUGHT
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06317
1 volume in 1 container

Dan Mercer grew up in foster care before graduating from Princeton
and taking a job working with troubled teens. His life implodes when
an investigative reporter accuses him being a pedophile. Meanwhile,
in the same New Jersey community, a seventeen-year-old girl disappears
without a trace. Some violence. Bestseller. 2010.

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CEDAR COVE CHRISTMAS
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CEDAR COVE RELATED WORKS     

LB  06122
1 volume in 1 container

Pregnant Mary Jo Wyse comes to Cedar Cove, Washington, on Christmas
Eve seeking David Rhodes, the father of her baby. Librarian Grace
Harding takes in Mary Jo, who gives birth that night with help from
paramedic Mack McAfee. Then Mary Jo's three brothers arrive to welcome
the newborn. Bestseller. 2008.

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CELEBRATION! WAGONS WEST, VOLUME 24
Author:   ROSS, DANA FULLER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WAGONS WEST   24

LB  04268
1 volume in 1 container

America is preparing for the July 4, 1876, centennial.  From coast
to coast pioneer and farmer, businessman and laborer prepare for
a grand celebration.  But if they do not remain vigilant, the
celebration could become one of unforgettable terror.  In this final
volume of the Wagons West series, Toby Holt faces the ultimate test
of his heroism.  Sequel to "Oklahoma!" (BR 7790).

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CELESTINE PROPHECY: AN ADVENTURE
Author:   REDFIELD, JAMES
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04540
1 volume in 1 container

The author embarks on a search for an ancient Peruvian manuscript that
predicts a massive transformation in human society. He meets with
resistance from government and church authorities in Peru, who attempt
to suppress knowledge of the manuscript. He persists, however,
discovering nine spiritual insights in separate encounters, beginning
with the most common - an awareness of coincidences in life.
Some strong language. Bestseller. 1993.

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CERTAIN JUSTICE
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ADAM DALGLIESH MYSTERY     

LB  04650
1 volume in 1 container

Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team investigate the murder of
respected, though disliked, lawyer Venetia Aldridge. Among the
likely suspects is one of her last successfully defended clients,
Garry Ashe, a sociopath and murderer who is dating her daughter.
Several other suspects turn up, but as a review of the court system
reveals, justice is not always served.  Bestseller. 1997.

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CHAMBER
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04398
1 volume in 1 container

The chamber is the gas variety and next in line for it is Klan member
Sam Cayhall. Sam is accused of the bombing murder of the  young twin
sons of a Jewish attorney. After two mistrials, Sam was free for over
a decade before an ambitious district attorney tried him again and
won. Now a new attorney steps forward to plead Sam's case. The lawyer
is Sam's grandson, who needs to discover more about his family's past.
Bestseller.       Strong language and some violence.

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CHANGES
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03384
1 volume in 1 container

Melanie Adams seems to have it all: success as a TV documentary
producer, twin teenage daughters, and a glamorous life that's
perfect for a single mother.  But Peter Hallam, a world-famous
heart surgeon and widower with three children, makes her realize she
doesn't yet have everything she wants.  Some strong language and
some descriptions of sex.  Bestseller 1983.

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CHARADE
Author:   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04468
1 volume in 1 container

On October 10, 1990, three people die, and each one's heart becomes a
transplant. Cat Delaney, TV soap opera star, is one of the recipients.
After receiving her new heart, Cat also has a figurative change of
heart. Now she lives in San Antonio and has a TV program, "Cat's
Kids," where she talks about kids to adopt. But someone watching
wants to reunite the heart and spirit of one of the donors.
Bestseller. 1994.   Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.

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CHASING DARKNESS: AN ELVIS COLE NOVEL
Author:   CRAIS, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELVIS COLE     

LB  06009
1 volume in 1 container

Lionel Byrd's corpse is found with photos of seven murdered women.
When Byrd was arrested for one of the killings three years ago, PI
Elvis Cole provided proof of his innocence. Now Cole suspects that
someone framed Byrd for the murders and killed him. Violence and
strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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CHASING FIRE
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06847
1 volume in 1 container

Missoula, Montana. Rowan Tripp, a "smoke jumper" like her dad, enters
the forest-fire season haunted by nightmares of her partner's death
the previous year. She also contends with sabotaged equipment, murder,
and her attraction to a rookie. Strong language, some violence, and
some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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CHEROKEE TRAIL
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03043
1 volume in 1 container

Mary Breydon, a spirited widow from Virginia, travels to Colorado
during the Civil War to run an isolated stage station.  There she
meets and challenges Flandrau, former leader of an outlaw band that
shot her husband, who now hopes to run for governor.  Bestseller 1982.

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CHRISTMAS WEDDING
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06965
1 volume in 1 container

Fifty-four-year-old widow Gaby creates a video to invite her grown
children and their families to her Massachusetts farm for Christmas.
She informs them that they will also be attending her wedding, but
refuses to tell them who the groom is--right up until the ceremony.
Strong language. Bestseller.  2011.

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CHROMOSOME 6
Author:   COOK, ROBIN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04541
1 volume in 1 container

The body of a murdered Mafia boss vanishes from the city morgue
and is later recovered in a mutilated condition. A pair of
forensic pathologists traces the mystery to the jungles of
equatorial Africa and uncovers a conspiracy to alter the
course of evolution. Strong language and violence. Bestseller. 1997.

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CIRCUS
Author:   MACLEAN, ALISTAIR, 1922-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01781
1 volume in 1 container

Three refugee aerialists from an Iron Curtain country become the main
attraction in an American circus. CIA agents show an interest when
they discover that one performer is clairvoyant. Daredevil suspense
and circus excitement sharpened with the razor edge of espionage.
Bestseller.

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CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR
Author:   AUEL, JEAN M
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EARTHS CHILDREN    1

LB  03012
1 volume in 1 container

A novel of the Neanderthal world. After her people perish in an earth-
quake during the Ice Age, Ayla is adopted as a child by the beetle-
browed Clan of the Cave Bear. Ayla looks different and is different
because the frontal lobes of her brain are more developed than those
of the back-brained Clan. Banished several times for flouting clan
taboos, she finally realizes that she must leave the evolutionarily
doomed group and find her own kind.  Bestseller 1980.
Some explicit descriptions of sex and some violence.

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CLASS
Author:   SEGAL, ERICH, 1937-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03708
1 volume in 1 container

The story of five members of the Harvard class of 1958 from their
freshman year to their twenty-fifth reunion. The classmates include
Andrew Eliot, millionaire preppie; Daniel Rossi, superstar pianist
into drugs; Ted Lambros, Greek immigrant; Jason Gilbert, superb
athlete, and George Keller, a Hungaraian refugee who becomes a
presidential advisor. Bestseller. 1985.

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CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: A JACK RYAN NOVEL #4
Author:   CLANCY, TOM, 1947-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK RYAN    4

LB  04471
1 volume in 1 container

Vice Admiral James Cutter, the president's top security adviser
and the villain in Clancy's latest thriller, is waging a covert war
against the drug cartel in Colombia.  He doesn't care what it costs
in human life.  Jack Ryan, a hero familiar to Clancy's readers,
tries to prevent the total disaster he sees looming.  Bestseller.

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CLIENT
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04968
1 volume in 1 container

The client is eleven-year-old Mark Sway, who retained lawyer Reggie
Love with a one-dollar bill. The reason Mark needs a lawyer is the
same reason his eight-year-old brother is comatose in the hospital
from shock--they witnessed a suicide. The victim was a lawyer and
unfortunately he told Mark something before he died--something the
police, the FBI, and the mafia are very interested in.  Bestseller.
Strong language and some violence.

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CLOAK OF DARKNESS
Author:   MACINNES, HELEN, 1907-1985
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03046
1 volume in 1 container

Bob Renwick leaves NATO to establish Interintell, a counter-terrorist
agency operating under the legitimate cover of worldwide engineering
consultants. Renwick risks his life and the safety of his wife when
he attempts to expose an international threat to peace on a long scary
trail leading to illegal arms deals. Bestseller 1982.

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CLOSERS: DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH MYSTERY
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH   11

LB  06693
1 volume in 1 container

Harry Bosch's first "cold case" involves a DNA blood match on a gun
used to kill a biracial teenage girl seventeen years ago. The
detective investigates the white supremacist suspect linked to the
weapon and uncovers the far-reaching effects of the murder. Strong
language and violence. Bestseller. 2005.

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COLD MOON: A LINCOLN RHYME NOVEL
Author:   DEAVER, JEFFERY
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LINCOLN RHYME NOVEL    7

LB  05193
1 volume in 1 container

Quadriplegic New York criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and detective Amelia
Sachs search for a sadistic serial killer called the Watchmaker who
leaves clocks beside his victims. Amelia is also involved in proving a
businessman's suicide is actually a homicide and finds herself
targeted for murder. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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COLD MOUNTAIN
Author:   FRAZIER, CHARLES
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04561
1 volume in 1 container

A wounded Confederate soldier leaves the war on an arduous trek to
his mountain home and the woman he aims to marry. Meanwhile, his
intended struggles to work her deceased father's hardscrabble farm.
Depicts hardship, peril, and courage in the wartime South. Bestseller.
  Strong language and violence.

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COMANCHE MOON
Author:   MCMURTRY, LARRY
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LONESOME DOVE    2

LB  04582
1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to "Dead Man's Walk" (RC 43928) and prequel to
"Lonesome Dove" (RC 22959), Texas Rangers McCrae and Call face
Comanche raids and attacks by bandits, aid white settlers in the
region, and try to survive frontier hardships.  Bestseller.
  Some strong language and violence.

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COME TO GRIEF: A SID HALLEY MYSTERY
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SID HALLEY     

LB  04455
1 volume in 1 container

Private Investigator Sid Halley has put his friend on trial. It took
days of inner turmoil for Sid to act on his findings that Ellis Quint,
also a former jockey, was mutilating young horses. But that is just
the beginning of Sid's problems. He himself becomes the victim of a
smear campaign, and on the day Sid is to testify, Ellis Quint's mother
commits suicide and his father attacks Sid. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 1995.

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COMING HOME
Author:   PILCHER, ROSAMUNDE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04463
1 volume in 1 container

Judith Dunbar is fourteen when her world changes dramatically. Her
mother and sister are off to Ceylon where her father is stationed.
Judith is to attend boarding school and spend holidays with her Aunt
Louise. But at St. Ursula's, Judith meets Loveday Carey-Lewis and ends
up spending her holidays with Loveday's family. It is there that
Judith matures into a young woman just as World War II begins, further
changing her life.  Bestseller.

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COMMON LIFE, THE WEDDING STORY: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 6
Author:   KARON, JAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD    6

LB  04892
1 volume in 1 container

In this companion to the Mitford Years series, Father Tim Kavanaugh
finally gets up the courage to ask Cynthia Coppersmith to marry him.
Tensions mount as each struggles with doubt and preparations.
Meanwhile the entire town becomes involved in the planning.
Bestseller.

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COMSTOCK LODE
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03456
1 volume in 1 container

1849.  Soon after young Val Trevallion accompanies his family from
England to America for a shot at the California gold rush, thieves
kill his parents.  Orphan Val grows up, becomes a successful miner,
and awaits the opportunity for revenge. Some violence and some
strong language. Bestseller. 1981,

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CONFESSION
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06572
1 volume in 1 container

Dying paroled convict Travis Boyette confesses to Lutheran minister
Keith Schroeder that he is guilty of the rape and murder of Nicole
Yarber, a white Texas high school cheerleader, ten years ago. But
African American Donte Drumm, Nicole's former classmate, is about to
be executed for the crime. Bestseller. 2010.

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CONQUEST
Author:   DEVERAUX, JUDE
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PEREGRINE SAGA    2

LB  04371
1 volume in 1 container

At seventeen, Zarad wants to be independent, a difficult task for
a young delicate female who has been raised with six older brothers.
A three-generations-old feud with the Howards has forced the
brothers to raise her as a male, and no one outside the castle
walls suspects otherwise; that is until Tearle Howard returns from
France. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1991.

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CONSTANT PRINCESS
Author:   GREGORY, PHILIPPA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05155
1 volume in 1 container

Teenaged Catalina, daughter of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen
Isabella, marries Arthur, crown prince of England. Only months later
Arthur lies dying and Catalina, now called Katherine, promises him
that she'll wed his brother Henry in order to achieve her destiny.
Some descriptions of sex and some violence. Bestseller. 2005.

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CONTACT: A NOVEL
Author:   SAGAN, CARL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03559
1 volume in 1 container

A speculative adventure of the first encounter of humankind with
intelligent life from beyond our solar system. Brilliant
astrophysicist Ellie Arroway of Project Argus is instrumental in
decoding the first radio signal received from space, and she persuades
the world leaders not to consider the message a threat. Bestseller.
1985.

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CONTAGION
Author:   COOK, ROBIN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK STAPLETON AND LAURIE MONTGOMERY     

LB  04434
1 volume in 1 container

After huge health-care conglomerate AmeriCare puts ophthalmologist
Jack Stapleton out of business, he retrains to be a medical examiner.
A few years later, Jack examines a patient who died of pneumonic
plague caught in a New York AmeriCare hospital. Jack's glee over
AmeriCare's problem is coupled with mounting concern as more patients
die of viruses. Some violence. Bestseller. 1995.

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COURTSHIP OF CAROL SOMMARS
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06538
1 volume in 1 container

Two fifteen-year-old friends unite their single parents. Bestseller.
1990.

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COWBOY'S LADY: THE MANNING SISTERS, BOOK 1
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06033
1 volume in 1 container

When Taylor Manning accepts a teaching job in Cougar Point, Montana,
she discovers that life there is very different from life in Seattle.
So are the men! She soon notices a handsome, opinionated, stubborn
rancher named Russ Palmer, and he notices her. In fact, they more than
notice each other. After only a few months, Taylor's certain that
despite their conflicting backgrounds, she'd love to be The Cowboy's
Lady. (see also: RC 65861)

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CREED IN STONE CREEK
Author:   MILLER, LINDA LAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MONTANA CREEDS     
Series: CREED COWBOYS    1

LB  06698
1 volume in 1 container

After the deaths of his friends Zack and Jillie, attorney Steven
Creed adopts their five-year-old son Matt and moves to a fixer-upper
ranch in Arizona. Steven and Matt become smitten with prosecutor
Melissa O'Ballivan, but work conflicts threaten the growing romance.
Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011

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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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CRESCENT CITY
Author:   PLAIN, BELVA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03426
1 volume in 1 container

Brought as a child by her Jewish father from a ghetto in Germany to
New Orleans, Miriam Raphael has been raised in the lap of idle luxury.
Nothing in her upbringing has prepared her to cope with the
restlessness of a loveless marriage, the tragic wave of the Civil War,
or the absorbing passion of her handsome, gallant lover. Some strong
language. Bestseller 1984.

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CRISIS
Author:   COOK, ROBIN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK STAPLETON AND LAURIE MONTGOMERY     

LB  05117
1 volume in 1 container

When Boston doctor Craig Bowman's wealthy, hypochondriac patient
Patience Stanhope dies, her husband sues for malpractice. Bowman's
brother-in-law Jack Stapleton, a New York medical examiner,
recommends an autopsy but soon realizes someone will do anything to
prevent the body from being exhumed. Some violence and some strong
language. Bestseller. 2006

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CRUEL AND UNUSUAL
Author:   CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR KAY SCARPETTA    4

LB  04467
1 volume in 1 container

All of the current cases before Virginia's chief medical examiner,
Dr. Kay Scarpetta, seem to be linked to a recently executed prisoner.
A young boy's corpse is mutilated in the same manner as the prisoner's
victim and then the prisoner's fingerprint appears at the scene of a
supposed suicide. But when Scarpetta's assistant's murder also appears
related, Scarpetta is shocked to learn that she is the prime suspect.
Bestseller. Strong language and violence. 1993.

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CUJO
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03120
1 volume in 1 container

Cujo is a two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard, the beloved pet of the
Joe Cambers family in a small Maine town. One day Cujo pursues a
rabbit into a cave and is bitten by a rabid bat. Circumstances con-
spire to conceal his growing illness until a horrid succession of
bloody deaths terrorizes everyone around including the Cambers.
Bestseller.  Violence and strong language. 1981.

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DA VINCI CODE
Author:   BROWN, DAN, 1964-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05016
1 volume in 1 container

Professor Robert Langdon from Angels and Demons (RC 51799)
investigates the crime scene of the Louvre's murdered curator. Joining
him is French cryptologist Sophie Neveu. The clues left behind pit two
Catholic societies against each other in search of the Holy Grail.
Some violence and some strong language. 2003.

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DANGER
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03236
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06314
1 volume in 1 container

Narrator Andrew Douglas, a kidnap specialist, battles Europe's master
kidnapper. He follows a trail that leads from the medieval streets of
Bologna to the glitter of Brighton Beach and the lavish grounds of a
race track in Washington, D.C.  Bestseller 1984.

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DANGEROUS TO KNOW
Author:   BRADFORD, BARBARA TAYLOR, 1933-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04439
1 volume in 1 container

LB  04738
1 volume in 1 container

Journalist Vivienne Trent had been married to billionaire Sebastian
Locke for a number of years. Their divorce was amicable, and they
remained good friends. When they had lunch together just a few days
ago, Sebastian seemed happier than he had in years. So why has he
committed suicide? As Vivienne searches for the answer, she uncovers
startling information about the Lockes.  Bestseller. 1995.
Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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DARK TORT: A CULINARY MYSTERY
Author:   DAVIDSON, DIANE MOTT
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CULINARY MYSTERY     

LB  05076
1 volume in 1 container

A gastronomic adventure. Caterer Goldy Schulz discovers the body of
her twenty-year-old friend, paralegal Dusty Routt. Dusty's mother
mistrusts the police, so Goldy investigates. Clues lead to an artist's
will, a dishonest bishop, and a jealous wife. Includes recipes. Some
violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALVIRAH MEEHAN AND REGAN REILLY CHRISTMAS MYSTERY SERIES    4

LB  06280
1 volume in 1 container

Regan Reilly, Alvirah Meehan, and their families come to Branscombe,
New Hampshire, for a holiday festival. Although four local market
employees won millions in a lottery, a fifth coworker who normally
plays is missing. While searching for the missing man, Regan and
Alvirah discover wrongdoing in the town. Bestseller.  2008.

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DATING GAME
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04960
1 volume in 1 container

Paris Armstrong's husband wants a divorce after twenty-four years of
marriage. Frustrated with the single life in Connecticut, Paris soon
moves to California, where her adult children live. At first the
dating scene there is dreary, until she develops new friends. Some
descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2003.

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DEAD HEAT
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05293
1 volume in 1 container

Newmarket, England. Guests suffer food poisoning after a horseracing
gala catered by chef Max Moreton. At the races the next day a bomb
detonates on the grandstand where Max is serving lunch - killing and
injuring dozens. Determined to find out who is ruining his business,
Max begins investigating. Bestseller. 2007.
**Co-author:  Felix Francis.**

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DEAD MAN'S WALK
Author:   MCMURTRY, LARRY
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LONESOME DOVE    1

LB  04497
1 volume in 1 container

This prequel to "Lonesome Dove" (RC 22959) recounts the early days of
Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call. Not yet twenty, they enlist as members of
the Texas Rangers under the command of Caleb Cobb. Traveling with the
Rangers is Matilda Roberts, a hefty whore who occasionally provides
comfort to the men as they head for Santa Fe across the Jornada Del
Muerto.  Bestseller.
  Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex.

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DEAD OR ALIVE
Author:   CLANCY, TOM, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK RYAN   11

LB  06982
1 volume in 1 container

Jack Ryan Jr., son of the former president, and his cousins, from The
Teeth of the Tiger (DB/RC 56873), belong to a covert intelligence
group. Their mission is to capture an Islamic militant, known as the
Emir, who is planning an attack inside America. Violence and strong
language. Bestseller.  2010.

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DEAN'S DECEMBER: A NOVEL
Author:   BELLOW, SAUL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03262
1 volume in 1 container

An American Nobel Prize winner for fiction offers a tale of two
cities: Chicago, Illinois, and Bucharest, Rumania. It relates the
double crisis in the life of Albert Corde, the dean, who has come
with his wife to communist Bucharest, where her mother lies in a
hospital, dying, and who is involved in the trial of two blacks
accused of killing a white student in Chicago. Bestseller 1982.

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DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07034
1 volume in 1 container

Derbyshire, England; 1803. Fitzwilliam Darcy and his wife Elizabeth
(nee Bennet), who have been married six years and have two sons, are
relaxing on the night before their annual autumn ball. Elizabeth's
wayward sister Lydia arrives unexpectedly, declaring that her husband
Wickham has been murdered on Darcy's estate. Bestseller. 2011.

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DEBT OF HONOR: A JACK RYAN NOVEL #6
Author:   CLANCY, TOM, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK RYAN    6

LB  04391
1 volume in 1 container

In the post-cold war era, Jack Ryan ("The Sum of All Fears," RC 33021)
is surprised to be pulled out of early retirement to become the
President's national security advisor. Although a "hard-nosed hawk",
Ryan is soon relishing his role in eliminating the last missiles. What
he doesn't realize is that the Japanese are quietly taking a small
island away from the United States and are ready for war. Strong
language and some violence. Bestseller. 1994.

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DECIDER
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04454
1 volume in 1 container

As shareholders examine the grandstands of a run-down family-owned
racetrack, an explosion nearly kills Lee Morris, whose stock in the
track was part of his mother's divorce settlement. It is not the first
such incident to befall Morris, a young architect who specializes in
doing restorations, and he intends to find out who is behind this
attack.  Bestseller.

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DECK THE HALLS: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALVIRAH MEEHAN AND REGAN REILLY CHRISTMAS MYSTERY SERIES    1

LB  04703
1 volume in 1 container

Amateur sleuth Alvirah Meehan assists Los Angeles private investigator
Regan Reilly, who is in New York visiting her parents for Christmas
when her father is kidnapped. This joint effort by mother and daughter
authors brings together characters from earlier works by each author.
A Regan Reilly and an Alvirah Meehan mystery. Bestseller. 2000.

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DEEP END OF THE OCEAN
Author:   MITCHARD, JACQUELYN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04518
1 volume in 1 container

While on a trip to Chicago with her three young children, a woman
briefly turns away from her three-year-old son in a hotel lobby. The
child vanishes, leaving his family anguished and splintered. Nine
years later, some hope is rekindled when a familiar-looking boy shows
up at their house.  Bestseller.
Strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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DELTA STAR
Author:   WAMBAUGH, JOSEPH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03363
1 volume in 1 container

In October 1981 a Soviet submarine runs aground in restricted Swedish
waters. It appears to be of little concern to detective Villalobos
and the other policemen at the Los Angeles Police Department as they
go about their daily duties and cope with personal problems. Then
Villalobos manages to link the Soviet sub with a Los Angeles homicide
when he comes across a set of scientific symbols called "delta to
delta star." Strong language, violence, and some explicit descriptions
of sex. Bestseller 1983.

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DESPERATION
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04542
1 volume in 1 container

A couple driving across the Nevada desert are pulled over by an
enormous cop, who arrests them for marijuana that mysteriously appears
in their trunk. On the way back to the town, Desperation, they realize
the cop is insane. Companion to "The Regulators" (RC 42876), written
under the name of Richard Bachman.  Bestseller.
Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex.

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DEVIL IN WINTER: THE WALLFLOWERS, BOOK 3
Author:   KLEYPAS, LISA
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALLFLOWERS    3

LB  05091
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1843. To avoid unscrupulous relatives and forced marriage,
heiress Evangeline Jenner proposes to financially strapped viscount
Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent, on one condition--she will not share his
bed after their wedding night. The arrangement makes rakish Sebastian
determined to seduce her. Some explicit descriptions of sex.
Bestseller. 2006.

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DINNER AT THE HOMESICK RESTAURANT
Author:   TYLER, ANNE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02994
1 volume in 1 container

The central figure in this family portrait, Pearl Tull, influences
the disjointed lives of her middle-aged children even after her death
at eighty-five. Deserted by her flamboyant husband, Pearl catapults
her children into adulthood through excesses of maternal energy and
spurts of fury. Bestseller 1982.   Some strong language.

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DIRTY BLONDE
Author:   SCOTTOLINE, LISA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05172
1 volume in 1 container

Philadelphia federal judge Cate Fante presides over a lawsuit between
former prosecutor Richard Marz and Hollywood producer Art Simone.
After she rules for Simone, he is murdered. Then someone exposes
Fante's secret vice of picking up men in seedy bars. Explicit
descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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DISCOVERY OF WITCHES
Author:   HARKNESS, DEBORAH E., 1965-
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALL SOULS TRILOGY    1

LB  06668
1 volume in 1 container

After scholar and witch Diana Bishop requests an alchemical manuscript
from the depths of Oxford's Bodleian Library, she finds the magical
power within the leather cover disturbing and hastily sends it back.
But the book's reemergence causes a chain reaction throughout the
paranormal community. Descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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DIVIDE
Author:   EVANS, NICHOLAS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06874
1 volume in 1 container

Abbie Cooper, FBI wanted eco-terrorist, is found frozen in Montana.
Her parents examine whether their unexpected divorce played a role in
Abbie's attraction to the radical Rolf, in her death, and in their son
Josh's drug addiction.  Strong language, some explicit descriptions of
sex, and some violence. Bestseller. 2005.

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DOGS OF WAR
Author:   FORSYTH, FREDERICK, 1938-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  01807
  2 volumes in     2 containers

LB  03332
1 volume in 1 container

A minute-by-minute account of a coup involving the takeover of
Zangaro, an emergent African state. Cat Shannon, a tough, cool
mercenary leader, is up against Sir James Manson, a shrewd London
money manipulator.
Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.
[RC 42670 pub. 1995.]

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DOLLMAKER
Author:   ARNOW, HARRIETTE LOUISA SIMPSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01186
1 volume in 1 container

A Kentucky countrywoman has a talent and love for whittling small
objects out of wood, but World War II forces her to give it up and
accompany her husband to a new job in Detroit.  1954.

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DOUBLE COMFORT SAFARI CLUB
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY   11

LB  06368
1 volume in 1 container

Precious Ramotswe of Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
searches for a safari guide who was left a $3,000 bequest by a
grateful American client. Meanwhile, Precious's assistant Grace
Makutsi is barred from seeing her fiancee, who was badly injured in
an accident. Bestseller. 2010.

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DRAGON TEARS
Author:   KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04460
1 volume in 1 container

Detectives Harry Lyon and Connie Gulliver, who are on a mission to
fight corruption, encounter a respectable-looking man who enters a
diner and suddenly peppers the room with bullets. While investigating,
Harry is approached by a strange man who predicts Harry and others
will be dead by dawn. Harry begins to wonder if he is dealing with a
case of possession.  Bestseller.   Violence, strong language, and
descriptions of sex.

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DRAGON: A NOVEL
Author:   CUSSLER, CLIVE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: DIRK PITT   10

LB  04348
1 volume in 1 container

Dirk Pitt, whose most recent adventure was "Treasure" (RC/FD 26993),
is back, this time battling a Japanese crime cartel. Pitt is searching
the ocean bottom for a lost atomic bomb - a relic of World War II.
Meanwhile, topside, the cartel, from its secret "Dragon Center," is
smuggling atomic bombs into the United States.  Can Pitt save the
world from atomic destruction?  Bestseller. 1990.

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DREAM OF ORCHIDS
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03510
1 volume in 1 container

Romantic Gothic mystery about modern-day piracy set in Key West, FL.
Abandoned in childhood by her novelist father, Laurel approaches
a reconciliation with him and becomes entangled in the deadly secrets
of her "second" family.  While her half-sisters battle over a man and
their mother's legacy, Laurel tries to understand the puzzle of her
stepmother's bizarre death in the lush orchid greenhouse. Bestseller.
1985.

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DREAMCATCHER
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04742
1 volume in 1 container

Four friends have hunted together for twenty-five years. This trip,
however, is interrupted by an intruder's rambling about lights in the
sky. Patterned like a Native American talisman, the dreamcatcher
phenomenon must be summoned for the men to fight alien and natural
horrors. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller.

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DREAMS OF JOY
Author:   SEE, LISA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06944
1 volume in 1 container

1957. Pearl's nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy, from Shanghai Girls (BR
18386/DB 69160), leaves L.A. for China to seek her biological father
and join the revolutionary struggle. As Joy begins to realize the
harsh reality of the regime's policies, Pearl arrives to bring her
home. Some violence. Bestseller. 2011.

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DRIVING FORCE
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04614
1 volume in 1 container

Ex-jockey Freddie Croft has one strict rule for drivers of his horse
vans: never pick up hitchhikers. A driver breaks the rule, and before
the two reach their destination, the hitchhiker is dead. Then Croft's
mechanic makes a discovery that results in the mechanic's death, and
Croft is nearly drowned, his car is wrecked, and his house is
ransacked. Even the investigator is in danger. Bestseller. Some strong
language. 1992.

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DUCHESS
Author:   DEVERAUX, JUDE
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MONTGOMERY ANNALS   13

LB  04301
1 volume in 1 container

In 1883, Claire Willoughby, an American, must wed an "acceptable" man
to inherit the fortune left by her grandfather. Scotsman Harry
Montgomery seems to be that ideal husband; when he suggests that she
and her family travel to Bramley Castle in Scotland to meet his clan,
everyone is delighted. But there Claire meets Trevelyan, and her love
for Harry is suddenly in doubt, along with her inheritance.

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EAGLE HAS LANDED
Author:   HIGGINS, JACK, 1929-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIAM DEVLIN    1

LB  01760
1 volume in 1 container

After intense training, a small force of German paratroopers lands
on the Norfolk coast in England in 1943, with the aim of capturing
Churchill, who is spending the weekend at a neighboring country
house.
Some strong language.

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EDGE OF DANGER
Author:   HIGGINS, JACK, 1929-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SEAN DILLON    9

LB  04754
1 volume in 1 container

Wealthy Arab-English earl Paul Rashid and his family declare revenge
on United States president Jake Cazalet after their mother is
accidently killed by a double agent. But counterterrorist and ex-IRA
gunman Sean Dillon stands in the way. Companion to The White House
Connection (RC 48434). Some violence. Bestseller. 2001.

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EDGE OF EVIL: AN ALI REYNOLDS MYSTERY
Author:   JANCE, JUDITH A
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALI REYNOLDS     

LB  05057
1 volume in 1 container

When her L.A. network replaces television journalist Alison Reynolds
with someone younger, she returns to her childhood home in Sedona,
Arizona. There she begins an online therapy blog. After a friend's
death is classified as suicide, Alison investigates. Some violence and
some strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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ELEGY FOR EDDIE: A MAISIE DOBBS NOVEL
Author:   WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY     

LB  07140
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1933. Some friends of Maisie's father ask her to investigate
the death of Eddie Pettit, a mentally disabled man with a remarkable
ability to calm horses. Eddie had seemed troubled in the days before
he was crushed by a massive roll of paper in a factory. Bestseller.
2012.

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ELLEN FOSTER: A NOVEL
Author:   GIBBONS, KAYE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04588
1 volume in 1 container

A spunky eleven-year-old tells how she survives a miserable home life
with an ill, suicidal mother and a mean, alcoholic father. Her best
friend Starletta (a black sharecropper's daughter), her love of
reading, and her resourcefulness keep Ellen going. Eventually she
needs a new home, and even that she has to find for herself.
Bestseller. 1987.

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ELLIS ISLAND
Author:   STEWART, FRED MUSTARD
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03147
1 volume in 1 container

A sweeping saga tells the stories of five enterprising young
immigrants who land at Ellis Island on the same boat in 1907. The tale
takes its heroes and heroines to Tin Pan Alley, the farms and mines
of Appalachia, the sumptuous homes and political halls of New York,
and the violent world of early labor organizers. Strong language and
some descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1983.

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EMPTY COPPER SEA
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE   17

LB  02319
1 volume in 1 container

When an on-the-skids tycoon from Timber Bay falls from his yacht off
the Florida Coast, no one believes his drowning was accidental.
Travis McGee and his side-kick Meyer investigate by posing as
corporate real estate aides.  Some strong language.  Bestseller.

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END OF THE DRIVE
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04571
1 volume in 1 container

Seven tales of the untamed West depicting people who face harsh
tests that threaten their way of life and survival. In "Caprock
Rancher," a boy comes to realize his father's courage as the two
join forces to recover their neighbors' lost savings from outlaws.
Bestseller.
  Violence.

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ESTABLISHMENT
Author:   FAST, HOWARD, 1914-2003
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAVETTE SAGA    3

LB  02368
1 volume in 1 container

This third volume of a trilogy about the flamboyant Lavette family of
San Francisco describes their lives during the post-World War II
period. Barbara Lavette Cohen adores her soldier-of-fortune husband,
who leaves to carry out a perilous mission for Israel. Subsequent
events lead to Barbara's appearance before the McCarthy Un-American
Activities Committee and to tragedy on many levels before the
family's fate reveals itself. 1979.

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EVEN MONEY
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06247
1 volume in 1 container

After a steeplechase event, British bookmaker Ned Talbot meets his
father, who Ned thought had been dead for thirty-seven years. But then
Ned sees him murdered. Already coping with a mentally ill wife, Ned
uncovers family secrets and determines the reason his father was
killed. Some strong language and some violence. 2009.
**Co-author:  Felix Francis.**

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EVERGREEN
Author:   PLAIN, BELVA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02460
  2 volumes in     2 containers

A three-generation family saga that begins at the turn of the century
with sixteen-year-old Anna who emigrates from a Polish village ghetto.
In New York she takes a job as servant to a rich German-Jewish
family, becomes infatuated with the son, marries a poor but honest
young man who becomes a successful real estate tycoon. 1978.

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EVERYTHING AND MORE
Author:   BRISKIN, JACQUELINE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03336
1 volume in 1 container

Romantic saga concerns the intertwining lives of several star-crossed
Beverly Hills women whose pasts are shrouded in shame or tragedy. The
novel centers on glittery starlet Marylin, pushed into her profession
by her hillbilly stage mother. Strong language and explicit
descriptions of sex.  Bestseller 1983.

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EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN: A STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   18

LB  07077
1 volume in 1 container

Home from a Hawaiian vacation, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum finds a
photo in her bag and learns that her seatmate was murdered. While
eluding thugs who are looking for the picture, Stephanie searches for
her missing arch nemesis Joyce and endures serial carjackings. Strong
language and some violence. Bestseller.  2011.

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EYE OF THE NEEDLE
Author:   FOLLETT, KEN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  02259
1 volume in 1 container

His code name is "Die Nadel," The Needle, after his favorite
weapon the stiletto, and he is the only Nazi spy who knows of
the phony plans for the D-Day Normandy invasion.  As he moves
quickly across England, he is traced down by a former history
professor and once retired agent.  A murderous duel of ingenuity
and endurance results.  Some explicit descriptions of sex.
Violence.  Bestseller. 1978.

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FALL FROM GRACE
Author:   COLLINS, LARRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03557
1 volume in 1 container

A World War II espionage story featuring the fictional Catherine
Pradier, whose remarkable intelligence, courage, and beauty lead to
her exploitation in the Allied effort to cover up the location of the
D-Day invasion.  Bestseller 1985.

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FALLEN MAN
Author:   HILLERMAN, TONY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE LEAPHORN AND JIM CHEE MYSTERY   12

LB  04489
1 volume in 1 container

Retired Navajo policeman Joe Leaphorn joins his former partner Jim
Chee in investigating the skeleton of a man found on a mountain ledge.
Chee, who is also tracking cattle rustlers, follows a trail that sheds
light on the fallen man and helps the two sleuths uncover the story of
his tragic death.  Bestseller.

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FALSE MEMORY
Author:   KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04681
1 volume in 1 container

Martie, who has been accompanying her newly agoraphobic friend to
therapy sessions, is now experiencing horrific images of mutilating
her beloved husband, Dusty. Meanwhile, Dusty is trying to help his
suicidal half-brother, who falls into a puzzling trance whenever he
hears a certain name. Violence and strong language. Bestseller.

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FAMILY ALBUM
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03516
1 volume in 1 container

A melodrama of the enduring love between talented movie star-director
Fay Price and the playboy shipping heir Ward Thayer and the growing
pains of their five children.  Includes the grit and glitter of Holly-
wood life from the war years of the 1940s to the 1980s.
Bestseller 1985.
  Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.

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FAMILY BLESSINGS
Author:   SPENCER, LAVYRLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04394
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When his roommate and fellow cop, Greg Reston, is killed in an
accident, Chris Lallek takes on the responsibility of notifying Greg's
widowed mother, Lee. As Chris helps out the Reston family by doing
those chores Greg often did, he and Lee become attracted to one
another despite their age difference. Unfortunately, Lee's daughter is
also attracted to Chris. Some strong language and some descriptions
of sex. Bestseller. 1993.

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FAT TUESDAY
Author:   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04534
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Lieutenant Burke Basile knew his partner's killer would be acquitted,
but he didn't expect his own life to fall apart as a result. Now all
he can think about is getting back at Pinkie Duvall, the murderer's
defense attorney. Pinkie has one weakness--his wife Remy, and Burke's
kidnapping of Remy sets off a confrontation that ends in the middle
of Mardi Gras.  Bestseller.
  Strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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FEARLESS FOURTEEN: A STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   14

LB  07131
1 volume in 1 container

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's latest skip is single mom Loretta
Rizzi, a distant cousin of Stephanie's cop boyfriend Joe Morelli.
Stephanie reluctantly agrees to watch Loretta's son, but then Loretta
is kidnapped, people die, and everyone starts looking for a hidden
stash of nine million dollars. Strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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FIELD OF THIRTEEN
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04783
1 volume in 1 container

Mystery stories featuring horses and racetracks. Eight were previously
published (most in the 1970s), and five are originals. In "Spring
Fever," an older woman falls in love with her young jockey. In "Blind
Chance," a blind boy picks up information about photo finishes and
places his bets before the races are decided.  Bestseller. 1998.

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FIFTH HORSEMAN
Author:   COLLINS, LARRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03069
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President Quaddafi of Libya has, through thefts and threats, used
French secrets to create a three-megaton hydrogen bomb.  He arranges
for Palestinian terrorists to sneak the bomb into Manhattan and vows
to use it unless the U.S. persuades Israel to pull out of the West
Bank and Jerusalem.  Strong language and some explicit descriptions of
sex. Bestseller. 1980.

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FIFTH WITNESS
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06673
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Defense attorney Mickey Haller, from The Lincoln Lawyer (DB/RC 61492),
now focuses on foreclosure work. But when his client Lisa Trammel is
accused of murdering the banker who has been trying to take her house,
Mickey once again has a high-profile case. Strong language.
Bestseller. 2011.

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FINGER LICKIN' FIFTEEN: A STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   15

LB  07132
1 volume in 1 container

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's assistant Lula witnesses the murder of
celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle, who was attending a barbecue cook-off
in Trenton. Lula and Grandma Mazur enter the contest to lure the
killers and to collect the reward. Stephanie also helps Ranger plug a
security leak. Strong language. Bestseller.  2009.

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FIRM
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04292
1 volume in 1 container

Bendini, Lambert, and Locke is a Memphis law firm specializing in
taxes and making millionaires.  The extensive dossier it has on
Mitchell Y. McDeere indicates he is just the man for their firm.  To
Mitch, their job offer seems too good to be true. He accepts, and it
isn't long before he begins to realize that the firm is not what it
appears to be. Suddenly Mitch finds himself between a rock and a hard
place. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1991.

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FIRST AMONG EQUALS
Author:   ARCHER, JEFFREY, 1940-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03702
1 volume in 1 container

Novel traces the political fortunes of Charles Hampton, Simon
Kerslake, and Raymond Gould. All of them share a fiercely held
ambition to be prime minister of England. One employs deceit and
trickery; another suffers near financial ruin; and yet another risks
scandal with his romantic entanglements. Some strong language and some
descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1984.

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FIRST COMES MARRIAGE: HUXTABLE QUINTET, BOOK 1
Author:   BALOGH, MARY
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: HUXTABLE QUINTET    1

LB  06225
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Elliott Wallace, the viscount Lyngate, arrives in the English
countryside to inform seventeen-year-old Stephen Huxtable that he is
now an earl. Stephen has three sisters he won't leave behind, and
one--widowed Vanessa--proposes to Elliott before he can ask for her
sister. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial
audiobook. 2009.

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FIRST EAGLE
Author:   HILLERMAN, TONY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE LEAPHORN AND JIM CHEE MYSTERY   13

LB  04619
1 volume in 1 container

Navajo tribal policeman Jim Chee arrests the poacher he finds
standing over a dying police officer. But when Jim's mentor, retired
cop Joe Leaphorn, begins looking for a missing scientist last seen
in that same area that same day, the case takes on new dimensions.
Bestseller.
  Some strong language.

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FIRST RULE: A JOE PIKE NOVEL
Author:   CRAIS, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PIKE NOVEL     

LB  06604
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A team of professional criminals kills former mercenary Frank Meyer
and his entire family in their home. Frank's one-time employer Joe
Pike sets out to avenge the murders and, with help from his PI partner
Elvis Cole, to determine why Frank was targeted. Violence and strong
language. Bestseller.  2010.

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FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN
Author:   ALBOM, MITCH, 1958-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04895
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Eddie spends his last hours on earth in his usual way, maintaining
the Ruby Pier amusement park rides. But something goes wrong, and
Eddie dies on his eighty-third birthday while trying to save a little
girl. In heaven he meets five people who explain his life to him.
Bestseller. 2003.

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FLETCH AND THE WIDOW BRADLEY
Author:   MCDONALD, GREGORY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02851
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Likable Irwin Maurice Fletcher, a hard-gunning investigative reporter
known as Fletch, bungles a routine story for the paper and loses his
job. Believing that somebody has set him up, he tries to get at the
truth to clear his name. Bestseller 1981.

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FLOATERS
Author:   WAMBAUGH, JOSEPH
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04595
1 volume in 1 container

The America's Cup comes to San Diego, and Ambrose Lutterworth, the
Keeper of the Cup, plots with prostitute Blaze Duvall to sabotage
New Zealand's yacht. Duvall's suspicious behavior gets the attention
of a pair of water cops. Then, on the eve of the race, Duvall and
another hooker are found dead.  Bestseller.
Strong language and descriptions of sex.

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FLOOD TIDE
Author:   CUSSLER, CLIVE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DIRK PITT   14

LB  04566
1 volume in 1 container

In the year 2000 Dirk Pitt of the National Underwater and Marine
Agency is working with immigration officials to stop the smuggling of
Chinese workers into the United States. Gangster Qin Shang has even
built a port in Louisiana to unload the illegals. Pitt is also
investigating a rumor of a shipwrecked Chinese vessel bearing a load
of treasure.  Bestseller.
  Some violence and some strong language.

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FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC
Author:   ANDREWS, V.C. (VIRGINIA C.)
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: DOLLANGER FAMILY    2

LB  03413
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In order to inherit a fortune, Corrine Dollanganer hides the
existence of her four children from their grandfather by packing them
off to live secretly in an attic.  But the grandfather's death takes
years, and the children's ordeal of boredom and desire, interrupted
only by their grandmother's acts of sadistic cruelty, stretches into
months and years.  Bestseller.   Explicit descriptions of sex.

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FORD COUNTY: STORIES
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06341
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Seven short stories set in rural Ford County, Mississippi. In
"Fetching Raymond" a mother and her two grown boys travel across the
state to witness another son's execution. In "Fish Files" a divorce
attorney receives an unexpected largess and changes his life. Some
violence and some strong language. Bestseller.  2009.

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FORGIVING
Author:   SPENCER, LAVYRLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04288
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1876. Sarah Merritt has come to Deadwood in the Dakota Territory for
two reasons--to find her sister Addie and tell her that their father
is dead, and to start the town's first daily paper. Addie, who ran
away from home five years ago, is working at Rosie Hossiter's boarding
house as an "upstairs girl."  Finding Addie is easy, but everything
else Sarah tries lands her in big trouble. Some strong language and
some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1991.

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FOURTH DEADLY SIN
Author:   SANDERS, LAWRENCE, 1920-1998
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: EDWARD X DELANEY    5

LB  03680
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When saintly New York psychiatrist Simon Ellerbee is murdered, retired
Chief of Detectives Edward X. Delaney takes charge of the case.  The
victim's beautiful widow supplies Delaney with a list of the doctor's
six most potentially violent patients.  Bestseller 1985.
Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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FOURTH PROTOCOL
Author:   FORSYTH, FREDERICK, 1938-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03440
1 volume in 1 container

Set in 1987, the novel concerns a Soviet plot to gain sympathy for
Britain's Labour party by exploiting the nuclear freeze issue. The
plan is to explode a tiny nuclear bomb smuggled in pieces into England
and blame the Americans. One tenacious British agent, John Preston,
stands in the way. Bestseller 1984.

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FREE FALL IN CRIMSON
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE   19

LB  02853
1 volume in 1 container

Private eye Travis McGee, on the mend from a lost love, is asked by
Ron Esterland to find out who killed his wealthy, cancer ridden
father, Ellis, two years ago.  Suspects include Ellis' long-estranged
actress wife, Josephine, who inherited the family fortune.  McGee goes
on location for her film in progress, winds up in an explosive
situation in a small Iowa town, and finds a new love.  Strong
language.  Bestseller.

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FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE
Author:   KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04715
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Junior Cain feels rejuvenated after pushing his beloved bride to her
death, but he senses enemies in a spooky cop and a boy named
Bartholomew. As Cain ruthlessly seeks Barty, the gifted boy uses
quantum physics to overcome his blindness. Violence, some descriptions
of sex, and some strong language. Bestseller. 2000.

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FULL CIRCLE
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03370
1 volume in 1 container

Tana Roberts has enjoyed a very secure childhood because her
widowed mother has worked so hard to insure happiness for her.  But
Tana's happiness ends abruptly after high school graduation, when
the son of her mother's lover rapes her.  His drunken act changes
the course of Tana's life.  Bestseller 1984.
  Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.

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FULL DARK, NO STARS
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06588
1 volume in 1 container

Quartet of dark novellas includes "1922," in which a Nebraska farmer
enlists his son to help him kill his wife when she wants to sell the
farm. The wife in "A Good Marriage" learns her husband is a serial
killer. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
Bestseller. 2010.  Other two novellas:  "Big Driver" and "Fair
Extension."

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G IS FOR GUMSHOE: A KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    7

LB  06261
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Kinsey Millhone has just taken the job of locating Irene Gersh's
mother, Agnes, who has not been heard from for six months.  Then
Kinsey is notified that there is a contract out on her life.  As she
pursues Agnes--a search that will unveil a violent family history--
Kinsey works under the watchful, and romantically interested eye of
security expert Robert Dietz, trying to stay one step ahead of her
hired killer.  Bestseller.

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GARRETT: MCKETTRICKS OF TEXAS
Author:   MILLER, LINDA LAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MCKETTRICK   12
Series: MCKETTRICKS OF TEXAS    2

LB  06591
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Blue River, Texas. Garrett McKettrick, former advisor to a scandalous
senator, returns home to regroup. Instead he falls in love with single
mom Julie Remington and finds a new purpose. Sequel to McKettricks of
Texas: Tate (RC 70648). Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong
language. Bestseller.  2010.

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GEMINI CONTENDERS
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03790
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A small vault with rare documents that could shatter the civilized
world is smuggled from an ancient monastery in Greece to the Italian
Alps at the beginning of World War II.  The only clue to its hiding
place lies with a wealthy anti-Nazi who last moved the vault.  Strong
language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex.  Bestseller
1976.

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GHOST
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04970
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After a ten-year marriage ends, all Charlie Waterston has now is the
future. He is leaving his architectural job in London and returning
to New York. Too devastated to work, Charlie takes a leave of absence
to go skiing in Vermont. But a snow storm leaves him stranded in
Massachusetts, where a stay at a bed and breakfast changes his life
forever.  Bestseller.

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GHOST WRITER
Author:   ROTH, PHILIP
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02452
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During an overnight stay at the country home of an eminent Jewish
author, a gifted young writer learns many things about literature,
life, and himself. There he instantly becomes infatuated with a
haunting young woman who believes she is Anne Frank.  Bestseller.

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GIFT
Author:   GARWOOD, JULIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06306
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When Sara Winchester was four, her father signed a marriage
contract making her the bride of Nathan, Marquess of St. James,
age fourteen. It was hoped that the marriage would end the ancient
feud between the families. Now at age eighteen, Sara eagerly waits
for her groom to claim her. But Nathan is unprepared for the
beautiful woman whose honesty and defiant ways constantly exasperate
him. Explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.

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GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST
Author:   LARSSON, STIEG, 1954-2004
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MILLENNIUM TRILOGY    3

LB  06678
1 volume in 1 container

Sweden. Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, from The Girl Who Played
with Fire (RC 69599), is hospitalized with a bullet in her head,
accused of murder. Journalist Mikael Blomkvist investigates Swedish
officials protecting Alexander Zalachenko, Lisbeth's attacker--and
father. Translated from Swedish. Violence, strong language, and
explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2009.

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GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE: MILLENNIUM TRILOGY
Author:   LARSSON, STIEG, 1954-2004
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MILLENNIUM TRILOGY    2

LB  06679
1 volume in 1 container

Stockholm. Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, from The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo (RC 67759), stands accused of murdering two journalists
who were researching sex trafficking. Lisbeth's former lover, magazine
publisher Mikael Blomkvist, investigates to exonerate her. Violence,
strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2006.

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GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO: MILLENNIUM TRILOGY, BOOK 1
Author:   LARSSON, STIEG, 1954-2004
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MILLENNIUM TRILOGY    1

LB  06719
1 volume in 1 container

Stockholm. Wealthy octogenarian Henrik Vanger hires disgraced
journalist Mikael Blomkvist and antisocial computer hacker Lisbeth
Salander to investigate the disappearance of his great-niece as a
teenager forty years ago. They uncover damaging secrets about the
family--and themselves. Originally published in Swedish. Violence,
strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2008.

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GLASS RAINBOW: A DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL   18

LB  06465
1 volume in 1 container

Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux worries about his adopted daughter
Alafair's involvement with local writer Kermit Abelard, whose protege
is ex-con memoirist Robert Weingart. Robicheaux's concerns grow when
he and PI Clete Purcel find connections between the Abelard clan and
the murders of seven young women. Violence and strong language.
Bestseller.  2010.

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GLITZ
Author:   LEONARD, ELMORE, 1925-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03693
1 volume in 1 container

A thriller about the world of casino gambling told with tension,
tenderness, and humor. In Puerto Rico, tough Miami cop Vincent Mora
meets pretty Iriz Ruiz who is headed for a job in an Atlantic City
casino. When Iris is found dead, Mora investigates her murder amid the
hired killers and high rollers of the New Jersey resort. Bestseller.
1985.

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GO SLOWLY, COME BACK QUICKLY
Author:   NIVEN, DAVID
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02867
1 volume in 1 container

The humorous and often heroic adventures of Stani Skolimowski, hand-
some football star, RAF pilot, war hero, stunt man, photographer, and
passionate lover of beautiful actress Pandora Bryce. Bestseller 1981.

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GODFATHER
Author:   PUZO, MARIO
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  01141
1 volume in 1 container

Godfather Don Vito Corleone, a Sicilian-American patriarch, seeks
dominance over the entire Mafia network in the United States. The
power of the family extends to gambling and show business, but the
godfather avoids drug dealing as beneath his dignity. Violence, strong
language, and explicit descriptions of sex.  1969.

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GONE: AN ALEX DELAWARE NOVEL
Author:   KELLERMAN, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALEX DELAWARE   20

LB  05083
1 volume in 1 container

An investigation reveals the abduction of two art students to be a
fake, but the murder that follows requires the police to seek the
assistance of psychologist Alex Delaware. Descriptions of sex,
violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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GOODBYE, MICKEY MOUSE
Author:   DEIGHTON, LEN, 1929-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03004
1 volume in 1 container

An affectionate portrait of young American fighter pilots flying one
death-defying mission after another from a base in Cambridgeshire
during World War II. Tension, tragedy, and humor season the lives of
the men whose courage in the air fuels their passion for appealing
British women on the ground. Bestseller 1982.

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GORKY PARK: AN ARKADY RENKO MYSTERY, #1
Author:   SMITH, MARTIN CRUZ, 1942-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ARKADY RENKO    1

LB  02865
1 volume in 1 container

Hard-boiled detective novel in which three mutilated bodies are found
frozen in the middle of Moscow's popular Gorky Park. Chief homicide
investigator Arkady Renko, a disgruntled cynic, is reluctant to get
involved in a case of interest to the KGB. His situation becomes more
complicated when he falls in love with a Siberian dissident. Some
strong language.

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GRANNY DAN
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04671
1 volume in 1 container

When Granny Dan dies at age ninety, her granddaughter receives a
bundle of letters and a pair of ballet shoes. When she has the letters
translated, she discovers all the wonderful things she never asked
her grandmother, Danina Petroskova, a famous Russian ballerina who
danced for the czar and czarina.  Bestseller.

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GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
Author:   CRICHTON, MICHAEL, 1942-2008
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  01763
1 volume in 1 container

Fictionalized account of the 1855 theft of a fortune in gold bullion
destined for English troops in Crimea. London mobster Edward Pierce
assembles a host of professional criminals to execute the heist,
including snakesman "Clean Willy" Williams, safecracker Robert Agar,
and con artist Miss Miriam. Some violence. 1975.

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GREEN RIPPER
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE   18

LB  02381
1 volume in 1 container

Detective Travis McGee, aging and mellowing, falls in love with a
lovely woman.  When she dies suddenly of a devastating fever, McGee
launches a vengeful investigation that leads him to a sadistic
religious cult. His discoveries explode into one of the most savage
and suspenseful episodes of his career.  Some violence and some strong
language. Bestseller. 1979.

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GRILLING SEASON
Author:   DAVIDSON, DIANE MOTT
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CULINARY MYSTERY     

LB  04583
1 volume in 1 container

Goldy Schulz, the only caterer in Aspen Meadow, Colorado, gets set
to cater Patricia McCracken's Stanley Cup party. But Patricia also
wants Goldy's help in getting revenge against Dr. John Richard Korman
--Goldy's ex-husband and Patricia's ob-gyn. When the doctor's current
girlfriend is found dead, Patricia may get her wish.  Bestseller.
  Some strong language.

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GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY
Author:   SHAFFER, MARY ANN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06088
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1946. Writer Juliet Ashton corresponds with Dawsey Adams and
other members of a literary society created as a front during the Nazi
occupation of the British channel island Guernsey. Through letters,
Juliet learns about their wartime experiences. Intrigued, Juliet sails
to Guernsey, where she finds new inspiration. Bestseller. 2008.

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H IS FOR HOMICIDE
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    8

LB  04285
1 volume in 1 container

When Kinsey Millhone returns to her office at California Fidelity,
she learns that Parnell Perkins has just been found shot to death.
She is assigned to investigate one of the cases in his file - a
possibly bogus insurance claim made by Bibianna Diaz. When she tracks
down Diaz, Millhone gets involved in a shooting that lands both in
jail. But she sticks close to Diaz, for there she expects to find
Perkins's killer. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1991.

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H.R.H.
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05203
1 volume in 1 container

After college graduation Princess Christianna's royal father allows
her to volunteer anonymously at an international relief camp in
Africa. Christianna falls in love with Parker Williams, a physician
working with Doctors Without Borders, but violence invades their
haven. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some violence.
Bestseller. 2006.

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HAJ
Author:   URIS, LEON M
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03448
1 volume in 1 container

Compassionate novel focuses on the family of a Palestinian sheikh,
the Haj, in a small village, and the tentative friendship between the
sheikh and the head of a neighboring kibbutz, Gideon Asch. It also
charts the historical events in the region from World War I to the
present.  Bestseller 1984.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06807
1 volume in 1 container

Three people start out miserable on their landmark birthdays but end
up happy. Aging style guru Valerie Wyatt turns sixty unattached,
Valerie's single daughter April is thirty and pregnant, and
quarterback-turned-sportscaster Jack Adams faces fifty alone. Some
strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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HAPPY EVER AFTER, THE BRIDE QUARTET, BOOK 4
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: BRIDE QUARTET    4

LB  06554
1 volume in 1 container

Connecticut wedding planner Parker Brown falls in love with her
brother's irksome friend, mechanic Malcolm Kavanaugh. Malcolm wonders
whether they could possibly be good for each other, but Parker wants
the man she loves. Some strong language and some explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
Author:   ROWLING, J.K
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Adult
Series: HARRY POTTER    2

LB  04674
1 volume in 1 container

Despite a warning not to return to Hogwarts for his second year of
wizardry studies, Harry shows up. But Harry is in danger from the
opened Chamber of Secrets as well as from his would-be protector.
Sequel to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (RC 47260, BR 11879)
Bestseller.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
Author:   ROWLING, J.K
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Adult
Series: HARRY POTTER    4

LB  04825
1 volume in 1 container

Now fourteen, the student wizard is eager to leave the Dursleys and
join his friends Hermione and Ron for the Quidditch World Cup before
beginning his fourth year at Hogwarts. But his enemies have not
forgotten him. Sequel to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
(RC 48772, BR 12390). For grades 4-7.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
Author:   ROWLING, J.K
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Adult
Series: HARRY POTTER    5

LB  04870
1 volume in 1 container

The first part of the summer after his fourth year at
Hogwarts--covered in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (RC 50228, BR
12764)--finds Harry back with the Dursleys, isolated in the Muggles'
world. But that changes after he is attacked by Dementors. For grades
4-7 and older readers. 2003.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
Author:   ROWLING, J.K
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Adult
Series: HARRY POTTER    3

LB  04695
1 volume in 1 container

Harry is relieved to be back at Hogwarts for his third year with his
friends Ron and Hermione, even though he isn't completely safe. The
escaped convict Sirius Black, a staunch supporter of Voldemort, is
after Harry. Sequel to "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
(RC 47260, BR 11879).

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HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE
Author:   ROWLING, J.K
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Adult
Series: HARRY POTTER    1

LB  04656
1 volume in 1 container

On Harry Potter's eleventh birthday, he learns that he is more than
an unwanted orphan. The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
recruits him because he has inherent magical abilities. As he
purchases his school supplies--robes, wand, and messenger owl--Harry
looks forward to attending his new boarding school. Bestseller. 1997.

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HEART OF THE MATTER
Author:   GIFFIN, EMILY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06409
1 volume in 1 container

Boston. Two women, Tessa and Valerie, describe events surrounding an
infidelity. Stay-at-home mom Tessa is married to Nick, a renowned
pediatric plastic surgeon. After a marshmallow-roasting accident,
lawyer Valerie's young son Charlie becomes Nick's patient. Some
strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.
2010.

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HEARTBEAT
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04971
1 volume in 1 container

Bill Thigpen, creator of the hottest show on TV, is riding high. He
makes lots of money, has a wonderful wife, and two terrific kids. Life
is great. Or is it? Adrian and Steven Townsend seem to be the typical
young American couple with bright futures. Until Adrian gets pregnant.
When late one night Adrian and Bill run into each other in the grocery
store, life is never the same again for either one. Some strong
language. Bestseller. 1991.

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HEARTBURN
Author:   EPHRON, NORA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03210
1 volume in 1 container

Flippant, humorous novel about infidelity centers on Rachel Samstat,
a writer of cookbooks and seven months pregnant. When she finds
evidence that her husband, a syndicated columnist, is having an affair
with their friend, she sees that the marriage is dead and must be
buried. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.
1983.

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HEARTS AFLAME
Author:   LINDSEY, JOHANNA
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06307
1 volume in 1 container

Captured while with her brother on a Viking raid, beautiful Kristen
Haardrad is a prisoner of the Saxon Thane Royce of Wyndhurst. In awe
of the beautiful maiden, Royce nevertheless cannot overcome his hatred
for the loss of his father, older brother, and sister at the hands of
Vikings. But Kristen's loveliness drives him mad with desire, for she
is his equal in pride, strength, and love. Explicit descriptions of
sex. Bestseller 1987.

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HEIRESS
Author:   DEVERAUX, JUDE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MONTGOMERY ANNALS   16

LB  04478
1 volume in 1 container

In 1572 English knight Jamie Montgomery is assigned to escort the
Maidenhall heiress, who is joining her fiance. Because Jamie's family
is now impoverished, his sisters convince Jamie to try to make the
heiress fall in love with him. When Jamie mistakes the heiress's
cousin for her and confides his plan to the heiress, she decides not
to reveal her identity.  Bestseller.
  Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language.

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HELP
Author:   STOCKETT, KATHRYN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06740
1 volume in 1 container

Jackson, Mississippi; 1962-1964. College grad and fledgling writer
Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan searches for a book-worthy project. At the
urging of an editor, Skeeter interviews African American maids
Aibileen and Minny about their relationships with their employers.
Violating integration laws, the three women question their lives. Some
strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

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HIDDEN TARGET
Author:   MACINNES, HELEN, 1907-1985
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02742
1 volume in 1 container

Robert Renwick of NATO's undercover counterterrorist organization is
reunited briefly in Amsterdam with Nina O'Connell, whom he has not
seen for years. Before they can become reacquainted, Nina is off on
an expense-free tour with a group of students who, Renwick suspects,
are not what they seem. Nina, the daughter of a U.S. government
official, becomes the pawn of the tourists' leaders, veteran
terrorists. Some strong language. Bestseller 1980.

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HIDE AND SEEK
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04546
1 volume in 1 container

Singer Maggie Bradford has fame, two children, and a new husband
named Will who is an actor and former soccer star. But Maggie, who
once killed an abusive husband, suspects Will of sexually abusing
her daughter. She confronts him and soon is on trial for murder.
Bestseller.
Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex.

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

LB  05291
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07266
1 volume in 1 container

Savannah, Georgia. Restaurant owner Duncan Swift romantically pursues
hostage negotiator Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara after she assists his
suicidal bartender. Phoebe's family problems and a vicious attack by
an unknown stalker threaten the new romance. Violence, strong
language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

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HOLCROFT COVENANT
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03768
1 volume in 1 container

In 1945 a fortune stolen from German coffers is left to the sons
of three Nazis to raise an international Fourth Reich in the 1970s.
Architect Noel Holcroft, one of the sons, knows nothing of the plot,
and is to be killed after his necessary signature is obtained.  Some
explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language.
Bestseller. 1978.

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HOLD TIGHT
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06168
1 volume in 1 container

When sixteen-year-old Adam Baye becomes overly withdrawn after a
friend's suicide, his parents install spyware on his computer and make
an alarming discovery. Meanwhile a killer is edging into the Bayes'
orbit, and a neighbor's illness threatens to reveal long-held secrets.
Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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HOLLOW: SIGN OF SEVEN TRILOGY, BOOK 2
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SIGN OF SEVEN TRILOGY    2

LB  07267
1 volume in 1 container

Hawkins Hollow, Maryland. Following the events in Blood Brothers (RC
65733), friends Caleb, Fox, and Gage are determined to break the power
of the demon that haunts their town every seven years. Joining them
are Layla, Quinn, and Cybil. Violence, strong language, and some
explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

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HOME IN CAROLINA: THE SWEET MAGNOLIAS, BOOK 5
Author:   WOODS, SHERRYL
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SWEET MAGNOLIAS    5

LB  06328
1 volume in 1 container

Sports therapist Annie returns home to Serenity, South Carolina, to
find that her former lover, pro baseball player Tyler, is also home
recuperating from an injury. Tyler tries to reconcile, but Annie still
feels betrayed by his affair that produced a son. Some explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2010.

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HOME SONG
Author:   SPENCER, LAVYRLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04407
1 volume in 1 container

The Gardners, married for eighteen years, appear to be a happy family.
The father is a high school principal, the mother is a teacher, and
the son and daughter, a senior and junior in high school, are
intelligent and popular. But as a new school year begins, a cloud
appears on the horizon: Tom Gardner learns he has another son, who
is registering as a senior at his high school. Bestseller.
Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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HOME TO HOLLY SPRINGS: A FATHER TIM NOVEL, BOOK 1
Author:   KARON, JAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: FATHER TIM NOVEL    1
Series: FATHER TIM NOVELS    1

LB  06173
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06174
1 volume in 1 container

Nearly forty years after leaving his childhood home, retired
Episcopal priest Father Tim Kavanagh of Mitford, North Carolina, is
beckoned back to Holly Springs, Mississippi. While reuniting with old
friends and acquaintances, Father Tim uncovers family secrets and
discovers who sent for him. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

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HOMECOMING
Author:   PLAIN, BELVA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04589
1 volume in 1 container

Annette Byrne, eighty-five, has had enough of the estrangement between
her two sons and among other family members. She summons them all to
her home on a wintry December day. Tensions are high, and harsh words
begin to flow. Then a near tragedy puts a different light on the day
for each of those present.  Bestseller.

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

LB  04573
1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Miranda Jones works in her family's business as an art expert
specializing in bronzes. After identifying a statue as genuine that
later proves to be fake, Miranda's reputation is ruined. Determined
to find the real sculpture, Miranda joins forces with handsome art
thief Ryan Boldari and soon finds herself falling in love. Some
explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence.
Bestseller. 1998.

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HONOR THYSELF
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07250
1 volume in 1 container

Fifty-year-old actress Carole Barber travels to Paris to do research
for a book she is writing. After a terrorist attack, Carole suffers
from amnesia. While her friends, grown children, and ex-husband try to
help her remember, a former lover stirs memories and opens doors to
the future. Bestseller. 2008.

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HONORARY CONSUL
Author:   GREENE, GRAHAM, 1904-1991
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01710
1 volume in 1 container

Argentina. A British consul is kidnapped by
Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the
American ambassador. A local physician with his own divided
loyalties negotiates between the rebels and the authorities.
A tale of political chaos, love, faith, and betrayal.
BR 18447 includes 2008 introduction by Mark Bosco. 1973.

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HORNET'S NEST
Author:   CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JUDY HAMMER ANDY BRAZIL     

LB  04527
1 volume in 1 container

Police chief Judy Hammer, deputy chief Virginia West, and young
reporter Andy Brazil are perplexed by a serial killer who paints his
victims' genitals orange. Pursuing a trail of odd clues, the trio
tracks and brings down the culprit in a perilous climax.  Bestseller.
Strong language and violence. 1997.

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HORSE WHISPERER
Author:   EVANS, NICHOLAS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04510
1 volume in 1 container

Thirteen-year-old Grace Maclean loses her leg when she and her horse,
Pilgrim, are struck by a truck. Pilgrim is also injured--mentally and
physically. Grace's mother, magazine editor Annie Graves, learns of
a horse whisperer--Tom Booker--who might be able to restore Pilgrim.
In hopes that he will also help Grace, Annie takes both of them to
his ranch in Montana. 1995.
Strong language, violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex.

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HOT ICE
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04271
1 volume in 1 container

Doug Lord needs cash for his quest of a treasure dating back to the
French Revolution. Ice-cream heiress Whitney MacAllister is bored and
needs a diversion. These two become unlikely partners and head for
Madagascar - with a gang of cunning criminals in hot pursuit. Strong
language. Bestseller.

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HOTEL VENDOME
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06998
1 volume in 1 container

After Hugues transforms a rundown Manhattan hotel into a five-star
establishment, his wife leaves him. Hugues's daughter Heloise grows
up loving the hospitality business. When Heloise goes to university
in Europe, Hugues falls for interior designer Natalie. Bestseller.
2011.

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HOUR GAME
Author:   BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KING AND MAXWELL    2

LB  04965
1 volume in 1 container

Former Virginia secret service agents and now private detectives
Michelle Maxwell and Sean King from Split Second (RC 56904) attempt to
solve a burglary when they are solicited to investigate another
case--a series of murders that strongly resemble other infamous
crimes. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2004.

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HOUSE
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05082
1 volume in 1 container

San Francisco. A client has left workaholic lawyer Sarah Anderson an
unexpected inheritance with the caveat to have fun with the money.
Sarah decides to renovate a mansion and becomes absorbed in its
history. Soon she finds herself falling in love with architect Jeff
Parker. Bestseller. 2005.

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HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT
Author:   OTTO, WHITNEY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04343
1 volume in 1 container

A novel is pieced together from short stories about the lives of seven
women who belong to a weekly quilting group. The patterns the women
stitch together become symbols of shared experiences. Together they
embroider tales of patience, joy, love, friendship, and grief, and the
reader shares some of the history of creativity among women in
America. Bestseller.

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HUMAN FACTOR
Author:   GREENE, GRAHAM, 1904-1991
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02244
1 volume in 1 container

When the British espionage headquarters develops a leak, the prime
suspects are a London-based expert on South Africa, who has a black
wife, and his flamboyant junior colleague. The "firm" eliminates the
obvious choice, but gets the wrong man.  Bestseller.

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I HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05353
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07261
1 volume in 1 container

Twenty-eight-year-old Englewood, New Jersey, librarian Kay Lansing
and wealthy businessman Peter Carrington fall in love and marry
after Kay approaches him about a fundraiser. Later Peter is arrested
for the murder of a teenaged neighbor that took place twenty-two
years ago. Kay believes Peter is innocent and investigates.
Bestseller. 2007.

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I IS FOR INNOCENT
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    9

LB  04457
1 volume in 1 container

Kinsey Millhone is now working with lawyers Kingman and Ives and has
taken over a case handled by private investigator Morley Shine, who
died of a heart attack. Ken Voight, the first husband of Isabelle
Barney, is accusing David Barney of killing her, even though Barney
has been acquitted of the murder. Kinsey's investigation leads to new
evidence, suspicions about Shine's death, and threats to her own life.
Bestseller.  Some strong language.

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ICARUS AGENDA
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03928
1 volume in 1 container

A young congressman accepts a secret mission to rescue Americans held
hostage by fanatical terrorists in the Middle East.  Returning home
a hero, he becomes embroiled in another plot - to murder the
President. Bestseller.  Violence and strong language. 1988.

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ICEBREAKER
Author:   GARDNER, JOHN, 1926-2007
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JAMES BOND GARDNER    3

LB  03827
1 volume in 1 container

Posted by M to the freezing forests of Finland, Agent 007 is obliged
to collaborate with agents of the KGB, the CIA, and Mossad. Their
mission is to eradicate a secret neo-Nazi group of terrorists whose
headquarters, the Ice Palace, may be just across the border in Russia.
Some descriptions of sex.  Bestseller 1983.

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IDAHO!  WAGONS WEST, VOL. 13
Author:   ROSS, DANA FULLER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WAGONS WEST   13

LB  03484
1 volume in 1 container

Two battalions of brave cavalry troops escort the new governor of
Idaho Territory, Toby Holt, across nearly impassable mountains, as a
desperate U.S. government seeks to bring law and order to this untamed
territory. To Toby Holt, son of legendary wagonmaster Whip Holt, and
his friend, Rob Martin, falls the perilous task of turning a wilder-
ness into a safe homeland. Sequel to "Utah!" (RC 20236) and (FD20236).
Bestseller 1984.

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IDEAL MAN
Author:   GARWOOD, JULIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06856
1 volume in 1 container

After witnessing a shooting, trauma surgeon Ellie Sullivan is placed
under FBI protection. Agent Max Daniels guards Ellie and even shows up
at her sister's wedding. But other uninvited guests may also be in
attendance. Some violence, some strong language and some descriptions
of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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IF THERE BE THORNS
Author:   ANDREWS, V.C. (VIRGINIA C.)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DOLLANGER FAMILY    4

LB  03415
1 volume in 1 container

A sinister old couple living next door lure nine year old Bart from
his loving home.  Soon the dreadful stories the old woman and her
butler tell the boy about his parents lead him to shocking acts of
violence.  Third novel about the horrors suffered by the Dollanganger
children.  Sequel to "Flowers in the Attic" (RD 15485) and "Petals
on the Wind" (RD 15540).  Bestseller.

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IF TOMORROW COMES
Author:   SHELDON, SIDNEY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03459
1 volume in 1 container

Tracy Whitney, a sweet young thing engaged to a wealthy banker, is
framed by untouchable crime lords and sent to prison.  Tracy herself
eventually turns to a life of high-class crime but no matter how
many schemes she pulls off, love always seems just beyond her
grasp. Bestseller. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.

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ILLUSIONS: THE ADVENTURES OF A RELUCTANT MESSIAH
Author:   BACH, RICHARD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02176
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah.
Richard earns a living by barnstorming and by giving three-dollar
rides in his old biplane. One day a mysterious pilot lands next to
Richard and tells him, "There are some things you do not know." The
visitor, a retired messiah from Indiana, teaches Richard that the
world is an illusion, and reality lies within one's self.

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IMMIGRANTS
Author:   FAST, HOWARD, 1914-2003
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAVETTE SAGA    1

LB  02199
  2 volumes in     2 containers

Young Daniel Lavette, son of French and Italian immigrants, is
devastated when orphaned by the great San Francisco earthquake.
Directing his grief into brash determination, he builds an empire
from one small fishing boat and marries into the most influential
society family in the city. Bestseller. Some strong language and
some explicit sex.  First book in a series. 1977.

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IMPORTANT FAMILY
Author:   EDEN, DOROTHY, 1912-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02948
1 volume in 1 container

Romantic young Kate leaves Ireland after her fiance's death
and signs on as a companion to the Devenish family, who are going to
New Zealand. After their arrival, Kate perceives a dark mystery
clouding the lives of the family and seeks to find the secret that
has driven them so far from home. 1982.

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IN PURSUIT OF THE PROPER SINNER
Author:   GEORGE, ELIZABETH, 1949-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR THOMAS LYNLEY   10

LB  04668
1 volume in 1 container

(This is the 10th installment in the Lynley-Havers series.) Inspector
Thomas Lynley's search for clues to connect a suicide and several
murders provides him with multiple suspects. Lynley's longtime partner
Barbara Havers works extra hard in hopes of redeeming her reputation
lost in Deception on His Mind (RC 44764). Some violence and some
strong language. Bestseller. 1999.

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IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS: A FATHER TIM NOVEL
Author:   KARON, JAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FATHER TIM NOVELS    2

LB  06602
1 volume in 1 container

Retired Episcopalian priest Father Tim takes his wife Cynthia on
vacation to his homeland of Ireland. During their stay at a fishing
lodge run by Anna and Liam Conor, Father Tim becomes overly involved
in the extended Conor family's problems and Cynthia discovers a
journal from the 1860s. Bestseller. 2010.

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IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN
Author:   DUNANT, SARAH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05070
1 volume in 1 container

Renaissance Italy. After Rome is attacked and burned in 1527,
courtesan Flammetta escapes to Venice with her servant Bucino, a
dwarf, and a few jewels. Flammetta recovers with the help of a blind
healer called La Draga and resumes her profession amidst treachery.
Bestseller. 2005.

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IN THIS MOUNTAIN: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 7
Author:   KARON, JAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD    7

LB  04829
1 volume in 1 container

"In This Mountain," the seventh book in the Mitford series, finds
Father Tim Cavanaugh and Cynthia living in Mitford again after their
stint on Whitecap Island. Though Father Tim dislikes change, he
dislikes retirement even more. When he decides to take on a unique and
difficult ministry, he feels newly energized. Then an unexpected event
propels him on a painful journey that shakes his faith, his marriage,
and the whole town of Mitford. (Sequel to "A New Song" RC 48430.)

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INDECENT OBSESSION
Author:   MCCULLOUGH, COLLEEN, 1937-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02873
1 volume in 1 container

In the mental ward of a military hospital on a tropical Indo-Pacific
island at the end of World War II, nurse Honour Langtry cares intense-
ly for the five men now in her charge. They include Neil Parkinson
anguishing over a mistake that caused many deaths, blind Matt Sawyer,
sickly Nugget Jones, the amoral Luce Daggett, and the withdrawn
Benedict Maynard. A new arrival, a model soldier drawn to Honour,
upsets the ward. Bestseller 1981.

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INHERITANCE
Author:   MICHAEL, JUDITH
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07269
  2 volumes in     2 containers

Young Laura is already an accomplished thief by the time she goes to
work as a domestic in the household of the Salingers, a fabulously
wealthy Boston family.  Laura's life and fortunes change dramatically
when she is accepted into the family and inherits a large part of
their hotel empire.  When her secret past is exposed, Laura is
rejected but she struggles to redeem herself and reclaim her in-
heritance.  Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.
Bestseller 1988.

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INNOCENT IN DEATH: AN EVE DALLAS MYSTERY
Author:   ROBB, J.D., 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DALLAS   25

LB  07262
1 volume in 1 container

New York City, 2060. History teacher Craig Foster dies after eating a
ricin-laced lunch. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates Foster's
death, another teacher is murdered and a beautiful criminal--the
ex-girlfriend of Eve's husband Roarke--reappears. Explicit
descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

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INSOMNIA
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04409
1 volume in 1 container

During one of Ralph Roberts's walks about Derry, Maine, the retiree
notices his neighbor Ed behaving oddly. But Ralph has problems of his
own: first his wife dies and then he begins to awaken earlier and
earlier each day. As Ed worsens, beating his wife and becoming an
aggressive anti-abortionist, Ralph begins to see auras and the little
bald men that Ed had warned him about.  Bestseller.
Strong language and some violence.

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IRISH REBEL
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: IRISH HEARTS    2

LB  04716
1 volume in 1 container

She was practically royalty - the daughter of a rich, renowned
horse-breeding dynasty. He was just a hardworking horse trainer. But
Brian Donnelly was in America now, where even he might aspire to
possess the breathtaking Keeley Grant. Her wealth and position didn't
deter Brian for it was the innocence Keeley offered him that beguiled
the wild Irish rebel and threatened to corral his restless heart.

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J IS FOR JUDGMENT
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   10

LB  04408
1 volume in 1 container

Private detective Kinsey Millhone is asked to free-lance for her ex-
employer California Fidelity Insurance, who, after paying $500,000 to
Wendell Jaffe's widow, learns that Jaffe has just been spotted in
Mexico. Five years earlier when his business scam backfired, he threw
himself off his boat--leaving his partner facing prison and his family
feeling abandoned. Now he has to explain why he's still alive.
Bestseller. Strong language. 1993.

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JAILBIRD
Author:   VONNEGUT, KURT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02382
1 volume in 1 container

Original political satire tells the story of jailbird Walter F.
Starbuck, a very minor Watergate conspirator who becomes a corporate
bigwig in a huge conglomerate run by a homeless shopping-bag lady.
Bestseller 1979.

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JEWELS
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04969
1 volume in 1 container

Sarah, Duchess of Whitfield, is celebrating her seventy-fifth
birthday. As she awaits the arrival of her children and grandchildren,
she reflects on her life. Sarah recalls her first marriage that ended
in divorce, her marriage to the Duke of Whitfield, the births of their
children, the struggle to survive World War II, and the founding of
the family business. Bestseller. Some strong language and some
descriptions of sex.

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JOHNNY ANGEL
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04966
1 volume in 1 container

Returning home from his senior prom, Johnny Peterson--valedictorian,
star athlete, faithful boyfriend, and son--is killed in a car
accident. His mother, Alice, is devastated until one day he appears to
her as an angel to help the family through their grief. When Alice
learns to let go, Johnny reveals an even greater purpose. Bestseller.
2003.

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JUBAL SACKETT
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SACKETTS    4

LB  04896
1 volume in 1 container

Continues the popular saga of the Sackett clan. This latest
installment features Jubal Sackett, a wily, homespun seventeenth-
century hero who sets off to traverse the vast, unexplored North
American hinterland. Jubal befriends Keokotah, a proud Kickapoo brave,
and together they help shield a beautiful Natchez princess from a
vengeful Indian and an unscrupulous Spanish soldier. Bestseller 1985.

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JULIE
Author:   MARSHALL, CATHERINE, 1914-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03519
1 volume in 1 container

A novel which draws inspiration from the life of the late author.
Julie Wallace relates her family's ordeal in a flood-prone town in
western Pennsylvania during the 1930s. Her father buys the weekly
newspaper in a company town run by the ruthless owners of the local
steel mill. As a reporter for the paper, Julie crusades against the
steel barons and exposes a life-threatening dam they refuse to
fortify. She also discovers the miseries and delights of first love.
Bestseller 1984.

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JUPITER'S BONES: A PETER DECKER/RINA LAZARUS NOVEL
Author:   KELLERMAN, FAYE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PETER DECKER RINA LAZARUS   11

LB  04683
1 volume in 1 container

Detective Peter Decker investigates the death of a cult leader, Father
Jupiter, who was once a prominent astrophysicist. Jupiter had dis-
appeared for ten years until emerging as the founder of a group of
misfits, but he had many enemies in both lives - including his daugh-
ter. Strong language and violence. Bestseller.

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

LB  04342
1 volume in 1 container

Something is terribly wrong at Jurassic Park on a remote island
off the coast of Costa Rica. Visitors and residents are being
attacked by strange-looking animals that maul them and leave be-
hind a sticky saliva. In reality, dinosaurs cloned and raised by
a genetic engineering firm have escaped. Consultants are brought
in to solve the problem, but soon everyone is running for dear
life.  Bestseller 1990.           Some strong language.
[Issued in Spanish as "Parque Jurasico," RC 40859.]

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JUST AFTER SUNSET: STORIES
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06092
1 volume in 1 container

Thirteen suspenseful short stories. In "The Gingerbread Girl" a
grieving woman whose baby has died retreats to the Florida Keys only
to encounter a serial killer. In "The Things They Left Behind" a man
finds items belonging to his murdered coworkers in his apartment.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller.  2008.

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JUST BREATHE
Author:   WIGGS, SUSAN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06091
1 volume in 1 container

After her twelfth artificial insemination attempt, cartoonist Sarah
Moon catches her husband with another woman. She leaves Chicago and
returns to her northern California hometown. Sarah finds an unlikely
friend in former classmate Will Bonner, a single dad raising his
stepdaughter. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.
Bestseller. 2008.

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JUST LIKE HEAVEN
Author:   QUINN, JULIA, 1970-
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SMYTHE SMITH QUARTET    1

LB  06850
1 volume in 1 container

England, 1824. Marcus Holroyd, the earl of Chatteris, promised his
absent friend Daniel Smythe-Smith, the lord of Winstead, not to let
Daniel's sister Honoria marry a wastrel. Marcus takes his task
seriously but can't help falling in love with his charge. Some
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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JUST TAKE MY HEART
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06645
1 volume in 1 container

Broadway actress Natalie Raines is murdered after discovering who
killed her former roommate. Two years later, police arrest Natalie's
estranged husband Gregg Aldrich for the crime. New Jersey assistant
prosecutor Emily Wallace, a heart-transplant survivor, is assigned
the case but develops doubts about Gregg's guilt during the trial.
Bestseller. 2009.

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K IS FOR KILLER
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   11

LB  04406
1 volume in 1 container

P.I. Kinsey Millhone is hired by Janice Kepler to investigate the
death of her daughter Lorna after the police all but give up on the
baffling case. The body is so badly decomposed that it is impossible
to determine if Lorna has been murdered. Kinsey shifts to night hours
to find a motive when she learns that Lorna's part-time job and crude
cabin belied a high-dollar hooking career and large savings account.
Bestseller.                                    Some strong language.

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KALAHARI TYPING SCHOOL FOR MEN #4
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY    4

LB  04858
1 volume in 1 container

Mma Ramotswe, owner of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (RC 55503)
in Botswana, copes with new problems. She takes in two troubled
orphans and becomes engaged; mentors her assistant who wants to start
a typing school and find a husband; and faces competition from a new
detective shop. Bestseller. 2002.

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KALEIDOSCOPE
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04194
1 volume in 1 container

When World War II hero and Broadway star Sam Walker murders his
fiery French wife and commits suicide, his daughters Hilary, Alex-
andra, and Megan are separated by "Uncle" Arthur Patterson.  The
younger two sisters are separately adopted while Hilary is sent to a
foster home where she suffers horrific abuse.  But Hilary vows to
avenge the destruction of her family and reunite with her sisters.
See CBO 5493 for Spanish language edition.

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KANE AND ABEL
Author:   ARCHER, JEFFREY, 1940-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02986
1 volume in 1 container

Tale of power, jealousy, and revenge.  Two men from widely different
backgrounds are obsessed with destroying each other.  The story spans
more than sixty years from 1906 to the late 1960s and revolves around
William Lowell Kane, a millionaire financier, and Abel Rosnovski, a
Polish immigrant who rises to become the head of a vast hotel empire.
Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.  Bestseller.

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KEY TO REBECCA
Author:   FOLLETT, KEN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  02709
1 volume in 1 container

German spy Alex Wolff steals the British army's secret plans and sends
them to Rommel using a code whose key lies in the pages of Daphne du
Maurier's novel Rebecca. British major William Vandam sets out to
destroy Wolff. Violence, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some
strong language. 1980.

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KING OF TORTS
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04978
1 volume in 1 container

Public defender Clay Carter assumes it is just another Washington,
D.C., murder case when the defense of Tequila Watson is thrust into
his hands. But Carter's investigation into Watson's drug abuse and
subsequent rehabilitation uncovers corruption at a major
pharmaceutical company. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2003.

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KISS
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04982
1 volume in 1 container

Isabelle Forrester, wife of a Paris banker and mother of an extremely
ill son, and Bill Robinson, a married Washington power broker, have
had a telephone friendship for years. When they finally meet in
London, their relationship begins to change. Then they are involved in
a deadly crash. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2001.

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KISSER
Author:   WOODS, STUART
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: STONE BARRINGTON     

LB  06851
1 volume in 1 container

Stone Barrington agrees to help find a Broadway role for actress
Carrie Cox while protecting her from her ex-husband. Barrington also
takes on the case of an artist swindling the daughter of a wealthy art
dealer. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2010.

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KLONE AND I: A HIGH-TECH LOVE STORY
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04748
1 volume in 1 container

In Paris to meet her children, Stephanie spends a day sightseeing with
Peter Baker--a handsome, courteous American businessman. Back in New
York, he creates a companion for her while he is traveling: a robotic
clone named Paul. Steph loves both conservative Peter and flashy, sexy
Paul, but she must choose between them.  Bestseller.
  Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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L IS FOR LAWLESS
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   12

LB  04423
1 volume in 1 container

Following "K Is for Killer" (RC 39664, BR 9880), P.I. Kinsey Millhone
has a week off to help with the wedding of her landlord Henry's elder-
ly brother. But Henry has another favor to ask. Neighbor Johnny Lee
has passed away, and his relatives are trying to get the army to pay
for the funeral, but the army has no record of Mr. Lee. The case takes
Kinsey on a cross-country chase for a hidden treasure. Bestseller.
Some strong language and some violence.

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LACUNA: A NOVEL
Author:   KINGSOLVER, BARBARA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06282
1 volume in 1 container

An American youth in 1930s Mexico City, Harrison Shepherd works for
artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and their houseguest, Russian
exile Lev Trotsky. Returning to the United States, Shepherd becomes a
bestselling author, but his past associations raise suspicions during
McCarthy's Communist witch hunt. Some strong language. Bestseller.
2009.

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LADY
Author:   TRYON, THOMAS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01751
1 volume in 1 container

The life and loves of a charming, mysterious woman, as seen through
the eyes of an adoring youngster in a New England town. Evokes memor-
ies of the 1930's and 1940's.

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LADY KILLER: ROSATO AND ASSOCIATES
Author:   SCOTTOLINE, LISA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSATO AND ASSOCIATES     

LB  05973
1 volume in 1 container

Philadelphia attorney Mary DiNunzio receives a visit from former high
school bully Trish Gambone. Trish wants help escaping her abusive,
mob-connected boyfriend Bobby Mancuso--not knowing Mary used to date
him. After refusing Mary's suggestions, Trish disappears, and Mary
fears she's dead. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller.
2008.

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LADY'S SECRET: THE MALLOREN FAMILY
Author:   BEVERLEY, JO
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MALLOREN FAMILY    8

LB  06015
1 volume in 1 container

1764. British aristocrat Robin Fitzvitry rescues beautiful Italian
nun Petra d'Averio from a dangerous situation in France and escorts
her to England to find her birth father. As Petra is pursued by
assailants determined to capture her, she and Robin fall in love. Some
explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

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LAKE WOBEGON DAYS
Author:   KEILLOR, GARRISON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAKE WOBEGON NOVEL     

LB  03550
1 volume in 1 container

Autobiographical sketches with stories about the inhabitants of Lake
Wobegon, an imaginary Minnesota town. Lake Wobegon's history and
mores are presented. Tales of the town are outrageous, earthy, warm,
sly, and sometimes both funny and sad.  Bestseller 1985.

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LAMORNA WINK: A RICHARD JURY MYSTERY
Author:   GRIMES, MARTHA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: RICHARD JURY     

LB  04678
1 volume in 1 container

Melrose Plant retreats to Cornwall for a vacation. Unfortunately, he
gets little peace when an innkeeper disappears, two locals are mur-
dered, and he learns his rented house was the drowning site for two
children. Somehow these events are all connected. Some violence
and strong language. Bestseller. 1999.

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LAND OF PAINTED CAVES: EARTH'S CHILDREN, BOOK 6
Author:   AUEL, JEAN M
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: EARTHS CHILDREN    6

LB  06676
1 volume in 1 container

After Ayla, Jondalar, and their baby rejoin Jondalar's people, the
Zelandonii, in The Shelters of Stone (DB/RC 53756), Ayla is chosen to
become a spiritual leader. She marvels at the sacred caves' ancient
paintings, but the rigorous training strains her relationship with
Jondalar. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2011.

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LAST BOYFRIEND
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: INN BOONSBORO    2

LB  07240
1 volume in 1 container

As the work on the Inn Boonsboro, begun in The Next Always (DB 74048),
nears completion Owen Montgomery, who was Avery MacTavish's first
boyfriend, makes his move to get Avery back. Explicit descriptions of
sex and some strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

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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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LAST JUROR
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04875
1 volume in 1 container

Clanton, Mississippi; 1970. Twenty-three-year-old Willie Traynor buys
the bankrupt county paper and begins building circulation. He inflames
readers with his reporting of a young widow's rape and murder by Danny
Padgitt, who threatens his jury with revenge if they convict him.
Years later Padgitt returns for retribution. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 2004.

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LAST PRECINCT
Author:   CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR KAY SCARPETTA   11

LB  04779
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06298
1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to Black Notice (RC 48767, BR 12389), Dr. Kay Scarpetta
has escaped death from the serial killer "werewolf" and continues
investigating crimes committed by his French syndicate. But then the
doctor herself faces a murder accusation. Violence, strong language,
and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.

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LAWS OF OUR FATHERS
Author:   TUROW, SCOTT
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04488
1 volume in 1 container

A probation officer is arrested after his mother is killed in a
drive-by shooting. The confusing case comes before Judge Sonny
Klonsky, who knows the victim, the accused, and the defense attorney
from her college days. As the trial progresses, Sonny also becomes
reacquainted with an old beau.
  Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex.

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LEAP OF FAITH
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04962
1 volume in 1 container

Marie-Ange's privileged French childhood ends at age eleven, when
her parents and brother are killed. Having no other relatives, the
girl is sent to an elderly aunt in Iowa, who treats her as a servant.
Marie-Ange's only friend is Billy Parker, who stands by her when
she faces a devastating betrayal. Bestseller.

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LEGACY
Author:   FAST, HOWARD, 1914-2003
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAVETTE SAGA    4

LB  02825
1 volume in 1 container

Continues the saga of the Lavette family into the turbulent Vietnam
era. The personal relationships of forty-year-old Barbara Lavette,
and her crusading feminist and antiwar activities, form the central
action of the novel. Sequel to 'The Establishment' (RC 14597).  Some
strong language.

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LEGEND OF LUKE: A TALE FROM REDWALL
Author:   JACQUES, BRIAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8
Series: REDWALL ABBEY   12

LB  04985
1 volume in 1 container

Martin the Warrior sets out from Redwall Abbey to journey to the
northland shore, his birthplace. There he learns about the brave and
noble deeds of his father, Luke - a Warrior chieftain - and he
uncovers mysteries about the Abbey's early years. For grades 5-8.
Bestseller.

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LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04633
1 volume in 1 container

When prosecutor Kerry McGrath takes her injured daughter to plastic
surgeon Charles Smith, she is puzzled by two women in his waiting room
who look eerily familiar. She soon realizes they are replicas of
Smith's daughter, Suzanne Reardon, who was murdered ten years ago.
Remembering it was Smith's testimony that pinned the murder on
Reardon's husband, McGrath reopens the case, even though it puts her
career in jeopardy.  Bestseller.

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LETHAL
Author:   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06904
1 volume in 1 container

A man suspected of mass murder takes young widow Honor and her four-
year-old daughter hostage. After shooting a cop, the suspect tells
Honor that he's an undercover agent trying to expose a web of
corruption that included Honor's late husband. Violence, strong
language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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LIE DOWN WITH THE DEVIL: A CARLOTTA CARLYLE MYSTERY
Author:   BARNES, LINDA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CARLOTTA CARLYLE   12

LB  06123
1 volume in 1 container

Boston PI Carlotta Carlyle is worried about her exiled mob-connected
boyfriend Sam and about her "little sister" Paolina's slow recovery
from abduction in Heart of the World (RC 67807). Meanwhile a new case,
which starts as a simple surveillance, soon involves murder--and Sam.
Violence and strong language. 2008.

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LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
Author:   STEDMAN, M.L
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07236
1 volume in 1 container

Western Australia, 1926. On an island one hundred miles from the
mainland, lighthouse keepers Isabel and Tom Sherbourne discover a boat
carrying a dead man and a crying baby. The decisions they make that
day come back to haunt them several years later. Bestseller.  2012.

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LIGHT FROM HEAVEN: THE MITFORD YEARS, BOOK 9
Author:   KARON, JAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD    9

LB  06153
1 volume in 1 container

Father Tim and Cynthia are house-sitting on a farm outside of Mitford
when the bishop calls with instructions to jumpstart the revival of
Holy Trinity, a mountain church closed forty years ago. Unusual
adventures await Father Tim. Sequel to A New Song (RC 48430, BR
12273). Bestseller. 2005.

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LIGHTNING
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04388
1 volume in 1 container

LB  04961
1 volume in 1 container

Alex and Sam Parker have been happily married for seventeen years and
have a wonderful little girl named Annabelle. Alex is a successful
lawyer for a top-notch New York law firm, and Sam is a venture
capitalist. Then a routine mammogram abruptly alters their lives. Alex
has to have a mastectomy, and Sam is unable to cope with her illness.
Bestseller.
Strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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LILY WHITE
Author:   ISAACS, SUSAN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04646
1 volume in 1 container

Attorney Lily White (known as Lee) is defending a charming con man
who moves from town to town seducing middle-aged women out of their
money, and who is now accused of murdering his latest mark. In
alternate passages, Lee reviews the shabby treatment in her own
personal life.  Bestseller.
Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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LIMPOPO ACADEMY OF PRIVATE DETECTION
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY   13

LB  07150
1 volume in 1 container

Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi are thrilled when Clovis Andersen,
the American author of their well-thumbed guide, The Principles of
Private Detection, arrives in Botswana. With his help, they assist a
fired orphanage director and an arrested mechanic. Bestseller.  2012.

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LINCOLN LAWYER
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06705
1 volume in 1 container

L.A. criminal defense lawyer Mickey Haller defends lowlife clients
out of his Lincoln Town Car. He eagerly takes the case of Louis
Roulet, a wealthy Beverly Hills man arrested for beating a prostitute
but soon becomes suspicious of his client's behavior. Violence and
strong language. Bestseller. 2005.

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LITIGATORS
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06981
1 volume in 1 container

Oscar Finley and Wally Figg run an ambulance-chasing law practice out
of a Chicago bungalow. Just as Wally finds a potentially lucrative
drug case, new associate David Zinc, a Harvard Law grad who has burned
out at a major firm, joins Finley and Figg. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 2011.

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LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL
Author:   LE CARRE, JOHN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03026
1 volume in 1 container

Tough, mercurial Israeli agent Kurtz has but one purpose in life: to
stop, by any means, the Palestinian guerrillas led by Khalil, who are
murdering his people. His colleagues include Litvak, the impatient in-
tellectual; Charlie, an English actress who infiltrates the ranks of
the guerillas; and Joseph, who serves as Charlie's mentor and protec-
tor. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller
1983.

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LIVE WIRE
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MYRON BOLITAR MYSTERY     

LB  07028
1 volume in 1 container

Sports and entertainment agent Myron agrees to help a client find her
rock-star husband, who disappeared after her unborn child's paternity
came into question. During his investigation Myron catches a glimpse
of his long-absent sister-in-law Kitty, who caused his brother's
sixteen-year estrangement from the family. Violence and strong
language. Bestseller.  2011.

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LOITERING WITH INTENT: A STONE BARRINGTON MYSTERY
Author:   WOODS, STUART
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STONE BARRINGTON     

LB  06741
1 volume in 1 container

Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington travels to Key West to find Warren
Keating's son, Evan, who must consent before Warren sells the family
business. But Evan refuses. While enjoying good food and the company
of a beautiful Swede, Stone uncovers a murder plot. Strong language
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2009.

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LONDON BRIDGES: AN ALEX CROSS MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALEX CROSS   10

LB  04945
1 volume in 1 container

Terrorists led by "the Wolf" destroy a Nevada town and threaten to
blow up bridges in London, New York, Frankfurt, and Washington unless
their impossible demands are met. FBI agent Alex Cross joins the
investigation when his arch nemesis "the Weasel" aids the enemy.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2004.

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LONELY SILVER RAIN
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE   21

LB  03455
1 volume in 1 container

Travis McGee, private investigator and beach-bum adventurer in Flori-
da, is having long, moody thoughts on middle age and absent friends
when he is persuaded by wealthy Billy Ingraham to find Billy's stolen
yacht.  McGee finds it, with the slaughtered bodies of three young
people aboard.  Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.
Bestseller 1985.

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LONG LOST: A MYRON BOLITAR MYSTERY
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MYRON BOLITAR MYSTERY     

LB  06209
1 volume in 1 container

Celebrity Terese Collins begs former boyfriend Myron Bolitar to come
to Paris after her ex-husband, Rick, arranges to meet her but never
arrives. Rick has been killed by terrorists, and DNA evidence suggests
Rick and Terese's daughter was there. But she died ten years ago.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller.  2009.

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LONG ROAD HOME
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04651
1 volume in 1 container

Gabriella Harrison, the only child of wealthy New Yorkers, is abused
by her deranged mother for more than ten years. Abandoned by her
now-divorced parents at a convent, Gabriella is content until she
falls in love with a priest. Some violence and some descriptions of
sex.  Bestseller. 1998.

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LOOKING GLASS
Author:   EVANS, RICHARD PAUL
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04806
1 volume in 1 container

Devastated over his wife's death in childbirth, embittered minister
Hunter Bell sets out for the Utah gold country and strikes it rich.
But it is Bell's discovery of an abused woman in the snow outside his
cottage that sets them both on the path of healing. Some violence,
Bestseller.

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LOST DECEMBER
Author:   EVANS, RICHARD PAUL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07013
1 volume in 1 container

Luke Crisp, son of a wealthy businessman, runs with a wild crowd in
grad school, wastes his trust fund, and loses his father's respect.
Ashamed to ask for financial support, Luke--now homeless--takes a job
in one of his dad's stores and tries to rebuild his life. Bestseller.
2011.

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LOST DUKE OF WYNDHAM
Author:   QUINN, JULIA, 1970-
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06081
1 volume in 1 container

England, 1819. Soldier-turned-highwayman Jack Audley is suspected of
being the grandson of the dowager duchess of Wyndham. The duchess's
companion, Grace Eversleigh, falls in love with Jack but knows that if
he is the legitimate duke, they will never be able to marry. Some
explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

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LOST LIGHT: DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH MYSTERY
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH    9

LB  06714
1 volume in 1 container

Following his retirement after the particularly brutal case in City
of Bones (RC 54156), L.A. detective Harry Bosch revisits a cold case
when a paralyzed former cop asks for help. Bosch ends up running afoul
of an FBI terrorist investigation. Violence and strong language.
Bestseller. 2003.

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LOST SYMBOL
Author:   BROWN, DAN, 1964-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06337
1 volume in 1 container

Peter Solomon, friend and mentor of professor Robert Langdon, from The
Da Vinci Code (RC 55735, BR 17772), invites Langdon to speak at the
U.S. Capitol. When Solomon is kidnapped, Langdon races to save him by
uncovering the ancient secrets within Washington, D.C. Some violence
and some strong language. Bestseller.  2009.

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LOUISIANA!
Author:   ROSS, DANA FULLER
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: WAGONS WEST   16

LB  03876
1 volume in 1 container

President Grant entrusts Toby Holt, son of wagon master Whip Holt,
with a dangerous mission to exotic nineteenth-century China. Also
follows the adventures of Holt's sister Cindy, who proves her mettle
on the frontier. Wagons West series. Sequel to Mississippi! (RC 22951)
Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1986.

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LOVE IN ANOTHER TOWN
Author:   BRADFORD, BARBARA TAYLOR, 1933-
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04440
1 volume in 1 container

Work in amateur theater brings the lighting man, Jake Cantrell, and
the set designer, Maggie Sorrell, together. He has moved to this small
Connecticut town after separating from the ever-unhappy Amy. Maggie
has come here after her divorce and started her own interior design
business. Because he is fifteen years younger, they try to ignore
their attraction to each other until it becomes clear they are soul
mates.  Bestseller.
Explicit descriptions of sex.

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LOVE STORY
Author:   SEGAL, ERICH, 1937-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  01197
1 volume in 1 container

Oliver Barrett IV resented that he came from a long line of Harvard
men and was expected to follow in their footsteps, but he did it
anyway. When he surprised himself by falling in love with smart-
mouthed Radcliffe student Jenny Cavilleri, Oliver married her despite
his father's promise to disown him. This is their bittersweet love
story. Bestseller.  Strong language. Followed by "Oliver's Story"
(BR 3549, FD/RC 10379, LB 2118).

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LOVES MUSIC, LOVES TO DANCE
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04405
1 volume in 1 container

Erin Kelley and Darcy Scott, friends since college days, agree to help
one of Darcy's friends with a research project about people who answer
personal ads and the experiences they have. Erin and Darcy answer an
ad that begins "Loves Music, Loves to Dance," and soon find themselves
facing a serial killer.  Bestseller. 1991.

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LYRE OF ORPHEUS
Author:   DAVIES, ROBERTSON, 1913-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CORNISH TRILOGY    3

LB  04226
1 volume in 1 container

Hulda Schnackenburg, a doctoral student, plans to complete E.T.A.
Hoffman's unfinished opera "Arthur of Britain, or The Magnanimous
Cuckold."  After she convinces the Cornish Foundation to fund her
project, the plot of the opera seems to come to life as Arthur and
his wife unwittingly reenact the Arthurian legend.  Strong language
and some descriptions of sex.  Sequel to What's Bred in the Bone
(RC 23869).  Bestseller.  1989.

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M IS FOR MALICE
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   13

LB  04492
1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to "'L' Is for Lawless" (RC 40689, BR 10162), private
detective Kinsey Millhone is hired to locate a missing person. Years
ago, as a young drug and alcohol abuser, Guy Malek left home in
disgrace. Now his father has died, and Guy's brothers are outraged
to learn Guy is still in the will.  Bestseller.
Some strong language and some violence.

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MACHINE DREAMS
Author:   PHILLIPS, JAYNE ANNE, 1952-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03443
1 volume in 1 container

Novel about the Hampsons, a small-town West Virginia family, conveys
the realities of rural life and the subtleties of social relation-
ships. Mitch, a veteran of World War II sees action in the Pacific,
and after a brief courtship marries Jean. Follows two decades of their
loveless marriage, the lives of their two loving children, and an
eventual divorce.   Bestseller 1984.

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MAD RIVER
Author:   SANDFORD, JOHN, 1944 FEB. 23-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: VIRGIL FLOWERS    6

LB  07213
1 volume in 1 container

Tired of small-town life, teens Becky, Jimmy, and Tom attempt to steal
some diamonds--and shoot a woman during the robbery. They continue
their violent murder spree through rural Minnesota, with investigator
Virgil Flowers and local cops in pursuit. Violence, strong language,
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2012.

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MAGICIAN'S WIFE
Author:   MOORE, BRIAN
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04579
1 volume in 1 container

Emmeline, the beautiful young wife of famous magician Henri Lambert,
accompanies her husband to Algeria in 1856. Henri has been asked by
emperor Napoleon III to prevent a holy war against France by using
his magical powers to intimidate the Muslims. Emmeline is enchanted
with the land and people--and with the man in charge, Colonel Deniau.
Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1998.

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MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION
Author:   DOUGLAS, LLOYD CASSEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01614
1 volume in 1 container

The secret of the late and famous Dr. Hudson's success is newly
interpreted Christian teaching which is put into practice by his
successor, a young brain specialist.  He miraculously succeeds using
Hudson's formula, and invents a surgical procedure that saves the
life of the woman he loves. By the author of "The Robe" (RC 19358).
Bestseller.

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MAINE
Author:   SULLIVAN, J. COURTNEY
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06917
1 volume in 1 container

Bullying Irish Catholic matriarch Alice Kelleher presides over her
dysfunctional family at their beach house in Maine. Alice's unwed
granddaughter Maggie shows up with some surprising news - she's
pregnant. Soon Alice's angry hippie daughter Kathleen and goody-goody
daughter-in-law Ann Marie arrive. Strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND
Author:   SIMONSON, HELEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06441
1 volume in 1 container

Sussex, England. Straitlaced, retired, and widowed Major Ernest
Pettigrew gradually falls in love with an educated, British-born
Pakistani widow, Mrs. Ali. Their burgeoning relationship must weather
problems with younger family members, latent prejudice among the
villagers, and a series of misunderstandings. Bestseller. 2010.

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MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07019
1 volume in 1 container

Four Christmas novellas filled with romance. In the title story,
single Melanie McLaughlin applies to an adoption agency to fulfill her
wish for children. Meanwhile, her friend's brother, professor Bryce
Landry, falls in love with Melanie and come through for her when two
orphaned siblings need a home. In "Runaway Christmas," Heidi Bogue's
young niece makes a surprise visit, and a snowstorm turns Heidi's cafe
into a community refuge. Bestseller. Strong language, some
descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2011.
(SPV ratings determined by TBP staff for LB 7019.)

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MALICE
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04436
1 volume in 1 container

At twenty-one, Grace Adams has endured rape; prison for killing her
father, a sleazy probation officer; and harassment by an equally
sleazy photographer. Now she is working for a New York law firm and
trying to put the past behind. But some people have a different idea.
Bestseller.
Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.

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MAMMOTH HUNTERS: EARTH'S CHILDREN, BOOK 3
Author:   AUEL, JEAN M
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: EARTHS CHILDREN    3

LB  03568
1 volume in 1 container

Third installment of Auel's projected six-volume Earth's Children
saga set in Ice Age Europe. The heroine, eighteen-year-old Ayla,
cursed and pronounced dead by the "flathead" clan that reared her,
now takes her chances with the mammoth-hunting Mamutoi, attended by
her faithful lover, Jondalar. Gradually she wins acceptance into the
new clan through her powers as a healer. Sequel to The Valley of
Horses (RC 17744). Explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1985.

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MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD
Author:   SEGAL, ERICH, 1937-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02686
1 volume in 1 container

A perfect marriage suddenly is threatened by events from the past.
Professor Beckwith of MIT, happily married and the father of two,
finds that he is also the father of a little French boy.  The mother,
a doctor with whom Beckwith had a very brief affair years ago, has
just died and left the boy an orphan.  Some strong language. 1980.

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MASSACRE AT FALL CREEK
Author:   WEST, JESSAMYN
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  01804
1 volume in 1 container

Dramatic historical novel based on an 1824 frontier incident in which
five white men, in an explosive move, brutally murder nine peaceful
Indians--men, women, and children. The narrative centers on the
killings, the tense trials, and the moving aftermath.
  Violence.

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MASTER OF THE GAME
Author:   SHELDON, SIDNEY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03029
1 volume in 1 container

Family saga of the Blackwell dynasty takes place over a period of a
hundred years and shifts from the diamond fields of South Africa to
Paris, New York, and England.  Focuses on the wily Kate Blackwell,
head of a great international conglomerate, who follows in her
father's footsteps, shrewdly ruling her business and private life.
Bestseller.  Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.

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MATLOCK PAPER
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  02835
1 volume in 1 container

Dr. James Matlock, a professor at a prestigious Connecticut college,
is recruited by the U.S. Justice Department to find the key to a
mysterious Corsican document. He becomes involved with drugs, a
conspiracy, and the Mafia. Some violence and some strong language.
Bestseller. 1973.

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MATTERS OF THE HEART
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07064
1 volume in 1 container

Forty-four-year-old American photographer Hope Dunne meets bestselling
author Finn O'Neill in London on assignment. The two fall in love and
Finn wants to have a baby. But Hope gradually realizes that Finn is a
pathological liar, and she feels threatened by him. Bestseller.
Commercial audiobook. 2009.

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MAX
Author:   FAST, HOWARD, 1914-2003
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03044
1 volume in 1 container

Novel set at the turn of the century tells of the tycoons who created
and built the motion picture industry in New York City. It centers on
Max Britsky, born in the East Side ghetto, and his struggle to survive
his marriage, his women, and his success. Bestseller 1982.

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MCNALLY'S CAPER
Author:   SANDERS, LAWRENCE, 1920-1998
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ARCHY MCNALLY MYSTERY    4

LB  04437
1 volume in 1 container

Archibald McNally, sole member of the Discreet Inquiries Department
of McNally and Son, has been asked to investigate the disappearance
of valuable items from the home of Griswold Forsythe II. Forsythe is
certain it is an inside job because of the treasures that are missing.
As Archy investigates this well-known but somewhat wacko Palm Beach
family, he uncovers a long-hidden scandal. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 1994.

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MCNALLY'S RISK
Author:   SANDERS, LAWRENCE, 1920-1998
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ARCHY MCNALLY MYSTERY    3

LB  04520
1 volume in 1 container

Mrs. Smyth-Hersforth believes "one must have pride in one's family."
So Archy McNally has been asked to check into the background of her
son Chauncey's fiancee, Theodosia Johnson. He has barely begun his
investigation when the bodies start turning up. First the artist who
painted a portrait of Theodosia, then Chauncey's first girlfriend, and
then the artist's daughter. Archy believes Theodosia's butterfly
tattoo is the key. Strong language. Bestseller. 1993.

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MCNALLY'S TRIAL
Author:   SANDERS, LAWRENCE, 1920-1998
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ARCHY MCNALLY MYSTERY    5

LB  04549
1 volume in 1 container

Archy McNally, chief of Discreet Inquiries for McNally and Son, once
again investigates the lives of the rich and famous in Palm Beach,
Florida. Sunny Fogarty, comptroller of Whitcomb Funeral Homes, is
concerned about the unfounded dramatic increase in profits. Archy
quickly discovers that a large number of coffins are being
mysteriously shipped north for burial. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 1995.

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MERCY
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSE TRILOGY    3

LB  06962
1 volume in 1 container

Lancaster County. After breaking her engagement to Silas, Rose wonders
if she will ever find love again and struggles with lingering feelings
for Nick, the bishop's rebellious foster son. Her sister Hen cares for
Englischer husband Brandon, who returned to their Amish family when he
temporarily became blind. Bestseller. 2011.

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Author:   SPARKS, NICHOLAS
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04574
1 volume in 1 container

Beautiful single mother Theresa Osborne, a syndicated columnist, is
vacationing at Cape Cod. Finishing an early morning jog on the beach,
she finds a corked bottle with a love letter to an elusive Catherine
from Garrett. Believing that Garrett is a sensitive and caring man,
Theresa decides to find him. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.

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MINDING FRANKIE
Author:   BINCHY, MAEVE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06663
1 volume in 1 container

Dublin. Alcoholic clerk Noel Lynch becomes a single father when his
lover Stella dies after giving birth to their daughter Frankie.
Noel's parents, neighbors, and his American cousin Emily band
together to help raise the baby. Meanwhile, social worker Moira
hounds Noel as he struggles to stay sober. Bestseller. 2010.

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MIRACLE
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05255
1 volume in 1 container

A fierce storm hits San Francisco on New Year's Eve, bringing
together three people who form a unique friendship. Each gradually
reveals his or her personal problems to the group and finds strength
in the growing camaraderie. And in the end, love blossoms for all.
Bestseller. 2005.

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MIRACLE AT SPEEDY MOTORS: THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY    9

LB  06167
1 volume in 1 container

PI Precious Ramotswe of Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
investigates a case involving a woman seeking family members who may
not actually exist. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe's mechanic husband, J.L.B.
Matekoni, falls under the influence of a secretive doctor who promises
to cure their foster daughter's medical condition. Bestseller. 2008.

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MIRROR IMAGE
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04616
1 volume in 1 container

Born in 1893 and now in their twenties, identical twins Olivia and
Victoria Henderson are often confused with one another. But reliable
Olivia has always rescued the adventurous Victoria from her escapades.
Then Victoria gets herself into a scrape from which Olivia can't save
her unless they trade identities.  Bestseller.

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MISERY
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03779
1 volume in 1 container

Best-selling author Paul Sheldon wakes up one morning drugged and in
pain in an unfamiliar, secluded Colorado farmhouse. His captor, Annie
Wilkes, an unbalanced ex-nurse, claims to be Paul's number one fan,
but is angered because her favorite character, Misery Chastain, was
killed in Paul's latest novel. Paul is forced to write a new novel
which will resurrect Misery. Violence, strong language, and explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1987.

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MISSOURI! WAGONS WEST, VOL. 14
Author:   ROSS, DANA FULLER
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: WAGONS WEST   14

LB  03509
1 volume in 1 container

The majestic steamboats of the Missouri River offer a glamorous way
west for pioneers and traders, gamblers and thieves, proper young
ladies and dance hall girls. Meanwhile, murderous bandits and war-
painted Sioux wait in ambush along the river banks for wealth and
women. Sequel to "Idaho!" (FD 20927).   Bestseller 1984.

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MITFORD SNOWMEN: A CHRISTMAS STORY
Author:   KARON, JAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD SERIES COMPANION BOOKS     

LB  04797
1 volume in 1 container

A short Christmas story set in the town of Mitford. During a heavy
snowstorm, people up and down Main Street start a spontaneous
snowman-building contest. Mayor Esther Cunningham appoints herself
the judge and declares the winners and what the prize will be.

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MITLA PASS
Author:   URIS, LEON M
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04208
1 volume in 1 container

Writer Gideon Zadok joins the Israeli Army in its attack on the Mitla
Pass during the 1956 Sinai War.  He is trying to resurrect his
career and marriage, which he all but wrecked in Hollywood.  In a
flashback before the invasion, Zadok reviews his past and comes to
grips with the truths of his life.  Strong language and some
descriptions of sex.  Bestseller 1988.

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MIXED BLESSINGS
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04400
1 volume in 1 container

Three California couples, each married the same day, struggle about
having children. Diana and Andrew Douglas want at least four, but
after a year Diana still is not pregnant. Barbara and Charles Winwood
have differing opinions on children--she couldn't care less, and he
wants lots. Pilar and Bradford Coleman wonder if it is too late to
have a child of their own when Brad is about to become a grandfather.
Bestseller. Some strong language.

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MONDAY THE RABBI TOOK OFF
Author:   KEMELMAN, HARRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RABBI SMALL    4

LB  02267
1 volume in 1 container

When young Rabbi Small's contract is not renewed, he goes to Israel
for three months where he discovers that the son of his replacement
is suspected of terrorism and is caught crossing the border. Best-
seller 1972.

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MONSIGNOR QUIXOTE
Author:   GREENE, GRAHAM, 1904-1991
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02995
1 volume in 1 container

A parallel of the Don Quixote story, set in present-day Spain.
Monsignor Quixote travels the countryside in a Fiat named Rocinante,
accompanied by his friend Sancho, the former Communist mayor of El
Toboso. Their comic adventures are combined with ongoing discussions
of various moral issues that separate priest from politician.

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MONUMENT ROCK
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04676
1 volume in 1 container

Eight previously unpublished short stories with an afterword by the
author's grandson. In the title story a mysterious rider warns Lona
that her fiance and father are not the men she thinks they are. In
"A Man Named Utah," the new marshal in Squaw Creek investigates
fourteen murders and robberies. He immediately suspects that a mass
murderer is on the loose.  Bestseller.

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MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04652
1 volume in 1 container

In a terrifying opening scene, fashion photographer Maggie Holloway
finds herself buried alive in a satin-lined coffin. The tale flashes
back to Maggie's recent reunion with her long-ago stepmother, Nuala
Moore. After Nuala is violently killed, Maggie links her death and
others to a single person--who has the same designs on Maggie.
Bestseller.

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MOONLIGHT ROAD: A VIRGIN RIVER NOVEL
Author:   CARR, ROBYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: VIRGIN RIVER   10

LB  06416
1 volume in 1 container

Attorney Erin Foley is spending the summer at her brother-in-law's
cabin in Virgin River. Dr. Aiden Riordan meets Erin while hiking and
the two gradually fall in love -- until Aiden's ex-wife arrives to
declare they're still married. Some strong language and some explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2010.

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MORALITY FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS #3
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY    3

LB  04859
1 volume in 1 container

(The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series, #3) Mma Ramotswe, the owner
of the Number One Ladies' Detective Agency in Botswana, is asked by
an important government official to investigate the poisoning of his
brother's family. Meanwhile, she gets a call to verify the moral
virtues of young ladies in a "beauty and integrity" pageant.

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT
Author:   SHELDON, SIDNEY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04690
1 volume in 1 container

Harry Stanford knows he is being followed: he even knows who is behind
it and why. But in a few short days, Stanford has drowned and his
children are haggling over his estate. There is Tyler, a gay circuit
court judge; Woody, a polo-playboy junkie; and Kendall, a fashion de-
signer with a shadowy past. Then comes Julia, an executive secretary,
claiming to be Stanford's long-lost illegitimate daughter. Bestseller.
Some strong language.

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MOSCOW RULES
Author:   MOSS, ROBERT
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03544
1 volume in 1 container

Though still in his thirties, Sasha is a general and a spymaster for
military intelligence. He is also the right-hand man of the Red
Army's chief of staff - and a traitor. As a schoolboy Sasha learned
his father was killed in cold blood by a KGB colonel, and he plans
revenge even when it costs him the life of his first love.  Bestseller
1985.                  Strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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MOSCOW RULES
Author:   SILVA, DANIEL, 1960-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: GABRIEL ALLON    8

LB  06259
1 volume in 1 container

Two Russian journalists die after learning that former KGB employee
Ivan Kharkov plans to sell missiles to Al Qaeda. Art restorer Gabriel
Allon, an Israeli agent, and CIA operative Sarah Crawford use
Kharkov's wife Elena, an avid art collector, to learn more. Violence
and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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MOSQUITO COAST
Author:   THEROUX, PAUL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04323
1 volume in 1 container

This disturbing fable of modern America has as its hero the bully
Allie Fox, a cantankerous Yankee inventor from Massachusetts, who
rejects modernity. He uproots his family and tries to find a
happier and simpler life in the jungles of Central America, and
almost succeeds. Bestseller 1982.

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MOST WANTED MAN
Author:   LE CARRE, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06885
1 volume in 1 container

Issa Karpov, a Chechen Muslim who has entered Germany illegally, uses
human rights lawyer Annabel Richter to obtain his late father's
millions from a shady British bank. Meanwhile the English, German, and
American intelligence agencies all pursue Issa. Some violence and some
strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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MR. MURDER
Author:   KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04459
1 volume in 1 container

Either his mind has gone haywire or something bad is about to happen
to writer Marty Stillwater: he is panicked. He loads his guns and
goes to the doctor. When he comes back home, the Other is there--a
"man" identical to Marty who wants to step into his life. Gunshots and
a broken back don't faze the Other, and it gets away. When the police
express disbelief, Marty and his family take flight. Bestseller.
Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex.

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MRS. DE WINTER
Author:   HILL, SUSAN, 1942-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04551
1 volume in 1 container

In this "sequel" to Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca" (RC 11106), the
de Winters have come home to England for Beatrice's funeral after ten
years abroad. A mystery arises when a bouquet of perfect white flowers
is found with a card signed simply "R," and Mrs. de Winter begins
raising questions about the sender. She also becomes concerned about
Maxim's growing sense of guilt over Rebecca's death.  Bestseller.

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MURDER IN THE WHITE HOUSE
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPITAL CRIMES    1

LB  02755
1 volume in 1 container

When Secretary of State Blaine is murdered in the Lincoln Sitting
Room of the White House, President Webster orders Special Counsel
Fairchild to coordinate efforts to solve the case.  Fairchild's
digging turns up alarming secrets, some kept by the President's
Chief of Staff, and more scandals are uncovered.  Bestseller.

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MURDER ON THE POTOMAC
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPITAL CRIMES   12

LB  04770
1 volume in 1 container

When the body of Pauline Juris, secretary to Wendell Tierney, is
found alongside the Potomac River, Tierney seeks the advice of law
professor Mac Smith. Incriminating evidence in the form of love
letters turns up in Pauline's apartment. It seems that more than one
of the Tierneys is suspect. Meanwhile they all take part in a play-
acting group that re-creates old Washington murders.  Bestseller.
Some strong language.

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MY GAL SUNDAY
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04647
1 volume in 1 container

Stories featuring a husband-and-wife team of amateur sleuths. Henry
Britland is a former U.S. president who is married to a younger
congresswoman nicknamed Sunday. Their cases include finding out
who really killed the girlfriend of Henry's secretary of state.
Bestseller.

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N IS FOR NOOSE
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   14

LB  04575
1 volume in 1 container

Kinsey Millhone is hired to investigate the last few weeks in the
life of a detective in tiny Nota Lake. Stress caused her husband's
heart attack, according to Selma Newquist. Millhone discovers an
uncooperative town and a connection to an old murder case in her
hometown of Santa Teresa. Some strong language and some violence.
Bestseller. 1998.

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NAME OF THE ROSE
Author:   ECO, UMBERTO
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03146
1 volume in 1 container

A combination of religious heresy and a string of murders in a
medieval Italian monastery brings Brother William onto the scene to
rout out both the infidels and the perpetrator of the crimes. All of
this revolves around secrets hidden in the abbey library, although
what the mystery is remains elusive. Bestseller 1983.

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NEEDFUL THINGS
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04302
1 volume in 1 container

In this last Castle Rock story, author King introduces a new resident,
Leland Gaunt--the strange proprietor of the town curio shop, Needful
Things. There, a person can have anything his or her heart desires--
but for a price! Customers must play a prank on a designated person,
and sometimes the jokes have serious consequences. Perhaps the resi-
dents are paying too high a price for happiness, for Castle Rock has
become a battleground. Bestseller.  Some violence and strong language.

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NEW SONG: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 5
Author:   KARON, JAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD    5

LB  04662
1 volume in 1 container

The Bishop assigns Father Tim, now retired, to fill in as interim
priest on North Carolina's coastal island Whitecap. He is reluctant to
leave his old friends in Mitford, but does keep in touch. However, he
quickly finds his place at St. John's in the Grove. Sequel to "Out to
Canaan" (BR 1222, RC 44958, LB 4591).  Bestseller.

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NEXT ALWAYS
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: INN BOONSBORO    1

LB  07010
1 volume in 1 container

Clare Brewster, a war widow with three sons, owns a bookstore in
Boonsboro, Maryland, where architect Beckett Montgomery and his
brothers are restoring the local inn. Clare and Beckett have begun
dating when a stalker threatens Clare. Some strong language and some
explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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NIGHT FALL
Author:   DEMILLE, NELSON
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOHN COREY    3

LB  04986
1 volume in 1 container

Antiterrorist agents John Corey and wife Kate Mayfield reopen the
investigation of a Paris-bound jet's 1996 crash off the Long Island
coast. They learn of an adulterous videotape made on the beach the
night of the disaster and search for the couple. Violence and some
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2004.

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NIGHT OVER THE SOLOMONS
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03940
1 volume in 1 container

Six stories of World War II adventure, set in Brazil, Siberia, and
other points on the "outer fringes."  Such soldier-of-fortune
heroes as Mike Thorne, Steve Cowan, and Turk Madden are featured.
Bestseller 1986.

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NIGHT TRAIN
Author:   AMIS, MARTIN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04800
1 volume in 1 container

Female detective Mike Hoolihan investigates the suicide of the
daughter of her boss and mentor, Colonel Tom Rockwell. Jennifer
Rockwell had everything going for her: brains, beauty, a devoted
family, and a perfect lover. Hoolihan can't fathom what went wrong.
The more clues she finds, the deeper the mystery becomes. Bestseller.
  Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex.

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NIGHTS OF RAIN AND STARS
Author:   BINCHY, MAEVE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04902
1 volume in 1 container

Four strangers--American, English, Irish, and German--on holiday in a
Greek village come together after they witness a tragic boating
accident. Each of them is trying to escape from a troublesome
situation back home. As they become friends and lovers, two locals
help them to attain perspective and self-knowledge. Bestseller. 2004.

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NO DEALS, MR BOND
Author:   GARDNER, JOHN, 1926-2007
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JAMES BOND GARDNER    6

LB  03913
1 volume in 1 container

In the late 1980s James Bond is charged with bringing to safety three
young agents whose operation "Cream Cake" has compromised a group of
East German officials, prompting the GRU to seek revenge. For once,
007 seems beset by problems and doubts, as the chase begins in Ireland
and culminates in a bloody shoot-out on an island near Hong Kong. Some
strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.  Bestseller
1987.

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NO LOVE LOST
Author:   VAN SLYKE, HELEN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02909
1 volume in 1 container

Romantic novel captures the conflicts of the modern woman as it
probes into the lives of three generations of Thresher women:  Sara,
Pauline, and Lindsay, the central character.  Depicts the changing
reactions of women to their husbands' sexual infidelities.  Some
strong language.  Bestseller. 1980.

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NO TIME FOR TEARS
Author:   FREEMAN, CYNTHIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02850
1 volume in 1 container

A saga that spans three generations and three continents tells the
story of a courageous Jewish woman. As a girl in turn-of-the-century
Russia, she survives tragedy to become matriarch of her family
prematurely. She escapes Russia, experiences the violence of early
Palestine, and finally sails to America, determined to make a fortune
in diamonds and buy her family's freedom. Bestseller 1982.

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NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY #1
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY    1

LB  04860
1 volume in 1 container

Mma "Precious" Ramotswe opens a detective agency in Botswana when she
inherits her father's cattle. People consult her about straying
husbands, fraudulent business associates, and missing children. Along
the way she learns their life stories and tales of Africa. Bestseller.
1998.

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NOTEBOOK
Author:   SPARKS, NICHOLAS
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04491
1 volume in 1 container

LB  04749
1 volume in 1 container

An elderly man reads from a notebook to his wife, who has Alzheimer's
disease. Gradually he unfolds the story of a couple who fell in love
the summer after high school and were reunited by a fluke fourteen
years later. But will his wife recognize her own story?  Bestseller.
Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1996.

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NOTORIOUS
Author:   DAILEY, JANET
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04447
1 volume in 1 container

Eden Rossiter is struggling to hold on to Spur Ranch, just north of
Friendly, Nevada. Her neighbor wants the ranch as retribution for the
death of his brother, a death for which he blames Rossiter. She finds
an ally in a newcomer who develops an interest in more than just
saving her ranch.  Strong language and some descriptions of sex.
Bestseller.

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NOVEMBER OF THE HEART
Author:   SPENCER, LAVYRLE
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04373
1 volume in 1 container

In the late 1800s, Norwegian immigrant Jens Harken is working in the
Barnetts' summer home when he hears Gideon Barnett discussing a yacht
race. Harken's proposal that Barnett invest in his innovative boat
design is met by outrage until eighteen-year-old Lorna Barnett steps
in. After convincing her father to finance the boat, she persuades
Harken to ignore class differences and fall in love with her.  Best-
seller.    Explicit descriptions of sex.

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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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ODD THOMAS
Author:   KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ODD THOMAS    1

LB  07133
1 volume in 1 container

Thomas, a twenty-year-old short order cook, possesses the paranormal
ability to see dead people and predict violence. Thomas's premonitory
vision of mass murder activates when he meets "Fungus Man," who is
surrounded by bodachs, malevolent spirits that foretell bloodshed.
Thomas uses his insights to deter catastrophe. Violence. Bestseller.
2003.

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ODESSA FILE
Author:   FORSYTH, FREDERICK, 1938-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  01510
1 volume in 1 container

A young German reporter reads the diary of a Jewish concentration
camp prisoner and attempts to penetrate Odessa, an organization
that protects former SS officers from discovery and retribution. 1972.
Strong language. Violence.

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OFF SEASON
Author:   SIDDONS, ANNE RIVERS
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06028
1 volume in 1 container

After her beloved husband Cam dies, Lilly takes his ashes to her
family's beach cottage in Maine. Comforted by conversations with
ghosts, Lilly thinks back over her marriage, her relationship with her
parents, and long-ago tragedies--and learns about something that Cam
kept from her. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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OFFER: THE BARON NOVELS, BOOK 2
Author:   COULTER, CATHERINE
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: BARON    2

LB  04564
1 volume in 1 container

Fleeing her ancestral home after an attempted rape by her new
brother-in-law, Lady Sabrina Eversleigh, eighteen, becomes lost in
the forest during a winter blizzard. She is rescued by Phillip
Mercerault, but her reputation is compromised when he takes her to
an unoccupied hunting lodge. Phillip offers marriage, but Sabrina
refuses for his sake.  Bestseller.
  Some descriptions of sex.

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OKLAHOMA! WAGONS WEST, VOLUME 23
Author:   ROSS, DANA FULLER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WAGONS WEST   23

LB  04267
1 volume in 1 container

The harsh, open country of Oklahoma is beckoning farmers and ranchers,
but tick fever is killing the cattle, and unscrupulous land dealers
are ruining family dreams.  With tempers flaring, a range war seems
inevitable-unless Toby Holt can stop it.  Known to have a quicker draw
and surer aim than anyone alive, he heads toward Oklahoma in answer to
his friends' cries for help.  Sequel to "New Mexico!" (RC 29005) and
(BR 7751). Also issued on flexible disc as FD 30967. Bestseller 1989.

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OLD CONTEMPTIBLES
Author:   GRIMES, MARTHA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: RICHARD JURY     

LB  04635
1 volume in 1 container

When Superintendent Richard Jury fell in love with Jane Holdsworth,
he knew she was troubled. Now she is dead, and Jury is the main
suspect. Jury sends his friend Melrose Plant up to the Lake District,
working undercover as a librarian, to investigate. There have been
several suspicious "suicides" among the Holdsworth clan, and Jury
begins to wonder if someone is killing the relatives for inheritance
purposes. Some strong language. Bestseller 1991.

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OLD MAN AND THE SEA
Author:   HEMINGWAY, ERNEST, 1899-1961
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00093
1 volume in 1 container

An old Cuban fisherman hooks a giant marlin after eighty-five days
without a single catch. He then battles sharks that try to deprive
him of his triumph. Pulitzer Prize 1953.  Bestseller 1952.
[BR 10599 pub. 1995]

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OLD NEIGHBORHOOD
Author:   CORMAN, AVERY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02704
1 volume in 1 container

At forty-five, Steve Robbins has overcome his Bronx origins to head
his own New York advertising agency and marry "beautiful, blond,
smart, and Jewish" Beverly, whom he still loves after twenty years of
marriage. The union, however, is coming apart due to the pressures of
two demanding careers. Depressed, Steve goes back to the Bronx and
his roots to find himself. Bestseller 1980. Some strong language.

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OLIVER'S STORY
Author:   SEGAL, ERICH, 1937-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02118
1 volume in 1 container

Two years after the death of his wife Jenny, Oliver Barrett III is
still unable to come to terms with his guilt and grief. One day
while jogging he meets a woman who attracts and mystifies him. He
searches for his own identity through her. Second part of a series.
Sequel to "Love Story" (BR 1688, RD 6288, RC 27022).
[Also FD 10379.]

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ONE DAY AT A TIME
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07060
1 volume in 1 container

Dogwalker Coco Barrington, the black sheep of her Hollywood family,
falls in love with British movie star Leslie Baxter. Although Coco's
mother dates a younger man and Coco's sister Jane's partner is
pregnant, they disapprove of Coco's relationship. Some strong language
and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2009.

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ONE MORE SUNDAY
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03925
1 volume in 1 container

A complex novel about the legacy of an influential and charismatic
television preacher, Rev. John Tinker Meadows, a man in the high-
stakes, high-profit business of saving souls.  The religious and
economic empire of the Meadows family comes under scrutiny with the
disappearance of an investigative journalist on assignment from New
York.   Bestseller 1984.

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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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ONLY HIS
Author:   MALLERY, SUSAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: FOOLS GOLD CALIFORNIA    6

LB  06968
1 volume in 1 container

Fool's Gold, California. Nevada Hendrix takes a construction job
working for Tucker Janack, who broke Nevada's heart ten years ago
after a one-night stand. The couple are developing a relationship when
Tucker's former girlfriend returns. Some strong language and some
explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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ONLY TIME WILL TELL: THE CLIFTON CHRONICLES
Author:   ARCHER, JEFFREY, 1940-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CLIFTON CHRONICLES    1

LB  06951
1 volume in 1 container

England, 1919-1940. Fatherless Harry Clifton grows up in Bristol with
his mother Maisie's poor family. Harry receives a scholarship to
boarding school, where he befriends Giles, son of wealthy Hugo
Barrington. But family secrets unknown to the boys create problems
that last through their acceptance to Oxford. Bestseller. 2011.

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OPEN SEASON: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL    1

LB  04838
1 volume in 1 container

Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden, discovers the bodies of three
outfitters. His investigation leads to an endangered species,
ruthless businessmen willing to ruin the environment, and threats to
his beloved family. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some
strong language. Bestseller.

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OUT OF SIGHT
Author:   LEONARD, ELMORE, 1925-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04596
1 volume in 1 container

While on a prison visit, deputy marshal Karen Sisco becomes locked in
a car trunk with escaping felon Jack Foley. Later, as Foley is about
to score a multimillion-dollar heist, he becomes romantically
connected with Sisco, who is part of a federal stakeout.  Bestseller.
Strong language and violence.

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OUT TO CANAAN: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 4
Author:   KARON, JAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD    4

LB  04591
1 volume in 1 container

Changes are coming to the small town of Mitford. Father Tim Kavanagh,
the Episcopal priest, and his wife Cynthia are thinking about
retirement, the two candidates for mayor seem to be splitting the
town in half, the bakery may be closing, and a real estate company
out of Florida wants to turn Fernbank into a spa. Sequel to "These
High, Green Hills" (BR 12271, RC 44196, LB 4577).  Bestseller.

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OUTLAWS OF MESQUITE: FRONTIER STORIES
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06079
1 volume in 1 container

A collection of eight frontier short stories appearing for the first
time in book form.  Each contains the requisite frontier bad men and
the courageous men and women who dare to challenge them.  There are
the murdering robber gang known as the Herring brothers; Marshal Lou
Morgan, who becomes the biggest sucker in town; and champion rodeo
rider Marty Mahan, who is afraid of the outlaw bronc, Ghost Maker.
Bestseller.

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P IS FOR PERIL
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   16

LB  06733
1 volume in 1 container

Private investigator Kinsey Millhone is hired by prominent physician
Dowan Purcell's ex-wife to find him. Medicare investigators are
looking for the elderly doctor, too, although his current wife isn't.
Also, Kinsey is curious about her office landlord's past when she
discovers he's suspected of patricide. Some strong language.
Bestseller.

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PAINTED HOUSE
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04976
1 volume in 1 container

Arkansas, 1952. Seven-year-old Luke Chandler, who lives with his
parents and grandparents in a house that has never been painted,
recounts the events during cotton-picking season. As Luke faces the
daily grind of harvesting, he witnesses a murder, a birth, and a
storm that changes their lives forever. Some violence. Bestseller.

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PARIS WIFE
Author:   MCLAIN, PAULA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06921
1 volume in 1 container

Ingenue Hadley Richardson falls in love with war hero Ernest
Hemingway, eight years her junior, in 1920s Chicago. After marrying,
the couple moves to Paris and becomes part of the literary crowd.
Hadley raises their son as Hemingway begins an affair with Hadley's
friend Pauline. Some strong language. Bestseller.  2011.

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PARSIFAL MOSAIC
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03289
1 volume in 1 container

Michael Havelock is the top agent for Cons Op, a secret branch of the
State Department. Anthony Matthias, the secretary of state, is an evil
madman who tricks Havelock into resigning so he won't uncover "a con-
spiracy that threatens to blow the world apart." It involves two phony
documents: an agreement between the United States and Russia to des-
troy China, and one between the United States and China to destroy
Russia. Bestseller 1982.
[Spanish version "Enigma de Parsifal" RC 40870.]

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PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE
Author:   BENDER, AIMEE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06537
1 volume in 1 container

On her ninth birthday, Rose realizes she can taste her mother's
emotions baked into a slice of cake. Eating becomes agonizing for Rose
as she uncovers everyone's feelings. But she learns in adulthood to
put her ability to good use. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

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PARTNER
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04493
1 volume in 1 container

Four years ago, attorney Patrick Lanigan faked his own death and ran
away with ninety million dollars belonging to his partners and a
client. Now he's been found, tortured, sued by numerous parties
including his wife, and charged with murder.  Bestseller. 1997.
  Strong language and violence.

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PARTNERS
Author:   AUCHINCLOSS, LOUIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01730
1 volume in 1 container

Portrait of Beeky Ehninger, son of a rich woman and socially ambitious
man, and his success as a senior partner in a prestigious New York
law firm. A tale of contemporary America through a group portrait of
men whose common bond is their work, and of the women who must live
in their world. This is a masterful characterization of lawyers and of
the people in whose service they gain riches and prestige. Bestseller.

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PASSAGE TO INDIA
Author:   FORSTER, E.M. (EDWARD MORGAN), 1879-1970
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03371
1 volume in 1 container

Englishwoman Mrs. Moore visits her son, a magistrate, in India,
where she befriends charming, well-respected Muslim doctor Aziz.
When Aziz is accused of assaulting Mrs. Moore's young compatriot, a
scandal erupts that illuminates the conflict of cultures and
personalities during the wane of British rule. [BR 18628 includes 2005
introduction by Pankaj Mishra.] 1924. Bestseller 1985.

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PEGASUS DESCENDING: A DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL   15

LB  05066
1 volume in 1 container

After the suicide of a college coed, Louisiana detective Dave
Robicheaux also investigates a hit-and-run homicide and the death
of a gangster's son. When a murdered friend's daughter arrives in
town for revenge, Dave's ex-partner helps tie the cases together.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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PERFECT DAY
Author:   EVANS, RICHARD PAUL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04869
1 volume in 1 container

Robert Harlan has three loves in his life; his wife, Allyson; his
daughter, Carson; and his writing. When he is unexpectedly laid off
from his job, Allyson encourages him to pursue his dream of writing.
He writes a novel entitled "A Perfect Day," based on the last few
months Allyson spent with her dying father. The story became a huge
success, and Robert finds himself swept into a new world, far from his
wife and home. He loses track of the things he loves the most until he
meets a stranger who begins telling him intimate details about his
past, his present and, most important, the brevity of his future.
Thinking that he has just months to live, Robert begins to discover
who he has become, what he has lost, and what it will take to love
again.

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PERFECT HOPE
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: INN BOONSBORO    3

LB  07233
1 volume in 1 container

Hope Beaumont runs the Montgomery family's Boonsboro, Maryland, inn.
When Hope's cheating former lover--who's now married--tries to woo
her back, Hope pretends that Ryder Montgomery is her boyfriend. Sequel
to The Last Boyfriend (DB 74761). Strong language and some explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

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PET SEMATARY
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03170
1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Louis Creed, his wife Rachel, their children Ellie and Gage, and
Winston Churchill, the family cat, move to Ludlow, Maine, from
Chicago. They settle in a spooky rambling house near an ancient
Indian burial ground where children bury their pets. Beyond that is
another cemetery with strange powers of resurrection. Bestseller 1983.

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PETALS ON THE RIVER
Author:   WOODIWISS, KATHLEEN E
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04578
1 volume in 1 container

In April 1747 Shemaine O'Hearn, falsely accused of thievery, arrives
in Virginia aboard a convict ship. Though used to a comfortable life,
she survives the hardships of her journey and is happy to become
indentured to kindly Gage Thornton, a widowed shipbuilder with a two-
year-old son. But Shemaine's troubles are far from over.  Bestseller.
  Some descriptions of sex.

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PHANTOM PREY
Author:   SANDFORD, JOHN, 1944 FEB. 23-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LUCAS DAVENPORT   18

LB  06177
1 volume in 1 container

At his wife's request, detective Lucas Davenport agrees to look into
the unsolved murder of her wealthy, widowed friend's daughter Frances
Austin, who was a Goth. Now other Goths are being murdered. But a
series of unusual bank transactions causes confusion. Descriptions of
sex, violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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PLAY DIRTY
Author:   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06069
1 volume in 1 container

Former quarterback Griff Burkett, just released from jail after
serving time for throwing a game for the mob, is hired by Texas
paraplegic millionaire Foster Speakman to impregnate his wife Laura.
Griff takes the money while being stalked by crooked Dallas cop
Stanley Rodarte. Bestseller. 2007.

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PLEADING GUILTY
Author:   TUROW, SCOTT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04504
1 volume in 1 container

When attorney Bert Kamin vanishes along with a large chunk of a
client's money, the firm partners turn to another of their attorneys--
ex-cop Mark Malloy--for confidential help. Secretly impressed by
Kamin's daring, Malloy begins his search. A trail of frightening clues
leads Malloy to believe that Kamin is in even deeper trouble than
suspected--maybe even dead. Bestseller.   Strong language, violence,
and explicit descriptions of sex.

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POLAND
Author:   MICHENER, JAMES A. (JAMES ALBERT)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03168
1 volume in 1 container

A sweeping saga of Polish history from the thirteenth century to the
present combines fact and fiction in the story of three families: one
noble, the second gentry, and the third of peasant stock. The families
are as valiant in Poland's heroic resistance to invaders as they are
robust in the pursuit of pleasure, intrigue, romance, and glamour.
Bestseller 1983.

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POSTERN OF FATE: A TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY     

LB  01813
1 volume in 1 container

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, new residents of a charming old dream
house, find a chilling message about the murder of a former resident
stuck in a book.  The solution to the ancient crime lies behind a
dreaded gate known as the Postern of Fate.  Bestseller 1974.

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POSTMISTRESS
Author:   BLAKE, SARAH, 1960-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06420
1 volume in 1 container

1940-1941. Postmistress Iris and newlywed Emma are newcomers on Cape
Cod, while female reporter and New York native Frankie is covering the
Blitz in London. Emma's physician husband joins the war effort in
England, where a tragic accident brings the three women's lives
together. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of
sex. Bestseller. 2010.

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PRESUMED INNOCENT
Author:   TUROW, SCOTT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04266
1 volume in 1 container

A novel of the seamiest aspects of a prosecuting attorney's office
and an intense courtroom drama.  Attorney Rusty Sabich is accused of
the brutal murder of his colleague, Carolyn, a beautiful but amoral
lawyer.  The crime occurs during the final week of a fierce election
campaign in which Rusty's boss vies for office with a charismatic
former employee. Bestseller.  Strong language and explicit
descriptions of sex. 1987.

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PRETEND YOU DON'T SEE HER
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04495
1 volume in 1 container

Lacey Farrell, a Manhattan real estate agent, is forced to assume a
new identity when she accidentally witnesses the murder of a woman
whose daughter had recently died in an apparent accident. The woman's
dying act is to give Lacey her daughter's journal--which she photo-
copies before giving it to the police.  Bestseller.

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PRINCESS DAISY
Author:   KRANTZ, JUDITH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04009
1 volume in 1 container

Daisy, the daughter of a White Russian prince and an American film
star, grows up with a secret that follows her through-out her life.
She spends a few happy years in a California college, which leads to
a television career in New York.  There she finds love, and the
freedom to unburden herself and face the truth.  Strong language and
explicit descriptions of sex.  Bestseller.

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PRIOR BAD ACTS: A SAM KOVAC & NIKKI LISKA NOVEL
Author:   HOAG, TAMI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SAM KOVAC AND NIKKI LISKA     

LB  05084
1 volume in 1 container

Minneapolis detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska from Dust to Dust
(RC 50847) unwillingly serve as guards to the unpopular judge Carey
Moore. When Moore is kidnapped the two work feverishly to correct
their mistake. Violence, strong language, and some explicit
descriptions of sex.  Bestseller. 2006.

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PRODIGAL DAUGHTER
Author:   ARCHER, JEFFREY, 1940-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02967
1 volume in 1 container

In 1934 daughter Florentyna is born to the once penniless immigrant
Abel Rosnovski, now a hotel baron. A woman of unusual beauty and
spirit, she marries the son of her father's arch rival and becomes a
successful business woman. Later she fulfills a promise made to her
father as a child and runs for U.S. President. Sequel to 'Kane and
Abel' (RC 15246). Bestseller 1982.

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PRODIGAL SUMMER
Author:   KINGSOLVER, BARBARA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07208
1 volume in 1 container

At Zebulon Mountain in southern Appalachia, reclusive ranger Deanna
Wolfe allows young hunter Eddie Bondo into her cabin and private
space. In the valley two other women redefine their roles while
championing ecological issues. Some explicit descriptions of sex
and some strong language. Bestseller.

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PROMISE ME: A MYRON BOLITAR MYSTERY
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MYRON BOLITAR MYSTERY     

LB  05053
1 volume in 1 container

At a party in his home, attended by friends and their offspring,
Myron Bolitar overhears two teen girls talking about driving home
drunk from parties. Stung by his own memory of a high-school friend
who died in a car crash, Bolitar makes the girls promise to contact
him if they ever need a lift or are in trouble. The call does come a
few nights later. Myron drives the caller to a friend's house, but
she ends up disappearing, and guilt-ridden Myron must use all his
resources to try to find what happened. Some violence and some strong
language. Bestseller. 2006.

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PROOF
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03485
1 volume in 1 container

An intensive look at the wine and whiskey business worked into the
complex racing world milieu. Tony Beach, a widower, fights his bouts
of grief by keeping busy at his wine shop and working for canny pri-
vate eye Gerard McGregor who is trying to nab some killer hijackers
selling scotch with forged labels.  Bestseller 1985.

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PROTEUS
Author:   WEST, MORRIS L
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02788
1 volume in 1 container

A benevolent, powerful man forms a secret organization whose attempts
to bring about peace threaten the existence of the human race.
Bestseller.
Some strong language.

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PUBLIC SMILES, PRIVATE TEARS
Author:   VAN SLYKE, HELEN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02927
1 volume in 1 container

Beverly Thyson, a modern career woman before her time, rises through
the world of New York fashion merchandising of the 1940s and 1950s to
become a dynamic business executive. She experiences a series of
glamorous yet empty romances, and the conflict of career against love
becomes the stigma of Beverly's life. Bestseller 1982.
Some descriptions of sex and some strong language.

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Q IS FOR QUARRY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   17

LB  04842
1 volume in 1 container

Eighteen years ago, California policemen Stacey Oliphant and Con
Dolan investigated the murder of a Jane Doe. The case was never
resolved. Now retired and in ill health, they ask Kinsey Millhone for
help as they try one last time to solve the case. Some strong
language. Bestseller. 2002.

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QUICKIE
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07268
1 volume in 1 container

NYPD detective Lauren Stillwell has a one-night stand with colleague
Scott Thayer after seeing her husband Paul enter a hotel with another
woman. Immediately after her brief interlude Lauren witnesses a crime
that jeopardizes her marriage and her career. Commercial audiobook.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

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QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS
Author:   ELLORY, ROGER JON
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06290
1 volume in 1 container

1939. In the small, rural community of Augusta Falls, Georgia, twelve-
year-old Joseph Vaughan learns of the brutal assault and murder of a
young girl, a classmate he knew better than anyone in his class, a
girl he quietly loved. The murder is the first in a series of killings
that will plague the community over the next decade. Compelled by fear
and duty, Joseph gathers a group of friends to form "The Guardians,"
who vow to watch over the young girls of Augusta Falls. Strong
language, violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

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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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RACE
Author:   CUSSLER, CLIVE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISAAC BELL ADVENTURE    4

LB  06919
1 volume in 1 container

1909. Newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway offers fifty thousand
dollars to the first person to fly from New York to San Francisco in
fewer than fifty days. To protect aviatrix Josephine Frost from her
insane, murderous husband Harry during the competition, Whiteway hires
PI Isaac Bell. Some violence. Bestseller. 2011.

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RACKETEER
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07241
1 volume in 1 container

Falsely imprisoned for money laundering, small-town Virginia attorney
Malcolm Bannister jumps at the chance to trade information for
freedom and fingers escapee Quinn Rucker for the murder of a federal
judge. Bannister slips away with a new face, a new name - and an
agenda. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2012.

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RAGTIME
Author:   DOCTOROW, E.L., 1931-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  01703
1 volume in 1 container

A story set in 1906 New York that incorporates luminaries of the
period, including Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, and Emma
Goldman. A ragtime musician from Harlem falls victim to racist
vandalism and seeks redress through violence.  Bestseller.
  Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex.

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RAINMAKER
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04390
1 volume in 1 container

LB  04963
1 volume in 1 container

Before Rudy Baylor graduates from law school and starts his new job,
he must provide free legal advice at a senior center. His clients are
a couple whose grown son is dying of leukemia and whose insurance com-
pany has abandoned them. Rudy's excitement over their promising case
is dashed by the news his much-needed job offer has been withdrawn.
And that's only the beginning of his bad-luck streak. Bestseller.
Some strong language.

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RANCH
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04490
1 volume in 1 container

They had been close friends in college, but an incident in their
senior year tore them apart. Now more than twenty years later,
Tanya Thomas, a rock star; Mary Stuart Walker, the wife of a
successful lawyer; and Zoe Phillips, a doctor, come together on a
Wyoming ranch where they reach out to each other again. Bestseller.
  Some strong language.

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RANDOM WINDS
Author:   PLAIN, BELVA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02756
1 volume in 1 container

Three-generation saga of the Farrell family.  Focuses on a proud
country doctor, his brilliant neurosurgeon son nearly brought to ruin
by love for a woman, and his flamboyant, unconventional grand-
daughter.  By the author of Evergreen (RD 12393). Some strong
language. Bestseller.

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REMBRANDT AFFAIR
Author:   SILVA, DANIEL, 1960-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: GABRIEL ALLON   10

LB  06797
1 volume in 1 container

Israeli agent Gabriel Allon has retired to Cornwall with his wife
Chiara. But when art dealer Julian Isherwood approaches him about a
murdered art restorer's work on a long-lost Rembrandt, Allon tracks
the painting and uncovers an unlikely master thief. Some violence and
some strong language. Bestseller.  2010.

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RESCUE
Author:   SPARKS, NICHOLAS
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  05354
1 volume in 1 container

Single mom Denise is struggling to raise her young son, Kyle, who has
an auditory processing problem. After a car accident during a storm,
Kyle disappears and is later found by volunteer fireman Taylor, who
becomes part of their lives. But a past tragedy prevents commitment.
Some strong language. Bestseller.

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REVERSAL
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH   16

LB  06541
1 volume in 1 container

Attorney Mickey Haller agrees to reprosecute convicted child murderer
Jason Jessup when the DA's office allows Haller's ex-wife Maggie
McPherson and half brother detective Harry Bosch to assist. After
spending twenty-four years in prison, Jessup has been exonerated by
DNA evidence - but Haller is convinced he's guilty. Some violence.
Bestseller. 2010.

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RILEY IN THE MORNING
Author:   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04719
1 volume in 1 container

Preparing for a party, media producer Brin Cassidy is shocked to see
her estranged husband, television personality Jon Riley, appear on her
doorstep after seven months. During the long, eventful evening, flash-
backs trace their passionate relationship and reveal the reason she
left. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language.
Bestseller.

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RIPTIDE
Author:   COULTER, CATHERINE
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: FBI THRILLER    5

LB  04722
1 volume in 1 container

New York governor's speechwriter Becca Matlock is being stalked, but
the police won't believe her. She escapes to Albany and then Maine,
but each time the phone calls resume. Finally, Becca receives anony-
mous help to end the terror. Violence, strong language, and some
descriptions of sex. Bestseller.

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ROAD TO GANDOLFO
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03018
1 volume in 1 container

A gutsy, lunatic Army general, with four ex-wives, is about to be
sacrificed to the Chinese for mutilating a jade idol. A reluctant
lawyer gets him out of the scrape and shortly thereafter the lawyer
is conned by the general into a harebrained scheme to kidnap the Pope
with the help of the Mafia. Bestseller 1982.
Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.

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ROAD TO GRACE: THE THIRD JOURNAL OF THE WALK SERIES
Author:   EVANS, RICHARD PAUL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALK    3

LB  07193
1 volume in 1 container

After receiving help from a stranger in Miles to Go (DB 73358), Alan
Christoffersen continues his cross-country journey. On the way from
South Dakota to St. Louis he encounters a Holocaust survivor, a single
mother, and his late wife McKale's estranged mother, who had abandoned
her young daughter. Bestseller.  2012.

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ROAD TO OMAHA
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04401
1 volume in 1 container

MacKenzie Hawkins has found the information needed to reclaim his
ancestors' land, confiscated by the federal government more than 100
years ago. It has taken the Hawk almost two years to put the claim
together, but with the aid of Harvard lawyer Sam Devereaux he is
ready to take his case to the Supreme Court. There is one problem:
the Nebraska land is the headquarters for the Strategic Air Command.
Bestseller.  Strong language.

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ROGUE
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06097
1 volume in 1 container

Maxine Williams, Manhattan child psychiatrist and mother of three, is
divorced from billionaire Blake when she meets Dr. Charles West. Blake
continues his hedonistic lifestyle--until he funds an orphanage in
Morocco. But when Maxine decides to remarry, Blake realizes he wants
his family back. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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ROPE
Author:   BARR, NEVADA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY     

LB  07114
1 volume in 1 container

In this series prequel, after a life-changing event,
thirty-five-year-old New Yorker Anna Pigeon takes a seasonal job with
the National Park Service at Lake Powell. Abducted and drugged while
hiking, she awakes trapped in a pit--naked, injured, and suffering
memory loss. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller.
Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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ROSE MADDER
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04593
1 volume in 1 container

After fourteen years of severe beatings from her police-detective hus-
band, thirty-two-year-old Rosie Daniels runs away. A trip to a pawn
shop reveals that her wedding ring is fake, but Rosie trades it for an
unusual painting of a woman standing above some ruins. While Rosie
begins a new life narrating books on tape, her relentless husband is
tracking her. And her painting seems to be coming alive. Bestseller.
Strong language and violence.

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RUNAWAY JURY
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04432
1 volume in 1 container

LB  04771
1 volume in 1 container

Using jury consultants with elaborate and illegal research techniques,
the tobacco companies have managed to win each lawsuit brought against
them. Now, in Mississippi, a man has purposely placed himself on the
jury of the latest tobacco trial.  Bestseller.
Strong language.

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SAFE HARBOUR
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07062
1 volume in 1 container

After losing her husband and son, Ophelie Mackenzie and her
eleven-year-old daughter, Pip, spend a summer at the beach where Pip
befriends lonely artist Matt Bowles. Matt and Ophelie find solace
together through heartache and betrayal until romance replaces their
grief. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller.
2003.

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SAIL
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05975
1 volume in 1 container

Widow Katherine Dunne and her former brother-in-law take her troubled
kids, teens Carrie and Mark and ten-year-old Ernie, on a yacht
vacation to reconnect as a family. A natural disaster pulls them
together--but then an even greater catastrophe occurs. Violence,
strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.
2008.

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SAINT MAYBE
Author:   TYLER, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04451
1 volume in 1 container

Everything comes easily for the attractive, easygoing Bedloe family.
When eldest son Danny suddenly marries Lucy, a divorcee with two kids,
his family is accepting, glad to see him so happy. But then suspicious
events concerning Lucy cause Danny's brother Ian to confront Danny
about his wife. Shocked by the results of the confrontation, a guilt-
stricken Ian spends the next couple of decades searching for
atonement.  Bestseller. 1991.

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

LB  04505
1 volume in 1 container

Twenty years ago Annabelle Hathaway disappeared from her home in
coastal Georgia. Now her oldest daughter, Jo Ellen, a well-known
photographer, is receiving pictures of Annabelle, naked and dead.
Following a mental breakdown Jo seeks comfort within her dysfunctional
family, but instead she receives more photos.  Bestseller.
  Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.

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SANDS OF TIME
Author:   SHELDON, SIDNEY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04297
1 volume in 1 container

A tale of political unrest, pillage, and bloodshed set in Spain. Jaime
Miro is a hero to the Basque people and an anathema to the Spanish
government.  Colonel Acoca, obsessed with hunting the Basque
terrorist, attacks a convent suspected of harboring Miro. Four of the
surviving nuns are forced out of their convent haven and fall prey to
worldly ways.  Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions
of sex.  Bestseller.  1988.

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SATURDAY BIG TENT WEDDING PARTY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY   12

LB  06738
1 volume in 1 container

Botswana. Detective Precious Ramotswe investigates a case of cattle
poisoning. Meanwhile, Charlie, an apprentice of Precious's husband,
has run away. Charlie's girlfriend has given birth to their twin boys,
and he is dodging marriage. Precious and her assistant Grace Makutsi
attempt to reconcile the couple. Bestseller. 2011.

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SCARLETT: THE SEQUEL TO MARGARET MITCHELL'S GONE WITH THE WIND
Author:   RIPLEY, ALEXANDRA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04357
1 volume in 1 container

Continues the saga of Scarlett O'Hara which began in Margaret
Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" (RC 33082, BR 8519). Scarlett returns
to Tara after Melanie's funeral, but then makes her way to Ireland
where she struggles to get Rhett Butler back into her life. The
author was chosen by Mitchell's heirs to write the sequel. Bestseller.

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SCRUPLES
Author:   KRANTZ, JUDITH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03421
1 volume in 1 container

Novel about the super rich and super sexy beautiful people of the
fashion, film, and magazine world. Wilhelmina "Billy" Ikehorn, ugly
duckling turned swan, lives a life of sensuality. After the death of
her wealthy but older husband, she marries a film producer and creates
the glamorous Beverly Hills boutique "Scruples" which caters to every
whim of the rich.  Bestseller.          Strong language and explicit
descriptions of sex.

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SEASON IN HELL
Author:   HIGGINS, JACK, 1929-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04225
1 volume in 1 container

When Sean Egan's adopted sister and Sarah Talbot's stepson both die
at the hands of a mysterious drug mogul known as "Mr. Smith,"
Sarah and Sean team up to track down the killer.  As they travel
across Europe looking for witnesses, they are followed by Mr. Smith's
henchman, Jago, who kills the people before they can talk!
Bestseller.

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SECOND CHANCE
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07061
1 volume in 1 container

At the Paris couture shows forty-two-year-old Fiona Monaghan,
editor-in-chief of a chic New York fashion magazine, falls for
conservative advertising executive John Anderson, a widowed father.
Their whirlwind romance leads to marriage, then divorce, then a
passionate rekindling--in which they decide to try again. Descriptions
of sex. Bestseller. 2004.

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SECOND HEAVEN
Author:   GUEST, JUDITH
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03041
1 volume in 1 container

Deals with a brief, moving interlude in the lives of Michael Atwood,
a recently divorced attorney, Cat Holzman, a client of Atwood's, also
recently divorced; and Gale Murphy, a troubled and abused sixteen-
year-old boy in dire need of support.  Bestseller 1982. Some strong
language and some descriptions of sex.

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SECOND WIND
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04667
1 volume in 1 container

LB  04782
1 volume in 1 container

British television meteorologist Perry Stuart and a coworker find a
sponsor to fund their lifelong dream of flying into the eye of a
hurricane. They crash off Trox Island, where they wash ashore and
encounter mysterious men in antiradiation suits, who harbor a dread
conspiracy.  Bestseller.                Some violence.

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SECRET AFFAIR
Author:   BRADFORD, BARBARA TAYLOR, 1933-
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04768
1 volume in 1 container

Bill Fitzgerald, foreign war correspondent, and Vanessa Stewart,
glass designer, meet in Venice. An immediate attraction starts an
affair during which they rendezvous several times in the U.S.  Then
at a planned tryst in Venice, one of them does not appear. Bestseller.
Some descriptions of sex.

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SEDUCING AN ANGEL: THE HUXTABLE QUINTET, BOOK 4
Author:   BALOGH, MARY
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: HUXTABLE QUINTET    4

LB  06228
1 volume in 1 container

Impoverished widow and suspected murderer Lady Cassandra Belmont
journeys to London to find a male protector. Cassandra seduces Stephen
Huxtable, the young earl of Merton, but Stephen wants more than a
sordid affair from beautiful but vulnerable Cassandra. Some explicit
descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

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SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR
Author:   BUCKLEY, WILLIAM FRANK, 1925-2008
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLACKFORD OAKES    6

LB  03465
1 volume in 1 container

In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs disaster, President Kennedy asks
superspy Blackford Oakes of the CIA to go to Cuba on a secret mission,
"Operation Alligator." In Havana, Oakes has an affair with Che
Guevara's interpreter, Catalina, who takes him to see the emplacement
of Russian missiles. Caught, the two are imprisoned and sentenced to
death. Bestseller 1985.        Some strong language and some descrip-
tions of sex.

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SEIZE THE NIGHT
Author:   KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04611
1 volume in 1 container

Christopher Snow, whose affliction makes him unable to tolerate light,
investigates the disappearance of children in Moonlight Bay, Cali-
fornia. Chris, his friends, and his wonder dog and cat search the
abandoned base nearby and discover genetically altered monkeys and
others conducting experiments on human subjects. Companion to "Fear
Nothing" (RC 45719).  Bestseller.
  Some violence.

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SENSE OF AN ENDING
Author:   BARNES, JULIAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07051
1 volume in 1 container

London. Retired divorce Tony Webster is bequeathed a journal that
belonged to his schoolmate Adrian, who committed suicide forty years
ago. Tony reflects on the past, which included a bitter parting from
his first lover Veronica, who next dated Adrian. Some violence,
explicit descriptions of sex, and strong language. Man Booker Prize,
Bestseller. 2011.

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SENTRY
Author:   CRAIS, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PIKE NOVEL     

LB  06652
1 volume in 1 container

Ex-mercenary Joe Pike comes to the aid of a shopkeeper being attacked
by gang members. Pike and the victim's niece hit it off, but then she
and her uncle disappear. Pike and his PI friend Elvis Cole learn
startling facts about the duo. Violence and strong language.
Bestseller. 2010.

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SHACK: WHERE TRAGEDY CONFRONTS ETERNITY
Author:   YOUNG, WILLIAM P
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06161
1 volume in 1 container

Years ago, Mackenzie "Mack" Phillips's daughter Missy disappeared
during a family vacation in Oregon. Now Mack receives a cryptic
letter--apparently from God--inviting him back to the remote shack
where Missy may have been murdered. There Mack confronts his grief,
communes with God, and makes life-changing discoveries. Bestseller.
2007.

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SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06316
1 volume in 1 container

On her deathbed eighty-two-year-old Olivia Morrow considers disclosing
a family secret involving her late cousin Catherine, a nun being
considered for beatification. At seventeen Catherine gave up her
illegitimate son for adoption. Now Catherine's granddaughter, the last
of the family line, is targeted by an assassin. Bestseller. 2010.

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SHAPE SHIFTER
Author:   HILLERMAN, TONY
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE LEAPHORN AND JIM CHEE MYSTERY   18

LB  05210
1 volume in 1 container

A valuable antique native rug, thought to have been destroyed in a
fire that took the life of a notorious killer, is discovered in the
mansion of Flagstaff millionaire Jason Delos. Retired Navajo tribal
policeman Joe Leaphorn investigates and finds himself facing an evil
skinwalker. Some violence. Bestseller. 2006.

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SHATTERED
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04712
1 volume in 1 container

When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at Cheltenham, his death
accidentally embroils his friend Gerard Logan in a perilous search
for a stolen videotape. Logan is a glassblower on the verge of wide-
spread acclaim. Long accustomed to the frightful dangers inherent in
working with molten glass, he is suddenly faced with terrifying
threats to his business, his courage, and his life. Believing that the
missing videotape contains priceless information, and wrongly con-
vinced that Logan knows where to find it, a vicious group of villains
is attempting to extract answers from Logan that he doesn't have. To
survive, he must sort out the truth for himself.

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SHE'S COME UNDONE
Author:   LAMB, WALLY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04530
1 volume in 1 container

By the time thirteen-year-old Dolores Price is raped by her neighbor,
she is already disillusioned by her father's desertion, her mother's
breakdown, and a hostile reception at school. Dolores retreats into
constant food and television until guilt over another tragedy forces
her to reenter the world as an obese college student and start the
long path to recovery. Strong language, some violence, and explicit
descriptions of sex. 1992.

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SHELL SEEKERS
Author:   PILCHER, ROSAMUNDE
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  05321
1 volume in 1 container

An oil painting entitled "The Shell Seekers" is the unifying thread
of this saga of a modern English family.  The narrative, a series
of vignettes that shifts back and forth in time, centers on the lives
of the principal characters in the family.  Bestseller.
Some descriptions of sex.

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SHEPHERD
Author:   GIRZONE, JOSEPH F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOSHUA    3

LB  04508
1 volume in 1 container

Thousands of people, from all walks of life and religions, are
crowding into the Catholic cathedral for the consecration of
Bishop David Campbell, a well-loved man who sticks to church
doctrine, but is capable of compassion. His encounter with a man
named Joshua will cause Campbell to make sweeping changes in his
church - changes, that instead of driving people away, will bring
them into one flock with one shepherd. Bestseller. 1990.

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SHEPHERDS ABIDING: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 8
Author:   KARON, JAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD    8

LB  04893
1 volume in 1 container

This sequel to In This Mountain (RC 54446, BR 14211) centers on
Reverend Kavanagh's restoration of an old creche. He transforms
himself as he renews the decrepit set and as he interacts with the
community: Hope at the bookstore, Andrew at the antiques shop, and the
owners of the Main Street Grill. Bestseller. 2003.

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SHERLOCKIAN
Author:   MOORE, GRAHAM, 1981-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06624
1 volume in 1 container

2010. A Holmesian scholar turns up dead after announcing he has found
Arthur Conan Doyle's diary. Harold White, newly inducted into the
Baker Street Irregulars, investigates. Meanwhile, events in 1900--
when Doyle and his friend Bram Stoker become entangled in a murder--
shed light on White's case. Violence and strong language. Bestseller.
2010.

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SHOCK WAVE
Author:   CUSSLER, CLIVE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DIRK PITT   13

LB  04438
1 volume in 1 container

In the 1850s, a male and a female prisoner survive a shipwreck and
find diamonds on an island. In the year 2000, their descendant Arthur
Dorsett plans to topple the diamond market with a flood of gems. His
mining techniques are causing an "acoustic plague" that kills animals
and humans. Investigating these odd deaths, Dirk Pitt meets Arthur's
daughter Maeve, who is quite different from her father.  Bestseller.
Violence and some strong language. 1996.

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SICILIAN: A NOVEL
Author:   PUZO, MARIO
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03444
1 volume in 1 container

A continuation of The Godfather tracks Michael Corleone during exile
in Sicily in the 1950s. On orders from his Mafia father, Michael must
not return to America until he can bring back young Salvatore
Guiliano. A legend in his own time, Guiliano is a latter-day Robin
Hood who speaks, and if necessary kills, in the name of justice. Some
strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1984.

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SILENT HONOR
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04649
1 volume in 1 container

Hiroko's father is a man ahead of his time, while her mother is
steeped in Japanese traditions. At eighteen, Hiroko bows to her
father's wishes and travels to California to stay with cousins and
attend college. It is 1941, and Hiroko soon finds herself an enemy
in a foreign land.  Bestseller.
  Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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SILKS
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06074
1 volume in 1 container

London barrister Geoffrey Mason, an amateur steeplechase rider,
defends an acquaintance, professional jockey Steve Mitchell, against
the charge that he murdered a competitor, Scot Barlow. One of Mason's
former clients muddies up the case with threats. Strong language and
some violence. Bestseller. 2008.
**Co-author:  Felix Francis.**

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SILVER WINGS, SANTIAGO BLUE
Author:   DAILEY, JANET
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03427
1 volume in 1 container

Novel about the wartime experiences and romantic entanglements of four
WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) assigned to stateside duty
during World War II.  Cappy is an army brat, Eden is a pampered
debutante, Mary Lynn is the forlorn wife of a combat pilot, and Marty
is an egotistical daredevil.  All share a common sense of duty.  Some
strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1984.

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SIMPLE TRUTH
Author:   BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04606
1 volume in 1 container

When Rufus Harms, a military prisoner for twenty-five years, suddenly
files an appeal to the Supreme Court, his defenders start dying in
mysterious accidents. Supreme Court clerk Sara Evans and John Fiske,
brother of one of the victims, begin to investigate. Meanwhile, Rufus
escapes.  Bestseller.
  Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.

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SING YOU HOME
Author:   PICOULT, JODI, 1966-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06855
1 volume in 1 container

After years of fertility treatments, Zoe delivers a stillborn son. Her
husband Max can't face more attempts and they divorce. When Zoe later
marries a woman, Vanessa, Max fights Zoe's plan to impregnate Vanessa
with Max and Zoe's three remaining frozen embryos. Strong language and
descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2011.

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SINISTER PIG
Author:   HILLERMAN, TONY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE LEAPHORN AND JIM CHEE MYSTERY   16

LB  04871
1 volume in 1 container

The FBI takes over sergeant Jim Chee's case, which began with the
discovery of an unidentified murder victim at a Navajo reservation oil
field. Both customs patrol officer Bernadette Manuelito and retired
lieutenant Joe Leaphorn become involved before the solution is found.
Bestseller. 2003.

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SINS OF THE MOTHER
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07242
1 volume in 1 container

Olivia Grayson, the head of a successful home-furnishings corporation,
regrets not spending more time with her children - Cass, Liz, John,
and Phillip - who are now all grown adults. Instead Olivia plans a
lavish family vacation every year that she hopes will compensate for
her absence. Bestseller. 2012.

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SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS
Author:   BRASHARES, ANN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult
Series: SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS    1

LB  04827
1 volume in 1 container

Four fifteen-year-olds, "Bridget the athlete, Lena the beauty, Tibby
the rebel, and Carmen...the one with the bad temper", have been
friends since childhood.  During this first summer apart, they share
a pair of used jeans that magically fits each of them perfectly and
helps them through tough times.  For senior high readers. 2001.

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SISTERS
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  05322
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07263
1 volume in 1 container

Four siblings pull together during a family crisis. After their
mother is tragically killed and sister Annie, an artist, is blinded,
supermodel Candy, television producer Tammy, and lawyer Sabrina move
into a New York townhouse to grieve and cope. Some descriptions of sex
and some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

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SISTERS AND STRANGERS
Author:   VAN SLYKE, HELEN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02883
1 volume in 1 container

Frances, Alice, and Barbara assemble for a rare get-together in the
Denver home of their parents, who are celebrating their golden wed-
ding anniversary. Some of the dismaying secrets revealed are the
homosexuality of Alice's son, the promiscuity of Frances, and the
liaison between Barbara  and a congressman.
Some strong language.

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SIXTH MAN
Author:   BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KING AND MAXWELL    5

LB  06667
1 volume in 1 container

Investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell travel to Maine to help
King's old law professor Ted Bergin in defending accused killer Edgar
Roy. After finding Bergin murdered in his car and Roy catatonic in his
cell, King and Maxwell try to learn who hired Bergin. Violence and
strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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SIZZLING SIXTEEN
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   16

LB  07134
1 volume in 1 container

Bail bondsman Stephanie Plum has an unpleasant assignment. A mobster
is holding cousin Vinnie, her sleazy boss, for ransom because of
gambling debts. To save the business, Stephanie, office manager
Connie, and clerk Lula must rescue Vinnie and/or come up with the cash
to free him. Strong language. Bestseller.  2010.

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SKELETON MAN
Author:   HILLERMAN, TONY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE LEAPHORN AND JIM CHEE MYSTERY   17

LB  04888
1 volume in 1 container

A 1956 plane collision over the Grand Canyon left 128 dead and a
briefcase of diamonds missing. Decades later, after a Hopi man tries
to pawn one of the gems, retired Navajo tribal policeman Joe
Leaphorn assists sergeant Jim Chee in tracking down the jewels. Some
violence. Bestseller. 2004.

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SKIPPING CHRISTMAS
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04959
1 volume in 1 container

Tax accountant Luther Krank calculates that a Caribbean cruise will
cost less than what he and his wife, Nora, spent celebrating the
holidays last year. Since daughter Blair is in the Peace Corps, they
plan to skip Christmas. Luther, however, doesn't anticipate the town's
reaction. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2001.

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SLEEPING AT THE STARLITE MOTEL: AND OTHER ADVENTURES ON THE WAY BACK
Author:   WHITE, BAILEY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04444
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle ends:...the Way Back Home.            Collection of thirty-
seven short stories depicting places, experiences, and acquaintances
in White's life. One story tells of a family member's desire to
"reunite" the Chippendale chairs that are now scattered throughout the
family. Another portrays a woman who feels she has the right to pick
from the town's rose garden because she was once the rose queen.
Bestseller.

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SLEEPING BEAUTY
Author:   MACDONALD, ROSS, 1915-1983
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LEW ARCHER     

LB  01536
1 volume in 1 container

Lew Archer is on the trail of a young heiress last seen on a
California beach, bitterly clutching an oil-drenched sea bird after a
disastrous oil spill. Bestseller. 1973.

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SLIGHTLY SHADY: LAVINIA LAKE & TOBIAS MARCH SERIES, #1
Author:   QUICK, AMANDA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAVINIA LAKE AND TOBIAS MARCH    1

LB  04805
1 volume in 1 container

Regency romance in which Lavinia Lake and her niece, Emeline, return
to England after a run-in with despicable private investigator Tobias
March in Italy. But Lavinia needs March's services to give Emeline a
successful London season. And March proves irresistible. Some explicit
descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language.
Bestseller.

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SLOW WALTZ IN CEDAR BEND
Author:   WALLER, ROBERT JAMES
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04378
1 volume in 1 container

Michael Tillman is a middle-aged college economics professor in Cedar
Bend. He first meets Jellie Braden, forty, during a reception at the
dean's home. They are immediately attracted to each other, but she is
married and Michael does have some scruples. When Jellie unexpectedly
returns to India, Michael follows, and learns of a secret that has
haunted her for a long time.  Bestseller.    Some descriptions of sex.

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SMALL TOWN GIRL
Author:   SPENCER, LAVYRLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04521
1 volume in 1 container

Country-music star Tess McPhail returns home to care for her mother,
who had hip surgery. But all Tess can think about is the month she's
wasting while so much work is waiting in Nashville. To make matters
worse, Kenny Kronek, the boy-next-door she taunted throughout school,
has become her mother's best friend.  Bestseller.
Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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SMALL VICES: A SPENSER NOVEL
Author:   PARKER, ROBERT B., 1932-2010
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SPENSER NOVEL   24

LB  04533
1 volume in 1 container

As a district attorney, Rita Fiore won a murder conviction for
convicted sex offender Ellis Alves. Two years later, now as part of a
major law firm, Fiore has doubts about Alves's guilt, and convinces
her firm to hire Spenser to investigate his claims of innocence. But
soon after Spenser begins work, a "man in gray" takes him down with
three shots.  Bestseller.
  Strong language and some violence.

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SMILEY'S PEOPLE
Author:   LE CARRE, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02451
1 volume in 1 container

In London, George Smiley is called out of retirement to identify a
dead body, then to help his successors at British Intelligence get
themselves out of a bureaucratic mess.  This provides an exciting
confrontation between Smiley and Karla, his Soviet alter ego, the
agent who has caused him personal and professional degradation.  Some
strong language. Bestseller.

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SMOKE SCREEN
Author:   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07265
1 volume in 1 container

Charleston newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up beside the corpse of cop
Jay Burgess--with no memory of getting into bed with him. Britt
insists she was drugged. Firefighter Raley Gannon, who five years ago
was framed in a similar incident, believes her. Strong language and
explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

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SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN: A STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   17

LB  07078
1 volume in 1 container

After corpses are found at the construction site of her cousin's bail
bonds office, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum fears she's the next
target. Meanwhile, Stephanie's family is pressuring her to
marry--either cop Joe Morelli, security expert Ranger, or ex-classmate
Dave Brewer. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.
2011.

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SNARE OF THE HUNTER
Author:   MACINNES, HELEN, 1907-1985
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01706
1 volume in 1 container

From the moment Irina Kusak escapes across the Czech border into
Austria to find her father, a Nobel Prize nominee and Czech patriot
in hiding, suspicion is her constant companion. Is she bait for a
trap? Her reunion journey becomes a desperate flight across Europe
with only the help of a man who once loved her and her own courage
to protect her.

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SNOWMAN
Author:   NESBO, JO, 1960-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY HOLE    7

LB  06853
1 volume in 1 container

Oslo detective Harry Hole is tracking a serial killer who leaves
snowmen at murder scenes. Hole's new young colleague believes there
is a link between the crimes and a long-missing cop from her town.
Originally published in Norwegian in 2007. Violence, strong language,
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2010.

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SOLITUDE OF PRIME NUMBERS
Author:   GIORDANO, PAOLO, 1982-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06366
1 volume in 1 container

A prime number can only be divided by itself or one. Alice and Mattia
are both misfits who seem destined to be alone. Haunted by childhood
tragedies that mark their lives, they cannot reach out to anyone
else. When Alice and Mattia meet as teenagers, they recognize in each
other a kindred, damaged spirit. But the mathematically gifted Mattia
accepts a research position thousands of miles away, and the two are
forced to separate. Then a chance occurrence reunites them, forcing a
lifetime of concealed emotions to the surface. Some sex and strong
language. 2006.

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SOLO
Author:   HIGGINS, JACK, 1929-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02680
1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Katherine Riley, America's foremost authority on the terrorist
mentality, does not know much about her new lover yet - only that he
is John Mikali, the acclaimed concert pianist and international
celebrity.  If she finds out all there is to know about him, he will
have to kill her.  Bestseller.

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SPECIAL DELIVERY
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04604
1 volume in 1 container

At fifty-nine, entrepreneur and confirmed playboy Jack Watson
becomes attracted to Amanda, his son's widowed mother-in-law. Their
romance blossoms, overcoming family resistance and yielding an
unexpected blessing.  Bestseller.
  Strong language and descriptions of sex.

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SPLIT IMAGE: A JESSE STONE NOVEL
Author:   PARKER, ROBERT B., 1932-2010
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JESSE STONE    9
Series: JESSE STONE AND SUNNY RANDALL     

LB  06312
1 volume in 1 container

The relationship between Paradise police chief Jesse Stone and Boston
PI Sunny Randall evolves as they help each other solve their latest
cases. Sunny has been hired to rescue a teen from a cult, while
Jesse investigates a mob shooting. Some strong language, some
violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2010.

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SPRING MOON: A NOVEL OF CHINA
Author:   LORD, BETTE
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02829
1 volume in 1 container

Begins in the fifth year of the reign of the Emperor Kuang Hsu, 1892,
in the courtyards of the House of Chang in Soochow. There the slave
girl of the child Spring Moon achieves a terrible revenge against the
clan. The saga follows the fortunes of this wealthy Chinese family up
to 1972 when Spring Moon, at ninety, leads five generations to a
gathering at the crumbled family tombs. Bestseller 1981.

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STANDS A CALDER MAN: CALDER SAGA, VOLUME 2
Author:   DAILEY, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CALDER SAGA    2

LB  03032
1 volume in 1 container

Webb Calder is used to fighting man and nature to get what he wants.
When homesteaders flock to Montana to seize their share of the
American dream and, incidentally, to cramp the Calders' style, Webb
finds among them the only woman he has ever wanted.  Sequel to
'This Calder Sky' (RC 17306) (BR 5052). Followed by 'Calder Born,
Calder Bred' (BR 5637). Bestseller. 1983.

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STEP ON A CRACK: A MICHAEL BENNETT MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MICHAEL BENNETT    1

LB  07252
1 volume in 1 container

NYPD hostage negotiator Michael Bennett lives with ten adopted
children and a dying wife when terrorists disrupt the funeral of a
former first lady at St. Patrick's Cathedral. With celebrities held
hostage, Bennett negotiates with henchmen led by the group's
mastermind, the Neat Man. Violence and strong language. Bestseller.
2007.

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STORIES OF EVA LUNA
Author:   ALLENDE, ISABEL
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04341
1 volume in 1 container

Rolfe Carle lies in bed beside Eva Luna and savors the love they have
just shared.  Breaking the quiet picture, he asks Eva to tell him a
story she has never told anyone before.  And she does -- twenty-three
in all.  She tells him stories about peasants and rich people,
beauties and tyrants, politicians and military leaders, and the bat-
tles between men and women.  Some descriptions of sex.  Companion to
"Eva Luna" (RC 29269).  Bestseller.

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STORM WARNING: A NOVEL
Author:   HIGGINS, JACK, 1929-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02102
1 volume in 1 container

1944. During World War II, some loyal German expatriates trapped in
Brazil plot to return to their homeland on the three-masted sailing
ship 'Deutschland.'  With five nuns also aboard as passengers, captain
Eric Berger and his crew attempt an impossible voyage across an ocean
dominated by British and American navies.  1976.

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STORY OF HENRI TOD
Author:   BUCKLEY, WILLIAM FRANK, 1925-2008
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLACKFORD OAKES    5

LB  03398
1 volume in 1 container

Suave CIA agent Blackford Oakes prowls Berlin in the darkest hours of
the Cold War to find out what Khrushchev actually plans to do. Oakes
makes contact with Henri Tod, leader of a daring group of young German
dissidents, who seems to know more than anyone else about Soviet in-
tentions. Some strong language. Bestseller 1983.

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STRATEGIC MOVES
Author:   WOODS, STUART
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STONE BARRINGTON     

LB  06627
1 volume in 1 container

Attorney Stone Barrington reels in a big--but shady--client for his
law firm, assists lottery winner Herbie Fisher with his legal
problems, and agrees to represent a fugitive arms dealer in
negotiations with the CIA. Further complicating Stone's life: his
latest lover is murdered. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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STREET LAWYER
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04570
1 volume in 1 container

At thirty-two, Michael is on the fast track to become a partner in his
prestigious Washington law firm, but that changes the day he is held
hostage by a homeless man.  Disillusioned by the realization that his
firm had illegally evicted the man, Michael quits his job to work for
the homeless. Some strong language and some violence. Bestseller.

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SUMMER OF KATYA
Author:   TREVANIAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03391
1 volume in 1 container

The novel recalls Dr. Jean-Marc Montjean's summer in 1914 in a rustic
French village before the outbreak of World War I, when he falls in
love with Katya, the twin sister of one of his patients. Montjean
quickly suspects that all is not well when Katya's brother takes
bizarre steps to conceal the truth about her before it is too late.
Bestseller 1983.

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SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLOSSOM STREET    6

LB  06893
1 volume in 1 container

Seattle. Lydia organizes a "knit-to-quit" class for people trying to
abandon their negative habits. Phoebe joins after calling off her
engagement, Bryan has job-related stresses, Anne Marie copes with a
recovering addict in her life, and Alix wants to stop smoking before
she becomes pregnant. Bestseller.  2009.

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SUMMONS
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04974
1 volume in 1 container

Law professor Ray Atlee arrives at the family home in rural
Mississippi and discovers his elderly father dead--and three million
dollars in cash. Ray decides not to tell his drug-addicted brother
about the loot. But someone is soon after him and the money.
Some strong language. Bestseller.

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SUNDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY #1
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    1

LB  05143
1 volume in 1 container

Edinburgh. Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics,
witnesses a young man's fatal fall in a concert hall and becomes
convinced that his death is not suicide. Following intuition, Isabel
investigates, assisted by a frosty banker, an upright housekeeper, and
her niece's rejected boyfriend. Bestseller. 2004.

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SWAMPLANDIA
Author:   RUSSELL, KAREN, 1981-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06768
1 volume in 1 container

A family-owned alligator-wrestling park in Florida struggles after
thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree's mother -- the attraction's star
performer -- dies. Then Ava's father disappears, her brother takes a
job at a competitor, and her sister runs away with a ghost. Strong
language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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SWAN PEAK: A DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL   17

LB  06080
1 volume in 1 container

Sheriff deputy Dave Robicheaux of New Iberia, Louisiana, his wife
Molly, and ex-partner Clete Purcel head to western Montana on
vacation. The men assist in a search for the murderer of two college
students, while an escaped convict arrives looking for his
ex-girlfriend. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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T IS FOR TRESPASS: A KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   20

LB  06163
1 volume in 1 container

Santa Teresa, California. After PI Kinsey Millhone's elderly neighbor
Gus Vronsky falls, his great-niece hires nurse Solana Rojas to care
for him. Kinsey investigates Solana's background, but doesn't learn
until much later that Solana is a sociopath who is abusing and robbing
Gus. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2007.

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TARA ROAD
Author:   BINCHY, MAEVE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04705
1 volume in 1 container

In Ireland, Ria's marriage falls apart when her husband leaves her
for his pregnant girlfriend; in Connecticut, Marilyn, unable to cope
with her son's death, separates from her husband. A phone call sets in
motion a swapping of houses for the summer and the chance for each
woman to rediscover herself. Bestseller. 1999.

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TASTE FOR DEATH
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ADAM DALGLIESH MYSTERY     

LB  03782
1 volume in 1 container

A cabinet minister is found with his throat slashed in the vestry
behind the altar of St. Matthew's in London, and across the room a
derelict lies dead, killed in the same grisly manner.  In charge of
the investigation is brooding Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh.
Some violence. Bestseller 1986.

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TATE: MCKETTRICKS OF TEXAS
Author:   MILLER, LINDA LAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MCKETTRICK   11
Series: MCKETTRICKS OF TEXAS    1

LB  06585
1 volume in 1 container

Texas. Tate McKettrick operates a cattle ranch and deals with his
ex-wife and their twins while Libby Remington runs her coffee shop.
Tate and Libby have relationship doubts, but the former high school
sweethearts fall in love all over again. Explicit descriptions of sex
and some strong language. Bestseller.  2010.

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TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT: THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY   10

LB  06234
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Agency"
Mr. Leungo Molofololo, proprietor of a local soccer team, believes a
saboteur is to blame for a recent losing streak. He hires Precious
Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency to investigate the
players. Meanwhile Mma Ramotswe tries to salvage her trusty, but
ailing, little van. Bestseller.  2009.

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TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE #2
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY    2

LB  04861
1 volume in 1 container

(The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series #2) Precious Ramotswe is the
eminently sensible and cunning proprietor of the only ladies' detec-
tive agency in Botswana. In "Tears of the Giraffe" she tracks a way-
ward wife, uncovers an unscrupulous maid, and searches for an
American man who disappeared into the plains many years ago. In the
midst of resolving uncertainties, pondering her impending marriage to
a good, kind man, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, and the promotion of her
talented secretary, she also finds her family suddenly and unexpected-
ly increased by two.

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TEN-LB. PENALTY
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04563
1 volume in 1 container

Eighteen-year-old Ben Juliard abandons his dream of becoming a
professional jockey when he is falsely accused of drug abuse. After
Ben joins the staff of his politically ambitious father, whose
enemies aim to derail his promising career, the pair join forces
in opposing the scandal-mongers.  Bestseller.

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TENNESSEE!
Author:   ROSS, DANA FULLER
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: WAGONS WEST   17

LB  03777
1 volume in 1 container

With gun, saber, or bare fists, Toby Holt, son of the great wagonmas-
ter Whip Holt, has the skill to best any foe.  But he has no armor for
his heart when a dangerous mission brings him face-to-face with a dual
threat--a brutal, renegade general and a beautiful woman he cannot
resist. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.  Sequel to
Louisiana! (RC 22995). Bestseller 1986.

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TENTH COMMANDMENT
Author:   SANDERS, LAWRENCE, 1920-1998
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03281
1 volume in 1 container

Joshua Bigg, the short chief investigator for an offbeat law firm,
finds that the link between one client's apparent suicide and the
disappearance of another is a widow-loving lay minister, Reverend
Knurr.  Bigg plows his way through a mountain of clues and starts
building a case against the killer when it is discovered that the
missing man is dead. Bestseller.

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TESTAMENT
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  05022
1 volume in 1 container

Billionaire Troy Phelan surprises his legal heirs by leaving his
entire estate to an illegitimate daughter, Rachel Lane. Because she
is a missionary living somewhere on the Brazil-Bolivia border, lawyer
Nate O'Riley's immediate problem is to find her and inform her of the
inheritance.  Bestseller.
  Some strong language.

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THAT CAMDEN SUMMER
Author:   SPENCER, LAVYRLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04420
1 volume in 1 container

In the early 1900s, divorcee Roberta Jewett, returning to her
childhood home in Maine with her three daughters, is talked about
and shunned by the community. Even Roberta's mother is ashamed of
her. Then Roberta develops a friendship with the man repairing
her home, and the neighbors are up in arms.  Bestseller.

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THEN COMES SEDUCTION: THE HUXTABLE QUINTET, BOOK 2
Author:   BALOGH, MARY
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: HUXTABLE QUINTET    2

LB  06226
1 volume in 1 container

Three years after he tried to seduce her to win a bet, rakish Jasper
Finley, the Baron Montford, pursues Katherine, the youngest daughter
in the Huxtable family. Katherine is still intrigued by Jasper and, to
quiet a scandal, agrees to marry him. Some explicit descriptions of
sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

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THIEF OF TIME: A NOVEL
Author:   HILLERMAN, TONY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE LEAPHORN AND JIM CHEE MYSTERY    8

LB  04196
1 volume in 1 container

Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navaho tribal police, grieving over the
death of his wife, resigns from the force when he is unable to resume
ordinary life after his loss.  But then an archaeologist disappears,
and the old juices begin to flow, especially when Leaphorn learns
that Officer Jim Chee is investigating the killing of two artifact
robbers linked to the archaeologist's disappearance.  Some strong
language.  Bestseller 1988.

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THIN AIR: A SPENSER NOVEL
Author:   PARKER, ROBERT B., 1932-2010
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SPENSER NOVEL   22

LB  04410
1 volume in 1 container

Spenser's long-time friend, police detective Frank Belson, has sought
out Spenser because he needs someone who will understand his problem.
His young bride, Lisa St. Claire, has disappeared without a trace. At
first Belson wants no help, but after Belson is shot, Spenser begins
searching for Lisa. He uncovers a rather unsavory past and learns
that Lisa is being held by her sociopathic ex-lover.  Bestseller.
Strong language.

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THIRTEEN MOONS
Author:   FRAZIER, CHARLES
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05154
1 volume in 1 container

Will Cooper reminisces about his long adventurous life. At the age of
twelve, Will traveled to North Carolina's Smoky Mountains to run a
trading post. He befriended a Cherokee tribe, fell in love, witnessed
the Trail of Tears, and joined the Confederacy. Violence and strong
language. Bestseller. 2006.

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THIS CALDER SKY: CALDER SAGA, VOLUME 3
Author:   DAILEY, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CALDER SAGA    3

LB  03027
1 volume in 1 container

The great Calder Empire stretches across the Montana plains as far as
the eye can see.  Everyone knows a Calder's word is law, and that one
day Chase Calder will take the reins of power and carry the name to
new glories.  But for handsome, arrogant Chase there is also beautiful
headstrong Maggie O'Rourke, who is determined to be free of the harsh
codes of hard men, and even Chase Calder's strong arms cannot hold
her. Second part of a series. Sequel to "Stands a Calder Man"
(BR 5333). Bestseller.

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THORN BIRDS
Author:   MCCULLOUGH, COLLEEN, 1937-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02198
  2 volumes in     2 containers

Saga of the Cleary family set in a vast Australian sheep station.
Central figures are beautiful Meggie and the one man she truly
loves-the handsome priest Ralph de Bricassart. Some strong language
and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1977.

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THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET: A NOVEL
Author:   MITCHELL, DAVID
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06592
1 volume in 1 container

Nagasaki, Japan; 1799. Dutch clerk Jacob de Zoet hopes to make his
fortune helping uncover theft for the Dutch East Indies Company. He
falls in love with disfigured midwife Orito, a samurai's daughter, but
treachery awaits both Jacob and Orito. Some violence and some strong
language. Bestseller.  2010.

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THREE WEISSMANNS OF WESTPORT
Author:   SCHINE, CATHLEEN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06392
1 volume in 1 container

After forty-eight years of marriage Joseph Weissman divorces his wife,
Betty, for a younger woman. Betty moves into a cousin's run-down
Connecticut beach cottage, where her middle-aged daughters Miranda and
Annie join her out of sympathy. Affairs, bankruptcy, and love ensue.
Strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

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THUNDER POINT
Author:   HIGGINS, JACK, 1929-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SEAN DILLON    2

LB  04368
1 volume in 1 container

In 1945 Martin Bormann fled Nazi Germany with a suitcase containing
the Windsor Protocol and a list of British and American supporters of
the Nazi cause. Now it is 1992. Hanry Baker has discovered a submarine
containing that suitcase lying off the Virgin Islands. Brigadier
Ferguson of British security gives Sean Dillion the task of recovering
those papers. But there are others who also want to find them. Strong
language and some violence. Bestseller. 1993.

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TIGER'S WIFE
Author:   OBREHT, TEA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06886
1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Natalia Stefanovic, on a goodwill mission to inoculate Balkans war
orphans, learns that her grandfather has died in a nearby village.
Natalia uncovers the origins of his stories about a "deathless" man
and a deaf-mute woman's strange relationship with a tiger. Strong
language and some violence. Bestseller. 2011.

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TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY
Author:   LE CARRE, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01721
1 volume in 1 container

In London, at the highest level of the British secret intelligence
organization known as the Circus, it has become evident that a double
agent has been implanted, perhaps by Moscow Centre. The list of sus-
pects has been narrowed down to five brilliant men. George Smiley
("The Spy Who Came in From the Cold") is called out of retirement to
unearth the "mole" among his former colleagues.  Bestseller.

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TO CATCH A KING
Author:   PATTERSON, HARRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02360
1 volume in 1 container

After the fall of France in 1940, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor are
house guests in a villa outside Lisbon. In Berlin, Hitler plans the
invasion of Britain and wants to use the duke politically as a puppet
king. He sends SS General Schellenberg to negotiate or, if necessary,
to kidnap the Windsors. Bestseller 1979.

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TOM CLANCY'S OP-CENTER
Author:   CLANCY, TOM, 1947-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: TOM CLANCYS OP CENTER     

LB  04450
1 volume in 1 container

The U.S. president founds Op-Center, a crisis-management team, to
interface with existing intelligence and military operations. Just
six months later, a bomb explodes in Seoul, South Korea, at the
anniversary celebration of the election of the country's first
president. Op-Center director Paul Hood moves to earn the center
international credentials.  Bestseller.
Some strong language and some violence.

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TOM CLANCY'S OP-CENTER: MIRROR IMAGE
Author:   CLANCY, TOM, 1947-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: TOM CLANCYS OP CENTER     

LB  04411
1 volume in 1 container

After the cold war, Moscow Minister of the Interior Dogin has lost an
election, but he is not about to give up all power: he has a secret
command center in St. Petersburg with reconnaissance and surgical
strike capabilities. Dogin's group will have a rival operations center
to contend with: the Washington, D.C., National Crisis Management
Center.  Bestseller.
Strong language and violence.

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TOO MUCH HAPPINESS: STORIES
Author:   MUNRO, ALICE, 1931-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06909
1 volume in 1 container

Ten short stories about family and relationships by Canadian author
and winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize. The title piece
imagines the professional and personal life of late-nineteenth-century
Russian mathematician Sophia Kovalevsky. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 2009.

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TOTAL CONTROL
Author:   BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04522
1 volume in 1 container

Jason Archer tells his attorney wife, Sidney, he is flying to Los
Angeles for a job interview when in fact he is traveling to Seattle
to hand over company secrets. When the L.A. plane that Jason was
supposed to be on blows up, Sidney and FBI agent Lee Sawyer try to
determine what actually happened to Jason.  Bestseller.
  Strong language, violence, and some descriptions of sex.

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TOUCH NOT THE CAT
Author:   STEWART, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02302
1 volume in 1 container

Tale about a phantom lover, an ancestral home, a father's strange
dying words, and a spirited young Englishwoman with the "gift"
who discovers that her lover may be her father's killer. Bestseller.
1976.

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TOXIC BACHELORS
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  05020
1 volume in 1 container

Three bachelor friends spend summer cruising the Mediterranean.
Philanthropist Charlie, celebrity attorney Adam, and artist Gray
unexpectedly find true love. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.
2005.

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TOXIN
Author:   COOK, ROBIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04576
1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Kim Reggis, a cardiac surgeon, ruminates about the merger of his
hospital with a cost-cutting medical corporation. When his daughter
contracts E. coli poisoning after eating an undercooked hamburger,
Reggis is infuriated that the new administration considers life-
saving tests too costly. He begins a clandestine investigation of the
meat industry.  Bestseller.

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TRAIL OF MEMORIES: THE QUOTATIONS OF LOUIS L'AMOUR
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04603
1 volume in 1 container

Passages from the works of Louis L'Amour selected by his daughter.
These excerpts, she feels, not only contain ideas that affected
her life, but focus on subjects her father stressed as she was growing
up.  Includes L'Amour's comments on life, opportunity, growth
and change, winning and losing, Indians, trust, survival, dreaming,
and death.  Bestseller 1988.

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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   33

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

LB  06842
1 volume in 1 container

Cilla purchases the neglected Virginia farm where her grandmother
Janet, a famous actress, committed suicide. As Cilla works on the
house, she meets her intriguing graphic-novelist neighbor, discovers
Janet's mysterious love letters--and becomes the target of threatening
vandalism. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.
Bestseller. 2008.

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TRIPLE
Author:   FOLLETT, KEN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02422
1 volume in 1 container

In 1968 Israeli intelligence learns too late that Egypt will be
developing her own atomic bombs within months, which could lead to
the end of the young nation unless it finds a source of uranium.  An
Israeli agent devises a plan to lead the quietest hijacking in
history.  With him is a half-English, half-Arab young woman of
uncertain allegiance.  Strong language and explicit descriptions of
sex.  Bestseller.

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TROUBLED MAN: A KURT WALLANDER MYSTERY
Author:   MANKELL, HENNING, 1948-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KURT WALLANDER MYSTERY    9

LB  06692
1 volume in 1 container

As aging chief inspector Wallander's forgetfulness gets him into
trouble at work, his daughter Linda has a baby with her lover Hans.
When the baby's ex-military grandfather goes missing, Hans asks
Wallander to investigate. Then Hans' mother disappears, too.
Originally published in Sweden in 2009. Some violence. 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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U IS FOR UNDERTOW: A KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   21

LB  06270
1 volume in 1 container

California, 1988. Twenty-seven-year-old Michael Sutton shares his
recovered childhood memories of an unsolved 1967 kidnapping case
involving a four-year-old girl with PI Kinsey Millhone. Though
skeptical, Kinsey agrees to take on the cold case. But Michael's
questionable reliability as a witness complicates Kinsey's
investigation. Bestseller.  2009.

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UNDER ORDERS: A SID HALLEY MYSTERY
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SID HALLEY     

LB  05200
1 volume in 1 container

One-armed jockey-turned-private-investigator Sid Halley investigates
Internet gambling and possible race fixing for various clients. After
jockey Huw Walker is murdered during a race on Cheltenham Gold Cup
Day, Sid suspects the homicide is connected to his
investigation--especially after Sid's girlfriend is threatened.
Bestseller. 2006.

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UTAH!  WAGONS WEST, VOL. 12
Author:   ROSS, DANA FULLER
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: WAGONS WEST   12

LB  03385
1 volume in 1 container

Toby Holt and Rob Martin struggle to keep moving westward as marauding
Shoshoni Indians and a ruthless landowner threaten America's trans-
continental railroad link. At the same time, a sinister stranger
threatens Clarissa Holt and Beth Martin with a legacy of murder and
shame. Sequel to Dakota! (RC 19244). Some descriptions of sex. Best-
seller 1984.

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V IS FOR VENGEANCE
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   22

LB  07020
1 volume in 1 container

1988. A middle-aged woman is found dead--an apparent suicide--soon
after PI Kinsey Millhone reports her to department-store detectives
for stealing. When the woman's boyfriend hires Kinsey to look into her
death, Kinsey's investigation uncovers a Mob family, a shoplifting
ring, and a star-crossed romance. Violence and strong language.
Bestseller.  2011.

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VALHALLA EXCHANGE
Author:   PATTERSON, HARRY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02177
1 volume in 1 container

Suspenseful adventure tale and bittersweet romance in the closing
days of World War II in Berlin.  American war hero General Canning
one of the VIP's being held prisoner for surrender bargaining
by Martin  Bormann, also tries to persuade the German Commander
to surrender to the Allies.  Some strong language.  Bestseller.

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VALLEY OF HORSES
Author:   AUEL, JEAN M
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EARTHS CHILDREN    2

LB  03006
1 volume in 1 container

Ice Age heroine Ayla sets out on her own odyssey of discovery away
from the nurturing adoptive family and friends of the Clan. She
finally reaches the Valley of Horses, where she rescues a young man
from certain death and struggles against her deep attraction for him.
Sequel to 'The Clan of the Cave Bear' (RC 15791). Explicit descrip-
tions of sex. Bestseller 1982.

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VANISHED
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04402
1 volume in 1 container

When Charles Delauney walks into St. Patrick's Cathedral he has no
idea that the next few months will bring unbearable horrors for him.
Marielle Patterson has not seen Charles for about seven years when she
runs into him at the cathedral. Then, within two days, Marielle's
four-year-old son vanishes, and Charles is charged with kidnapping
him. Bestseller. Some strong language. 1993.

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VERMILION
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02830
1 volume in 1 container

Lindsay Phillips, a New York fashion  designer, receives an
anonymous letter suggesting that her sister had a hand in their
father's death.  Lindsay's imaginary childhood playmate and adult
alter ego prods her to confront the mystery of her father's death,
the dark circumstances of her own birth, and her long-denied love
for her brother-in-law.   Bestseller

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VILLA
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  05309
1 volume in 1 container

Tereza Giambelli merges her world-renowned family wine company with
that of her second husband, vintner Eli MacMillan. She arranges for
her granddaughter, Sophia, and his grandson, Tyler, to work together.
The move causes family conflicts and uncovers secrets, threatening
the business. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong
language. Bestseller.

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VOICE OF THE NIGHT
Author:   KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04612
1 volume in 1 container

Colin and Roy, both fourteen, have been best friends since Colin
moved to town a month ago. No one can understand how they became best
friends because Colin is very shy, and Roy is very popular. Unfortu-
nately, it proves to be a dangerous friendship. It seems that Roy has
an unhealthy interest in women and in killing things.  Bestseller.
Strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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VOYAGE: A NOVEL OF 1896
Author:   HAYDEN, STERLING
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03762
1 volume in 1 container

Adventure of Captain Pendleton's ill-starred voyage on the windjammer
"Neptune's Car" around Cape Horn to San Francisco. The brawny crew
is driven to mutiny and murder by overwork and ill treatment. Strong
language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.

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WALK TO REMEMBER
Author:   SPARKS, NICHOLAS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05253
1 volume in 1 container

Fifty-seven-year-old Landon thinks back to 1958, the year that changed
his life. Pious, bible-carrying Jamie Sullivan asks seventeen-year-old
Landon to costar with her in the Christmas play written by her
preacher father. As they spend time together, Landon is shocked to
realize he's falling in love. Bestseller.

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WALKING DRUM
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03380
1 volume in 1 container

In twelfth-century Brittany, young Mathurin Kerbouchard, escaping
from the evil baron who has slain Mathurin's mother and plundered
their estate, is forced into galley slavery.  Quickly gaining con-
trol of the boat, the bold adventurer lands in Moorish Spain and
attempts to rescue his corsair father.  Journeying across Europe to
Asia, Mathurin becomes a famed scholar, merchant, doctor, and lover.
Bestseller 1984.

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WEDDING
Author:   GARWOOD, JULIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MACALISTER SAGA    1

LB  06445
1 volume in 1 container

In twelfth-century Scotland, Lady Brenna is on her way to an
arranged marriage with Laird MacNare when her party is attacked
by Laird MacAlister. MacAlister, to whom she proposed when she was
just a child, forces Lady Brenna to marry him.  Bestseller.
Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence.

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WEDDING
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04694
1 volume in 1 container

According to her therapist, entertainer lawyer Allegra Steinberg is
attracted to noncommittal men. True, her lover, Brandon, hasn't
finalized his divorce, but at twenty-nine Allegra isn't ready for
marriage. Then Brandon shows his true colors and Allegra meets the
perfect mate. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language.
Bestseller. 2000.

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WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06169
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07257
1 volume in 1 container

When she was sixteen, Carolyn MacKenzie's brother Mack disappeared
but each Mother's Day Mack makes a brief call home. Ten years later
Carolyn, now an attorney, interrupts the call to tell Mack that she
will find him. Despite a warning from Mack, Carolyn persists and
finds herself in danger. Bestseller. 2008

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WHITE HOT
Author:   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07264
1 volume in 1 container

Destiny, Louisiana. Sayre Lynch returns home after her brother's
questionable suicide. She investigates the death as charges of labor
unrest, bribery, and murder envelop other relatives. Darker secrets
emerge while she develops a love/hate relationship with a close family
associate. Descriptions of sex and strong language. Bestseller. 2004.

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WICKED DAY
Author:   STEWART, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MERLIN    4

LB  03286
1 volume in 1 container

A vivid retelling of the story of Mordred, bastard son of King Arthur
and his half-sister. This version portrays Mordred, who Merlin pro-
phesied would be Arthur's doom, as a victim of fate rather than a
dastardly traitor. Follows "The Crystal Cave" (RC/FD 11453, BR 5771),
"The Hollow Hills" (RC/RD 6788, BR 5781), and "The Last  Enchantment"
(RC/FD 13831, BR 5884).  Bestseller 1983.

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WICKED GAME
Author:   JACKSON, LISA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WICKED SERIES BY LISA JACKSON AND NANCY BUSH    1

LB  06959
1 volume in 1 container

When a skeleton is excavated at her old high school, Becca Sutcliff is
again haunted by visions of her  friend Jessie, who disappeared two
decades ago. Former classmates fall under suspicion, Becca falls for
Jessie's old boyfriend, and a stalker targets victims among them.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

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WILD HORSES
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04483
1 volume in 1 container

Newmarket, home of English thoroughbred racing, is being used as the
background for a film based on a murder some years back among the
horsey set. During a break in the shooting, director Thomas Lyon
visits an old friend, a newspaper columnist, who makes a deathbed
confession that Lyon discovers is related to the film in progress.
Soon it becomes clear that someone with a good memory wants to stop
the film.  Bestseller. Some strong language. 1994.

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WINGS
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04395
1 volume in 1 container

As a child, Cassie O'Malley knew that she wanted to be a pilot like
her father. He refused to instruct her, so she got family friend and
ace pilot Nick Galvin to give her lessons. Cassie becomes an outstand-
ing pilot who enjoys participating in air shows. Desmond Williams sees
her at one and offers her a job. Cassie accepts and becomes involved
in an adventure bigger than she dreamed of.  Bestseller.
Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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WINNER
Author:   BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04568
1 volume in 1 container

LuAnn Tyler, a poor unwed mother in rural Georgia, is asked by a
stranger to take part in an illegal lottery scheme. LuAnn unwillingly
accepts the winning ticket in exchange for a life abroad. But when
she tries to return ten years later, she jeopardizes her life.
Bestseller.
  Some violence.

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WINTER SOLSTICE: A NOVEL
Author:   PILCHER, ROSAMUNDE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04701
1 volume in 1 container

Elfrida, a retired actress; Oscar, a recent widower; Carrie, recover-
ing from a love affair; Lucy, Carrie's niece; and Sam, deserted by
his wife, spend the winter solstice in a Scottish cottage, where they
form a lasting bond that allows them to recover from their various
challenges and losses. Bestseller.

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WINTER STUDY: AN ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY
Author:   BARR, NEVADA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY     

LB  06899
1 volume in 1 container

Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns to the frigid Isle Royale National
Park on Lake Superior to join the fifty-year-old winter wolf study
along with two scientists from Homeland Security who need to ascertain
its feasibility. Anna's uneasiness is justified when a biotechnician
is killed. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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WISCONSIN!
Author:   ROSS, DANA FULLER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WAGONS WEST   19

LB  03772
1 volume in 1 container

A continuing saga of adventure and romance that features famed rough-
rider and frontiersman Toby Holt, son of the legendary wagon master
Whip Holt. He struggles to build his fledgling lumber operation in
Wisconsin's forests despite the opposition of the established wealthy
lumber barons. Sequel to Illinois! (RC 23950). Bestseller 1987.

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WISH LIST
Author:   MICHAELS, FERN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06415
1 volume in 1 container

Ariel Hart is approaching the big Five-0, and two husbands and a
brilliant acting career have not made her happy. Now she is on the
skids, and her "wish list" is growing. If only she could recapture
the way she felt at sixteen when she and Felix Sanchez were secretly
married in Tijuana. Perhaps if she returns to her childhood home of
Chula Vista, life will improve.  Strong language and some explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1996.

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WITCHES OF EASTWICK
Author:   UPDIKE, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03483
1 volume in 1 container

A witty, audacious novel about three modern-day witches living in
Eastwick, Rhode Island, in the 1960s. Divorced and in their thirties,
they would eventually like to conjure up new husbands for themselves.
But their powers remain largely unfocused until a rich, vulgar, sexy
stranger moves to town. Some strong language and some descriptions of
sex. Bestseller 1984.

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WITH THIS RING
Author:   QUICK, AMANDA
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04565
1 volume in 1 container

Beatrice Poole, an early nineteenth-century novelist, takes up the
search for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite following the suspicious
death of her Uncle Reggie who supposedly had the rings. She arrives
at Monkcrest Abbey hoping for help from "mad monk" Leo Drake. As
their mysterious search continues, they begin to fall in love.
Bestseller.

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WITHOUT REMORSE: A JOHN KELLY NOVEL #1
Author:   CLANCY, TOM, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOHN KELLY    1

LB  04393
1 volume in 1 container

John Kelly can't blame anyone when his pregnant wife is killed in a
traffic accident by a runaway truck. But months later, when his new
girlfriend is mowed down by her drug-dealing pimps, Kelly has a target
for revenge. At the same time, he must don his "Clark" identity (from
his Navy Seals days) and, once more, help his government out in
Vietnam. Bestseller.     Strong language, violence, and some explicit
descriptions of sex.

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XPD
Author:   DEIGHTON, LEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02902
1 volume in 1 container

In 1979 a stolen World War II document is about to surface and all of
the most secret agents of Great Britain, the United States, Germany,
and the Soviet Union are readied for a desperate battle of wits and
violence. The secret in the document withheld for forty years has been
considered so dangerous that anyone who learns of it must die, his
file stamped XPD: Expedient Demise.  Bestseller 1981.

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ZERO DAY
Author:   BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOHN PULLER     

LB  07007
1 volume in 1 container

When a colonel and his family are murdered in their remote West
Virginia home, the army sends investigator John Puller to the crime
scene. Puller arrives to find yet another body, and joins forces with
the local detective investigating the case, sergeant Samantha Cole.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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English Non-Fiction

1776
Author:   MCCULLOUGH, DAVID G.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05010
1 volume in 1 container

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian chronicles the struggles of the
Continental Army during the disastrous year of 1776. Highlights George
Washington's failed New York campaign and the retreat across New
Jersey. Assesses the political, economic, and social problems the
young nation encountered during the turbulent months from August to
December. Bestseller. 2005.

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20 YEARS YOUNGER: LOOK YOUNGER, FEEL YOUNGER, BE YOUNGER!
Author:   GREENE, BOB (BOB W.)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06860
1 volume in 1 container

Exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and contributing writer for
oprah.com Green posits that signs of aging should be fought on four
fronts: exercise, nutrition, skin care, and restorative rest. Working
with a dermatologist and experts in sleep and healthful eating, Greene
prescribes routines for each area. Bestseller. 2011.

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ACROSS CHINA
Author:   JENKINS, PETER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03741
1 volume in 1 container

This description of the author's journey from Tibet to Inner
Mongolia also includes an account of his experiences with the
1984 mountain-climbing expedition that scaled the North Wall
of Mt. Everest.  Jenkins walked across China accompanied only
by a Chinese-born interpreter.  He relates his adventures
living in a Mongolian village, dining on yak in Tibet, and
being followed in Beijing.  Bestseller 1986.

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ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
Author:   HERRIOT, JAMES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01517
1 volume in 1 container

Whether on his back in a stable trying to deliver a calf during
a snowstorm or comforting a lonely old man whose only companion,
a dog, has died, the author brings a gift of humanity in these
memoirs. 1972.

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ALL I KNOW ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR I LEARNED IN LOEHMANN'S DRESSING ROOM
Author:   BOMBECK, ERMA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04480
1 volume in 1 container

Essays in which Bombeck contrasts humans, her favorite species, with
other creatures in the animal kingdom. Animals, she says, may have
"more fur, fewer teeth...and more interesting sex lives," but "we
breathe the same air...and have the same goal--survival."  A cheetah
may be the fastest runner on earth, but compared to the IRS when they
cash your check, the big cat is standing still.  Bestseller. 1995.

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ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
Author:   HERRIOT, JAMES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01767
  2 volumes in     2 containers

Sequel to "All Creatures Great and Small" (RC/FD 6096, LB 1517).
Further episodes in the life of a sensitive Scottish veterinary sur-
geon with a rural practice in Yorkshire, England. Herriot, now married
to Helen, continues to work with Siegfried Farnon and his apprentice
brother, Tristan, and takes a personal interest in the lives of both
the animals and the people he encounters. 1974.

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ALL THINGS WISE AND WONDERFUL
Author:   HERRIOT, JAMES
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02120
  2 volumes in     2 containers

LB  06102
  2 volumes in     2 containers

A Yorkshire veterinarian recalls his stint in the RAF during World
War II and his early days as a husband and new father. Away from home
and longing to be back in the Dales, the serviceman comforts himself
with reminiscences of the Yorkshire country, people, and animals who
have so enriched his life. Sequel to "All Things Bright and Beautiful"
(BR 5041). Strong language.  [Pub. in Eng. as "Vet in a Spin" (BR
3878, LB 2221). 1976.

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AMITYVILLE HORROR
Author:   ANSON, JAY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02273
1 volume in 1 container

This is a true story. It is the story of the Lutzes who move into a
house in Amityville, New York. The house had been the scene of a
mass murder, but to the Lutzes, it was the ideal home. The horror
began on the first day and lasted till they fled, leaving all their
belongings. 1979.

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ANATOMY OF AN ILLNESS AS PERCEIVED BY THE PATIENT
Author:   COUSINS, NORMAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02401
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle: Reflections on Healing and Regeneration. The author's re-
flections generated by his triumph over a crippling illness. Cousins
investigates the chemistry of the will to live and the factors that
set in motion the capacity for self-healing. He also believes that
humor and laughter as well as a strong doctor-patient relationship aid
the body in its natural healing powers. Bestseller 1979.

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AND MORE BY ANDY ROONEY
Author:   ROONEY, ANDREW A.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03013
1 volume in 1 container

The amiable author's latest collections of humorous newspaper columns.
He puzzles over the family cars, his checkbook, appliances that don't
work, repair people who don't fix articles properly, and diets that
are impossible to follow.  Sequel to "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney"
(RC 17339). Bestseller 1982.

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AND SO IT GOES: ADVENTURES IN TELEVISION
Author:   ELLERBEE, LINDA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03936
1 volume in 1 container

Informative and irreverent account of the internal operations of
television news by a serious journalist with an unfailing sense of
humor.  Some strong language.  Bestseller 1986.

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ANN-MARGRET: MY STORY
Author:   ANN-MARGRET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04487
1 volume in 1 container

Nominated twice for an Academy Award, Ann-Margret has sung, danced,
and acted in movies, on television, and on stage including (at the age
of fifty) a performance with the Rockettes. After a brief romance with
Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret married actor Roger Smith. She discusses
how they remained together despite her battle with alcohol, a serious
accident, and negative press about their relationship. Bestseller.
1994.

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AUDACITY OF HOPE: THOUGHTS ON RECLAIMING THE AMERICAN DREAM
Author:   OBAMA, BARACK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05207
1 volume in 1 container

Democratic senator from Illinois and author of Dreams from My Father
(RC 43877) details his ideas to improve the country. Discusses
American values, the U.S. Constitution, religion, globalization, race,
and other subjects of interest to voters. Bestseller. 2006.

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AUNT ERMA'S COPE BOOK: HOW TO GET FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY IN TWELVE DAYS
Author:   BOMBECK, ERMA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02395
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle: How to Get from Monday to Friday in Twelve Days.  Comedy of
the how-to/self-help mania that zooms in on favorite national pastimes
and preoccupations. The humorist claims she never knew how miserable
she was until she tried to find out why she was happy. Her inalienable
right to pursue happiness leads her to "Fear of Buying" and " Is There
a Draft in Your Open Marriage". Bestseller 1979.

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BERMUDA TRIANGLE
Author:   BERLITZ, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01812
1 volume in 1 container

Known as the Bermuda Triangle, the mysterious area of the Western
Atlantic has been the scene of numerous inexplicable disappearances
of both planes and ship. Adding to the mystery is the area's high
incidence of UFO sightings. The author presents the history of this
incredible phenomenon and proposes intriguing theories about the
strange forces that may account for it. 1974.

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BESS W. TRUMAN
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03998
1 volume in 1 container

Drawing on her reminiscences and her parents' voluminous correspon-
dence, Margaret Truman offers an intimate portrait of her reticent
mother.  Stresses Bess Truman's lifelong loyalty to her own mother as
the predominant influence on her life, marriage, and motherhood.
Bestseller 1986.

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BEST OF DEAR ABBY
Author:   VAN BUREN, ABIGAIL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02854
1 volume in 1 container

Collection of the author's syndicated columns with a brief story of
her life as Pauline Esther Friedman, twin of Esther Pauline, the popu-
lar columnist Ann Landers.  The remainder of the book is made up of
letters and snappy responses.  The correspondence is arranged by
topics such as marriage, sex, snoring, teen traumas, infidelity, pets,
and aging.  Bestseller 1981.

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BETTY, A GLAD AWAKENING
Author:   FORD, BETTY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03775
1 volume in 1 container

The former first lady details with candor her battle with drug
and alcohol addiction.  She covers the development and discovery
of her illness, the initial intervention and detoxification,
the period of treatment, and the continuing group sessions with
her fellow alcoholics.  These experiences led the author to help
found the Betty Ford Center in Southern California, a pioneering
program for addicts.  Some strong language.  Bestseller 1987.

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BEYOND BAND OF BROTHERS: THE WAR MEMOIRS OF MAJOR DICK WINTERS
Author:   WINTERS, DICK
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05215
1 volume in 1 container

Memoirs of the leader and men of Easy Company, profiled in Stephen
Ambrose's Band of Brothers (RC 40283) book and HBO series. The major
describes the WWII battles fought to liberate Europe and the spirit of
camaraderie and friendship within his infantry regiment. Violence and
strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE
Author:   GUINNESS, ALEC
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03877
1 volume in 1 container

The great English actor remembers his life, family, friends, and
career--from an unpromising first entrance on the legitimate stage
to Star Wars.  This treasury of recollections and anecdotes features
such friends as Ralph Richardson, Sir Lawrence Olivier, and Tyrone
Guthrie.  Bestseller 1986.
[Also FD 23015.]

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BLUE HIGHWAYS: A JOURNEY INTO AMERICA
Author:   HEAT MOON, WILLIAM LEAST
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03126
1 volume in 1 container

With humor and compassion, the author, who is part American Indian,
recounts his travels of some 12,000 miles along the backroads of
America in his live-in van.  Seeking out such obscure places as
Dimebox, Texas; Nameless, Tennessee; and Lookingglass, Oregon, and in
search of himself, he found an America that restored his beliefs.
Some strong language. Bestseller 1982.

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BOOMERANG: TRAVELS IN THE NEW THIRD WORLD
Author:   LEWIS, MICHAEL (MICHAEL M.)
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07050
1 volume in 1 container

Author who analyzed the 2008 credit crisis in The Big Short (DB 71207)
traveled to Germany, Ireland, Iceland, and Greece to see firsthand the
causes and effects of worldwide financial turmoil. Concludes with a
warning about ballooning municipal debt in the United
States--especially California. Strong language. Bestseller.  2011.

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BOY WHO CAME BACK FROM HEAVEN
Author:   MALARKEY, KEVIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06931
1 volume in 1 container

Title continues: "A remarkable account of miracles, angels, and life
beyond this world." Father recounts the 2004 car accident that injured
him and left his six-year-old son Alex in a coma. Alex describes
waking two months later and discovering that some of his spinal
injuries had healed without medical intervention--and believing that
he had entered heaven and met Jesus. Bestseller. 2010.

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BREAKING NIGHT
Author:   MURRAY, LIZ, 1980-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06600
1 volume in 1 container

Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx.
Taunted at school for her dirty clothes and lice-infested hair, she
skipped classes and wound up in a girls' home and eventually, at
fifteen, on the streets. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she became
determined to go back to school. While homeless, Liz squeezed four
years into two, won a New York Times scholarship, and made it into
Harvard. Strong language. 2010.

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BRIDGE ACROSS FOREVER: A LOVESTORY
Author:   BACH, RICHARD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03407
1 volume in 1 container

The author of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" (FD 6610) writes of his
long quest for his soulmate, the one brilliant and beautiful woman
who can set him free to experience love and immortality in the here
and now. In this book he shares an intimate view of their discovery
of each other and the depths of their love, which has led them on
many journeys, including out-of-body experiences. Bestseller 1984.

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BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME: FROM THE BIG BANG TO BLACK HOLES
Author:   HAWKING, S. W. (STEPHEN W.)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04264
1 volume in 1 container

The famous theoretical physicist, afflicted by Lou Gehrig's disease
since graduate school, is best known for his inquiries into the
nature of black holes.  This work recaps modern physicists' attempts
to understand how and why the universe exists.  Hawking claims that
these attempts reach ever closer to a single theory that, if complete
and convincing, would enable us "to know the mind of God."  Bestseller
1988.

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COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS
Author:   FULLER, ALEXANDRA, 1969-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06871
1 volume in 1 container

Following her memoir about her African childhood, Don't Let's Go to
the Dogs Tonight (RC 53942), Fuller describes her Scottish mother and
English father's origins and farm life in Kenya, Rhodesia, and finally
Zambia. Covers multiple civil wars and highlights struggles with
racism and personal tragedies. Bestseller. 2011.

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COMMITTED: A SKEPTIC MAKES PEACE WITH MARRIAGE
Author:   GILBERT, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06292
1 volume in 1 container

Author of Eat, Pray, Love (RC/DB 61789, LB 06160) recounts her
relationship with Felipe, whom she met in Bali. He shares her fear of
matrimony--but marry they must if he is to remain with her in the
United States. Chronicles her second journey, contemplating love and
researching marriage through Southeast Asia. Strong language.
Bestseller. 2010.

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COMMUNION: A TRUE STORY
Author:   STRIEBER, WHITLEY
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03770
1 volume in 1 container

The author's account of a possible real encounter with extra-
terrestrials.  Strieber believes that he and his family have had
a series of personal contacts with intelligent nonhuman beings in his
isolated cabin in Ulster County, New York.  Bestseller 1987.
[Issued in Spanish as "Comunion" RC 40863.]

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CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD
Author:   WALSCH, NEALE DONALD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD    1

LB  04500
1 volume in 1 container

Walsch states that in the spring of 1992, "God began talking with
you. Through me."  Here he discusses with God people's questions
about marriage and family, health, money, power, and the hereafter.
Prequel to "Conversations with God, Book 2" (RC 44644). Bestseller.
1995.

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CORONER
Author:   NOGUCHI, THOMAS T.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03226
1 volume in 1 container

The flamboyant, controversial chief medical examiner of Los Angeles
County expands on the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, Sharon Tate, Natalie
Wood, John Belushi, and other luminaries. Dr. Noguchi talks openly
about his own life and includes much information about the techniques
and profession of forensic medicine. Bestseller 1983.

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DANCING IN THE LIGHT
Author:   MACLAINE, SHIRLEY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03594
1 volume in 1 container

The entertainer recalls the year of her fiftieth birthday when she
was awarded an Oscar and continued her spiritual odyssey.  With dis-
arming frankness, she recounts her affair with a young Russian film-
maker, her family life, her association with spiritual guides, and
her adventures with reincarnation.  Sequel to Out on a Limb (RC19227).
Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.  Bestseller 1985.

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DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC: A TALE OF MADNESS, MEDICINE, AND THE MURDER
Author:   MILLARD, CANDICE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07107
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "of a President"
Chronicles the life of James A. Garfield (1831-1881), the twentieth
American president. Highlights Garfield's rise from poverty to the
Oval Office. Details the attack by deranged office-seeker Charles
Guiteau and the medical care that killed Garfield despite the efforts
of Alexander Graham Bell. Bestseller.  2011.

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DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT: AN AFRICAN CHILDHOOD
Author:   FULLER, ALEXANDRA, 1969-
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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DONAHUE: MY OWN STORY
Author:   DONAHUE, PHIL
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02800
1 volume in 1 container

Brief candid memoirs of the popular television talk-show host. Donahue
tells of his childhood in Cleveland, his college experience at Notre
Dame, the transformation of his faith, the pain of divorce, and his
single-minded determination to make it in show business. Some strong
language. Bestseller 1979.

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DORIS DAY: HER OWN STORY
Author:   HOTCHNER, A.E.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01934
  2 volumes in     2 containers

The actress-singer candidly reminisces about her Pollyanna image,
her triumphs and tragedies, her career, and her three disastrous
marriages. Hotchner includes interviews with Day's son, Terry Melcher;
her mother; her friends; and actors James Garner, Jack Lemmon, and
James Stewart.  Bestseller 1975.

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EAT, PRAY, LOVE: ONE WOMAN'S SEARCH FOR EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY,
Author:   GILBERT, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06160
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "India, and Indonesia"
Successful young author, recently divorced, seeks distraction and
solace during a year of travel. She describes finding culinary
pleasure in civilized Italy, ascetic meditation on an ashram in India,
and a love affair in Bali. Bestseller. 2005.

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ECHOES IN THE DARKNESS
Author:   WAMBAUGH, JOSEPH
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03786
1 volume in 1 container

The policeman-turned-novelist describes the bizarre "Main Line"
murder case of 1979.  Susan Reinert, a teacher at Main Line
High School in Upper Marion, Pennsylvania, is found murdered,
and her two young children are missing.  The skein of the mur-
der is highly complex, focusing on Bill Bradfield, an amorous
teacher and self-styled expert in Greek, and Dr. Jay Smith,
Main Line's principal.  Some strong language and some descrip-
tions of sex.  Bestseller 1987.

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ELIZABETH TAYLOR: THE LAST STAR
Author:   KELLEY, KITTY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02828
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle: The Last Star.  Depicts the well-publicized life of the
beautiful actress from her days as a ten-year-old MGM prodigy, through
lovers and husbands, to her recent stage debut on Broadway and her
role as a Senator's wife. Kelley portrays Taylor's glamour and singu-
lar lifestyle as a woman who is both exploiter and exploited in love.
Some strong language.  Bestseller 1981.
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ELVIS AND ME
Author:   PRESLEY, PRISCILLA BEAULIEU
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03556
1 volume in 1 container

Priscilla Presley describes her relationship with Elvis beginning with
their first meeting in Germany when he was in the U.S. Army and she
was fourteen years old.  Although she lived with Elvis in Tennessee,
she claims they indulged only in "sex games" and that their relation-
ship was never consummated until marriage.  Some strong language and
some descriptions of sex.  Bestseller 1985.

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EVERY LIVING THING
Author:   HERRIOT, JAMES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04456
1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to "The Lord God Made Them All" (FD/RC 15864, BR 4945),
Dr. Herriot looks back at his family and his practice after World War
II, when he and his partners expanded their care of farm animals to
include more and more small animals. He introduces new assistants and
villagers, whose various livestock and pets Herriot and his partners
treat with new medical techniques, knowledge, common sense, and love.
Bestseller. 1992.

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EVERYTHING TO GAIN: MAKING THE MOST OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
Author:   CARTER, JIMMY, 1924-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03740
1 volume in 1 container

Account of how the former president and first lady made the
transition from the White House to Plains, Georgia.  In this joint
narrative with individual interjections when recollections or inter-
pretations differ, the Carters tell of their involvement in a host of
projects and volunteerism.  Bestseller 1987.

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FEARLESS: IMAGINE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT FEAR
Author:   LUCADO, MAX
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06642
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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FIRST LADY FROM PLAINS
Author:   CARTER, ROSALYNN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03358
1 volume in 1 container

In this brightly written memoir, Rosalynn Carter recalls her early
years in Plains, Georgia, and describes her deep involvement in her
husband's career. She assisted the former president first in his
business, then in the Georgia governor's mansion, and finally at the
White House. Offers her views on many events, from the Camp David
talks between Begin and Sadat to the Iranian hostage crisis. Best-
seller 1984.

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FONDA: MY LIFE
Author:   FONDA, HENRY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02930
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle: My Life.   Relates the triumphs and tragedies of the actor's
life and celebrated career. Tells of his five wives and his well-known
friends, many of them superstars of Hollywood, Broadway, or Washington
including Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, and the Kennedys. Some strong
language. Bestseller 1981.

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FOUNDING MOTHERS: THE WOMEN WHO RAISED OUR NATION
Author:   ROBERTS, COKIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06176
1 volume in 1 container

Political commentator and news analyst examines the role of Abigail
Adams, Deborah Read Franklin, Martha Washington, and other prominent
colonial women in founding the United States. Discusses their work
outside the domestic sphere to manage businesses, run plantations, and
defend their homes in the absence of men. Bestseller. 2004.

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GRACE: THE SECRET LIVES OF A PRINCESS
Author:   SPADA, JAMES
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03927
1 volume in 1 container

A full-scale, tell-all biography of the late Princess of Monaco,
the former Grace Kelly of Philadelphia.  Contains shocking reve-
lations behind the squeaky clean, nice-Catholic-girl image.
Reveals the untold story of her promiscuous days in Hollywood,
her problems with the Rainier family, and her bouts with alco-
hol.  Some strong language.  Bestseller 1987.

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GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER OVER THE SEPTIC TANK
Author:   BOMBECK, ERMA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02175
1 volume in 1 container

Humorous expose of suburban life by the bestselling author and
syndicated columnist. The story of lonely wives having lunch with
their wigs, husbands fighting for custody of the lawn, the myth of the
suburban orgy, what it's like to be a dieter in search of a lettuce
that tastes like lasagne, and much more. Bestseller 1976.

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GROWING UP
Author:   BAKER, RUSSELL, 1925-
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03022
1 volume in 1 container

The Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times presents
a funny yet touching account of his checkered family history and
his middle class upbringing in Maryland and New Jersey during the
Depression.  He describes his life from the Virginia mountain heritage
of his ancestors to the beginning of his newspaper career.  Some
descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1982. Pulitzer Prize for Biography
1983.

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HERE COMES TROUBLE: STORIES FROM MY LIFE
Author:   MOORE, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06872
1 volume in 1 container

Moore presents twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and stranger-than-
fiction vignettes from his own early life. One moment he's an eleven
year old boy lost in the U.S. Senate and found by Bobby Kennedy; and
in the next, he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and
confused Ronald Reagan. Strong language, some violence and some
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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HIS EXCELLENCY: GEORGE WASHINGTON
Author:   ELLIS, JOSEPH J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04920
1 volume in 1 container

Author of Founding Brothers (RC 51469, BR 12931) delves into the life
and times of America's first president. Uses personal papers and
historical accounts to recreate the man who was a French and Indian
War soldier, plantation owner, businessman, and savvy politician who
forged a new nation. Bestseller. 2004.

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HOLD ON, MR. PRESIDENT!
Author:   DONALDSON, SAM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03939
1 volume in 1 container

Anecdotal memoir and political commentary laced with humor by the
determined, acerbic ABC-TV White House correspondent. Along with his
snappy Oval Office observations and discussions of the nature of
deadline reporting for a major network, Donaldson tells his own
personal story and provides portraits of many of his colleagues and
adversaries.  Bestseller. 1987.

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HOUSE
Author:   KIDDER, TRACY
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03880
1 volume in 1 container

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author analyzes the intimate details
of constructing a Greek Revival house in Massachusetts.  All of
the complex relationships between the owner, the architect, and
the builders are sympathetically explored.   Bestseller 1985.
Strong language.

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HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND: A CONVERSATION WITH TWO PSYCHOANALYSTS
Author:   NEWMAN, MILDRED
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01806
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle: A Conversation with Two Psychoanalysts.    These practicing
psychoanalysts believe that everyone can help himself by learning to
be aware of his own accomplishments, by having compassion for himself,
and by praising himself for achievement. Aims to help the reader feel
more responsible for his own fate and more capable of directing it.
Bestseller 1973.

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HOW TO LIVE TO BE 100--OR MORE: THE ULTIMATE DIET, SEX, AND EXERCISE..
Author:   BURNS, GEORGE, 1896-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03543
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle:  The Ultimate Diet, Sex, and Exercise Book. Chatty George
Burns at eighty-seven recommends martinis and a simple half-hour
exercise routine.  He cautions against worry and stress and offers a
a sound diet.  With humor he warns about fretting over children and
cautions about doctors and funerals. Bestseller 1983.

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IACOCCA: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Author:   IACOCCA, LEE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03548
1 volume in 1 container

Personal story of a businessman, the son of Italian immigrants, whose
success has made him an American legend. Relates how Iacocca rose from
the ranks of the Ford Motor Company to become its president, only to
be knocked down after eight years as the result of a power play. He
soon rose to the top once again and became the chief executive officer
of the Chrysler Corporation. Bestseller 1984.

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IF LIFE IS A BOWL OF CHERRIES, WHAT AM I DOING IN THE PITS?
Author:   BOMBECK, ERMA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02216
1 volume in 1 container

Popular humorist-columnist continues her wry observations of the
suburban housewife and mother based on her own experiences. Travel,
children, and shopping are a few of the subjects she parodies.
Bestseller 1978.

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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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IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: LOVE, TERROR, AND AN AMERICAN FAMILY IN
Author:   LARSON, ERIK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06803
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Hitler's Berlin"
Follows the lives of U.S. ambassador William E. Dodd and his family,
who moved to Berlin, Germany, in 1933. Discusses their attitudes
toward the Nazi Party, obliviousness to Hitler's true character, and
naive reactions to the persecution of Jews and Americans and the
enforcement of stringent laws. Bestseller. 2011.

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INNOCENT MAN: MURDER AND INJUSTICE IN A SMALL TOWN
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05308
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07259
1 volume in 1 container

In 1982 a twenty-one-year-old cocktail waitress was raped and
murdered in Ada, Oklahoma. Five years later, a former Oakland A's
pitcher and his friend were arrested for the crime, convicted, and
sentenced. Grisham examines the impact police misconduct, DNA
analysis, and the death penalty had on the case. Bestseller. 2006.

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JAMES HERRIOT'S DOG STORIES
Author:   HERRIOT, JAMES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03778
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06205
1 volume in 1 container

Collection of fifty dog stories from the Scottish veterinarian and
master storyteller of Yorkshire.  Whether treating Mrs. Pumphrey's
pampered Pekingese Tricki Woo, saving a dog's badly mangled leg with-
out antibiotics, or ducking out of the Daffodil Ball with future-wife
Helen, Herriot's reminiscences are warm and cheery.  Bestseller 1986.

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JULIE AND JULIA: MY YEAR OF COOKING DANGEROUSLY
Author:   POWELL, JULIE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06287
1 volume in 1 container

New York, 2002. The author recounts learning to cook by preparing
every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Describes the ways her culinary undertaking--and the blog she wrote
about it--transformed her life from miserable to fulfilled in 365
days. Some strong language. Bestseller.  2005.

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KILLING LINCOLN: THE SHOCKING ASSASSINATION THAT CHANGED AMERICA
Author:   O'REILLY, BILL
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07039
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "FOREVER."
          Political commentator O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard
recount the last weeks of the Civil War in the spring of 1865. The
authors follow actor John Wilkes Booth and his coconspirators as they
plotted revenge for the South and assassinated President Abraham
Lincoln on April 14. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller.
2011.

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KON-TIKI: ACROSS THE PACIFIC BY RAFT
Author:   HEYERDAHL, THOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00201
1 volume in 1 container

Relates how six hardy young Norwegians made a perilous but successful
voyage from Peru to Tahiti on a raft of balsa logs. This venture
tested the author's theory that the original settlers of Polynesia
might have come from South America by following the ocean currents.
Bestseller. 1951.

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LINES AND SHADOWS
Author:   WAMBAUGH, JOSEPH
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03765
1 volume in 1 container

In this true crime story, Wambaugh focuses on the Border Crime Task
Force, an eighteen-month experiment conducted by the San Diego Police.
This task force foot-patrolled the Mexican-U.S. border between Tijuana
and San Diego in an effort to stop the gangs who mug, rob, rape and
murder Mexican illegal aliens.  Powerful and compassionate.  Best-
seller 1984.
Strong language. Violence.

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LIZ: AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR
Author:   HEYMANN, C. DAVID
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04469
1 volume in 1 container

The author relies upon more than a thousand interviews with the
star's friends, coworkers, and other associates, as well as medical,
legal, and business documents for his portrait of Taylor. He discusses
how she became famous as an actress, wife, mother, AIDS activist, and
purveyor of jewelry and perfumes. Bestseller. 1995.
Some strong language.

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LONGEST DAY: JUNE 6, 1944
Author:   RYAN, CORNELIUS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Adult

LB  01013
1 volume in 1 container

LB  03229
1 volume in 1 container

A reconstruction of the D-Day invasion of Europe, covering the hours
before and after the massive landing in Normandy. The author depicts
the Nazi enemy the Allied forces fought and the civilians who were
caught in the epic battle that would determine the course of
fascism. Bestseller. 1959.

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LORD GOD MADE THEM ALL
Author:   HERRIOT, JAMES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02976
1 volume in 1 container

In this work the author returns with his wife Helen, fellow vets
Tristan and Siegfried, and the many colorful Yorkshire characters,
both human and animal. James and Helen now have two children: the
war is over, life is back to normal except for the expedition that
takes James behind the Iron Curtain to look at veterinarians on a
real live Animal Farm. Sequel to "All Things Wise and Wonderful"
(RC 11120). Bestseller 1981.

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LOVING EACH OTHER: THE CHALLENGE OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
Author:   BUSCAGLIA, LEO F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03946
1 volume in 1 container

A renowned author and lecturer addresses the intricacies and hurdles
of relationships.  He suggests alternatives to difficult situations
in relationships and describes loving behavior.  Bestseller l984.

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MAN CALLED INTREPID: THE SECRET WAR
Author:   STEVENSON, WILLIAM
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03098
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle: The Secret War.      Chronicles the first world-wide
intelligence operation and its chief, William Stephenson, whose
code name was Intrepid. He was given the extraordinary mission of
guarding covert communications between Churchill and Roosevelt
in 1940. Bestseller. 1976.

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MAN IN THE ROCKEFELLER SUIT: THE ASTONISHING RISE AND SPECTACULAR
Author:   SEAL, MARK, 1953-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06914
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Fall of a Serial Imposter"
Author of Wildflower (DB 70537) investigates the case of Christian
Gerhartsreiter, who came to America from Germany in 1978 and adopted a
series of blue-blood identities. Details Gerhartsreiter's schemes,
including his last and biggest, when he posed as "Clark Rockefeller"
and kidnapped his own daughter. Some strong language. Bestseller.
2011.

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MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT AND OTHER CLINICAL TALES
Author:   SACKS, OLIVER W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03955
1 volume in 1 container

A doctor explores neurological disorders with a novelist's skill and
appreciation of his patients as human beings.  Sacks suggests that
therapy for brain-damaged patients be designed to help restore the
personal quality of the individual.  Bestseller 1986.

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MANHUNT
Author:   MAAS, PETER
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03881
1 volume in 1 container

True story of Edwin P. Wilson, a CIA agent run amok, who uses his
knowledge of high-level espionage to gain a personal fortune.  Res-
ponsible for supplying the Libyan terrorist machine with weapons and
explosives, he becomes the focus of a federal investigation.  Strong
language.  Bestseller 1986.

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MANHUNT: THE TWELVE-DAY CHASE FOR LINCOLN'S KILLER
Author:   SWANSON, JAMES L
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05126
1 volume in 1 container

Chronicles the days after the April 14, 1865, assassination of
Abraham Lincoln as Union cavalry searched the city and surrounding
countryside for John Wilkes Booth. Covers the capture of Booth, the
trial of the coconspirators, and the fight over the reward money.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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MARCH OF FOLLY: FROM TROY TO VIETNAM
Author:   TUCHMAN, BARBARA WERTHEIM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03338
1 volume in 1 container

Historical study that ranges from the fall of Troy to the United
States' involvement in Vietnam. The author inquires into the folly
of governments that have pursued counterproductive policies even when
they were being perceived as wrong-headed and when viable alternatives
were available. Bestseller 1984.

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MARLEY AND ME: LIFE AND LOVE WITH THE WORLD'S WORST DOG
Author:   GROGAN, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07052
1 volume in 1 container

A columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer reminisces about the
untrainable Labrador retriever that he and his wife acquired as
Florida newlyweds. Recalls Marley's hilarious escapades and his
capacity for love as the Grogans become the parents of three kids.
Bestseller. 2005.

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ME: STORIES OF MY LIFE
Author:   HEPBURN, KATHARINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04403
1 volume in 1 container

Hepburn, who says she wrote this book to "discover the real reason
back of all the fluff," admits it does not follow any path. She does,
however, roughly portray her life from her birth in 1907 to her with-
drawal into private life. Along the way she offers vignettes of her
family; her only husband, Luddy; her career; her affair with Howard
Hughes; and finally her special life with Spencer Tracy. Bestseller.
1991.

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MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS: A MEMOIR OF GOING HOME
Author:   JANZEN, RHODA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06358
1 volume in 1 container

Poet and professor describes one week during which her bipolar husband
of fifteen years left her--for a man--and she was badly injured in a
car accident. Having recovered with her Mennonite family, she
good-humoredly discusses their culture and her experience. Some strong
language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2009.

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MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: A SAVANNAH STORY
Author:   BERENDT, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04494
1 volume in 1 container

In the 1980s, New Yorker Berendt began visiting Savannah, Georgia.
Enchanted by the city and its inhabitants, he spent more and more
time there. He introduces Savannah and the hodgepodge of friends he
made, especially Jim Williams, an antique dealer active in the res-
toration of Savannah. He also discusses the murder on May 2, 1981,
for which Williams went to trial--four times. Strong language. 1994.

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MOON'S A BALLOON
Author:   NIVEN, DAVID
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  01906
  2 volumes in     2 containers

These memoirs of the popular English actor tell of his expulsion from
school for a practical joke and his progress to Sandhurst and the
Mayfair set before entering acting. Followed by Bring on the Empty
Horses (RD 9043). Some strong language. 1971. Bestseller 1972.

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MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING
Author:   FOER, JOSHUA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06903
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Everything"
Science journalist and 2006 U.S. Memory Championship winner describes
the year he spent working to improve his memory. Explores ancient
philosophers' and medieval scholars' techniques such as the memory
palace, an imagined spatial construction used to organize
recollections. Discusses savants and amnesiacs--and why memorization
still matters. Bestseller.  2011.

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MORNINGS ON HORSEBACK
Author:   MCCULLOUGH, DAVID G
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02906
1 volume in 1 container

Biography of the young Teddy Roosevelt--his childhood, education,
early political career, the personal tragedy of losing his young
wife, and life at the Dakota ranch to which he retreated after his
candidate lost the Republican presidential nomination in 1882. Using
private Roosevelt family papers, McCullough illustrates the closeness
of their family life. Bestseller 1981.

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MOTHERHOOD: THE SECOND OLDEST PROFESSION
Author:   BOMBECK, ERMA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03138
1 volume in 1 container

Forty-two amusing, sometimes inspirational vignettes about motherhood
and the various sizes, shapes, and moods that mothers come in. In-
cluded among the snappy satires are serious pieces about a divorced
mother, an adoptive mother, and the mother of a retarded child.
Bestseller 1983.

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MY MOTHER'S KEEPER
Author:   HYMAN, B.D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03674
1 volume in 1 container

An unflattering portrait of the legendary actress Bette Davis by her
natural daughter.  Hyman tells what it is like to grow up under the
glare of the world-famous star.  While Hyman tells of some of the
abuses she endured, she also claims that her mother loved her.  A
recent convert to the Pentecostal faith, the author hopes for a
reconciliation with her mother.  Strong language.  Bestseller 1985.

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NANCY REAGAN: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY
Author:   KELLEY, KITTY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04290
1 volume in 1 container

Kelley begins her account of Nancy Reagan with the statement that
only two entries on her birth certificate are accurate: her sex
and her color. Almost every other item has been invented. Kelley
looks at Nancy Reagan's heritage and the effect it had in shaping
her future-a future that would take her to Hollywood, to the
California governor's mansion, and finally to the White House.
Bestseller. 1991.

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NIGHT LIVES ON
Author:   LORD, WALTER, 1917-2002
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03826
1 volume in 1 container

In a companion volume to "A Night to Remember" (RC 9698, BR 11461,
LB 196, LB 3851), Lord revisits the tragedy of April 14, 1912, and
offers an update of what happened to the TITANIC and its passengers.
The discovery of the hull in 1985 brought with it a renewed interest,
and Lord responds to some of the questions that arose by separating
facts from myths.  Bestseller. 1986.

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NIGHT THE BEAR ATE GOOMBAW
Author:   MCMANUS, PATRICK F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04247
1 volume in 1 container

Outdoor enthusiast Patrick McManus's collection of humorous
stories chronicles those men who would rather fish and hunt than work.
Topics include camping out, killing flies, picking huckleberries,
shooting, and buying fishing worms. 1989.

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NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Author:   LORD, WALTER, 1917-2002
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult

LB  00196
1 volume in 1 container

LB  03851
1 volume in 1 container

A detailed account of what happened aboard the Titanic when it
struck an iceberg and began to sink in the North Atlantic on
April 14, 1912.  Based on accounts of the survivors--from first class
passengers to steerage and crew. 1955.

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ON WINGS OF EAGLES
Author:   FOLLETT, KEN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03092
1 volume in 1 container

Account of the suspense and excitement surrounding the release of two
Dallas-based corporation executives from prison and their escape from
Iran.  Thrown into jail without being accused of any crime, they were
eventually freed through the heroic efforts of a young Iranian and
Ross Perot, the head of the corporation.  Bestseller 1983.
Some strong language.

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ONCE UPON A TOWN: THE MIRACLE OF THE NORTH PLATTE CANTEEN
Author:   GREENE, BOB
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04830
1 volume in 1 container

The inspirational story of North Platte, Nebraska, a town that served
as a brief haven for millions of WWII American soldiers. From
Christmas Day 1941 until the end of the war, the residents welcomed
every troop train with food, drink, magazines, and words of
encouragement. Bestseller. 2002.

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ONE BRIEF SHINING MOMENT: REMEMBERING KENNEDY
Author:   MANCHESTER, WILLIAM, 1922-2004
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03388
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle: Remembering Kennedy.    Memoir of John F. Kennedy, written
by a friend and admirer, portrays the full range of JFK's achieve-
ments, moods, and disappointments. Intimate observations of Kennedy,
his family, advisors, and administration. Bestseller 1983.

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ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS
Author:   WELTY, EUDORA, 1909-2001
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03549
1 volume in 1 container

Literary autobiography, based on lectures given by the Pulitzer-Prize-
winning writer, in which she tells of her childhood and youth in
Mississippi and of the loving family environment that helped shape
her personality and literary talents. Bestseller 1984.

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PAPER MONEY
Author:   SMITH, ADAM, 1930-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02903
1 volume in 1 container

The author discusses the causes of inflation, including OPEC, methods
of recycling petrodollars, and American homeowners with a vested
interest in keeping real estate prices high. Although he offers no
simple solutions, the author suggests we abandon our self-serving
individualism and cooperatively make the sacrifices necessary to
stabilize the economy. Bestseller. 1981.

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PAST IMPERFECT: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Author:   COLLINS, JOAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03488
1 volume in 1 container

The internationally famous British star of the TV show "Dynasty"
reveals her romantic adventures with some of the most famous men in
the world and relates the story of her fascinating acting career.
Collins traces her childhood and privileged early years in England to
the heights of stardom.  Bestseller 1984.

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PULLING YOUR OWN STRINGS
Author:   DYER, WAYNE W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02227
1 volume in 1 container

Basic course in eliminating self-defeating
behavior patterns with dynamic techniques for living life to
the fullest. Self-tests are included to help achieve personal
happiness. Author of "Your Erroneous Zones," CX   09562.
Bestseller. 1978.

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QUIET: THE POWER OF THE INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP
Author:   CAIN, SUSAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07160
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Talking"
Author explores introversion from a cultural point of view. Posits
that as many as half of Americans are introverts, even as society
promotes what she calls the "extrovert ideal." Examines the
differences between the two personality types. Suggests ways to
nurture "quiet" children. Bestseller.  2012.

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REFLECTIONS ON LIFE AFTER LIFE
Author:   MOODY, RAYMOND A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02253
1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to "Life after Life" (RD 10518), a psychiatrist
reports further research into near-death experiences through inter-
views with hundreds of men and women who were close to death or
actually pronounced dead. Dr. Moody believes that mounting evidence
indicates death is not the end of human existence. 1977.

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RELAXATION RESPONSE
Author:   BENSON, HERBERT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02044
1 volume in 1 container

A hypertension specialist defines the risk of stress and explains
how tension can lead to strokes, heart failure, and high blood
pressure. Offers simplified instructions in the use of transcendental
meditation, yoga, and traditional prayers of the Eastern and Western
religions to cope with anxieties. Bestseller. 1975.

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REPORTER'S LIFE
Author:   CRONKITE, WALTER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04496
1 volume in 1 container

Autobiography of the journalist who rose to become known as "the
nation's most trusted person."  Recounts his Texas youth, his years
as a war correspondent, and his entry into broadcasting to become
television's first news anchorman. Offers opinions about trends in
broadcast news since his retirement in 1981.  Bestseller.

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RICKLES' BOOK: A MEMOIR
Author:   RICKLES, DON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05319
1 volume in 1 container

Comedian Rickles pens an autobiography composed of vignettes that
chronicle his upbringing in Queens, career beginnings on the Miami
Beach comedy circuit, and rise to fame in television and  movies.
Reflects on his friendships with Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Bob
Newhart, and other celebrities. Bestseller. 2007.

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RIGHT STUFF
Author:   WOLFE, TOM
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03137
1 volume in 1 container

Inside view of the early astronauts (Carpenter, Cooper, Glenn,
Grissom, Schirra, Shepard, Slayton) strips away the media image of
the men and reveals what makes them tick. Also describes the space
program, how it functioned in the beginning, and how these seven
responded to it. Bestseller. Some strong language. 1979.

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RING OF BRIGHT WATER
Author:   MAXWELL, GAVIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00722
1 volume in 1 container

In his remote cottage by the sea, the author finds the companionship
of two lively otters. His experiences with them and his understanding
of their individual personalities form the basis for this nature
study. Bestseller. 1961.

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ROOTS: THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY
Author:   HALEY, ALEX
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  02208
  3 volumes in     3 containers

Seven generations of the author's family, from 1767, when Kunta Kinte
is captured in the Gambia, West Africa, and transported to Virginia as
a slave. Chronicles Haley's ancestors' resettlement in Tennessee
following the Civil War, reconstructs his birth in 1921, and describes
his genealogical research. Some violence. Bestseller. 1974.

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SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME
Author:   HALL, RON
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06315
1 volume in 1 container

(Subtitle reads: "A modern-day slave, an international art dealer,
and the unlikely woman who bound them together") This is the story of
Denver Moore, an man who grew up in virtual slavery, picking cotton
for "the man" as late as the 1960's. A man who never attended a day of
school, never was paid for his years of back-breaking labor, who saw
surviving on the streets as a step up in life. This is Ron Hall's
story too, an upscale art broker with an eye for a masterpiece and
nose for a deal. He went from selling soup to selling Picassos and Van
Goghs. And this is Debbie Hall's story whose compassion and
persistence brought about this unlikely friendship. 2006.

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SAVE-YOUR-LIFE DIET: HIGH-FIBER PROTECTION FROM SIX OF THE MOST SERIOU
Author:   REUBEN, DAVID R
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02050
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle: High-Fiber Protection from Six of the Most Serious Diseases
of Civilization.        Suggests that adding a small amount of vege-
table fiber as roughage to one's daily diet will prevent disease and
prolong life. Dr. Reuben believes this regimen will prevent cancer of
the colon and rectum, ischemic heart disease, diverticulosis,
appendicitis, phlebitis, and obesity. He includes recipes. Bestseller.
1975.

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SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY
Author:   BUCHWALD, ANN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02823
1 volume in 1 container

Her and his versions of love in Paris, a romantic lark that, despite
misgivings and misadventures, led to a secure and happy marriage. At
first, religion appeared to be a stumbling block in this union between
a Catholic and a Jew with very different backgrounds, but these
recollections describe a charmed life. 1980.
  ["By Ann Buchwald, interrupted by Art Buchwald."]

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SERIOUSLY - I'M KIDDING
Author:   DEGENERES, ELLEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06953
1 volume in 1 container

Comedienne and talk-show host shares her views on the amount of
talking required in her profession; the benefits of meditating,
stretching, and making pros and cons lists; her uncomfortable stint
as an American Idol judge; and other topics. Bestseller. 2011.

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SONG OF BERNADETTE
Author:   WERFEL, FRANZ
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03781
1 volume in 1 container

Reverently recounts the life of the Catholic peasant girl from Lourdes
who, because of unshaken faith in her miracles, became a saint.
Bestseller. 1942.

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SOUL OF A NEW MACHINE
Author:   KIDDER, TRACY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02950
1 volume in 1 container

Describes Data General Corporation's race to design and build the
Eagle, a brand new 32-bit supermini computer, in a year and a half.
A group of brilliant and unusual people work together under extreme
pressure to achieve "something unforgettable in their working lives."
Bestseller 1981. Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 1982.

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SPOKEN FROM THE HEART
Author:   BUSH, LAURA WELCH, 1946-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06407
1 volume in 1 container

Former first lady's memoirs describe growing up in Texas and discuss
major life events, including a tragic accident in high school, her
marriage to George, and the birth of their twin daughters. Highlights
crises during her husband's administration, focusing on the September
2001 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina. Bestseller.  2010.

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SPY WENT DANCING
Author:   ALINE, COUNTESS OF ROMANONES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04284
1 volume in 1 container

In 1966, the author, who had served in the OSS during World War II,
was once again called upon to assist in identifying a mole within the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.  Her position made it possible
for her to move in European social circles, and she recruited -- of
all people -- the Duchess of Windsor as a partner in uncovering the
operative.  Sequel to "The Spy Wore Red" (FD/RC 26007).  Bestseller.
1990.

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STEVE JOBS
Author:   ISAACSON, WALTER
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07199
1 volume in 1 container

Biography of entrepreneur Steve Jobs (1955-2011) chronicles his
childhood, education, entry-level jobs in California's Silicon Valley,
1976 cofounding of Apple computer in his parents' garage, and
leadership in spearheading the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Discusses
Jobs's personal and professional relationships and his 2003 cancer
diagnosis. Some strong language. Bestseller.  2011.

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STILL ME
Author:   REEVE, CHRISTOPHER
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04585
1 volume in 1 container

Best known for his role as Superman, actor Reeve discusses his life
and career before and after the 1995 horseback riding accident that
left him paralyzed. Reeve has faith that his injured spinal cord can
eventually be repaired and is active in raising funds for research.
Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.

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STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING: THE BIOGRAPHY OF BERYL MARKHAM
Author:   LOVELL, MARY S
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03957
1 volume in 1 container

Raised as a free spirit on a horse farm in turn-of-the-century Kenya,
Markham achieved early success and fame as Africa's first female
thoroughbred horse trainer and its first bush pilot.  In 1936 she
became the first person to fly solo from England to America. Markham
also pursued passion and love on a grand scale, engaging in legendary
friendships and affairs with the noted and notorious of her day.
Bestseller 1987.

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STRANGER IN TWO WORLDS
Author:   HARRIS, JEAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03751
1 volume in 1 container

The author, convicted of the murder of Dr. Herman Tarnower and sen-
tenced to serve a fifteen-year prison term, traces the course of her
life from childhood through her appointment as headmistress of the
fashionable Madeira School and her relationship with Dr. Tarnower.
She also tells of her prison life.  Bestseller 1986.

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TEACHER MAN: A MEMOIR
Author:   MCCOURT, FRANK
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  05080
1 volume in 1 container

Author of Angela's Ashes (RC 42805, BR 12543) recalls thirty years
working in New York City high schools. Relates his experiences as an
Irishman teaching English to Americans and beguiling students with
stories from his past. Some descriptions of sex and some strong
language. Bestseller. 2005.

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THIS 'N THAT
Author:   DAVIS, BETTE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03752
1 volume in 1 container

Stinging anecdotes of the actress's career emphasize her deter-
mination and courage.  Begins with Davis's mastectomy and stroke
in 1983 and chronicles her recovery, along with flashbacks and
observations on an often turbulent personal life.  The book ends
with an open letter to her daughter, B.D. Hyman, who has been
feuding with her.  Some strong language.  Bestseller 1987.

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THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING: DEATH AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Author:   FAUST, DREW GILPIN
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06078
1 volume in 1 container

President of Harvard University interprets the significance of the
U.S. Civil War's death toll. States that two percent of the country's
population was killed and many died without proper burials. Analyzes
the way those losses transformed American society, culture, and
politics through the experience of shared suffering. Violence.
Bestseller. 2008.

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THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN'S MISSION TO FIGHT TERRORISM AND BUILD
Author:   MORTENSON, GREG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05967
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Nations...One School at a Time"
Award-winning journalist Relin describes the mission of American
humanitarian Greg Mortenson, who established the Central Asia
Institute and built schools throughout Taliban-ruled lands. Discusses
his childhood in Tanzania and a failed 1993 attempt to climb K2, which
resulted in a promise to the Pakistani villagers who saved his life.
Bestseller. 2006.

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THUNDERSTRUCK
Author:   LARSON, ERIK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05206
1 volume in 1 container

Edwardian England. Chronicles the 1910 manhunt for Dr. H.H. Crippen,
who murdered his wife and fled in disguise by ocean liner to Canada
with his lover. Describes how Guglielmo Marconi's 1895 invention of
wireless communication enabled Scotland Yard to pursue the killer and
enthrall the world. Bestseller. 2006.

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TRIUMPH OF POLITICS: HOW THE REAGAN REVOLUTION FAILED
Author:   STOCKMAN, DAVID
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03931
1 volume in 1 container

A detailed scenario of Stockman's substantial role in the economic
Reagan revolution.  Stockman offers provocative insights into the
characters of such important political figures as Weinberger, Deaver,
Meese, and Baker.  Some strong language.  Bestseller 1986.

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WASHINGTON: A LIFE
Author:   CHERNOW, RON
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06532
1 volume in 1 container

Award-winning author pens a comprehensive biography of America's first
president. Uses previously unavailable letters and papers to delve
into the personality behind the icon. Details Washington's private
life, including his beliefs about slavery, while chronicling the wars
and political conflicts that shaped the country's path. Some violence.
Pulitzer Prize.  Bestseller. 2010.

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WHEN YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR PASSPORT PHOTO, IT'S TIME TO GO HOME
Author:   BOMBECK, ERMA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04425
1 volume in 1 container

As a seasoned traveler, Bombeck offers advice on such topics as
packing, jet lag, group tours, tipping, languages, and photos. She
recounts the family's raft trip down the Colorado River, the problems
of driving a rental car, and the injustice of a system that allows
fifteen minutes to view the "Book of Kells" and ninety minutes to
tour a sweater factory.   Bestseller.

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WOMAN NAMED JACKIE
Author:   HEYMANN, C. DAVID
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04261
1 volume in 1 container

Biography of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, who remains some-
what shrouded in mystery, despite all the publicity she receives.
Heymann's account of Jackie's life is based on hundreds of interviews
with family, friends, and acquaintances.  In addition, he was allowed
access to personal correspondence and never-before-released FBI,
Secret Service, and White House files.  Bestseller. 1989.

 

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Spanish Fiction

PUENTES DE MADISON COUNTY
Author: WALLER, ROBERT JAMES
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB 04820 1 volume in 1 container

Francesca Johnson, una mujer hermosa y serena, harta quiza de una vida demasiado apacible al lado de su esposo y sus hijos. Un dia la senora Johnson encontro a Robert Kincaid y convirtio su aventura sentimental en una historia de amor triste y bella como una tarde de otono. El destino unio a Francesca y a Robert cuando ya habian rebasado los cuarenta y su idilio no duro mas que unas horas, pero Los Puentes de Madison County siempre vivira en la memoria de todos para que nadie olvide que la verdadera pasion no tiene edad. (For the English version of "The Bridges of Madison County," see RC 35861 and LB 4377.)

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