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ENGLISH FICTION

1225 CHRISTMAS TREE LANE: CEDAR COVE, BOOK 12
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CEDAR COVE   12

LB  06979
1 volume in 1 container

Cedar Cove. Christmas-tree-farm owner Beth Morehouse looks forward to the holidays, until her college-age daughters invite Kent, who is their father and Beth's ex-husband, to the celebration. Beth considers a reconciliation, but Kent brings a young woman with him. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2011. 

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44 CHARLES STREET
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06928
1 volume in 1 container 

LB  06980
1 volume in 1 container 

Struggling art-gallery owner Francesca needs boarders in her Greenwich Village townhouse, now that her boyfriend has moved out. Eileen, a teacher trying out online dating; Chris, a father fighting for sole custody of his son; and Marya, a widowed celebrity chef become a family of sorts--until tragedy strikes. Bestseller.  2011.

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ADRENALINE
Author:   ABBOTT, JEFF
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06990
1 volume in 1 container 

London-based CIA agent Sam receives a panicked call from his pregnant wife and coworker Lucy telling him to meet her outside the office. Sam sees Lucy taken away in a car, just before the building explodes. Sam becomes the prime suspect--and Lucy has vanished. Violence and strong language. 2011.

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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06940
1 volume in 1 container 

Ten oddly-assorted people find themselves the houseguests of an invisible host who slowly begins killing them one by one. Also published under the titles "Ten Little Indians," "Ten Little Niggers,"and "The Nursery Rhyme Murders."  1939. Also available in RC 53999 "Masterpieces of Murder," and in RC 60232 "Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection."

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ASTRAL
Author:   CHRISTENSEN, KATE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06977
1 volume in 1 container

The Astral is a rose-colored old pile of an apartment building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For decades it was the happy home of poet Harry Quirk; his wife, Luz, a nurse; and their children Karina and Hector. But Luz found (and destroyed) some poems of Harry's that ignited her suspicions of infidelity, and kicked him out. Now Harry has to reckon with the consequences of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures. He must find his way forward and back into Luz's good graces. 2011.
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BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
Author:   WATSON, S. J. (STEVEN J.)
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06942
1 volume in 1 container 

Forty-seven-year-old Londoner amnesiac Christine Lucas awakens every day believing she is young and single until her husband Ben tells her otherwise. When Dr. Nash has Christine keep a secret journal, she begins to suspect that Ben is lying. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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BEST-LOVED SHORT STORIES
Author:   BATES, EVAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06946
1 volume in 1 container 

This collection includes a number of classic tales by American and European authors. Eleven stories include F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace," Edgar Allen Poe's "The Black Cat," Chekhov's "The Lady with the Toy Dog," and O. Henry's "The Furnished Room," in addition to works by Gustave Flaubert, Leo Tolstoy, Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, and Willa Cather. 2004.
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CLASSIC AMERICAN SHORT STORIES
Author:   STROWBRIDGE, CLARENCE C
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06932
1 volume in 1 container 

Title continues: "17 Stories from Hawthorne to Fitzgerald." This anthology of seventeen classic short stories, chosen for their enduring popularity, includes Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter," Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," Herman Melville's "Bartleby," Bret Harte's "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," Mary Wilkins Freeman's "The Revolt of 'Mother'," Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall Paper," Mark Twain's "The $1,000,000 Bank Note," Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat," Kate Chopin's "A Pair of Silk Stockings," Sarah Orne Jewett's "The Foreigner," Jack London's "The Law of Life," O.Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," Henry James's "The Jolly Corner," Will Cather's "A Wagner Matinee," Sherwood Anderson's "The Egg," and F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz."

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DANGEROUS IN DIAMONDS
Author:   HUNTER, MADELINE
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: RAREST BLOOMS    4

LB  06975
1 volume in 1 container

Tristan, the Duke of Castleford, inherits the Rarest Blooms estate where Daphne Joyes has been living and running a flower business—and a sanctuary for abused women. Tristan and Daphne try to resist their mutual attraction but unite against a common enemy. Descriptions of sex. 2011.

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DEAD BY MIDNIGHT
Author:   HART, CAROLYN G.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEATH ON DEMAND     

LB  06939
1 volume in 1 container 

Refusing to believe that a local death was a suicide, mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling investigates a series of clues including a hidden towel, a lack of fingerprints on a crystal mug, and a lovers' tryst. 2011.
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DEFENSIVE WOUNDS
Author:   BLACK, LISA, 1963-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06937
1 volume in 1 container

Forensic investigator Theresa MacLean finds herself embroiled in a case in which high-powered defense attorneys start turning up dead. When authorities suspect a serial killer is to blame, the case takes on a whole new urgency. But as she searches for the connection between the victims, Theresa begins to fear that both she and her daughter are in more danger than they realize. 2011.
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DREAMS OF JOY
Author:   SEE, LISA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06944
1 volume in 1 container

1957. Pearl's nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy, from Shanghai Girls (BR 18386/DB 69160), leaves L.A. for China to seek her biological father and join the revolutionary struggle. As Joy begins to realize the harsh reality of the regime's policies, Pearl arrives to bring her home. Some violence. Bestseller. 2011.

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ELOQUENCE OF BLOOD
Author:   ROCK, JUDITH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHARLES DU LUC MYSTERY    2

LB  06994
1 volume in 1 container 

Christmas in Paris, 1686. The spirit of the season is shattered when Martine Mynette is murdered while trying to prove that she is the adopted daughter of the last surviving Mynette heir and thus claim her inheritance - money that the family otherwise intended to go to the Jesuit school, Louis le Grand. Now, with Jesuits being implicated in Martine's death, rhetoric teacher Charles du Luc will not rest until he finds her murderer. 2011.
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EVERYTHING WE EVER WANTED
Author:   SHEPARD, SARA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06948
1 volume in 1 container 

A recently widowed mother of two, Sylvie Bate-McAllister finds her life upended by a late-night phone call from the headmaster of the prestigious private school founded by her grandfather where her adopted son, Scott, teaches. Allegations of Scott's involvement in a hazing scandal cause a ripple effect, throwing the entire family into chaos and exposing a tangled web of secrets that ties the family together. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

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IN PURSUIT OF ELIZA CYNSTER
Author:   LAURENS, STEPHANIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CYNSTER FAMILY   18
Series: CYNSTER SISTERS TRILOGY    2 

LB  06935
1 volume in 1 container 

When Eliza Cynster is kidnapped from her sister Heather's engagement ball, she seizes upon the first possible champion who happens along-- gentleman scholar Jeremy Carling. Although villains and rescues lie outside Jeremy's expertise, he cannot abandon a damsel in distress. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2011.

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INFERNAL ANGELS
Author:   ESTLEMAN, LOREN D.
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06974
1 volume in 1 container 

Detroit private investigator Amos Walker, who recently got his first cell phone, is hired to recover stolen HDTV converter boxes. But before long, both a suspect and the man who lost the boxes are murdered and Walker ends up working with both the local police and the feds. The boxes were being used to smuggle high-grade heroin that's killing off junkies and it's up to Walker to track down the missing dope. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

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LOST MEMORY OF SKIN
Author:   BANKS, RUSSELL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06936
1 volume in 1 container

After doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, the Kid is forbidden to live within 2,500 feet of anywhere children might gather. With nowhere else to go, the Kid takes up residence under a south Florida causeway. Enter the Professor, a man who has built his own life on secrets and lies, and who finds in the Kid a perfect subject for his research on homelessness and sex offenders. But when the Professor's past resurfaces, the relationship between the two shifts, and the Kid must reconsider everything he has become to believe. 2011.
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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY      

LB  01202
1 volume in 1 container 

LB  06929
1 volume in 1 container 

Hercule Poirot has been called back to England and is traveling home by way of the Orient Express. While the train is stranded by a snow- storm, a murder occurs. Investigation shows that the dead man, Mr. Ratchett, was traveling under a false name and was the person responsible for a terrible kidnapping that had taken place several years earlier. Poirot's first interviews with all passengers yield nothing--then he questions them again. [Also published as "Murder in the Calais Coach" (CX 00172)] [Also available in RC 54003 "Five complete Hercule Poirot novels," with "Thirteen at Dinner," "The ABC Murders," "Cards on the Table," and "Death on the Nile."]

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 NIGHT STRANGERS
Author:   BOHJALIAN, CHRIS, 1960-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06934
1 volume in 1 container 

Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters move to a small New Hampshire village, hoping to rebuild their lives after Chip's recent tragedy. Chip, an airline pilot, was forced to ditch his 70-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain after double engine failure, resulting in the deaths of thirty-nine of his passengers. Strange coincidences and personalities abound in the little village, including hostile paranormal visitations. Violence and some strong language. 2011.

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

LB  06938
1 volume in 1 container 

With the murder of her sister, Lily, Luce inherited not only grief, but also Lily's young twins. Her solitude broken by the arrival of the damaged, mute children, the young woman tries to restore three lives in a remote, abandoned North Carolina mountain lodge. As she struggles to find balance in the wilderness, two men are approaching. One is Lily's husband and murderer, obsessed with locating hidden money he is convinced is nearby; the other is a man who could bring solace to Luce and her troubled brood. 2011.
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NOW YOU SEE ME
Author:   BOLTON, S.J.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06973
1 volume in 1 container 

One night after interviewing a reluctant witness at a London apartment complex, Lacey Flint, a young detective constable, stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed just moments before. Within twenty-four hours, a reporter receives an anonymous letter that points out alarming similarities between the murder and Jack the Ripper's first murder - a letter that calls out Lacey by name. Violence, strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

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OCTOBER KILLINGS
Author:   EBERSOHN, WESSEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06972
1 volume in 1 container

 

Abigail Bukula was fifteen when her parents were killed in a massacre of anti-apartheid activists by white security forces. Because a young soldier spoke up for her, she was spared. Now a lawyer with a promising career in the new government, she has done her best to put the tragedy behind her. But she's never forgotten the soldier who saved her life. So when he walks into her office almost twenty years later needing help, Abigail vows to do what she can. The members of the team that raided her house are being murdered, and he is next. 2010.

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SECRET OF THE WHITE ROSE
Author:   PINTOFF, STEFANIE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SIMON ZIELE    3 

LB  06995
1 volume in 1 container 

The murder of Judge Hugo Jackson is out of Detective Simon Ziele's jurisdiction in more ways than one. First, it commands the attention of the new police commissioner since the judge was presiding over the trial of anarchist bomber Al Drayson. Furthermore, Simon's assigned West Side precinct does not include tony Gramercy Park, where the judge was found. But Jackson's widow called the judge's old classmate criminologist Alistair Sinclair, who in turn enlists Ziele's help in steering his unorthodox methods past the police force. Some strong language and some violence. 2011.

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SUNSET BRIDGE
Author:   RICHARDS, EMILIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HAPPINESS KEY    3 

LB  06976
1 volume in 1 container 

Landlady Tracy Deloche, last seen in Fortunate Harbor (DB 71534), hides her pregnancy from her lover March Egan, who is already a single father. Meanwhile, baker Wanda reunites with her ex-cop daughter Maggie, Janya welcomes two orphaned Indian children, and widowed Alice struggles to raise her preteen granddaughter. 2011.

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VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD
Author:   EGAN, JENNIFER
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06978
1 volume in 1 container 

The members of a fictional 1980s San Francisco punk band, along with their groupies, enjoy temporary fame and settle into middle age. Sasha, a secretary and kleptomaniac, and her music-producer boss Bennie Salazar, the former bass player, self-destruct before seeking redemption. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

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WEDDING SHAWL: A SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY
Author:   GOLDENBAUM, SALLY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY    5 

LB  06947
1 volume in 1 container 

Izzy Chambers' heart is full but her stomach is in knots. She's about to marry Sam Perry, and much remains to be done before the big day. The Seaside Knitters have pitched in, and they're surprising Izzy with an exquisite wedding shawl. But the wedding plans get complicated when Tiffany, the hairstylist for the wedding party, disappears. And when she's found dead, they begin to unravel. 2011.
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WHEN CALLS THE HEART: CANADIAN WEST, BOOK 1
Author:   OKE, JANETTE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CANADIAN WEST    1 

LB  06930
1 volume in 1 container

A lovely eastern schoolteacher from a well-to-do family heads for the Canadian frontier convinced that she will never fall for any of the rough and rowdy adventurers of the West.  But she forgets her conviction after meeting Wynn Delaney, a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie. 1983.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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BOY WHO CAME BACK FROM HEAVEN
Author:   MALARKEY, KEVIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06931
1 volume in 1 container 

Title continues: "A remarkable account of miracles, angels, and life beyond this world." Father recounts the 2004 car accident that injured him and left his six-year-old son Alex in a coma. Alex describes waking two months later and discovering that some of his spinal injuries had healed without medical intervention--and believing that he had entered heaven and met Jesus. Bestseller. 2010.

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EISENHOWER: THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS
Author:   NEWTON, JIM
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06992
1 volume in 1 container 

America's thirty-fourth president was belittled by his critics as the babysitter-in-chief. This new look reveals how wrong they were. Dwight Eisenhower was bequeathed the atomic bomb and refused to use it. He ground down Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism until both became, as he said, "McCarthywasm." He stimulated the economy to lift it from recession, built an interstate highway system, turned an $8 billion deficit in 1953 into a $500 million surplus in 1960 and sent in the military to enforce desegregation. Some violence. 2011.

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FOLLOWING ATTICUS
Author:   RYAN, TOM
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06943
1 volume in 1 container 

Middle-aged, overweight, and acrophobic newspaper editor Tom Ryan and a little dog named Atticus M. Finch are an unlikely pair of mountaineers--but after a close friend dies of cancer, the two pay tribute to her by attempting to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire's four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

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I AM HUTTERITE
Author:   KIRKBY, MARY-ANN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06933
1 volume in 1 container 

Title continues: "The fascinating true story of a young woman's journey to reclaim her heritage." Foreword by Arvel Gray. Kirkby describes the little-known Hutterite colony where she spent her childhood, and the difficulties adapting to popular culture she and her family faced when her parents decided to leave the colony to start a new life. 2011.

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MIDNIGHT RISING: JOHN BROWN AND THE RAID THAT SPARKED THE CIVIL WAR
Author:   HORWITZ, TONY
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06993
1 volume in 1 container 

John Brown, the descendant of New England Puritans, saw slavery as a sin against America's founding principles. Unlike most abolitionists, he was willing to take up arms, and in 1859 he prepared for battle at a hideout in Maryland. On October 17, the raiders seized Harpers Ferry stunning the nation. After Brown's capture, his defiant eloquence galvanized the North and appalled the South. The raid also helped elect Abraham Lincoln, who later began to fulfill Brown's dream with the Emancipation Proclamation, a measure he called "a John Brown raid, on a gigantic scale." Violence. 2011.

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STORY OF MY LIFE
Author:   KELLER, HELEN, 1880-1968
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06945
1 volume in 1 container 

When hardly more than twenty, the famous deaf-blind woman wrote this account of her education, which turned a neglected, ignorant child into a thinking, responsive person. 1903.

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THUNDER DOG: THE TRUE STORY OF A BLIND MAN, HIS GUIDE DOG, AND THE
Author:   HINGSON, MICHAEL, 1950-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06970
1 volume in 1 container 

TITLE CONTINUES: "Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero" Michael Hingson, an executive who worked in the North Tower of the World Trade Center, recounts his escape after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Hingson, blind since birth, describes what he and his guide dog Roselle experienced as she led him down seventy-eight flights of stairs to safety. 2011.

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UNTIL TUESDAY: A WOUNDED WARRIOR AND THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER WHO SAVED
Author:   MONTALVAN, LUIS CARLOS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult 

LB  06991
1 volume in 1 container 

(Subtitle reads: "A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him") Former army captain recalls returning stateside with numerous physical injuries - including traumatic brain injury – and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after two tours in Iraq. Describes acquiring a service dog named Tuesday and ways the canine helped him recover. 2011. 

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