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ADULT FICTION

LB           13549    BONE CODE        REICHS, KATHY 

Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is called in by the Charleston coroner, who discovered two bodies in medical waste containers. Tempe recognizes hallmarks of an unsolved case from fifteen years earlier in Quebec. But she has another worry: a human flesh-eating contagion is spreading through Charleston. Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                

LB           13565    FIONA AND JANE              HO, JEAN CHEN

Best friends since second grade, Fiona Lin and Jane Shen explore the lonely highways and seedy bars of Los Angeles together through their teenage years, surviving unfulfilling romantic encounters, and carrying with them the scars of their families’ tumultuous pasts. Unrated. 2022.                                                                                                                

LB           13550    LAST CHANCE OLIVE RANCH        ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

Max Mantel, the killer McQuaid put away years ago, has busted out of Huntsville Prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs. McQuaid knows there’s only one way to stop the vengeful convict–set a trap with himself as bait. China wants to stay by her husband’s side and keep him from harm. But McQuaid insists that she get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where’s she’s agreed to teach a workshop on herbs. Strong language and some violence. 2017.                                                                                                 

LB           13556    FORGOTTEN MURDER    DEVERAUX, JUDE            

Gathering at a British country estate for a festive murder-mystery weekend, a retired romance novelist and her old friends tackle a twenty-five-year-old unsolved case that is complicated by the discovery of a murdered jewel thief. Unrated. 2020.                                                                                                 

LB           13561    PECAN SPRINGS ENTERPRISE TRILOGY: DEADLINES, FAULT LINES, FIRE LINES          ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

Three new novellas featuring China Bayles, Ruby Wilcox, and Pecan Springs, Texas, together in a single edition! Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                                 

LB           13554    FORGONE           BANKS, RUSSELL, 1940- 

Septuagenarian leftist documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife is dying of cancer. He gives a last interview to a former star student, to whom he discloses his experiences as a draft dodger who fled to a new life in Montreal. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.                                                                                                                      

LB           13555    AMISH QUILTING BEE: THREE STORIES    CLIPSTON, AMY

Three stories of cozy quilting circles and budding romance. Joanne Lapp attempts to re-create a heirloom family quilt that Colin Zook’s grandmother lost in a fire. Alex Lehman has returned to Middlefield after three years, and begins dating Susie Glick, but can she trust him if he leaves again? Rosie Raber’s yearly project for the Pinecraft Mennonite Quilt Sale may be more ambitious than she can handle. Unrated. 2021. Related names: Fuller, Kathleen, author. Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.                              

LB           13557    LIBRARIANS OF THE WEST: A QUARTET      SIMAR, CANDACE        

“Too Much Dancing Going On” is the account of an independent-minded young woman in a wide-open Montana who loved books and horses, and later a certain literary young man. In “The Book Mama”, Lady Jane Woodruff is stranded with an abusive husband in a harsh new country and relies on the wisdom of an ancient African American woman to guide her to freedom.” Fourteen-year-old Pearl Ellingson learns life’s hard lessons as she struggles to start a library in frontier North Dakota in “Terrible and Wonderful.” Unrated. 2021. Related names: Rumney, Hazel, editor. Cutsforth, Kellen, writer of introduction. Samuelson-Brown, Randi, author. Warren, Mark, 1947-, author. Hinger, Charlotte, 1940-, author.                                                                                                              

LB           13558    MATCHED AND MARRIED: AN AMISH MAIL-ORDER BRIDE NOVEL                FULLER, KATHLEEN         

“She has no plans of getting married. Marriage couldn’t be further from his mind. But can an Amish community with love on the brain bring two reluctant lovebirds together? Unrated. 2021.

LB           13559    SWALLOWED MAN          CAREY, EDWARD, 1970-

In this reimagining of the Pinocchio story, Geppetto reflects on fatherhood, loss, pride, regret, and the strange events of his life during the years he spends within the belly of a sea beast. Unrated. 2020.                                          

LB           13560    NATURE OF SMALL BIRDS             FINKBEINER, SUSIE         

When Mindy announces that she is returning to Vietnam to find her birthmother, it inspires her father, mother, and sister to recall the events of her adoption at the end of the Vietnam War during Operation Baby Lift. Unrated. 2017.                                                                                                               

LB           13563    AND THE RIVER RAN RED: A NOVEL OF THE MASSACRE AT BEAR RIVER     MILLER, ROD, 1952-

January 29, 1863. United States Army troops attack a Shoshoni village on the banks of the Bear River in what is now southeastern Idaho. Four hours later, the army abandons the field, leaving behind the dead bodies of some three hundred men, women, and children. In the pages of And the River Ran Red, four-time Spur Award-winning author Rod Miller puts human faces and feelings on this incomparable tragedy. Unrated. 2022.                                                                                                                          

LB           13566    SANATORIUM   PEARSE, SARAH

On leave from her job as a detective, Elin Warner has no reason to turn down the invitation from her estranged brother Isaac and his fiancé Laure to celebrate their engagement at a remote hotel. The hotel holds secrets and when Laure disappears, Elin must find her. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.                                                                                  

LB           13568    CHOOSE ME       GERRITSEN, TESS             

Detective Frankie Loomis is assigned to investigate the suicide of Taryn Moore. But as she digs into Taryn’s life, murder becomes a possibility. One of Taryn’s past love interests, English professor Jack Dorian, finds his problems increasing after Taryn’s death. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021. Related names:  Braver, Gary, author.                     

LB           13570    HEMLOCK            ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

Herbalist China Bayles’ latest adventure takes her to the mountains of North Carolina, where her friend Dorothea Harper serves as the director and curator of the Hemlock House Library, a priceless collection of rare gardening books housed in a haunted mountainside mansion that once belonged to Sunny Carswell, a reclusive heiress. But the most valuable book– A Curious Herbal, created by Elizabeth Blackwell in the 1730s–is missing and Dorothea is under suspicion. China’s search for the thief takes on a new urgency when she discovers Miss Carswell’s bookseller, the victim of an attempted murder. Unrated. 2021. 

LB           13571    LEGACY: A NOVEL            ROBERTS, NORA              

Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her–before her mother, Lina, stepped in. A decade later, Adrian has created her own line of yoga and workout videos, but she starts getting threatening messages. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.                                                                                                              

LB           13572    GENERAL’S WOMEN       ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

Novelization of the alleged World War II affair between General Dwight D. Eisenhower and his British army driver in London, Kay Summersby, and its impact on Ike’s wife, Mamie, back in Washington. Strong language and some violence. 2017.                                                                                                 

LB           13573    STOLEN STALLION            BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944              

Many men had set out to capture a magnificent stallion named Parade but none had yet triumphed through the hardships to gain the ultimate prize. Silvertip was a dangerous cowboy who could rip out the heart of a mountain lion with his bare hands and when he hunted Parade, he took only a rope and raw courage. But trailing him, guns at their sides, were two killers who wanted the cowboy as badly as they wanted the horse! Unrated. 1933.                                                                                                                           

LB           13576    DIABLO MESA    PRESTON, DOUGLAS J.  

Lucas Tappan, a wealthy and eccentric billionaire and founder of Icarus Space Systems, approaches the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute with a proposal for an excavation, and a hefty donation. Hoping to bring welcome publicity to the privatized space travel industry, he wants to finance a careful, scientific archaeological excavation of the 1947 Roswell Incident site. The Institute agrees and Nora, much to her annoyance, is tasked with the job. Instead of the evidence of a crashed UFO, Nora’s excavation immediately uncovers two unknown murder victims buried at the site… Unrated. 2022. Related names: Child, Lincoln, author.                                                                                                    

LB           13577    ANTHEM: A NOVEL          HAWLEY, NOAH

Simon Oliver is trying to recover from his sister’s tragic passing, but breaks out from the institution where he’s been staying. He joins up with Louise and the Prophet on a quest for the Wizard. On the way, they meet up with a man whose sister is being held captive. Unrated. 2022.                                                            

LB           13580    DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE VOODOO LILY            ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

Spring, 1935 finds the little Alabama town of Darling excited about their new local radio station, WDAR. But there are problems brewing at the newspaper, where a trio of new hires causes headaches for editor Charlie Dickens. That’s not the worst of it, though, as the Dahlias discover when the newest resident at Bessie Bloodworth’s Magnolia Manor is found dead. She had overindulged in a large and very rich chocolate cake–but was something else baked into that cake? If so, one of the Dahlias is likely to find herself at the top of Sheriff Buddy Norris’ suspect list. Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                                               

LB           13578    SHADOWS OF SWANFORD ABBEY             KLASSEN, JULIE, 1964-   

In pursuit of an author who could help get her brother published, Rebecca Lane stays at Swanford Abbey, a grand hotel rumored to be haunted. It is there she encounters Sir Frederick–the man who broke her heart. When a mysterious death occurs, Rebecca is one of the suspects. Unrated. 2021.                                                               

LB           13579    QUICKSILVER     KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-      

Quinn Quicksilver was born a mystery–abandoned at three days old on a desert highway in Arizona. Raised in an orphanage, never knowing his parents, Quinn had a happy if unexceptional life. Until the day of “strange magnetism.” It compelled him to drive out to the middle of nowhere. It helped him find a coin worth a lot of money. And it practically saved his life when two government agents showed up in the diner in pursuit of him. Now Quinn is on the run from those agents and who knows what else, fleeing for his life. Unrated. 2022.                                                                                                         

LB           13581    SECRET KEEPERS OF OLD DEPOT GROCERY            COX, AMANDA, 1984-    

For decades, three generations of women of Old Depot Grocery have been keeping secrets from each other. When Sarah returns home with hopes of running the store, the long-buried past will be brought into the light and threaten not only to destroy the family business but sever the family ties. Unrated. 2021. 

ADULT NON-FICTION                                                                                                    

LB           13575    IN THE WEEDS: AROUND THE WORLD AND BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ANTHONY BOURDAIN                 VITALE, TOM     

Despite his affable, sometimes arch TV persona, the real Tony was intensely private, deeply conflicted about his fame, and an enigma even to those close to him-except for the crew following him around the world. And almost no one knew him better than his long-time producer and director Tom Vitale. Over the course of ten years traveling together, Tony became a boss, a friend, a hero and, sometimes, a tormentor. Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                          

LB           13548    KILLING THE MOB: THE FIGHT AGAINST ORGANIZED CRIME IN AMERICA     O’REILLY, BILL

Authors of Killing England (DB 89045) and Killing the SS (DB 92889) investigate organized crime in the United States between 1930 and 1990. Subjects include Bonnie & Clyde, John Dillinger, the Mafia Commission, the “Five Families,” J. Edgar Hoover, and Jimmy Hoffa. Some violence. Bestseller. 2021. Variant title: Fight against organized crime in America. Related names: Dugard, Martin, author.                                                                                                             

LB           13547    WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS: BUILDING A FAMILY, DISCOVERING MYSELF BIDEN, JILL         

The wife of former vice president Joe Biden discusses her relationship with her husband, how she formed a family with him and her two stepsons, the difficulties of public life, and more. Bestseller. 2019.                                                                                                

LB           13546    LIFE ON OUR PLANET: MY WITNESS STATEMENT AND A VERSION FOR THE FUTURE                 ATTENBOROUGH, DAVID, 1926-

Naturalist in his 90s reflects on his decades as a science communicator and the changes to the planet he has witnessed since his early days in the field. Presents policies for addressing issues like climate change and bettering the world to pass on to the next generation. 2020. Related names: Hughes, Jonnie, author.                                                                                                                  

LB           13562    ELIZABETH & MARGARET: THE INTIMATE WORLD OF THE WINDSOR SISTERS         MORTON, ANDREW, 1953-    

A biography of Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret examines their early idyllic youth as the closest of sisters as well as their often fraught relationship after their father’s death and Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne. Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                                    

LB           13564    CAUSE: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND ITS DISCONTENTS, 1773-1783    ELLIS, JOSEPH J.

Countering popular histories that romanticize the “Spirit of ‘76” Ellis demonstrates that the rebels fought under the mantle of “The Cause,” a mutable, conveniently ambiguous principle that afforded an umbrella under which different, and often conflicting, convictions and goals could coexist. Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                              

LB           13569    LED ZEPPELIN: THE BIOGRAPHY SPITZ, BOB        

A music biographer chronicles the rise and fall of one of the biggest rock bands in the world, from their first album in 1968, through the heyday of sold-out stadiums in the ‘70s, to the death of drummer John Bonham and the breakup of the band in 1980. Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                             

LB           13574    MOST REMARKABLE CREATURE: THE HIDDEN LIFE AND EPIC JOURNEY OF THE WORLD’S SMARTEST BIRDS OF PREY   MEIBURG, JONATHAN  

An enthralling account of a modern voyage of discovery as we meet the clever, social birds of prey called caracaras, which puzzled Darwin, fascinate modern-day falconers, and carry secrets of our planet’s deep past in their family history. Unrated. 2021. 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION                                                                               

LB           13552    THUNDERHEAD: ARC OF A SCYTHE, BOOK 2          SHUSTERMAN, NEAL     

Rowan, now a vigilante called Scythe Lucifer, and Citra, now a junior scythe, take opposite positions on the morality of the scythedom, putting them at odds. And the ruling entity, Thunderhead, is not pleased. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.             

LB           13553    TOLL: ARC OF A SCYTHE, BOOK 3                SHUSTERMAN, NEAL     

Citra and Rowan have disappeared and new radical laws have risen in their absence. Meanwhile, corrupt High Blade Goddard demands absolute dominion over the world scythedom, and the few remaining scythes frantically try to stop him. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.                                                                                                                 

LB           13551    PARACHUTES     YANG, KELLY      

When Claire, a wealthy Chinese teen, is sent to America to finish high school, she becomes an unlikely housemate to Dani, an impoverished teen determined to find her way into Yale. Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2020.                                                                                                                                                           

LB           13567    COST OF KNOWING           MORRIS, BRITTNEY      

Sixteen-year-old Alex’s curse of seeing the future distracts him from being and doing his best; but when he sees his little brother Isaiah’s imminent death, he races against time, death, and circumstances to save him. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2021.