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ENGLISH FICTION

ACCUSED: A ROSATO & ASSOCIATES NOVEL
Author:   SCOTTOLINE, LISA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSATO AND ASSOCIATES   12

LB  07528
1 volume in 1 container

Attorney Mary DiNunzio has just made partner and gotten engaged when she accepts a thirteen-year-old client. Eccentric genius Allegra Gardner believes that the wrong man was jailed for her sister's murder
and wants to use trust-fund money to reopen the six-year-old case. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

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ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION'S LAST REUNION
Author:   FLAGG, FANNIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07512
1 volume in 1 container

Sookie Poole is recovering from marrying off the last of her three daughters when she is entrusted with a registered letter for her formidable mother, Lenore. The letter reveals secrets from Lenore's past during World War II that change Sookie's perception of her mother and herself. Bestseller. 2013.

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BLOOD ORANGE: A MYSTERY
Author:   KESKINEN, KAREN
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07533
1 volume in 1 container

Santa Barbara private investigator Jaymie Zarlin built her fledgling agency on finding missing people. Still struggling with the death of her troubled brother in police custody, she's determined to help others in similar situations find their way home. Homicides are not in her repertoire. But when Lili Molina, a local teenager chosen for the coveted role of Daphne in the annual solstice parade, is murdered, Jaymie is urged to take on the case. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

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BRASS MAN: A WESTERN STORY
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07534
1 volume in 1 container

Lew Weldon has been a tumbleweed, rolling where the wind blew him, up to Canada and down to Mexico. Over time he has earned a reputation as a gambler and a gunfighter. Riding into San Trinidad, Weldon finds
his reputation has preceded him when he receives two job offers. Roger Cunningham wants Lew to join his smuggling operation and Dr. Henry Watts wants to hire Lew to protect his patient, the beautiful Helen, O'Mallock, who is dying of consumption. Unrated. 1928.

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CHRISTMAS HOPE
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHRISTMAS NOVELLAS OF ANNE PERRY   11

LB  07535
1 volume in 1 container

Claudine Burroughs dreads the holiday season for forcing her to face how empty her life has become. She no longer expects closeness with her coldly ambitious husband, and she has nothing in common with their circle of wealthy, status-minded friends. Then, at a glittering yuletide gala, she meets the charming poet Dai Treggaron and finds her spirits lifted. But scarcely an hour later, the charismatic Dai is enmeshed in a nightmare - accused of killing a young streetwalker who had been smuggled into the party. Even though she suspects that an upper-class clique is quickly closing ranks to protect the real killer, Claudine vows to do her utmost for Dai. Some violence. 2013.

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ECHOES OF MERCY
Author:   SAWYER, KIM VOGEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07539
1 volume in 1 container

When a suspicious accident occurs at a candy factory, Caroline Lang goes undercover to investigate the suspicious circumstances surrounding the event and how the factory treats its youngest employees - the child workers. Oliver Dinsmore, heir to the candy factory, has his own investigation to conduct. Posing as a common worker, he aims to find out all he can about the family business before he takes over for his father. Caroline and Oliver become fast friends, but tension mounts when the two find themselves at odds
about the roles of child workers. Hiding their identities becomes even more difficult when fate brings them together over three children in desperate need. When all is revealed, will the truth destroy the love starting to grow between them? 2014.

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

LB  07514
1 volume in 1 container

Fashion designer Timmie O'Neill operates a successful company but is lonely after the death of her child and subsequent divorce. While in Paris she falls in love with Dr. Jean-Charles Vernier, who doesn't deny his attraction to her despite being married.  Some strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

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HEIRS OF THE BODY: A DAISY DALRYMPLE MYSTERY
Author:   DUNN, CAROLA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAISY DALRYMPLE   21

LB  07540
1 volume in 1 container

1920s England. The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is recruited to help her cousin Edgar - i.e. the Lord Dalrymple. About to turn fifty, Lord Dalrymple decides it is time to figure out who will be the heir to the viscountcy. With the help of the family lawyer, they have come up with four potential claimants. For his birthday, Edgar invites those would-be heirs, along with Daisy and the rest of the family, to Fairacres, the family estate. In the meantime, Daisy is asked to be the family's representative at the lawyer's interviews with the claimants. When one of the claimants dies a sudden, nasty death, the question on everyone's mind is, "was it murder"? Daisy must uncover a conspiracy if she is going to stop the killing. Some violence.
2013.

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INN AT ROSE HARBOR
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSE HARBOR    1

LB  07515
1 volume in 1 container

Army widow Jo Marie Rose buys a bed-and-breakfast in Cedar Cove, Washington, and makes it her own with help from handyman Mark. Her first guests include Josh, returned to reconcile with his dying stepfather, and Abby, in town for her brother's wedding. Bestseller. 2012.

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LOWLAND
Author:   LAHIRI, JHUMPA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07516
1 volume in 1 container

Brothers Udayan and Subhash grow up on the outskirts of Calcutta. In the 1960s Udayan falls in with a radical movement and helps plot revolution. Subhash disapproves, but begins a new life in America--until he's called back home. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2013.

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MAN OF HIS OWN
Author:   WILSON, SUSAN, 1951-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07538
1 volume in 1 container

Once a promising professional baseball player, Rick Stanton returns from World War II with his body broken and his dreams shattered. He and his wife, Francesca, had also volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army's K-9 Corps. Pax returns with Keller Nicholson, the soldier who fought the war by his side. Keller shares a profound bond with Pax, and hopes to adopt him. Instead, the Stantons offer him a job as Rick's live-in aide. An unlikely family is formed, with Pax at its center, as they try to build a new life from the ashes. Some
profanity and some violence. 2013.

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MATTER OF JUSTICE: AN INSPECTOR IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY   11

LB  07517
1 volume in 1 container

Somerset, 1920. Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge is attending a wedding when he's ordered to investigate the nearby murder of London businessman Harold Quarles. Rutledge, shell-shocked and haunted by the Great War, uncovers a crime committed twenty years ago during the Boer War. Some violence. 2009.

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MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY    1

LB  07529
1 volume in 1 container

Styles Court is a sprawling English country estate which should have been inherited by John Cavendish. But instead it is left to his step-mother, Emily Cavendish, who promptly marries a fortunehunter - and quickly meets her death. Dapper, brilliant Monsieur Hercule Poirot is fascinated by the mysterious affair and steps out of retirement to unravel the threads of intrigue and snare a most ingenious murderer. Agatha Christie's first book, introducing the now legendary Hercule Poirot. 1920.

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MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY    6

LB  02023
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LB  07530
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Wealthy Rufus Van Aldin gives his spoiled, beloved daughter a priceless necklace of rubies containing the famous "Heart of Fire" stone. When she is found murdered on the blue train and her jewels stolen, Poirot enters the case. 1928.

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NEVER GO BACK: A JACK REACHER NOVEL
Author:   CHILD, LEE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK REACHER NOVEL   18

LB  07518
1 volume in 1 container

While stopping by his former army office to finally meet the appealing commanding officer Susan Turner, Reacher is accused of committing murder sixteen years ago--and of fathering a child. Turner is also being framed, and the two go on the run. Violence and strong language. Bestseller.  2013.

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NO MAN'S NIGHTINGALE
Author:   RENDELL, RUTH, 1930-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR WEXFORD   24

LB  07527
1 volume in 1 container

A female Vicar named Sarah Hussein is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham Vicarage. The gossipy cleaning woman who discovers her body, Maxine, happens to also be in the employ of retired Chief Inspector Wexford and his wife. When detective inspector Mike Burden calls him, Wexford, intrigued by the unusual circumstances of the murder, leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators... Some violence. 2013.

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PARTNERS IN CRIME: A TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD COLLECTION
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY      

LB  07531
1 volume in 1 container

A series of light parodies about the vicissitudinous lives of Tommy and Tuppence Beresford since they took over an international detective agency. No one can say the Beresfords were not warned. But they are confident in the knowledge gleaned from reading every detective novel published in the past decade. 1929. [RC 42971 pub. 1984.]

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REGATTA MYSTERY AND OTHER STORIES FEATURING HERCULE POIROT, MISS
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY      
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY      

LB  07532
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Marple, and Mr. Parker Pyne" Eight short detective tales and one of semisupernatural drama. In the title story, Mr. Parker Pyne seeks a thief when a diamond goes missing from a yachting party. In "Yellow Iris," Hercule Poirot solves one crime and thwarts another at a dinner party. Miss Marple shares a mystery tale. 1934.

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ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSE HARBOR    2

LB  07519
1 volume in 1 container

Cedar Cove, Washington. Widow Jo Marie Rose's new guests at her bed-and-breakfast include Mary, a businesswoman fighting cancer who reconnects with her past, and Annie, who has just broken off her engagement. Meanwhile, Jo Marie tends to handyman Mark, who broke his leg. 2013.

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SNOW ON THE TULIPS
Author:   TOLSMA, LIZ, 1966-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07537
1 volume in 1 container

The war is drawing to a close, but Nazis still occupy part of the Netherlands. Loss has left Cornelia a shadow of the woman she once was. A war widow, she now fights to protect her younger brother, Johan, who lives in hiding. When Johan brings a wounded Dutch Resistance member to her doorstep, their lives are forever altered. Although scared of the consequences, Cornelia's faith won't let her turn Gerrit Laninga out. While nursing him back to health, she is drawn to his fierce position and ideals and notices a shift within herself. Some violence. 2013.

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STARRY NIGHT: A CHRISTMAS NOVEL
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07520
1 volume in 1 container

Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author. Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a
megabestselling memoir about surviving in the wild. 2013.

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STARTING NOW: A BLOSSOM STREET NOVEL
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLOSSOM STREET    9

LB  07521
1 volume in 1 container

Attorney Libby Morgan, a divorced workaholic, is shocked when she is laid off. Unable to find work, Libby starts knitting at A Good Yarn on Blossom Street and volunteering at the hospital, where she falls in love with a doctor. But then a job offer turns up. Bestseller. 2013.

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

LB  07522
1 volume in 1 container

Still reeling from the racially charged case in A Time to Kill (DB 35891), attorney Jake Brigance learns he has been hired--posthumously--by reclusive Seth Hubbard. Before hanging himself, Hubbard wrote a will that cut out his children and bestowed his wealth on his black housekeeper. Some strong language. Bestseller.  2013.

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TRADER OF SECRETS: A PAUL MADRIANI NOVEL
Author:   MARTINI, STEVE, 1946-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PAUL MADRIANI NOVEL   12

LB  07523
1 volume in 1 container

Assassin Muerte Liquida, from The Rule of Nine (DB 71278), seeks vengeance against defense lawyer Paul Madriani by targeting Paul's daughter Sarah. Meanwhile, Madriani and his partner Harry search for two disgruntled NASA scientists who have disappeared with secrets about a new weapons program. Violence and strong language. 2011.

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TWICE LOVED
Author:   BRUNSTETTER, WANDA E
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07536
1 volume in 1 container

Christmas 1945 offers a new beginning for a widow and a widower...A position in a used toy shop is an answer to a prayer for Bev Winters, who finds herself widowed with a young daughter after World War II. But when her employer shows her surprising kindness, she is unsure how to react. After his wife's death, Dan Fisher dutifully maintains her used toy shop and closes his heart to ever loving another woman. Then Bev Winters enters his life, and he is drawn to help her and her daughter. Will this working relationship turn into love?  2005.

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UNMARKED GRAVE
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BESS CRAWFORD MYSTERY    4

LB  07525
1 volume in 1 container

Paris, 1918. War nurse Bess Crawford has more patients with the Spanish Influenza than with wounds. But before Bess herself falls ill, she discovers the body of a major with a broken neck hidden among the flu victims. When Bess recovers, she investigates the contradictory story behind his death. 2012.

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

LB  07526
1 volume in 1 container

Seventeen-year-old champion skier Lily Thomas is paralyzed in an accident despite the best efforts of neurosurgeon Jessie Matthews, who endures her own tragedy that same day. As Lily adjusts to a new way
of life, her father Bill establishes a rehabilitation center for young people with spinal-cord injuries. 2013.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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ANNE FRANK: THE BOOK, THE LIFE, THE AFTERLIFE
Author:   PROSE, FRANCINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07513
1 volume in 1 container

Analyzes The Diary of a Young Girl (RC 57022) as a literary work, a Holocaust narrative, and a cultural artifact. Examines the evidence that Anne rewrote her memoir to increase its appeal. Discusses the published book's use in classroom instruction and its adaptation for stage and film. 2009.

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UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND
Author:   HILLENBRAND, LAURA
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07524
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Redemption" Author of Seabiscuit (RC 51968) details the life of Louis Zamperini (b. 1917), an Olympic runner and World War II bombardier, who survived a plane crash and forty-seven days adrift at sea only to become a POW in Japan. Relates Louis's later religious awakening under Billy Graham's ministry. Violence. Bestseller.  2010.

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