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A IS FOR ALIBI: A KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    1

LB  06717
1 volume in 1 container

When prominent divorce attorney Laurence Fife was murdered in the
picturesque Southern California town of Santa Teresa, his young and
beautiful wife was convicted and sent to prison. Eight years later
and out on parole, Nikke Fife hires private eye Kinsey
Millhone to find out who really killed her husband. Some strong
language and some explicit descriptions of sex.

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AFFAIR WITH THE REBEL HEIRESS
Author:   MCKAY, EMILY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06766
1 volume in 1 container

When Texas businessman Ford researched his mystery lover, he
discovered Kitty was heiress to a jewelry empire ripe for the picking.
It was the perfect opportunity for Ford to move boardroom discussions
into the bedroom. But Kitty wasn't about to fall into his arms and
thank him. She was determined to fight him tooth and nail. Explicit
descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2010.

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AMONG THE DEPARTED
Author:   DELANY, VICKI
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06723
1 volume in 1 container

One morning fifteen years ago, young Nicky Nowak's father went for
a walk. He was never seen again. Now it's autumn in Trafalgar, B.C.,
and Adam Tocek of the RCMP and his dog Norman are called to help
search for a lost boy. The child is found unharmed, but Norman finds
something else: human bones. The find prompts the Trafalgar City
Police to re-open the Brian Nowak investigation. Violence, strong
language and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

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AND KILL THEM ALL
Author:   BUTTS, J. LEE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06724
1 volume in 1 container

Determined to bring her family's murderers to justice, sixteen-year-
old Clementine Webb, the sole survivor of a massacre, vows to hunt
them down one by one and spit on their graves. Texas Ranger Lucius
Dodge and his compatriot Boz Tatum try to talk some sense into the
little lady. Trading lead with stone-cold killers is men's work,
after all. Or at least that's what Lucius always thought - until
darling Clementine shows them her aim is true. Violence and strong
language. 2010.

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BAR-20 DAYS
Author:   MULFORD, CLARENCE EDWARD
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOPALONG CASSIDY WESTERN    4

LB  06767
1 volume in 1 container

Hopalong Cassidy and his fellow cow punchers on the Bar-Twenty ranch
run into many adventures during the course of a season. After being
shanghaied into forced labor at sea, Hopalong and his friends return
to shore to fight Apaches, escape flash floods, and avenge the murder
of a lawman. Some violence. 1911.

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BLACK ECHO: DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH MYSTERY
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH     

LB  06718
1 volume in 1 container

When Los Angeles police detective Harry Bosch sees the tattoo on a
corpse, he recognizes the man as William Meadows, one of his fellow
tunnel rats in Vietnam. Although evidence points to death by drug
overdose, Bosch's suspicions of foul play soon have him tangling with
the FBI. With the help of Agent Eleanor Wish, Bosch begins to uncover
a twenty-year-old robbery scheme.  Strong language, violence, and some
descriptions of sex. 1992.

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CLEANING NABOKOV'S HOUSE
Author:   DANIELS, LESLIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06778
1 volume in 1 container

Barb Barrett, numb and adrift, after losing custody of her children,
rents a house in upstate New York where the writer Vladimir Nabokov
once lived. She discovers a manuscript that may be his lost work and
discovers resources in her community and in herself that no one
anticipated. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

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COMING HOME: THE CHESAPEAKE DIARIES
Author:   STEWART, MARIAH
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHESAPEAKE DIARIES    1

LB  06770
1 volume in 1 container

St. Dennis, Maryland. Widower Grady Shields, a former FBI agent,
attends his sister Mia's wedding to police chief Gabriel Beck.
Gabriel's twice-divorced half sister Vanessa Keaton falls for Grady,
despite their complicated pasts. Grady rushes in to help when
Vanessa's life is endangered. Some explicit descriptions of sex.
2010.

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DEAD MAN'S CANYON
Author:   COLE, JACKSON
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06725
1 volume in 1 container

Several hundred Slash E steers rested a short distance from where
Pete Norris, a hearty six-foot cowboy, slept. Suddenly, the peace of
the Texas night was shattered by gunshot, and Pete dived for his
six-shooter. His men leaped awake, but they couldn't defend themselves
against the oncoming massacre by an army of hell-shooting cattle
thieves. When the news reached the Texas Rangers' office, Captain
Bill McDowell turned to the one man he knew would risk his life for
justice, the fastest gun in the West - Ranger Jim Hatfield. Violence
and some strong language. 1941.

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DEATH BY CASHMERE: A SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY
Author:   GOLDENBAUM, SALLY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY     

LB  06760
1 volume in 1 container

Not long after Isabel Chambers opens up a knitting shop in the sleepy
fishing town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, a group of women begins
congregating each week to form the Seaside Knitters. When the
temperamental woman Isabel rents the apartment above the shop to is
found drowned in the harbor, Isabel "Izzy" and the Seaside Knitters
smell something fishy and soon decide to investigate. 2008.

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EMILY AND EINSTEIN: A NOVEL OF SECOND CHANCES
Author:   LEE, LINDA FRANCIS
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06775
1 volume in 1 container

Emily and her husband, Sandy, lived in an Upper West Side apartment
in Manhattan. When Sandy dies in a tragic car accident, Emily learns
she is on the verge of being evicted. But worse than the possibility
of losing her home, Emily is stunned to discover that her marriage
was made up of lies. Accompanied by a scruffy dog named Einstein,
Emily is forced on a journey to find out who her husband really was.
2011. Some descriptions of sex, strong language.

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EMPTY DEATH
Author:   WILSON, LAURA
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06773
1 volume in 1 container

Summer, 1944. After almost five years of conflict, London's exhausted
inhabitants are living in a world of dereliction. War-weary
Detective Inspector Ted Stratton is no exception, but he cannot help
being drawn in by his latest case. Called to investigate when a doctor
is found dead, Stratton soon realizes that someone at this hospital
is not what they appear to be. Violence, strong language and some
descriptions of sex. 2009.

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ESCAPE ARTIST
Author:   IFKOVIC, EDWARD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06726
1 volume in 1 container

In 1904, Edna Ferber is a 19-year-old girl reporter for the Appleton,
Wisconsin, Crescent, an occupation considered scandalous for a proper
young lady. By chance, she interviews Harry Houdini, in town visiting
old friends. When beautiful young Frana Lempke disappears from a
locked room at the high school and is then discovered murdered, Edna
asks Houdini for help in solving the murder. 2011.

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GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO: MILLENNIUM TRILOGY, BOOK 1
Author:   LARSSON, STIEG, 1954-2004
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MILLENNIUM TRILOGY    1

LB  06719
1 volume in 1 container

Stockholm. Wealthy octogenarian Henrik Vanger hires disgraced
journalist Mikael Blomkvist and antisocial computer hacker Lisbeth
Salander to investigate the disappearance of his great-niece as a
teenager forty years ago. They uncover damaging secrets about the
family--and themselves. Originally published in Swedish. Violence,
strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2008.

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GLORY RIDERS: A WESTERN SEXTET
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06772
1 volume in 1 container

Collected for the first time in a single book are six of L'Amour's
western stories: "Man Riding West," "The Turkeyfeather Riders," "Four
Card Draw," "Home in the Valley," "West Is Where the Heart Is," and
"Fork Your Own Broncs." In "Four Card Draw," Allen Ring wins a small
ranch - until the town marshal shows up and tells Allen he can't live
there because a murder that had taken place there is still unsolved.
1950. Violence.

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GODDESS OF FRIED OKRA
Author:   BRASHEAR, JEAN
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06762
1 volume in 1 container

This is the story of a grieving woman who sets out to find her
reincarnated sister but ends up finding herself. Six-foot redhead
Eudora "Pea" O'Brien, convenience store professional, sets off from
Austin with everything she owns in a beat-up car, searching, on the
advice of a psychic, for the reincarnated soul of the sister who
raised her. When Sister was alive was the last time Pea felt safe and
whole, and now she yearns for family and a place to call home. 2009.
Some descriptions of sex, some strong language, violence.

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HELL GATE
Author:   FAIRSTEIN, LINDA A
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALEXANDRA COOPER     

LB  06722
1 volume in 1 container

Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper and detective Mike Chapman investigate
a cargo ship wrecked while transporting illegal aliens into New York
City. In a possibly connected case, a married Manhattan congressman's
adultery is revealed when he is accused of attempted murder by his
lover. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

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HELP
Author:   STOCKETT, KATHRYN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06740
1 volume in 1 container

Jackson, Mississippi; 1962-1964. College grad and fledgling writer
Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan searches for a book-worthy project. At the
urging of an editor, Skeeter interviews African American maids
Aibileen and Minny about their relationships with their employers.
Violating integration laws, the three women question their lives. Some
strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

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IRON LAKE
Author:   KRUEGER, WILLIAM KENT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06774
1 volume in 1 container

Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the
former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota. Embittered by his "former"
status, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt.
Once a cop on Chicago's South Side, he's found that there's not much
left that can shock him. But when the town's judge is brutally
murdered, and Eagle Scout Paul LeBeau is reported missing, Cork takes
on a case of conspiracy, corruption, and scandal. 1998. Explicit
descriptions of sex, strong language, and violence.

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KNOCKDOWN: A HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAVES, SARAH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE   14

LB  06765
1 volume in 1 container

It's Jake Tiptree's past as a financial manager that gets her in deep
trouble when a man seeks revenge against her. Years earlier, Jake
denied a man a loan, and loan-shark enforcers killed him. Now his
son is out for blood. He wants Jake to feel as hunted as his father
was. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LANGUAGE OF BEES: A MARY RUSSELL NOVEL
Author:   KING, LAURIE R.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MARY RUSSELL NOVEL    9
Series: SHERLOCK HOLMES NON CANONICAL     

LB  06764
1 volume in 1 container

Sussex, 1924. Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, receive a
visit from Sherlock's estranged son, Damian, an artist and former drug
addict, who needs help finding his wife and daughter. Meanwhile Mary
delves into Damian's sordid past and investigates the disappearance of
a bee colony from Sherlock's apiary. 2009.

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LARKSPUR COVE
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06757
1 volume in 1 container

Moses Lake, Texas. When her teenage son gets into trouble, newly
divorced social worker Andrea Henderson meets game warden Mart
McClendon. Mart, who is grieving over family deaths, works with Andrea
to help the town's recluse and his granddaughter. Andrea and Mart heal
emotionally and regain their Christian faith. 2011.

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LOITERING WITH INTENT: A STONE BARRINGTON MYSTERY
Author:   WOODS, STUART
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STONE BARRINGTON     

LB  06741
1 volume in 1 container

Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington travels to Key West to find Warren
Keating's son, Evan, who must consent before Warren sells the family
business. But Evan refuses. While enjoying good food and the company
of a beautiful Swede, Stone uncovers a murder plot. Strong language
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2009.

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LOVE'S ENDURING PROMISE, LOVE COMES SOFTLY, BOOK 2
Author:   OKE, JANETTE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE COMES SOFTLY    2

LB  06720
1 volume in 1 container

Clark and Marty, the pioneer couple thrown together after the deaths
of their first mates, now preside over a growing number of young-
sters in their prairie home.  Though they face the joys and trials of
life on a homesteader's farm, their love continues to grow with their
abiding faith.  Sequel to "Love Comes Softly" (RC 22376).  The Prairie
Romance Series.

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LOVING A LOST LORD: THE LOST LORDS
Author:   PUTNEY, MARY JO
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOST LORDS     

LB  06756
1 volume in 1 container

1812. Mariah Clarke invents an imaginary husband to avoid the unwanted
advances of George Burke, who seeks to reclaim the estate of Mariah's
late father. When an amnesiac shipwreck survivor washes up on the
beach, Mariah convinces the lost man that they are married. Some
explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

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MADAME BOVARY
Author:   FLAUBERT, GUSTAVE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06721
1 volume in 1 container

In this classic French novel, Emma Bovary, married to a dull young
doctor, seeks the excitement and happiness she expects from life by
taking lovers and spending money extravagantly, only to become
disappointed by her lovers and deeply involved in debt.
{BR 124809 & RC/DB 49192l translated by Gerard Hopkins ; with an
introduction by Anita Brookner.  RC 13249's translation is by Francis
Steegmuler.  LB 06721 & DB 73372 translated with an introduction
and notes by Lydia Davis.}

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MISS JULIA ROCKS THE CRADLE
Author:   ROSS, ANN B.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS JULIA   12

LB  06758
1 volume in 1 container

North Carolina. During a blizzard, elderly Miss Julia helps deliver
Hazel Marie's twin babies. When a dead body is found in a neighbor's
toolshed, Miss Julia investigates. She also searches for the person
who has been writing bad checks in her name. 2011.

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MONUMENT TO MURDER
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06776
1 volume in 1 container

Times are tough in Savannah for former cop and current PI Robert
Brixton, so when he agrees to take on a 20 year old murder case, he
figures he's got nothing to lose. It's not long before the trail leads
him deep into the corrupt underbelly of Savannah's power elite, and
right into the lap of a secret government organization that's been
offing "troublesome" politicians for decades. The cold case heats up
when he joins forces with former attorneys Mackensie and Annabel Lee
Smith to investigate this organization and the murders they committed
in the name of patriotism. Strong language. 2011.

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QUICK AND THE DEAD
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01713
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06763
1 volume in 1 container

Con Vallian stops at a stranger's campfire and finds himself
guiding a family of newcomers across the prairie.  He helps
them fight a pack of rustlers, a lion, and some Huron Indians.

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RIDE THE MAN DOWN
Author:   SHORT, LUKE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01486
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06746
1 volume in 1 container

With owner Phil Evarts's death, the Hatchet spread is up for grabs.
Seventy-thousand acres of range is a lot of loot, and Bide Marriner
is determined to have it all - the grass and water and the power that
comes with it. Only one man stands against Marriner - the foreman Will
Ballard - who takes his stand against land-hungry ranchers. 1942.

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ROCK HOLE: A RED RIVER MYSTERY
Author:   WORTHAM, REAVIS Z.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06727
1 volume in 1 container

It's 1964 in Center Springs, Texas, and farmer and part-time Constable
Ned Parker has been summoned to a hot cornfield one morning to
examine the remains of a tortured bird dog. Ned is comfortable
handling moonshiners, drunks, and domestic disputes. But when the
animal atrocities turn to murder, the investigation spins beyond
his abilities. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SAND SHARKS: A DEBORAH KNOTT MYSTERY, BOOK 15
Author:   MARON, MARGARET
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEBORAH KNOTT MYSTERY   15

LB  06771
1 volume in 1 container

While attending a convention at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina,
recently married Deborah Knott discovers the body of judge Pete
Jeffreys, a much-disliked colleague. As Deborah investigates, another
murder occurs, and attorneys, locals, and the hotel's staff become
suspects. Some violence and some strong language. 2009.

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SCHOOL OF NIGHT
Author:   BAYARD, LOUIS
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06769
1 volume in 1 container

Disgraced Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish is approached by
collector Bernard Styles to retrieve a document from the estate of
Henry's deceased friend Alonzo Wax. The letter contains a treasure
map and has connections to a secret intellectual club - the School of
Night. Some strong language. 2010.

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SNAKEHEAD
Author:   MAY, PETER
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06742
1 volume in 1 container

American pathologist Margaret Campbell is faced with a truck full of
dead Chinese immigrants and an unavoidable confrontation with her
past. - Beijing detective Li Yan, now based at the Chinese embassy in
Washington, is dispatched to find out how his fellow countrymen
suffocated in a sealed refrigeration unit in southern Texas, only to
find himself face-to-face with the woman who walked out of China, and
his life, to return to the U.S. Tasked to work together again to find
out who is behind the $100 million trade in illegal Chinese
immigrants, Margaret and Li Yan discover that the bodies in the truck
were unwitting carriers of a deadly cargo. 2002. Explicit descriptions
of sex, strong language, violence.

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SPARK OF DEATH: A PROFESSOR BRADSHAW MYSTERY
Author:   PAJER, BERNADETTE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PROFESSOR BRADSHAW MYSTERY    1 Y

LB  06743
1 volume in 1 container

Can death bring a man back to life? When University of Washington
Professor Benjamin Bradshaw discovers a despised colleague dead inside
the Faraday Cage of the Electric Machine, his carefully controlled
world shatters. The facts don't add up. The police shout murder and
Bradshaw is the lone suspect. To protect his young son and clear his
name, he must find the killer. Seattle in 1901 is a bustling blend
of frontier attitude and cosmopolitan swagger. The Snoqualmie Falls
Power Plant lights the city, but to most Seattleites, electricity is
new-fangled and dangerous. Some violence. 2011.

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SPIDER WEB: A BENNI HARPER MYSTERY
Author:   FOWLER, EARLENE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BENNI HARPER   15

LB  06777
1 volume in 1 container

Benni and the ladies of her Coffin Star Quilt Guild are excited to
display their Graveyard Quilt at the first ever San Celina,
California, Memory Festival - a fair which promises to celebrate
memories through quilts, crafts, scrapbooks, and oral histories. But
when a local cop is wounded by a mysterious sharpshooter who seems to
have a vendetta against the police, Benni fears for her own loved
ones, especially her police chief husband, Gabe. And when Gabe starts
having violent nightmares, Benni's worst fears come true. 2011. Some
descriptions of sex, some strong language, and violence.

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SWAMPLANDIA
Author:   RUSSELL, KAREN, 1981-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06768
1 volume in 1 container

A family-owned alligator-wrestling park in Florida struggles after
thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree's mother -- the attraction's star
performer -- dies. Then Ava's father disappears, her brother takes a
job at a competitor, and her sister runs away with a ghost. Strong
language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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WHITE INDIAN: A RUSTY SABIN STORY
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06761
1 volume in 1 container

Rusty Sabin was a child when Cheyenne Indians raided the Sabin
homestead and killed his mother. Raised by the Cheyenne, Rusty is
now known as Red Hawk. When, at the age of fifteen, he refuses the
compulsory and brutal initiation into the tribe, he is abandoned by
his Cheyenne family. Red Hawk seeks reconciliation with his Indian
family - perhaps by killing his white father whom he doesn't remember.
1933. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE
Author:   FALLON, SIOBHAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06759
1 volume in 1 container

There is an army of women waiting for their men to return in Fort
Hood, Texas. Through a series of loosely interconnected stories,
Fallon takes the readers onto the base, inside the homes, into the
marriages and families not seen by the public. When the men are gone,
babies still cry, telephones ring, Saturday morning cartoons screech,
but without the men, there is a sense of muted silence, a sense of
muted life. Descriptions of sex, strong language, violence. 2011.
 

 

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