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ENGLISH FICTION

 

BLOOD SKY
Author:   COOK, WILL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08075
  1 volume in 1 container

Seven stories centered around conflicts men of the West faced with
nature, animals, people, and even within themselves. unrated. 2006.

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CALL OF THE CANYON
Author:   GREY, ZANE, 1872-1939
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02933
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  07998
  1 volume in 1 container

The story of a man who falls for the lore and lure of the west.  He
travels out west alone to regain his health and soon writes his
sweetheart that he intends to stay in Arizona.  She immediately leaves
the lights and excitement of New York to find her man and bring him
back home.  Recorded by the Idaho Regional Library.

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COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF LOUIS L'AMOUR, VOLUME 6: THE CRIME STORIES
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF LOUIS LAMOUR    6

LB  08003
  1 volume in 1 container

Thirty-three tales of crime, suspense, and sports. In "Unguarded
Moment" an honest man succumbs to the temptation to steal. In "A
Friend of a Hero" a cop investigates the suspicious death of a fellow
Korean War veteran. Includes "Fighters Don't Dive" and stories
featuring sleuth Joe Ragan. Some violence. 2008.

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DESCENT
Author:   JOHNSTON, TIM, 1962-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08071
  1 volume in 1 container

Eighteen-year-old track star Caitlin Courtland chose a family trip to
the Colorado Rockies as a graduation gift. She is running with her
sixteen-year-old brother, following by bike, when she is abducted.
Follows each Courtland family member during the next two years.
Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex.
2015.

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

LB  08060
  1 volume in 1 container

Fleeing a tragedy that left her unable to take an interest in any-
thing, even her work with brain-injured children, Kelsey Stewart goes
to California.  Circumstances lead her to a boy who was injured in a
fall and is in a coma.  In him Kelsey sees hope for herself, and
after she works with him a few days, the boy regains consciousness and
seems desperate to tell what he witnessed before the accident.

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FORBIDDEN GROUND
Author:   HARPER, KAREN (KAREN S.)
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08064
  1 volume in 1 container

Despite their traumatic childhood, the Lockwood sisters have
reunited in Cold Creek, Ohio, for the wedding of youngest sister
Tess. Maid of honor Kate is determined to break through best man
Grant Mason's defenses. An anthropologist, Kate is particularly
interested in the prehistoric Adena civilization that once called
the area home.  A burial mound sits on Mason family land, and
Kate wants permission to excavate. But Grant refuses. Kate respects
Grant's desire to honor his grandfather's belief that the dead
should not be disturbed. However, the more she researches the
more it becomes clear that Grant is hiding something. Contains
descriptions of sex. Some strong language and some violence.
2014.

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FORCED ALLIANCE
Author:   WORTH, LENORA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08067
  1 volume in 1 container

By-the-book FBI agent Josie Gilbert has no business falling for
her confidential informant, but she can't walk away. She needs
this case - her career needs this case. Suave thief turned FBI
asset Connor Randall is too deep in the mob syndicate to pull out
now. But when the crime boss they are trying to take down becomes
a target himself, Josie is forced to take Connor into hiding
without blowing his cover. Now, dodging hit men and perilous
attraction, she has to make a life and death decision. Unrated.
2014.

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FORGERS
Author:   MORROW, BRADFORD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08076
  1 volume in 1 container

The murderer of Adam Diehl, a reclusive rare-book collector, begins
to stalk Adam's sister's lover Will - a convicted literary forger -
under the guise of letters from long-dead authors, and soon Will
realizes that this killer threatens everything he holds dear. unrated.
2014.

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GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Author:   HAWKINS, PAULA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08072
  1 volume in 1 container

Rachel's train commute to London passes her former house--now
inhabited by her ex-husband and his new family. She also observes a
happy young neighboring couple--but then the wife goes missing. Rachel
believes she witnessed a critical clue, but her alcoholic blackouts
make her an unreliable witness. Some violence, some strong language,
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook.
Bestseller. 2015.

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HUCKLEBERRY CHRISTMAS
Author:   BECKSTRAND, JENNIFER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MATCHMAKERS OF HUCKLEBERRY HILL    3

LB  08011
  1 volume in 1 container

A difficult marriage has left the Helmuths' widowed
great-granddaughter, Beth, finished with wedlock. She's content to
live with them and make a life for herself and her toddler son.
But once she turns down handsome Tyler Yoder's proposal, it seems
only fair to encourage him to find a suitable wife. Trouble is, his
gentleness and generous ways are showing her how joyous is real
meeting of hearts can be. unrated. 2014.

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IMPARTIAL WITNESS: A BESS CRAWFORD MYSTERY #2
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BESS CRAWFORD MYSTERY    2

LB  06638
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  08002
  1 volume in 1 container

1917. Nurse Bess Crawford, from A Duty to the Dead (DB 72025), escorts
wounded soldiers back to London. At the train depot Bess recognizes
pilot Lt. Evanson's wife, who is tearfully bidding farewell to another
man. Bess assists Scotland Yard when she learns the woman has been
murdered. 2010.

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LOCK IN
Author:   SCALZI, JOHN, 1969-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08054
  1 volume in 1 container

New FBI agent Chris Shane and his partner must discover who committed
a murder: the man who owns the body at the scene or the mind he rented
it to. Contains two complete versions of the book; one narrated by Wil
Wheaton and the other by Amber Benson. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Bestseller. 2014.

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LOOK OF LOVE
Author:   CLARK, MARY JANE BEHRENDS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WEDDING CAKE MYSTERY    2

LB  08012
  1 volume in 1 container

Professional wedding cake decorator and amateur sleuth Piper Donavan
is on cake creating assignment at a West Coast luxury spa for the
wealthy and famous - where nip and tuck and murder are offered in
equal measures. Violence and some strong language. 2012.

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LOST LAKE
Author:   ALLEN, SARAH ADDISON
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08073
  1 volume in 1 container

Widow Kate Pheris decides to take her daughter Devin to visit Lost
Lake Resort--which Kate's great-aunt Eby owns--for a last adventure
before they move in with Kate's micromanaging mother-in-law. When they
get there they discover the resort is losing the magic Kate remembers.
Some descriptions of sex. 2014.

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MRS. GRANT AND MADAME JULE
Author:   CHIAVERINI, JENNIFER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08059
  1 volume in 1 container

In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant.
Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as
Jule. Jule guarded her mistress's secrets: She had perilously
poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that
Jule became Julia's eyes to the world. Though Julia spoke out
for women - Union and Confederate - she continued to hold Jule
as a slave behind Union lines. Upon the signing of the
Emancipation Proclamation, Jule claimed her freedom and rose to
prominence as a businesswoman in her own right, taking the
honorary title Madame. The two women's paths continued to cross
after the war in both Washington, D.C. and New York. Unrated. 2015.

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MY SUNSHINE AWAY
Author:   WALSH, M.O. (MILTON O'NEAL)
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08074
  1 volume in 1 container

A man reflects back on the summer of 1989, when he was fourteen. The
golden-haired neighbor girl he was in love with experienced an
unspeakable crime in their seemingly idyllic Baton Rouge neighborhood.
One of many suspects, the teenager discovered how life can be
irreversibly transformed by heartbreak, guilt, and love. Some strong
language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

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NIGHT LIKE THIS
Author:   QUINN, JULIA, 1970-
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SMYTHE SMITH QUARTET    2

LB  08000
  1 volume in 1 container

After three years in exile, Daniel Smythe-Smith, earl of Winstead,
returns to England, only to fall in love at first sight with his
cousins' governess Anne Wynter. But genteel Anne resists Daniel's
advances and hides from a former lover--who is intent on revenge.
Explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2012.

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RICHARD LAMB
Author:   WHEELER, RICHARD S
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08062
  1 volume in 1 container

For forty years, Richard Lamb has lived a hard but happy life in the
Montana wilderness with his Indian wife and their family.  Then
army captain Partridge comes to arrest them for not living on an
Indian reservation.  But Lamb fights like a lion to keep them all
free.

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SECRET DIARIES OF MISS MIRANDA CHEEVER
Author:   QUINN, JULIA, 1970-
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  08001
  1 volume in 1 container

England, 1810. Ten-year-old Miranda begins keeping a journal at the
suggestion of her friend Olivia's older brother Nigel "Turner"
Bevelstoke, whom she adores. Nine years later Miranda is still in love
with Turner--now a widower with no desire to remarry. Some explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

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SHAME AND THE CAPTIVES
Author:   KENEALLY, THOMAS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08077
  1 volume in 1 container

Based on true events, this novel explores a World War II prisoner of
war camp in New South Wales, Australia, where Japanese prisoners
resolve to take drastic action to wipe away the shame of having been
captured alive by enemy troops. Preferring violent death to the
shame of living, they plan an outbreak with shattering and far
reaching consequences for all the citizens around them. unrated. 2013.

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SHIP OF BRIDES
Author:   MOYES, JOJO, 1969-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08058
  1 volume in 1 container

Sydney, Australia, 1946. Four women join 650 other war brides on
a voyage to England aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries arms
and aircraft as well as a thousand naval officers. Rules are
strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier's captain down to
the lowliest young deckhand. But the men and the brides will
find their lives intertwined despite the Navy's ironclad sanctions.
And for Frances Mackenzie, the complicated young woman whose past
comes back to haunt her far from home, the journey will change
her life forever. Unrated. 2015.

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SIGN PAINTER
Author:   BUNN, T. DAVIS, 1952-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08066
  1 volume in 1 container

Amy Dowell had always considered herself a very good mother. But
when she loses her husband to illness and her home to debt, she
finds herself and her young daughter, Kimberly, living on the
streets as she struggles to find a job that will get them back
on their feet again. When Amy meets Lucy Watts, the pastor in
charge of the church program that fed Amy and Kimberly their
latest meal, Lucy sets them up in temporary housing and gives her
a lead on a job painting signs for a local auto dealership -but.
Amy is hesitant to let go and trust. Unrated. 2014.

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STEP TO THE MUSIC
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9

LB  08061
  1 volume in 1 container

On Staten Island, Abbie Garrett is torn by the War between the
States. Her Southern mother's allegiance is divided, while her
father feels the North is right. Her dear friends Douglas and
Stuart McIntyre have just returned from the South and have no
wish to fight against their southern friends. And into this
confusion comes her southern belle cousin, Lorena - pretty,
flirtatious, hot-tempered,and pro-South to the core. 1953.

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UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
Author:   STOWE, HARRIET B
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07867
  1 volume in 1 container

First published in 1852, this famous tale of slavery recounts the
hardships of Uncle Tom, who is later sold to the brutal Simon Legree,
of gentle Little Eva, and of Eliza and her child, who escape from the
bloodhounds.  1974.
  [BR 1623, pub. 1948, has an introduction by Raymond Weaver.]

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WILLOW BASIN: A WESTERN SEXTET
Author:   DAWSON, PETER, 1907-1957
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08063
  1 volume in 1 container

Six short western tales by Dawson, a.k.a. Jon Glidden. In "Posse of
Outlawed Men" Montana Pierce tries to stop unscrupulous, land-hungry
rancher Ralph Frazer from snatching up all the property in the area.
Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

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WYOMING TRAILS
Author:   PAINE, LAURAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08065
  1 volume in 1 container

Ryan Shanley, who prefers to be called Shan, is an ex-soldier
who served in the Union army during the Civil War and has a land
grant for two square miles of land in Wyoming Territory. On a
stage to Tico, the town nearest his ranch, he meets Sarahlee
Gordon, who is on her way to sell the cabin that belonged to
her deceased uncle, with whom she spent her summers for many
years. The attraction between the two becomes obvious on the stage
and grows after they arrive. Unrated. 2014.

 

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

 

CLEAN: THE REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAM TO RESTORE THE BODY'S NATURAL
Author:   JUNGER, ALEJANDRO
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08013
  1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's
Natural Ability to Heal Itself."] A medical director of Palm Spring's
We Care Holistic Health Center presents an integrative approach to
detoxifying the body of harmful chemicals introduced through
everyday sources, in a guide that outlines comprehensive and
medically safe processes for neutralizing and eliminating toxins
from the body. unrated. 2009.

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EAGLE NAMED FREEDOM: MY TRUE STORY OF REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP
Author:   GUIDRY, JEFF
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08004
  1 volume in 1 container

An inspiring true story describes how a dedicated man lovingly
nursed a young eaglet with two broken wings back to health, and how
this majestic bird later inspired him to triumph over his own
life-threatening condition. unrated. 2010.

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GHOSTS: A NATURAL HISTORY: 500 YEARS OF SEARCHING FOR PROOF
Author:   CLARKE, ROGER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08078
  1 volume in 1 container

No matter how rationally we order our lives, few of us are completely
immune to the suggestion of the uncanny and the fear of the dark.
What explains sightings of ghosts? Why do they fascinate us? What
proof is there? Taking us through the key hauntings that have obsessed
the world, from the true events that inspired Henry James's classic
'The Turn of the Screw' right up to the present day, Clarke unfolds a
story of class conflict, charlatans, and true believers. unrated.
2012.

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TRAIN TO CRYSTAL CITY: FDR'S SECRET PRISONER EXCHANGE PROGRAM AND
Author:   RUSSELL, JAN JARBOE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08070
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "America's Only Family Internment Camp During World
War II"
Author of Lady Bird (DB 49783) examines the history of the Crystal
City internment camp, which operated between 1942 and 1948 and housed
families of Japanese, German, and Italian descent, many American-born,
who had been decreed dangerous enemy aliens. Describes life at the
camp and repatriation to foreign countries. 2015.

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