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ADULT FICTION

LB           13292    AND THEY CALLED IT CAMELOT: A NOVEL OF JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS    THORNTON, STEPHANIE, 1980-           

Jacqueline Bouvier rises to national fame when she marries the well-regarded junior senator from Massachusetts, Jack Kennedy. But the life in the public eye is not easy, especially with a husband like Jack. When Jack is assassinated, she must rebuild her life for herself and her children. Unrated. 2020.               

LB           13297    SEASONS OF AN AMISH GARDEN: FOUR STORIES                CLIPSTON, AMY

A collection of four stories which revolve around an Amish community garden and those who find friendship and love while working there. In “Spring Is in the Air,” the people of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, plan a garden to honor a young widow’s husband. 2019. Contents: Spring is in the air – Home by summer – The fruits of fall – Winter blessings.

LB           13290    FORTUNE AND GLORY    EVANOVICH, JANET       

When the husband of Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur died on their wedding night, he left her a beat-up old easy chair and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli’s treasure, they discover they’re not the only ones on the hunt. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13291    CHRISTMAS RESOLUTION             PERRY, ANNE    

When Celia Hooper discovers that her dear friend Clementine is to marry widower Seth Marlowe–a man with a sinister past–she calls upon her husband, Detective John Hooper of the Thames River Police, to help her find out what really happened to Seth’s first wife several years ago. Rumour has it that she killed herself and Seth’s daughter ran away to live on the streets but no one seems to know the truth. Unrated. 2020. 

LB           13293    BOOK OF TWO WAYS      PICOULT, JODI, 1966-     

Dawn Edelstein is on a plane when they are told to prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her current life. After Dawn miraculously survives the crash, her two possible futures unspool side by side. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2020.               

LB           13296    PRAY FOR DEATH              JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

U.S. Marshal Will Tanner is a man of the law, not a gun for hire. Except when a friend’s in danger and needs the Tanner brand of help that comes out the barrel of a gun. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13295    JACK      ROBINSON, MARILYNNE

John Ames Boughton–Jack to his friends–is the prodigal son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister. He has fallen for Della Miles, a high school teacher and fellow preacher’s kid. Jack’s past and their interracial romance cause them heartache and more. Unrated. 2020.            

LB           13294    HOW TO RAISE AN ELEPHANT     MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-         

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but can Mma Ramotswe and the rest of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency come together to raise a pipsqueak pachyderm? We may find out in this novel. We may not. Who can say? Unrated. 2020.    

LB           13278    LAW OF INNOCENCE      CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-        

Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. When Haller is charged with murder and can’t make the exorbitant bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge, he must strategize and build his defense from his jail cell. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13315    SHADOWS OF FOXWORTH           ANDREWS, V.C. (VIRGINIA C.)    

Two generations before Corinne Foxworth locked her children in an attic, the life of her grandmother, a gorgeous young girl named Corrine Dixon, changed forever. At age sixteen, she discovered she was pregnant by the wealthy and handsome Garland Foxworth. Now, trapped in the labyrinthine Foxworth estate, young Corrine is overwhelmed with her stifled life and domineering husband. When an artist is hired to paint her portrait, she immediately falls in love and is convinced to abandon this dark world forever… Unrated. 2020.

LB           13316    BURDEN OF PROOF         BUNN, T. DAVIS, 1952-  

Ethan missed the chance to save his brother’s life. When his brother’s widow reveals that she and her husband were involved in a legal case that threatens the global power structure, Ethan must face his past and join the search for answers to discover how to redeem his future. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13314    NOEL STREET: FROM THE NOEL COLLECTION        EVANS, RICHARD PAUL  1975.

In Mistletoe, Utah, waitress Elle Sheen works at the Noel Street Diner as she raises her biracial son, Dylan, whose father was killed in Vietnam. She meets William Smith, a recently returned POW. As they grow closer, William may have the answer to Elle’s secret pain. 2019.         

LB           13310    KILLER TAKE ALL                JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

When railroad developer Jacob Freemantle begins buying up land in the cattle town of Chugwater, Duff MacCallister and the other settlers are on board at first. But Duff begins to suspect Freemantle of devious motivations and dirty tactics. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Johnstone, J. A., author.

LB           13308    CRYSTAL CAVE TRILOGY     ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG           

3 novellas featuring Ruby Wilcox, from the China Bayles series: NoBODY, SomeBODY Else, and Out of BODY. This book is part of the Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery list. Unrated. 2020.      

LB           13311    THOUSAND TEXAS LONGHORNS      BOGGS, JOHNNY D.  

The Civil War is over. The future of the American West is up for grabs. Any man crazy enough to lead a herd of Texas longhorns to the north stands to make a fortune–and make history. That man would be Nelson Story. A bold entrepreneur and miner, he knows a golden opportunity when he sees one. But it won’t be easy. Cowboys and bandits have guns, farmers have sick livestock, and the Army’s have their own reasons to stop the drive… Unrated. 2020.    

LB           13309    HITTING A STRAIGHT LICK WITH A CROOKED STICK: STORIES FROM THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE                 HURSTON, ZORA NEALE

A collection of short stories that examine love, migration, gender, class, racism, sexism, and African American folk culture. Includes eight of the author’s “lost” Harlem stories. 2020. Related names:  Jones, Tayari, writer of foreword. West, Margaret Genevieve, editor, writer of introduction.

LB           13328    AMISH CHRISTMAS WEDDING: FOUR STORIES     CLIPSTON, AMY

From bestselling authors of Amish fiction come four delightful stories perfect for celebrating love, joy, and the everyday miracles Christmas brings. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Irvin, Kelly, author. Fuller, Kathleen, author. Chapman, Vannetta, author.

LB           13331    IN THE LION’S DEN: THE HOUSE OF FALCONER    BRADFORD, BARBARA TAYLOR, 1933-

James Lionel Falconer has risen quickly from a mere shop worker to being the right-hand man of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. With Malvern’s daughter Alexis running away to the country after a terrible tragedy and refusing to return, James’ ascent to head of the company seems inevitable. But even a charmed life like James’ is not without its setbacks. Can James continue to be the master of his own fate? Unrated. 2020.

LB           13322    LOVE YOUR LIFE                KINSELLA, SOPHIE           

After a recent breakup and dating app debacle, Ava decides to put love on hold and escapes to a remote writers’ retreat in coastal Italy. She meets a man and they have a whirlwind love affair, but can their passion survive back in the real world? Unrated. 2020.

LB           13329    ELSEWHERE        KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-      

Since his wife Michelle left seven years ago, Jeffy Coltrane focused on raising his eleven-year-old daughter Amity. It’s a quiet life, until a local eccentric known as Spooky Ed shows up on their doorstep. Ed entrusts Jeffy with hiding a strange and dangerous object. Violence and strong language. 2020.

LB           13334    DARK TIDES         GREGORY, PHILIPPA      

Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. Unrated. 2020.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13298    WHY DID I COME INTO THIS ROOM?: A CANDID CONVERSATION ABOUT AGING  LUNDEN, JOAN

Acclaimed broadcast journalist and Baby Boomer Joan Lunden delves into the various phases of aging that leave many feeling uncomfortable, confused, and on edge. Lunden takes the dull and depressing out of aging, replacing it with wit and humor. After all, laughing is better than crying–unless it makes you pee! Unrated. 2020.

LB           13289    GROWING OLD: NOTES ON AGING WITH SOMETHING LIKE GRACE             THOMAS, ELIZABETH MARSHALL, 1931-            

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer and dogs. In this book, the capstone of her long career, Thomas, now eighty-eight, turns her keen eye to her own life. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13275    BEST OF ME        SEDARIS, DAVID

A retrospective collection culled from the comic essayist’s previously published volumes and magazine articles. Finding the humor in even the darkest personal events, in these stories Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, struggles with foreign languages, hand-feeds a carnivorous bird, and more. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13313    MIDNIGHT IN CHERNOBYL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST NUCLEAR DISASTER                HIGGINBOTHAM, ADAM              

An account of the 1986 nuclear power plant disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Discusses the disaster itself, the immediate ecological consequences, the political and economic ramifications for the Soviet Union, and more. Draws on decades of reporting, archival information, and firsthand interviews with witnesses. Strong language. 2019. Variant title: Midnight in Chernobyl: the story of the world’s greatest nuclear disaster.

LB           13330    EXPEDITION DEEP OCEAN: THE FIRST DESCENT TO THE BOTTOM OF ALL FIVE OF THE WORLD’S OCEANS               YOUNG, JOSH   

Expedition Deep Ocean tells the inside story of this exploration of one of the most unforgiving and mysterious places on our planet, including the site of the Titanic wreck and the little-understood Hadal Zone. The expedition pushed technology to the limits, mapped hidden landscapes, discovered previously unknown life forms and began to piece together how life in the deep oceans affects our planet–but it was far from easy. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13326    NO TIME LIKE THE FUTURE: AN OPTIMIST CONSIDERS MORTALITY              FOX, MICHAEL J., 1961- 

Memoir of the actor and author of Lucky Man (DB 54265) who has lived with Parkinson’s Disease for thirty years. He shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13325    INTIMATIONS: SIX ESSAYS            SMITH, ZADIE    

The author of Feel Free: Essays (DB 90182) examines the experience of lock down during the 2020 pandemic through a series of personal essays. Bestseller. 2020.       

LB           13335    HIS VERY BEST: JIMMY CARTER, A LIFE     ALTER, JONATHAN         

The author of Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies (DB 77347) traces the evolution of President Carter throughout his life, from his childhood, through his various careers and causes. Draws on archival materials and five years of extensive access to Carter and his family. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13333    ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY: COMBAT RACISM, CHANGE THE WORLD, AND BECOME A GOOD ANCESTOR          SAAD, LAYLA F. 

Twenty-eight day guide to examining the ways white supremacy influences your life. Provides exercises to assist in dismantling those thought processes. Topics include definitions, anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, allyship, power differentials, and continuing the work. Includes a foreword by Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility (DB 91860). 2020.

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

LB           13312    TRUTHS WE HOLD: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY        HARRIS, KAMALA, 1964-

With her election to the vice presidency, her election to the U.S. Senate, and her position as attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has blazed trails throughout her entire political career. But how did she achieve her goals? What values and influences guided and inspired her along the way? In this young readers edition of Kamala Harris’s memoir, we learn about the impact that her family and community had on her life, and see what led her to discover her own sense of self and purpose. For grades 2-4. 2021. Related names: Shamir, Ruby, author.

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