New Large Print Books Received in September 2010 as of 10/08/2010

Non-Fiction

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ENGLISH FICTION

13TH HOUR
Author: DOETSCH, RICHARD
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06413 1 volume in 1 container

Nick Quinn is in jail, accused of the murder of his beloved wife, Julia. The police say they found the murder weapon, with his fingerprints, in the trunk of his car. Nick is confused, grief-stricken, and innocent. Then a gray-haired gentleman visits him in the interrogation room and hands Nick a talisman that allows him to go back in time, one hour at a time, for twelve hours. Nick has the ability to save Julia, but if he hasn't set things right by the thirteenth hour, his desperate attempts may lead to a far greater catastrophe. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BETRAYERS: A NAMELESS DETECTIVE NOVEL
Author: PRONZINI, BILL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06490 1 volume in 1 container

There are seven deadly sins, but not on the list is the deadliest of them all: Betrayal. For each of the detectives at the agency, a betrayal becomes the driving force behind an investigation. Tamara's investigation of a former lover uncovers a charity-bilking scam. For Nameless, his attempt to find out who is gaslighting an old woman exposes the ugly side of family. And Runyon's case is easy enough, but he's being confronted by a demon trying to force him into a betrayal. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BLACKFOOT TRAIL
Author: WEST, CHARLES G.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06425 1 volume in 1 container

Despite his apathy toward white folks, mountain man Joe Fox reluctantly agrees to lead a group of settlers through the Rockies to Oregon. Taken aback by their appreciation, he soon finds himself enjoying their company - especially the attentions of young Callie Simmons. That is, until her parents warn Joe to keep his distance. But they should have worried about Max Starbeau, a wolf in Sheep's clothing who travels with the party until the opportunity arises to steal and murder - and then to kidnap Callie for good measure. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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CHOICE
Author: FISHER, SUZANNE WOODS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06462 1 volume in 1 container

One moment Carrie Weaver was looking forward to running away with Lancaster Barnstormers pitcher Solomon Riehl - plans that included leaving the Amish community where they grew up. The next moment she was staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now, Carrie is faced with a choice. But will this opportunity be all she hoped? Or will this decision change her life forever? 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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CITY OF DRAGONS
Author: STANLEY, KELLI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06397 1 volume in 1 container

San Francisco, 1940. It's Miranda Corbie's city and she would die to protect the good in it. Miranda - thirty-three-year-old private investigator, Spanish Civil War nurse, and ex-escort - waits impatiently in a Chinatown crowd. Fireworks explode as the city celebrates Chinese New Year with a Rice Bowl Party, a three-day-and- night carnival designed to raise money for China's war relief. Then Eddie Takahashi stumbles - fatally shot - into Sacramento Street and into Miranda's life. And war comes home to San Francisco. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED**

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COLOURFUL DEATH: A CORNISH MYSTERY
Author: DUNN, CAROLA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06489 1 volume in 1 container

Eleanor Trewynn, a recently retired widow who has moved to the small Cornwall village of Port Mabyn, is neither frail nor retiring. After a lifetime of travel, she's ready for an uneventful life with her dog and her friends. Unfortunately, excitement seems to happen around her. Her friend and neighbor, Nick Gresham, returns from a trip to find his paintings slashed, reportedly by rival local artist Geoffrey Clarke. When Nick goes to have it out with him, with Eleanor in tow, they find Clarke's body, fatally stabbed in the back. 2010. *** S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED ***

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DAKOTA CHILD
Author: FORD, LINDA (LINDA CAROL)
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06400 1 volume in 1 container

Trapped in a North Dakota blizzard, single mother Vivian Halliday's prayer for herself and her child is answered in the seemingly terrifying form of Billy Black. The hulk of a man is feared by the townsfolk - yet in the home he shares with his ailing mother, the handsome, gentle giant warms her baby's bottles and sings sweet lullabies that lull even Vivian to peaceful sleep. When the storm abates, will she seek the life that led her back to the village... or stay where she's found an unexpected family for herself and her child? 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CUCUMBER TREE
Author: ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06492 1 volume in 1 container

The country is struggling through the Great Depression, but the ladies of Darling, Alabama, are determined to keep their chins up. Their garden club, The Darling Dahlias, has a clubhouse, a garden, a flag, and a weekly column in The Darling Dispatch. Unlike their snooty rivals, Sisters of the Spade, they welcome members from across the social spectrum. But when a treasure trove of sterling silver is found buried under the town's famous Cucumber Tree, two of the Dahlias claim ownership - which leads to some very unladylike behavior. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DEAD HEAD: A DIRTY BUSINESS MYSTERY
Author: HARRIS, ROSEMARY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DIRTY BUSINESS

LB 06470 1 volume in 1 container

"Fugitive Mom." That's the tabloid headline that rocks Springfield, Connecticut, when it's discovered that one of their favorite ladies is a fugitive from the law. Paula Holliday, professional landscaper and amateur sleuth, is hired by the woman's family to find out who dropped the dime - and why the long-kept secret is enough to kill for. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DEADLY WILDERNESS
Author: IRVIN, KELLY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06463 1 volume in 1 container

An idyllic hike turns deadly when homicide detective Ray Johnson tumbles into a ravine and lands on a corpse. Not just any corpse, but the son of a prominent citizen. From San Antonio's wealthiest enclaves to the city's dark underbelly, Ray teams up with his troubled partner and their boss to solve the murder before the city leaders bump them from the case. As the pressure builds, Ray must not only find a killer, but also save his partners from disaster and win a woman's heart. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DEATH OF A TROPHY WIFE
Author: LEVINE, LAURA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06436 1 volume in 1 container

With no job or date in sight, freelance writer Jaine Austen jumps at the chance to have brunch at the Four Seasons with her friend Lance. They've barely made it through the menu when Lance spots his friend Bunny, dressed like a million bucks and probably worth a lot more since she's Marv Cooper's new trophy wife. When Bunny offers Jaine a job writing advertising, she accepts both the job and an invitation to a party. At the soiree, Jaine observes the society girl abusing everyone from the terrified staff to her browbeaten husband. And before the night is over, someone has poisoned the dreadful diva. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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ELEGY FOR APRIL
Author: BLACK, BENJAMIN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06461 1 volume in 1 container

April Latimer has vanished. A junior doctor at a local hospital, she is something of a local scandal in the conservative and highly patriarchal society of 1950s Dublin. Her friend, Phoebe Griffin, suspects the worst and seeks out Quirke, her brilliant but erratic father, for help. Sober again after intensive treatment for alcoholism, Quirke uses his knowledge of the darker byways of the city to investigate April's disappearance - in the process uncovering ugly truths about race hatred, Catholic ruthlessness, and family savagery. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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GLASS RAINBOW
Author: BURKE, JAMES LEE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06465 1 volume in 1 container

Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux worries about his adopted daughter Alafair's involvement with local writer Kermit Abelard, whose protege is ex-con memoirist Robert Weingart. Robicheaux's concerns grow when he and PI Clete Purcel find connections between the Abelard clan and the murders of seven young women. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

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GREATER LOVE
Author: WHITLOW, ROBERT, 1954-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06448 1 volume in 1 container

Tami Taylor has been offered a coveted position as associate partner in a prestigious Savannah law firm. Though her strong faith and convictions are valued by the firm's partners, Tami struggles to discern if God's will for her career is elsewhere. When she first meets her client, Tami knows the rough young teen is lying, guilty... and utterly terrified of something beyond the charges she's facing. What she doesn't realize is just how far-reaching the effects of this case will be. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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HEART OF STONE
Author: LANDIS, JILL MARIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06467 1 volume in 1 container

Having escaped a life she never chose, Laura Foster is finally living her dream. But even after four years of posing as a respectable widow in Glory, Texas, she is always afraid someone from her past might reveal her identity. Believing no man could love her if he knew the truth, Laura tries to resist the courtship of Reverend Brand McCormick. But it's his own past that poses a threat to his present life. As they open their hearts to love and faith, will Laura and Brand find forgiveness from their community? 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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HERE BURNS MY CANDLE
Author: HIGGS, LIZ CURTIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06351 1 volume in 1 container

As a highlander, Elisabeth Kerr is delighted when she hears that bonny Prince Charlie is marching on Edinburgh, intent on claiming his father's throne. The rest of Elisabeth's family, including her mother-in-law Dowager Lady Marjory Kerr, is less than thrilled with the idea given that they owe their position in society to the British crown. When it seems as if the Prince actually has a chance of taking back Scotland, allegiances in the Kerr household quickly shift, but even as the Kerrs try to weather the turbulent political climate during 1745-1746, other family secrets threaten to tear them apart. In the end, only their faith can save both Elisabeth and Marjory. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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HOLLY BLUES: A CHINA BAYLES MYSTERY
Author: ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06437 1 volume in 1 container

China Bayles is fit to spit when her husband's troubled ex-wife, Sally, shows up at her herb shop, claiming to be broke with nowhere else to turn. When she invites Sally to stay, China starts receiving menacing calls from an "ex" of Sally's, who seems to have a connection to the murder of her parents nearly a decade ago. Strong language. 2010.

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

LB 06450 1 volume in 1 container

So as not to jeopardize her case for child custody, Lake Warren is forced to lie to the police after having just been intimate with the flirtatious Dr. Keaton who has been murdered. Wanting to protect herself from being charged with the crime, she begins her own search for the truth - not realizing that she is dangerously close to dark secrets, both about Keaton and the advanced fertility clinic they've been working for. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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INFORMATION OFFICER
Author: MILLS, MARK, 1963-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06399 1 volume in 1 container

Summer 1942. A small, windswept island in the Mediterranean has become the most bombed patch of earth on the planet, as a fiercely independent people withstand relentless siege. Max Chadwick is the British officer charged with manipulating the news on Malta to bolster the fragile esprit de corps - all that stands in the face of German occupation. When Max learns of the murder of a young island woman, along with evidence that it was committed by a British officer, he knows Maltese loyalty to the war effort could be instantly shattered. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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MISSISSIPPI VIVIAN: A TED STEPHENS MYSTERY
Author: CRIDER, BILL AND CLYDE WILSON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06438 1 volume in 1 container

In the summer of 1970, a possible insurance scam takes Houston PI Ted Stephens to Losgrove, Mississippi, where he meets Mississippi Vivian, a waitress at the Magnolia Cafe, the town's nerve center. A corporate client, the National Insurance Company, is skeptical of twelve suspicious claims originating from Losgrove. Ted asks Mississippi for her help, but the possibly self-inflicted shooting death of one of the claimants, Perce Segal, at the house of another claimant, Wade Dickie, complicates his mission. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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MULLIGAN GIRL
Author: BOSCHEE, REBECCA L.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06468 1 volume in 1 container

Ren Edwards, a Customer Experience Assessor based in Scottsdale, Arizona, spends much of her time portraying a member of the wealthiest demographic in America, and getting paid handsomely for it. But underneath the fabulous perks, she's just a single girl who can't live without classic books, a fast car and her best friend, Mo. Her life seems just about perfect, until she meets an impossibly sexy manager during one of her staged customer disputes, and they fall helplessly for one another. The only problem: he thinks she's married. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER
Author: OLIVEIRA, ROBIN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06478 1 volume in 1 container

Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine and eager to run away from her recent heartbreak, Mary travels to Washington, DC, to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded. Under the guidance of two surgeons who unwittingly fall in love with Mary's courage, and resisting her mother's pleas to return home for the birth of her twin sister's baby, Mary pursues her medical career in the overwhelmed capital. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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NARROW PATH
Author: SATTLER, GAIL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06488 1 volume in 1 container

Miranda Klassen's Mennonite church is big and modern, and she loves the mixture of faith, action, and activity. Then she follows her dream across the country to a small town to help organize the 75th anniversary celebration of an Old Order Mennonite church. Ted Wiebe has been assigned to assist her, but except for sharing the same faith and denomination, their churches have nothing in common. His church embraces old-style roots, so Ted doesn't expect a woman wearing outlandish shoes, jeans and makeup, and talking on a cell phone! 2010. *** S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED ***

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NEEDLES AND PEARLS
Author: MCNEIL, GIL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06469 1 volume in 1 container

A year after her husband's death, Jo Mackenzie is finally starting to get the hang of being a single parent. Her boys are thriving, and the yarn shop she took over from her grandmother is starting to do well. But unexpected developments and a new romance with the hunky local carpenter make life a whole lot more interesting. Can Jo cope when things get complicated? Because if knitting keeps you sane when life starts to unravel, Jo's going to need bigger needles. 2010.

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NORTH TO TEXAS
Author: LOOMIS, NOEL M.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06428 1 volume in 1 container

The South needed Texas for men and supplies to carry on the war, but in Texas, another war was raging - and that one was between the secessionists and the sympathizers. Roy Talley was a rancher, and he wasn't looking for a fight. But his two brothers had been among the Union sympathizers who had been killed in the bloody Nueces Massacre. Tally's opportunity to build a fortune of his own now also becomes a chance to avenge the murders of his brothers. With malaria raging through the camps, the South needed quinine more than it needed anything else. And Talley meant to bargain smuggled quinine for a fortune in gold. 1956. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

 

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OUTBACK HERO
Author: ROSE, ELISABETH, 1951-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06427 1 volume in 1 container

Jonathan Knight can't believe his eyes when car trouble strands singer Stella Starr in his tiny outback town of Koologong. If he can convince her to model the cotton clothing produced by his company, Koolwear, the struggling local industry will be saved. One problem: Stella, who fled the media spotlight after a humiliating divorce, is traveling as Sue Starkey. Convinced no one recognizes her, she's enjoying Jonathan's attention. But both Stella and Jonathan soon find their deceptions looming like storm clouds over the future. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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PAGANINI'S GHOST
Author: ADAM, PAUL, 1958-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Paganini - showman, womanizer, dazzling virtuoso - is one of the most charismatic characters in the history of classical music. His violin, il Cannone, is kept in Genoa and played once every two years in a sold-out concert by the winner of an international competition. But the day after this year's concert, a Parisian art dealer is found dead in his hotel room with a scrap of sheet music belonging to the competition winner in his wallet. Detective Antonio Guastafeste asks violin maker Gianni Castiglione to help unravel the mystery. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SIDEWINDER
Author: SHERMAN, JORY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06393 1 volume in 1 container

Cattle rancher Brad Storm was tracking one of his herd when fate set him within the lethal striking distance of a rattlesnake. Bitten and poisoned, he sent the serpent to meet its Maker but then lost consciousness. Saved by a Hopi medicine man who believes Brad inherited the spirit of the snake, he is given a new name - Sidewinder - and a totem. Brad doesn't believe in spirits, and just wants to put the incident behind him. But when rustlers torch his ranch, steal his cattle, and kidnap his wife, Brad embraces his new identity. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SIXTEEN BRIDES
Author: WHITSON, STEPHANIE GRACE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06466 1 volume in 1 container

In 1872, sixteen Civil War widows living in St. Louis attend meetings conducted by a land speculator who lures them west by promising "prime homesteads" in a "booming community." Unbeknownst to them, the speculator's true motive is to bring women to the fledgling community of Plum Grove, Nebraska, in hopes they will accept marriage proposals shortly after their arrival. Sparks fly when the unsuspecting widows meet the men who are waiting for them. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SNOW ANGELS
Author: THOMPSON, JAMES, 1964-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Kaamos: Just before Christmas, the bleakest time of year in Lapland. The unrelenting darkness and extreme cold drive everyone just a little insane, perhaps enough to kill. A beautiful Somali immigrant is found dead in a snowfield, a racial slur carved into her chest. Heading the murder investigation is Inspector Kari Vaara, former big-city cop now lead detective of his small hometown police force. Vaara knows he must keep this potentially explosive case out of the headlines, or it will send shockwaves across Finland. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SPEED TRAP
Author: DAVIDS, PATRICIA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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The fatal crash was no accident. The killer was witnessed by a nearby rancher and the woman's four-month-old baby survived the crash. Sheriff Mandy Scott already has her prime suspect: the baby boy's father. Yet despite the evidence against him, something about the reclusive rancher makes Mandy question his guilt. Nothing is as it seems as crime spirals out of control in Timber Well, Kansas. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SWORN TO PROTECT
Author: MILLS, DIANN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06444 1 volume in 1 container

Danika Morales, a widowed border patrol agent, finds out that she may be the target of a drug cartel. Her husband, a high school teacher and former immigration activist, was murdered in the desert two years earlier. Since then her brother-in-law, another border patrol agent, has been going off the deep end. With someone reporting sensor locations to the coyotes smuggling people and drugs over the border, both of them become suspects. Then Danika meets Dr. Alex Price who treats agents and illegal immigrants the same. As Danika struggles with raising a four-year-old deaf daughter, family conflict, a missing niece, and the realization that her husband's murder may have been part of a bigger conflict, she finds herself liking Alex more than she wants to. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

 

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THEODORE BOONE: KID LAWYER
Author: GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8

LB 06477 1 volume in 1 container

Both kids and adults ask eighth grader Theo for legal advice because he knows the court system so well. But when his friend Julio approaches Theo about a possible surprise witness for an ongoing murder trial - the biggest in Strattenburg's history - it's Theo's turn to seek counsel. For grades 5-8. 2010.

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THROUGH THE HEART
Author: MORGENROTH, KATE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06433 1 volume in 1 container

In "Through the Heart," two lovers recall the progression of a passionate affair that ends with a chilling murder. Nora and Timothy take turns telling their side of the story. Nora works in a coffee shop and lives paycheck to paycheck in a small Kansas town. Timothy lives in Manhattan, responsible for no one and nothing except managing his family's millions. When these two meet, it seems like the beginning of a fairy tale - except that most fairy tale romances don't include a dead body. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WHAT REMAINS OF HEAVEN
Author: HARRIS, C.S.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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The Archbishop of Canterbury's request for help from former spy Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is undeniably intriguing: The bodies of two men have been found in an ancient crypt, their violent deaths separated by decades. One is the Bishop of London, the elderly Archbishop's favored but controversial successor. The identity of the other seems lost in time. To Sebastian's consternation, the last person to see the Bishop alive was Miss Hero Jarvis, with whom St. Cyr shares an already strained, and somewhat complicated, relationship. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING: KATHARINE HEPBURN, A PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY
Author: CHANDLER, CHARLOTTE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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When she retired, Katharine Hepburn had won a record four Best Actress Academy Awards and been nominated twelve times. In a career spanning six decades, she was universally acknowledged as one of the finest - if not the finest - actors in film history. Introduced to Hepburn by George Cukor, acclaimed biographer Charlotte Chandler recorded a series of conversations with her beginning in the 1970s. Drawing on those candid talks, Chandler offers the most intimate and personal biography of this Hollywood legend ever published. 2010.

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IN A HEARTBEAT: SHARING THE POWER OF CHEERFUL GIVING
Author: TUOHY, LEIGH ANNE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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The remarkable couple depicted in The Blind Side tells their own deeply inspiring story. First came the bestselling book, then the Oscar-nominated movie - the story of Michael Oher and the family who adopted him. Together, Leigh Anne and Sean raised two remarkable children - Collins and Sean Jr. - who share their deep Christian faith and commitment to making a difference. And then Leigh Anne met a homeless African-American boy named Michael and decided that her family could be his. She and Sean taught Michael that everyone has a blind side, but a loving heart always sees a path toward true charity. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LYNDON B. JOHNSON
Author: PETERS, CHARLES
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Few figures in American history are as compelling and complex as Lyndon Baines Johnson, who became master of the U.S. Senate in the 1950s and succeeded John F. Kennedy in the White House after his assassination. Part of the Kennedy-Johnson administration from 1961 to 1968, and a keen observer of Washington politics for over five decades, Charles Peters offers an inside look at the legislative wizardry that led to historic triumphs like the Voting Rights Act and the personal insecurities that led to the tragedy of Vietnam. 2010.

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MAKING TOAST
Author: ROSENBLATT, ROGER
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06451 1 volume in 1 container

When his daughter, Amy - a gifted doctor, mother, and wife - collapses and dies from an asymptomatic heart condition, Roger Rosenblatt and his wife, Ginny, move in with their son-in-law to help raise their three young grandchildren. Though reeling from Amy's death they carry on, reconstructing a family and sustaining one another. Some strong language. 2010.

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WASHINGTON: LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP
Author: CARBONE, GERALD M.
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: GREAT GENERALS

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Before he became the "Father of our Country, George Washington was the father of the American Army. He took an army with no experience, no tradition, and no training, and fought a protracted war against the British - the best, most disciplined force in the world. He left his mark with brilliant strategies and a vision of the Revolution as a war of attrition. 2009.

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WHAT DIFFERENCE DO IT MAKE? STORIES OF HOPE AND HEALING
Author: HALL, RON
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06439 1 volume in 1 container

Using anecdotes and essays, "What Difference Do It Make?" beautifully showcases God's ability to work through even the most awkward and painful circumstances to bring forth amazing and redemptive changes. Deeply moving but never sappy or sentimental, it answers its own question with a simple and emphatic answer. What difference can one person (or two) make in the world? A lot! Some strong language, some violence. 2009.

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