New Large Print Books Received in March 2011 as of 4/12/2011

Non-Fiction

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ENGLISH FICTION

BURNING RANGE: A RALPH COMPTON NOVEL
Author: COMPTON, RALPH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06609 1 volume in 1 container

A plague of killings has descended on Green Meadow, Oklahoma. A villain called the Fat Man wants the town - and the black gold beneath it. The Fat Man is willing to wipe out every man, woman, and child to get it. Two underdogs stand in his way and work hard to remove the Fat Man from Green Meadow. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BUSTED THUMB HORSE RANCH
Author: BAGDON, PAUL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06576 1 volume in 1 container

Jake Walters and his pal Armando talked for years about owning their own horse ranch. But it was just talk until Jake inherited a 1,000 acres in West Texas. He's got the land, the money and the experience to make his dreams a reality. The final thing he needs is a good stud stallion to sire the Busted Thumb breed. And now he's found it. But word travels fast and it isn't long before rustlers set their sights on the stallion and his foal. All of a sudden Jake and Armando have targets on their backs. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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CHRISTMAS MOURNING
Author: MARON, MARGARET
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEBORAH KNOTT MYSTERY 16

LB 06593 1 volume in 1 container

It's Christmas in rural North Carolina's Colleton County and Judge Deborah Knott is looking forward to a family celebration when a tragedy clouds the holiday season. A beautiful young cheerleader dies in a car crash and the community is devastated by her death. Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant soon learns that her death was not a simple accident, and more lives may be lost unless he and Deborah can discover why she died. Some strong language and some violence. 2010.

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CONFESSION
Author: GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06572 1 volume in 1 container

Dying paroled convict Travis Boyette confesses to Lutheran minister Keith Schroeder that he is guilty of the rape and murder of Nicole Yarber, a white Texas high school cheerleader, ten years ago. But African American Donte Drumm, Nicole's former classmate, is about to be executed for the crime. Bestseller. 2010.

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DANCING IN THE RAIN: THE WAR BRIDES TRILOGY, BOOK 1
Author: HARTE, AMANDA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WAR BRIDES 1

LB 06619 1 volume in 1 container

It's the fall of 1917, and the people in Canela, Texas, are shocked when beautiful social butterfly Carolyn Wentworth volunteers to go to France as a nurse's aide. She'll be back in a month, they predict. But there's more to Carolyn than anyone realizes. Although she's appalled by the conditions in the hospital, Carolyn sets out to prove that humor can heal. Her antics are a hit with the soldiers, much to the annoyance of Dwight Hollins, a brilliant physician who the nurses are convinced has never learned to smile. 2003.***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DOG TAGS
Author: ROSENFELT, DAVID
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06595 1 volume in 1 container

A German shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner - an Iraq war vet and cop-turned-thief - is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. No one loves man's best friend more than attorney Andy Carpenter, and he decides to represent the poor canine. But he soon discovers that the dog and his owner have unwittingly become involved in a case of much larger proportions. Now Andy will have to call upon the unique abilities of this police-trained dog to help solve the crime and prevent a catastrophic event. 2010. **S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED**

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EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE
Author: KELLY, JACQUELINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8

LB 06616 1 volume in 1 container

Texas, 1899. Being the only girl in the middle of six brothers, it is deemed odd that eleven-year-old Calpurnia Virginia Tate (Callie Vee) does not prefer knitting socks and learning cookery with her mother to roaming outdoors with her naturalist grandfather. 2009.

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FAMILY JENSEN
Author: JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: FAMILY JENSEN 1

LB 06621 1 volume in 1 container

Trapped in a remote cabin, surrounded by ruthless gunmen, Matt Jensen and his adoptive brother, Smoke Jensen, join forces with their old friend, Preacher, in the greatest fight of their lives. A ruthless cattle baron has waged an all-out war against the peaceful native tribesmen who have become Preacher's friends. In a bloodthirsty bid for land, power, and wealth, the baron has drafted an army of professional killers to destroy the homesteaders - and among them, the Jensens are the only men brave enough to stand in his way. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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GARRETT: MCKETTRICKS OF TEXAS
Author: MILLER, LINDA LAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MCKETTRICKS OF TEXAS 2

LB 06591 1 volume in 1 container

Blue River, Texas. Garrett McKettrick, former advisor to a scandalous senator, returns home to regroup. Instead he falls in love with single mom Julie Remington and finds a new purpose. Sequel to McKettricks of Texas: Tate (RC 70648). Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

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HYPOTHERMIA
Author: INDRIDASON, ARNALDUR, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06608 1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Erlunder has spent his entire career struggling to evade the ghosts of his past. But ghosts are visiting him, both in the form of a seance attended by a dead woman and in the reemerging puzzle of two young people who went missing thirty years ago. And there's the ghost of the detective's disastrous marriage, which, despite the pleas of his drug-addled daughter, he is unwilling to confront. And he's still obsessed by the disappearance of his brother when they were boys. But he can only run from his ghosts for so long. Strong language. 2007.

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LA'S ORCHESTRA SAVES THE WORLD
Author: MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06607 1 volume in 1 container

England. After Lavender "La" Stone's husband leaves her for another woman, La's in-laws give her a house in Suffolk. When World War II begins, La joins the Women's Land Army, organizes a local orchestra for morale, and falls in love with a Polish refugee. 2008.

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LOST HERO: THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK #1
Author: RIORDAN, RICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Grades 5 - 8

LB 06615 1 volume in 1 container

Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for juvenile delinquents, find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth. For grades 4-7. 2010.

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MEMORY BETWEEN US
Author: SUNDIN, SARAH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WINGS OF GLORY 2

LB 06598 1 volume in 1 container

Major Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge - until he meets army nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty. When Jack lands in the army hospital after a plane crash, he makes winning Ruth's heart a top priority mission. But he has his work cut out for him. Not only is Ruth focused on her work in order to support her orphaned siblings back home, she also is determined not to give her heart to any man. Can Jack break down her defenses? Or are they destined to go their separate ways? 2010. **S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED**

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NASHVILLE CHROME
Author: BASS, RICK
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06613 1 volume in 1 container

In 1959, Maxine, Bonnie and Jim Ed Brown were enjoying enormous show business success, rivaled only by their longtime friend Elvis Presley. Their huge hit topped country and pop charts, and gave rise to the polished sound of the multi-billion dollar country music industry we know today. Others tried - and failed - to learn the secret of their perfect pitch, which was honed by a childhood spent listening for the elusive pulse and tone of a perfectly tempered blade at their parents' Arkansas sawmill. But the Browns' celebrity couldn't survive a changing world, and the bonds of family began to fray along with their fame. Maxine - once supremely confident and ravenous in her pursuit of applause - is now ailing and alone. As her world narrows, her hunger for just one more chance to secure her legacy grows. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS
Author: HENRY, WILL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06612 1 volume in 1 container

Ned Huddleston was a Confederate Army slave: poor, hungry, but with a burning desire to be free. When the war ended, he finally got the precious freedom he craved. But when Ned stood up to a gang of small- town thugs, he traded that freedom for the harsh life of an outlaw. Now a wanted man, Ned Huddleston fled west where he discovered the song of the six-gun and the shadow of the noose. 1967. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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PROFESSIONAL: A SPENSER NOVEL
Author: PARKER, ROBERT B.
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SPENSER NOVEL

LB 06269 1 volume in 1 container

LB 06573 1 volume in 1 container

Four young women married to older, wealthy men hire Boston PI Spenser to stop Gary Eisenhower, their former lover, who is blackmailing each of them. Spenser is investigating, with help from his psychologist girlfriend Susan Silverman and cohort Hawk, when several murders occur. Strong language. 2009.

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ROSE IN A STORM
Author: KATZ, JON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06611 1 volume in 1 container

Rose is determined and focused. Her job is to keep the sheep out of danger and to protect the other creatures on the farm she calls home. But of all those she has tended since coming to the farm as a puppy, Rose watches over Sam, the farmer, the most. One cold midwinter night during lambing season, Rose and Sam struggle into the snowy dark to do their work. The ever-observant Rose has seen a change in her master, ever since Sam's wife vanished one day. Now Rose senses something else - a storm unlike any she's ever seen. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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ROYAL BLOOD: A ROYAL SPYNESS MYSTERY
Author: BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROYAL SPYNESS

LB 06594 1 volume in 1 container

With her hateful brother, Binky, in town, Lady Georgiana Rannoch is desperately seeking an escape, which comes in the form of an invitation from the queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. The bride happens to be her old school chum, Marty. But staying in her macabre-looking castle proves to be unnerving - especially when she finds dear Marty with blood running down her chin. Then a prominent - if vulgar - wedding guest is poisoned. Something must be done lest the couple's vows become: till undeath do us part. 2010.

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SEPARATE BEDS
Author: BUCHAN, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06622 1 volume in 1 container

Tom and Annie's children have grown up, the mortgage is doable and they're about to get a kitchen makeover. However, beneath the veneer of professional success and domestic security, their marriage is crumbling, eaten away by years of resentment, loneliness, and misunderstandings, and they've settled into being two strangers living under the same roof until the economy falls apart, and suddenly their lives are upended when Tom loses his job. As their world shrinks, Tom and Annie are forced closer together. For the first time in years, their home is filled with people, conversation, tears and laughter. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SHALAKO
Author: L'AMOUR, LOUIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

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Shalako, a loner and a gambler riding down from the Sierra Madre, meets a band of travelers desperately in need of help to get through treacherous Apache country. 1962.

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SIXGUNS IN A BLOODY DAWN: A WALT SLADE WESTERN
Author: SCOTT, BRADFORD
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06575 1 volume in 1 container

Sixguns in a bloody dawn roared out a welcome to Walt Slade as he rode in to clean up Brownsville. A kill-crazy outlaw wolf-pack held the town in a grip of fear and hot lead persuasion was the only way to break it. Texas Ranger Walt Slade pits his blazing Colts against the favorite weapon of a devilish killer - dynamite. 1968. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SNAKE RIVER SLAUGHTER
Author: JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06577 1 volume in 1 container

Matt Jensen didn't want to kill two murderers in Wyoming but he had no choice. Now, his fame has reached into Idaho Territory where a woman Matt knew as a child in an orphanage is being hunted by predators. Kitty Wellington inherited her uncle's 20,000 acre ranch on the Snake River. She plans to pay her mortgage by selling thoroughbreds to the U.S. Army. But a relative is trying to steal it all. 2010 ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY
Author: THOMAS, JODI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARMONY TRILOGY 2

LB 06601 1 volume in 1 container

Harmony, Texas. Seventeen-year-old Reagan still lives with her great- uncle Jeremiah and works part-time at the diner. Reagan befriends reclusive Gabe and attracts the romantic interest of both Noah and Brandon. When a crisis occurs, the town rallies around Reagan. Sequel to Welcome to Harmony (DB 71471, LB 6446). 2010.

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TALE OF OAT CAKE CRAG: THE COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER
Author: ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER 7

LB 06597 1 volume in 1 container

In the Lake District, noisy test flights of the new hydroplane are disrupting life in the village of Near Sawrey. Miss Beatrix Potter can barely hear herself think - which she needs to do for her new case. Grace Lythecoe has been receiving anonymous letters threatening her good name. Beatrix must proceed quietly, so as not to arouse village gossip. And there is yet another piece of business for Beatrix to address: that of her own future. With a second chance at love, sometimes causing a disturbance can be well worth the trouble. 2010.

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THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET: A NOVEL
Author: MITCHELL, DAVID
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06592 1 volume in 1 container

Nagasaki, Japan; 1799. Dutch clerk Jacob de Zoet hopes to make his fortune helping uncover theft for the Dutch East Indies Company. He falls in love with disfigured midwife Orito, a samurai's daughter, but treachery awaits both Jacob and Orito. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

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TOWER, THE ZOO, AND THE TORTOISE
Author: STUART, JULIA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06614 1 volume in 1 container

Balthazar Jones lives in the Tower of London with his wife, Hebe, his one-hundred-eighty-one-year-old pet tortoise, and a few eccentric neighbors. Balthazar is a Beefeater. The white-hot flame of his and Hebe's love has dwindled in the few years since their son died. Their marriage is teetering on the brink of extinction, when Balthazar is unexpectedly tasked with setting up an elaborate menagerie within the Tower to house the many exotic animals given to the Queen. Life at the Tower is about to get all the more interesting. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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TREASURE AT BLUE HERON LAKE
Author: DAVIS, SUSAN PAGE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAINELY MYSTERIES

LB 06596 1 volume in 1 container

Emily Gray returns to visit Baxter, Maine, after seven years of building her career as a journalist in the city and simply seeks rest in the slow-paced small town. After Emily reunites with old flame Nate Holman, the two spend a weekend at a friend's hunting resort. And when one of the guides is murdered, the owner calls on Nate and Emily for support and a bit of sleuthing. Did the legend of a hidden treasure at Blue Heron Lake lure the murderer? 2008. **S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED**

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UNLIKELY BLESSING
Author: BAER, JUDY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06610 1 volume in 1 container

A new pastor and lifelong city dweller accepts his first parish assignment in the wilds of North Dakota where he adjusts to local traditions. As a single pastor, he generates enormous excitement and competition among the unmarried women in the community. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WALLFLOWER CHRISTMAS: THE WALLFLOWERS, BOOK 5
Author: KLEYPAS, LISA
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALLFLOWERS 5

LB 06574 1 volume in 1 container

London, 1845. Wallflowers Daisy and Lillian Bowman's brother Rafe arrives from America intending to marry heiress Lady Natalie Blandford. Rafe, however, falls in love at first sight with Natalie's impoverished cousin Hannah Appleton. At Christmas, Rafe has to choose between romance and fortune. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

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WHISTLING IN THE DARK: THE WAR BRIDES TRILOGY, BOOK 2
Author: HARTE, AMANDA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WAR BRIDES 2

LB 06620 1 volume in 1 container

No one's ever paid much attention to Emily Wentworth, but all that changes in the spring of 1918 when her twin brother is reported missing and presumed killed in what is supposed to be the war to end all wars. Convinced that Theo is alive, Emily travels to France to find him. She enlists the aid of Grant Randall, a talented reporter who appears oddly unaffected by the war, and they embark on a journey fraught with danger. Although he's intrigued by this beautiful, capable woman, Grant knows better than to let himself care too deeply. 2004. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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100 BIBLE VERSES EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW BY HEART
Author: MORGAN, ROBERT J,. 1952-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06578 1 volume in 1 container

This book is about the archaic custom of memorizing Scripture, why we must revive it, and how you can begin a lifelong habit of learning Bible verses by heart. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible. 2010.

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BREAKING NIGHT
Author: MURRAY, LIZ, 1980-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06600 1 volume in 1 container

Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. Taunted at school for her dirty clothes and lice-infested hair, she skipped classes and wound up in a girls' home and eventually, at fifteen, on the streets. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she became determined to go back to school. While homeless, Liz squeezed four years into two, won a New York Times scholarship, and made it into Harvard. 2010. **S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED**

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LITTLE PRINCES: ONE MAN'S PROMISE TO BRING HOME THE LOST CHILDREN
Author: GRENNAN, CONOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06618 1 volume in 1 container

(Subtitle reads: "One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal") Conor Grennan began a journey around the globe with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. When he learned that the children were not orphans at all, he was stunned. Child traffickers were promising families in remote villages protection for their children from the civil war-for a huge fee-by taking them to safety. They would then abandon the children in the chaos of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. For Conor, what began as a footloose adventure became a commitment to reunite the children he had grown to love with their families. 2010.

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ONE HUNDRED SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT ALZHEIMER'S
Author: CARPER, JEAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06599 1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: And Age-Related Memory Loss. Most people think there is little or nothing they can do to avoid Alzheimer's. But prominent researchers now say that our best and perhaps only hope of defeating Alzheimer's is to prevent it. After Jean Carper discovered that she had the major susceptibility gene for Alzheimer's, she was determined to find all the latest scientific evidence on how to escape it. And she discovered one hundred surprisingly simple, scientifically tested ways to radically cut the odds of developing Alzheimer's, memory loss, and other forms of dementia. 2010.

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