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ENGLISH FICTION

ANGEL'S REST: AN ETERNITY SPRINGS NOVEL
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ETERNITY SPRINGS    1

LB  07144
1 volume in 1 container

Gabriel Callahan lost everything that mattered. All he wants is
solitude on an isolated mountain estate.  Instead, he gets a neighbor.
Vibrant, no-nonsense Nic Sullivan is Eternity Springs' veterinarian,
and she has an uncanny plan to lure the talented architect back to
the world of the living - starting with a dog. 2011.
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AT BERTRAM'S HOTEL: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  00932
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07152
1 volume in 1 container

In 1955 Bertram's Hotel in London's West End looks precisely as it has
looked for years. And it has become popular with those who want a
taste of genteel England. Many of the patrons have been coming to this
dignified hotel for many seasons. Miss Marple has chosen to stay at
Bertram's during her holiday, but she ends up having to solve a
baffling murder among a unique group of aristocratic guests. 1965.

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BEGINNER'S GOODBYE
Author:   TYLER, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07139
1 volume in 1 container

Thirty-six-year-old widower Aaron Woolcott frequently sees the ghost
of his wife Dorothy, who was killed in an accident that nearly
destroyed their house. Aaron, who is physically handicapped, moves in
with his overbearing sister and learns to say goodbye to the past and
open himself up to happiness. Bestseller. 2012.

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BETRAYAL
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07128
1 volume in 1 container

Successful Hollywood film director Tallie's family includes her
college-age daughter, her lover and producer Hunter, and her best
friend and assistant Brigitte. When Tallie's fortune begins
disappearing, she first calls a detective and then FBI agent Jim
Kingston. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

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BROTHER ODD
Author:   KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ODD THOMAS    3

LB  07129
1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to Forever Odd (RC 60911), Odd Thomas leaves Pico
Mundo and retreats to a mountain monastery. Hoping to restore his
spirit at a religious community and school for abandoned children, he
instead encounters a sinister enemy. Some descriptions of sex, some
violence, and some strong language. 2006.

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BUNGALOW
Author:   JIO, SARAH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07148
1 volume in 1 container

In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway, about to be
married, sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on the Pacific
island of Bora-Bora. She is drawn to a mysterious soldier named
Westry and their friendship blossoms into something more. Then they
witness a gruesome crime, Westry is suddenly sent to Europe, and
their idyll vanishes into the winds of war. 2011.
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CALICO JOE
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07138
1 volume in 1 container

In the summer of 1973 Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the
greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock,
Arkansas, dazzled Cubs fans as he hit home run after home run,
politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie
records. Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in
America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and
hard-throwing Mets pitcher, Warren Tracey. On the day that Warren
finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol
but also for his dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change
their lives forever. 2012.
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CHRISTMAS STORIES FOR THE HEART
Author:   GRAY, ALICE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07143
1 volume in 1 container

"Christmas Stories for the Heart" is a collection of Christmas stories
written by notable Christian authors, including Charles Swindoll,
Max Lucado, Tim LaHaye, and Robin Jones Gunn as well as a story by
Robert Louis Stevenson titled "A Christmas Prayer."

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CONFESSION
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07137
1 volume in 1 container

1920. Wyatt Russell, who is dying of cancer, arrives at Scotland Yard
and confesses to killing his cousin five years earlier in Essex. As
Inspector Rutledge investigates, Russell is murdered. Now Rutledge
has two mysterious deaths to solve, especially since villagers swear
the latest victim is not Russell. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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COOKING THE BOOKS
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07142
1 volume in 1 container

Corinna Chapman, talented baker and reluctant investigator, is trying
hard to do nothing at all on her holidays. Her gorgeous Daniel is
only intermittently at her side because he's tracking down a
multi-thousand dollar corporate theft. Jason, her baking assistant,
has gone off to learn how to surf. And Kylie and Goss are fulfilling
their ambition auditioning for a soapie. It should be a time of quiet
reflection for Corinna, but it doesn't seem to suit her. She's bored.
So she accepts an offer from a caterer friend to do the baking for the
film set of the soap opera "Kiss the Bride." Meanwhile, on the other
side of town, a young woman is being unmercifully bullied by her
corporate employers - employers who spend a lot of time cooking the
books. 2012.
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DEATH WITHOUT COMPANY: A WALT LONGMIRE MYSTERY
Author:   JOHNSON, CRAIG, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALT LONGMIRE     

LB  07154
1 volume in 1 container

Wyoming. Sheriff Walt Longmire investigates the death of Mari Baroja,
an elderly Basque woman, at an assisted living facility. Delving into
Mari's past, he uncovers evidence of abuse connections to the coal-bed
methane industry and a fellow lawman. Violence, strong language, and
some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

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DORCHESTER TERRACE
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07149
1 volume in 1 container

Thomas Pitt is now the powerful head of Britain's Special Branch.
Rumors have reached him of a plot to blow up connections on the rail
line on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is to travel to visit his
royal English kin. And in London, an old woman sinking into dementia
and a beautiful Croatian woman could both tell him things he
desperately needs to know. But the only woman he can count on is his
wife, Charlotte. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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FEARLESS FOURTEEN: A STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   14

LB  07131
1 volume in 1 container

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's latest skip is single mom Loretta
Rizzi, a distant cousin of Stephanie's cop boyfriend Joe Morelli.
Stephanie reluctantly agrees to watch Loretta's son, but then Loretta
is kidnapped, people die, and everyone starts looking for a hidden
stash of nine million dollars. Strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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FINGER LICKIN' FIFTEEN: A STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   15

LB  07132
1 volume in 1 container

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's assistant Lula witnesses the murder of
celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle, who was attending a barbecue cook-off
in Trenton. Lula and Grandma Mazur enter the contest to lure the
killers and to collect the reward. Stephanie also helps Ranger plug a
security leak. Strong language. Bestseller.  2009.

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FORCE OF NATURE
Author:   BOX, C.J.
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL     

LB  07153
1 volume in 1 container

John Nemecek, the former Special Forces mentor of falconer Nate
Romanowski, now has reason to want Nate dead. Nate is skilled at
living off the grid but knows Nemecek will target his friends,
including Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett and his family. Violence and
strong language. 2012.

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GYPPED: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, CAROL HIGGINS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: REGAN REILLY MYSTERY   15

LB  07155
1 volume in 1 container

Private investigator Regan Reilly and her husband Jack, head of the
NYPD Major Case Squad, are in Los Angeles where Jack is attending
a business conference. After the conference, Jack and Regan plan to
take off in their rental car for a mini vacation - either north to
wine country or south to Baja. But instead, they end up investigating
an L.A.-based business scam that extends up and down the coast of
California. 2012.
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JUST DOWN THE ROAD
Author:   THOMAS, JODI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARMONY SERIES BY JODI THOMAS    4

LB  07156
1 volume in 1 container

Since Tinch Turner lost his wife, he's spent most of his nights
brooding, boozing, and brawling. When one of his escapades lands him
in the emergency room, he finds himself staring up at Addison Spencer,
the beautiful new doctor in town - and for the first time in years,
he feels a spark of attraction. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LIMPOPO ACADEMY OF PRIVATE DETECTION
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07150
1 volume in 1 container

Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream of a tall stranger
who waits for her beneath an acacia tree. But there's no time to
worry about this because the best apprentice at Tlokweng Road Speedy
Motors is in trouble with the law and stuck with the worst lawyer in
Gaborone. And Grace Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti are building the
house of their dreams, but their builder is not on the up and up.
Most shockingly, Mma Potokwane, defender of Botswana's downtrodden,
has been dismissed from her post as matron at the orphan farm. Can
the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency help restore the beloved matron to
her rightful position? 2012.
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LORD EDGWARE DIES: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  07151
1 volume in 1 container

Poirot is enjoying a pleasant little supper party as the guest of Lady
Edgware when he hears her say that she would like to get rid of her
husband Lord Edgware, since he refuses to give her a divorce.  With-
in twenty-four hours Lord Edgware is dead, and Poirot's skills are
put to immediate use.  Also published as "Thirteen at Dinner" CX 20989
RD 20989 and in "Five Complete Hercule Poirot Novels" RC 54003 with
"The ABC Murders," "Cards on the Table," "Death on the Nile,"
and "Murder on the Orient Express."

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LOVER'S LEAP
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07145
1 volume in 1 container

Nearing the end of their two-week Australian vacation, Sarah Reese and
her daughter Lori decide to spend their last day on a catamaran trip
to the Great Barrier Reef. Sarah didn't expect to run into Cameron
Murphy who had turned his back on her twenty years ago. When they
recognize each other, Sarah quickly flees. But Cam realizes that Lori
is probably his daughter and follows them back to Eternity Springs.
2012.
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ODD THOMAS
Author:   KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ODD THOMAS    1

LB  07133
1 volume in 1 container

Thomas, a twenty-year-old short order cook, possesses the paranormal
ability to see dead people and predict violence. Thomas's premonitory
vision of mass murder activates when he meets "Fungus Man," who is
surrounded by bodachs, malevolent spirits that foretell bloodshed.
Thomas uses his insights to deter catastrophe. Violence. Bestseller.
2003.

 

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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ENCOURAGE ME
Author:   SWINDOLL, CHARLES R.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07130
1 volume in 1 container

Explains how the word of God can be used for encouragement when
times are hard.

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INVISIBLE THREAD:THE TRUE STORY OF AN 11-YEAR-OLD PANHANDLER, A BUSY
Author:   SCHROFF, LAURA L.
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult

LB  07157
1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a
Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny"
Laura Schroff was a successful ad sales rep living and working in
Manhattan. Maurice was an eleven-year-old panhandler on the street.
He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But something stopped
her in her tracks, and she turned around and went back. And she
continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week
for years and built an unexpected and unlikely friendship that has
now spanned almost three decades. 2011

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MODERN GRANDPARENT'S HANDBOOK: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE NEW RULES OF
Author:   WITKIN, GEORGIA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07147
1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "The Ultimate Guide to the New Rules of
Grandparenting"] Grandparents today are healthier, more active, and
more youthful and young at heart than their predecessors. Dr. Georgia
Witkin draws on her experience as a psychiatry professor, therapist,
and grandparent to help readers be the best grandparents they can be.
2012.
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