New Large Print Books Received in July 2010 as of 9/29/2010

Non-Fiction

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ENGLISH FICTION

BAR-20
Author: MULFORD, CLARENCE EDWARD
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOPALONG CASSIDY WESTERN 1

LB 06429 1 volume in 1 container

The outfit of the Bar-20 ranch of upper Texas is "perhaps the most famous from Canada to the Rio Grande." Buck Peters is the foreman, and among his men is Hopalong Cassidy, who earned his limp preventing a murder years before. Buck is prominent in a long-standing feud with neighboring ranches, but cowboys aren't the only ones after the men of Bar-20. Strong language and violence. 1907.

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BOOK OF SPIES
Author: LYNDS, GAYLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06421 1 volume in 1 container

When the CIA discovers a connection between a bank account linked to terrorists and the legendary Library of Gold - a long-missing archive containing rare, bejeweled books full of ancient secrets - they turn to rare-book collector Eva Blake for help. Then an attempt is made on her life. Determined to find answers, Eva turns to the only person she can trust - Judd Ryder, a former intelligence agent with his own agenda and a troubled past. Together, Judd and Eva embark on an international quest to uncover the truth - and stay alive. Strong language, some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

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CHARITY GIRL
Author: HEYER, GEORGETTE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06414 1 volume in 1 container

Young Cherry Steane runs away from the drudgery of her aunt's household to find her grandfather in London. Dashing Viscount Desford, attempting to assist Cherry while observing all proprieties, brings Cherry to his lifelong best friend Henrietta Silverdale - who has secretly loved Desford all along. 1970.

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CURING THE BLUES WITH A NEW PAIR OF SHOES
Author: CASH, DIXIE
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06356 1 volume in 1 container

No holiday in tiny Salt Lick, Texas, is more revered than January 8th, Elvis's birthday! To commemorate the grand occasion, Hogg's Drive-In, where the King enjoyed many a burger on the road to fame and fortune, is displaying an "actual" pair of Elvis's blue suede shoes. That is, until some heel without a soul swipes them right out of their display case. Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin, the shoe-loving Domestic Equalizers, are shocked that someone would perpetrate such a dastardly crime. So the plucky detecting duo agrees to help the town's inept sheriff track down the royal blue loafers. And being majestic multi-taskers, the ladies might even be able to squeeze in some matchmaking as well. Contains sex and some strong language. 2009.

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DEAR LADY
Author: HATCHER, ROBIN LEE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COMING TO AMERICA 1

LB 06391 1 volume in 1 container

Lady Beth Wellington has come to America in 1897 to escape an arranged marriage. But when she shows up on the doorstep of her ten-year-old pen pal Jane Steele, the girl's father, Garret, makes Beth feels she has made a mistake in coming to Montana. Eventually time heals all wounds, including those suffered by Garret in his first marriage. 1997.

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DIARY OF A LOVING HEART: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER, VOLUME 3
Author: BACHER, JUNE MASTERS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER 3

LB 06360 1 volume in 1 container

Chris Beth struggles to deal with the death of her sister, Vangie; the diary she left behind; and a host of other problems that test her faith. Sequel to "Love's Silent Song" (RC 44256). 1993.

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DOORSTEP DADDY
Author: JUMP, SHIRLEY
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06335 1 volume in 1 container

Maverick writer Dalton Scott demands solitude, not a baby on his doorstep. But he can hardly shut the door. Though out of his depth, he's amazed when he finally gets the little girl to stop crying. Then beautiful single mom Ellie arrives, distraught that the babysitter left her child on Dalton's doorstep. Can this chaotic pair make Dalton realize that too much of his life has been stored in fiction? With Ellie he could start a new chapter. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

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EAST OF DESOLATION
Author: HIGGINS, JACK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06386 1 volume in 1 container

A pilot's widow charters Joe Martin to fly her and insurance company representatives to Cape Desolation, Greenland, where her husband's small plane crashed. But the body they find is not the husband's--and a cache of emeralds may be behind everything. Commercial audiobook. 1968.

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FORD COUNTY: STORIES
Author: GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06341 1 volume in 1 container

Seven short stories set in rural Ford County, Mississippi. In "Fetching Raymond" a mother and her two grown boys travel across the state to witness another son's execution. In "Fish Files" a divorce attorney receives an unexpected largess and changes his life. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

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GIRL NEXT DOOR
Author: NOBLE, ELIZABETH (ELIZABETH M.)
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06364 1 volume in 1 container

For Eve Gallagher, home is far away in England since she and her husband relocated to an apartment building on New York's Upper East Side. And life isn't coming up roses. Violet has lived in the building for decades, but she's always kept herself apart, until Eve's loneliness touches her heart. Jason Kramer in apartment 6A is no longer sure he loves his wife, but he's head over heels for Rachel Schulman in 6B. What they all have in common is an address, but it is also a home where their lives and secrets intertwine. 2009.

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HANNAH'S LIST
Author: MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLOSSOM STREET

LB 06377 1 volume in 1 container

On the anniversary of his beloved wife's death, Dr. Michael Everett received a letter Hannah had written to him. In it she reminds him of her love and makes one final request. She tells him he shouldn't spend the years he has left grieving for her and that she has chosen three women for him to consider - her cousin Winter Adams who owns a cafe on Seattle's Blossom Street; Leanne Lancaster, Hannah's oncology nurse, and Macy Roth who is unknown to him. In the ensuing months, Michael spends time with all three women and learns what prompted Hannah to make her list: he's a man who needs the completeness that only love can offer. Some strong language. 2010

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HEART OF THE MATTER
Author: GIFFIN, EMILY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06409 1 volume in 1 container

Boston. Two women, Tessa and Valerie, describe events surrounding an infidelity. Stay-at-home mom Tessa is married to Nick, a renowned pediatric plastic surgeon. After a marshmallow-roasting accident, lawyer Valerie's young son Charlie becomes Nick's patient. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2010.

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HOW I MET MY COUNTESS
Author: BOYLE, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WIDOWS OF STANTON 1

LB 06324 1 volume in 1 container

The Earl of Clifton intended one day to find the perfect countess. Then he met Lucy. The improper daughter of an infamous spy, Lucy Ellyson saved Clifton's life and taught him everything he needed to know about serving his country...even how to fall in love. He vowed he would come back and make her his unlikely countess, but the war kept them apart for too long. When he finally returned, she'd vanished. But Lucy hadn't gone far, and when Clifton happens upon her, she's in the sort of trouble only a hasty marriage can solve. Explicit descriptions of sex, strong language, some violence. 2010.

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IRRESISTIBLE HENRY HOUSE
Author: GRUNWALD, LISA
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06367 1 volume in 1 container

In the middle of the twentieth century, in a home economics program at a prominent university, orphaned babies are used to teach mothering skills. These "practice babies" are handed off from one young mother- in-training to the next, usually staying in a "practice house" for a few years before moving to adoptive families. But the singularly magnetic Henry House becomes the first practice baby to stay on at the university. And for Henry, universally adored, finding love and learning to trust will prove to be the work of a lifetime. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

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KILLING EDGE
Author: GRAHAM, HEATHER
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06369 1 volume in 1 container

Florida psychologist Chloe Marin, who escaped a party-turned-massacre as a teen, helps police and PI Luke Cane search for a missing model. Chloe is guided by visions of the model's ghost--and haunted by memories of the bloodbath she survived. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

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KISS FOR CADE
Author: COPELAND, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WESTERN SKY 1

LB 06398 1 volume in 1 container

Famous bounty hunter Cade Kolby is forced off the trail to decide the fate of his late sister's orphaned children. He's not just returning to his hometown and nieces and nephews, but also to the fiery redhead he loved and left seventeen years ago, The last person Zoe Bradshaw wants to see is Cade. She tries to be cool and polite, even as their attraction flares. But the townsfolk have other ideas. They want to see the little orphans with a mother and a father, and they form a plan that includes the possibility of a kiss. 1997.

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KNIGHTS OF THE RANGE
Author: GREY, ZANE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 01587 1 volume in 1 container

LB 06406 1 volume in 1 container

Young Holly Ripple inherits her father's New Mexico cattle empire. To protect her spread from rustlers, headstrong Holly hires the region's most notorious vigilantes - among whom is desperado Renn Frayne. Renn fights for the ranch and for Holly herself, but eventually his past catches up with him. 1936.

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LAST ILLUSION: A MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY
Author: BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06376 1 volume in 1 container

Irish immigrant and P.I. Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a ticket to see the illusionists that are all the rage. Harry Houdini himself has returned from Europe for a brief run on Broadway. But Houdini can't even take the stage when, to the crowd's shock, the opening act saws into his assistant. The stunned performer accuses Houdini of tampering with his equipment. With everyone on edge, Houdini's wife hires Molly as an investigator and bodyguard. Some strong language. 2010.

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LESSON BEFORE DYING
Author: GAINES, ERNEST J.
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06342 1 volume in 1 container

Bayonne, Louisiana, 1948. A young, naive black man has been sentenced to death for the murder of a white man--a murder that he did not commit. His attorney argues that he is too stupid to plan a crime. "Why, I would just as soon put a hog in the electric chair..." Galled by this defense, Jefferson's godmother, Miss Emma, turns to Grant, the plantation schoolteacher, to teach Jefferson to die like a man. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1993.

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LOST SYMBOL
Author: BROWN, DAN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06337 1 volume in 1 container

Peter Solomon, friend and mentor of professor Robert Langdon, from The Da Vinci Code (RC 55735, BR 17772), invites Langdon to speak at the U.S. Capitol. When Solomon is kidnapped, Langdon races to save him by uncovering the ancient secrets within Washington, D.C. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

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LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER, VOLUME 1
Author: BACHER, JUNE MASTERS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER 1

LB 06357 1 volume in 1 container

After being jilted by her fiance, gently bred Chris Beth Kelly heads for Oregon Territory where she plans to be a teacher. Shortly after her arrival, Chris Beth learns that her sister is also coming to Oregon. Both girls find themselves engulfed by a family of friends, and their individual pains begin to heal. Prequel to "Love's Silent Song" (RC 44256, LB 6359). 1987.

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LOVE LEADS HOME: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER, VOLUME 4
Author: BACHER, JUNE MASTERS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER 4

LB 06362 1 volume in 1 container

The fourth book in a six-novel series about the Oregon frontier. At nineteen, True North leaves the only home she has known and journeys to Atlanta, Georgia, in search of her past. For she knows she must go back before she can move on with her life. She has only begun her journey when she meets Michael St. John, a shareholder in the railroad who offers her his protection. Sequel to "Diary of a Loving Heart" (RC 44257, LB 6360). 1984.

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LOVE ONLY ONCE
Author: LINDSEY, JOHANNA
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MALORY FAMILY

LB 06395 1 volume in 1 container

Regina Ashton, to her shame, has fallen in love with the arrogant nobleman who abducted her one night from a London street to his townhouse and awakened her passion. Nicholas Eden wants to return the love born of scandal, but the painful secret of his illegitimacy has hardened his heart. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1985.

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LOVE'S SILENT SONG: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER, VOLUME 2
Author: BACHER, JUNE MASTERS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE IS A GENTLE STRANGER 2

LB 06359 1 volume in 1 container

Following their double wedding, Chris Beth and Joe and Vangie and Wilson wonder what the future holds. Can their small community support a minister, or will the families be separated? As they pray for guidance, they must also endure several plagues that strike their town. Sequel to "Love Is a Gentle Stranger" (RC 44252, LB 6357).

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MAIL-ORDER BRIDE
Author: MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06389 1 volume in 1 container

Caroline Myers had been eighteen when she'd first discovered how potent her great-grandfather's recipe for "tea" was. So, when her two maiden aunts suggested a vacation in Alaska, Caroline was sure they'd overindulged in the family brew. Why go now - especially right after she'd just been jilted by her fiance? But Caroline didn't know that her well-meaning relatives had cooked up a scheme. They thought that becoming a mail-order bride for rugged Alaskan Paul Trevor would be perfect for Caroline. And after gazing into Paul's dark eyes, Caroline had to agree. Could she have found an even more potent elixir than great-grandfather's tea? Some sex. Some strong language. 1987.

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MAPPING OF LOVE AND DEATH
Author: WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06339 1 volume in 1 container

England 1932. An American couple hires investigator Maisie Dobbs after the body of their son Michael Clifton is discovered in France, buried in a collapsed Great War trench. The Cliftons want to find Michael's girlfriend, an English nurse. But after the parents are attacked, Maisie uncovers murder and larceny. 2010

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MOONLIGHT ROAD: A VIRGIN RIVER NOVEL
Author: CARR, ROBYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: VIRGIN RIVER

LB 06416 1 volume in 1 container

Attorney Erin Foley is spending the summer at her brother-in-law's cabin in Virgin River. Dr. Aiden Riordan meets Erin while hiking and the two gradually fall in love -- until Aiden's ex-wife arrives to declare they're still married. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2010.

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MURDERS ON ELDERBERRY ROAD
Author: GOLDENBAUM, SALLY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06361 1 volume in 1 container

Writer, quilter and nurturer of the Queen Bees quilting group Portia "Po" Paltrow jogged quickly through the tree-lined streets of a Kansas college town toward the quaint shops along Elderberry Road. It was an idyllic fall morning in the town she loved - that is until a cat's shrill cry tipped her off to the body lying just inside Selma Parker's quilt shop. A robbery victim? Perhaps. But one can never be sure without a full investigation of the clues and facts. Some strong language. 2003.

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ONE GOOD DOG
Author: WILSON, SUSAN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06372 1 volume in 1 container

Adam March is a self-made Master of the Universe. He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. Until the day his assistant gives him a message: your sister called. No one knows that his sister has been missing for decades. Adam loses it, and he is escorted from the building. He loses his job. He loses his wife. At his lowest, Adam is assigned to community service in a soup kitchen. And this is where he meets Chance, a fighting Pit Bull whose unique spirit puts him in Adam's path. Strong language. 2010.

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POSTMISTRESS
Author: BLAKE, SARAH, 1960-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06420 1 volume in 1 container

1940-1941. Postmistress Iris and newlywed Emma are newcomers on Cape Cod, while female reporter and New York native Frankie is covering the Blitz in London. Emma's physician husband joins the war effort in England, where a tragic accident brings the three women's lives together. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2010.

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RETURN TO SENDER
Author: MICHAELS, FERN
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06373 1 volume in 1 container

Lin Townsend is thrown out of her house at age seventeen when she becomes pregnant with Nick Pemberton's baby. Nineteen years later Lin's son Will enters college in New York City, and Lin seeks revenge upon Nick - now a millionaire CEO. Profanity and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

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RIDERS TO CIBOLA
Author: ZOLLINGER, NORMAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06381 1 volume in 1 container

Orphaned Igancio Ortiz, a ten-year-old runaway from Mexico, follows the cattle trails at the turn of the century to New Mexico. Taken in as an equal at the MacAndrews ranch, he becomes a cowboy and is foreman by the time he is twenty-one. Things go downhill after the boss's selfish, crippled son takes over. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1977.

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SACRED VALLEY: A RUSTY SABIN STORY
Author: BRAND, MAX
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06334 1 volume in 1 container

Born to white parents, Rusty Sabin was taken prisoner and raised by the Cheyennes, who know him now as Red Hawk, an admired leader and great warrior. When Sabin extracts two full bags of gold from along the creek of the Sacred Valley, his intention is to spend half of it on improving the lot of the Cheyennes. The other half is for Maisry Lester, the girl he hopes to marry. But someone kills Maisry's father and tries to cast the blame on an Indian friend of Rusty's - setting the stage for a bloody confrontation between the settlers and the Indians. Some strong language and some violence. 1935.

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SHADOWS FROM THE PAST
Author: MCKENNA, LINDSAY, 1946-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06404 1 volume in 1 container

When photojournalist Kamaria Trayhern goes undercover at the Mason family ranch, she's hoping to find her real father, not romance. But keeping everyone convinced she is who she claims to be is harder than she expected - especially where one sexy ranch hand is concerned. After all he's been through, there's no way Wesley Sheridan wants to tangle with more heartache and lies. But with a jealous killer out to rewrite Mason family history forever, two lonely hearts must learn to trust each other if they hope to survive the season. Explicit descriptions of sex, strong language. 2009.

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SHARON TAKES A HAND
Author: DOW, ROSEY, 1962-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06382 1 volume in 1 container

Romance adventure blossoms in the land of enchantment...Dreaming of a fresh start and establishing roots in a new place brings Sharon Hastings to the New Mexico Territory in the 1890s. Sharon is finally coming home to her deceased parents' ranch. But will the new foreman accept a citified girl as the new boss of the Lazy H after her uncle is found dead? Will faith and love be the foundation for a new home near Farmington, or will the challenges of the Wild West send Sharon hurrying back to civilization? 2007.

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SHEEN ON THE SILK
Author: PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06325 1 volume in 1 container

Physician Anna Zarides arrives in 1273 Constantinople to help clear the name of her exiled brother. Anna disguises herself as a eunuch and works her way up in society among feuding politicians and priests. Meanwhile, a new crusade threatens the city. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

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SOLITUDE OF PRIME NUMBERS
Author: GIORDANO, PAOLO, 1982-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06366 1 volume in 1 container

A prime number can only be divided by itself or one. Alice and Mattia are both misfits who seem destined to be alone. Haunted by childhood tragedies that mark their lives, they cannot reach out to anyone else. When Alice and Mattia meet as teenagers, they recognize in each other a kindred, damaged spirit. But the mathematically gifted Mattia accepts a research position thousands of miles away, and the two are forced to separate. Then a chance occurrence reunites them, forcing a lifetime of concealed emotions to the surface. Some sex and strong language. 2006.

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SUMMER KITCHEN
Author: WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06355 1 volume in 1 container

Sometimes hope springs up in unlikely places. SandraKaye Darden certainly never expects to find it in the little pink house left by her uncle Poppy. With her adopted son, Jake, missing thousands of miles away, and her family life disintegrating in the suburban home that once seemed perfect, Sandra feels as if her world is falling apart. A decaying house in a struggling Dallas neighborhood just adds to the burden. But what begins as a painting project to help sell the house becomes a secret venture that starts to change everything. 2009.

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

LB 06338 1 volume in 1 container

To investigate a colonel's murder in 1919, Scotland Yard needs an experienced, but expendable, detective. Inspector Ian Rutledge, tormented mentally since returning from WWI, is assigned the politically sensitive case. His reputation at stake, Rutledge questions the victim's beautiful ward, her war-hero fiance, and a shell-shocked witness. Some violence. 1996.

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THREE WEISSMANNS OF WESTPORT
Author: SCHINE, CATHLEEN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06392 1 volume in 1 container

After forty-eight years of marriage Joseph Weissman divorces his wife, Betty, for a younger woman. Betty moves into a cousin's run-down Connecticut beach cottage, where her middle-aged daughters Miranda and Annie join her out of sympathy. Affairs, bankruptcy, and love ensue. Strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

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WALK
Author: EVANS, RICHARD PAUL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06348 1 volume in 1 container

First book in a series of books about Alan Christoffersen, an advertising executive who loses everything he loves. Desperate, he considers taking his own life, but instead he decides to embark on a walk across America, from Seattle to Key West. The Walk depicts the beginning of his journey through Washington state, the people he meets, the relationships he forms, and the lessons he learns as he walks toward a new life. 2010.

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WHISPER TO THE LIVING
Author: KAMINSKY, STUART M.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06311 1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov is an honest policeman in a very dishonest post-Soviet Russia. Now Rostnikov and his team are searching for a serial killer who has claimed at least forty victims. And then there is the problem of protecting a visiting British journalist who is working on a story about a Moscow prostitution ring. In doing so, Rostnikov and the team uncover a chain of murders that lead to a source too high to be held accountable if the police want to keep their jobs...or their lives. 2009.

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WISH LIST
Author: MICHAELS, FERN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06415 1 volume in 1 container

Ariel Hart is approaching the big Five-0, and two husbands and a brilliant acting career have not made her happy. Now she is on the skids, and her "wish list" is growing. If only she could recapture the way she felt at sixteen when she and Felix Sanchez were secretly married in Tijuana. Perhaps if she returns to her childhood home of Chula Vista, life will improve. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1996.

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ABIGAIL ADAMS
Author: HOLTON, WOODY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06374 1 volume in 1 container

Using previously overlooked documents from a host of archives, Holton shows that Abigail Adams, the wife of the second president of the United States, was far more charismatic and influential than historians have realized. At once epic and intimate, Abigail Adams sheds light on a complicated, fascinating woman. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and violence. 2009.

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXECUTION
Author: DOW, DAVID R.
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06331 1 volume in 1 container

David R. Dow has had access to a world most of us will never experience. As a lawyer, he has tried over one hundred death row cases. Many of his clients have died. Most were guilty. Some might have been innocent. The Autobiography of an Execution is a deeply personal story about justice, the death penalty, and a lawyer's life. Regardless of your views on the death penalty, Dow's writing will take you inside the issue in striking, intimate ways. Ultimately, he reveals a world where doing the right thing is never as easy as it sounds. Strong language, some descriptions of sex and some violence. 2010.

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PACIFIC
Author: AMBROSE, HUGH
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06380 1 volume in 1 container

In this companion to the HBO miniseries, Ambrose reveals the intertwined odysseys of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy carrier pilot during World War II. This book deepens the story revealed in the miniseries and goes beyond it. Some of the five men whose story is told considered war a profession, others enlisted as citizen soldiers, but their respective duties required every ounce of their courage and strength to defeat an enemy who preferred suicide to surrender. Some profanity and some violence. 2010.

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SPOKEN FROM THE HEART
Author: BUSH, LAURA WELCH, 1946-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06407 1 volume in 1 container

Former first lady's memoirs describe growing up in Texas and discuss major life events, including a tragic accident in high school, her marriage to George, and the birth of their twin daughters. Highlights crises during her husband's administration, focusing on the September 2001 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina. Bestseller. 2010.

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