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ADULT FICTION

LB           13374    BLACK SUN         ROANHORSE, REBECCA 

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice celebration is coinciding with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event the Sun Priest believes will lead to an unbalancing of the world. As the priests prepare, a ship heads towards Tova with a seemingly harmless passenger. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

LB           13378    BULLET                 JOHANSEN, IRIS

Research doctor Diane Connors has been developing a secret discovery with global ramifications. But when word gets out, she turns to the last person she wants to ask for help–her ex-husband, Joe Quinn. Joe and his wife Eve Duncan risk everything to protect Diane. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13371    CONFESSIONS OF A CURIOUS BOOKSELLER           GREEN, ELIZABETH          

Without question, Fawn Birchill knows that her used bookstore is the heart of West Philadelphia. So when an amicable young indie bookseller invades her block, Fawn is convinced that his cushy couches, impressive selection, coffee bar, and knowledgeable staff are a neighborhood blight. Misguided yet blindly resilient, Fawn declares war, and soon faces unavoidable truths about online dating, strained familial relationships, a devoted intern, and the litany of repairs her aging store requires. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13373    OTHER EMILY     KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-      

A decade ago, Emily Carlino vanished after her car broke down on a California highway and was presumed to be a victim of a serial killer. Writer David Thorne searches for closure over the love of his life but instead stumbles into something inconceivable. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021.   

LB           13377    GOLDEN GIRL     HILDERBRAND, ELIN       

Novelist Vivian Howe was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Nantucket. In the afterlife, she is allowed one last summer to watch what happens below. As she observes her three adult children and ex-husband, she worries about the reaction to her final book, which reveals personal secrets. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

ADULT  NON-FICTION

LB           13372    FINDING FREEDOM: A COOK’S STORY; REMAKING A LIFE FROM SCRATCH                FRENCH, ERIN (CHEF)               

Chef known for her focus on Maine ingredients and culture, and whose restaurant fills its seats with people from all over the world, presents her journey to becoming who she is. French shares the challenges she has faced–including dealing with drug addiction–and what has brought her joy. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13376    CARY GRANT: A BRILLIANT DISGUISE        EYMAN, SCOTT, 1951-    

Biography of famous actor born Archibald Leach (1904-1986). Drawing on Grant’s own papers, extensive archival research, and interviews with family and friends, explores his career and personal life. Shows that despite his success, Grant remained deeply conflicted about his past, his present, and his basic identity. Unrated. 2020.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

LB           13375    QUEEN’S SECRET               DE LA CRUZ, MELISSA, 1971-       

Lovers Cal and Lilac battle dark forces apart from each other, and the strength of their love–and their kingdom–face the ultimate test. Sequel to The Queen’s Assassin (DB 98674). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

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ADULT FICTION

BT           13348    ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE        GARCIA MARQUEZ, GABRIEL, 1927-2014                

The rise and fall, birth and death, of the mythical town of Macondo, somewhere in Latin America, through characterizations of the Buendia family. The variety of life and the search for peace and truth are universal themes that dominate the novel. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1970. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13345    LOOK FOR ME: A NOVEL                GARDNER, LISA

A family is murdered in their home, except for sixteen-year-old Roxy, who is missing, along with the family dogs. Both Sergeant Detective D. D. Warren and survivor-turned-vigilante Flora Dane from Find Her (DB 83828) are on the hunt for Roxy. Then another connected shooting occurs. Violence and strong language. 2018. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.          

BT           13304    WINTER STREET         HILDERBRAND, ELIN              

When Kelley Quinn, owner of the Winter Street Inn, discovers his second wife, Mitzi, kissing the hired Santa, his world implodes and he lists the inn for sale. The grown children from his first marriage come to help, but they have their own issues. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13344    FALL FROM GRACE          STEEL, DANIELLE              

When her husband dies in an accident, forty-nine-year-old widow Sydney Wells is appalled to find he left her out of his will. She finds a job but is soon out of her depth, in trouble with the law, and having to start over, yet again. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2018. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.  

BT           13340    TRADING CHRISTMAS    MACOMBER, DEBBIE     

Widowed Emily Spring of Leavenworth, Washington, swaps houses with Charles Brewster of Boston for Christmas. Meanwhile, Emily’s friend Faith travels to Leavenworth to visit her and Charles’s brother Ray shows up at the house in Boston. Unexpected romances ensue in both locations. 2011. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.      

ADULT NON-FICTION

BT           13346    GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE: STOP BELIEVING THE LIES ABOUT WHO YOU ARE SO YOU CAN BECOME WHO YOU WERE MEANT TO BE             HOLLIS, RACHEL (EVENT PLANNER)         

The founder of a lifestyle website and media company CEO shares tips for better living while revealing the messiness of her own life. She exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2018. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

JUVENILE FICTION

BT           13301    FOREVER COURT              RUDDEN, DAVE

Life is returning to normal for Denizen Hardwick. Well, the new normal, where he has to battle monsters in quiet Dublin bookshops and constantly struggle to contain the new powers he has been given by Mercy, the daughter of the Endless King. But Denizen may need those powers sooner than he thinks–not only are the Tenebrous stirring again but the Order of the Borrowed Dark face a new threat from much closer to home… For grades 3-6. Unrated. 2017. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13302    DARK SECRET: WINGS OF FIRE    SUTHERLAND, TUI, 1978-              

Starflight, one of the dragonets of destiny, is kidnapped by the NightWings. With his fellow dragonets too far away to help, the fate of two kingdoms rests in Starflight’s talons. Sequel to The Hidden Kingdom (DB 97827). For grades 4-7. 2013. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.     

BT           13305    BRIGHTEST NIGHT: WINGS OF FIRE           SUTHERLAND, TUI, 1978-              

Sunny has always taken the Dragonet Prophecy very seriously, and Morrowseer’s devastating news changes everything. Now she must forge a new identity and find a way to stop the futile war between the dragon clans. Sequel to The Dark Secret (DB 97828). For grades 4-7. 2014. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.       

BT           13303    KNIGHTS OF THE BORROWED DARK         RUDDEN, DAVE

A young orphan learns that monsters can grow out of the shadows in our world, and there is an ancient order of knights who keeps them at bay. For grades 3-6. Unrated. 2016. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.   

BT           13342    DRAGONET PROPHECY: WINGS OF FIRE     SUTHERLAND, TUI, 1978-          

Determined to end a generations-long war among the seven dragon tribes, a secret movement called the Talons of Peace draws on a prophecy that calls for a great sacrifice, compelling five appointed dragonets to fulfill a painful destiny against their will. For grades 4-7. 2012. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.   

BT           13343    MOON RISING: WINGS OF FIRE     SUTHERLAND, TUI, 1978-          

When Moonwatcher, a young NightWing with secret powers, begins school at the academy started by the dragonets of destiny after the end of the war, she soon realizes that someone is attacking the students. Sequel to The Brightest Night (DB 97829). For grades 4-7. 2015. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13347    ESCAPING PERIL: WINGS OF FIRE               SUTHERLAND, TUI, 1978-              

Peril is possibly the most dangerous dragon in Pyrrhia, because she has firescales that can kill an opponent with a touch, but now she has a mission–find her former queen, Scarlet. Sequel to Winter Turning (DB 97831). For grades 4-7. 2016. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13307    ESCAPE      BARCLAY, LINWOOD

After narrowly escaping capture and low on options, twelve-year-old Jeff and the genetically engineered spy dog, Chipper, remain on the run from The Institute and their team of agents. Sequel to Chase (DB 98279). Some violence. For grades 4-7. 2018. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13306    CHASE      BARCLAY, LINWOOD   

Twelve-year-old orphan Jeff becomes tangled up with Chipper, a dog fleeing from an organization that wants to bury the truth of what he is. It will be up to Chipper to keep them both alive. For grades 4-7. 2017. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13350    HOUSE OF ROBOTS          PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Fifth-grader Sammy struggles to fit in when his inventor mother requires him to take her latest creation, a robot named E, to school with him. Much to Sammy’s horror and his classmates’ glee, he is supposed to show E how to be a regular student. For grades 3-6. 2014. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.     

BT           13283    CANDY CORN CONTEST        GIFF, PATRICIA REILLY             

He’s just as anxious as the rest of the kids in room 113 to guess how many candy corns are in the huge jar on Mrs. Rooney’s desk, but Richard has extra worries on his mind. None of the boys want to come to Richard’s sleepover if it means sleeping next to smelly Matthew, who wets his bed. Book three in the Kids of the Polk Street School series. For grades 2-4. 1984. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.             

BT           13282    ALL-STAR FEVER                CHRISTOPHER, MATT, 1917-1997              

Bus Mercer, shortstop for the Peach Street Mudders, wants desperately to be picked for the county all-star team, but he breaks his parents’ rules for riding his new bike, and feelings of guilt affect his game. Unrated. For grades 2-4. 1997. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13349    HOUSE OF ROBOTS          PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Fifth-grader Sammy struggles to fit in when his inventor mother requires him to take her latest creation, a robot named E, to school with him. Much to Sammy’s horror and his classmates’ glee, he is supposed to show E how to be a regular student. For grades 3-6. 2014. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

BT           13341    TO GREEN ANGEL TOWER, SEGMENT ONE             WILLIAMS, TAD 1993.

In this sequel to “Stone of Farewell” (RC 40338), the Storm King and his undead allies continue to gather strength for a final confrontation with Simon and his companions, who are fighting to help Prince Josua gain the throne now occupied by his brother King Elias. Each will face numerous skirmishes before the final confrontation at the Green Angel Tower. For senior high and older readers. 1993. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13351    STONE OF FAREWELL: MEMORY, SORROW, AND THORN, BOOK 2               WILLIAMS, TAD

Simon and his allies now possess the sword Thorn, essential to their defeat of the evil forces of King Elias of Osten Ard. King Elias has banded together with the Storm King, and they plan to end any hope Prince Josua has of taking over the throne. Both forces will meet many problems before they come face to face at the Stone of Farewell. Sequel to “The Dragonbone Chair” (RC 40337). 1990. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13299    DAYLIGHT            BALDACCI, DAVID           

FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s search for her twin sister Mercy–who was abducted at the age of six–clashes with military investigator John Puller’s high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy from which neither of them will escape unscathed. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13317    WORST CASE      PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

NYPD detective Mike Bennett is assigned to the case of eighteen-year-old Jacob Dunning, kidnapped son of a billionaire CEO. Teamed with FBI agent Emily Parker, Bennett tracks an activist killer who plans to change an unjust world with blood. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2010. Related names: Ledwidge, Michael, author.

LB           13318    TICK TOCK           PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

After events in Worst Case (DB 70893), widowed NYPD detective Mike Bennett goes on vacation with his ten adopted children and their attractive nanny Mary Catherine. But he is summoned home to deal with a series of baffling and gruesome cases that copy famous crimes. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2011. Related names: Ledwidge, Michael, author.

LB           13319    GONE    PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Crime lord Manuel Perrine declares war–and his top target is detective Michael Bennett, who once arrested him. Bennett, his ten adopted children, their nanny, and his grandfather are hidden safely on a California farm, guarded by the FBI. But now the FBI needs Bennett’s help. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2013. Related names: Ledwidge, Michael, author.

LB           13320    SCORPION’S TAIL: A NORA KELLY NOVEL    PRESTON, DOUGLAS J.  

Nora Kelly, archaeologist at the Santa Fe Archeological Institute, and rookie FBI Agent Corrie Swanson team up when a mummified corpse, over half a century old, is found in the cellar of an abandoned building in a remote New Mexico ghost town. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13321    RUN FOR YOUR LIFE: A MICHAEL BENNETT MYSTERY        PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

NYPD hostage negotiator Michael Bennett is struggling to find a serial killer who calls himself the Teacher and who randomly targets people in the city. While texting with the sociopath, Mike tends to his ten adopted and newly motherless kids, who all have the flu. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

LB           13327    ALL THE COLORS OF NIGHT          KRENTZ, JAYNE ANN      

North Chastain possesses a paranormal talent that gives him the ability to track down the most dangerous psychic criminals. When his father suddenly falls into a coma-like state, North is convinced it was caused by a deadly artifact. He asks antiques expert Sierra Raines for help. 2021.

LB           13332    PIECE OF MY HEART        CLARK, MARY HIGGINS 

Television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancé Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away from their mid-August wedding, when things take a dark turn. Alex’s seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, vanishes from the beach. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Burke, Alafair, author.

LB           13338    HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: A DETECTIVE WILLIAM WARWICK NOVEL             ARCHER, JEFFREY, 1940-

1986. William Warwick from Nothing Ventured (DB 96828) has been promoted to Detective Sergeant. Along with the rest of his team, he is assigned to the Drugs Squad. Their mission is to capture a notorious drug dealer, but a trap is hidden in plain sight. Unrated. 2020.       

LB           13339    AWAKENING: THE DRAGON HEART LEGACY, BOOK 1         ROBERTS, NORA              

Breen Kelly is debt-ridden and working a job she hates when she discovers her mother has been hiding money left to her by her long-lost father. She treats herself to a trip to Ireland and falls through a portal to a magical land where she has a dangerous destiny. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.         

LB           13324    MAGIC LESSONS               HOFFMAN, ALICE            

In the 1600s, Maria was abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Hannah Owens takes her in and teaches her, recognizing that even as a child Maria has a magical gift. Prequel to Practical Magic (DB 40461). Some strong language. 2020.

LB           13352    EGG DROP DEAD              CHIEN, VIVIEN  

It was supposed to be a fancy, intimate dinner party by the pool. Instead, Lana Lee’s first-ever catering event turns into full-course madness when a domestic worker is found dead. Is the party’s host Donna Feng, the sweet-and-sour owner of the Asia Village shopping plaza where Ho-Lee is situated, somehow to blame? That’s what Lana–whose plate is already plenty full with running the restaurant, pleasing her often-disapproving mother, and fretting over her occasionally-serious boyfriend Detective Adam Trudeau–must find out. 2020.

LB           13356    MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH: A ROBIN LOCKWOOD NOVEL           MARGOLIN, PHILLIP

Attorney and former mma fighter Robin Lockwood is convinced her new client, Joe Lattimore, is innocent of the murder he is accused of committing. Joe’s past as an underground fighter led to blackmail, and he thought he was just burglarizing a home when he found a body. Unrated. 2021.          

LB           13358    ALERT    PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, New York is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI’s Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility–but they’re as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015. Related names: Ledwidge, Michael, author.

LB           13359    GAMBLING MAN             BALDACCI, DAVID           

On the eve of the 1950s, war veteran Aloysius Archer is on a bus to California. During a stop in Reno, he comes into possession of a wad of cash and blood-red 1939 Delahaye convertible. Arriving in California, he lands an apprenticeship with PI Willie Dash. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13360    BLACK BOOK      PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

A horrifying murder leads investigators to an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago’s most powerful citizens. There’s plenty of incriminating evidence, but what matters most is what’s missing–the madam’s black book. The effects ripple through the city’s elite, and everyone’s desperate to find it. Some strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

LB           13357    NO PEACE: A STEVE DANCY TALE               BEST, JAMES D.

Steve Dancy has married and settled down in San Diego. His wanderlust and violence discarded when he married Virginia, the past three years have been blissfully peaceful. Now with a two-year-old son, Steve invites his mother to meet the family in Monterey at the Hotel Del Monte, one of the finest resort hotels in the country, for a family holiday. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13366    RETURN TO VIRGIN RIVER            CARR, ROBYN    

Author Kaylee hoped to use her work to deal with her grief over her mother’s recent death. Instead she has terrible writer’s block and a looming deadline. Determined to escape distractions and avoid the holiday season, Kaylee borrows a cabin in Virgin River. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

LB           13364    MOONLIGHT SCHOOL    FISHER, SUZANNE WOODS          

Based on true events, a young woman used to the finer things in life arrives in small town Appalachia in 1911 to help her formidable cousin combat adult illiteracy by opening moonlight schools. Unrated. 2021.         

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13353    CASTE: THE ORIGINS OF OUR DISCONTENTS         WILKERSON, ISABEL       

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns (DB 71929) examines the unofficial castes and hierarchies she has observed as inherent in American society. She also discusses the eight pillars of all caste systems and offers ways for America to move forward. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13355    MEGHAN AND HARRY: THE REAL STORY CAMPBELL, LADY COLIN

Lady Colin Campbell goes behind the scenes, speaking to friends, relations, courtiers, and colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic to reveal the most unexpected royal story since King Edward VIII’s abdication. She highlights the dilemmas involved and the issues that lurk beneath the surface, revealing why the couple decided to step down as senior royals. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13361    HOW THE WORD IS PASSED: A RECKONING WITH THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY ACROSS AMERICA                SMITH, CLINT    

The author tours the monuments and landmarks that tell the story of slavery’s central role in shaping America’s collective history and culture. He explores historical plantations, prisons, cemeteries, holidays, and entire neighborhoods, revealing their ties to this painful aspect of America’s past and present. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021. Variant title: Reckoning with the history of slavery across America. 

LB           13362    BOMBER MAFIA: A DREAM, A TEMPTATION, AND THE LONGEST NIGHT OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR                 GLADWELL, MALCOLM, 1963-    

The author of Tipping Point (DB 50027) and Outliers (DB 68164) examines the development of precision bombing in the years leading up to World War II. He questions the tactics applied in World War II and ponders the morality of those decisions. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13363    LET US DREAM: THE PATH TO A BETTER FUTURE                 FRANCIS, POPE, 1936-   

Leader of the Catholic Church collaborates with his biographer to present a vision for creating a safer, fairer, and healthier world for all people. Their methods are rooted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and address the systems which led to the spread of the virus. Unrated. 2020.       

LB           13365    PRINCE PHILIP REVEALED              SEWARD, INGRID            

The editor-in-chief of “Majesty” magazine presents a biography of the British consort to discuss his aristocratic childhood in Paris, more than seven-decade marriage to Elizabeth II, and loyal service as a statesman and philanthropist. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13367    RISE UP: CONFRONTING A COUNTRY AT THE CROSSROADS            SHARPTON, AL

Minister, political and civil rights activist, and radio talk show host reflects on the trajectory of politics in the early twenty-first century, focusing on the Obama and Trump years. The author discusses his views on the failures that have occurred and suggest a path forward for America to reclaim its core values. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Dyson, Michael Eric, writer of foreword.

LB           13368    THIS TIME NEXT YEAR WE’LL BE LAUGHING: A MEMOIR WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-

Author of the Maisie Dobbs mystery series recounts growing up in post-World War II England and the lasting effects of the conflict on her family. Discusses her grandfather’s shellshock from World War I service, her parents’ experiences during World War II, and her childhood in rural Kent. Unrated. 2020. Variant title: This time next year we will be laughing.

LB           13369    NOISE: A FLAW IN HUMAN JUDGMENT  KAHNEMAN, DANIEL, 1934-        

Discusses why people make bad judgements and how to make better ones by reducing the influence of “noise”–variables that can cause bias in decision making–and draws on examples in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, strategy, and personnel selection. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13370    THIS IS THE FIRE: WHAT I SAY TO MY FRIENDS ABOUT RACISM     LEMON, DON, 1966-

Beginning with a letter to one of his Black nephews, the author reflects on his slave ancestors, his upbringing in the shadow of segregation, the artifacts of slavery in modern America, historical events tied to slavery, and the importance of resisting racism on a daily basis. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.              

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           13336    TOWER OF NERO: THE TRIALS OF APOLLO, BOOK 5            RIORDAN, RICK

Lester teams up with his demigod master, Meg, to follow a prophecy that leads to an ultimate confrontation at the Tower of Nero. For grades 5-8. 2020.

LB           13337    DARK PROPHECY              RIORDAN, RICK

Leaving the safety of the demigod training ground, a disgraced Apollo embarks on a quest across North America to find a dangerous ancient-world Oracle while navigating the challenges of the evil Triumvirate. For grades 5-8. 2017.

LB           13323    WE DREAM OF SPACE    KELLY, ERIN ENTRADA    1986.

As the nation waits expectantly for the launch of the space shuttle Challenger, three siblings–Cash, Fitch, and Bird–struggle with their own personal anxieties. When the fated day arrives, it changes all of their lives and brings them together in unexpected ways. For grades 4-7. 2020.

LB           13354    KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES     CALLENDER, KACEN        

In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy’s grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself. For grades 4-7. 2020. Variant title: King & the dragonflies.

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ADULT NON-FICTION

BT           13236    NEVER LOOK AT THE EMPTY SEATS: A MEMOIR        DANIELS, CHARLIE, 1936-       

Country music legend Charlie Daniels, who was born in North Carolina in 1936, discusses his life and career. Famed for his song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” Daniels shares stories of his music, the musicians with whom he collaborated, and the role of faith in his life. 2017. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

JUVENILE FICTION

BT           13226    LOST HEIR: WINGS OF FIRE           SUTHERLAND, TUI, 1978-              

Overjoyed to be reunited with her fellow ocean-dwelling dragons, Tsunami the SeaWing continues efforts to end the war for Pyrrhia in spite of a dangerous assassin who is threatening all their lives. Sequel to The Dragonet Prophecy (DB 97153). For grades 4-7. 2012. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.     

BT           13227    HIVE QUEEN: WINGS OF FIRE      SUTHERLAND, TUI, 1978-              

Cricket, a dragonet who is immune to Queen Wasp’s powers, goes into hiding after stealing the Book of Clearsight. For grades 4-7. Unrated. 2020. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

BT           13237    WINTER TURNING: WINGS OF FIRE           SUTHERLAND, TUI, 1978-              

When a member of the royal IceWing family breaks the truce and escapes from Jade Mountain Academy, Winter, an IceWing, embarks on his own quest and hopes to win the respect of his family in the process. Sequel to Moon Rising (DB 97830). For grades 4-7. 2015. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

BT           13240    HIDDEN KINGDOM: WINGS OF FIRE         SUTHERLAND, TUI, 1978-              

The five dragonets hope to hide in safety in the RainWing kingdom, but when tribe members start disappearing and the old queen does nothing, it is up to Glory, a RainWing, and her friends to uncover the lurking evil. Sequel to The Lost Heir (DB 97272). For grades 4-7. 2013. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

BT           13221    YOUR MOTHER WAS A NEANDERTHAL    SCIESZKA, JON  

Sam, Joe, and Fred, the Time Warp Trio who first appeared in “Knights of the Kitchen Table” (RC 36216), travel back to the Stone Age and are immediately in trouble. First, they’re completely naked (Sam still has his hat and Fred his glasses) and, second, they no longer have “The Book” that enables them to travel in time. They have plenty of other problems, too, with cavegirls and a woolly mammoth. For grades 3-6. 1993. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

BT           13223    SEE YOU LATER, GLADIATOR: THE TIME WARP TRIO          SCIESZKA, JON  

Joe, Sam, and Fred accidentally open their magic book and are transported back to ancient Rome as gladiators. They use their wrestling moves to impress the fans in the Colosseum until they can return home. For grades 3-6. 2000. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

BT           13224    KNIGHTS OF THE KITCHEN TABLE: THE TIME WARP TRIO                 SCIESZKA, JON

The Time Warp Trio is here! Comprised of Joe and his two pals, Fred and Sam, the trio travels through time with the help of “The Book,” a gift from Joe’s magician uncle. Their adventures are chockful of tongue-in-cheek humor as they journey back to the Middle Ages to hang out with Sir Lancelot and make Camelot safe from a dragon and a very smelly giant. For grades 3-6. 1991. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

BT           13225    2095       SCIESZKA, JON  

While on a field trip to a museum, Joe, Sam, and Fred use The Book and emerge in a different century. In their new time, they encounter robots, anti-gravity disks, and their own grandchildren. Sequel to Your Mother Was a Neanderthal (DB 40670). For grades 3-6 and older readers. 1995. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.                

BT           13229    NOT-SO-JOLLY ROGER: THE TIME WARP TRIO       SCIESZKA, JON  

Joe, Fred, and Sam are really up a tree this time. Literally. Not only has Joe’s Book set them down in a coconut tree, but the tree’s surrounded by pirates! Their choices: join Blackbeard’s crew, walk the plank, or become coconut stew! What can a time traveler say but, “Yo ho ho and a bottle of ginger ale”? For grades 3-6. Unrated. 1991. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

BT           13230    GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE GOOFY: THE TIME WARP TRIO              SCIESZKA, JON  

Hi-ho Trio, away! Thanks to the magic of The Book, Joe, Sam, and Fred are back in the Wild West–and it’s proving to be way too wild. As cowboys, they’re poisoned by trail chow and stampeded by a herd of crazed cattle. Now they’ve been captured by Indians. Will this be the Time Warp Trio’s last stand? For grades 3-6. Unrated. 1992. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

BT           13231    TUT TUT: THE TIME WARP TRIO SCIESZKA, JON  

The Time Warp trio takes off for some Ancient Egyptian action. Fred wants to run his fingers through the treasure of King Tut; Sam thinks it would be awful to be a mummy; and Joe wants to ask the Sphinx the questions on the Egyptian History worksheet. But when the trio wind up on the banks of the Nile, hieroglyphic hilarity is guaranteed. For grades 3-6. Unrated. 1996. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

BT           13234    FLAT STANLEY    BROWN, JEFF, 1926-2003              

Life in the Lambchop family is sedate and serene–until a bulletin board falls on young Stanley Lambchop and he becomes . . . depth-disadvantaged! But does it get him down? No! Though he’s only half-an-inch thick, Stanley manages to lead a very full life. Originally published in 1964, Jeff Brown’s Flat Stanley has become a modern classic. For grades 2-4. 1964. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.     

BT           13239    SAM SAMURAI: THE TIME WARP TRIO     SCIESZKA, JON  

A haiku-writing assignment lands Joe, Sam, and Fred in what might be their scariest adventure yet among Samurai warriors and really big swords. For grades 3-6. Unrated. 2001. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.                

BT           13222    LLAMA IN THE LIBRARY  HURWITZ, JOHANNA     

Sex education is one of the first subjects taught in fifth grade, so Adam Fine is sure he’s learned all he needs to know about it. But when his mom announces that she’s expecting her third child and the cool new girl, Alana Brown, catches his attention at school, he begins to realize some facts of life that aren’t covered in class. A wacky ghost-hunting episode at the White House, the grand old local hotel, brings Adam and Alana together. For grades 2-4. Unrated. 1999. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

BT           13232    LUCKY BASEBALL BAT     CHRISTOPHER, MATT, 1917-1997              

Marty loses his lucky baseball bat, and his confidence along with it, and wonders if he will recover both in time to help the Tigers win the championship. For preschool-2 grade. Unrated. 1993. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

BT           13233    LILLY TO THE RESCUE      BELLINGHAM, BRENDA 

Bossy-boots! That’s what kids at school start calling Lilly when she gives a lot of advice that’s not wanted. For grades K-3. Unrated. 1997. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.             

BT           13235    I WAS A THIRD GRADE SCIENCE PROJECT               AUCH, MARY JANE          

Josh’s best friend Brian comes up with an odd idea for their science fair project: hypnotizing Brian’s dog, Arful, into thinking he’s a cat. After a few sessions with the crystal, Arful may not feel like a cat, but Josh certainly does! For grades 2-4. 1998. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

BT           13238    DIFFERENT DRAGONS    LITTLE, JEAN, 1932-         

Ben doesn’t like to admit it, but he is afraid of thunderstorms, and dogs, and other things too. When his parents go away for the weekend, he reluctantly goes to stay with his aunt Rose. There he finds Gully, a big Labrador retriever who is his birthday present! Hana, the girl next door, laughs at Ben for his fear of Gully. But when they are stuck in the attic and Hana becomes afraid, Ben realizes that everyone has fears. For grades 3-6. 1986. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

BT           13228    DRAGONBONE CHAIR: MEMORY, SORROW, AND THORN, BOOK 1               WILLIAMS, TAD

Simon, fourteen, is a scullery boy at Hayholt Castle in the land of Osten Ard. Then one day he is apprenticed to Doctor Morgenes and finds himself involved with the League of the Scroll. King Elias has succeeded to the throne, bringing an evil force with him. To save the realm, Simon must unravel the riddle of the three lost swords called Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn–and now Elias has one. Followed by “Stone of Farewell,” RC 40338. For senior high readers. 1988. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille. PRINT/BRAILLE.

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YOUNG ADULT FICTION

BT           13286    TO GREEN ANGEL TOWER, SEGMENT TWO            WILLIAMS, TAD

In this sequel to “Stone of Farewell” (RC 40338), the Storm King and his undead allies continue to gather strength for a final confrontation with Simon and his companions, who are fighting to help Prince Josua gain the throne now occupied by his brother King Elias. Each will face numerous skirmishes before the final confrontation at the Green Angel Tower. For senior high and older readers. 1993. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.     

JUVENILE FICTION

BT           13287    GOBLINS ON THE PROWL              COVILLE, BRUCE               

When an accidental spell brings a mysterious stone toad to life, and it hops away with her human friend William between its jaws, Fauna must use her magic and her wits to save him, embarking on a journey through dangerous lands filled with fearsome giants, talking bears, and packs of rogue goblins. Unrated. For grades 2-4. 2015. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13288    ROBOTS GO WILD!           PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez and his ‘bro-bot’ E are making new friends every day as E works as his bedridden sister Maddie’s school proxy. But disaster strikes when E malfunctions just in time to be upstaged by the super-cool new robot on the block–and loses his ability to help Maddie. Now it’s up to Sammy to figure out what’s wrong with E and save his family! Unrated. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2015.  Related names:  Grabenstein, Chris, author. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13284    CENTERFIELD BALLHAWK              CHRISTOPHER, MATT, 1917-1997              

Jose Mendez believes that he is a disappointment to his father, a former minor-league baseball player with a .375 batting average. Although Jose loves the sport as much as his father and practices very hard, he is not very good at hitting the ball. His sister, Carmen, is a brighter star on his softball team than he is. For grades 2-4. 1992. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

BT           13285    SPY ON THIRD BASE        CHRISTOPHER, MATT, 1917-1997              

Third baseman TV Adams’s knack for predicting where a batter will hit a ball leads an anonymous phone caller to warn him against using his powers. Should he give in to the caller’s threats or spy to help his team? For grades 2-4. 1990. Unified English Braille Code. Contracted braille.

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ADULT FICTION

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

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

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

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

LB           13290    FORTUNE AND GLORY    EVANOVICH, JANET       

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

LB           13291    CHRISTMAS RESOLUTION             PERRY, ANNE    

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

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

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

LB           13296    PRAY FOR DEATH              JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

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

LB           13295    JACK      ROBINSON, MARILYNNE

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

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

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

LB           13278    LAW OF INNOCENCE      CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-        

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13310    KILLER TAKE ALL                JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

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

LB           13308    CRYSTAL CAVE TRILOGY     ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG           

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

LB           13311    THOUSAND TEXAS LONGHORNS      BOGGS, JOHNNY D.  

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

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

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

LB           13328    AMISH CHRISTMAS WEDDING: FOUR STORIES     CLIPSTON, AMY

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

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

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

LB           13322    LOVE YOUR LIFE                KINSELLA, SOPHIE           

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

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

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

LB           13334    DARK TIDES         GREGORY, PHILIPPA      

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

ADULT NON-FICTION

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

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

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

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

LB           13275    BEST OF ME        SEDARIS, DAVID

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13325    INTIMATIONS: SIX ESSAYS            SMITH, ZADIE    

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

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

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

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

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

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

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

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

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JUVENILE FICTION

LB           13211    WHITE ROSE       WILSON, KIP      

A novel in verse. Sophie Scholl, a young German college student, challenges the Nazi regime during World War II as part of the White Rose, a nonviolent resistance group. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.    

LB           13214    BIRDIE AND ME NUANEZ, J.M.M.             

Ever since their free-spirited mama died ten months ago, twelve-year-old Jack and her gender creative nine-year-old brother, Birdie, have been living with their fun-loving Uncle Carl, but now their conservative Uncle Patrick insists on being their guardian which forces all four of them to confront grief, prejudice, and loss, all while exploring what ‘home’ really means. For grades 2-4 and older readers. Unrated. 2020.   

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

LB           13201    ALL AMERICAN BOYS      REYNOLDS, JASON          

When Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing a bag of chips, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

LB           13203    DRY        SHUSTERMAN, NEAL     

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a war zone in the hunt for water. And that’s when her parents go missing. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2018. Related names: Shusterman, Jarrod, author.       

LB           13212    AMERICAN STREET          ZOBOI, IBI AANU             

Fabiola’s mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States from Haiti. Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit’s west side, a new school, and a surprising romance all on her own. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.

LB           13213    BARELY MISSING EVERYTHING         MENDEZ, MATT                

Three Mexican Americans–Juan, JD, and Fabi–face unique struggles as they grapple with how to make a better life for themselves when it seems like brown lives don’t matter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.     

LB           13216    PRIDE        ZOBOI, IBI AANU         

Zuri Benitez has pride for Brooklyn and her family’s ethnic roots. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with them, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.             

LB           13218    TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET              MCMANUS, KAREN M. 

True-crime aficionado Ellery and her twin brother are staying with their grandmother in the small town of Echo Ridge, known for murder and missing girls. When a new friend goes missing, Ellery digs into the community’s secrets. Some strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2019.   

LB           13208    PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER              CHBOSKY, STEPHEN        

1991. High school freshman Charlie shares his observations in letters to someone he doesn’t know. After befriending Patrick, who is gay, and Patrick’s stepsister Sam, Charlie becomes more involved in the world around him. For senior high and older readers. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.            

YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13210    WE ARE HERE TO STAY: VOICES OF UNDOCUMENTED YOUNG ADULTS      KUKLIN, SUSAN

Stories of nine undocumented young adults whose families fled violence and poverty in their homelands for a chance at a better life and education in the United States. Among other things, they discuss their fears of losing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protection. For senior high and older readers. 2019.               

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ADULT FICTION

LB           12767    CRISS CROSS       PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed “M” rests on the corpse and says “You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.” Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019.          

LB           12776    BOY        HOAG, TAMI     

Married Louisiana detectives Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard work a brutal case. Someone entered a second-grader’s bedroom and stabbed him to death. The boy’s heartbroken single mother—who escaped with injuries—is of little help. And the boy’s young babysitter is missing. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

LB           12762    ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM     BENEDICT, MARIE           

Vienna, 1933. While acting in a play, Hedy Kiesler—soon to be Hedy Lamarr—draws the attention of industrialist Friedrich Mandl. Her beauty and marriage to Friedrich save her from the Nazis, and she eventually flees to Hollywood. But her true passion is science and inventing. Bestseller. 2018.

LB           12770    CRUEL DECEPTION: A BESS CRAWFORD MYSTERY               TODD, CHARLES

In the aftermath of World War I, nurse Bess Crawford attempts to save Lieutenant Lawrence Minton, a troubled former soldier, from a mysterious killer. To prevent a tragedy, she must get at the truth as quickly as possible—which means putting herself between Lieutenant Minton and whatever is destroying him. Or is it whoever? Unrated. 2019.

LB           12758    DEAR MRS. BIRD               PEARCE, A.J. (AMANDA-JANE)   

London, 1940. Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent, and so she jumps at the chance to work for the London Evening Chronicle. But the position is acting as typist for advice columnist Mrs. Bird. Soon, Emmeline is responding to those inquiries Mrs. Bird refuses. Unrated. 2018.

LB           12769    DELICATE TOUCH             WOODS, STUART             

An old acquaintance of Stone Barrington needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades that involves numerous prominent New Yorkers. Unrated. 2018.

LB           12772    ACCIDENT: A CHILLING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER             BARELLI, NATALIE

Katherine knew she’d had too many drinks, but they were only going a short distance, and as Eve pointed out, there was no traffic anyway. Even now, driving them home and knowing she shouldn’t, seemed almost mischievous. All part of the fun. Not anymore. Katherine would do anything to turn back the clock. But this isn’t the end of the nightmare, it’s just the beginning… Unrated. 2019.

LB           12768    CHOCOLATIER   MORAN, JAN    

San Francisco, 1953: When widowed Celina Savoia, a chocolatiere, takes her son to meet his father’s family in Italy, she discovers her husband concealed a treacherous secret. Unrated. 2020.

LB           12766    BLUE MOON: A JACK REACHER NOVEL    CHILD, LEE          

An elderly couple made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now they owe big money to some very bad people. While helping them out, loner Jack Reacher suddenly finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019.  

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           12757    CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE: WHISTLEBLOWING IN AN AGE OF FRAUD               MUELLER, TOM, 1963-   

Journalist discusses the history of whistleblowing, tracing its rise and examining a series of cases from the realms of healthcare, finance, and politics. Draws on interviews with whistleblowers, lawyers, politicians, intelligence analysts, and others. Unrated. 2019.

LB           12755    GREAT SOCIETY: A NEW HISTORY              SHLAES, AMITY 

In the 1960s, Americans sought the same goals many seek now: an end to poverty, higher standards of living for the middle class, a better environment and more access to health care and education. Yet Johnson’s and Nixon’s programs shackled millions of families in permanent government dependence. Shlaes argues that the costs of entitlement commitments preclude the very reforms that Americans will need in coming decades. Unrated. 2019.

LB           12775    TIGHTROPE: AMERICANS REACHING FOR HOPE   KRISTOF, NICHOLAS D., 1959-     

The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Half the Sky (DB 70300) examine life for working-class Americans and discuss the issues they face. Studies the disappearance of many blue-collar jobs, deaths related to drugs and alcohol, suicide, and the long-term damage of public policy mistakes. Strong language. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           12760    WHERE WE GO FROM HERE: TWO YEARS IN THE RESISTANCE       SANDERS, BERNARD

Senator Bernie Sanders discusses the actions he has taken to oppose President Donald Trump’s agenda and strengthen the progressive movement. Details his views on how America should move forward as a nation. Bestseller. 2018.

LB           13001    HOW TO MAKE YOUR MONEY LAST: THE INDISPENSABLE RETIREMENT GUIDE      QUINN, JANE BRYANT               

In the 2nd edition of How to Make Your Money Last, you will learn how to turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life. At a time when people are living longer—yet retiring with a smaller pot of savings than they’d hoped for—this book will become an essential guide. 2016, 2020.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13000    BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN          CHAMBERLAIN, DIANE, 1950-     

Serving a three-year stint in North Carolina for a crime she did not commit, artist Morgan Christopher is promised she will be released immediately if she restores a 1940 post office mural. Under the grime is a painting of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets. Unrated. 2020.

LB           12998    THIS TENDER LAND          KRUEGER, WILLIAM KENT            

Odie, his older brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and little Emmy escape from the Lincoln School and the harsh superintendent. They use a canoe to travel down the Mississippi River, intent on finding a new place for themselves, and cross paths with other drifters. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2019.

LB           12994    VALLEY OF THE 99: A WESTERN DUO       OVERHOLSER, WAYNE D., 1906-1996       

The small ranchers in Harmony, Oregon, are up against it with the price of cattle down and Skull Ranch, owned by a syndicate, trying to buy them out. When the editor of The Clarion is shot, the ranchers blame Black Mike Sand. As pressure mounts, Riley is determined to find out who is really in charge of the syndicate, and the only man willing to help him is Andrew Daniels, a former newspaper man whose courage comes from a bottle. Unrated. 2020.

LB           12997    COLLISION OF LIES           THREADGILL, TOM

Three years ago, a collision between a fast-moving freight train and a school bus full of kids led to devastation and grief on an unimaginable scale. But a fresh clue leads San Antonio police detective Amara Alvarez to the unlikely conclusion that one of the children may still be alive. If she’s correct, everything law enforcement believes about the accident is a lie. Unrated. 2020.

LB           12996    ONE FATAL FLAW             PERRY, ANNE    

Jessie Beale comes to see Daniel Pitt, desperately seeking a lawyer for her boyfriend, Rob Adwell, who has been accused of murder and of setting a fire to conceal the body. Daniel is sure that science can absolve him–and Miriam fford Croft is the best scientist he knows. Unrated. 2020.

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           12999    LOOK BOTH WAYS: A TALE TOLD IN TEN BLOCKS    REYNOLDS, JASON          

A collection of ten short stories that all take place in the same day about kids walking home from school. For grades 5-8. 2019. Variant title: Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in 10 Blocks. 

LB           12995    TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY   MBALIA, KWAME            

Tristan Strong tumbles into the volatile MidPass and, with allies John Henry and Brer Rabbit, must entice the god Anansi to come out of hiding and seal the hole Tristan accidentally ripped in the sky. For grades 5-8. 2019.