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ENGLISH FICTION

BOULDER DAM
Author:   GREY, ZANE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07043
  1 volume in 1 container

A rich man's son working on Boulder Dam to gain independence and prove his physical courage discovers a kidnapped girl in the back seat of his car. Suddenly he finds himself threatened by a ruthless gang who plan to blow up the dam.

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CAREFUL USE OF COMPLIMENTS: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    4

LB  07053
  1 volume in 1 container

Edinburgh. Philosopher Isabel Dalhousie, from The Right Attitude to
Rain (RC 64006), investigates rumors of forgery surrounding artwork
attributed to a deceased Scottish painter who may have been the victim
of foul play. Meanwhile, Isabel continues to contemplate marriage to
her lover, Jamie, the father of her newborn son. 2007.

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CARIBBEAN MYSTERY: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  00993
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  07054
  1 volume in 1 container

Miss Marple, vacationing on a Caribbean island, is listening to a
major who is suddenly interrupted as he is about to show her a photo-
graph of a murderer he has known. The next day the major dies suspiciously
and several murders occur before Miss Marple remembers the
detail that helps unravel the mystery.1964. Also available in RC 56994
"Five Complete Miss Marple Novels," with "The Mirror Crack'd,"
"Nemesis," "The Body in the Library," "What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!"
and "The Body in the Library."

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COMFORTS OF HOME: A HARMONY NOVEL
Author:   THOMAS, JODI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07049
  1 volume in 1 container

In Harmony, Texas, twenty-year-old Reagan Truman has finally found
her place, and her family. But with her uncle taken ill and her
friend Noah lost and disheartened with his life, Reagan is terrified
of ending up alone again. When a terrible storm strikes, the residents
of Harmony are forced to think about what they really want. The
tornado has left people wondering if those they love have survived,
and wanting to take action - even if making the connections they
desire means putting their hearts at risk. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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CRUCIFIXION RIVER: WESTERN STORIES
Author:   MULLER, MARCIA AND BILL PRONZINI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07057
  1 volume in 1 container

In the title story, "Crucifixion River," an impending storm forces
travelers to stop and shelter in the home of the ferrymaster and his
wife and teenage daughter. Other stories in this collection include:
"Free Durt," "He Said...She Said," "Wrong Place, Wrong Time,"
"Irrefutable Evidence," "The Carville Ghost," "Pickpocket," and "The
Dying Time." 2007.
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DEAD MAN'S FOLLY: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  00989
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  07042
  1 volume in 1 container

Poirot is summoned to Devon by a frantic phone call from the famous
detective novelist Adriadne Oliver. Adriadne has been engaged to
arrange a murder hunt complete with mock clues and a victim, but is
convinced that a real murder will result.  1956.
Also available in "Agatha Christie's Detectives"  (RC 64438),
with "Murder at the Vicarage," "Sad Cypress," "Towards Zero," and
"N or M?"

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ELLA FINDS LOVE AGAIN
Author:   EICHER, JERRY S.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07047
  1 volume in 1 container

Ella loves widower Ivan Stutzman's children and enjoys caring for
them. Although she is genuinely devoted to Preacher Stutzman and
keenly aware of his desire to propose, Ella's feelings for him stop
short of romantic love. When a handsome "Englisha" stops by and asks
about converting to the Amish faith, Ella is intrigued and
warily agrees to meet with him. Soon she is torn between her
devotion to Ivan and his children and her growing feelings for the
"Englisha." 2011.
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ELLA'S WISH
Author:   EICHER, JERRY S.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LITTLE VALLEY    2

LB  07058
  1 volume in 1 container

Ella Yoder has moved into her dream house. In the stillness of the
great house, she ponders her options. How is she to survive on her
own? How will she ever forget Aden? Two would-be suitors soon make
their intentions known, but Ella is unsure of her feelings. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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FALLING TO PIECES: A SHIPSHEWANA AMISH MYSTERY
Author:   CHAPMAN, VANNETTA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHIPSHEWANA AMISH MYSTERY    1

LB  07056
  1 volume in 1 container

When two women - one Amish and one English - join forces to organize
a successful online quilt auction, neither expects nor wants a
friendship. As different as night and day, Deborah and Callie are
uneasy partners who simply want to make the best of a temporary
situation. But a murder, a surprising prime suspect, a stubborn
detective, and the town's reaction throw the two women together, and
they find themselves in an unlikely alliance to solve a mystery and
catch a killer. 2011.
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FOUR-FIFTY FROM PADDINGTON: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  00768
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  07036
  1 volume in 1 container

While traveling home by train, Mrs. McGillicuddy witnesses a
murder in the train next to hers.  Why was the body not found
for so long, and who were the man and woman?
Originally published in the United States as: "What Mrs.
McGillicuddy Saw!"  (CX 06008, RD 06008) and in "Five Complete Miss
Marple Novels” (RC 56994) with "Body in the Library," "Caribbean
Mystery," "Mirror Crack'd," and "Nemesis."

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HEARTBREAK CREEK: A RUNAWAY BRIDES NOVEL
Author:   WARNER, KAKI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07041
  1 volume in 1 container

Edwina Ladoux hoped becoming a mail-order bride would be her way to a
better life, but as soon as she arrives in Heartbreak Creek, CO, and
meets Declan Brodie and his four rambunctious children she realizes
she's made a mistake. Luckily, Edwina and Declan agreed on a
three-month courtship period, which should give them time to get the
proxy marriage annulled. Except that as the weeks pass, thoughts of
annulment turn into hopes for a real marriage - until Declan's first
wife suddenly returns. 2011.
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KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT
Author:   COTTERILL, COLIN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07059
  1 volume in 1 container

When her mother sells the family home in the big city, crime reporter
Jimm Juree is forced to follow her eccentric family to a rural village
on the coast of Southern Thailand. She's convinced her career is over.
But that changes with the murder of a local abbot and the unearthing
of a van containing the skeletal remains of two hippies - one of them
wearing a hat. Suddenly Jimm's life seems a bit more promising - and
a lot more deadly. If she's to unravel these two mysteries, it will
take luck, perseverance, and the help of her entire family. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01667
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  07055
  1 volume in 1 container

Hercule Poirot visits his dentist and a few hours later that same
dentist is found dead, shot through the head. Everything points to
suicide, but Poirot is not satisfied with the verdict. A most unusual
crime story with the detective sifting the clues and eliminating the
red herrings until he finally finds the answer and the criminal.
[Also published as "The Patriotic Murders," and
"An Overdose of Death" RD 15643]

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

LB  07038
  1 volume in 1 container

This western trio opens with "Carcajou's Trail" in which John Banner,
nicknamed for a ferocious beast, is hired to protect two men being led
by a blind man to a rich cache of gold. In "Senor Billy," Jeffers is
admired by Mexicans but rejected by Anne Calhoun, who favors Dixie
Trimble. Sworn not to hurt the cowardly Dixie, Bill sets out instead
to make him a hero. In the title story, "Outcast Breed," John Cameron,
who is part Indian, faces prejudice when he tries to avenge the
robbery and brutal murder of his partner in a mining claim. 1932.
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PORT CITY BLACK AND WHITE: A BRANDON BLAKE MYSTERY
Author:   BOYLE, GERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BRANDON BLAKE    1

LB  07048
  1 volume in 1 container

Brandon Blake, the tough and resourceful kid from the Portland, Maine,
waterfront, has made it. He's been hired by the Portland Police
Department, partly as a payback for stopping a vicious cop killer. But
when a drug-addled mom can't find her baby, Blake - whose mother left
him and was killed when he was a toddler - comes down on her hard.
Except the baby really is gone. And Brandon's relentless search for
the child brings a load of trouble down on him. 2011.
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RUNAWAYS
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07044
  1 volume in 1 container

Perhaps adolescent boys have had better reasons to run away from
home than young Sammy Moore, but Sammy might never have done anything
about it had he not encountered the tramp named Lefty and his trained
bull terrier. The appeal that life on the road with these two offers
is one of continuous adventure, so Sammy heads west. Swept along
through a trail of unfortunate events, Sammy finds himself as front
man for a giant hunchback named Jake and his thugs in engineering a
daring bank robbery. Violence. 1925.

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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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TREMBLING HILLS
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07037
  1 volume in 1 container

When a young woman comes to live in a San Francisco mansion in 1908
she is caught up in the romance and intrigue of the old house but is
forced to confront a childhood nightmare if she wants her hopes of
marriage to be fulfilled. 1956.

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WEDDING QUILT FOR ELLA
Author:   EICHER, JERRY S.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LITTLE VALLEY    1

LB  07046
  1 volume in 1 container

Ella Yoder's wedding with Aden Wiengerd and the building of their
dream house is set for June. But then Aden is suddenly taken from
her, and Ella begins to doubt God's love. When her family pressures
her to marry the new young bishop, Ella asks for six months to heal
from Aden's death. Meanwhile, Aden's brother, Daniel, helps Ella
build her dream house based on a drawing by Ella's sister, Clara,
which is also incorporated into Ella's wedding quilt. Can healing come
through a house - a quilt - a community? 2011.
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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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ELIZABETH AND HAZEL: TWO WOMEN OF LITTLE ROCK
Author:   MARGOLICK, DAVID
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07040
  1 volume in 1 container

The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well
known, but the 1957 image of a black high school girl walking
stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, and a white
girl screaming racial epithets at her, is. This famous photograph
captures the anguish of desegregation throughout the South and an epic
moment in the civil rights movement. Margolick explores how the
haunting picture of Elizabeth and Hazel came to be taken, its
significance in the wider world, and why, for the next half-century
neither woman has ever escaped from its long shadow. 2011.
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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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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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