New Large Print Books Received
in January 2011 as of 2/3/2011

Non-Fiction

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

BURN: AN ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY
Author: BARR, NEVADA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY

LB 06555 1 volume in 1 container

New Orleans. Vacationing Anna Pigeon investigates a punk she suspects of pedophilia. Meanwhile Seattle actress Clare Sullivan, accused of killing her husband and daughters, eludes police and searches for her girls, believing they were brought here as sex slaves. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

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CHASING LILACS
Author: STEWART, CARLA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06579 1 volume in 1 container

Graham Camp, Texas, 1958. Sammie Tucker, soon to be 13, has a mother with nerve problems, a desire for a typewriter since she wants to be a writer, and a sort-of boyfriend in Cly, an Elvis Presley-like teen just arrived from California with a stuffed bag of family issues. When her mother commits suicide and a not-so-favorite aunt arrives, Sammie has to decide whom she can trust with her deepest fears: her best friend who has an opinion about everything, the mysterious Cly, or her round-faced neighbor with gentle advice and strong shoulders to cry on. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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CORDUROY MANSIONS
Author: MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06569 1 volume in 1 container

Originally published as a serial in a daily newspaper and set in present-day London, Corduroy Mansions is the nickname given to a building in London's vibrant Pimlico neighborhood. Tenants include middle-aged wine merchant William who is trying to convince his reluctant 24-year-old son, Eddie, to leave the nest and Marcia, the boutique caterer who has her sights set on William. There's the vitamin evangelist, the psychoanalyst, the art student, and then there's Freddie de la Hay, the terrier who insists on wearing a seat belt and is probably the only vegetarian dog in London. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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FATE IS REMARKABLE
Author: NEELS, BETTY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06566 1 volume in 1 container

Sarah Dunn had worked with Hugo van Elven for a long time, and she was astounded when he suddenly proposed to her. Both of them were still recovering from previous unhappy love affairs, which was why Sarah decided to accept. Surely neither of them would wish to get emotionally involved again for a very long time. But Sarah had not considered what would happen if her feelings for Hugo changed, while his remained the same. Could their need for love overcome their painful pasts, and allow a new companionship to grow? 1970. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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GUNSMITH
Author: PAINE, LAURAN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06568 1 volume in 1 container

Dave Petrie, with the best of intentions, rode out to avenge the invasion on his town of Spartanville - but what he succeeded in doing was to enrage a ruthless band of raiders. In retaliation, they kidnapped four women from Spartanville. Now everyone is shaking the finger of blame on Dave Petrie himself. Now Dave will have to find those renegades and eliminate them. Before the smoke clears, there will be enough dead outlaws to meet his purpose, but Dave Petrie's revenge will come with a very high price. Strong language and some violence. 1995.

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MURDER IN THE AIR: A SHERIFF DAN RHODES MYSTERY
Author: CRIDER, BILL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06563 1 volume in 1 container

There's a big stink in Blacklin County, and everyone seems to think Sheriff Dan Rhodes should do something about it. The smell is coming from Lester Hamilton's giant chicken farm, and Rhodes sees this as a matter for the state's air-quality enforcement agency, not the county sheriff. That all changes when Hamilton is found dead, floating in an old rock pit not far from the town of Clearview. Rhodes suspects he didn't die by accident. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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ONE SEASON OF SUNSHINE
Author: LONDON, JULIA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06562 1 volume in 1 container

Adopted as an infant, Jane Aaron longs to know the identity of her birth mother and why she gave her up. Her only clue is the name of the small Texas town where she was born, so she's come to Cedar Springs for answers. Handsome ad executive Asher Price lost his wife in a terrible car crash eighteen months ago. When he hires Jane as the nanny for his two children, devastating secrets from the past begin to emerge that may be more than anyone can bear. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SARAH'S CHOICE: BRIDES OF LEHIGH CANAL
Author: BRUNSTETTER, WANDA E
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06565 1 volume in 1 container

Widowed Sarah Turner has her hands full, raising three young children, tending the lock on the canal, baking bread and washing clothes for boatmen. Although she's not looking for love, she's vowed not to lose her heart to a boatman. Yet she didn't count on meeting Captain Elias Brooks. Will Sarah follow her heart where it leads or accept the proposal of a handsome land-loving blacksmith? 2010 *** S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SENT: THE MISSING, BOOK 2
Author: HADDIX, MARGARET PETERSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8
Series: MISSING 2

LB 06558 1 volume in 1 container

Jonah and Katherine travel back with Chip and Alex to the fifteenth-century Tower of London, Chip and Alex's original time, where they were--are--the imprisoned princes Edward and Richard. Jonah and Katherine plan the boys' escape and return to the twenty-first century. Sequel to Found (RC 67848). For grades 5-8. 2009.

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SUITOR FOR JENNY
Author: BROWNLEY, MARGARET
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06564 1 volume in 1 container

In 1881 with the deaths of their parents, Jenny Higgins takes charge of her two younger sisters Brenda and Mary Lou. She wants to find suitable husbands for both of them and when she learns Rocky Creek, Texas is filled with eligible bachelors, she and her siblings arrive and put up "Husbands Wanted" posters. However, enthusiastic applicants fail to meet Jenny's stringent requirements and she herself begins to fall in love with Marshall Rhett Armstrong. Jenny thinks choosing a husband is not a job for the heart and it'll take one determined marshal to convince her otherwise. 2010.***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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TEXAS SHERIFF
Author: CUNNINGHAM, EUGENE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06580 1 volume in 1 container

Beautiful mysterious Shirley Randolph stood at the faro table and gambled like a man. Sheriff Curt Thompson suspected that she could also ride like a man, rob like a man, and shoot like a man. But when he looked at her he wondered only whether in his arms she could love like a woman. Cut was on the trail of the Trackless Bunch - phantom gun-slicks who killed for sheer sport. Did Shirley's slim white finger sometimes trigger those wanton guns? Was she devil or angel? 1934. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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TWENTY NOTCHES
Author: BRAND, MAX
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06556 1 volume in 1 container

The kid they called the Sleeper was a tramp, content with drifting from place to place until he heard about the legendary gun with twenty notches. It was a gun that never missed, and he knew that he had to own that gun. 1977.

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VALCOURT HEIRESS
Author: COULTER, CATHERINE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06561 1 volume in 1 container

After his older brother Arthur unexpectedly dies, Garron of Kersey returns home to Wareham Castle to assume his duties as the new earl. But the castle is nearly deserted, with only a few of its retainers hiding within. It seems that a few days after Arthur's death, the "Black Demon" arrived at the castle and demanded Arthur's fortune in silver. When they discovered that the castle's residents know nothing about a treasure, the Black Demon and his men wreaked havoc. As Garron attempts to restore order to his new home, he is aided by a young woman named Merry. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WHAT IS LEFT THE DAUGHTER
Author: NORMAN, HOWARD
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06570 1 volume in 1 container

Seventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is orphaned when his parents jump off two different bridges within hours of each other - the result of their separate involvements with the same neighbor, a Halifax switchboard operator and aspiring actress. Wyatt is forced to move to a small town to live with his uncle, aunt, and ravishing cousin Tilda. A chain of life-altering passions and the wartime perfidy at its core is set in motion by the arrival of the German student Hans Mohring. Wyatt's account of the astonishing events spills out twenty-one years later in a confession that speaks profoundly of the mysteries of human character in wartime and is directed, with both despair and hope, to an audience of one. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WIDOWER'S TALE
Author: GLASS, JULIA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06571 1 volume in 1 container

In a quirky farmhouse outside Boston, seventy-year-old Percy Darling enjoys a vigorous but solitary life. To help his oldest daughter through a crisis, he allows a progressive preschool to move into his barn. The transformation of his refuge into a lively, youthful community compels him to reexamine the choices he's made since his wife's death three decades ago. He can no longer remain aloof from his neighbors, his two grown daughters, or, to his shock, the precarious joy of falling in love. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED**

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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DEAR MRS. KENNEDY, THE WORLD SHARE ITS GRIEF
Author: MULVANEY, JAY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06567 1 volume in 1 container

(Subtitle reads: "The World Shares Its Grief, Letters, November 1963") This is a collection of the condolence letters Jacqueline Kennedy received after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. In the weeks and months following the assassination, Mrs. Kennedy received over 800,000 letters. The impact of President Kennedy's murder was so immense that people from all walks of life wrote to her sharing their feelings of sympathy, sorrow, grief, and hope. 2010. *** S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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ENVOY: THE EPIC RESCUE OF THE LAST JEWS OF EUROPE IN THE DESPERATE
Author: KERSHAW, ALEX
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06559 1 volume in 1 container

(Subtitles reads: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II) December 1944. Soviet and German troops fight from house to house in the corpse-strewn suburbs of Budapest. Hungarian fascists join with die-hard Nazis to slaughter Jews. In less than six months, thirty-eight-year-old SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann has sent over half a million Hungarians to the gas chambers in Auschwitz. All that prevents him from liquidating Europe's last Jewish ghetto is an unarmed Swedish diplomatic envoy named Raoul Wallenberg. Wallenberg did what no other individual or nation managed to do: He saved more than 100,000 Jewish men, women, and children from extermination. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SECRET GIFT: HOW ONE MAN'S KINDNESS - AND A TROVE OF LETTERS
Author: GUP, TED
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06560 1 volume in 1 container

(Subtitle reads: "How one man's kindness - and a trove of letters - revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression.") Shortly before Christmas 1933 in Depression-scarred Canton, Ohio, a newspaper ad offered $10 to 75 families in distress. Interested readers were asked to submit letters describing their hardships to a benefactor calling himself Mr. B. Virdot. In actuality, he was Sam Stone, the author's grandfather. Ted Gup discovered the letters in a suitcase 75 years later and was so moved by the tales of suffering and expressions of hope that he set out to unveil the lives behind them. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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