New Large Print Books Added in March 2020

ADULT FICTION

LB 12723 WHAT HAPPENS IN PARADISE HILDERBRAND, ELIN

In Winter in Paradise (DB 92619), newly widowed Irene Steele learned of her late husband’s double life on St. John, in the US Virgin Islands. Now she and her adult sons have moved to the island, trying to learn more about the man who deceived them all. Unrated. 2019. 423 pages.

LB 12725 PHARAOH KEY PRESTON, DOUGLAS J.

Gideon Crew is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn’s high-tech lab, Effective Engineering Solutions, shuts down. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew gets a bead on EES`s final, possibly life-saving, treasure. Unrated. 2018. 404 pages.

LB 12726 NIGHT FIRE CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-

Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renee Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed the man who trained Bosch as a rookie. After the mentor’s death, his widow gives Bosch a murder book he held onto: the unsolved killing of a troubled young man. Violence and strong language. 2019. 564 pages.

LB 12731 HINDSIGHT JOHANSEN, IRIS

Investigator Kendra Michaels–whose former blindness has left her with uniquely insightful observational skills–must put her life on the line to catch a terrifying murderer setting his sights on some of society’s most vulnerable. Unrated. 2020. 486 pages. Related names: Johansen, Roy, author.

LB 12727 PRETTY REVENGE LIEBERT, EMILY

Kerrie O’Malley, jobless and in an unfulfilling relationship, can isolate the singular moment in her life when things veered off course–the night she was irrevocably wronged by someone she looked up to. Eighteen years later, when Kerrie sees the very woman who destroyed her life on television, a fire ignites inside her. The stakes are high. The risks are perilous. But she’ll stop at nothing to achieve the retribution she deserves. Unrated. 2019. 403 pages.

LB 12728 REVOLUTION OF MARINA M. FITCH, JANET, 1955-

St. Petersburg, 1916. Aspiring poet Marina Makarova comes from a well-to-do family. When she gets caught up in revolutionary fervor, her father kicks her out of the house. Attempting to make her way in the world, she faces challenges and tests the limits of love. Unrated. 2017. 1158 pages.

LB 12732 DRAGONFLY MEACHAM, LEILA, 1938-

In 1942, five young men and women agree to a mission in Vichy France. Twenty years later, former spymaster Alistair Renault discovers a reference to that top-secret mission, which he ran. It suggests that a team member who was executed may have actually survived. Unrated. 2019. 849 pages.

LB 12734 CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT PRESTON, DOUGLAS J.

When Grace Ozmian, beautiful daughter of a tech billionaire, goes missing, the NYPD are not particularly concerned, until a body is found in a Queens warehouse, missing its head. FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up to assist lead detective D’Agosta. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2018. 470 pages.

LB 12735 CUTTING EDGE DEAVER, JEFFERY

In the early hours of a quiet weekend morning in Manhattan’s Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case. As a half-million dollars’ worth of gems were left behind, it’s clear that the killer’s target was the victims themselves. Unrated. 2018. 658 pages.

LB 12733 CHIMES OF A LOST CATHEDRAL FITCH, JANET, 1955-

After the events of The Revolution of Marina M. (DB 89619), Marina Makarova must find a way to survive in post-revolution Russia. She returns to Petrograd and finds purpose in caring for the orphans who haunt the streets. But her trials aren`t over. Unrated. 2019. 1130 pages.

LB 12736 RUN AWAY COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-

When Simon finally finds his strung-out college dropout daughter Paige in Central Park, he punches her abusive boyfriend Aaron, but Paige gets away. A few months later, Aaron has been viciously murdered and Simon is frantically trying to find Paige again. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2019. 530 pages.

LB 12737 TARGET: ALEX CROSS PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

When a sniper`s bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC, Alex Cross’s wife, Bree Stone–newly elevated chief of DC detectives–must prove herself. The Secret Service and the FBI also deploy, and Alex is tasked by the new president to lead the investigation. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2018. 522 pages.

LB 12739 RED ALERT: AN NYPD RED MYSTERY PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

New York’s very rich gather at the Pierre’s Cotillion Room to raise money for those less fortunate. A fatal blast rocks the room, reminiscent of 9/11. Is it an act of terrorism–or a homicide? Then more murders occur. NYPD Red task-force detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald investigate. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018. 395 pages.

LB 12738 CHAIN MCKINTY, ADRIAN

Your phone rings. A stranger has kidnapped your child. To free them you must abduct someone else’s child. Your child will be released when your victim`s parents kidnap another child. If these things don’t happen your child will be killed. You are now part of the chain. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019. 504 pages.

LB 12740 ESCAPE ARTIST MELTZER, BRAD

Nola is the U. S. Army’s artist-in-residence–a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war’s aftermath and sharing observations about today’s wars. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy determined to keep her quiet. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018. 573 pages.

LB 12741 END GAME BALDACCI, DAVID

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are the people the government calls when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing. Violence, strong language, explicit description of sex. Bestseller. 2017. 660 pages.

LB 12743 17TH SUSPECT PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant’s tip leads Lindsay to disturbing conclusions, including that something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department itself. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018. 392 pages.

LB 12742 THREE BETHS ABBOTT, JEFF

“My mom would never leave me”: this has been Mariah Dunning’s motto. Her compass. Her belief. Then she glimpses her mother–who`s been missing for the past year–on the other side of a crowded food court. Meanwhile, Mariah learns that two other women–also named Beth–have disappeared. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018. 536 pages.

LB 12745 PAPER WASP ACAMPORA, LAUREN

Once on the cusp of a promising art career, Abby Graven now lives in her childhood home and works at a supermarket. Each day, the magazine racks taunt her with the success of her former best friend, Elise, a rising Hollywood starlet. When they reunite at their high school reunion, Abby becomes enmeshed in Elise’s world, and the dynamic between them shifts–until there’s only one way for Abby to grasp the future that awaits her. Unrated. 2019. 353 pages.

LB 12746 SUMMER OF ’69 HILDERBRAND, ELIN

Nantucket, 1969. Siblings Blair, Kirby, Tiger, and Jessie find their world changed from the last time they spent the summer at their grandmother’s home. With the three older siblings spread across the world and facing their own crises, thirteen-year-old Jessie feels the strain of family secrets. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 645 pages.

LB 12748 MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY WITEMEYER, KAREN

Texas, 1896. Zacharias Hamilton isn’t looking for any family entanglements, but when Abigail Kemp needs a man’s name on the deed to keep her bakery, he agrees to a marriage of convenience. Can Abigail trust in Zach without losing her independence? Unrated. 2019. 519 pages.

LB 12751 LABYRINTH COULTER, CATHERINE

In downtown Washington, Agent Sherlock`s Volvo is suddenly T-boned. As her car spins out of control, a man’s body slams against her windshield and then…blackness. Meanwhile, in Gaffer’s Ridge, Virginia, Special Agent Hammersmith rescues a kidnapped woman, who claims her captor–the sheriff`s nephew–has probably murdered three missing teenage girls. Some violence. 2019. 559 pages.

LB 12747 REDEMPTION BALDACCI, DAVID

Decker is approached by Meryl Hawkins, the first killer he put behind bars. Now suffering from terminal cancer, Hawkins wants Decker to clear his name. When Hawkins later turns up dead with a bullet in his head, Decker begins to doubt his original rock-solid case. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2019. 660 pages.

LB 12749 TEMPTATION’S DARLING LINDSEY, JOHANNA

William Blackburn, Earl of Ketterham, lives in exile in the Scottish Highlands with his daughter Vanessa. When she comes of age, Vanessa returns to her mother in England to make her debut. Lord Montgomery Townsend, a visitor at the Countess of Dawton’s home, watches Vanessa’s mother try to match her with the pompous son of a powerful family. Monty steps in to help, but is tempted to upend the wedding plans so that he can marry her himself! Unrated. 2019. 535 pages.

LB 12750 BIRD KING WILSON, G. WILLOW, 1982-

During the Spanish Inquisition, Fatima is a concubine in the royal court of the Alhambra, the last remnant of Muslim Spain. Her friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker, has the magical ability to draw places he’s never seen and shape reality with his pen. Some violence and some strong language. 2019. 561 pages.

LB 12752 BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK RICHARDSON, KIM MICHELE

Kentucky, 1936. Nineteen-year-old Cussy Mary Carter has been working as part of the Pack Horse Library Project, but her father hopes she’ll marry–despite the family trait of blue skin. In addition to her father’s hopes, Cussy must also face the prejudice of the community she serves. Unrated. 2019. 487 pages.

LB 12753 DESPERATE GIRLS GRIFFIN, LAURA, 1973-

Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she’s a mess. When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipe out those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life–but she is pulled back into the vortex of a disturbing case from her past… Unrated. 2018. 447 pages.

LB 12754 CACTUS HAYWOOD, SARAH

For Susan Green, messy emotions don’t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal, a job that suits her passion for logic and an ‘interpersonal arrangement’ that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is realized. She is losing control. Unrated. 2018. 551 pages.

ADULT NONFICTION

LB 12724 COLLAGEN DIET: A 28-DAY PLAN FOR SUSTAINED WEIGHT LOSS, GLOWING SKIN, GREAT GUT HEALTH, AND A YOUNGER YOU AXE, JOSH

You’ll learn how your skin, hair, nails, bones, disks, joints, ligaments, tendons, arterial walls, and gastrointestinal tract all depend on the consumption of collagen-rich foods, and how a high-collagen diet can lead to better weight control, enhanced digestion, clearer skin, reduced inflammation, and improved immune function. Features a twenty-eight-day meal plan and more than seventy recipes. Unrated. 2019. 341 pages.

LB 12730 BRAIN WASH: DETOX YOUR MIND FOR CLEARER THINKING, DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS, AND LASTING HAPPINESS PERLMUTTER, DAVID, 1954-

Based on the latest science, the book identifies the mental hijacking that undermines each and every one of us, and presents the tools necessary to think more clearly, make better decisions, strengthen bonds with others, and develop healthier habits. Featuring a 10-day bootcamp program, including a meal plan and 40 original recipes, Brain Wash is the key to cultivating a more purposeful and fulfilling life. Unrated. 2020. 390 pages. Related names: Perlmutter, Austin, author. Loberg, Kristin, author.

LB 12744 WARNING

A behind-the-scenes portrayal of the Trump administration from the anonymous senior official who authored the controversial 2018 New York Times op-ed. Unrated. 2019. 371 pages.

New Large Print Books Added in February 2020

ADULT FICTION

LB           12544    BONES DON’T LIE              LEIGH, MELINDA              

Private investigator Lance Kruger was just a boy when his father vanished twenty-three years ago. Since then he’s lived under the weight of that disappearance–until his father’s car is dredged up from the bottom of Grey Lake. It should be a time for closure, except for the skeleton found in the trunk. A missing person case gone cold has become one of murder, and Lance and attorney Morgan Dane must face the deadly past that’s risen to the surface. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.  461 pages.

LB           12545    RUSSIA ACCOUNT            COONTS, STEPHEN, 1946-            

CIA officer Tommy Carmellini takes on a murderous, international financial conspiracy that leaves a trail of death and corruption, extending from a small bank in Estonia, to the highest reaches of the Kremlin, to the halls of the Congress, and perhaps even to the CIA itself–putting Admiral Jake Grafton, the head of the CIA, in the crosshairs of an assassin.  Unrated. 2019. 446 pages.

LB           12548    SMOKESCREEN JOHANSEN, IRIS

Journalist Jill Cassidy arrives from an African village with a heart-wrenching story: half the villagers have been killed by guerilla soldiers, the bodies burned beyond recognition. The families need Eve Duncan’s help to get closure. But when Eve reaches the remote jungle, she begins to suspect a sinister plot. Unrated. 2019. 630 pages

LB           12546    SAFE HAVEN       SPARKS, NICHOLAS        

Since arriving in Southport, North Carolina, waitress Katie has kept to herself. Now new neighbor Jo and widowed store owner Alex begin to bring her out of her shell–but her dangerous past is about to catch up with her. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2010. 528 pages.

LB           12547    INVISIBLE            PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved kidnappings, rapes, and murders, Emmy Dockery has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Not even Emmy’s field agent ex-boyfriend believes the cases are connected. Then Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can’t ignore. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2014. 491 pages.

LB           12549    IMAGINARY FRIEND        CHBOSKY, STEPHEN        

Kate Reese and her son Christopher are on the run from an abusive relationship. They land in Mill Grove, a tight-knit Pennsylvania community. It seems perfect until Christopher vanishes. He emerges from the woods six days later, unhurt but hearing a voice in his head. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019. 1182 pages.

LB           12578    WORLD THAT WE KNEW               HOFFMAN, ALICE            

Berlin, 1941. Hanni Kohn knows the time has come to send her twelve-year-old daughter, Lea, away to save her from the Nazis. The rabbi’s daughter, Ettie, provides hope in the form of a golem, Ava, to protect Lea as she makes her way in the world. Unrated. 2019. 445 pages.

LB           12581    BUCKSKIN, BLOOMERS, AND ME               BOGGS, JOHNNY D.        

What’s a sixteen-year-old boy to do when he learns that his stepmother and a local judge have murdered his father and now plan to kill him, too? Well, when it’s 1906, and you can play pretty good second base, you join a barn-storming baseball team making its way across Kansas. It also helps that the team is the Kansas City National Bloomer Girls. Who’d look for a runaway boy disguised as a girl on a women’s team? Unrated. 2019. 288 pages.

LB           12583    MASSACRE AT CROW CREEK CROSSING  WEST, CHARLES G.          

A tale of violence and vengeance as Cole Bonner, whose entire family had been killed by outlaws, rescues a woman from the men who murdered her husband and abducted her. But to bring the widow to safety, he will have to face his own demons, return to his old homestead, and relive the violence–and the vengeance–of another massacre at Crow Creek Crossing. Unrated. 2019. 359 pages.       

LB           12584    GIRL BEHIND THE RED ROPE        DEKKER, TED, 1962-         Ten years ago, Grace saw something that would forever change the course of history. When evil in its purest form is unleashed on the world, she and others from their religious community are already hidden deep in the hills of Tennessee, abiding by every rule that will keep them safe, pure–and alive. As long as they stay there, behind the red perimeter… Unrated. 2019. Related names: Dekker, Rachelle, author. 483 pages.

LB           12621    BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL         WAXMAN, ABBI

The father that shy bookstore clerk Nina Hill never knew has died, leaving behind a crowd of relatives who want to meet her. Between new family and the handsome trivia rival who seems into her, Nina is being forced out of her comfortable shell. Some descriptions of sex. 2019. 459 pages.

LB           12674    BENEATH THE ATTIC       ANDREWS, V.C. (VIRGINIA C.)    

Forbidden passions have shaped and haunted the Dollanganger family since their first novel–Flowers in the Attic–debuted forty years ago. Now discover how twisted the family roots truly are, and witness the clan’s origins as a result of one wild and complicated relationship. Unrated. 2019. 359 pages.      

LB           12676    LETHAL AGENT MILLS, KYLE, 1966-          

In the midst of the toxic presidential election in America, ISIS initiates a plan to conduct bioterrorism. Rapp embarks on a mission to infiltrate the plot. Sequel to Red War (DB 93054). Unrated. Bestseller. 2019.  Related names:  Flynn, Vince, 1966-2013, creator. 525 pages.

LB           12671    MAGIC GUN: A WESTERN DUO   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944              

Hugh Collier in “The Danger Lover” feels he is living an empty life as a bank employee. When he trades horses with a stranger, he finds himself mistaken for the outlaw Bill Gadsden–by both Gadsden’s worshippers and Lassiter, the man after the outlaw. Lewis Dikkon in “Magic Gun” has led a sheltered life as a shoemaker; after meeting a stranger named Sam Prentiss, Lewis decides to buy Dan Hodge’s Colt, once owned by the notorious gunman. Unrated. 2019. 262 pages.

LB           12678    CHRISTMAS SHOPAHOLIC             KINSELLA, SOPHIE           

Becky Brandon is looking forward to Christmas with husband Luke and daughter Minnie–until her parents announce they are moving and want Becky to host the whole family for the holiday. Juggling the preparations is difficult, even before she runs into an old flame whose motives are unclear. Unrated. 2019. 543 pages.

LB           12695    TO THE LAND OF LONG LOST FRIENDS     MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-         

Mma Ramotswe agrees to help an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter. Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni finds himself embroiled in familial drama as well, when one of his clients asks for help evicting an unwanted houseguest who turns out to be the man’s own brother. Unrated. 2019. 343 pages.         

LB           12696    STEALTH               WOODS, STUART             

Stone Barrington is enjoying some downtime at his English retreat when he’s unceremoniously sent off to the remote reaches of the UK and into a deadly snare. This is only the first volley by a rival power–one that has its eyes set on disrupting the peace of the nation. Unrated. 2019. 409 pages.    

LB           12692    KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM CRY     CLARK, MARY HIGGINS 

When journalist Penelope “Casey” Harrison starts to research a piece about the #MeToo movement that includes a long-ago incident in her own life, she doesn’t realize that the young man who drugged and assaulted her at a fraternity house party in college is now a wealthy, powerful industrialist. Unrated. 2019. 553 pages.

LB           12693    GIRLS LIKE US     ALGER, CRISTINA             

After homicide detective Martin Flynn dies in a motorcycle accident, his long-estranged FBI agent daughter Nell returns home. When asked to investigate the murders of two young women, Nell realizes clues point to her father. Now she wonders about his role in her mother’s long-ago murder. Unrated. 2019. 379 pages.

LB           12694    LET IT SNOW      THAYER, NANCY, 1943- 

Christina Antonioni is preparing for the holidays at her Nantucket toy shop. But when her Scrooge of a landlord, Oscar Bittlesman, raises her rent, it seems nearly impossible for Christina to continue business. Even so, Christina hopes there is a warm heart underneath Oscar’s steely exterior. When she bonds with Wink, his sweet, young granddaughter who frequents the shop, it becomes clear that perhaps he isn’t so cold after all. Unrated. 2019. 286 pages.          

LB           12701    DESERTER            DEMILLE, NELSON           

Army investigators Scott Brodie and Maggie Taylor are sent to Venezuela to track down suspected deserter Captain Kyle Mercer. Mercer vanished a year prior while in Afghanistan and has been spotted in Venezuela. This difficult mission is made even more difficult by Maggie’s inexperience and possible secret alliances. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 885 pages.

LB           12708    MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT  BALDACCI, DAVID           

FBI Agent Atlee Pine and her assistant Carol Blum return to Atlee’s Georgia hometown to reopen the long-cold investigation of her twin sister’s abduction and probable murder. To complicate things, they arrive as a serial killer begins a reign of terror. Unrated. 2019. 662 pages.

LB           12702    REDESIGNING HAPPINESS            BROOKS, NITA  

It wasn’t easy for Yvonne Cable to get over a heartbreaking relationship and revamp her life. But now the once-broke single mom is Atlanta’s most sought-after interior designer–and one-half of the media’s hottest power couple. She and her celebrity fiance, Nathan, are a perfect match, on-and off-camera. But when their new home improvement reality show becomes the object of a fierce network bidding war, Yvonne’s ex makes an offer for it… Unrated. 2019. 449 pages.

LB           12705    GENESIS               COOK, ROBIN, 1940-       

When a twenty-eight-year-old pregnant social worker’s corpse shows up on Chief NYC Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery’s autopsy table, it appears she had a drug overdose, but everyone swears she never touched drugs. As they begin tracing the fetus’ DNA to identify the mystery father, a related murder occurs. Unrated. 2019. 617 pages.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           12542    FUNNY MAN: MEL BROOKS          MCGILLIGAN, PATRICK 

An author of numerous Hollywood biographies tackles comedy legend Mel Brooks. Topics include his childhood in Brooklyn, his work writing for Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner in the early days of television, and his years as a successful director of films like The Producers and Blazing Saddles. Unrated. 2019. 905 pages.          

LB           12542    FUNNY MAN: MEL BROOKS          MCGILLIGAN, PATRICK 

An author of numerous Hollywood biographies tackles comedy legend Mel Brooks. Topics include his childhood in Brooklyn, his work writing for Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner in the early days of television, and his years as a successful director of films like The Producers and Blazing Saddles. Unrated. 2019. 905 pages.          

LB           12543    BECOMING DR. SEUSS: THEODOR GEISEL AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN IMAGINATION                 JONES, BRIAN JAY           

Biography of children’s author and illustrator (1904-1991) famed for his simple but engaging rhymes and whimsical drawing style. Discusses Geisel’s more radical side, which can be seen in the themes of The Lorax (DB 31231). Also covers his writing process–which could last years. Unrated. 2019. 795 pages.      

LB           12579    FIRST IN LINE: PRESIDENTS, VICE PRESIDENTS, AND THE PURSUIT OF POWER         BROWER, KATE ANDERSEN         

Explores the lives and roles of thirteen vice presidents of the modern era, discussing the complicated relationship between president and vice president and how this connection influenced each vice president’s political future. Unrated. 2018. 511 pages.

LB           12580    FREEDOM: THE OVERTHROWING OF THE SLAVE EMPIRES              WALVIN, JAMES

                In the three centuries following Columbus’s landfall in the Americas, slavery became a critical institution across swathes of both North and South America. It saw twelve million Africans forced onto slave ships, and had seismic consequences for Africa while leading to the transformation of the Americas and to the material enrichment of the Western world. It was also largely unquestioned. Unrated. 2017. 392 pages.

LB           12582    BARNUM: AN AMERICAN LIFE     WILSON, ROBERT, 1951 FEBRUARY 21-   

Biography of P. T. Barnum, the co-creator of Barnum & Bailey Circus and master of reinvention. Examines the showman’s early life, entrepreneurship, successes and setbacks, personal tragedies, and the controversies that often sprang from the lengths he would go to in order to attract an audience. Unrated. 2019. 607 pages.

LB           12585    READING BEHIND BARS: A MEMOIR OF LITERATURE, LAW, AND LIFE AS A PRISON LIBRARIAN                GRUNENWALD, JILL A.  

A newly minted librarian looks back on her first career stop: working in a prison. Discusses what drew her to the profession, why she chose to take the job, personalities she encountered, examples of both typical days and extraordinary ones, and challenges she faced. 2019.  423 pages.

LB           12616    ME: ELTON JOHN OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY JOHN, ELTON    

Memoir of the musical legend. Born Reginald Dwight in a London suburb, the performer soon found his sound and his style. He discusses his career and struggles with drug addiction. Also discusses his work with AIDS charities and his relationship with husband, David. Unrated. 2019. 579 pages.     

LB           12673    WEATHER MACHINE: A JOURNEY INSIDE THE FORECAST BLUM, ANDREW              

In a quest to understand how the forecast works, Andrew Blum visits old weather stations and watches new satellites blast off. He discovers that we have entered a golden age of meteorology–our tools allow us to predict weather more accurately than ever, and yet we haven’t learned to trust them, nor can we guarantee the fragile international alliances that allow our modern weather machine to exist. Unrated. 2019. 301 pages.     

LB           12675    ONE GIANT LEAP: THE IMPOSSIBLE MISSION THAT FLEW US TO THE MOON           FISHMAN, CHARLES, 1961-    

Author of The Big Thirst (DB 74346) chronicles NASA’s mission to put a man on the moon by 1970 after President John F. Kennedy set that goal in 1961. Discusses the technologies that needed to be developed and key figures who made it all happen. Unrated. 2019. 827 pages.

LB           12677    HYMNS OF THE REPUBLIC: THE STORY OF THE FINAL YEAR OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR GWYNNE, S. C. (SAMUEL C.), 1953-    

S.C. Gwynne’s Hymns of the Republic addresses the period from Ulysses S. Grant’s appointment as general of all Union armies in March 1864 to the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox a year later. Unrated. 2019. 697 pages.

LB           12679    TOUCHED BY THE SUN: MY FRIENDSHIP WITH JACKIE       SIMON, CARLY  

The singer-songwriter, author of the previous memoir Boys in the Trees (DB 83691), met Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis at a party in 1983 and they soon became close. She discusses the bond they shared, despite their differences, in a friendship that lasted until Onassis’ death in 1994. Unrated. 2019. 287 pages.     

LB           12680    THREE WOMEN TADDEO, LISA   

Award-winning journalist takes an in-depth look at the sex lives of three American women. Follows a housewife whose marriage has lost its passion, a high school student in a relationship with her English teacher, and a woman whose husband picks out sexual partners for her. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 507 pages.

LB           12703    TRUMP VS. CHINA: FACING AMERICA’S GREATEST THREAT             GINGRICH, NEWT            

A former Speaker of the House discusses his view that communist-ruled China poses the biggest threat to the United States in recent history. Includes suggestions for how America can survive this perceived multi-pronged threat. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 535 pages.       

LB           12706    GREEK TO ME: ADVENTURES OF THE COMMA QUEEN      NORRIS, MARY, 1952-    

The author of Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen (DB 82577) details her love of Greece and its language. Discusses the role of Greek in both written and spoken English as well as the author’s encounters with Greek words, gods, wine, and men. Bestseller. 2019. 299 pages.

LB           12707    WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS?: BIG QUESTIONS FROM TINY MORTALS ABOUT DEATH   DOUGHTY, CAITLIN

Mortician and author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (DB 80041) and From Here to Eternity (DB 89746) answers questions she has frequently received from children. Topics include the title question, the disposition of an astronaut’s body, keeping parents’ skulls, and the decomposition process. 2019. 299 pages.

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           12620    DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: WRECKING BALL               KINNEY, JEFF     

When an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley’s family a chance to make big changes to their house, they soon discover that renovations may not be worth the effort. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2019. 229 pages.        

LB           12618    LAST LAST-DAY-OF-SUMMER      GILES, L.R. (LAMAR R.)  

When adventurous cousins Otto and Sheed Alston accidentally extend the last day of summer by freezing time, they find the secrets between the unmoving seconds are not as much fun as they expected. For grades 5-8. 2019. Related names: Adeola, Dapo, illustrator. 387 pages.

LB           12619    FOCUSED             GERBER, ALYSON             

Twelve-year-old Clea wants to do well in class and play chess on the school team, but somehow she cannot focus on anything. When her classmates take notice, Clea’s worried parents have her tested for ADHD and Clea begins to take control of her life. For grades 5-8. 2019. 353 pages.

LB           12704    GOODNIGHT, PANDA! = BUENAS NOCHES, PANDA!          BOOKS, BABL    

It’s bedtime for the zoo animals, but Panda doesn’t want to go to bed! He decides to hide among the other black and white animals at the zoo. Join Panda on his nighttime adventure as he swims with his friend Orca, has a snack with the Zebras, and waddles around with the Penguins, before realizing that the best place to be is home! Fiction for preschool-grade 3. Unrated. 2015. Bilingual: English and Spanish. 26 pages.

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

LB           12617    WHAT THE DOG KNOWS: SCENT, SCIENCE, AND THE AMAZING WAYS DOGS PERCEIVE THE WORLD                WARREN, CAT   

There are thousands of scent-detection dogs all over the United States. This group includes cadaver dogs, tracking, trailing, and apprehension dogs; dogs that can locate unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers; and even dogs that can find drowning victims more than two hundred feet below the surface of a lake. What the Dog Knows shows the science, the rigorous training, and the skilled handling that underlie these amazing abilities. For grades 4-7. Unrated. 2019. 449 pages.

LB           12672    ASTROPHYSICS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN A HURRY                TYSON, NEIL DEGRASSE

Tyson, one of America’s most celebrated astrophysicists, invites young readers to explore the mysteries of the universe, from communication with aliens to dark matter to why the world is round. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2019. 227 pages.

   

 

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ADULT FICTION

LB 12402 VENDETTA IN DEATH ROBB, J.D., 1950-

Wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy`s company has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims–but his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. In one shocking night of brutality, vigilante Lady Justice makes him pay a much steeper price. And he`s just her first target. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 529 pages.

LB 12399 ONE GOOD DEED BALDACCI, DAVID

1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole, where a murder takes place right under his nose. The crime could send him back to prison if he doesn`t track down the real killer. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 628 pages.

LB 12400 OUTFOX BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-

FBI agent Drex Easton is determined to capture con man Weston Graham. Over the years Weston has assumed many names and countless disguises to lure eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace. Drex believes he finally has the suspect in sight. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 614 pages.

LB 12404 BLOODY GENIUS SANDFORD, JOHN, 1944 FEBRUARY 23-

At the local state university, two feuding departments face off on the battleground of science and medicine. When a confrontational scholar winds up dead, it will be up to Virgil Flowers to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs within this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2019. 515 pages.

LB 12405 CONTRABAND WOODS, STUART

Stone Barrington is getting some much-needed rest and relaxation in Florida when trouble falls from the sky–literally. Intrigued by the suspicious circumstances surrounding this event, Stone joins forces with a sharp-witted and alluring local detective to investigate. But they run into a problem: the evidence keeps disappearing. Unrated. 2019. 387 pages.

LB 12406 BITTERROOTS: A CASSIE DEWELL NOVEL BOX, C.J.

Ex-cop Cassie Dewell is trying to start over with her own PI firm. Guilty about not seeing her son and exhausted by nights on stakeout, Cassie nonetheless manages–until a friend asks Cassie to help a man accused of assaulting a young girl from an influential family. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2019. 473 pages.

LB 12458 SOLD ON A MONDAY MCMORRIS, KRISTINA

Pennsylvania, 1931. While out on assignment, ambitious reporter Ellis Reed photographs a sign reading “2 children for sale” on a front porch, with two brothers sitting beside it. The accompanying article he crafts with secretary Lily Palmer has devastating consequences that they must set right. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018. 515 pages.

LB 12463 STATE OF THE UNION: A MARRIAGE IN TEN PARTS HORNBY, NICK

Tom and Louise meet at the pub before their couples therapy appointments. They once thought they had a stable home life. Now they wonder if their marriage will ever go back together after being picked apart each week. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2019. 239 pages.

LB 12482 WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE? SEMPLE, MARIA

Seattle. Eighth-grader Bee’s request for a family trip to Antarctica is the last straw for her mother Bernadette, who has become so socially inept that she hired a virtual assistant in India to handle her life. Just before the trip, Bernadette vanishes. Heartbroken Bee investigates. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2012. 479 pages.

LB 12303 INN PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

The secluded Inn at Gloucester suits its owner–former Boston police detective Bill Robinson–until Mitchell Cline arrives with a crew of local killers. Robinson teams up with three of his fearless residents–Sheriff Clayton Spears, army veteran Nick Jones, and groundskeeper Effie Johnson–to defend the inn. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 435 pages.

LB 12301 FIRST FAMILY PALMER, MICHAEL, 1942-2013

When the President`s son Cam, a sixteen-year-old chess champion, experiences extreme fatigue, moodiness, and an uncharacteristic violent outburst, doctors quickly dismiss his troubles as teen angst. But Secret Service agent Karen Ray is convinced Cam`s issues are very serious–and so does her physician ex-husband. Unrated. 2018. 599 pages.

LB 12300 MONEY SHOT WOODS, STUART

Ever a man of mystery and intrigue, Teddy Fay has donned a new disguise–that of Mark Weldon, a stuntman and actor starring in Centurion Studios` newest film. When the picture`s leading lady begins receiving blackmail threats, Teddy is in the perfect position to investigate. Unrated. 2018. 387 pages.

LB 12302 WINDOW ON THE BAY MACOMBER, DEBBIE

Now that her children are grown, Jenna`s life is at a crossroads. She and her friend Maureen decide to finally take a trip to Paris–but then Jenna`s elderly mother breaks her hip. The good news is that Jenna is smitten with her mother`s surgeon, Rowan. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 402 pages.

LB 12293 ELEVATOR PITCH BARCLAY, LINWOOD

Four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower, each pressing a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top–then plummets to the bottom of the shaft. When it happens again the following two days in other skyscrapers, chaos erupts. Unrated. 2019. 634 pages.

LB 12299 NANNY MACMILLAN, GILLY

When her beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt was devastated. Thirty years later, Jo returns to her childhood home and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother. But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew. Unrated. 2019. 541 pages.

LB 12297 WATER DANCER COATES, TA-NEHISI

Born into bondage, Hiram Walker is robbed of all memory of his mother when she is sold. But Hiram is blessed with a mysterious power. This power saves him when he almost drowns, and he knows he must escape the only life he has ever known. Violence. Bestseller. 2019. 558 pages.

LB 12294 CHANCES ARE… RUSSO, RICHARD, 1949-

Real estate broker Lincoln, tiny-press publisher Teddy, and musician Mickey gather on Martha`s Vineyard for Memorial Day weekend–as they have since 1971, when the woman they all loved, Jacy, disappeared. But this weekend reveals the secrets each man has kept. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 445 pages.

LB 12295 AFTER THE FLOOD MONTAG, KASSANDRA

A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. Rising floodwaters have obliterated America. Myra and her precocious daughter, Pearl, survive by fishing from their small boat. For seven years, Myra has grieved the loss of her oldest daughter, Row, who was stolen by her father. After discovering that Row was seen near the Arctic Circle, Myra and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas. Unrated. 2019. 542 pages.

LB 12291 RED AT THE BONE WOODSON, JACQUELINE 2001.

Sixteen-year-old Melody enters her coming-of-age ceremony wearing the custom-made dress her mother Iris never got to wear–due to her pregnancy. As the families of Melody`s parents gather for the ceremony, their individual stories are revealed. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019. 246 pages.

LB 12296 NEW GIRL SILVA, DANIEL, 1960-

At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, a mysterious girl arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade. When she is kidnapped, Gabriel Allon is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy. Sequel to The Other Woman (DB 92160). Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 578 pages.

LB 12298 SECRETS WE KEPT PRESCOTT, LARA 1956.

Irina Drozdova is hired as a typist at the CIA. But she has been recruited for more. She is paired with experienced operative Sally Forrester to smuggle Boris Pasternak`s opus, Doctor Zhivago (DB 75275), out of the USSR. But there are deeper games being played. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 477 pages.

LB 12292 DARK SIDE STEEL, DANIELLE

Zoe Morgan`s childhood revolved around her younger sister`s tragic illness, as her parents dedicated themselves completely to her final days before divorcing. When Zoe has her own child, she is determined to be a perfect mother, but old scars pull her to the edge of an abyss. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 331 pages.

LB 12508 NOEL STRANGER EVANS, RICHARD PAUL

Almost a year after Maggie`s life implodes with the news that her politician husband has been arrested for bigamy, she finally feels as if she is ready to live again. Encouraged to celebrate the Christmas season, she meets tree lot owner Andrew. But he is hiding his own secrets. 2018. 303 pages.

LB 12509 3RD DEGREE: A WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB MYSTERY PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

The Women’s Murder Club, last seen in 2nd Chance (RC 54159, BR 14209), reconvenes to stop domestic terrorist attacks in San Francisco. Detective Lindsay Boxer, lawyer Jill Bernhardt, physician Claire Washburn, and reporter Cindy Thomas assist Joe Molinari of Homeland Security, who falls for Lindsay. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2004. 390 pages.

LB 12481 WINTER IN PARADISE HILDERBRAND, ELIN

When her husband Russ dies in a helicopter crash, Irene Steele discovers her happy marriage was a lie. With her sons, Irene travels to St. John, in the US Virgin Islands, where Russ died. She learns her husband was living a secret life. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2018. 391 pages.

LB 12465 AKIN DONOGHUE, EMMA, 1969-

Seventy-nine-year-old Noah is preparing to travel to his birthplace of Nice, France, when he receives a call about his eleven-year-old great-nephew, Michael, whom he has never met. Noah accepts custody of Michael and takes him to France. There, they bond and discover family secrets from World War II. Unrated. 2019. 532 pages.

LB 12511 PERFECT COUPLE: A NOVEL HILDERBRAND, ELIN

The Otis-Winbury wedding should be the event of the season on Nantucket. But when the body of the maid of honor is discovered just before the ceremony, Chief of Police Ed Kapenash must treat everyone in the bridal party as a suspect. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018. 584 pages.

LB 12522 TRIPWIRE CHILD, LEE

Jack Reacher, a former military policeman, now a Key West drifter, discovers that someone wants him dead. He finds his late commanding officer’s daughter, and the two become targets when the true identity of a disfigured Vietnam vet threatens to be revealed. Violence and strong language. 1999. 675 pages.

LB 12523 SPIRIT OF THE SEASON MICHAELS, FERN

Joy Preston is shocked when her beloved grandmother leaves her a bed-and-breakfast in North Carolina. She finds the place has undeniable charms, especially during the holidays when the inn is rumored to be able to reunite guests with the spirits of their departed loved ones. Unrated. 2019. 375 pages

LB 12524 RULES OF CIVILITY TOWLES, AMOR

Manhattan, 1938. Young secretaries Katey Kontent and her roommate Eve Ross meet banker Tinker Grey while enjoying the nightlife. Eve takes up with Tinker, while Katey works her way into the upper echelons of society and earns a job with a publisher. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011. 579 pages.

LB 12525 INSTITUTE KING, STEPHEN, 1947-

In the middle of the night, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis`s parents and take him to the Institute. He wakes to find he is among other kids like him, with psychic gifts that the Institute wants to exploit. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 839 pages.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB 12401 ASK A SUFFRAGIST: STORIES AND WISDOM FROM AMERICA’S FIRST FEMINISTS YOUNG BENNETT, APRIL

Ask a Suffragist discusses American suffragists’ relationships, strategies, and activism, focusing on stories from the 1830s through the 1860s that are particularly relevant for modern feminist activists, whether for inspiration and emulation or to avoid repeating past mistakes. Unrated. 2019. 561 pages.

LB 12460 HOME WORK: A MEMOIR OF MY HOLLYWOOD YEARS ANDREWS, JULIE

The actress follows up her first memoir, Home (DB 66539), picking up her life story as she arrives in Hollywood. She recounts her work on musical films such as The Sound of Music, as well as her experiences as a wife and mother. Unrated. 2019. Related names: Hamilton, Emma Walton, author. 546 pages.

LB 12462 BOOK OF GUTSY WOMEN: FAVORITE STORIES OF COURAGE AND RESILIENCE CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM

Former secretary of state and First Lady teams up with her daughter to profile women throughout history who have acted courageously in a variety of fields. Individuals discussed include Dorothy Height, Edie Windsor, Diana Nyad, Rachel Carson, Harriet Tubman, Malala Yousafzai, and others. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 785 pages.

LB 12464 UNITED STATES OF TRUMP: HOW THE PRESIDENT REALLY SEES AMERICA O’REILLY, BILL

Anchor of The O`Reilly Factor recounts President Trump`s childhood, upbringing, and career, and discusses how they forged Trump`s worldview. Unrated. 2019. 471 pages.

LB 12483 INFLUENZA: THE HUNDRED-YEAR HUNT TO CURE THE DEADLIEST DISEASE IN HISTORY BROWN, JEREMY, 1964-

On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as, are people prepared for the next epidemic. Should people get a flu shot, and how close are scientists to finding a cure? Unrated. 2018. 425 pages.

LB 12304 COMMUNIST MANIFESTO MARX, KARL, 1818-1883

In the 1840s, political theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels collaborated to present their theories regarding the nature of politics and society as a history of class struggles. In addition, it presents a short bit about how capitalism would be replaced first by socialism and eventually by communism. Unrated. 1848. 81 pages.

LB 12290 RIDE OF A LIFETIME: LESSONS LEARNED FROM 15 YEARS AS CEO OF THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY IGER, ROBERT

CEO since 2005 and chairman of the Walt Disney Company recounts his tenure. Shares the lessons he has learned, grouped into “Learning” and “Leading.” Discusses starting at the bottom, knowing what you don`t know, the power of respect, and major partnerships. Unrated. 2019. 354 pages.

LB 12461 CATCH AND KILL: LIES, SPIES, AND A CONSPIRACY TO PROTECT PREDATORS FARROW, RONAN, 1987-

In 2017, a routine network television investigation by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author revealed that one of Hollywood`s most powerful producers was a predator. Describes the surveillance and intimidation tactics deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. Unrated. 2019. 587 pages.

LB 12510 NO STOPPING US NOW: THE ADVENTURES OF OLDER WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY COLLINS, GAIL

A New York Times columnist provides a social history of female aging in the United States and examines the concept of age throughout history. Discusses the varied standards and experiences of aging for different generations. Unrated. 2019. 689 pages.

JUVENILE FICTION

LB 12403 MS. BIXBY’S LAST DAY ANDERSON, JOHN DAVID, 1975-

When three sixth-grade boys, Topher, Brand, and Steve, learn that their favorite teacher, Ms. Bixby, will be leaving the school year early due to cancer, they remember her cool spirit through stories. Determined to give her one really special day, they embark on an ill-advised mission. For grades 5-8. 2016. 397 pages.

LB 12459 WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE BRADLEY, KIMBERLY BRUBAKER

A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015. 393 pages.

LB 12484 CANDY: LA CUCARACHA GENEROSA = CANDY: THE GENEROUS COCKROACH ALVARADO, PAT

Candy and her friends live in the cupboard. Life is good, full of food, fun and laughter, until the giants show up and one of Candy’s friends disappears. Candy organizes the cupboard critters to save their friend. Unrated. 2019. Bilingual: English and Spanish. 39 pages.

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ADULT FICTION

LB 12147 TESTAMENTS ATWOOD, MARGARET, 1939-

Fifteen years after the van door slammed on Offred`s future, three women provide testaments on life in Gilead. Sequel to The Handmaid`s Tale (DB 24695). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019. 562 pages.

LB 12144 TITANIC SECRET: AN ISAAC BELL ADVENTURE CUSSLER, CLIVE

A century apart, NUMA director Dirk Pitt and detective Isaac Bell team up to unlock the truth about a famous maritime disaster. Pitt makes a daring rescue from inside an antiquated submersible off New York City, where a document left behind by Bell reopens a historical mystery. Some violence and some strong language. 2019. 494 pages.

LB 12149 KNIFE: A NEW HARRY HOLE NOVEL NESBO, JO, 1960-

Harry Hole has been given another chance with the Oslo Police: in the cold-case office. What he`d prefer is to investigate cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the recently released serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. Translated from the Norwegian. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019. 719 pages.

LB 12154 MOST FUN WE EVER HAD LOMBARDO, CLAIRE, 1988-

Marilyn and David`s four daughters are each in a state of unrest. Young widow Wendy soothes herself with booze and younger men. Violet battles self-doubt when her past resurfaces. Liza finds herself pregnant by a man she`s not sure she loves. Youngest daughter Grace begins living a lie. Unrated. 2019. 835 pages.

LB 12156 LADY IN THE LAKE LIPPMAN, LAURA, 1959-

Baltimore, 1966. Maddie Schwartz leaves her twenty-year marriage and takes a job at the newspaper. She investigates a young African American woman whose body was discovered in a park fountain. No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie–and the victim herself. Bestseller. 2019. 437 pages.

LB 12150 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING OWENS, DELIA

In late 1969, when Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals of Barkley Cove, North Carolina, immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2018. 484 pages.

LB 12153 NICKEL BOYS WHITEHEAD, COLSON, 1969-

1962. Elwood Curtis lives with his grandmother, works when not in school, and admires Dr. Martin Luther King. But one innocent mistake sees him sentenced to reform school–the Nickel Academy. There he meets Turner, whose skepticism challenges Elwood. Their friendship has repercussions in the sadistic school. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2019. 336 pages.

LB 12145 CITY OF GIRLS GILBERT, ELIZABETH, 1969-

1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian was kicked out of Vassar College due to poor performance, so her parents shipped her off to her Aunt Peg in New York City. Peg owns a crumbling theater, but Vivian finds a home among its inhabitants. A mistake threatens her world. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 677 pages.

LB 12155 KILLER INSTINCT PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian was kicked out of Vassar College due to poor performance, so her parents shipped her off to her Aunt Peg in New York City. Peg owns a crumbling theater, but Vivian finds a home among its inhabitants. A mistake threatens her world. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 677 pages.

LB 12148 GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE: A LISBETH SALANDER NOVEL, CONTINUING STIEG LARSSON’S MILLENNIUM SERIES LAGERCRANTZ, DAVID

Lisbeth Salander has sold her Stockholm apartment and gone offline. At long last she has her primal enemy–her twin sister, Camilla–squarely in her sights. But journalist Mikael Blomkvist needs her help unraveling the identity of a man who died with Blomkvist`s phone number in his pocket. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019. 495 pages.

LB 12151 WARNING PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

A small southern town was evacuated after a freak power-plant accident. As the first anniversary of the mishap approaches, some residents are allowed to return past the national guard roadblocks. Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. As friends and family morph into terrifying strangers, the teenagers increasingly turn to one another. Unrated. 2019. 507 pages.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB 12287 D-DAY GIRLS: THE SPIES WHO ARMED THE RESISTANCE, SABOTAGED THE NAZIS, AND HELPED WIN WORLD WAR II ROSE, SARAH, 1974-

An account of the British Special Operations Executive`s recruitment of women during World War II to serve as spies in France. Draws on declassified files, diaries, and oral histories to profile three of these women: a young mother, an unflappable aristocrat, and the streetwise organizer of the Paris Resistance. 2019. 695 pages.

LB 12288 KENNEDY HEIRS: JOHN, CAROLINE, AND THE NEW GENERATION; A LEGACY OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY TARABORRELLI, J. RANDY

A unique burden was inherited by the children of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his celebrated siblings, Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. Raised in a world of enormous privilege against the backdrop of American history, this third generation of Kennedys often veered between towering accomplishment and devastating defeat. Kennedy historian J. Randy Taraborrelli draws back the curtain on the next generation of America`s most famous family. Unrated. 2019. 971 pages.

LB 12289 SAVE ME THE PLUMS: MY GOURMET MEMOIR REICHL, RUTH

Author of Comfort Me with Apples (DB 52508) and Delicious! (DB 78955) recounts her experiences working at Gourmet. Discusses her reluctance taking on a managerial role, transforming the publication from stately to cutting-edge, and personalities she met while leading the magazine. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 397 pages.

LB 12146 BENEATH THE TAMARIND TREE: A STORY OF COURAGE, FAMILY, AND THE LOST SCHOOLGIRLS OF BOKO HARAM SESAY, ISHA, 1976-

Journalist provides an account of the 2014 abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram terrorists. Follows the journeys of three of the girls who eventually made it home and discusses the government`s response to the kidnapping. Unrated. 2019. 536 pages.

LB 12152 FOR THE GOOD OF THE GAME: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE SURPRISING AND DRAMATIC TRANSFORMATION OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SELIG, BUD

The longtime commissioner of Major League Baseball provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today, focusing on how he helped bring the game into the modern age and revealing his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide. Unrated. 2019. 458 pages.

LB 12141 CIRCLE MAKER: PRAYING CIRCLES AROUND YOUR BIGGEST DREAMS AND GREATEST FEARS BATTERSON, MARK

Pastor of the National Community Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., offers suggestions for using the ancient practice of prayer circles. Provides examples of what the ritual can achieve and asserts that “who you become is determined by how you pray.” Bestseller. 2011. 362 pages.

LB 12143 EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST: A MEMOIR POWER, SAMANTHA

This memoir traces Power’s journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official. She served for four years as Obama’s human rights adviser, and in 2013, he named her US Ambassador to the United Nations, the youngest American to assume the role. Unrated. 2019. 957 pages.

LB 12368 ALL THE WAY: MY LIFE IN FOUR QUARTERS NAMATH, JOE WILLIE, 1943-

Memoir of the Hall of Fame quarterback who shot to stardom when he led the New York Jets to an underdog victory in the 1969 Super Bowl game against the Baltimore Colts. As he recalls each quarter of that game, he also shares details of his personal life. Unrated. 2019. 343 pages.

LB 12369 SEA STORIES: MY LIFE IN SPECIAL OPERATIONS MCRAVEN, WILLIAM H. (WILLIAM HARRY), 1955-

The author of Make Your Bed (DB 87732) and retired US Navy admiral recounts stories from his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America`s special operations forces. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 476 pages.

LB 12370 SURPRISE, KILL, VANISH: THE SECRET HISTORY OF CIA PARAMILITARY ARMIES, OPERATORS, AND ASSASSINS JACOBSEN, ANNIE

Since 1947, domestic and foreign assassinations have been executed under the CIA-led covert action operations team. Before that time, responsibility for taking out America’s enemies abroad was even more shrouded in mystery. Despite Hollywood notions of last-minute rogue-operations and external secret hires, covert action is actually a cog in a colossal foreign policy machine. At the end of the day, it is the President, not the CIA, who is singularly in charge. Unrated. 2019. 747 pages.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

LB 12367 DEAR EVAN HANSEN: THE NOVEL EMMICH, VAL

Evan goes from being a nobody to everyone`s hero and a social media superstar, after a chance encounter with Connor just before his suicide leads others to believe Evan was his only friend. Inspired by the hit Broadway show. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018. 505 pages.

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ADULT FICTION

LB 12102 PLAIN VANILLA MURDER   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

China and Ruby Wilcox are presenting their annual ‘Not Just Plain Vanilla Workshop,’ always a huge hit with customers at Thyme & Seasons Herb Shop. But someone involved with the workshop is driven by a deadly motive, and China soon finds herself teaming up with the very pregnant Pecan Springs police chief Sheila Dawson to solve a vanilla-flavored murder. Sheila, happy to get out from behind the chief’s desk, is investigating the death of a botany professor, a prominent researcher specializing in vanilla orchids. China is trying to help a longtime friend: the dead professor’s ex-wife and a prime suspect in his murder. However, there’s no shortage of other suspects: a betrayed lover, a disgruntled graduate student, jealous colleagues, and a gang of orchid smugglers. But the lethal roots of this mystery reach back into the dark tropical jungles of Mexico, where the vanilla vine was first cultivated. At stake: a lucrative plant patent, an orchid that is extinct in the wild, and the life of an innocent little girl. Unrated. 2019. 437 pages.

LB 12104 OLD BONES   PRESTON, DOUGLAS J.

Nora Kelly, a young Santa Fe archaeology curator, leads a team in search of the tragic Donner Party`s “Lost Camp.” When they expose the real truth–which is far more shocking than mere cannibalism–it leads to grand-scale present-day violence. Rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. Related names: Child, Lincoln, author. 498 pages.

LB 12103 TURN OF THE KEY   WARE, RUTH

After stumbling across the ad for a live-in nanny position with a staggeringly generous salary, Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House and is smitten by the luxurious “smart” home and picture-perfect family. But she`s stepping into a nightmare that will lead to murder. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 519 pages.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB 12101 TALKING TO STRANGERS: WHAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PEOPLE WE DON’T KNOW   GLADWELL, MALCOLM, 1963-

The author of The Tipping Point (DB 50027) examines what can go wrong when we interact with strangers. Using examples from history and recent headlines, he looks at how we often misjudge the motivations and trustworthiness of others. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 623 pages.

LB 12105 PIONEERS: THE HEROIC STORY OF THE SETTLERS WHO BROUGHT THE AMERICAN IDEAL WEST   MCCULLOUGH, DAVID G.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of John Adams (DB 52275) recounts the settling of the Northwest Territory, which was ceded to the United States by Britain in the Treaty of Paris. Focuses on five key figures and draws on diaries and letters. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 573 pages.

JUVENILE FICTION

LB 12106 MAGIC MISFITS: THE SECOND STORY  HARRIS, NEIL PATRICK, 1973-

Leila and the other young magicians have the opportunity to perform with a famous stage psychic known as Madame Esmeralda, who may hold secrets to Leila`s past. Sequel to The Magic Misfits (DB 90217). For grades 3-6. 2018.

LB 12107 MAGIC MISFITS: THE MINOR THIRD  HARRIS, NEIL PATRICK, 1973-

New member Emily helps the Magic Misfits when a ventriloquist with a dastardly plan comes to town. For grades 3-6. 2019.

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ADULT FICTION

LB 12204 MRS. EVERYTHING WEINER, JENNIFER

Two sisters` lives unfold against the background of free love, Vietnam, and women`s lib. Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture. Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 643 pages.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB 12287 D-DAY GIRLS: THE SPIES WHO ARMED THE RESISTANCE, SABOTAGED THE NAZIS, AND HELPED WIN WORLD WAR II ROSE, SARAH, 1974-

An account of the British Special Operations Executive`s recruitment of women during World War II to serve as spies in France. Draws on declassified files, diaries, and oral histories to profile three of these women: a young mother, an unflappable aristocrat, and the streetwise organizer of the Paris Resistance. 2019. 695 pages.

LB 12288 KENNEDY HEIRS: JOHN, CAROLINE, AND THE NEW GENERATION; A LEGACY OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY TARABORRELLI, J. RANDY

A unique burden was inherited by the children of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his celebrated siblings, Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. Raised in a world of enormous privilege against the backdrop of American history, this third generation of Kennedys often veered between towering accomplishment and devastating defeat. Kennedy historian J. Randy Taraborrelli draws back the curtain on the next generation of America`s most famous family. Unrated. 2019. 971 pages.

LB 12289 SAVE ME THE PLUMS: MY GOURMET MEMOIR REICHL, RUTH

Author of Comfort Me with Apples (DB 52508) and Delicious! (DB 78955) recounts her experiences working at Gourmet. Discusses her reluctance taking on a managerial role, transforming the publication from stately to cutting-edge, and personalities she met while leading the magazine. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 397 pages.

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ADULT FICTION

BT 3985       FRICTION             BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-              

After his wife’s death, Texas Ranger Crawford’s young daughter moved in with her grandparents, but now Crawford wants custody. Judge Holly Spencer’s opinion of him skyrockets when a gunman barges into the courtroom, and Crawford saves Holly. But then he uncovers a horrifying truth about the incident. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2015. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 3988       CHARLATANS     COOK, ROBIN, 1940-

“Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as “hybrid operating rooms of the future”–an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man. Noah suspects Dr. William Mason, an egotistical, world-class surgeon, of an error during the operation and of tampering with the patient’s record afterward. But Mason is quick to blame anesthesiologist, Dr. Ava London. When more anesthesia-related deaths start to occur, Noah is forced to question all of the residents on his staff, including Ava, and he quickly realizes there’s more to her than what he sees. A social-media junkie, Ava has created multiple alternate personas for herself on the Internet. With his own job and credibility now in jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe–before any more lives are lost”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2017. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. 

BT 3992       PRESIDENT IS MISSING: A NOVEL               CLINTON, BILL, 1946-

A threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the president himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view. Some strong language, some violence. Bestseller. 2018.  Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 3993       STING   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-

When businesswoman Jordie Bennet locks eyes with Shaw Kinnard in a disreputable bar, Jordie doesn’t realize Shaw–hoping to find the thirty million dollars her brother stole–is here to abduct her. Soon, however, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits and each other to stay alive. Unrated. Bestseller. 2016. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. 

BT 3986       ONE HEART TO WIN        LINDSEY, JOHANNA

Some young ladies marry for money and social standing, a few lucky ones marry for love, but Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud. Honoring her mother’s wishes, Tiffany reluctantly travels west to meet her estranged father and his enemy’s eldest son, rancher Hunter Callahan. Once the Warrens and the Callahans are united by marriage, both clans will stop squabbling over disputed land. But in the chaos of a train robbery Tiffany seizes a golden opportunity: by assuming the identify of her father’s new housekeeper she can live with the father she never knew and assess his true character, as well as that of the neighboring cowboy to whom she is betrothed. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2013. Unified English Braille code. Contracted braille.        

ADULT NON-FICTION

BT 4007       100 PLACES YOU WILL NEVER VISIT: THE WORLD’S MOST SECRET LOCATIONS       SMITH, DANIEL, 1976-

Ever wondered what it takes to get into Fort Knox? Fancied a peek inside the Coca-Cola Safety Deposit Box? The world is full of secret places that we either don’t know about, or couldn’t visit even if we wanted to. Now you can glimpse the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, tour the Vatican Archives, or see the Chapel of the Ark. This fascinating guide book takes a look at 100 places around the world that are either so hard to reach, so closely guarded, or so secret that they are virtually impossible to visit any other way. Unrated. 2014. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 4005       SEEING HOME: THE ED LUCAS STORY: A BLIND BROADCASTER’S STORY OF OVERCOMING LIFE’S GREATEST OBSTACLES    LUCAS, ED, 1939-

A blind baseball broadcaster tells his personal and professional story. Lucas lost his sight in an accident in 1951 at age twelve. His love of baseball led him to a career broadcasting games and interviewing players. His love of his children led him to fight for custody after his wife left. 2015. LUCAS, ED, 1939- Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.               

BT 3995       QUICK-FIX MEALS                           

In a hurry but still want a home-cooked meal? Look here for tasty, time-saving recipes for every course. Unrated.  Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. Copyright and publication date unknown.

BT 4002       EXPRESS LANE COOKBOOK (REAL MEALS FOR REALLY BUSY PEOPLE)         FRITSCHNER, SARAH      

“Fritschner’s book lives up to its subtitle, offering dozens of easy recipes for harried family cooks with little time to plan dinner or stand in long lines at the market. There are fish recipes that can be made with the fish available in most supermarkets, lots of ever-popular chicken dishes, and both red meat and vegetarian entrees, as well as quick soups and salads, side dishes, and a handful of desserts.” – From Library Journal. Unrated.  Copyright and publication date unknown. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. 

BT 3983       SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE              BLAKE, WILLIAM, 1757-1827        

William Blake was one of the finest craftsmen of his time, a poet whose work will never be forgotten. He was an independent and rebellious thinker, who abhorred pretension and falsity in others. His Songs of Innocence are products of this innocent imagination untainted by worldliness, while the Songs of Experience resulted from his feelings of indignation and pity for the suffering of mankind.  The Songs of Innocence and of Experience, containing some of Blake’s finest and best-loved poems, are present here in the form which satisfied the high expectations of his poetic aspirations. The forty-five poems which Blake originally etched by hand are faithfully reproduced here with the same care and attention to detail Blake himself was so famous for. Copyright and publication date unknown. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted Braille. 

BT 3998       FIRST LOOK AT WHALES SELSAM, MILLICENT E. (MILLICENT ELLIS), 1912-1996        

An introduction in simple text and illustrations to the physical characteristics and habits of the various species of whales. Unrated. 1980. Unified English Braille Code and text. Contracted braille.

BT 4001       DELICIOUS DESSERTS      FARIS, DANNY  

This fantastic collection of original, hand- picked and tested recipes ranges from simple, 2-minute cold drinks such as Banana Cream Drink to complex rolling and cutting operations like animal crackers and Nanaimo bars. Of course, you will also find a wealth of middle-line, half-hour projects that bake into scrumptious desserts and snacks for later. Just a few tantalizing examples of what you’ll find in this marvelous book include pumpkin pie, berry muffins, fruit cocktail cookies, butter tart squares, cinnamon sledges, ginger-bread, apple fantasy dessert, and much, much more! Unrated. Copyright and publication date unknown. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.             

JUVENILE FICTION

BT 3979       GONE    GRANT, MICHAEL, 1954-               

In Perdido Beach, California, people fifteen years or older suddenly disappear. Televisions, Internet access, and phones vanish, too. Bullies take over, food runs out, animals mutate, and some kids develop supernatural powers. What will happen to Sam on his fifteenth birthday? Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2008. Unified English Braille. Contracted braille.            

BT 4004       CIRCUS MIRANDUS         BEASLEY, CASSIE              

When he realizes that his grandfather’s stories of an enchanted circus are true, Micah Tuttle sets out to find the mysterious Circus Mirandus–and to use its magic to save his grandfather’s life. Commercial audiobook.   For grades 4-7. 2015. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 4006       STORY THIEVES RILEY, JAMES, 1977-       

Except for reading the Kiel Gnomenfoot magic adventure series, Owen`s life is boring–until he sees his classmate Bethany climb out of a book in the library. Bethany is half-fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father.  For grades 4-7. 2015. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.              

BT 3984       PAX        PENNYPACKER, SARA, 1951-       

After being forced to give up his pet fox, Pax, when his father enlists in the military, Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back. For grades 4-7. 2016. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.     

BT 3987       THING ABOUT JELLYFISH               BENJAMIN, ALI 

When twelve-year-old Suzy`s best friend drowns, she believes a rare jellyfish was responsible for her death. Suzy will do everything possible to prove her theory is correct. For grades 5-8. 2015. Unified English Braille code. Contracted braille. 

BT 3991  DAWN ON THE COAST   MARTIN, ANN M., 1955-               

Since her parents’ divorce, Dawn lives in Connecticut with her mother while her brother and father are in California, but after a week’s vacation in sunny, healthy southern California, Dawn isn’t sure she wants to return to the East Coast. Unrated. 1994. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.    

BT 3994       MARY ANNE IN THE MIDDLE: THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB     MARTIN, ANN M., 1955-

Mallory has been unhappy in school since her disastrous teaching experience the day the students were teachers. Now Mallory is considering attending boarding school. When she gets accepted, she discusses her decision with Mary Anne instead of her best friend, Jessi. This leaves Mary Anne caught in the middle because Jessi is furious. For grades 4-7. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 3999       KRISTY AND THE BABY PARADE  MARTIN, ANN M., 1955-               

The Baby-sitters Club–Kristy, Claudia, Dawn, Mary Anne, Stacey, Mallory, and Jessica–all adore babies. When Kristy gets the bright idea that the club should enter a float in the baby parade held biennially in Stoneybrook, the other girls agree that it might be fun. All they have to do is make a float and locate a bunch of cute babies whom they’ll dress in adorable outfits. Right? Wrong! A Baby-sitters Club book for grades 4-7.

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

BT 4003       BIGGEST RIDDLE BOOK IN THE WORLD    ROSENBLOOM, JOSEPH

Collection of more than two thousand riddles compiled by a children’s librarian. Topics include warm ups, goodies and baddies, fooling mother nature, riddles for thinkers, weird characters, and super stumpers. For grades 4-7 and older readers.  Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.             

BT 3982       KID-APPROVED                

Plenty of fun ideas are in this book devoted to recipes your child will enjoy eating and may even help you make. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 3990       KEEP ‘EM LAUGHING: JOKES TO AMUSE AND ANNOY YOUR FRIENDS         PHILLIPS, LOUIS

A collection of riddles and jokes, including knock-knocks and puns. For example: “What’s the difference between a prison guard and a person with measles? One spots breakouts, while the other breaks out in spots.” Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 3996       AMAZING SHARKS!         THOMSON, SARAH L.     

Presents general facts about different kinds of sharks. Discusses reasons they are good hunters and their purpose in the ocean. Explains how and why scientists study sharks. For grades K-3. 2005. Unified English Braille with text. Contracted braille.          

BT 3997       AMAZING TIGERS!           THOMSON, SARAH L.     

Presents facts about tigers and their cubs–the reason they have stripes, the ways they hunt, and why they are disappearing from the wild. For grades K-3. 2004. Unified English Braille Code and text. Contracted braille.            

BT 4000       JOKES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY FARIS, DANNY  

This collection of over 150 jokes, hilarious stories, funny thoughts and one and two-liners with witty answers is just the thing for anyone with a funny bone – child or adult! Read one joke or story each morning to start your day off with a touch of humor, or sit around in the family room and keep one another in stitches with the bundles of laughs found in this volume … Whatever you do, this book is guaranteed to bring hours of good clean fun to your whole family! Unrated.  Copyright and publication date unknown. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.         

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

BT 3976       JANE, UNLIMITED            CASHORE, KRISTIN          

Looking for direction after the loss of her guardian aunt, Jane accepts an unexpected invitation to an island mansion gala, where she considers five choices that will determine the course of her life. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2017. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted Braille.   

BT 3974       FIREBLOOD         BLAKE, ELLY        

Ruby leaves her beloved Arcus and travels to her mother`s homeland of Sudesia, where she must pass a series of trials in order to hone her control of fire and become a Fireblood master. Sequel to Frostblood (DB 87685). Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2017. Contracted Braille in UEB.  

BT 3975       MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN          RIGGS, RANSOM             

A family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old American Jacob on a journey to a remote island off the coast of Wales. There he discovers the ruins of an old orphanage that was home to peculiar–and possibly dangerous–children. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers.    2011. Contracted Braille in UEB.

BT 3977       FROSTBLOOD     BLAKE, ELLY        

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who must use her powers of heat and flame to help two Frostblood rebels overthrow a maniacal Frostblood king. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2017. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted Braille.          

BT 3978       GOLDEN LILY      MEAD, RICHELLE              

As Sydney spends more time protecting Jill and hanging around Adrian, she questions old Alchemist beliefs and searches for her place in the magical world. But she is also distracted by her conflicted feelings for Brayden. Sequel to Bloodlines (DB 75647). Some violence. For senior high and older readers.    2012. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT 3981       FIERY HEART       MEAD, RICHELLE              

After her life-changing decision in The Indigo Spell (DB 76390), Sydney struggles to maintain her alchemist way of life while keeping her love for Adrian a secret. Having her vampire-hating sister Zoe around complicates matters further. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2013. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.          

BT 3980       BLOODLINES      MEAD, RICHELLE              

Lissa Dragomir, newly elected queen of the Moroi from the Vampire Academy series, is well-guarded–but her position endangers her younger sister Jill. Accompanied by teenaged alchemist Sydney, Jill goes into hiding at Amberwood Prep, a human boarding school. Violence. For senior high and older readers.    2011. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.