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ENGLISH FICTION


ACCOMPLISHED GUEST
Author:   BEATTIE, ANN
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  09167
  1 volume in 1 container

Surprising and revealing, set along the East Coast from Maine to
Key West, Beattie's new collection explores unconventional
friendships, frustrated loves, mortality, and aging. Some
descriptions of sex and strong language. 2017.

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CHAOS: A SCARPETTA NOVEL
Author:   CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR KAY SCARPETTA   24

LB  09136
  1 volume in 1 container

Cambridge, Massachusetts, medical examiner Kay Scarpetta and Detective
Pete Marino realize that there are a number of odd details surrounding
the murder of a British female bicyclist. Her death soon appears to be
tied to the person who has been cyberbullying Scarpetta. Some violence
and some strong language. Bestseller. 2016.
Unified English Braille.

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CRASH AND BURN
Author:   GARDNER, LISA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  09019
  1 volume in 1 container

When Nicky Frank's car goes off a hill, she survives, but is frantic
to find Vero. After searching in vain, the police learn from Nicky's
husband, Thomas, that there is no Vero. Nicky has TBI from multiple
concussions. But Detective Wyatt Foster continues to investigate.
Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2015.
Unified English Braille

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DARK MATTER: A NOVEL
Author:   CROUCH, BLAKE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  09138
  1 volume in 1 container

After being kidnapped, Jason Dessen wakes up to an unfamiliar life in
which his wife is not his wife and he has no son. Rather than a
college professor, Jason finds he is a celebrated genius of remarkable
achievement. He struggles to determine which life is real. Some
violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
Unified English Braille.

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DEALT THE DEVIL'S HAND
Author:   BRANDVOLD, PETER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOU PROPHET BOUNTY HUNTER    2

LB  09041
  1 volume in 1 container

With a bloodthirsty posse prepared to pump him full of hot lead,
bounty hunter Lou Prophet tries to steer clear of the sweet young
thing who's making him think twice about his drifter lifestyle. 2017.
Unrated.

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DIS MEM BER
Author:   OATES, JOYCE CAROL, 1938-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  09165
  1 volume in 1 container

In the title story, a precocious eleven-year-old named Jill is in
thrall to an older male relative, the mysterious, attractive black
sheep of the family. Without telling her parents, Jill climbs into his
sky-blue Chevy to be driven to an uncertain, and unforgettable fate.
In "The Drowned Girl", a university transfer student becomes
increasingly obsessed with the drowning/murder of another female
student, as her own sense of self begins to deteriorate. Unrated.
2017.

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DISHONORABLE INTENTIONS: A STONE BARRINGTON NOVEL
Author:   WOODS, STUART
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: STONE BARRINGTON   38

LB  09014
  1 volume in 1 container

In a cat-and-mouse game that trails from sun-drenched Bel-Air to a
peaceful European estate and gorgeous Santa Fe, Stone Barrington and
his latest lady remain just one step ahead of a temperamental man who
believes Stone is an intolerable obstacle to the achievement of his
goals. Commercial audiobook. 2016. Violence, some strong language, and
some descriptions of sex.

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FARMERS' MARKET MISHAP
Author:   BRUNSTETTER, WANDA E
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOPSIDED CHRISTMAS CAKE    2

LB  09170
  1 volume in 1 container

Living alone for the first time in her life is lonely for Elma
Hochstetler, whose twin sister, Thelma, recently married. Though they
share the running of a general store, more and more of Thelma's time
is taken up by her growing family. Elma has dated some, but she
wonders if she is just too picky to find love. Unrated. 2017.

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FIND HER: A NOVEL
Author:   GARDNER, LISA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: D D WARREN    8

LB  09017
  1 volume in 1 container

Kidnapped Flora Dane quickly escapes--by burning her abductor to
death. Boston police detective D. D. Warren is alarmed to learn that
Flora was also abducted seven years before, spent over a year in
captivity, and has been learning survival skills and putting herself
in danger ever since. Violence and strong language. Bestseller.
2016.

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GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON
Author:   BARNHILL, KELLY REGAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7

LB  09158
  1 volume in 1 container

Every year a community leaves a baby as an offering to a powerful yet
misunderstood witch named Xan. One infant--now a young girl--is being
raised by the witch and must unlock the powerful magic buried deep
inside her. For grades 4-7. 2016. Newbery winner, 2017.
Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

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HATE U GIVE
Author:   THOMAS, ANGIE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult

LB  09157
  1 volume in 1 container

When sixteen-year-old Starr Carter witnesses the fatal shooting by a
police officer of her childhood best friend, Khalil, she is afraid to
speak out. But remaining quiet and safe is difficult with rising
tensions between the police and the community. Violence and strong
language. For senior high and older readers. 2017.
Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

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IMPOSSIBLE FORTRESS: A NOVEL
Author:   REKULAK, JASON
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  09164
  1 volume in 1 container

In 1980s New Jersey, fourteen-year-old Billy Marvin is obsessed with
computer programming, acquiring the Vanna White issue of Playboy, and
girls. The three unexpectedly converge when Billy, in pursuit of the
elusive magazine, meets fellow teen programmer Mary at her father's
store. Some strong language. 2017.

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INSIDIOUS
Author:   COULTER, CATHERINE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: FBI THRILLER   20

LB  09137
  1 volume in 1 container

Married FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are on the case
when a close family friend, powerful elderly businesswoman Venus
Rasmussen, thinks someone is poisoning her. Meanwhile, agent Cam
Whittier goes after an LA serial killer known as the Starlet Slasher.
Some violence. Bestseller. 2016.

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MACCALLISTER: THE EAGLES LEGACY: TEN GUNS FROM TEXAS
Author:   JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MACCALLISTER  THE EAGLES LEGACY SERIES    6

LB  09172
  1 volume in 1 container

When Duff MacCallister and his partner, Elmer, agree to rescue the
Texas governor's daughter from a gang of fence cutters called the
Blue Devils, they must team up with three outlaws that they don't
completely trust. 2017. Unrated.

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NEMESIS
Author:   COULTER, CATHERINE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: FBI THRILLER   19

LB  09020
  1 volume in 1 container

Less than an hour after FBI agent Lacey Sherlock thwarts a
grenade-carrying terrorist at JFK International Airport, a bombing
occurs at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Meanwhile, Sherlock's husband,
fellow agent Dillon Savich, races against the clock while tracking an
unusual killer. Some violence. Bestseller. 2015.

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OUTRAGE AT BLANCO
Author:   CRIDER, BILL, 1941-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  09039
  1 volume in 1 container

On a bloody day in 1887, death came to Blanco, Texas. Before the sun
went down, the livery stable was torched, an outlaw gang robbed the
bank, two men were killed, and young newlywed Ellie Taine was raped.
One of the dead was the man who planned the robbery -- the son of
dying, legendary Texas Ranger Jonathan Crossland -- the other was
Ellie's husband, an innocent bystander. 2016. Unrated.

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PAINTED QUEEN
Author:   PETERS, ELIZABETH, 1927-2013
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMELIA PEABODY MYSTERY   20

LB  08255
  1 volume in 1 container

Egypt, 1912--Amelia Peabody and her dashing archeologist husband,
Radcliffe Emerson, are once again in danger as they search for a
priceless, stolen bust of legendary Queen Nefertiti and Amelia finds
herself the target of assassins. 2017. Unrated.

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RIGHT BEHIND YOU: A NOVEL
Author:   GARDNER, LISA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: QUINCY CONNER    7

LB  09044
  1 volume in 1 container

Pierce Quincy and Rainie Conner are about to adopt their
thirteen-year-old foster daughter, Sharlah. Then, they learn that her
brother, Telly, is suspected in a double murder at a gas station. The
siblings have been separated since Telly killed their abusive father
eight years ago. Some violence. Bestseller. 2017.

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SLOW WALTZ OF TURTLES
Author:   PANCOL, KATHERINE, 1954-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  09043
  1 volume in 1 container

A woman contends with divorce, family trouble, and even murder in her
journey to discover who she really is. Fortysomething mother of two
Josephine Cortes is at a crossroads. She has just moved to a posh new
apartment in Paris after the success of the historical novel she
ghostwrote for her sister, Iris. Still struggling with her divorce--
the result of her husband running off to Kenya to start a crocodile
farm with his mistress--she is now entangled too in a messy lie
orchestrated by her sister. Some descriptions of sex, strong
language and strong violence.

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TEXAS VIGILANTE
Author:   CRIDER, BILL, 1941-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  09040
  1 volume in 1 container

Angel Ware killed his way into Huntsville prison. Then he killed his
way out. Blaming his sister Sue for his arrest, Angel has tracked her
to the remote ranch where she, her husband and daughter have found a
life, working for rancher Ellie Taine -- a widow who has faced down
demons of her own. In a night of terror, Angel makes his move. 2017.
Unrated.

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TOM CLANCY COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF: A JACK RYAN NOVEL
Author:   GREANEY, MARK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK RYAN UNIVERSE   20

LB  09016
  1 volume in 1 container

As the Russian president secretly incites a series of terrorist
actions, only US president Jack Ryan, from Full Force and Effect (DB
80059), recognizes the ominous pattern in the worldwide chaos. While
gathering intelligence on the attacks, Ryan struggles to unite the
Western nations against the Russian dictator. Unrated. Commercial
audiobook. 2015.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

 

H IS FOR HAWK
Author:   MACDONALD, HELEN, 1970-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  09160
  1 volume in 1 container

Cambridge lecturer describes the year she spent training a goshawk, a
decision she came to after the sudden death of her father in 2007.
Discusses the field of falconry, which her father avidly practiced,
the grieving process, and author T.H. White's book The Goshawk (DB
42687). Bestseller.  2014.
MACDONALD, HELEN, 1970-
WHITE, T. H. (TERENCE HANBURY), 1906-1964.

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IT'S HANUKKAH!
Author:   SEBRA, RICHARD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades K - 3; Grades 2 - 4

LB  09051
  1 volume in 1 container

Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers
in learning about the traditions and celebrations of Hanukkah. Age-
appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help
build nonfiction learning skills. 2016.
Color illustrations.

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MOTHER'S RECKONING: LIVING IN THE AFTERMATH OF TRAGEDY
Author:   KLEBOLD, SUE
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08974
  1 volume in 1 container

In 1999, teens Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed thirteen and
wounded others before shooting themselves at Columbine High School.
Drawing upon her journals, videos and writings that Dylan left behind,
and interviews with mental-health experts, Dylan's mother chronicles
her efforts to come to terms with the incomprehensible. Violence.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

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OUTLIVE YOUR LIFE: YOU WERE MADE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Author:   LUCADO, MAX
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08574
  1 volume in 1 container

Lucado used the first 12 chapters of the biblical book of Acts as a
springboard, describing how God uses Galilean fishermen - and each
of us - to change the world. Provides discussion questions for group
or personal use, as well as ideas for action. 2010.

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PEACE WITH GOD
Author:   GRAHAM, BILLY, 1918-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  09109
  1 volume in 1 container

Minister Billy Graham revises and expands his statement of faith
first published in 1953. It offers Graham's analysis of man's deepest
longings and highest hopes and describes the path he has found to
personal peace amid world crisis.  1991.
**RC 23520 is a revision Rev. Graham published in 1984.

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RAINBOW COMES AND GOES: A MOTHER AND SON ON LIFE, LOVE, AND LOSS
Author:   COOPER, ANDERSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08983
  1 volume in 1 container

Conversation between Gloria Vanderbilt (born 1924) and her son,
journalist Anderson Cooper (born 1967), concerning the lessons she has
learned throughout her life dealing with such tribulations as the
custody battle she was the subject of, the sudden death of her fourth
husband, and the suicide of Cooper's brother. Bestseller.  2016.
COOPER, ANDERSON

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RESCUE ROAD: ONE MAN, THIRTY THOUSAND DOGS, AND A MILLION MILES ON
Author:   ZHEUTLIN, PETER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  09111
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "the Last Hope Highway"
Journalist profiles Greg Mahle, who has dedicated his life to rescuing
dogs and finding them forever homes. With a network of volunteers,
Mahle organizes Rescue Road Trips to the South, transporting strays
and dogs due to be euthanized to adopters in the North. 2015.
Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

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THEY CALL ME SUPERMENSCH: A BACKSTAGE PASS TO THE AMAZING WORLDS
Author:   GORDON, SHEP
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08978
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Of Film, Food, and Rock 'n' Roll."
In the course of his storied career as a manager, agent, and producer,
Shep Gordon has worked with--and befriended--some of the biggest names
in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette David,
Raquel Welch to Groucho Marx, Blondie to Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester
Stallone to Salvador Dal, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass. He is
also credited with inventing the 'celebrity chef,' and has worked
with Nobu Matsuhisa, Emril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Verge, and
many others. Illustrations. 2016. Unrated.
GORDON, SHEP.

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WE: A MANIESTO FOR WOMEN EVERYWHERE
Author:   ANDERSON, GILLIAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  09108
  1 volume in 1 container

Actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel, friends for
more than a decade, have created the road map they wish they'd had for
how to live a meaningful life. We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere
is a manual for change, providing nine universal principles that
offer a path for dealing with life's inevitable emotional and
spiritual challenges. 2017. Unrated.

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WEDDING TOASTS I'LL NEVER GIVE
Author:   CALHOUN, ADA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  09169
  1 volume in 1 container

Poignant and witty essays on the beautiful complexity of marriage.
Unrated. 2017.
CALHOUN, ADA.

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WRITER, SAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY: ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S SECRET ADVENTURES,
Author:   REYNOLDS, NICHOLAS E
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08972
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "1935-1961"
A former CIA officer and curator of the CIA Museum reveals the untold
story of Ernest Hemingway's secret life as a spy for both the
Americans and Soviets before and during World War II, and explores
how his espionage activities influenced his literary work. 2017.
Unrated.
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST, 1899-1961.

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ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE: A WAR STORY
Author:   ACKERMAN, DIANE, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08964
  1 volume in 1 container

Naturalist details the efforts of Warsaw zookeeper Jan Zabinski and
his wife Antonina to hide Jewish citizens during the Holocaust.
Discusses the 1939 bombing of the city, the couple's alignment with
the Polish underground, and their commitment that saved more than
three hundred lives. Violence. Bestseller. 2007.

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