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ENGLISH FICTION

AFFAIR: A JACK REACHER NOVEL
Author:   CHILD, LEE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK REACHER NOVEL   16

LB  07890
  1 volume in 1 container

Drifter Jack Reacher describes the 1997 case that ended his
military-cop career. Reacher goes to Carter Crossing, Mississippi, to
clear the army in the murders of three women. But Reacher shares
sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux's suspicion that the army is somehow
involved. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex.
Bestseller.  2011.

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ALCHEMIST
Author:   COELHO, PAULO
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07959
  1 volume in 1 container

Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy, longs to see the world and
dreams about a treasure hidden in the Egyptian pyramids. He sells his
flock and leaves his home in Spain, sails first to Tangiers, crosses
the desert, and eventually reaches Egypt. Along the way, he is led by
a series of spiritual guides, perhaps the most important of whom is
the alchemist who advises him to follow his heart. 1988.

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AMBER'S MIRAGE AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   GREY, ZANE, 1872-1939
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07868
  1 volume in 1 container

Five short stories including "Amber's Mirage," a romantic tale con-
cerning a young man's quest for gold and the woman he loves.  Also
includes tales of survival in Arizona's deserts and of a mountain
lion hunt in the Grand Canyon.
  Other stories: The Horse Thief.  The Saga of the Ice Cream Kid.
  Don: The Story of a Lion Dog.  Fantoms of Peace.

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ARSONIST
Author:   MILLER, SUE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07957
  1 volume in 1 container

Feeling unmoored after working in East Africa for fifteen years,
Frankie Rowley has come home to the small New Hampshire village of
Pomeroy and the farmhouse where her family has always summered. On her
first night back, someone begins burning down summer houses. Unrated.
Commercial audiobook.    2014.

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BANDIT OF HELL'S BEND
Author:   BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE, 1875-1950
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07966
  1 volume in 1 container

Bull was foreman of the Bar Y Ranch until Hal Colby got him drunk
and lost him his job. Worse, Colby was after Diana Henders, the love
of Bull's life, and did little to keep people from suspecting that
Bull was the stage-robbing Black Coyote. Despite his setbacks, Bull
is loyal to Diana and when a slick lawyer tries to cheat her out of
the ranch, it is Bull who intervenes to save not only her inheritance
but also her life. unrated. 1924.

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BENEATH THE PATCHWORK MOON
Author:   KENT, ALISON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOPE SPRINGS    2

LB  08009
  1 volume in 1 container

Luna Meadows wove a successful career out of creating the sumptuous
richly hued scarves that adorn Hollywood's elite.  Now she wants to
give back to her hometown of Hope Springs, Texas, by creating a
community arts center on the property that once belonged to her
best friend: a talented musician named Sierra who perished in a
car crash at age eighteen.  As Luna sorts through the personal
belongings left in the Caffey family's former home, she confronts
her own guilt and memories.  But when Angelo Caffey - Sierra's
brother and Luna's first love - returns unexpectedly, Luna must
also face the pain of their long-ago relationship. Unrated. 2014.

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BENSON MURDER CASE: A PHILO VANCE STORY
Author:   VAN DINE, S.S
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07896
  1 volume in 1 container

Philo Vance, an American with a slightly English accent, is an art
collector and student of psychology. He has the opportunity to put
his theories into practice when he is invited to observe the body of
Alvin Benson in West 48th Street. Within a few minutes of seeing the
victim, he is able to spot the murderer. 1926.

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BONE CLOCKS
Author:   MITCHELL, DAVID
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07988
  1 volume in 1 container

1984. After a fight with her mother, teenager Holly Sykes leaves her
home and stumbles into a war between mystics. Her latent ability to
tune in to psychic phenomena makes Holly a target, and her exploits
have repercussions across the ages. Some violence and some strong
language. Bestseller.  2014.

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BRICKMAKER'S BRIDE
Author:   MILLER, JUDITH, 1944-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08017
  1 volume in 1 container

In post-Civil War West Virginia, Ewan McKay needs to overcome a bad
business deal to save his West Virginia brick making operation and
win the heart of the former owner's daughter. unrated. 2014.

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BUCKY O'CONNOR: A TALE OF THE UNFENCED BORDER
Author:   RAINE, WILLIAM MCLEOD, 1871-1954
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07964
  1 volume in 1 container

This is the story of Lieutenant Bucky O'Connor of the Arizona Rangers,
called in to hunt down a gang of train robbers. Along the way, he
teams up with Sheriff Val "Bear-trap" Collins and three Mackenzies,
including the spirited and lovely Frances Mackenzie and her cousin
Alice. The quest for the robbers takes the posse into Mexico where,
through many dangerous adventures, the lawmen hunt the bandits down
one by one. unrated. 1910.

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BUTCHER
Author:   HILLIER, JENNIFER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07989
  1 volume in 1 container

Thirty years after police chief Edward Shank killed Seattle's infamous
'Beacon Hill Butcher,' Shank's grandson, Matt, and Matt's girlfriend,
Sam, pursue leads that prove that the real Butcher is still alive.
unrated. 2014.

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CHANCE
Author:   CARR, ROBYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: THUNDER POINT NOVEL    4

LB  08005
  1 volume in 1 container

FBI agent Laine Carrington returns to Thunder Point, Oregon, to
recuperate from a gunshot wound she sustained in The Hero (DB 77556).
She meets ex-con mechanic Eric Gentry, and they fall in love despite
their disparate backgrounds. Strong language and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2014.

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CHINA DOLLS
Author:   SEE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07956
  1 volume in 1 container

In 1938, three girls competing for showgirl roles at San Francisco's
"Oriental" nightclub become friends. American-born Chinese Grace fled
an abusive father; Helen's Chinese family has deep Chinatown roots;
and Japanese Ruby is passing as Chinese. Then everything changes with
the attack on Pearl Harbor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.    2014.

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CHRISTMAS IN COWBOY COUNTRY
Author:   DAILEY, JANET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07992
  1 volume in 1 container

Ski instructor Annie Bennett reluctantly returns to her parents'
Colorado ranch to recover after a skiing accident in Aspen. When
Marshall Stone, a handsome and mysterious stranger, appears on the
Bennetts' land and claims to be surveying the backcountry, Annie and
her father are deeply suspicious of his story and motives. Marshall
can't tell Annie he's really in Velde to investigate a land swindle.
Can this prickly pair stay together long enough to discover the spirit
of Christmas? unrated. 2014.

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COLD COLD HEART
Author:   HOAG, TAMI
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08018
  1 volume in 1 container

Following the events of The 9th Girl (DB 76887), television reporter
Dana Nolan returns to her hometown to recuperate from the massive
physical and psychological injuries inflicted by her abductor. She
becomes obsessed with discovering the truth behind her best friend's
long-ago disappearance. Violence and strong language. Bestseller.
2015.

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COURAGE STOUT
Author:   RAINE, WILLIAM MCLEOD, 1871-1954
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07974
  1 volume in 1 container

Neil MacGowan, owner of the K-B Ranch sees both good and bad on both
sides of the struggle between the cattlemen and the others -
homesteaders and rustlers. When the struggle starts to escalate, it
will be up to him to find a solution. unrated. 1944.

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DEAR COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Author:   SCHUMACHER, JULIE, 1958-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08016
  1 volume in 1 container

Professor Jason Fitger is benumbed by all the perceived and real
slights thrown his way. Overwhelmed by the number of letters of
recommendation he is asked to write for both students and colleagues,
he puts his caustic creative writing skills to use to share his tales
of woe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.    2014.

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DEATH AT THE BLACK BULL
Author:   HAYES, FRANK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERIFF VIRGIL DALTON    1

LB  08014
  1 volume in 1 container

Buddy Hinton is just a good ole boy. So when he disappears after a
night drinking at the Black Bull, his friends just figure he went
down to Mexico to find himself a girlfriend and will eventually come
back. But this case quickly becomes a homicide after Sheriff Virgil
Dalton discovers the missing man floating in one of his stock tanks.
For a man who wasn't known to have enemies, Buddy clearly upset
someone. unrated. 2014.

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DEMON SUMMER: A MAX TUDOR NOVEL
Author:   MALLIET, G.M., 1951-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAX TUDOR    4

LB  08010
  1 volume in 1 container

Someone has been trying to poison the 15th Earl of Lislelivet.
Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one -
particularly his wife - finds this too surprising. What is
surprising is that the poison was discovered in a fruitcake made
and sold by the Handmaids of St. Lucy of Monkbury Abbey. Max
Tudor, vicar of Nether Monkslip and former M15 agent, is asked to
investigate. But just as Max comes to believe the poisoning was
accidental, a body is discovered in the cloister well. Unrated. 2014.

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DOWNBELOW STATION
Author:   CHERRYH, C.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07987
  1 volume in 1 container

When probes from Sol Station were sent out by Earth Company, they
found many stars on their journey. But Pell's Star was the first to
prove livable. Over the years, as more star colonies were established,
Pell became a liability for Earth Company, and now it is the focus of
a conflict among Earth's colonies. Pell wants to remain a neutral
star, but must resist or succumb to Earth Company's struggle to regain
its lost empire.

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ENEMY
Author:   CHILD, LEE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK REACHER NOVEL    8

LB  07892
  1 volume in 1 container

1990. After two-star General Kramer dies in a cheap motel in North
Carolina, someone flees the scene with a briefcase full of secrets.
Hours later the general's wife is found murdered. MP major Reacher and
female MP lieutenant Summer investigate, uncovering a military
conspiracy. Violence and some strong language. 2004.

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FINE SUMMER'S DAY: AN INSPECTOR IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY   17

LB  07955
  1 volume in 1 container

England, 1914. The story of the last case the Scotland Yard detective
tackled before he was forever changed by World War I. Trying to solve
a series of murders of well-liked members of various communities,
young Inspector Rutledge travels across the country looking for
similarities and clues. 2015.

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FLESH AND BLOOD: A SCARPETTA NOVEL
Author:   CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR KAY SCARPETTA   22

LB  07895
  1 volume in 1 container

Just after noticing an odd row of shiny 1981 pennies on her garden
wall, Dr. Kay Scarpetta is notified that a homicide occurred five
minutes away. It appears to be the work of a skilled serial sniper,
who leaves only bits of copper behind. Violence, strong language, and
some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.

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FLYING U RANCH
Author:   BOWER, B.M
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07965
  1 volume in 1 container

This story follows the crew of the Flying U Ranch as a territorial
conflict emerges with a neighboring group of sheep ranchers. The
cowboys of the Flying U are forced to confront the defiant
sheepherders while Chip and the Old Man are in Chicago. 1914.

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FOREVER GIRL
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07963
  1 volume in 1 container

At age 4, Thursday chooses her own name. At age 6, she falls in love
with her best friend, James. But in the adult world, things are not
so simple: at the same time that Thursday's mother finds she's fallen
out of love with her husband, she realizes that James's father is
interested in her. As the children grow into adulthood, their
connection becomes more complicated as well in this tale about how
love, even if unrequited, can shape a life. Unrated. 2015.

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FRIENDSWOOD
Author:   STEINKE, RENE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07975
  1 volume in 1 container

Friendswood, Texas, is a small Gulf Coast town of church suppers, oil
rigs on the horizon, hurricane weather, and high school football
games. When tragedy rears its head with an industrial leak that kills
and sickens residents, it pulls on the common thread that runs
through the tight-knit community, intensifying everything. From a
confused sixteen-year-old girl beset by visions, to a high school
football star tormented by his actions, to a mother galvanized by
the death of her teen daughter, Friendswood explores what happens
when families are trapped in the ambiguity of history's missteps.
unrated. 2014.

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HERE BY THE BLOODS
Author:   BOYCE, BRANDON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08015
  1 volume in 1 container

When a notorious bank robber known as the Snowman strikes again,
leaving death and carnage in his wake, Harlan Two-Trees sets out to
bring him to justice and, along the way, is faced with betrayal, love,
violence and the chance to look pure evil straight in the eye.
unrated. 2014.

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HERO
Author:   CARR, ROBYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: THUNDER POINT NOVEL    3

LB  08006
  1 volume in 1 container

After fleeing from an Oregon commune with her three-year-old daughter,
Devon McAllister finds help in Thunder Point. She becomes romantically
involved with high school coach Spencer Lawson, from The Newcomer (DB
77165), but trouble follows her. Some violence, some strong language,
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2013.

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HOMECOMING
Author:   CARR, ROBYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: THUNDER POINT NOVEL    6

LB  08007
  1 volume in 1 container

When Seth Sileski, whose professional football career ended before it
could start, returns to Thunder Point, he struggles to convince his
childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for
breaking her heart. Some strong language and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2014.

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HUCKLEBERRY HILL
Author:   BECKSTRAND, JENNIFER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MATCHMAKERS OF HUCKLEBERRY HILL    1

LB  07943
  1 volume in 1 container

With their thirteen children grown, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready
for their next adventure - trying their hands at matchmaking. Moses
Zimmerman knew his grandparents couldn't resist trying to find him a
wife, but he never expected it would be a woman tall enough to look
him in the eye, and honest enough to make him question a promise
holding him to his past. unrated. 2014.

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HUCKLEBERRY SUMMER
Author:   BECKSTRAND, JENNIFER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MATCHMAKERS OF HUCKLEBERRY HILL    2

LB  07944
  1 volume in 1 container

With one of their grandchildren happily married, Anna and Felty
Helmuth are ready for their next matchmaking success. Cautious to a
fault, Lily Eicher strives to live up to her dat's high standards.
She's certainly not the kind of proper Amish girl who would make
time for someone as impetuous as the Helmuths' grandson, Aden - even
if his lively spirit and caring ways are showing her just how
wonderful following her heart can be. Unrated. 2014.

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I LOVE YOU MORE
Author:   MURPHY, JENNIFER, 1956
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07984
  1 volume in 1 container

Picasso Lane is twelve years old when her father, Oliver, is murdered
at their summer beach house. Her mother, Diana, is the primary
suspect--until the police discover his second wife, and then his
third. The women say they have never met--but Picasso knows otherwise.
Unrated. Commercial audiobook.    2014.

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LO, MICHAEL
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   74

LB  07958
  1 volume in 1 container

When Mikky took the bullet intended for the baby daughter of a
wealthy banker, the course of his life was changed forever. In
gratitude, the baby's father Delevan Endicott, sent the homeless
orphan away to be educated. Michael never forgot his friends - the
poor starving waifs with him he shared stale crusts of bread, and cold
concrete slabs. Michael returned thirteen years later, determined to
realize his vision of transforming the lives of the people he loved
and left behind in the tenements of New York. For high school and
adult readers. 1913.

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LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENS
Author:   WODEHOUSE, P.G. (PELHAM GRENVILLE)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07940
  1 volume in 1 container

Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge's latest get-rich-quick scheme
involves producing eggs for sale on a farm in Dorset. Writer friend
Jeremy Garnet joins him on a lark. Of course, there is more to keeping
chickens than Ukridge expects, but Garnet finds himself falling in
love with a neighbor's daughter. Unrated. 1906.

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LOVELIEST CHOCOLATE SHOP IN PARIS
Author:   COLGAN, JENNY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07993
  1 volume in 1 container

Anna is a supervisor in a chocolate factory, but doesn't know how to
make chocolate. When an accident gives her the opportunity to work
at Paris's elite chocolatier Le Chapeau Chocolat, she expects to be
outed as a fraud, but learns that the sweetest things in life are
always worth working for. unrated. 2014.

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MARRIED BY CHRISTMAS
Author:   KIRST, KAREN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08022
  1 volume in 1 container

Trouble follows Caleb O'Malley, and that's the last thing Rebecca
Thurston needs. But when he appears gravely wounded at her Smoky
Mountain cabin, she can't turn him away. Caleb never forgave himself
for the accident that ended Rebecca's engagement, and doesn't want to
hurt her again. Yet after a week recuperating at her cabin, there's
only one way he can protect Rebecca's reputation from scandal. Will
they find there's more to their marriage than convenience? unrated.
2014.

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MELODY AND CORDOBA: A WESTERN TRIO
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07885
  1 volume in 1 container

In these three stories Lew Melody, western gunman, has his eye on
Sandy Furnival, the most popular girl on the range, and so does Bert
Harrison, who hires a gunman to get rid of Lew. unrated. 1925.

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MISSING PLACE
Author:   LITTLEFIELD, SOPHIE
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07985
  1 volume in 1 container

When Colleen's son Paul disappears from his oil-rig job, she flies to
North Dakota to find him. She learns that another young man also went
missing and that his mother is already there investigating. The two
very different women team up. Strong language, some violence, and some
descriptions of sex. 2014.

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MOTIVE
Author:   KELLERMAN, JONATHAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALEX DELAWARE   30

LB  07962
  1 volume in 1 container

LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis agonizes over victims who go
without justice - like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled
and stabbed in her home. As he and psychologist Alex Delaware are
forced to move on to the next murder case, a bizarre clue stirs up
eerie echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. Unrated. Commercial
audiobook. 2015.

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NEVERHOME
Author:   HUNT, LAIRD
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07986
  1 volume in 1 container

Ash Thompson wears the uniform of a Union soldier, and through many
exploits becomes a legend among the other soldiers. But Ash hides a
secret. Ash is really a runaway farmer's wife--Constance. After
witnessing the horrors of war, Ash must decide about becoming
Constance again. Violence and some strong language. Commercial
audiobook. 2014.

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ON BORROWED TIME
Author:   MCKINLAY, JENN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIBRARY LOVERS MYSTERY    5

LB  07990
  1 volume in 1 container

Loving a good cup of coffee runs in the family for Briar Creek
Library director Lindsey Norris. But when her brother, Jack, a
consultant for a coffee company, goes missing, her favorite beverage
becomes a key clue in a dangerous mystery. unrated. 2014.

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PERFECT LIFE
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07954
  1 volume in 1 container

Newscaster Blaise McCarthy and her daughter Salima, who is blind,
confront respective challenges, cope with celebrity, and work through
tragedy, while maintaining an idyllic facade to the outside world.
Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
Bestseller. 2014.

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PERIPHERAL
Author:   GIBSON, WILLIAM, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07994
  1 volume in 1 container

While filling in for her brother to beta test a game, Flynne Fisher
witnesses what she believes is a murder. Eighty years later, publicist
Wilf Netherton and Detective Inspector Ainsley Lowbeer reach back
across time to enlist Flynne's help in investigating a woman's
disappearance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.  Bestseller.  2014.

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PICCADILLY JIM
Author:   WODEHOUSE, P.G. (PELHAM GRENVILLE)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07900
  1 volume in 1 container

Jimmy Crocker, who is famous in British press as "Piccadilly Jim,"
returns to New York, gets involved in the kidnapping of his spoiled
cousin Ogden and falls in love with Ann Chester, who is behind the
plot. Wodehousean confusion ensues, with multiple imposters (including
Jim impersonating himself), butlers, aunts and hen-pecked husbands and
a very odd detective. Unrated. 1917.

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RED HERRING WITHOUT MUSTARD: A FLAVIA DE LUCE NOVEL
Author:   BRADLEY, C. ALAN, 1938-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FLAVIA DE LUCE MYSTERY    3

LB  08021
  1 volume in 1 container

England. Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, from The Weed That Strings
the Hangman's Bag (DB 71882), has a gypsy read her fortune. After the
woman is attacked and left for dead on the estate of Flavia's father,
Flavia investigates with help from the gypsy's granddaughter Porcelain
Lee. 2011.

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RED HOUSE MYSTERY
Author:   MILNE, A.A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07897
  1 volume in 1 container

A man recently returned to England after fifteen years in Australia is
killed in a locked room with no means of entry or exit. The sudden
disappearance of his brother makes the brother the all-too-obvious
suspect in a case with no clues.  1922.

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RIDERS OF THE SILENCES
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07899
  1 volume in 1 container

Western saga based in part on Arthurian legends.  Pierre le Rouge,
the bastard child of Martin Ryder and his red-haired mistress, was
sent off as an infant to be raised by Canadian friars.  When his
dying father sends for him, Pierre races eight hundred miles to
Martin's side, determined to avenge his father's wounds - which have
been inflicted by the legendary gunman McGurk. Some violence and some
strong language. Commercial audiobook. 1920. (see also alternate title
"Luck" LB 4658)

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SPEAKING FROM AMONG THE BONES: A FLAVIA DE LUCE NOVEL
Author:   BRADLEY, C. ALAN, 1938-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FLAVIA DE LUCE MYSTERY    5

LB  07995
  1 volume in 1 container

England, 1951. Eleven-year-old Flavia's church arranges to open the
tomb of St. Tancred, its patron saint, on the quincentennial of his
death. When excavators find the church organist dead and wearing a gas
mask, Flavia investigates. Flavia must also come to terms with the
sale of her beloved home. 2013.

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STONE MATTRESS
Author:   ATWOOD, MARGARET, 1939-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07999
  1 volume in 1 container

The award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale presents a collection
of short stories that feature such protagonists as a widowed
writer who is guided by her late husband's voice and a woman whose
genetic abnormality causes her to be mistaken for a vampire. Unrated.
Stories included: Alphinland, Revenant, Dark Lady, Lusus Naturae,
The Freeze-Dried Groom, I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red
Teeth, The Dead Hand Loves You, Stone Mattress, Torching the Dusties
Unrated. 2014.

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TRAIL BEYOND: A WESTERN STORY
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07886
  1 volume in 1 container

Peter Quince was a fighter born and bred. Orphaned at a young age, he
remembered an old woman saying that he was a bad one and would cause
a lot of trouble in the world. Others claimed he had bad blood and it
would show up sooner or later. But Bill Andrews felt a connection
with the boy, took him home and raised him as one of his own despite
his wife's misgivings. unrated. 1923.

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TRENT'S LAST CASE
Author:   BENTLEY, E.C.(EDMUND CLERIHEW),1875-1956
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07898
  1 volume in 1 container

When unlikable millionaire American financier Sigsbee Manderson is
found shot to death at his English summer home, London newspaper
editor Sir James Molloy contacts Philip Trent, an artist who
occasionally solves murders. Trent takes on what could prove to be
his final investigation. 1913.

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UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY
Author:   HORAN, NANCY
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07960
  1 volume in 1 container

1875. Fleeing a failed marriage in America, Fanny Osbourne sails to
Antwerp with her three children, seeking instruction in art. When one
son becomes sick, the family moves to Paris. There, Fanny meets Robert
Louis Stevenson and a mad love affair begins. Some descriptions of
sex. 2013.

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UNWILLING ACCOMPLICE
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BESS CRAWFORD MYSTERY    6

LB  07953
  1 volume in 1 container

Home on leave, World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford is asked to
accompany a wounded soldier in a wheelchair to Buckingham Palace,
where he is to be decorated by the King. But the patient vanishes on
her watch, and is then accused of murder. 2014.

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VICTIMS: AN ALEX DELAWARE NOVEL
Author:   KELLERMAN, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALEX DELAWARE   27

LB  07893
  1 volume in 1 container

Detective Milo Sturgis asks psychologist Alex Delaware to help
determine who disemboweled a very unlikable woman and left a printed
question mark in a pizza box near her body. As the killer claims more
victims the two men frantically search for a common thread. Violence
and some strong language. Bestseller.  2012.

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VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   91

LB  07967
  1 volume in 1 container

Stranded on the Arizona plain, beautiful Margaret finds herself at the
mercy of a handsome young cowboy. But can she trust him?
Recorded by Michigan Regional (LM 6081).

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WANDERER
Author:   CARR, ROBYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: THUNDER POINT NOVEL    1

LB  08008
  1 volume in 1 container

Hank Cooper leaves Virgin River for Thunder Point, Oregon, when his
army buddy Ben Bailey dies under mysterious circumstances. Hank
inherits Ben's decrepit bar and acres of oceanfront property and meets
the locals--including Coast Guard pilot Sarah Dupre. Some explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2013.

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WANTED MAN: A JACK REACHER NOVEL
Author:   CHILD, LEE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK REACHER NOVEL   17

LB  07891
  1 volume in 1 container

While hitchhiking in Nebraska, Reacher is picked up by two men and a
woman traveling together. Reacher soon notices the woman appears to be
signaling him by blinking. Meanwhile, federal agencies begin a
panicked investigation into a murder at an abandoned Nebraska pumping
station. Violence and strong language. Bestseller.  2012.

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WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG: A FLAVIA DE LUCE MYSTERY
Author:   BRADLEY, C. ALAN, 1938-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FLAVIA DE LUCE MYSTERY    2

LB  08020
  1 volume in 1 container

1950s England. Shortly after the events of The Sweetness at the Bottom
of the Pie (DB/RC 70410), eleven-year-old chemist Flavia must unravel
two more mysteries. Puppeteer Rupert Porson's arrival in the hamlet
leads to his death and to the re-examination of a child's supposedly
accidental hanging five years ago. 2010.

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WINTER BRIDES: A YEAR OF WEDDINGS NOVELLA COLLECTION
Author:   HUNTER, DENISE, 1968-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: YEAR OF WEDDINGS    

LB  08019
  1 volume in 1 container

When author Denise Hunter's "December Bride" Layla O'Reilly and Seth
Murphy make their engagement public, she knows it's only to convince
a major client that she's high-society enough to work for his agency.
Author Deborah Raney's "January Bride," Maddy Houser, arranges a
temporary office in a local bed and breakfast to escape the
distracting renovations on her own house. And though she's never laid
eyes on the inn's owner, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them
as they leave daily notes for each other. Betsy St. Amant's "February
Bride" escapes the church on her wedding day, wearing the dress worn
by generations of women in her family - all with failed marriages.
2014.

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WRECKED: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, CAROL HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: REGAN REILLY MYSTERY   13

LB  07869
  1 volume in 1 container

PI Regan Reilly and her husband, NYPD detective Jack, head to Cape Cod
to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. But a storm causes
others to take refuge with them and the body of another neighbor is
discovered--forcing the couple to stop their celebration and
investigate. 2010.

 

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION


41: A PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER
Author:   BUSH, GEORGE W. (GEORGE WALKER), 1946-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07961
  1 volume in 1 container

The author, the forty-third president of the United States, profiles
his father, George H.W. Bush, the forty-first president of the United
States. Details the elder Bush's early life in Massachusetts, service
during World War II, and career in the oil industry, the CIA, and
politics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2014.

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DANCING FOR THE DEVIL: ONE WOMAN'S DRAMATIC AND DIVINE RESCUE FROM
Author:   DONEWALD, ANNY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07991
  1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "One Woman's Dramatic and Divine Rescue from the
Sex Industry"] An explosive memoir of transformation from a high-end
stripper and escort who hit rock-bottom, turned to God, and left the
sex trade to found Eve's Angels, a ministry reaching out to women
in the sex industry. unrated. 2014.

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ELEPHANT COMPANY: THE INSPIRING STORY OF AN UNLIKELY HERO AND THE
Author:   CROKE, VICKI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07997
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II"
Tells the story of British WW I veteran James Howard "Billy" Williams,
who found his calling working with logging elephants in Burma. When WW
II broke out, Williams used his strong bond with the animals to lead
the Elephant Company, which was instrumental in defeating the Japanese
who invaded Burma. 2014.

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LYING IN WAIT: AND OTHER TRUE CASES; ANN RULE'S CRIME FILES, VOLUME
Author:   RULE, ANN
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANN RULES CRIME FILES   17

LB  07996
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "17"
Includes "The Baby Seller" which describes the violence of Jackie
Schut, who killed women and stole their newborns to sell, while
abusing her own children. The collection's five other true crime
stories include "Murderous Epitaph for the Beautiful Runaway" and
"Tracks of a Serial Rapist." Violence and some descriptions of sex.
2014.

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