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ENGLISH FICTION

10TH ANNIVERSARY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMENS MURDER CLUB   10

LB  06895
1 volume in 1 container

San Francisco. Newlywed police sergeant Lindsay Boxer searches for a
newborn after its fifteen-year-old mother is discovered wandering the
streets. Meanwhile, Yuki Castellano prosecutes a doctor for murder and
reporter Cindy Thomas investigates a serial rapist. Violence and
strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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AFRAID OF THE DARK: A JACK SWYTECK MYSTERY #9
Author:   GRIPPANDO, JAMES
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK SWYTECK     

LB  06805
1 volume in 1 container

Criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck; FBI undercover agent Andie
Henning, now Jack's fiancee; and Miami cop Vince Paulo are all tied to
the murder three years earlier of 16-year-old McKenna Mays, the
daughter of Vince's best friend, Chuck, an Internet entrepreneur.
2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BACK OF BEYOND
Author:   BOX, C.J.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06843
1 volume in 1 container

Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is struggling with sobriety when his
AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote cabin. It
looks like the suicide of a man who's fallen off the wagon, but Cody
knows Hank better than that. After years of bad behavior, he's in no
position to be investigating on his own, but Cody's determined to find
the killer. When clues link the murderer to an outfitter leading
tourists on a trip into the remote corners of Yellowstone National
Park - a pack trip that includes his son Justin - Cody is desperate to
stop the killer before the group heads into the wild. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BAD BIRD
Author:   KNOPF, CHRIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06878
1 volume in 1 container

Lawyer Jackie Swaitkowski investigates the death of a female pilot who
had a family tree filled with ex-cons and a passenger list packed with
The Hamptons' high society. Just before Eugenie Conklin's plane crash,
she tossed out a camera case that held an unusual set of photos. The
photos may be able to prove Jackie's client's innocence, but Jackie
soon learns that to find the answer to Eugenie's death will mean
uncovering a mystery from her own family's past as well. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BAKER STREET LETTERS: A MYSTERY
Author:   ROBERTSON, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: BAKER STREET LETTERS    1

LB  06864
1 volume in 1 container

London solicitor Reggie Heath, who's just leased office space on Baker
Street, finds his obligations include making sure letters addressed
to Sherlock Holmes at 221B are answered, if with formulaic replies.
After a senior clerk is bludgeoned to death and Heath's younger
ne'er-do-well brother disappears, the lawyer suspects both events
are connected to a letter an eight-year-old girl, Mara Ramirez, sent
nearly 20 years earlier asking the great detective to locate her
missing father. Heath follows the trail to Los Angeles, where he
succeeds in tracking down Mara and learns current crimes may be
connected with her father's disappearance. Strong language. 2009.

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BENT ROAD
Author:   ROY, LORI
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06858
1 volume in 1 container

For twenty years, Celia Scott watched her husband, Arthur, hide from
the secrets surrounding his sister Eve's death. As a young man, Arthur
had fled his small Kansas town for Detroit, married Celia, and never
looked back. But when the 1967 riots frighten him more than his past,
Arthur convinces Celia to pack up and return to the road he grew up
on, in the same small town where Eve had mysteriously died. As they
struggle to adjust to live on a farm, a local girl goes missing,
catapulting the family into a dead man's curve. 2011. Some
descriptions of sex, strong language, violence.

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BIG MEDICINE: A WESTERN QUARTET
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06865
1 volume in 1 container

Four western short stories originally published in 1947 and 1948.
In "Big Medicine," old Billy Dunbar has discovered some great
gold-bearing gravel - but he's also discovered nine Apaches. In
"Trail to Pie Town," Dusty Barron's ideas of riding into Jarilla to
make peace hits a few snags. "McQueen of the Tumbling K" tells the
story of Wade McQueen, foreman of the Tumbling K ranch, who finds
evidence of a fight on ranch land. In "A Man Called Trent," ruthless
rancher King Bill Hale needs to get rid of the local nesters in order
to graze his cattle in the high country. Some violence. 1948.

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CHRISTMAS LIST
Author:   EVANS, RICHARD PAUL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06898
1 volume in 1 container

Three weeks before Christmas, the newspaper erroneously publishes the
obituary of Utah real-estate developer James Kier. Kier discovers what
others really think of him and sets about making amends to the people
he has hurt, including the cancer-stricken wife he's divorcing and his
estranged son. 2009.

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COLD HIT: A SHANE SCULLY MYSTERY
Author:   CANNELL, STEPHEN J.
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHANE SCULLY MYSTERY     

LB  06892
1 volume in 1 container

L.A. homicide detective Shane Scully investigates the serial murders
of homeless Vietnam veterans. The latest victim is linked to the
unsolved decade-old killing of a cop. Soon the Department of Homeland
Security enters the case and Scully suspects a cover-up. Violence,
strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2005.

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CRUNCH TIME
Author:   DAVIDSON, DIANE MOTT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CULINARY MYSTERY     

LB  06802
1 volume in 1 container

Chef Goldy hires former coworker Yolanda Garcia, who just broke up
with an abusive wealthy boyfriend and moved into PI Ernest McCloud's
guest quarters. When Ernest is murdered, Yolanda becomes a
suspect--until someone tries to torch Ernest's home with Goldy and
Yolanda in it. Strong language. 2011.

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CURRY: A WESTERN TRIO
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06884
1 volume in 1 container

In this trio of stories about the life and destiny of Jim Curry, Brand
portrays the protagonist as a victim of fate. While demonstrating a
slick piece of gun play to Dad Jackson, Jim Curry accidentally kills
him. Unwilling to spend even one night in jail, Jim knocks down the
sheriff, and--believing he has killed him--flees. Jim's only option is
to try to fend off the posse intent on hanging him, with the help of
his son, Jim Curry the younger. When a shot kills his father, Jim
Curry the younger has no choice but to go on the run as an outlaw.
2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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CURSED: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, CAROL HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: REGAN REILLY MYSTERY     

LB  06900
1 volume in 1 container

PI Regan Reilly, who moved to New York to marry her NYPD beau, travels
back to Hollywood to help former neighbor Abigail find her
ex-boyfriend Cody, a would-be producer who borrowed $100,000--then
disappeared. A subsequent murder leads Regan to believe she isn't the
only one searching for Cody. 2009.

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DAN BARRY'S DAUGHTER
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAN BARRY    4

LB  06875
1 volume in 1 container

Harry Gloster, a man on the run from a murder charge, falls in love
with Joan Barry, a young woman with a dim, troubled past.  He must
decide whether to give up his love and continue running or to stand
and risk his life to prove his innocence.

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DARKSIDE
Author:   BAUER, BELINDA, 1962-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06859
1 volume in 1 container

In bleak midwinter, the people of Shipcott are shocked by the murder
of an elderly woman in her bed. As snow cuts off the village, local
policeman Jonas Holly is torn between catching a brutal killer and
protecting his vulnerable wife, Lucy. Then the inquiry is commandeered
by an abrasive senior detective, and Jonas is ashamed to tell Lucy
that he's been sidelined. But when he receives a series of
increasingly sinister anonymous notes, Jonas is thrust back into the
center of the case. And soon he has to ask: Who's hunting who? 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DIVIDE
Author:   EVANS, NICHOLAS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06874
1 volume in 1 container

Abbie Cooper, FBI wanted eco-terrorist, is found frozen in Montana.
Her parents examine whether their unexpected divorce played a role in
Abbie's attraction to the radical Rolf, in her death, and in their son
Josh's drug addiction.  Strong language, some explicit descriptions of
sex, and some violence. Bestseller. 2005.

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DOC
Author:   RUSSELL, MARY DORIA, 1950-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06883
1 volume in 1 container

Fictional biography of Dr. John Henry "Doc" Holliday, a gambler,
prostitute's lover, and friend of Wyatt Earp. Hoping to relieve his
tuberculosis, Doc moves westward, leaving dental surgery for
high-stakes card games in the saloons of 1870s Kansas. Strong
language and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

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EMILY'S CHANCE: THE CALLAHANS OF TEXAS, BOOK 2
Author:   GILLENWATER, SHARON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06911
1 volume in 1 container

Emily Rose may be in the tiny West Texas town on Callahan's Crossing
for now, but it's just a rung on her ladder to success. Her work at
the historical society will look good on her resume as she pursues
the prestigious world of a big city museum curator. But cowboy Chance
Callahan has decided that he can convince her to stay - both with the
town and with him. 2010
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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FAITH
Author:   HAIGH, JENNIFER, 1968-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06808
1 volume in 1 container

Sheila McGann is estranged from her complicated family. But when her
older brother Art, pastor of a large suburban parish, finds himself at
the center of a scandal, Sheila returns to Boston, ready to fight for
him. Her strict mother lives in a state of angry denial; her younger
brother Mike has already convicted his brother in his heart. But most
disturbing of all is Art himself, who persistently dodges Sheila's
questions and refuses to defend himself. Strong language and some
descriptions of sex. 2011.

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FIRE VALLEY: A WESTERN DUO
Author:   HOGAN, RAY, 1908-1998
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06908
1 volume in 1 container

In "Range Feud," Dan Ragan has a reputation as a gunman who won't go
out of his way to avoid trouble. Years ago, a woman had chosen gambler
Colby Strickland over Ragan, and when he learned that she was being
brutalized, Ragan shot and killed Strickland. The law declared it
self-defense, but that's not good enough for Jody Strickland, who is
determined to avenge his father's murder. In the title story, "Fire
Valley," Dave Ruskin arrives in Fire Valley in the New Mexico
Territory to take possession of the ranch he inherited from his uncle.
Dave's parents never had much good to say about the uncle and now
Dave is going to find out why. 2007.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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GUNMAN'S RENDEZVOUS
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06888
1 volume in 1 container

Contains three short novels: Gunman's Rendezvous, Gunman's Bluff and
Torridon. In the title story, wealthy rancher Oliver Lane is believed
to be near death. His will leaves his fortune to his drifter nephew
Sandy Lane, if he should return before a set date. If he doesn't show
up, it all goes to Henry Barnes - and Barnes is not the type to
leave such matters to chance. Some violence. 1934.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06807
1 volume in 1 container

Three people start out miserable on their landmark birthdays but end
up happy. Aging style guru Valerie Wyatt turns sixty unattached,
Valerie's single daughter April is thirty and pregnant, and
quarterback-turned-sportscaster Jack Adams faces fifty alone. Some
strong language. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
Author:   WITEMEYER, KAREN
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06879
1 volume in 1 container

Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing
for a storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a failed romance
leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a governess position on a
central Texas sheep ranch. Gideon Westcott never expected to become a
father overnight, and five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word
since she lost her mother. When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the
child, Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect her.
Violence. 2011.

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HIGH GRADERS
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06902
1 volume in 1 container

Gunslinger Mike Shevlin is hired by pretty Laine Tennison to keep
the miners from stealing gold ore from her mine and to challenge
the cattlemen who swear to close the mine because the range waters
are being poisoned.
[BR 10646, BR 10647 pub. 1989.  BR 10647 GRADE 1 BRAILLE.]

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HOME SWEET TEXAS
Author:   GILLENWATER, SHARON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06877
1 volume in 1 container

A lost and injured woman with amnesia stumbles onto the large ranch of
ex-Texas Ranger Jake Trayner. Trayner feels instantly protective of
the mysterious woman, and is determined to help find the missing
pieces of her life, even if the return of her memory erases the bond
growing between them. 2007. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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HUNGER GAMES, BOOK 1
Author:   COLLINS, SUZANNE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Young Adult
Series: HUNGER GAMES    1

LB  06861
1 volume in 1 container

In a future North America, Panem's rulers maintain control through a
televised survival competition pitting teens from twelve districts in
a fight to the death. Sixteen-year-olds Katniss Everdeen and Peeta
Mellark are this year's girl and boy contestants from District Twelve.
Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

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IDEAL MAN
Author:   GARWOOD, JULIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06856
1 volume in 1 container

After witnessing a shooting, trauma surgeon Ellie Sullivan is placed
under FBI protection. Agent Max Daniels guards Ellie and even shows up
at her sister's wedding. But other uninvited guests may also be in
attendance. Some violence, some strong language and some descriptions
of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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ILLUSION OF MURDER
Author:   MCCLEARY, CAROL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06881
1 volume in 1 container

Attempting to beat Jules Verne's round-the-world record, Victorian
Age reporter Nellie Bly hides from official records the secret details
about a mysterious death in the bustling harbor city of Port Said
where she is targeted by a killer and embroiled in an international
plot. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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IT HAPPENED ONE SEASON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06818
1 volume in 1 container

Four authors present different novellas with the same plot--a
reclusive former soldier, the younger brother of a titled lord, must
marry in order to ensure the succession of his family line. The
heroine is shy and/or unattractive and has never had a suitor. These
are the underlying threads in all four stories. 2011. Strong language
and explicit descriptions of sex.

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JACKLEG SHERIFF
Author:   SHORT, LUKE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06887
1 volume in 1 container

Deputy Royal Ballou was in New Mexico when the Hall brothers rode into
Jacob's Well, so he didn't get to see Curly Hall kill Sheriff
Tibbetts. By the time the deputy galloped home, it was too late -
Hall was not only wearing the sheriff's badge, he was in cahoots with
every crooked politician in town. Deputy Ballou has a daring plan to
cut the jackleg sheriff down. 1989.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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JUDGMENT: THE ROSE TRILOGY, BOOK 2
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSE TRILOGY    2

LB  06862
1 volume in 1 container

Rural Pennsylvania. Young Amish woman Rose gets engaged to Silas Good
but misses Nick, the bishop's foster son, who has been spotted in a
Philadelphia homeless shelter. Meanwhile, Rose's sister Hen leaves her
Englischer husband and, along with her daughter, moves in with her
parents. 2011.

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LARAMIE HOLDS THE RANGE
Author:   SPEARMAN, FRANK H.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06910
1 volume in 1 container

Kate Doubleday leaves her life in the East behind when her mother
dies and heads for the Western Rockies where she will meet her father
for the first time. Her father, Barb Doubleday, is a cold, hard, and
very powerful rancher. Times are tough for cattlemen and now, with
Doubleday constantly losing cattle to rustlers, there's about to be
hell to pay. Jim Laramie is an honest man - which might prove
unfortunate for him. Jim and Kate plan to marry, but there's one
chance in a thousand that he'll live to be a groom. 1921.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06905
1 volume in 1 container

Abby Carpenter has been involved with predictable, practical Logan
Fletcher for years. One day she meets the unpredictable, impractical -
and very exciting - Tate Harding. Does an everyday guy like Logan have
a chance against a handsome stranger like Tate? 1986.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LAWLESS WEST
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06891
1 volume in 1 container

Three short novels by Western fiction authors L'Amour, Grey, and Brand
comprise this collection. In Zane Grey's From Missouri, schoolteacher
Jane Stacey brings romance to town when she travels West to teach
school. Max Brand's Over the Northern Border is a tale of stage coach
robbery and the pursuit of a posse. In Louis L'Amour's Riders of the
Dawn, drifter Matt Sabre is forced to choose sides or leave the town
of Haddan's Point. One look at Olga Maclaren is the deciding factor.
2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LETHAL
Author:   BROWN, SANDRA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06904
1 volume in 1 container

When Honor Gillette's four-year-old daughter, Emily, informs her that
a sick man is lying in their front yard, Honor rushes from her house
to help him. But the "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, accused of
murdering seven men in cold blood the night before. Dangerous,
desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter
won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no
choice but to accept him at his word. Everything changes when Honor
witnesses a shocking act of brutality - and makes the discovery that
those closest to her can't be trusted. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LONG WAY HOME
Author:   PILCHER, ROBIN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06896
1 volume in 1 container

When Claire Barclay receives news that her beloved stepfather has had
a stroke, Claire and her husband, Art, leave New York and fly back to
Scotland to care for him during the summer. When their visit makes
clear that Leo is no longer capable of living on his own but
determined to stay in his beloved old house, they offer to purchase
the place from Leo and build him a cottage on the property. But
Claire's old flame Jonas Fairweather (who has become Leo's caretaker
and trusted confidant) has other plans. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET
DETEMINED***

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LORD OF LONELY VALLEY
Author:   KYNE, PETER BERNARD
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06889
1 volume in 1 container

Ray Lanier was broke and mortgaged to the hilt, yet he was still lord
of the Lonely Valley who rode as king over vast ranchlands. When Milo
Landrum learned that there was half a million dollars worth of
unexploited water rights on Ray's ranch, he orchestrated a scheme to
claim some of it for himself. What Milo didn't understand was that
Lonely Valley had always been a bad place for intruders - that Ray
would hire thugs and gunmen to protect what was his. 1932.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LOVE'S LONG JOURNEY: LOVE COMES SOFTLY, BOOK 3
Author:   OKE, JANETTE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE COMES SOFTLY    3

LB  06800
1 volume in 1 container

Oldest daughter Missie is now married, and she and Willie travel
further west, leaving the security of home and family behind.  The
faith and strength of Missie's childhood support her during the
hardships of the trail and the shocking discovery at its end.  Sequel
to "Love's Enduring Promise".  The Prairie Romance Series.

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MOST WANTED MAN
Author:   LE CARRE, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06885
1 volume in 1 container

Issa Karpov, a Chechen Muslim who has entered Germany illegally, uses
human rights lawyer Annabel Richter to obtain his late father's
millions from a shady British bank. Meanwhile the English, German, and
American intelligence agencies all pursue Issa. Some violence and some
strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE
Author:   HODGINS, ERIC
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06868
1 volume in 1 container

Mr. Blandings is a successful New York advertising executive. He and
his wife want to escape the stifling confines of their tiny midtown
Manhattan apartment, so they design the perfect home. When the time
comes for the couple to move to their idyllic country location, they
learn fast that the picture of easy-going perfection they had dreamed
about is far from reality. Amid temperamental workmen, skyrocketing
bills, threatening lawyers, and difficult neighbors, Mr. Blandings'
dream house is quickly becoming his nightmare. 1946. Some strong
language.

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MURDER OF A BOOKSTORE BABE
Author:   SWANSON, DENISE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06897
1 volume in 1 container

When school psychologist Skye Denison discovers a body crushed by a
toppled bookcase in Scumble River's new bookstore, she has to read the
clues before she becomes the killer's next work-in-progress. Some
strong language. 2011.

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MURDER ONE
Author:   DUGONI, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06869
1 volume in 1 container

A year after the murder of his wife, attorney David Sloane has
returned to work. At a black-tie dinner he reconnects with Barclay
Reid, opposing counsel in Sloane's most prominent case. Barclay has
begun an intense crusade against the Russian drug traffickers she
holds responsible for her teenage daughter's death. But when her
pursuit stalls and the Russian drug dealer turns up dead, Barclay
stands accused of murder and Sloane is her chosen defender. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
Author:   DICKENS, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06801
1 volume in 1 container

First published in 1841, Dickens' sentimental novel features Little
Nell and her adoring grandfather. The latter gambles away the last
of their funds in an attempt to extricate himself from his debts to
the evil hunchback, Daniel Quilp. Nell and her grandfather are forced
to wander as beggars when Quilp takes over their old curiosity shop.

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ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE WAS YOU
Author:   BERG, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06806
1 volume in 1 container

Sharing nothing in common except their 18-year-old daughter, divorced
parents John and Irene reconnect in the wake of a devastating tragedy
and discover things about each other that they had not revealed during
their marriage. Strong language, some violence and some descriptions
of sex. 2011.

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OUTLAW'S PROMISE
Author:   HOGAN, RAY, 1908-1998
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06906
1 volume in 1 container

Contains Tenkiller Flats and Outlaw's Promise. In Tenkiller Flats,
Dave Keegan inherits Lazy K Ranch from his father who had agreed to
merge cattle with the Seevert syndicate. Dave Keegan intends to
dissolve that merger, which will be difficult and dangerous. In
Outlaw's Promise, the last Western story written by Hogan, tells of
Wayne Trevison, who is wanted in Montana for killing a lawman. 2006.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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OUTRAGE
Author:   TANENBAUM, ROBERT K.
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06870
1 volume in 1 container

New York District Attorney Roger Karp faces one of his most
challenging cases when his wife Marla Ciampi learns that his office
has indicted the wrong man for murder. Approached by the mother of
the accused, Marlene risks her life to prove his confession was false.
Now Karp must not only admit that his system of checks and balances
failed, he must go up against his own NYPD to catch and then
successfully prosecute the real killer. Violence and strong language.
2011.

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RED ON RED
Author:   CONLON, EDWARD, 1965-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06880
1 volume in 1 container

Captures the vibrant dynamic of a successful police partnership
between two NYPD detectives--the tests of loyalty, the betrayals, the
wedding of life and work. Meehan and Esposito: one damaged and
introspective, the other ambitious and unscrupulous. A fierce and
unlikely friendship develops between them and plays out against a
tangle of mysteries. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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REMBRANDT AFFAIR
Author:   SILVA, DANIEL
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: GABRIEL ALLON     

LB  06797
1 volume in 1 container

Israeli agent Gabriel Allon has retired to Cornwall with his wife
Chiara. But when art dealer Julian Isherwood approaches him about a
murdered art restorer's work on a long-lost Rembrandt, Allon tracks
the painting and uncovers an unlikely master thief. Some violence and
some strong language. Bestseller.  2010.

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SEARCH
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06798
1 volume in 1 container

Orcas Island, Washington. Canine search-and-rescue trainer Fiona
Bristow, who years ago escaped from a serial killer, falls in love
while helping artisan Simon Doyle with his puppy. But a murderer who
may be copycatting Fiona's earlier abductor disrupts their romance.
Commercial audiobook. 2010.

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SING YOU HOME
Author:   PICOULT, JODI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06855
1 volume in 1 container

After years of fertility treatments, Zoe delivers a stillborn son. Her
husband Max can't face more attempts and they divorce. When Zoe later
marries a woman, Vanessa, Max fights Zoe's plan to impregnate Vanessa
with Max and Zoe's three remaining frozen embryos. Strong language and
descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2011.

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SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLOSSOM STREET     

LB  06893
1 volume in 1 container

Seattle. Lydia organizes a "knit-to-quit" class for people trying to
abandon their negative habits. Phoebe joins after calling off her
engagement, Bryan has job-related stresses, Anne Marie copes with a
recovering addict in her life, and Alix wants to stop smoking before
she becomes pregnant. Bestseller.  2009.

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THINGS WE CHERISHED
Author:   JENOFF, PAM
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06876
1 volume in 1 container

The Things We Cherished tells the story of Charlotte Gold and Jack
Harrington, two fiercely independent attorneys who find themselves
slowly falling for one another while working to defend the brother
of a Holocaust hero against allegations of World War II-era war
crimes. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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THORN: THE ROSE TRILOGY, BOOK 1
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSE TRILOGY    1

LB  06863
1 volume in 1 container

Pennsylvania Dutch country. Rose Kauffman ignores warnings from her
Amish beau Silas Good and her sister Hen and continues her close
friendship with the bishop's foster son, Nick Franco. Meanwhile Hen is
struggling in her marriage to her Englischer husband Brandon
Orringer--especially concerning the upbringing of their daughter
Mattie. 2010.

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TIGER'S WIFE
Author:   OBREHT, TEA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06886
1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Natalia Stefanovic, on a goodwill mission to inoculate Balkans war
orphans, learns that her grandfather has died in a nearby village.
Natalia uncovers the origins of his stories about a "deathless" man
and a deaf-mute woman's strange relationship with a tiger. Strong
language and some violence. Bestseller. 2011.

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TOO MUCH HAPPINESS: STORIES
Author:   MUNRO, ALICE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06909
1 volume in 1 container

Ten short stories about family and relationships by Canadian author
and winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize. The title piece
imagines the professional and personal life of late-nineteenth-century
Russian mathematician Sophia Kovalevsky. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 2009.

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TOURIST
Author:   STEINHAUER, OLEN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06894
1 volume in 1 container

After barely surviving a difficult mission, Milo Weaver transfers out
of his post as a CIA assassin or "tourist." But when an old friend is
suspected of espionage, Milo must leave his family and desk job to
revisit his dark past. Some violence and some strong language. 2009.

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TRAILING WEST
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06866
1 volume in 1 container

Originally published in magazines, these four short stories include
"Trap of Gold," in which a man named Wetherford finally finds gold,
but it is laced into an unstable piece of granite, and removing it
could cause an avalanche. In "Keep Travelin,' Rider," Tack Gentry
returns to his uncle's ranch after a year only to be told that his
uncle was killed in a gunfight. But Tack's uncle was a Quaker and
didn't own a gun. In "Dutchman's Flat," a six-man posse goes after a
squatter who murdered a man. In "Rider of Lost Creek," Lance Kilkenny,
known as the fastest gun in the West, is called on to help a man who
once saved his life. How can he refuse? 1948.

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TREACHERY IN DEATH
Author:   ROBB, J.D., 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DALLAS   32

LB  06799
1 volume in 1 container

While hiding in a gym shower stall, Lieutenant Eve Dallas's partner
Peabody overhears two corrupt cops angrily discussing a murder. Dallas
and Peabody work secretly to target the ring leader, aspiring police
captain Renee Oberman, whose father was a well-respected commander.
Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.
2011.

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TRIBUTE
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06842
1 volume in 1 container

Cilla purchases the neglected Virginia farm where her grandmother
Janet, a famous actress, committed suicide. As Cilla works on the
house, she meets her intriguing graphic-novelist neighbor, discovers
Janet's mysterious love letters--and becomes the target of threatening
vandalism. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.
Bestseller. 2008.

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TURN OF MIND
Author:   LAPLANTE, ALICE, 1958-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06857
1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Jennifer White's best friend, Amanda, has been killed, and four
fingers surgically removed from her hand. Dr. White is the prime
suspect but, suffering from dementia, doesn't know herself whether she
did it. A picture emerges of the intimate, complex alliance between
these two women who were at time's each other's most formidable
adversaries. As the investigation into the murder deepens and White's
relationships with her live-in caretaker and two grown children
intensify, a chilling question lingers: is White's shattered memory
preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her to hide it?
2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WHEREVER GRACE IS NEEDED
Author:   BASS, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06907
1 volume in 1 container

When Grace Oliver leaves Portland for Austin, Texas, to help her
father, Lou, recuperate from a car accident, she expects to stay just
a few weeks. Since her mother's divorce thirty years ago, Grace has
hovered on the periphery of the Oliver family. But now she sees a
chance to get closer to her half-brothers and the home she's never
forgotten. And though she came to Austin to reconnect with her past,
she is drawn by degrees into surprising new connections. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WINTER STUDY: AN ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY
Author:   BARR, NEVADA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY     

LB  06899
1 volume in 1 container

Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns to the frigid Isle Royale National
Park on Lake Superior to join the fifty-year-old winter wolf study
along with two scientists from Homeland Security who need to ascertain
its feasibility. Anna's uneasiness is justified when a biotechnician
is killed. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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WRECKER
Author:   WOOD, SUMMER, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06844
1 volume in 1 container

Wrecker enters the world in June of 1965. The war is raging in
Vietnam, San Francisco is tripping toward flower power, and Lisa Fay,
Wrecker's birth mother, is knocked sideways by life as a single
parent in a city she can barely manage to navigate on her own. Three
years later, she's in prison, and Wrecker is left to bounce around in
the system before he's shipped off to live with distant relatives in
the wilds of Humboldt County, California. When Wrecker arrives he's
scared and angry, explosive and quick to flee. But a motley group of
eccentrics come together to raise him and show him what a family can
be. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

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ZAPPED: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, CAROL HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: REGAN REILLY MYSTERY     

LB  06901
1 volume in 1 container

During a New York City blackout, PI Regan Reilly and her cop husband
Jack juggle multiple mysteries. A thief tries to remove a safe from
the Reillys' newly acquired loft--as does the safe's owner. A
disturbed woman is stalking her latest victim, and a SoHo gallery is
burglarized. 2008. 

 

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20 YEARS YOUNGER: LOOK YOUNGER, FEEL YOUNGER, BE YOUNGER!
Author:   GREENE, BOB (BOB W.)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06860
1 volume in 1 container

Exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and contributing writer for
oprah.com Green posits that signs of aging should be fought on four
fronts: exercise, nutrition, skin care, and restorative rest. Working
with a dermatologist and experts in sleep and healthful eating, Greene
prescribes routines for each area. Bestseller. 2011.

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COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS
Author:   FULLER, ALEXANDRA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06871
1 volume in 1 container

Following her memoir about her African childhood, Don't Let's Go to
the Dogs Tonight (RC 53942), Fuller describes her Scottish mother and
English father's origins and farm life in Kenya, Rhodesia, and finally
Zambia. Covers multiple civil wars and highlights struggles with
racism and personal tragedies. Bestseller. 2011.

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HERE COMES TROUBLE: STORIES FROM MY LIFE
Author:   MOORE, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06872
1 volume in 1 container

Moore presents twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and stranger-than-
fiction vignettes from his own early life. One moment he's an eleven
year old boy lost in the U.S. Senate and found by Bobby Kennedy; and
in the next, he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and
confused Ronald Reagan. Strong language, some violence and some
descriptions of sex. 2011.

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IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: LOVE, TERROR, AND AN AMERICAN FAMILY IN
Author:   LARSON, ERIK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06803
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Hitler's Berlin"
Follows the lives of U.S. ambassador William E. Dodd and his family,
who moved to Berlin, Germany, in 1933. Discusses their attitudes
toward the Nazi Party, obliviousness to Hitler's true character, and
naive reactions to the persecution of Jews and Americans and the
enforcement of stringent laws. Bestseller. 2011.

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JANE AUSTEN EDUCATION
Author:   DERESIEWICZ, WILLIAM, 1964-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06882
1 volume in 1 container

(Subtitle reads: "How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship,
and the Things That Really Matter.") Austen scholar Deresiewicz turns
to the author's novels to reveal the remarkable life lessons hidden
within. With humor and candor, Deresiewicz employs his own experience
to demonstrate the enduring power of Austen's teachings. Some strong
language and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

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LAST GUNFIGHT
Author:   GUINN, JEFF
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06890
1 volume in 1 container

The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral--
And how it Changed the American West. On the afternoon of October 26,
1881, in a vacant lot in Tombstone, Arizona, a confrontation among
eight armed men erupted in a deadly shootout. Guinn deconstructs the
true events of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LONGEVITY PROJECT: SURPRISING DISCOVERIES FOR HEALTH AND LONG LIFE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06845
1 volume in 1 container

(Subtitle reads: "Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life
from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study")
Drs. Howard Friedman and Leslie Martin studied 1,500 people at
Stanford University to find out who lives the longest and why. Their
book documents the findings of this study, discusses the character
traits they found associated with long life, and addresses some of
the common myths about longevity. 2010. Some violence.

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MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING
Author:   FOER, JOSHUA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06903
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Everything"
Science journalist and 2006 U.S. Memory Championship winner describes
the year he spent working to improve his memory. Explores ancient
philosophers' and medieval scholars' techniques such as the memory
palace, an imagined spatial construction used to organize
recollections. Discusses savants and amnesiacs--and why memorization
still matters. Bestseller.  2011.

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MY LUCKY LIFE IN AND OUT OF SHOW BUSINESS
Author:   VAN DYKE, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06804
1 volume in 1 container

Eighty-four-year-old Van Dyke examines his successful acting career,
which included movies Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and his
sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. The father of four also recounts
dealing with his alcoholism and leaving his childhood sweetheart for
his agent's secretary. Some strong language. 2011.

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READING PROMISE: MY FATHER AND THE BOOKS WE SHARED
Author:   OZMA, ALICE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06867
1 volume in 1 container

When Alice was in fourth grade, she and her single father - an
elementary school librarian - made a promise to read aloud together
for 100 consecutive nights. They reached their goal and celebrated
over pancakes, but neither wanted to stop. So they agreed to continue'
"The Streak" for as long as they could - until the day, eight years
later, Alice entered college. 2011.

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SECRET LIFE OF THE GROWN-UP BRAIN: THE SURPRISING TALENTS OF THE
Author:   STRAUCH, BARBARA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06873
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Middle-Aged Mind"
Health and medical science editor examines the workings of the
middle-aged brain. Uses studies conducted by neuroscientists to
demonstrate that, even though certain capacities--such as remembering
names--diminish, the aging mind gains more flexibility, organization,
and efficiency from developing its ability to use both sides of the
brain. 2010.

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