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ENGLISH FICTION

2312
Author:   ROBINSON, KIM STANLEY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08120
  1 volume in 1 container

Mercury, 2312. After Swan Er Hong's beloved grandmother Alex dies,
Swan wants time to grieve. Instead, she is thrust into an
interplanetary investigation about what Alex's research of Earth may
have uncovered--and if her death was really of natural causes. Some
strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

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AMETHYST DREAMS
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08104
  1 volume in 1 container

Tension abounds in the household of wealthy Nicholas Trench, whose
granddaughter, Susan, vanished two years ago. He has brought Susan's
best friend, Hallie Knight, to Topsail Island, North Carolina, hoping
she can unravel the mystery of Susan's disappearance. As she searches,
Hallie is forced to reexamine her own life.  Bestseller. 1997.

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COLLATERAL DAMAGE
Author:   ALEXANDER, HANNAH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08121
  1 volume in 1 container

Long-buried secrets will come to light as Sarah Russell and Nick
Tyler look into the explosion that took the lives of her parents and
his mother in Jolly Mill, Missouri. After two more deaths occur, they
will need to solve the murders before someone else close to them
becomes a casualty. unrated. 2014.

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DEAD ZONE
Author:   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03100
  1 volume in 1 container

Following a four-year-long coma induced by a car accident, a young
New England schoolteacher awakens to find that he can see the future.
His second sight proves to be more of a horror than a blessing,
especially when it brings him face to face with an ambitious
politician who will plunge the world into an unspeakable future if
he is elected.  Some strong language.  Bestseller.

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DICK FRANCIS'S DAMAGE
Author:   FRANCIS, FELIX
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07973
  1 volume in 1 container

When undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British
Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious
racehorse trainer, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome
murder. Is it connected to the trainer's administration of illegal
drugs to his horses? Strong language, some violence, and some
descriptions of sex. 2014.

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DOG GONE, BACK SOON
Author:   TROUT, NICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08122
  1 volume in 1 container

In one jam-packed week, veterinarian Cyrus must figure out how to
outsmart the evil veterinary conglomerate, win back Amy's heart,
solve several tricky veterinary cases, find a home for an orphaned
dog, and detangle himself from an absurd case of mistaken identity.
unrated. 2014.

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FAMILY MAN
Author:   LIPMAN, ELINOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08107
  1 volume in 1 container

After twenty-four years, gay New Yorker Henry Archer reunites with his
ex-wife Denise and stepdaughter Thalia when Denise's husband dies.
Thalia moves in with Henry and he becomes her attorney. While Denise
battles her stepsons' efforts to evict her, she introduces Henry to
his new lover. 2009.

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IN MILADY'S CHAMBER: A JOHN PICKET MYSTERY
Author:   SOUTH, SHERI COBB
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOHN PICKETT    1

LB  07735
  1 volume in 1 container

When Bow Street Runner, young John Pickett, finds too many unanswered
questions and a beautiful prime suspect, Lady Fieldhurst, he hurries
to uncover the true murderer of her husband. 2006.

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LISTEN FOR THE WHISPERER
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01338
  1 volume in 1 container

Following her father's death Leigh Hollins sets out to find her
mother, actress Laura Worth, who gave her up at birth. Leigh finds her
in Norway, but it is not a happy reunion. Someone is trying to kill
Laura, and now Leigh is also in danger. 1971.

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MISS JULIA LAYS DOWN THE LAW
Author:   ROSS, ANN B
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS JULIA   17

LB  08117
  1 volume in 1 container

Julia Murdoch and the other women of Abbotsville are shocked by
newcomer Connie Clayborn's insistence that they aren't doing enough
for the town. When the minister's wife's despair over the criticism
forces Miss Julia to schedule a visit with Connie, she finds Connie
Connie dead and herself the prime suspect. 2015

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PLEDGE
Author:   PEART, JANE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMERICAN QUILT    2

LB  08108
  1 volume in 1 container

Johanna's daughter falls in love with a seminary
student who is cast out from the southern community when he
chooses to fight for the North.  Sequel to "The Pattern"
(CR 01422). 1996.

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SHELTER MOUNTAIN: A VIRGIN RIVER NOVEL
Author:   CARR, ROBYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: VIRGIN RIVER    2

LB  08109
  1 volume in 1 container

John "Preacher" Middleton, ex-marine-turned-cook at Jack Sheridan's
Virgin River tavern, assists a battered woman and her son. On the run
from her abusive spouse, Paige remains in town to work and gradually
falls in love with Preacher--but her husband finds them. Strong
language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

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SKYE CAMERON
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08112
  1 volume in 1 container

In New Orleans of 1880, Skye Cameron, daughter of a Scottish father
and a Creole mother, considers herself plain until she meets Justin
Law. 1957

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STAR FLIGHT
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08103
  1 volume in 1 container

Lauren Castle never thought she would go to North Carolina--her
husband Jim had been killed there while working on a documentary about
the life of Roger Brandt and Victoria Frazer. But a note signed simply
"N" compels her. Perhaps in venturing to the state she can find out
why Jim was killed, learn more about the ill-fated love affair between                                                     her grandparents, Roger and Victoria, and discover who is
responsible for Victoria's death.

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TIED UP IN TINSEL: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #27
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY   27

LB  01356
  1 volume in 1 container

Artist Troy Alleyn visits Hilary Bill-Tasman's estate to paint
Hilary's portrait. As Hilary prepares for a Christmas pageant, one
of his eccentric guests disappears. Troy's husband, Superintendent
Roderick Alleyn, arrives from London to help unravel the mystery and
to interrogate Hilary's staff members - all of whom are convicted
murderers. 1972.

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TWISTED THREADS: A MAINELY NEEDLEPOINT MYSTERY
Author:   WAIT, LEA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAINELY NEEDLEPOINT    1

LB  08118
  1 volume in 1 container

After leaving a decade ago, Angie returns to her home town of
Harbor Haven, Maine, and the grandmother who raised her following her
mother's disappearance. Her mother has been found, and now the
question of her whereabouts has become a murder mystery. When another
murder occurs, Angie discovers it may have ties to her mother's cold
case. unrated. 2015.

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WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE, A WESTERN DUO
Author:   HOGAN, RAY, 1908-1998
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08123
  1 volume in 1 container

In two western stories, two lone travelers have their plans change
unexpectedly when they happen upon people in need of help. unrated.
2015.

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WHISPERING ROCK: A VIRGIN RIVER NOVEL
Author:   CARR, ROBYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: VIRGIN RIVER    3

LB  08110
  1 volume in 1 container

After recovering in Virgin River from gunshot wounds, former Los
Angeles cop and playboy Mike Valenzuela assists his friend Jack, whose
sister Brie was attacked by a criminal she had prosecuted. As Mike and
Brie's relationship develops, Mike agrees to become Virgin River's
deputy. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

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WINDING WAYS QUILT: AN ELM CREEK QUILTS NOVEL
Author:   CHIAVERINI, JENNIFER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELM CREEK QUILTS   12

LB  08113
  1 volume in 1 container

Elm Creek, Pennsylvania, quilting circle experiences changes. Judy and
Steve move to Philadelphia, Summer starts graduate school in Chicago,
Sarah expects twins, and newcomers join the camp. Meanwhile Gwen
searches for the creator of a quilt found in a church basement. 2008.

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WOMAN WITHOUT A PAST
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08111
  1 volume in 1 container

Author Molly Hunt is sitting in her publisher's waiting room when a
young man walks in and appears startled to see her. Molly learns that
he is Charles Landry from Charleston, South Carolina, and engaged to
marry her twin sister. Molly knows she was adopted as a baby, and
after much urging, agrees to travel to Charleston to meet her unknown
family. But she is not prepared for the danger that awaits her.
Bestseller.

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YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME
Author:   MCDONOUGH, YONA ZELDIS
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08119
  1 volume in 1 container

Thirty-five-year-old Miranda is not impulsive. Then she discovers an
abandoned newborn in a Brooklyn subway station. Rushing to the police
station, Miranda prays she'll be okay and that a loving family will
take her. She checks on the baby so often though that a family court
judge asks if she'd like to be the baby's foster parent. Nothing
prepared Miranda for the ecstasy of new-mother love or the heartbreak
when the baby's father surfaces. Strong language and some descriptions
of sex. 2014.

 

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

 

BEYOND OUR SELVES
Author:   MARSHALL, CATHERINE, 1914-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08106
  1 volume in 1 container

The widow of Presbyterian minister Peter Marshall relates her
conviction that nothing is hopeless if only man yields his will to
God. Citing some autobiographical material and many case histories,
Marshall emphasizes the power of spiritual healing. 1961.

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FINEST HOURS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD'S MOST DARING
Author:   TOUGIAS, MIKE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08114
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Sea Rescue"
Recounts the sinking of two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort
Mercer, off the Cape Cod coast during a nor'easter in February 1952.
Details four Coast Guard rescue operations involving five cutters and
two thirty-six-foot motor lifeboats, which battled frigid, sixty-foot
waves to save stranded mariners. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

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GATEWAY TO FREEDOM: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Author:   FONER, ERIC, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08115
  1 volume in 1 container

Historian Eric Foner explores primary sources to revisit this largely
mysterious aspect of the history of American slavery, including
detailed records of slave escapes kept by one of the Underground
Railroad's organizers. Introduces many largely unknown figures and
discusses the controversy surrounding the sectional crisis of the
1850s. 2015.

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KINDNESS DIARIES: ONE MAN'S QUEST TO IGNITE GOODWILL AND TRANSFORM
Author:   LOGOTHETIS, LEON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08124
  1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform
Lives Around the World"] Follow the inspirational journey of a former
stockbroker who leaves an unfulfilling desk job and sets out from
Los Angeles on a vintage motorbike, determined to circumnavigate the
globe surviving only on the kindness of strangers. Again and again,
he's won over by the generosity of humanity, and finds ways to give
back to the unsuspecting Good Samaritans. unrated. 2015.

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STORY OF FESTER CAT
Author:   MAGRS, PAUL, 1969-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08116
  1 volume in 1 container

From when he first ambled into Paul Magrs's yard - skinny, covered in
flea bites, and missing all but one and a half teeth - Fester knew
he'd found his family. Paul and his partner, Jeremy, thought it was
the ragged black-and-white stray, tired from a rough life on the
streets, who was in desperate need of support. Told in the voice of
Fester, this is the true story of an extraordinary little cat whose
gentle charm and trusting soul turned two young men into a family.
unrated. 2014.

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