New Large Print Books Received
in June 2015 as of 7/02/2015

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Note regarding Sex/Profanity/Violence (S/P/V) ratings:  Books with the note "Unrated" have not been reviewed to determine S/P/V content.  Please contact us for more information.

 

ENGLISH FICTION

ABANDON THE DARK
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WATCHER IN THE DARK    3

LB  08056
  1 volume in 1 container

Lainey Colton returns to Deer Creek, Pennsylvania, to care for her
beloved great-aunt Rebecca. Lawyer Jake Evans questions her motives,
but is drawn to her. However, no amount of attraction will matter if
he can't keep her safe from a mysterious threat. unrated. 2014.

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ANGEL COURT AFFAIR
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: THOMAS AND CHARLOTTE PITT MYSTERY   30

LB  08080
  1 volume in 1 container

When Thomas Pitt is tasked with playing bodyguard to Sofia Delacruz,
a young and controversial British preacher who has been living in
Spain and has returned to England on a mysterious errand, he thinks
it's a waste of Special Branch's time and resources. But when
kidnappers manage to reach Sofia murdering two of her companions in
the process, Pitt learns that the message the lovely evangelist was
meant to deliver was far more urgent than he knew. unrated. 2015.

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BAD COUNTRY
Author:   MCKENZIE, C B
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08084
  1 volume in 1 container

Retired from the rodeo circuit and scraping by on piece-work as a
private investigator in southern Arizona, Rodeo Grace Garnet, a Pascua
Yaqui, accepts when an elderly Indian woman asks him to discover who
murdered her grandson. Violence, strong language, and some explicit
descriptions of sex. Tony Hillerman Prize.   2014.

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BISHOP'S WIFE
Author:   HARRISON, METTE IVIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08083
  1 volume in 1 container

Linda Wallheim, a Mormon mother of five and wife of the local bishop,
investigates the disappearance of a neighbor's wife as she becomes
increasingly unsettled by the patriarchal structure and secrecy of
their church. unrated. 2014.

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DAKOTA MAN: WESTERN STORIES
Author:   BONHAM, FRANK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08099
  1 volume in 1 container

Five western stories about men who stood their ground. "The Texan
Buys a Gun-Bride," "Whiskey Creek Stampeders," "Bonanza Railroad,"
"Cowman-on-the-Spot," and "Dakota Man." unrated. 1947.

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ETTA AND OTTO AND RUSSELL AND JAMES
Author:   HOOPER, EMMA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08102
  1 volume in 1 container

Octogenarian Etta has never seen the ocean, so one day she leaves her
Saskatchewan home intending to walk all the way to the Atlantic. Her
husband is left behind, writing Etta letters he never sends and making
papier-mâché animals, while neighbor Russell sets off after her. Some
strong language. 2015.

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LONG WAY DOWN
Author:   SEARS, MICHAEL, 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JASON STAFFORD    3

LB  08055
  1 volume in 1 container

His girlfriend wants a baby and his special needs son is a daily
challenge, but ex-con financial investigator Jason Stafford must
devote most of his time to helping biofuel engineer Philip Haley fight
insider trading charges. He is helped by an on-the-run hacker.
Violence and strong language. 2014.

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LOVE LETTERS
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08100
  1 volume in 1 container

Marlena Wenger, a young aunt from the Beachy Amish caring for her
infant niece, finds comfort and hope from an Old Order Amish mother
and her family who extend friendship to a homeless man, whose few
possessions include a collection of love letters. unrated. 2015.

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MOBILE LIBRARY
Author:   WHITEHOUSE, DAVID
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08088
  1 volume in 1 container

A tragicomic adventure about a troubled adolescent boy who escapes
his small town in a stolen library-on-wheels. This is a fable about
the intrinsic human desire to be loved and understood - and about one
boy's realization that the kinds of adventures found in books can
happen in real life. unrated. 2015.

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MOJAVE
Author:   BOGGS, JOHNNY D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08095
  1 volume in 1 container

Micah Bishop is rescued in the Mohave Desert and hired to escort two
dozen brides to the mining town of Calico, but he soon finds that
things are not as they seem. unrated. 2014.

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MONDAY'S LIE
Author:   MASON, JAMIE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08087
  1 volume in 1 container

Raised by their single mom who worked as a spy, Dee and her brother
had an unconventional childhood. Now that her marriage is in trouble,
Dee reconnects with one of her late mother's handlers and uses her
childhood espionage training to investigate her own life. Strong
language and some violence. 2015.

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ONE WISH
Author:   CARR, ROBYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: THUNDER POINT NOVEL    7

LB  08082
  1 volume in 1 container

Starting a new life as a flower-shop owner, former champion figure
skater Grace Dillon begins a no-strings-attached relationship with
high school teacher Troy Headly. When Grace's past comes back to
haunt her, Troy doubles down on their relationship and brings it to
the next level. unrated. 2015.

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PARIS ARCHITECT
Author:   BELFOURE, CHARLES, 1954-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08091
  1 volume in 1 container

Paris, 1942. A wealthy Jewish man commissions architect Lucien Bernard
to design a hiding space for him. Sorely in need of the money, Lucien
accepts the job. He soon becomes known for his special line of
underground work, which puts Lucien in danger. Strong language and
some violence. 2013.

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SAFE KEEPING
Author:   SISSEL, BARBARA TAYLOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08097
  1 volume in 1 container

When Tucker Lebay is targeted by the police in a murder investigation
after having been a person of interest in an unsolved case a year
ago, his mother and sister set out to learn the truth. unrated. 2014.

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SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH
Author:   SCOTTON, CHRIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08085
  1 volume in 1 container

Kentucky, 1985. After the accidental death of his three-year-old
brother, fourteen-year-old Kevin and his mother retreat to her
Appalachian hometown of Medgar, where Kevin befriends local boy Buzzy.
When Buzzy witnesses the beating of an anti-mining activist, Buzzy and
Kevin come under threat while camping with Kevin's grandfather.
Unrated. Commercial audiobook.    2015.

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SECRETS OF MIDWIVES
Author:   HEPWORTH, SALLY
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08079
  1 volume in 1 container

Neva is a third-generation Providence, Rhode Island, midwife; but when
she becomes pregnant, she is determined to keep the baby's father a
secret for as long as possible. The pregnancy complicates her
relationship with her mother, Grace, and brings back painful memories
for her grandmother, Floss. Descriptions of sex. 2015.

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SOMEONE IS WATCHING
Author:   FIELDING, JOY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08092
  1 volume in 1 container

Violently raped while on a late-night surveillance job, law-firm
investigator Bailey Carpenter is left traumatized. Trying to recover,
she begins recklessly investigating men she suspects, including one in
an adjacent high-rise apartment, whom she watches through her window.
Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex.
2015.

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STRANGER
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08090
  1 volume in 1 container

Married father Adam Price is approached by a stranger who tells him
Adam's wife faked a pregnancy a while back and instructs him how to
confirm it online. When Adam demands an explanation, his wife asks for
time--and then disappears. Strong language and some violence.
Bestseller. 2015.

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STRANGLER VINE
Author:   CARTER, MIRANDA, 1965-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08086
  1 volume in 1 container

India, 1837. The East India Company rules India - or most of it; and
its most notorious and celebrated son, Xavier Mountstuart, has gone
missing. William Avery, a down-at-heel junior officer in the Company's
army, is sent to find him in the unlikely company of the enigmatic
and uncouth Jeremiah Blake, a secret political agent gone native and
a genius at languages and disguises. What starts as a wild goose chase
for this unlikely pair becomes much more sinister as Blake and Avery
get sucked into the mysterious Thuggee cult. unrated. 2014.

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UNCLE JANICE
Author:   BURGESS, MATT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08093
  1 volume in 1 container

An undercover narcotics officer who works the streets of Queens,
Janice Itwaru, trying to meet the impossibly high quota of drug busts
needed to make detective, must decide which evil to confront in order
to meet her deadline. unrated. 2015.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

BIG TINY: A BUILT-IT-MYSELF MEMOIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08096
  1 volume in 1 container

A personal memoir about downsizing and the author's experience
building her own home and living the minimalist lifestyle. unrated.
2014.

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DRAMA HIGH: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF A BRILLIANT TEACHER, A
Author:   SOKOLOVE, MICHAEL Y
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08057
  1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a
Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater"] This is the true story of
an extraordinary high school drama teacher who has changed the lives
of thousands of students and inspired the economically depressed but
proud town of Levittown, Pennsylvania. Lou Volpe's drama students
from this blue-collar town go on to become Emmy-winning producers,
entertainment executives, newscasters, and community-theater founders.
unrated. 2013.

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EISENHOWER: A LIFE
Author:   JOHNSON, PAUL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08098
  1 volume in 1 container

This biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy
endures today with a focus on Eisenhower's years as a five-star
general and his time as the thirty-fourth President of the United
States. unrated. 2014.

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HAPPINESS BY DESIGN: CHANGE WHAT YOU DO, NOT HOW YOU THINK
Author:   DOLAN, PAUL, 1968-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08089
  1 volume in 1 container

Behavior expert Paul Dolan combines insights from economics and
psychology to illustrate that to be happy we must behave happy. Our
happiness is experiences of both pleasure and purpose over time, and
it depends on what we actually pay attention to. Using what Dolan
calls deciding, designing, and doing, we can overcome the biases that
make us miserable and redesign our environments to make it easier to
experience happiness, fulfillment, and even health. unrated. 2014.

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PRIORITY LIST: A TEACHER'S FINAL QUEST TO DISCOVER LIFE'S GREATEST
Author:   MENASCHE, DAVID
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08094
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Lessons"
High school English teacher Menasche relates his battle with brain
cancer that began at age thirty-four with a prognosis of death within
a few months. Explains his decision years later--despite vision and
mobility loss--to travel alone throughout the country to visit
hundreds of his former students. 2013.

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TEACH A WOMAN TO FISH: OVERCOMING POVERTY AROUND THE GLOBE
Author:   SHARMA, RITU
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08081
  1 volume in 1 container

As the old axiom goes: "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime." But...teach a woman
to fish, and everybody eats for a lifetime. In this firsthand account,
Ritu Sharma shares how women can, and are, overcoming the forces that
keep them in poverty. She chronicles her travels through four
countries - Sri Lanka, Burkina Faso, Honduras, and Nicaragua - and the
intimate interactions she had with the women living there. unrated.
2014.

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