New Large Print Books Received
in December 2012 as of 01/02/2013

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

ENGLISH FICTION

BRIDGE
Author:   KINGSBURY, KAREN
S/P/V:  None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07239
1 volume in 1 container

Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but her heart is in Franklin,
Tennessee, with a man she cannot forget. Back in Franklin, Ryan Kelly
frequents The Bridge, remembering the hours spent with Molly in their
favorite bookstore. Now, after thirty years of providing the
community with coffee, conversation, and good books, owners Charlie
and Donna Barton cannot recover from a devastating flood. Could the
Christmas miracle of a second chance unfold? 2012.

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CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS
Author:   DILLOWAY, MARGARET
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07234
1 volume in 1 container

Thirty-six-year-old Gal Garner lives a regimented life. Her job
teaching biology and her struggle with kidney disease keep her toggling
between the high school, the hospital, and her home on a strict
schedule. Only in her garden does Gal come alive, cross-pollinating
roses in the hopes of creating a brand-new variation of spectacular
beauty. Then one afternoon Gal's teenaged niece Riley arrives,
unannounced, and neither of them will ever be the same. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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CHRISTMAS GARLAND
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07229
1 volume in 1 container

In 1857, soon after the violent Siege of Cawnpore, India is in the
midst of rebellion. In the British garrison, a guard is killed and an
Indian prisoner escapes, leading to more British deaths. Despite no
witnesses and no evidence against him, a British medical orderly named
John Tallis is arrested as an accomplice because he was the only
soldier unaccounted for when the crimes were committed. Though chosen
to defend Tallis, young Lieutenant Victor Narraway is not encouraged
to try very hard. Narraway's superiors merely want a show trial. But
inspired by a soldier's widow and her children, and by his own
stubborn faith in justice, Narraway searches for the truth. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CONFEDERATE ROSE
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07228
1 volume in 1 container

As the members of the garden club in Darling, Alabama, prepare to
plant roses for their annual Confederate Day celebration, they find
themselves distracted by a series of mysteries involving stolen funds,
a secret code, and a local resident's odd behavior. 2012.

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

LB  07235
1 volume in 1 container

When race caller and television presenter Mark Shillingford calls a
race in which his twin sister, Clare, an accomplished and successful
jockey, comes in second when she could have won, he believes the
worst: that she lost on purpose, and the race was fixed. That night,
Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, she storms off after an
argument - and it's the last time Mark sees her alive....Violence,
strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

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GIVING QUILT: AN ELM CREEK QUILTS NOVEL
Author:   CHIAVERINI, JENNIFER
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELM CREEK QUILTS     

LB  07237
1 volume in 1 container

At Elm Creek Manor, the week after Thanksgiving is "Quiltsgiving," a
time to commence a season of generosity. From near and far, quilters
and aspiring quilters gather for a special season of quilt camp, to
make quilts for Project Linus, dedicated to providing handmade quilts
to children in need. Love and comfort are sewn into the warm, bright
quilts they stitch, and their stories collectively consider the
strength of human connection and its rich rewards. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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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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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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MISS MARPLE: THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  03898
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07238
1 volume in 1 container

Twenty short mysteries featuring indomitable amateur sleuth Miss Jane
Marple. Includes "The Tuesday Night Club," "Ingots of Gold," "The
Bloodstained Pavement," "Motive v. Opportunity," "A Christmas
Tragedy," "Death by Drowning," "The Case of the Perfect Maid,"
"Tape-Measure Murder," "Greenshaw's Folly," and others. 1985.

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PERFECT HOPE
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INN BOONSBORO    3

LB  07233
1 volume in 1 container

Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out. He's surly and
unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist
his sexy swagger. Except, apparently, Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of
his own Inn BoonsBoro and the former manager of a D.C. hotel. She's
where she wants to be - except for in her love life. Her only
interaction with the opposite sex has been sparring with Ryder. Still,
no one can deny the electricity between them. Hope's big-city past is
about to make an unwelcome appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable makes
Ryder realize that while Hope may not be perfect, she just might be
perfect for him. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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RISK AGENT
Author:   PEARSON, RIDLEY
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: GRACE CHU JOHN KNOX    1

LB  07231
1 volume in 1 container

Shanghai. When Lu Hao and Clete Danner, employees of an American-owned
construction company, are kidnapped--along with financial
records--Hao's friend Grace Chu, a forensic accountant, teams up with
Shanghai insider John Knox to find them. But private investigations
are illegal in China. Violence and strong language. Commercial
audiobook. 2012.

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SHUNNING SARAH
Author:   KRAMER, JULIE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07226
1 volume in 1 container

Minneapolis television reporter Riley Spartz goes to report on a boy
trapped overnight in a sinkhole, but finds a much bigger story - a
young woman's naked corpse wrapped in an Amish quilt. Riley
investigates the Amish community, but the people want nothing to do
with her. Some violence. 2012.

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SLEEP NO MORE
Author:   JOHANSEN, IRIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07227
1 volume in 1 container

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is shocked when her mother reveals that
Eve has an older sister, Beth, who has fled from a mental hospital.
Eve and her lover, detective Joe Quinn, enlist profiler Kendra
Michaels to help search for Beth. Violence, strong language, and some
explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

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SURVIVOR
Author:   HURWITZ, GREGG ANDREW
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07225
1 volume in 1 container

Diagnosed with ALS and estranged from his family, Nate Overbay is
about to jump to his death when he witnesses a bank robbery. He
intervenes and kills five of the perpetrators. But the theft's
mastermind later forces Nate to complete the crime. Violence, strong
language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

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WINTER DREAM
Author:   EVANS, RICHARD PAUL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07232
1 volume in 1 container

Joseph Jacobson is the twelfth of thirteen siblings, all of whom are
employed by their father's successful advertising company. Joseph is
his father's favorite and the focus of his brother's envy. When the
father seems ready to anoint Joseph as the heir, the brothers make
their move, forcing Joseph from the company and his Denver home. Alone
and lonely, Joseph must start a new life. Joseph joins a Chicago
advertising agency where his creativity helps him advance high up in
the company. He also finds hope for a lasting love with April, a kind
woman with a secret. Joseph must confront his own difficult past in
order to make his dreams for the future come true. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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GIFT OF HOPE: HELPING THE HOMELESS
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07230
1 volume in 1 container

For eleven years, Danielle Steel took to the streets with a small team
to help the homeless of San Francisco, distributing food, clothing,
bedding, tools, and toiletries. She sought no publicity for her
efforts and remained anonymous throughout. Now she is speaking to
bring attention to their plight. She offers achingly acute portraits
of the people she met along the way - and issues a heartfelt call for
more effective action to aid this vast, deprived population.
Determined to supply the homeless with the basic necessities to keep
them alive, she ends up giving them something far more powerful: a
voice. 2012.

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