LB 11356 BEFORE WE WERE WICKED DICKEY, ERIC JEROME
While out on an enforcement job for his boss, Ken Swift
meets Jimi Lee and falls immediately in lust. He hurts people to pay for
college and she`s Harvard-bound, but they can`t resist the chemistry between
them. When Jimi Lee becomes pregnant all bets are off. Unrated. 2019. 513
LB 11353 ALICE NETWORK QUINN, KATE
Pregnant and unmarried Charlotte St. Clair escapes the sharp
eye of her mother in London to track down her cousin Rose, who went missing
during the war. She finds Eve Gardiner, a former spy. A name Charlie utters
resurrects Eve’s memories of the past. Violence, strong language, and some
explicit descriptions of sex. 2017. 703 pages.
LB 11354 ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN SEE, LISA
Mi-ja and Young-sook are best friends, even though their
backgrounds are markedly different. When they come of age, they join their
village`s all-female diving collective, which is run by Young-sook`s mother.
However, Mi-ja`s parentage marks her for scorn and drives the friends apart as
war looms. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 641 pages.
LB 11380 LETTERS FROM PEACEFUL LANE DAILEY, JANET
In the rugged Ozarks of Branson, Missouri, a woman struggles
to save her marriage–and finds answers from an unexpected source. Unrated.
2019. 363 pages.
LB 11379 CARE AND FEEDING OF RAVENOUSLY HUNGRY GIRLS GRAY, ANISSA
Althea Butler, eldest of three girls, took care of her
sisters Viola and Lillian after their mother died. When she and her husband
Proctor are arrested, Althea will need to depend on Viola and Lillian for help,
while they have troubles of their own to face. Unrated. 2019. 453 pages.
LB 11413 WILD CARD WOODS, STUART
Stone Barrington`s enjoyment of a peaceful country retreat
with his latest paramour is interrupted by an unwelcome stranger sent by
someone who wants to silence Stone and his collaborators for good. With
boundless resources and a thirst for vengeance, this foe will not be deterred.
Unrated. 2019. 401 pages.
LB 11414 MEOW MAYHEM LICKEL, LISA J.
“After being left at the altar, Ivy Amanda McTeague Preston uproots herself and her cat, an Egyptian Mau named Memnet, from her boring and lonely life to start over at the urging of Mayor Conklin, a fellow pedigreed Mau owner. Truesdale Thompson is ready to move in a fresh direction with his life. A private man whose physical wounds are the only outward sign of a tragic accident in his past, True and his cat, Isis, open a branch of his trendy little bookstore and coffee shop in Apple Grove. When Ivy takes a mysterious message while the mayor is away on business, only Ivy’s criminology professor mom and True believe there’s something rotten in Apple Grove. Can Ivy carry on her romance with True while saving the town from further Mayhem?”-From the back cover. Unrated. 2019. 459 pages.
LB 11416 TORTURE OF THE MOUNTAIN MAN JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.
When Smoke Jensen is summoned to a small Texas town under
siege by a scourge of kill-crazy bandits, volunteers line up to take out the
Mountain Man. Being Smoke Jensen, he wouldn’t have it any other way. Unrated.
2018. 447 pages. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018
LB 11415 IF SHE WAKES KORYTA, MICHAEL
“Tara Beckley, a senior at Hammel College in Maine, is
driving a visiting professor to a conference when a horrific car accident kills
the professor and leaves Tara a prisoner of locked-in syndrome. She is fully
alert, but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she learns that
someone powerful wants her dead — but why? Abby Kaplan, an insurance
investigator, is hired by the college to look in to Tara’s case. A former stunt
driver, she can tell that Tara’s car crash was no accident. She starts asking
questions and is soon on the run — with a young hit man named Dax Blackwell
hard on her heels.”–Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2019. 551 pages.
LB 11418 DEEP HARBOR MICHAELS, FERN
When Carol Ann “CJ” Jansen lost her beloved older
brother, Kick, in a boating accident, she came adrift. Kick had taken on the
role of caring for his little sister after their parents were killed in a car
crash. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ financially secure–yet needing
a purpose. As administrative assistant to powerful congressman Snapper Lewis,
she’s immersed herself in the exciting and often tumultuous world of politics.
But suddenly, the career that anchors her life is threatened. CJ stumbles upon
information that could implicate her boss in corruption. When the congressman
goes missing, the closer CJ gets to uncovering the truth, exposing one shocking
secret after another, the more she wonders if she’s also in jeopardy. Moving to
a small New England town for her own protection, CJ gradually begins to engage
with her new surroundings. Her blossoming friendship with the owner of a
charter fishing boat offers the promise of much more. But before she can claim
happiness, CJ must navigate a course through all her doubts and fears, and
trust that this time, the water that took so much from her might just lead her
safely home. Unrated. 2019. 517 pages.
LB 11117 DEPARTMENT OF SENSITIVE CRIMES MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER
The detectives who work in Malmo Police’s Department of
Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The lead detective, Ulf Varg,
prioritizes his cases above even his dog’s mental health. Then there are detectives
Anna Bengsdotter, who keeps her relationship with Varg professional even as she
realizes she’s developing feelings for him … or at least for his car, and
Carl Holgersson, first to arrive in the morning and last to leave, who would
never read his colleagues’ personal correspondence–unless it could help solve
a crime, of course. Finally, there’s Erik Nykvist, who peppers conversations
with anecdotes about fly fishing. Along with an opinionated local police
officer named Blomquist, the Department of Sensitive Crimes takes on three
extremely strange cases. First, the detectives investigate how and why a local
business owner was stabbed … in the back of the knee. Next, a young woman’s
imaginary boyfriend goes missing. And, in the final investigation, Varg must
determine whether nocturnal visitations at a local spa have a supernatural
element. Unrated. 308 pages.
LB 11115 DIE BY THE GUN JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.
Dewey ‘Mac’ McKenzie is wanted for a killing he didn’t
commit. He saved his hide once by signing on as a cattle drive chuckwagon cook
and bolting the territories. Turned out Mac was as good at fixing vittles as he
was at dodging bullets. But Mac’s enemies are hungry for more, and they’ve
hired a gang of ruthless killers to turn up the heat. Mac’s only hope is to
join another cattle drive on the Goodnight-Loving Trail, deep in New Mexico
Territory. The journey ahead is even deadlier than the hired guns behind him.
His trail boss is an ornery cuss. His crew mate is the owner’s spoiled son. And
the route is overrun with kill-crazy rustlers and bloodthirsty Comanche. Worse,
Mac’s would-be killers are closing in fast. But when the cattle owner’s son is
kidnapped, the courageous young cook has no choice but to jump out of the
frying pan, and into the fire. Unrated. 443 pages. Related names: Johnstone, J.
LB 11109 FOOL’S MOON STUCKART, DIANE A.S.
Two tarot-savvy cats and their tenderhearted human outwit a
cruel criminal in this animal-centric whodunit. Most days, Ruby Sparks feels
like the sign that says “Tarot Card Reader Extraordinaire” should say
“Tarot Card Reader Fairly Competent.” But as challenging as it is to
take care of her half-sister’s New Age shop, and her growing menagerie of
enchanted pets, Ruby never worries that she’s bitten off more than she can
chew. Unrated. 475 pages.
LB 11102 SABRINA KANE COOK, WILL
The death of Sabrina’s husband en route to Illinois leaves
her alone in an untamed land. But the widow proves more than a match for the
world of the frontier. Unrated. 2019. 258 pages.
LB 11104 TINDERBOX LEWIS, BEVERLY
The day before her parents’ twentieth wedding anniversary
Sylvia Miller stumbles across the key to the old brass tinderbox her father,
Earnest, keeps in his Lancaster County watch repair shop. Inside is a secret
from his life as an Englisher. When she confronts him, Earnest admits that he
is not fit to be a member of the Hickory Hollow Amish church. He confesses his
secret to Rhoda, his wife, and Sylvia, but when word of Earnest’s deceit reaches
others in the community the truth pits Amish neighbors against one another,
threatens to dry up Earnest’s livelihood–and to break up Sylvia’s engagement
to the preacher’s grandson. Unrated. 397 pages.
LB 11100 UNDER THE TABLE: A NOVEL EVANOVICH, STEPHANIE
Suffocating in her dead-end marriage, Zoey Sullivan moves in
with her sister in New York and starts taking catering jobs. She meets shy
computer programmer and millionaire Tristan Malloy and offers to give him a
makeover, only to fall for him as he gains confidence. Unrated. 2019. Related
names: Adaptation of (work): Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988. My fair lady.
LB 11096 BETTER SISTER: A NOVEL BURKE, ALAFAIR
When a prominent Manhattan lawyer is murdered, two estranged
sisters–one the dead man’s widow, the other his ex–must set aside mistrust
and old resentments. but can they escape their past? Unrated. 2019. 428 pages.
LB 11114 LOST ROSES: A NOVEL KELLY, MARTHA HALL
It is 1914 and the world has been on the brink of war so
many times, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest.
Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya
Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in
Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a
lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia. But when Austria
declares war on Serbia and Russia’s Imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza
escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country
estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortuneteller’s daughter,
Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other
side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian
families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya’s letters
suddenly stop coming she fears the worst for her best friend. From the
turbulent streets of St. Petersburg to the avenues of Paris and the society of
fallen Russian emigres who live there, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka
will intersect in profound ways, taking readers on a breathtaking ride through
a momentous time in history. Unrated. Bestseller. 629 pages.
LB 11105 BOOK OF DREAMS GEORGE, NINA
On the way to see his son Sam for the first time in years,
Henri is involved in an accident and winds up in a coma. Thirteen-year-old Sam
and Henri`s former lover, Eddie, wait by his bedside while Henri floats in
dreams. Translated from the 2016 original German. Unrated. 2019. 466 pages.
Related names: Pare, Simon, translator.
LB 11111 COLLUSION: A NOVEL GINGRICH, NEWT
Valerie Mayberry comes from the kind of wealthy family that
would be royalty in any other country. Obsessive and compulsive, she’s also the
FBI’s counter-intelligence expert on domestic terrorism. Brett Garrett is a
dishonorably discharged ex-Navy SEAL coming off a secret opioid addiction. A
brusque, fiercely independent operative who refuses to play by the rules, the
seasoned pro is now a gun for hire, working as a security contractor in Eastern
Europe. When a high ranking Kremlin official with knowledge of a plan to attack
the US must be smuggled out under the nose of a kleptocratic Putin-like Russian
president and a ruthless general, Mayberry and Garret are thrown together to
exfiltrate him and preempt a deadly poisonous strike. As these unlikely
partners work to protect their human asset, their mission is threatened by
domestic politics: leftist protests, Congressional infighting, and a culture
riven by hatred. Unrated. 515 pages. Related names: Earley, Pete, author.
LB 11106 DEATH BAKES A PECAN PIE WASHBURN, L.J.
Hollywood comes to Weatherford, Texas, as a movie company
arrives to shoot scenes for a film based on the novel by Phyllis Newsom’s
friend Eve. But movie fantasy turns to deadly reality as a murder recreated for
film turns out to be the genuine article, and once more Phyllis has to track
down a cunning killer to see that justice is done. Unrated. 323 pages.
LB 11110 MACHINES LIKE ME: AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU MCEWAN, IAN
Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London.
Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for
power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a
world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their
understanding. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment,
is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret.
When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of
synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality.
This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong, and clever–a love triangle soon
forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Unrated.
Bestseller. 380 pages.
LB 11101 NEON PREY SANDFORD, JOHN
Clayton Deese skips bail after a job that went south. The US
Marshals come after him and find a jungle full of graves behind Deese`s rural
Louisiana cabin. Now Lucas Davenport is on the trail of a serial killer who has
been operating for years without notice. Violence, strong language, and some
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019. 461 pages.
LB 11103 POISON LESCROART, JOHN T.
Attorney Dismas Hardy`s plans to ease into retirement and
reconnect with his family after recovering from two glancing gunshot wounds are
cut short when–against his wife`s wishes–he is pulled back into the courtroom
by the murder of Grant Wagner, the steely owner of a successful family
business. Unrated. 505 pages.
LB 11107 GUARDING GABY: SECOND CHANCES, BOOK 1 BRASHEAR, JEAN
Gabriela Navarro believed she and Eli Wolverton would always
be together…until he abandoned her. Years later, Gaby has made a new life in
the big city. Her future is bright, and Eli is her past. When she returns to
bury her father and learns that Eli is accused of his murder, she is stunned,
but she no longer knows the man who’s replaced the boy she loved. Then their
paths cross again, and though the longing between them is more powerful than
ever, Eli refuses to defend himself and pushes her to go. Does Gaby believe the
charges against him, or the urgings of her heart? There is so much more at
stake than Gaby can imagine. With his freedom and his life on the line, only
one thing would draw Eli away from his search for the truth: Gaby’s safety.
Even if that means he’ll lose her forever. Unrated. 2019. 341 pages.
LB 11108 IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK CROWNOVER, JAMES D.
Can the walls of an abandoned house absolve a man accused of
a thirty-year-old murder? Not before Silent Cooper and Dempsy Nealy battle
Apache thieves, Pancho’s Villistas, marauding outlaws, and El Tigre of the
Playas Valley. The loss of a letter beneath the ruins of a famous Arizona ranch
house thirty years ago led to an untimely marriage for Dempsy’s Aunt Cindy, who
now runs three ranches with an iron will and a shotgun loaded with buckshot. No
man stands in her way–for long. Dempsy dreams of a ghostly visitor in the
desert, or was it a dream? The rock house of the Smuggler Hills seems to be an
impregnable fortress until a small creature descends the chimney. A cemetery
reveals a scandalous secret. Unrated. 473 pages.
LB 11116 INVITED MCMAHON, JENNIFER
In 1924, a young mother, Hattie Breckenridge, is hanged from
a tree in her yard by the town mob, accused of a crime that was actually
committed by her daughter. Nearly a century later, a young married couple,
Helen and Nate abandon the comforts of suburbia to begin the ultimate,
aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams on the
same forty-four acres of rural land where Hattie once lived. When they discover
that this charming property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former
history teacher, becomes consumed by Hattie’s story and the tragic legend of
her descendants, three generations of “Breckenridge women,” each of
whom died amid suspicion, and who seem to still be seeking something elusive
and dangerous in the present day. Unrated. 556 pages.
LB 11112 18TH ABDUCTION PATTERSON, JAMES
Detective Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe Molinari team up
to protect San Francisco from an international war criminal in the newest
Women’s Murder Club thriller. For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out
after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue–until
a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco’s entire school system as
stake, Lindsay Boxer has never been under more pressure. To solve the School
Night case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy
Thomas, as the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest. Together,
Lindsay and Cindy take new approaches, and unexpected facts about the victims
leave them stunned. Unrated. 438 pages. Related names: Paetro, Maxine, author.
LB 11425 CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE MURDER FLUKE, JOANNE
When her bakery becomes the setting of a star-studded TV
special, Hannah hopes to hide the unsavory scandal in her personal life. But
that`s practically impossible with a disturbing visit from a shifty character
she once loved and a murder victim in her bedroom. Unrated. 2019. 509 pages.
LB 11427 FALL OF GONDOLIN TOLKIEN, J.R.R.
Tuor is sent to Gondolin by the god Ulmo, only to fall in
love with the elf king`s daughter, Idril. Their bliss is shattered when the
evil Morgoth sends an army to destroy Gondolin. This previously unpublished
Middle-earth tale was edited by the author`s son Christopher. Bestseller. 2018.
LB 11429 LAST SECOND COULTER, CATHERINE
When NASA didn`t believe she spoke with aliens, astronaut
Nevaeh Patel quit the program. Now working for a French company, she launches a
satellite to do the aliens` bidding. It`s up to special agents Nicholas
Drummond and Michaela Caine to stop the earth-altering mission. Some violence
and some strong language. 575 pages.
Related names: Ellison, J. T., author.
LB 11443 STONE BRIDGES NEGGERS, CARLA
Adrienne Portale has never settled in one place for long,
but takes a job as innkeeper in tiny Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, to spend
some time getting to know the father she only recently found. When three small
boys get lost in the wilderness that borders the inn, Adam Sloan leads the
search. His family ties to the town go back generations. Adrienne sees the bond
that people in a small town have as they band together to find the missing
children. Adam is impressed with her calm strength, but he’s sure she won’t
find what she’s looking for in his quiet hometown. Despite their differences,
Adam and Adrienne discover they have more in common than they’d expected. They
love to explore old stone walls and bridges, and she adores his dog. As summer
bleeds into the gorgeous New England fall, the attraction between them grows,
and they must decide where–and who–makes a place home. Unrated. 467 pages.
LB 11445 MEMORY HOUSE HAUCK, RACHEL
Eighteen years after losing her father on 9/11, Beck Holiday
is a tough New York City cop burdened with a damaging secret, suspended for
misconduct, and struggling to get her life in order. Then a mysterious letter
arrives informing her she`s inherited a house along Florida`s northern coast.
Unrated. 585 pages.
LB 11447 MISS JULIA TAKES THE WHEEL ROSS, ANN B.
Miss Julia invites the charming visiting doctor and his
painfully shy wife to dinner. While Miss Julia and Sam both note the wife`s
obvious lack of social skills, it`s Julia`s friends Hazel Marie and Binkie that
pick up on some of the doctor`s less palatable qualities. Unrated. 495 pages.
LB 11448 A LIST JANCE, JUDITH A.
The last story of Ali Reynolds`s broadcasting career was a
piece about a young man in need of a kidney, which spiraled into a medical
mismanagement scandal that landed a prestigious local doctor in prison for
murder. A decade later, the doctor is plotting revenge. Unrated. 545 pages.
LB 11449 ORPHAN OF SALT WINDS BROOKS, ELIZABETH
England, 1939. Ten-year-old Virginia Wrathmell arrives at
Salt Winds, a secluded house on the edge of a marsh, to meet her adoptive
parents: practical, dependable Clem and glamorous, mercurial Lorna. The marsh,
with its deceptive tides, is a beautiful but threatening place. Virginia’s new
parents’ marriage is full of secrets and tensions she doesn’t quite understand,
and their wealthy neighbor, Max Deering, drops by too often, taking an
unwholesome interest in the family’s affairs. Only Clem offers a true sense of
home. War feels far away among the birds and shifting sands, until the day a
German fighter plane crashes into the marsh, and Clem ventures out to rescue
the airman. What happens next sets into motion a crime so devastating it will
haunt Virginia for the rest of her life. Seventy-five years later, she finds
herself drawn back to the marsh, and to a teenage girl who appears there,
nearly frozen and burdened by her own secrets. In her, Virginia might have a
chance at retribution and a way to right a grave mistake she made as a child.
Unrated. 397 pages.
LB 11357 ACCESSORY TO WAR: THE UNSPOKEN ALLIANCE BETWEEN ASTROPHYSICS AND THE MILITARY TYSON, NEIL DEGRASSE
Author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (DB 89846)
explores the ways astronomers and astrophysicists have contributed to warfare
and military action throughout history. Topics include multi-spectral
detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access
to space. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018. 993 pages.
LB 11355 HOW TO BE A PATIENT: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF MODERN MEDICINE GOLDBERG, SANA
“From registered nurse and public health advocate Sana
Goldberg, a timely, accessible, and comprehensive guide to the medical
industrial complex that teaches readers how to be their own best advocate and
get the care they deserve”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2019. 597
LB 11381 MAID: HARD WORK, LOW PAY, AND A MOTHER’S WILL TO SURVIVE LAND, STEPHANIE
Recounts years working in the domestic service industry,
struggling in poverty as a single mother. Examines the difficulties and
misleading rhetoric surrounding poverty as well as the realities of life in
service work. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. Land, Stephanie. 441 pages.
LB 11378 CRUSHING: GOD TURNS PRESSURE INTO POWER JAKES, T.D.
Author of Instinct (DB 79599) and Destiny (DB 82330)
presents a guide to learning from life`s challenges and trusting in God`s love.
Uses personal experiences, including his teenage daughter`s pregnancy, his
mother`s death from Alzheimer`s, and his son`s heart attack, to illustrate
lessons learned. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. Jakes, T. D. –Anecdotes. 327
LB 11417 SHOUT: A POETRY MEMOIR ANDERSON, LAURIE HALSE
A memoir in verse shares the author`s life, covering her
difficult early childhood, her rape at thirteen, and her experiences
surrounding the publication of her 1999 novel Speak (DB 49958). Unrated. For
senior high and older readers. 2019. 285 pages.
LB 11113 FINDING MY VOICE: MY JOURNEY TO THE WEST WING AND THE PATH FORWARD JARRETT, VALERIE
“The ultimate Obama insider” (The New York Times)
and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey
as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in
government at a historic moment in American history. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019.
Jarrett, Valerie, 1956- Obama, Barack —
Friends and associates. Obama, Michelle,
1964- — Friends and associates. 460
LB 11098 K: A HISTORY OF BASEBALL IN TEN PITCHES KEPNER, TYLER (BASEBALL WRITER)
The baseball columnist for the New York Times presents a
history of the sport, told through the ten major pitches of the game. Includes commentary
from some of the best pitchers in baseball history, such as Nolan Ryan, Greg
Maddux, Bob Gibson, and Mariano Rivera. Unrated. 2019. 472 pages.
LB 11099 AMERICAN MOONSHOT: JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE GREAT SPACE RACE BRINKLEY, DOUGLAS
On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his
goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing,
fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the
most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American
Moonshot brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific
factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini
and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race
against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Drawing on new primary
source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who
were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life
as never before. Unrated. 2019. 898 pages. Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald),
1917-1963 — Influence.
LB 11097 AMERICAN SPIRIT: PROFILES IN RESILIENCE, COURAGE, AND FAITH KYLE, TAYA
Life leads us through difficult terrain. But what happens if
you use challenge as an opportunity to discover your purpose? These Americans
did and are changing the world. After losing her husband, “American
Sniper” Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle entered a period of deep grief. And yet the
experience served as a catalyst for profound growth. Taya found her own reserve
of strength with the help of the generous love and support of family and
friends–and also many strangers across America, who selflessly shared their
own stories of suffering, survival, and triumph. Inspired by her experience, Taya
discovered her calling: spreading a message of how love, passion, and service
can combine to help us persevere over personal pain and heal our communities.
American Spirit profiles more than 30 individuals, young and old, rich and
not-so-rich, famous and unknown, who have overcome hardship and done
extraordinary things for their communities and for the nation at large.
Unrated. 2019. 446 pages. Related names: DeFelice, Jim, 1956-, author.
LB 11428 INHERITANCE: A MEMOIR OF GENEALOGY, PATERNITY, AND LOVE SHAPIRO, DANI
The author of Family History (DB 63237) describes how, after
submitting her DNA for analysis, she discovered that she was not actually
related to her father. Discusses her struggle to piece together the story of
her life and uncover her own identity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Bestseller. 2019. Shapiro, Dani. 359 pages.
LB 11432 LIBRARY BOOK ORLEAN, SUSAN
The author re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most
catastrophic library fire in US history. On April 29, 1986, fire broke out at the
Los Angeles Public Library and destroyed or damaged more than a million books.
Examines the evolution of public libraries while celebrating their value in
society. Bestseller. 2018. 539 pages.
LB 11435 MATRIARCH: BARBARA BUSH AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN DYNASTY PAGE, SUSAN
A biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Discusses her
childhood in New York, loss of a daughter to leukemia, battle with depression,
and role as wife and mother of two American presidents. Draws on interviews
with friends and family, conversations with Bush, and diary entries. Unrated.
Bestseller. 2019. 582 pages.
LB 11446 SHIP OF FOOLS: HOW A SELFISH RULING CLASS IS BRINGING AMERICA TO THE BRINK OF REVOLUTION CARLSON, TUCKER
Political pundit discusses class dynamics in early
twenty-first-century America. Focuses on an elite class of the wealthy and
powerful, positing that they hide their agendas behind identity politics, strip
political parties of meaning, and will drive America towards ruin. Some strong
language. Bestseller. 349 pages.
LB 11352 PAY ATTENTION, CARTER JONES SCHMIDT, GARY D.
Carter must adjust to the unwelcome presence of a
know-it-all butler who is determined to help him become a gentleman and deal
with burdens from the past. For grades 4-7. 2019. 303 pages.
LB 11350 FLUSH HIAASEN, CARL
The Florida Keys. With their father jailed for sinking a
gambling boat, Noah Underwood and his sister Abbey gather evidence that casino
owner Dusty Muleman is illegally emptying sewage tanks into coastal waters.
They receive help from a former card dealer, a pirate, and Dusty’s
ex-girlfriend. For grades 5-8. 2005. 323 pages.
LB 11351 SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS CHENG, JACK
Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski, along with his dog, Carl
Sagan, makes big discoveries about his family on a road trip, and he records
everything on a golden iPod he intends to launch into space. For grades 4-7.
2017. 411 pages.
LB 11423 MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS MEDINA, MEG
Merci Suarez relies on her close extended family as she goes
through many changes during her sixth-grade year at Florida`s Seaward Pines
Academy. For grades 4-7. 2018. 383 pages.
LB 11424 DRAGON PEARL LEE, YOON HA
Min, a girl with fox magic, stows away on a battle cruiser
and impersonates a cadet to find out what happened to her older brother in the
Thousand World Space Forces. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019. 515
LB 11420 WILD ROBOT BROWN, PETER
Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild
island, with no memory of where she is from or why she is there. Her only hope
of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island’s
hostile inhabitants. For grades 3-6. 2016. 286 pages.
LB 11422 WILD ROBOT ESCAPES BROWN, PETER
After being captured by the Recons and returned to
civilization for reprogramming, Roz is sent to Hilltop Farm. She befriends her
owner’s family and animals, but pines for her son, Brightbill. Sequel to The
Wild Robot (DB 84426). For grades 3-6. 2018. 284 pages.
LB 11436 IF I STAY FORMAN, GAYLE
Cellist and Juilliard hopeful Mia clings to life after a car
accident kills her family. While observing herself during an out-of-body
experience, Mia flashes through her past to determine whether to fight for
survival or die. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers.
2009. 481 pages.
LB 11437 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL KINNEY, JEFF
The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise,
then quickly takes several wrong turns, from a fender bender to crazed
seagulls. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure! For grades
3-6 and older readers. 2014. 229 pages.
LB 11438 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: OLD SCHOOL KINNEY, JEFF
When his town organizes an electronics-free event, a
disgusted Greg Heffley struggles to survive life in a community without modern
conveniences. Meanwhile, tension builds among kids struggling to enjoy the
activities of past generations. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2015. 229
LB 11439 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE GETAWAY KINNEY, JEFF
With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching
holiday season, the Heffley family decides to escape to a tropical island
resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation–but sun poisoning, stomach
troubles, and venomous creatures all threaten their vacation. For grades 3-6
and older readers. 2017. Juvenile
LB 11440 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MELTDOWN KINNEY, JEFF
When snow closes Greg Heffley`s middle school, he and his
best friend, Rowley Jefferson, face a fight for survival as warring gangs turn
the neighborhood into a wintry battlefield. For grades 3-6 and older readers.
2018. 229 pages.
LB 11419 ENDURANCE: MY YEAR IN SPACE AND HOW I GOT THERE KELLY, SCOTT
Younger readers` edition adapted from the memoir Endurance:
A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (DB 89525) by NASA astronaut Scott
Kelly, who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station.
Also recounts his early years in school and as a test pilot. For grades 6-9.
2018. 496 pages.
LB 11421 APOLLO 8: THE MISSION THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING SANDLER, MARTIN W.
Explores the space race during a time when Americans
desperately needed something to believe in. Covers the history of the Apollo 8
mission, the technical challenges, and the key players involved in launching
three astronauts into space to orbit the Earth`s moon in 1968. For grades 5-8.
2018. 237 pages.
LB 11426 TO THE MOON!: THE TRUE STORY OF THE AMERICAN HEROES ON THE APOLLO 8 SPACESHIP KLUGER, JEFFREY
Recounts the exciting and inspiring true story of Apollo 8,
the first manned American spaceship to break free of the Earth’s orbit and
reach the moon. For grades 5-8. 2018. Related names: Shamir, Ruby, author. 439
Young Adult Fiction
LB 11430 ON THE COME UP THOMAS, ANGIE
When teenaged Bri, an aspiring rapper, pours her anger and
frustration into her first hit song, she finds herself at the center of a
controversy. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019. 613
LB 11431 LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ ITURBE, ANTONIO
Fourteen-year-old Dita and her family are imprisoned by the
Nazis at Auschwitz. When a Jewish leader asks Dita to risk her life and take
charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past
the guards, she agrees. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017. 637
LB 11433 OF JENNY AND THE ALIENS GEBHART, RYAN
Eighteen-year-old Derek ignores the anticipated alien
invasion that could mean the end of the world until he imagines a future with
Jenny–a future for which she has other plans. For young adult readers.
Unrated. 2019. 475 pages.
LB 11441 WHERE SHE WENT FORMAN, GAYLE
Rising rock star Adam and successful cellist Mia, from If I
Stay (LB 11436), reunite in New York and reconnect after the horrific events
that tore them apart years earlier. Some strong language and some descriptions
of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2011. 285 pages.
LB 11442 THREE SIDES OF A HEART: STORIES ABOUT LOVE TRIANGLES
Collection of sixteen short stories featuring love
triangles, by young-adult authors such as Rae Carson, Veronica Roth, Sabaa
Tahir, and more. In Garth Nix’s “Triangle Solo,” two band friends
compete for a returning student’s affections. Strong language and some descriptions
of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017. 577 pages. Related names:
Parker, Natalie C., editor.
LB 11444 ON THE EDGE OF GONE DUYVIS, CORINNE
In 2035, a comet hits Earth, and life on our planet
struggles to survive the event. Sixteen-year-old Denise, who is autistic, tries
to find her missing sister and also help her neglectful, undependable mother as
the disasters begin. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers.
2016. 627 pages.
LB 11450 LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE JAMES, LAUREN
Romy, the only surviving crew member of a spaceship
traveling to a new planet, is on a mission to establish a second home for
humanity. Alone in space, Romy communicates with a lone passenger from a new
ship, a boy called J. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2017. 421
Young Adult Non-Fiction
LB 11434 WE ARE DISPLACED: MY JOURNEY AND STORIES FROM REFUGEE GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD YOUSAFZAI, MALALA
Nobel Peace Prize winner explores her own experience as a
displaced person, and shares the personal stories of the incredible girls she
has met on her journeys–girls who have lost their community, relatives, and
often the only world they`ve ever known. Unrated. For senior high and older
readers. 2019. 240 pages.
LB 11451 57 BUS SLATER, DASHKA
Recounts the true story of Sasha, a white, middle-class,
agender teen, who was set on fire by Richard, a black teen from a crime-plagued
neighborhood, while riding the 57 bus in Oakland, California. Strong language
and some violence. Stonewall Book Award. For senior high and older readers.
2017. 379 pages.