New Large Print Books Received
in January 2012 as of 02/02/2012

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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

COMING UP FOR AIR
Author:   HENRY, PATTI CALLAHAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07025
1 volume in 1 container

Ellie Calvin is caught in a dying marriage. With her daughter away at
college and a growing gap between her and her husband, she no longer
seems to fit into her own life. But everything changes after her
controlling mother, Lillian, passes away. Ellie's world turns upside
down when she sees her ex-boyfriend, Hutch, at her mother's funeral
and learns that he is in charge of a documentary that involved Lillian
before her death. He wants answers to questions that Ellie's not sure
she can face, until, in the painful midst of going through her
mother's things, she discovers a hidden diary and a window into the
stories that were buried long ago. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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FORGOTTEN AFFAIRS OF YOUTH: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    8

LB  06999
1 volume in 1 container

Isabel Dalhousie and her fiancé Jamie know who they are and where
they come from. But not everybody is so fortunate. Jane Cooper, a
visiting Australian philosopher on sabbatical in Edinburgh, has
more questions than answers. Adopted at birth, Jane is trying to
find her biological father, but all she knows about him is that he
was a student in Edinburgh years ago. When she asks for Isabel's
help in this seemingly impossible search, Isabel of course obliges.
2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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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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HOW TO KNIT A HEART BACK HOME: A CYPRESS HOLLOW YARN
Author:   HERRON, RACHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CYPRESS HOLLOW YARN    2

LB  06986
1 volume in 1 container

Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress
Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes
it until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy is
fearless except when it comes to risking her heart. Owen is adrift
and struggling to redefine himself without a badge. Then Lucy and
Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of a local
legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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ILLUSION OF MURDER
Author:   MCCLEARY, CAROL
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06881
1 volume in 1 container

Attempting to beat Jules Verne's round-the-world record, Victorian
Age reporter Nellie Bly hides from official records the secret details
about a mysterious death in the bustling harbor city of Port Said
where she is targeted by a killer and embroiled in an international
plot. Violence, some strong language and some descriptions of sex.
2011.

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TENDER TEXAN
Author:   THOMAS, JODI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07023
1 volume in 1 container

Anna Meyer offers one hundred dollars to the Texas cattleman who can
help her forge a frontier homestead. Chance Wyatt agrees to settle
down and build a home with the lovely stranger. Anna and Wyatt agreed
to live together for one year, but as the challenges of the savage
land bring them closer and closer together, neither can resist the
aching desire that inflames their hearts and touches their souls.
2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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VAULT
Author:   RENDELL, RUTH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07024
1 volume in 1 container

Chief Inspector Reg Wexford has finally retired. But for all the
benefits of a more relaxed way of life, Wexford misses being the law.
So when Detective Superintendent Tom Ede is keen to recruit Wexford
as an adviser on a difficult case, he jumps at the opportunity. The
bodies of two women and two men - all unidentified - have been
discovered in the old coalhole of a house in St. John's Wood. Wexford
is intrigued and excited by the challenge - until this new
investigative role brings him into serious physical danger. 2011.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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HOLY GHOST GIRL: A MEMOIR
Author:   JOHNSON, DONNA M.
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07021
1 volume in 1 container

Donna Johnson was three years old when her mother signed on as the
organist of tent revivalist David Terrell, and before long, Donna was
part of the popular preacher's inner circle. As Terrell became known
worldwide, the caravan of broken-down cars and trucks that made up his
ministry in the 1960s evolved into fleets of Mercedes and airplanes.
The glories of the Word mixed with betrayals of the flesh, and Donna's
mother bore Terrell's children in one of the several secret households
he maintained. When, as a teenager, Johnson left the ministry for
good, she took with her a trove of stranger-than-fiction memories
about what went on under the revival tent. Violence, some strong
language, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

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LOVE OUT LOUD: 365 DEVOTIONS FOR LOVE GOD, LOVING YOURSELF, AND
Author:   MEYER, JOYCE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07001
1 volume in 1 container

(Subtitles reads: "365 Devotions for Loving God, Loving Yourself, and
Loving Others")
In "Love Out Loud," daily devotionals will help you walk through the
process of learning to love God with your whole heart, which will
then help you love yourself in a balanced, healthy way. And as you
do, you will be able to really love others the way God does. It's
a winning combination that will fulfill you for the rest of your life.
2011.

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ORCHARD: A MEMOIR
Author:   WEIR, THERESA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07022
1 volume in 1 container

"The Orchard" is the story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt
to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian
Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent family whose lives and orchards
seem to be cursed. Theresa finds life with Adrian on the farm far
more dangerous and difficult than she expected. Rejected by her
husband's family as an outsider, she slowly learns for herself about
the isolated world of farming, pesticides, environmental destruction,
and death, even as she falls more deeply in love with her husband and
the land that has been in his family for generations. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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STORY OF YOUR LIFE: INSPIRING STORIES OF GOD AT WORK IN PEOPLE JUST
Author:   WEST, MATTHEW
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07000
1 volume in 1 container

(Subtitle reads: "Inspiring stories of God at Work in People Just
Like You")
When Grammy-nominated recording artist Matthew West started writing
his top-selling album "The Story of Your Life," he asked fans to
submit personal experiences. More than 10,000 tales of hope,
perseverance, and redemption poured in. With friend and author Angela
Thomas, West presents some of these powerful stories paired with
meaningful devotions they inspired. 2011

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