New Large Print Books Added in July-August 2020

ADULT FICTION

LB           12848    HART’S HOLLOW FARM DAILEY, JANET  

From the moment Kristen arrives at Hart’s Hollow, the place speaks to her soul. So when 73-year-old Emmy Hart asks Kristen to help return the farm to its former glory, she accepts. But Emmy’s ideas only convince Mitch that his grandmother is as crazy as the town suspects. Yet something about Kristen’s spirit has Mitch sticking around–and wondering if he’s gone a bit crazy himself. Unrated. 2019. 395 pages.

LB           12658    CONFESSION CLUB          BERG, ELIZABETH             

When a group of friends in Mason, Missouri, decide to start a monthly supper club, they get more than they bargained for. The plan for congenial evenings abruptly changes course one night when one of the women reveals something startlingly intimate. The supper club then becomes a confession club. 2019. 286 pages.

LB           12655    SPY         STEEL, DANIELLE              

In 1939, England is at war. Alex makes her way to London, determined to volunteer as a nurse. But she has skills that would make the perfect secret agent. As she travels and learns to be a spy, she must hide the truth from everyone she loves. Unrated. 2019. 335 pages.

LB           12642    AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD   LE CARRE, JOHN, 1931-  

Nat, former agent runner for Britain`s Secret Intelligence Service, undertakes one final job, thanks to a growing threat from Moscow Centre. He must take over a defunct substation of London General with a ragtag band of spies. Meanwhile, an acquaintance leads the team down a path of political anger. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 381 pages.

LB           12641    HANDMAID’S TALE          ATWOOD, MARGARET, 1939-     

Set in the future, the United States of America is now the Republic of Gilead, a fundamentalist Christian theocracy that arose after fanatics shot the president, machine-gunned the Congress, and forced the army to declare a state of emergency. To reverse the declining birthrate, women are forcibly recruited into the ranks of Handmaids and are assigned to the Commanders of the Faithful, whose wives are barren. Some strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1986. 529 pages.

LB           12659    TOM CLANCY CODE OF HONOR  CAMERON, MARC           

A friend of Jack Ryan`s since college, Father Pat West is working with the poor in Indonesia when he is arrested and accused of blasphemy against Islam. President Ryan must rescue his friend without upsetting international relations. Sequel to Tom Clancy Enemy Contact (DB 96235). Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 639 pages.

LB           12657    UNDER OCCUPATION     FURST, ALAN     

A French writer is drawn in to working in the resistance as a spy against the Reich, and is charged with getting the information from the Polish prisoners to the Allied forces. Alongside him in the fight against Germany is a mysterious Turkish woman who is in the contract espionage business. Unrated. 2019. 261 pages.     

LB           12648    BITTER FEAST     CROMBIE, DEBORAH      

Scotland Yard DS Duncan Kincaid and his wife, DI Gemma James, have been invited for a relaxing weekend in the tranquil Cotswolds by a colleague. Instead, they are pulled into a dangerous web of secrets, lies, and murder in what becomes one of the team’s most crucial cases. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2019. 484 pages.

LB           12651    TWISTED TWENTY-SIX    EVANOVICH, JANET       

Grandma Mazur remarries–this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli–but he drops dead right after the nuptials, Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. They didn`t count on her bounty hunter granddaughter. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019. 333 pages.           

LB           12656    FINAL OPTION   CUSSLER, CLIVE

Juan Cabrillo must rescue three compromised American agents in Brazil, but the routine operation turns out to be a trap. The crew must piece together a series of disturbing events in a game of cat and mouse. Sequel to Shadow Tyrants (DB 92409). Violence. 2019. 514 pages.

LB           12662    FULL THROTTLE: STORIES              HILL, JOE             

Short story collection from the author of NOS4A2 (DB 76605). Includes “In the Tall Grass” and “Throttle,” both co-written with his father, Stephen King, as well as “Late Returns,” about a librarian who delivers books to the dead in an antique bookmobile. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2019. 724 pages.

LB           12652    SECOND SLEEP   HARRIS, ROBERT, 1957-  1468

A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts–coins, fragments of glass, human bones–which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? As Fairfax is drawn more deeply into the isolated community, everything he believes–about himself, his faith and the history of his world–is tested to destruction. Unrated. 2019. 441 pages.

LB           12650    GRAND UNION: STORIES               SMITH, ZADIE    

A collection of short stories that includes a mix of new and previously published works. The stories selected discuss first love, cultural despair, race, class, gender roles, and more. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 303 pages.

LB           12666    STARLESS SEA    MORGENSTERN, ERIN   

Graduate student Zachary discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks that contains stories of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, nameless acolytes, and a story about an incident from his own childhood. The book sets him on a course of adventure that leads to a hidden library. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 752 pages.

LB           12653    BRIDGE TO BELLE ISLAND             KLASSEN, JULIE, 1964-   

Evidence from a mysterious death takes Benjamin to an island on the Thames. There, Isabelle is trapped by fear and a recurring dream about a man’s death. Or is it a memory? When a second death brings everyone under suspicion, she realizes her island sanctuary will never be the same. Unrated. 2019. 541 pages. 

LB           12664    LYING ROOM     FRENCH, NICCI 

It should have been just a mid-life fling. A guilty indiscretion that Neve Connolly could have weathered. An escape from twenty years of routine marriage to her overworked husband, and from her increasingly distant children. But when Neve pays a morning-after visit to her lover, Saul, and finds him brutally murdered, their pied-a-terre still heady with her perfume, all the lies she has so painstakingly stitched together threaten to unravel. Unrated. 2019. 490 pages.

LB           12645    SCONE COLD KILLER        GREGORY, LENA              

When Gia Morelli’s marriage falls apart, she knows it’s time to get out of New York. Her husband was a scam artist who swindled half the millionaires in town, and she doesn’t want to be there when they decide to take revenge. On the spur of the moment, she moves to Florida, where she opens a diner called the All-Day Breakfast Cafe. Her dream diner turns into a nightmare the morning she opens her dumpster and finds her ex-husband crammed inside. Unrated. 2018. 367 pages.  

LB           12825    HALF EMPTY       BYBEE, CATHERINE         

Trina Petrov’s marriage-by-contract was only meant to be temporary. But when tragedy strikes, Trina is left one of the wealthiest women in the world. To recover from the shock, she takes some time off in Italy, swearing not to fall for any men while there. But that doesn’t mean she can’t fall for anyone on the trip home… Unrated. 2019. 500 pages.

LB           12826    CHRISTMAS SPIRITS ON TRADD STREET   WHITE, KAREN (KAREN S.)           

The ongoing excavation of the centuries-old cistern in her garden has Melanie concerned by the ghosts that have suddenly invaded her life and her house–and at least one of them is definitely not filled with holiday cheer. Unrated. 2019. 384 pages.             

LB           12827    HER DEADLY SECRETS     GRIFFIN, LAURA, 1973- 

A young private investigator finds out the price of keeping deadly secrets when a vicious killer sets his sights on her. Unrated. 2020. 500 pages.

LB           12830    NINTH HOUSE    BARDUGO, LEIGH            

After waking up in the hospital, Galaxy “Alex” Stern, sole survivor of a multiple homicide, is surprised to receive an acceptance to Yale University. The offer is contingent on her joining the Lethe secret society, which wants Alex for her ability to see ghosts. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019. 681 pages.

LB           12837    MIRROR & THE LIGHT     MANTEL, HILARY, 1952-

After the events of Bring Up the Bodies (DB 74880), royal advisor Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with those who celebrate the demise of King Henry VIII’s recently dead wife, Anne Boleyn. But rebellion and a capricious king threaten the religious reform and power Cromwell craves. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 1145 pages.

LB           12839    RUNAWAY BRIDE             HEDLUND, JODY               

Arabella Lawrence fled on a bride ship wearing the scars of past mistakes. Vying for her hand are two very different men who disagree on how the natives should be treated during a smallpox outbreak. Intent on helping a young girl abandoned by her tribe, will Arabella have the wisdom to make the right decision or will seeking what’s right cost her everything? Unrated. 2020. 541 pages.

LB           12840    FAIR WARNING CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-        

Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy–last seen in The Scarecrow (DB 69445)–has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he`s ever encountered. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020. 499 pages.   

LB           12842    LAST TRIAL          TUROW, SCOTT

At 85 years old, Alejandro ‘Sandy’ Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life’s work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020. 647 pages.

LB           12844    TROUBLE IS WHAT I DO MOSLEY, WALTER            

Ninety-two-year-old Mississippi bluesman Phillip “Catfish” Worry needs PI Leonid McGill`s help with a simple task: deliver a letter revealing the black lineage of a wealthy heiress and her corrupt father. But when a feared assassin puts a hit on Catfish, Leonid must confront the ghost of his own felonious past. Unrated. 2020. 276 pages.

LB           12849    COUNTRY STRONG          MILLER, LINDA LAEL       

Montana rancher Cord Hollister is shaken when a girl arrives in Painted Pony Creek who looks like Reba, the woman who broke his teenage heart. Even though Shallie Fletcher had an unrequited crush on Cord in school she still seeks his help starting a therapeutic riding program for kids. Some strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2020. 487 pages. 

LB           12828    REASONABLE DOUBT      MARGOLIN, PHILLIP       

Chesterfield is a professional magician of some renown and he has a major new trick he’s about to debut…Twenty years ago he was arrested for two murders, one attempted murder, and was involved in the potentially suspicious death of his very rich wife. When Chesterfield disappears in the middle of his new act, Robin Lockwood must unravel the tangled skein of murder and bloody mischief to learn how it all ties together. Unrated. 2020. 367 pages.

LB           12829    FAMILY UPSTAIRS            JEWELL, LISA     

Twenty-five-year-old Libby, who was only six months old when she was orphaned, learns that she`s inherited a gorgeous, dilapidated townhouse in one of London’s poshest neighborhoods. As Libby investigates the property`s dark legacy, two women are hurrying her way to uncover–and possibly protect–secrets of their own. Unrated. 2019. 487 pages.

LB           12831    OLIVE, AGAIN    STROUT, ELIZABETH       

This collection of linked stories follows the cantankerous Olive Kitteridge as she struggles to understand not only herself and her own life, but the lives of those around her in her Maine hometown. Sequel to Olive Kitteridge (DB 67392). Some strong language. Bestseller. 2019. 414 pages.        

LB           12836    WHEN WE WERE VIKINGS            MACDONALD, ANDREW (ANDREW DAVID)

Twenty-one-year-old Zelda was born with cognitive difficulties due to fetal alcohol syndrome. She is an avid Viking enthusiast, and when she finds out that her brother Gert has resorted to dangerous methods to make money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to launch her own heroic quest. Unrated. 2020. 491 pages.    

LB           12838    SILENT PATIENT MICHAELIDES, ALEX, 1977-          

Alicia Berenson–a famous painter married to a fashion photographer–lives in a grand house in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening after her husband returns home late from a fashion shoot, Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019. 483 pages.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           12654    FALL OF RICHARD NIXON: A REPORTER REMEMBERS WATERGATE              BROKAW, TOM

TV journalist who was a White House correspondent during the final year of Watergate provides his personal account of the players, strategies, and events of the political scandal. Unrated. 2019. 246 pages. 

LB           12646    KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI           GRANN, DAVID  

An examination of the 1920s murders of wealthy Osage Indian Nation members in Oklahoma. When the newly-formed FBI bungled the investigation, young Director Hoover turned to ex-Texas Ranger Tom White, who put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the Bureau. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2017. 492 pages.

LB           12643    YOU ARE WORTH IT: BUILDING A LIFE WORTH FIGHTING FOR       CARPENTER, KYLE, 1989-              

Memoir from a Marine who received the Medal of Honor after throwing himself on a grenade to save a fellow Marine. Discusses his experiences in Afghanistan and provides advice for living a good life and finding purpose. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 355 pages.       

LB           12660    BOUNDARIES: WHEN TO SAY YES, WHEN TO SAY NO TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE      CLOUD, HENRY 

The authors provide biblically based answers to questions about physical, mental, and emotional boundaries in a variety of relationships. 1992. Related names: Townsend, John, author. 498 pages.

LB           12649    BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS              BRYSON, BILL    

Guides readers through the human body–how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and the ways it can fail. Using facts–your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this–and anecdotes, creates a deeper understanding of the miracle that is you. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 699 pages.  

LB           12647    THREE DAYS AT THE BRINK: FDR’S DARING GAMBLE TO WIN WORLD WAR II          BAIER, BRET       

Account of the Tehran Conference during World War II, when FDR, Churchill, and Stalin met in secret to plot D-Day and the war`s endgame. Draws on transcripts, oral histories, and declassified State Department and presidential documents. Bestseller. 2019. Related names: Whitney, Catherine, author. 604 pages.

LB           12661    FINDING CHIKA: A LITTLE GIRL, AN EARTHQUAKE, AND THE MAKING OF A FAMILY               ALBOM, MITCH, 1958-    

An inspirational biography of Chika Jeune, a Haitian orphan born just three days before the earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. Describes her life at an orphanage, her mysterious medical struggles, and the author’s fight to find a cure for her after taking her into his household. Bestseller. 2019. 296 pages.      

LB           12663    SAM HOUSTON AND THE ALAMO AVENGERS: THE TEXAS VICTORY THAT CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY               KILMEADE, BRIAN           

An account of America’s continued fight for Texas after the crushing massacre at the Alamo. The author describes how that defeat galvanized Texans to ultimately win independence for the state. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 381 pages.

LB           12665    OUR MAN: RICHARD HOLBROOKE AND THE END OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY      PACKER, GEORGE, 1960-    

A portrait of Richard Holbrooke, who was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars. Recounts his career from his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his final efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 880 pages.

LB           12781    RADICALS, RESISTANCE, AND REVENGE: THE LEFT’S PLOT TO REMAKE AMERICA                   PIRRO, JEANINE              

Radicals, Resistance and Revenge features Judge Jeanine’s analysis of new information revealed about anti-Trump conspirators, their corrupt methods and possible crimes, and the Left’s subversive plot against the foundation of American liberty. Unrated. 2019. 370 pages.       

LB           12833    WAY I HEARD IT                ROWE, MIKE, 1962-        

A former TV host of the show Dirty Jobs presents selections from his popular podcast. The thirty-five pieces are described as “trueish” tales about public figures most readers will know, filled with unexpected facts they won`t have heard before. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2019.    391 pages.

LB           12834    JOY AT WORK: ORGANIZING YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE   KONDO, MARIE

The workplace is a magnet for clutter and mess. Who hasn’t felt drained by wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks? Bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Unrated. 2020. 304 pages.   

LB           12843    ME & PATSY KICKIN’ UP DUST: MY FRIENDSHIP WITH PATSY CLINE             LYNN, LORETTA

Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are legends–country icons and sisters of the heart. For the first time ever Loretta tells their story: a celebration of their music and their relationship up until Patsy’s tragic and untimely death. Unrated. 2020. 331 pages.

LB           12845    FEARLESS AND FREE: INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS TO SET YOUR ATTITUDE AND ACTIONS FOR A GREAT DAY        OSTEEN, VICTORIA         

Victoria provides insights that will give you the strength and power to press on and live your life to the fullest. She will show you how minor adjustments in your everyday life bring about major victories. When you discover how these changes in your attitude and actions elevate your life, you will live Fearless and Free. Unrated. 2020. 263 pages.

LB           12846    FOOD FIX: HOW TO SAVE OUR HEALTH, OUR ECONOMY, OUR COMMUNITIES, AND OUR PLANET– ONE BITE AT A TIME HYMAN, MARK, 1959-   

Physician discusses how to grow, produce, and consume food to resolve the world`s health, environmental, social, and economic crises. Explains how food and agriculture policies are corrupted by money and lobbies that drive the spread of obesity and food-related chronic disease, climate change, poverty, violence, and educational achievement gaps. 2020. 549 pages.   

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           12667    HATCHET             PAULSEN, GARY

Brian, thirteen and troubled by his parent’s divorce, is flying in a single engine plane to visit his father. As Brian is the only passenger, the pilot casually shows him how to fly the plane.  When the pilot has a heart attack and dies, Brian must take control. After the plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness, Brian has only the hatchet attached to his belt to help him survive. 1987. Newbery Honor book 1988. 214 pages.

LB           12644    ELA’S WORLD     CAPUTO-WICKHAM, LAURA       

A playful adventure where a young elephant gets to learn about different cultures and languages while exploring a zoo on the day of her birthday. For preschool-grade 2. 2019. Related names: Corradino, Davide, illustrator. 28 pages.

LB           12841    MADELINE’S RESCUE       BEMELMANS, LUDWIG, 1898-1962            Another story about little Madeline in Paris, this time being rescued from the Seine by a dog named Genevieve. Madeline and her schoolmates fight over who gets to sleep with the beloved dog. Companion to “Madeline” (RC 44292). Caldecott Medal 1954. 56 pages.

LB           12832    I, COSMO            SOROSIAK, CARLIE          

Thirteen-year-old Cosmo, a golden retriever, would do anything to make his boy happy. When twelve-year-old Max decides they should learn a dance routine to stave off his parents’ divorce, Cosmo hopes his arthritic body will be up for the challenge. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2019. 309 pages.     

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

LB           12835    KINGDOM OF BACK         LU, MARIE, 1984-             

Desperate to be forever remembered for her music, Nannerl Mozart makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious stranger from a magical land, which may cost her everything. For senior high and older readers. 2020. 523 pages.

LB           12847    JACKPOT              STONE, NIC        

When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she and her popular and wildly rich classmate, Zan can find the ticket holder who hasn’t claimed the prize. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019. 507 pages.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           12375    LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA   STRADAL, J. RYAN           

Siblings are split when their father leaves his farm entirely to his younger daughter, Helen. With the proceeds, Helen builds a successful brewery, while older sister Edith struggles to make a living baking pies. But when Helen is in trouble, she needs Edith’s help. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 478 pages.    

LB           12374    PARADISE VALLEY            BOX, C.J.

Cassie Dewell, investigator for Bakken County, North Dakota’s sheriff’s department, has finally set a trap for the serial-killing truck driver known as the Lizard King. But it goes horribly wrong, leaving Cassie unemployed and on the hunt for her son’s missing friend. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017. 485 pages.  

LB           12388    19TH CHRISTMAS             PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

When a fearsome criminal known only as “Loman” seizes control of the headlines, December is upended for the Women’s Murder Club. Loman is planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning and has commissioned dozens of criminal colleagues to take actions that will mask his plans. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 390 pages.

LB           12380    OUTSIDER: A NOVEL        KING, STEPHEN, 1947-   

When the body of an eleven-year-old boy is found, all the evidence points to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens, local teacher Terry Maitland. Terry has an ironclad alibi, which leaves Detective Ralph Anderson wondering how a man could be in two places at once. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2018. 789 pages.

LB           12395    INTRODUCING JEEVES: SIX CLASSIC STORIES         WODEHOUSE, P.G. (PELHAM GRENVILLE), 1881-1975               

British humorist P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) charmed generations of readers with such whimsical characters as the Honourable Bertie Wooster—a deliciously dim aristocrat—and Jeeves, his imperturbable manservant. This collection presents six entertaining tales featuring the unflappable valet, among them “Leave It to Jeeves,” “Jeeves Takes Charge,” and “Jeeves in the Springtime.” Unrated. 2004. 191 pages.        

LB           12389    GUARDIANS       GRISHAM, JOHN              

Twenty-two years ago, young lawyer Keith Russo was killed. The police arrested Quincy Miller, a young black former client of Russo, despite the lack of evidence or motive. Now decades into a life sentence, a desperate Miller contacts a nonprofit run by a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2019. 469 pages. 

LB           12382    FEARED: A ROSATO AND DINUNZIO NOVEL SCOTTOLINE, LISA           

Corrupt lawyer Nick Machiavelli aggressively strikes close to the DiNunzio household, attacking Mary’s father and one of their beloved family friends by filing a frivolous lawsuit accusing them of embezzling from the treasury of a local South Philly social club. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018. 579 pages.

LB           12381    THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD          HURSTON, ZORA NEALE

This classic novel tells the story of Janie, a handsome black woman, and her three marriages: to middle-aged Logan Killicks, a prosperous farmer; to Joe Starks, a go-getter who makes Janie Mrs. Mayor Starks of Eatonville, Florida; and to Tea Cake Woods, who teaches Janie, at forty, the reality of love and happiness. 1937. 298 pages.         

LB           12373    SENTENCE IS DEATH: A NOVEL    HOROWITZ, ANTHONY, 1955-     

Celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce is found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine–although he didn’t drink. When additional clues prove equally baffling, the police bring in PI Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author. Sequel to The Word Is Murder (DB 91580). Unrated. 2019. 435 pages.           

LB           12377    COLD STORAGE: A NOVEL             KOEPP, DAVID  

When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository. After decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it. Unrated. 2019. 424 pages.         

LB           12800    SECRETS OF THE CHOCOLATE HOUSE       BRACKSTON, PAULA      

After her adventures in the seventeenth century, Xanthe is back in modern England. She tries to focus on her antique shop, but when she has a vision of Samuel in danger, she knows she must go back to the past. Sequel to The Little Shop of Found Things (DB 92670). Unrated. 2019. 510 pages.

LB           12804    HOT SHOT           MICHAELS, FERN             

When lawyer Lizzie Fox’s husband, Cosmo, is shot by an unknown assailant, the men of BOLO Consultants head to Las Vegas to help. As head of the Nevada Gaming Commission, Cosmo has enemies, but the attack appears to be related to the Happy Village retirement community. Some violence and some strong language. 2019. 381 pages.

LB           12801    OTHER WINDSOR GIRL: A NOVEL OF LOVE, ROYALTY, WHISKEY, AND CIGARETTES               BLALOCK, GEORGIE            

1949. After losing her fiance in the war, the Honorable Vera Strathmore writes scandalous novels and dreams of New York. She catches the attention of Princess Margaret who makes Vera a lady-in-waiting. Vera witnesses the princess`s tumultuous love life and begins to dream again. Some descriptions of sex. 2019. 421 pages.         

LB           12802    LOT: STORIES     WASHINGTON, BRYAN, 1993-    

A collection of short stories set in Houston, Texas, most of which focus on a young biracial boy coming of age and grappling with his newly discovered homosexuality. The stories of many other residents of the city are woven throughout. Unrated. 2019. 277 pages.

LB           12788    MEMORIES OF GLASS     DOBSON, MELANIE        

1942. As war rips through the heart of Holland, childhood friends Josie van Rees and Eliese Linden partner with a few daring citizens to rescue Eliese’s son and hundreds of other Jewish children who await deportation in a converted theater in Amsterdam. But amid their resistance work, Josie and Eliese’s dangerous secrets could derail their friendship and their entire mission. When the enemy finds these women, only one will escape. 2019. Related names: Olson, Kathryn S., editor. 462 pages.      

LB           12799    RIDE INTO TROUBLE        STONE, R.W.      

Lt. Ed Preston is returning to his cavalry fort after being on leave when he is mistaken for a bank robber. He is arrested, placed on trial, and sent to prison to serve years of hard labor for a crime he did not commit. Forced to endure horrible conditions and brutal treatment, he is left with no choice but to plan his escape and then to search the west for the man who is truly guilty of the crime in an attempt to clear his name and regain his life. Unrated. 2020. 287 pages.         

LB           12787    SCHOLAR             MCTIERNAN, DERVLA    

Dr. Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit-and-run outside Galway University early one morning, and calls her boyfriend, Detective Cormac Reilly, who ends up running the case he otherwise wouldn`t have. The dead girl is heir apparent to the pharmaceutical company which funded Emma’s groundbreaking research. Unrated. 2019. 485 pages.

LB           12790    LITTLE SHOP OF FOUND THINGS          BRACKSTON, PAULA            

Xanthe and her mother leave London to get a fresh start and open an antique store. Xanthe has always had the ability to touch something and sense its history. Drawn to a silver chatelaine, Xanthe touches it and is transported back to the seventeenth century. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018. 528 pages.

LB           12793    NOTHING VENTURED     ARCHER, JEFFREY, 1940-               

William Warwick, the protagonist of the books written by Harry Clifton from Only Time Will Tell (DB 73852), fights with his lawyer father over his dream of becoming a detective. He eventually joins the Metropolitan Police and is assigned to investigate art crimes. Unrated. 2019. 511 pages.     

LB           12791    MET HER MATCH             DEVERAUX, JUDE            

Terri Rayburn is a girl with a reputation she doesn’t deserve. She ignores the gossip and keeps to herself as she runs the summer resort on Lake Kissel. When she returns home from a short trip, she finds handsome Nate Taggert living in her house. Unrated. 2019. 455 pages.

LB           12792    NATALIE TAN’S BOOK OF LUCK AND FORTUNE     LIM, ROSELLE    

Natalie Tan returns to San Francisco’s Chinatown when her mother dies only to find her once-vibrant street in decline. She learns she has inherited her grandmother’s long-shuttered restaurant and a recipe book, and decides to re-open the restaurant and bring life back to the neighborhood. Unrated. 2019. 439 pages.   

LB           12796    SHAPE OF NIGHT              GERRITSEN, TESS             

A woman trying to outrun her past is drawn to a quiet coastal town in Maine–and to a string of unsolved murders. Unrated. 2019. 367 pages.

LB           12795    CAMERA NEVER LIES       RAWLINGS, DAVID, 1971-            

When Daniel inherits an old camera from his grandfather, he notices an inscription on the bottom: ‘No matter what you think you might see, the camera never lies.’ Daniel begins using the camera, but every time he develops his photos, they threaten to reveal secrets that could sabotage both his marriage and his career–exposing him as a fraud and destroying the life he has worked so hard to build. Unrated. 2020. 318 pages.

LB           12797    EVERY HEART A DOORWAY          MCGUIRE, SEANAN        

What happens to children after they return from adventures in magical lands? Sometimes when they cannot cope with the real world, they end up at Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. Nancy is a new arrival, trying to fit in, when a killer strikes. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016. 191 pages.

LB           12807    CHASING SHADOWS       BYBEE, CATHERINE         

Avery Grant doesn’t date. Her first marriage was a mutually beneficial contract that gave her the financial freedom she needed to step away from her controlling parents. Wealthy and single, the last thing she’s looking for is love. And after a brutal attack, she’s determined to never be vulnerable again, even if the new man in her life helps her feel safe. But when a terrifying lie about her attacker’s fate comes to light, Avery’s past returns to haunt her. Unrated. 2018. 398 pages.

LB           12809    FOOL ME ONCE         BYBEE, CATHERINE

Cynical divorce attorney Lori Cumberland lives by one motto: Love is grand, but divorce is a hundred grand. With one failed marriage under her own personal belt, Lori had fallen hard and early—and it isn’t something she plans on repeating. She’s content focusing on the temporary marriages of her rich and famous clients. But then Lori finds herself tempted by a jury of one…Reed Barlow, a private investigator sworn to secrecy. Unrated. 2017. 456 pages.

LB           12810    MURDER IN BLACK TIE    ROSETT, SARA  

Top hats and tails. Mink and murder…November, 1923. An invitation to a house party at the estate of Parkview Hall is a welcome respite for Olive Belgrave, a newly minted working girl who’s become the solver of high society’s trickiest problems. But when the sumptuous black tie event turns deadly, Olive’s cousin Peter becomes the main suspect. Olive must unmask a sophisticated killer before an innocent man takes the blame…because murder doesn’t RSVP. Unrated. 2019. 347 pages.             

LB           12811    MURDER AT ARCHLY MANOR     ROSETT, SARA  

London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she’s penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job–looking into the background of her cousin’s fiance, Alfred. Alfred burst into the upper crust world of London’s high society, but his answers to questions about his past are decidedly vague. Before Olive can gather more than the basics, a murder occurs at a posh party. Unrated. 2018. 369 pages.

LB           12812    MURDER AT BLACKBURN HALL   ROSETT, SARA  

September, 1923. Despite closing her first case, high society lady detective Olive Belgrave hasn’t found a new client. She’s taken a job as a hat model to pay for her poky boarding house room. But then a job offer comes her way–make discreet inquiries about a famous author who’s disappeared. Olive travels to the English countryside to hunt for the missing mystery author. But soon after she arrives in the sleepy village, a body is discovered. Unrated. 2019. 390 pages.

LB           12813    EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES MURDER             ROSETT, SARA  

Secrets never die…October 1923. Lady detective Olive Belgrave has a new case. Lady Agnes doesn’t believe in curses–especially ancient curses–and she hires Olive to prove her uncle wasn’t the victim of a malevolent mummy. Olive investigates and discovers the truth is much worse—it’s murder. Can Olive debunk the curse and reveal the true culprit before the mummy curse claims another victim? Unrated. 2019. 351 pages.

LB           12815    RANGER MCINTYRE: SMALL DELIGHTFUL MURDERS          WORK, JAMES C.              

Small Delights Lodge in Rocky Mountain National Park seems to be under siege. RMNP Ranger Tim McIntyre has plenty of suspects, including the owner of a neighboring resort, a rogue park ranger, and some Chicago mobsters who want Small Delights as a prohibition speakeasy. The only help McIntyre can depend on consists of two women, one a highly competent gal named Polly and the other an FBI secretary with great legs and a Thompson submachine gun. Unrated. 2019. 343 pages.

LB           12819    UNLEASHED       PALMER, DIANA

Clancey Lang know how to run. She’s been doing it since the day she fled her abusive home to save her and her younger brother’s lives. That was the same day she decided to never let herself depend on anyone else. Especially a man. But she’s tempted to put her faith in her boss, ruggedly handsome Texas Ranger Colter Banks. If only he would look her way… But can Colter fall for a woman who’ll never let herself be caught? Unrated. 2019. 415 pages.

LB           12821    QUANTUM         CORNWELL, PATRICIA   

On the eve of a top secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase detects a tripped alarm in the tunnels deep below a NASA research center. A spatter of dried blood, a missing security badge, a suspicious suicide–a series of disturbing clues point to Calli’s twin sister, Carme, who’s been MIA for days. Desperate to halt the countdown to disaster and to clear her sister’s name, Captain Chase digs deep into her vast cyber security knowledge and her painful past. Unrated. 2019. 519 pages.

LB           12806    WIDOW OF ROSE HOUSE              BILLER, DIANA  

A young widow restores a dilapidated mansion with the assistance of a charming, eccentric genius, only to find the house is full of dangerous secrets in this Gilded Age debut novel. Unrated. 2019. 447 pages.        

LB           12808    DEATH RATTLE   LYNCH, SEAN    

In 1863, a teenaged boy fled his home in Atherton, Missouri, to escape the power-hungry men who murdered his father and stole his family’s land. He joined the Confederacy under an assumed name and led guerilla raids in the Civil War. Then came a decade as a Texas Ranger. Now, after ten blood-soaked years, he is finally coming home. Finally using his real name. And finally getting revenge against the cold-hearted devils who destroyed his family and his life… Unrated. 2019. 447 pages.   

LB           12816    FEAST YOUR EYES             GOLDBERG, MYLA           

Lillian Preston defies her family’s expectations and moves to New York City in 1955 to become a photographer. When a gallery exhibits partially nude pictures of her and her daughter Samantha, Lillian is arrested on obscenity charges, changing the course of both of their lives. Unrated. 2019. 463 pages.

LB           12817    MARRIAGE CLOCK: A NOVEL        RAHEEM, ZARA

Starting on the night of her 26th birthday, an Indian woman has just three months to find her true love or else she has to allow her parents to arrange her marriage. Unrated. 2019. 399 pages.

LB           12818    TIMEPIECE          LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-  

When her world is upended by the arrival of Englisher Adeline Pelham–her existence the reminder of a painful family secret–young Amishwoman Sylvia Miller must learn to come to terms with the past while grappling with issues of her own. Is it possible that God can make something good out of the mistakes of the past? the past? Unrated. 2019. 437 pages.

LB           12820    MIDNIGHT ON THE RIVER GREY  WILSON, ABIGAIL            

In this Gothic Regency romance, Rebecca fears she has developed feelings for the man she swore to see hanged–her brother’s murderer. Unrated. 2019. 467 pages.

LB           12822    EDGE OF THE DESERT      CHESHIRE, GIFF, 1905-1973         

When land promoter Rodney Gallant comes to Nebraska and tries to tie up water rights around Silver Lake, Jim Carlin hoped to head off trouble peacefully with a ranchers’ meeting until a bushwhacker’s bullet tried to keep him from the meeting. Now it’s obvious that trouble is already there and Gallant is willing to use violence to get what he wants. Unrated. 1986. 256 pages.          

LB           12823    TRUST EXERCISE               CHOI, SUSAN, 1969-       

In the 1980s, David and Sarah are both students at a competitive performing arts high school. Their passionate relationship is noticed by the school’s charismatic acting teacher, Mr. Kingsley. Years later, Sarah publishes a novel about that time in her life, calling into question what really happened. Unrated. 2019. 435 pages.

LB           12824    STRANGER INSIDE            UNGER, LISA, 1970-        

Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction, but her two best friends did not. Years later, their abductor was killed in cold blood. Now, Rain–on hiatus from her investigative journalism career to care for her infant–is drawn to a similar case. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019. 573 pages.

LB           12803    OCEAN OF MINUTES       LIM, THEA, 1981-             

As America is gripped by a flu pandemic, Polly agrees to travel to the future as a bonded laborer to pay for her boyfriend Frank’s treatment. They plan to rendezvous, but Polly is routed an extra five years into the future and Frank is nowhere to be found. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

LB           12805    LAST GOOD GUY               PARKER, T. JEFFERSON  

When hired by an enigmatic woman to find her missing teenage sister, PI Roland Ford immediately senses that the case is not what it seems. His investigation leads him to a secretive charter school, American Nazis hidden in a desert compound, and an arch-conservative celebrity evangelist. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2019.  

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           12386    PARKLAND: BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT       CULLEN, DAVID, 1961-   

The author of Columbine (DB 68856) provides an account of the young survivors of the Parkland school shooting who launched the March for Our Lives movement regarding gun control. Follows the kids’ daily lives, the Road to Change tour, and more as they cope with their experiences. Bestseller. 2019. 530 pages.

LB           12390    PRISONER: MY 544 DAYS IN AN IRANIAN PRISON–SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, A SHAM TRIAL, HIGH-STAKES DIPLOMACY, AND THE EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS IT TOOK TO GET ME OUT            REZAIAN, JASON             

Memoir from journalist Jason Rezaian, who was imprisoned in Tehran for eighteen months and whose eventual release was part of a nuclear deal. Recounts his arrest, interrogations, and trial; his time in captivity; and the efforts to secure his freedom. Some strong language. 2019. 426 pages.      

LB           12387    SECOND MOUNTAIN: THE QUEST FOR A MORAL LIFE        BROOKS, DAVID, 1961-  

The author of The Road to Character (DB 81325) believes that in the quest for a meaningful life, most concentrate on climbing the mountain of worldly success and personal happiness. But there is a second mountain, where the focus moves from self-centered to other-centered. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2019. 556 pages.              

LB           12393    HUNTING LEROUX: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE DEA TAKEDOWN OF A CRIMINAL GENIUS AND HIS EMPIRE SHANNON, ELAINE         

Paul LeRoux, a former cybersecurity entrepreneur, transformed transnational organized crime.  For five years Elaine Shannon immersed herself in LeRoux’s shadowy world. She gained exclusive access to the agents and players, including undercover operatives who looked LeRoux in the eye on a daily basis. This is the exclusive inside story of how the DEA’s elite, secretive 960 Group brought him down. Unrated. 2019. 538 pages.

LB           12384    DARE TO LEAD: BRAVE WORK, TOUGH CONVERSATIONS, WHOLE HEARTS               BROWN, BRENE

Author of Rising Strong (DB 82324) and Braving the Wilderness (DB 89038) presents a guide to developing leadership skills through being willing to dare. This requires leaders to be willing to address issues including scarcity, fear, and uncertainty. Presents research, stories, and examples. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2018. 376 pages.            

LB           12398    MUELLER REPORT: LARGE PRINT EDITION              MUELLER, ROBERT          

The redacted findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team, who investigated Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections. Identifies redacted passages and the reasons for redaction. Unrated. 2019. 582 pages.               

LB           12378    SACRED DUTY: A SOLDIER’S TOUR AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY COTTON, TOM

Veteran and senator offers a portrait of the “Old Guard,” the US Army unit whose role is to honor those fallen in battle and see them laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Describes how they conduct military-honor funerals and the daily requirements of their roles. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 421 pages. 

LB           12372    INSIDE OUT: A MEMOIR                 MOORE, DEMI  

Memoir of actress famous for roles in hit films such as Ghost and About Last Night. She describes her family, childhood trauma, rise to fame, battles with addiction, high-profile relationships, and struggles to balance raising a family with her career. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 300 pages.      

LB           12392    NO BETTER FRIEND, NO WORSE ENEMY: THE LIFE OF GENERAL JAMES MATTIS     PROSER, JIM      

In the hyperpartisan political atmosphere of 2017, General James Mattis received nearly unanimous bipartisan support for his nomination for Secretary of Defense. Jim Proser takes readers through the general’s illustrious career, featuring firsthand accounts of some of the most significant military engagements in recent American history. Unrated. 2018. 397 pages.

LB           12394    PIETY & POWER: MIKE PENCE AND THE TAKING OF THE WHITE HOUSE     LOBIANCO, TOM             

In Piety & Power, LoBianco follows Pence from his evangelical conversion in college to his failed career as a young lawyer, to his thwarted attempts at politics until he hitched his wagon to far-right extremism, becoming the Congressional poster boy for faith-based policy and Tea Party rhetoric. Piety & Power traces Pence’s personal and political life. Unrated. 2019. 581 pages.

LB           12385    KILLER ACROSS THE TABLE: UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF SERIAL KILLERS AND PREDATORS WITH THE FBI’S ORIGINAL MINDHUNTER    DOUGLAS, JOHN E.         

FBI criminal profiler and coauthor of Mindhunter (DB 43669) delves deep into the lives and crimes of four of the most disturbing and complex predatory killers, offering new details about his profiling process and divulging the strategies used to crack some of America’s most challenging cases. Unrated. 2019. 513 pages.

LB           12376    WITCH HUNT: THE PLOT TO DESTROY TRUMP AND UNDO HIS ELECTION  JARRETT, GREGG             

Gregg Jarrett examines the latest findings about “collusion” between the Trump administration and the Russians, denouncing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as nothing more than a politically motivated witch hunt. He dismisses the criminal charges and media-driven innuendo, suggesting that the tens of millions of dollars Mueller has spent was a waste of taxpayer money. Unrated. 2019. 862 pages.

LB           12379    BLOWOUT: CORRUPTED DEMOCRACY, ROGUE STATE RUSSIA, AND THE RICHEST, MOST DESTRUCTIVE INDUSTRY ON EARTH      MADDOW, RACHEL        

Emmy Award-winning TV host examines the lucrative and corrupt oil industry with black humor while traveling around the globe. Calls for transparency, limits on the influence of oil executives, and a stop to industry subsidization. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2019. 648 pages.

LB           12391    GHOST SHIPS OF ARCHANGEL: THE ARCTIC VOYAGE THAT DEFIED THE NAZIS        GEROUX, WILLIAM               

On the fourth of July, 1942, four Allied ships traversing the Arctic separated from their decimated convoy to head further north into the ice field of the North Pole, seeking safety from Nazi bombers and U-boats. As a newly forged alliance was close to dissolving and the remnants of Convoy PQ-17 tried to slip through the Arctic in one piece, the fate of the world hung in the balance. Unrated. 2019. 528 pages.

LB           12383    FAIR PLAY: A GAME-CHANGING SOLUTION FOR WHEN YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO (AND MORE LIFE TO LIVE)               RODSKY, EVE     

An analysis of time-management challenges when balancing career and family, especially with regard to man-woman relationships in twenty-first-century America. Discusses women becoming the default parent and ways to address time inequities through a game system. Provides strategies to communicate with your partner. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 443 pages.             

LB           12371    SHE SAID: BREAKING THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT STORY THAT HELPED IGNITE A MOVEMENT                 KANTOR, JODI, 1975-     

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters, who broke the news of film producer Harvey Weinstein`s sexual harassment and abuse in an October 2017 report for the New York Times, detail their research for that story and its consequences for the #MeToo movement. Includes supplemental material. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019. 482 pages.

LB           12794    CASTING INTO THE LIGHT: TALES OF A FISHING LIFE          MESSINEO, JANET           

Tales of a champion surfcaster: the education of a young woman hell-bent on following her dream and learning the mysterious and profound sport, and art, of surfcasting, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Unrated. 2019. 446 pages.

LB           12789    BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN: THE REDISCOVERED MEMOIR OF ONE WOMAN’S HARROWING ESCAPE FROM THE NAZIS           FRENKEL, FRANCOISE, 1889-1975              

In 1921, Francoise Frenkel–a Jewish woman from Poland–fulfills a lifelong dream. She opens Berlin’s first French-language bookshop, La Maison du Livre, attracting artists, diplomats, celebrities, and poets. The shop soon becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. But as the occupation intensifies and politics darken, Frenkel’s bookshop is frequently visited by police officers who confiscate her beloved books. 2017.

LB           12798    FIFTY THINGS THAT AREN’T MY FAULT: ESSAYS FROM THE GROWN-UP YEARS      GUISEWITE, CATHY               

The creator of the “Cathy” comic strip discusses the challenges of womanhood, times of transition, and the humor to be found in the mundane. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 453 pages.

LB           12814    ELDERHOOD: REDEFINING AGING, TRANSFORMING MEDICINE, REIMAGINING LIFE             ARONSON, LOUISE

Geriatrician provides what she describes as a fact- and story-based old-age book that is also about what it means to be a human being, and is part battle cry and part lament over how society and the medical community often fail older people. 2018. 855 pages.             

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           12396    FORK, THE WITCH, AND THE WORM: TALES FROM ALAGAESIA, VOLUME 1              PAOLINI, CHRISTOPHER   

Three new stories featuring Eragon set a year after he left Alagaesia to find a home to train the newest generation of Dragon Riders. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2018. 230 pages.           

LB           12397    OUTSIDERS         HINTON, S.E.     

This classic young adult novel is set in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ponyboy, the fourteen-year-old narrator, tells how it looks and feels to be a Greaser–from the wrong side of the tracks. He vividly describes the guerilla raids into his territory by their traditional upper-middle- class enemy, the Socs, and of the beating that led to a murder charge and two deaths. 1967. 253 pages.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           12780    GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL    ROBOTHAM, MICHAEL, 1960-     

Six years ago, a girl was discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. She wouldn’t tell anyone her name, her age, or where she came from. Now forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven must determine if she is ready to be released as an adult. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2019. 567 pages.     

LB           12785    SECONDS TO LIVE: HOMELAND HEROES SLEEMAN, SUSAN           

When cybercriminals hack into the U.S. Marshal’s Witness Protection database and auction off personal details to the highest bidder, FBI Agent Sean Nichols begins a high-stakes chase to find the hacker. Trouble is, he has to work with U.S. Marshal Taylor Mills, who knows the secrets of his past, and the seconds are ticking down before someone dies. Unrated. 2019. 463 pages.

LB           12782    GAME OF SNIPERS: A BOB LEE SWAGGER NOVEL                HUNTER, STEPHEN, 1946-

Seventy-two-year-old retired sniper Bob Lee Swagger is approached by a grieving mother. During multiple trips to Baghdad–enduring rapes and beatings–Janet McDowell determined that her marine son was killed by a mercenary: Juba the Sniper. She then tracked Juba to Syria, where she wants Swagger to kill him. Violence and some strong language. 2019. 552 pages.

LB           12786    TRACKER: A WESTERN STORY      BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944    

Tom Fuller, a scrupulously honest fellow of extraordinary physical strength, is generally regarded as a half-wit. He is hired as a blacksmith’s assistant by Boston Charlie, but when Oliver Champion stops at the smithy and recognizes Tom as the son of a renowned gunfighter, Boston Charlie fires him. Champion asks Tom to become his bodyguard. Tom soon learns that Champion is an escaped convict in pursuit of a master criminal. Unrated. 2014. 367 pages.

LB           12778    MAN FROM COLORADO                TRIMBLE, LOUIS, 1917-  

He came out of the north, from the mountains of Colorado to the dusty, sun-dried territory of New Mexico, gunning for a killer. When Jim Lane stepped off the train at Mountain City, there was the smell of blood in his nostrils. He had carried the stench with him ever since his closest friend had been cut down by a slug in the back. Lane was hard on the heels of the killer, but the killer wasn’t the kind that operated alone. Unrated. 1958. 175 pages.

LB           12779    THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE         CENTER, KATHERINE      

Cassie Hanwell is a female firefighter in Texas, but her estranged mother is ill and asks her to move to Boston. At her new firehouse, she encounters hazing from colleagues who don`t want to work with a woman, with the exception of handsome rookie Owen Callaghan. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2019. 505 pages.

LB           12783    LAKE SEASON     HUNTER, DENISE, 1968-

When her parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents` dream of turning their historic Bluebell, North Carolina, home back into an inn. Reclusive novelist Adam Bradford travels to Bluebell to cure his writer’s block and meets Molly. Unrated. 2019. 445 pages.

LB           12784    HOW TO HACK A HEARTBREAK   ROCKAWAY, KRISTIN     

Mel Strickland is a help-desk tech at a start-up incubator, Hatch, where she helps entitled brogrammers–“Hatchlings”–who can’t even fix their own laptops but are apparently the next wave of start-up geniuses. She designs a dating app that allows users to log harassers and abusers. It’s called JerkAlert, and it goes viral overnight. Soon, Mel is faced with a terrible choice: one that could destroy her career, love life, and friendships, or change her life forever. Unrated. 2019. 421 pages.

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ADULT FICTION

LB 12723 WHAT HAPPENS IN PARADISE HILDERBRAND, ELIN

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

LB 12725 PHARAOH KEY PRESTON, DOUGLAS J.

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

LB 12726 NIGHT FIRE CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-

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

LB 12731 HINDSIGHT JOHANSEN, IRIS

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

LB 12727 PRETTY REVENGE LIEBERT, EMILY

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

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

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

LB 12732 DRAGONFLY MEACHAM, LEILA, 1938-

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

LB 12734 CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT PRESTON, DOUGLAS J.

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

LB 12735 CUTTING EDGE DEAVER, JEFFERY

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

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

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

LB 12736 RUN AWAY COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-

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

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

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

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

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

LB 12738 CHAIN MCKINTY, ADRIAN

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

LB 12740 ESCAPE ARTIST MELTZER, BRAD

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

LB 12741 END GAME BALDACCI, DAVID

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

LB 12743 17TH SUSPECT PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

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

LB 12742 THREE BETHS ABBOTT, JEFF

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

LB 12745 PAPER WASP ACAMPORA, LAUREN

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

LB 12746 SUMMER OF ’69 HILDERBRAND, ELIN

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

LB 12748 MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY WITEMEYER, KAREN

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

LB 12751 LABYRINTH COULTER, CATHERINE

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

LB 12747 REDEMPTION BALDACCI, DAVID

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

LB 12749 TEMPTATION’S DARLING LINDSEY, JOHANNA

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

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

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

LB 12752 BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK RICHARDSON, KIM MICHELE

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

LB 12753 DESPERATE GIRLS GRIFFIN, LAURA, 1973-

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

LB 12754 CACTUS HAYWOOD, SARAH

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

ADULT NONFICTION

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

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

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

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

LB 12744 WARNING

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

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ADULT FICTION

LB           12544    BONES DON’T LIE              LEIGH, MELINDA              

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

LB           12545    RUSSIA ACCOUNT            COONTS, STEPHEN, 1946-            

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

LB           12548    SMOKESCREEN JOHANSEN, IRIS

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

LB           12546    SAFE HAVEN       SPARKS, NICHOLAS        

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

LB           12547    INVISIBLE            PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

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

LB           12549    IMAGINARY FRIEND        CHBOSKY, STEPHEN        

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

LB           12578    WORLD THAT WE KNEW               HOFFMAN, ALICE            

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           12621    BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL         WAXMAN, ABBI

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

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

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

LB           12676    LETHAL AGENT MILLS, KYLE, 1966-          

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

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

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

LB           12678    CHRISTMAS SHOPAHOLIC             KINSELLA, SOPHIE           

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

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

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

LB           12696    STEALTH               WOODS, STUART             

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

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

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

LB           12693    GIRLS LIKE US     ALGER, CRISTINA             

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

LB           12694    LET IT SNOW      THAYER, NANCY, 1943- 

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

LB           12701    DESERTER            DEMILLE, NELSON           

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

LB           12708    MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT  BALDACCI, DAVID           

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

LB           12702    REDESIGNING HAPPINESS            BROOKS, NITA  

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

LB           12705    GENESIS               COOK, ROBIN, 1940-       

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

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           12542    FUNNY MAN: MEL BROOKS          MCGILLIGAN, PATRICK 

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

LB           12542    FUNNY MAN: MEL BROOKS          MCGILLIGAN, PATRICK 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           12616    ME: ELTON JOHN OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY JOHN, ELTON    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           12680    THREE WOMEN TADDEO, LISA   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUVENILE FICTION

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

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

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

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

LB           12619    FOCUSED             GERBER, ALYSON             

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

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

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

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

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

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

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

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

   

 

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ADULT FICTION

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

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

LB 12399 ONE GOOD DEED BALDACCI, DAVID

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

LB 12400 OUTFOX BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-

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

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

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

LB 12405 CONTRABAND WOODS, STUART

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

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

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

LB 12458 SOLD ON A MONDAY MCMORRIS, KRISTINA

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

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

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

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

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

LB 12303 INN PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

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

LB 12301 FIRST FAMILY PALMER, MICHAEL, 1942-2013

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

LB 12300 MONEY SHOT WOODS, STUART

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

LB 12302 WINDOW ON THE BAY MACOMBER, DEBBIE

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

LB 12293 ELEVATOR PITCH BARCLAY, LINWOOD

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

LB 12299 NANNY MACMILLAN, GILLY

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

LB 12297 WATER DANCER COATES, TA-NEHISI

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

LB 12294 CHANCES ARE… RUSSO, RICHARD, 1949-

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

LB 12295 AFTER THE FLOOD MONTAG, KASSANDRA

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

LB 12291 RED AT THE BONE WOODSON, JACQUELINE 2001.

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

LB 12296 NEW GIRL SILVA, DANIEL, 1960-

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

LB 12298 SECRETS WE KEPT PRESCOTT, LARA 1956.

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

LB 12292 DARK SIDE STEEL, DANIELLE

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

LB 12508 NOEL STRANGER EVANS, RICHARD PAUL

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

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

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

LB 12481 WINTER IN PARADISE HILDERBRAND, ELIN

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

LB 12465 AKIN DONOGHUE, EMMA, 1969-

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

LB 12511 PERFECT COUPLE: A NOVEL HILDERBRAND, ELIN

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

LB 12522 TRIPWIRE CHILD, LEE

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

LB 12523 SPIRIT OF THE SEASON MICHAELS, FERN

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

LB 12524 RULES OF CIVILITY TOWLES, AMOR

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

LB 12525 INSTITUTE KING, STEPHEN, 1947-

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

ADULT NON-FICTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB 12304 COMMUNIST MANIFESTO MARX, KARL, 1818-1883

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUVENILE FICTION

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

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

LB 12459 WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE BRADLEY, KIMBERLY BRUBAKER

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

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

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

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ADULT FICTION

LB 12147 TESTAMENTS ATWOOD, MARGARET, 1939-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB 12150 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING OWENS, DELIA

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

LB 12153 NICKEL BOYS WHITEHEAD, COLSON, 1969-

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

LB 12145 CITY OF GIRLS GILBERT, ELIZABETH, 1969-

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

LB 12155 KILLER INSTINCT PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

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

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

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

LB 12151 WARNING PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

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

ADULT NON-FICTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

LB 12367 DEAR EVAN HANSEN: THE NOVEL EMMICH, VAL

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

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ADULT FICTION

LB 12204 MRS. EVERYTHING WEINER, JENNIFER

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

ADULT NON-FICTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ADULT FICTION

BT 3985       FRICTION             BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-              

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

BT 3988       CHARLATANS     COOK, ROBIN, 1940-

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

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

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

BT 3993       STING   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-

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

BT 3986       ONE HEART TO WIN        LINDSEY, JOHANNA

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

ADULT NON-FICTION

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

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

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

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

BT 3995       QUICK-FIX MEALS                           

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BT 4001       DELICIOUS DESSERTS      FARIS, DANNY  

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

JUVENILE FICTION

BT 3979       GONE    GRANT, MICHAEL, 1954-               

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

BT 4004       CIRCUS MIRANDUS         BEASLEY, CASSIE              

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

BT 4006       STORY THIEVES RILEY, JAMES, 1977-       

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

BT 3984       PAX        PENNYPACKER, SARA, 1951-       

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

BT 3987       THING ABOUT JELLYFISH               BENJAMIN, ALI 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

BT 4003       BIGGEST RIDDLE BOOK IN THE WORLD    ROSENBLOOM, JOSEPH

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

BT 3982       KID-APPROVED                

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

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

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

BT 3996       AMAZING SHARKS!         THOMSON, SARAH L.     

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

BT 3997       AMAZING TIGERS!           THOMSON, SARAH L.     

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

BT 4000       JOKES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY FARIS, DANNY  

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

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

BT 3976       JANE, UNLIMITED            CASHORE, KRISTIN          

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

BT 3974       FIREBLOOD         BLAKE, ELLY        

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

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

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

BT 3977       FROSTBLOOD     BLAKE, ELLY        

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

BT 3978       GOLDEN LILY      MEAD, RICHELLE              

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

BT 3981       FIERY HEART       MEAD, RICHELLE              

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

BT 3980       BLOODLINES      MEAD, RICHELLE              

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

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Adult Fiction

LB           11457    DARK TRIBUTE   JOHANSEN, IRIS

Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. If only Jock Gavin, Cara’s lifelong friend and a man with his own twisted history, would even talk to her, everything would be perfect. But the carefully constructed life Cara has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man from her grandfather’s past, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger. Will Cara become a tribute to her family’s dark past, or will she be able to keep herself and her loved ones alive? Praise for Iris Johansen: “A tantalizing puzzle…fans of paranormal suspense will be rewarded.” –Publishers Weekly. Unrated. 2019. 609 pages.

LB           11271    FLIGHT PORTFOLIO          ORRINGER, JULIE

The long-awaited new work from the best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry’s extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust in 1940, Varian Fry–a Harvard educated American journalist–traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Unrated. 882 pages.

LB           11258    DISAPPEARING EARTH    PHILLIPS, JULIA 

The shattering disappearance of two young girls from Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula compounds the isolation and fears of a tight-woven community, connecting the lives of neighbors, witnesses, family members and a detective throughout an ensuing year of tension. Unrated. 415 pages.     

LB           11260    BLOOD OATH     FAIRSTEIN, LINDA A.  

Manhattan Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper meets Lucy, a young woman who testified years earlier in a landmark trial and now reveals that she was sexually assaulted by a prominent official during that time. Meanwhile, rumors swirl about one colleague`s abusive conduct behind closed doors and another`s violent, mysterious collapse. Unrated. 2019. 431 pages.              

LB           11270    BODY IN THE WAKE: A FAITH FAIRCHILD MYSTERY             PAGE, KATHERINE HALL     

For the first time in years, Faith Fairchild has time for herself. Her husband Tom is spending days on the other side of the island using a friend’s enhanced WiFi for a project; their son, Ben, after his first year in college, is studying abroad for the summer; and their daughter Amy is working at the old Laughing Gulls Lodge, now a revamped conference center. Faith is looking forward to some projects of her own. Her friend Sophie Maxwell is also spending the summer on Sanpere Island, hoping for distractions from her worries that she isn’t yet pregnant. And the daughter of Faith’s good friend Pix Miller is getting married to a wonderful guy…with a less-than-wonderful mother. Between keeping Sophie’s spirits up and Pix’s blood pressure down, Faith has her hands full. And that’s before a body with a mysterious tattoo and connections far away from small Sanpere Island appears in the Lily Pond. Unrated. 2019. 334 pages.

LB           11263    ORANGE WORLD AND OTHER STORIES    RUSSELL, KAREN

A collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize finalist. A young man falls in love with a two-thousand-year-old girl from the bog. A new mother agrees to breastfeed the devil in exchange for his protection. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 399 pages.

LB           11257    LAST TIME I SAW YOU: A NOVEL CONSTANTINE, LIV         

Dr. Kate English has it all. Not only is she the heiress to a large fortune; she has a gorgeous husband and daughter, a high-flying career, and a beautiful home anyone would envy. But all that changes the night Kate’s mother, Lily, is found dead, brutally murdered in her own home. Heartbroken and distraught, Kate reaches out to her estranged best friend, Blaire Barrington, who rushes to her side for the funeral, where the years of distance between them are forgotten in a moment. That evening, Kate’s grief turns to horror when she receives an anonymous text: You think you’re sad now, just wait. By the time I’m finished with you, you’ll wish you had been buried today. More than ever, Kate needs her old friend’s help. Once Blaire decides to take the investigation into her own hands, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems in Baltimore high society. As infidelity, lies, and betrayals come to light, and tensions rise to a boiling point, she begins to alienate Kate’s friends and relatives with her relentless, accusatory questions, as she tries to find Lily’s killer. The murderer could be anyone–friend, neighbor, loved one. But whoever it is, it’s clear that Kate is next on their list. Unrated. 2019. 433 pages.  

LB           11276    METROPOLIS      KERR, PHILIP      

Berlin, 1928. On Bernie Gunther`s first day with the Murder Commission, a killer is scattering many clues, but each is a dead end. It`s almost as if he is taunting the cops–and the press is having a field day. Kerr completed this novel just before his death. Unrated. 2019. 473 pages.  

LB           11255    KREMLIN STRIKE               BROWN, DALE, 1956-     

In the Siberian tundra, Russian president Gennadiy Gryzlov descends into an impenetrable base to witness the test of a terrifying new weapon–the Thunderbolt. This technological marvel is powerful enough to change the world. Decisive new American president, John Dalton Farrell, will challenge Russian aggression head on. Brad and Patrick McLanahan and the formidable Iron Wolf Squadron–including recently injured Nadia Rozek, back to fighting form thanks to state-of-the-art prosthetic legs–are eager to join the battle. But even with their combined forces, the Russian menace may prove too great for the West to overcome. Done with playing for small stakes, the Russian president has set his sights on the ultimate prize: controlling the entire world from above. Brad, Nadia, and the Iron Wolf warriors take to the skies to destroy the space station, check the Russians’ plan for dominance, and save the world. But is it already too late? Unrated. 2019. 627 pages.  

LB           11274    I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU: A NOVEL       CLARK, MARY HIGGINS  

After a party when her parents are away, eighteen-year-old Kerry is found at the bottom of the family pool. The suspects include her boyfriend, who argued with her that night, and a neighbor who was angry at not being invited. Kerry`s older sister is determined to learn the truth. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018. 365 pages.        

Book cover of Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson
Book cover of Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson

LB           11267    MIRACLE AT ST. ANDREWS           PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Travis McKinley is a former professional golfer who feels like he`s an amateur at the rest of life. He makes a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews, the course where golf was born, which feels like sacred ground to golfers like Travis. Includes an excerpt from Miracle on the 17th Green. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 282, 24 pages. Related names: De Jonge, Peter, author.      

LB           11273    PARIS DIVERSION: A NOVEL         PAVONE, CHRIS

American expat Kate Moore drops her kids at the international school, makes her rounds of chores, and meets her husband Dexter at their regular caf��. Across the Seine, tech CEO Hunter Forsyth stands on his balcony, wondering why his police escort just departed, and frustrated that his cell service has cut out. And on the nearby rue de Rivoli, Mahmoud Khalid climbs out of a van, elbows his way into the museum courtyard, sets down his metal briefcase, and removes his windbreaker. Mahmoud is planning to die today…and he won’t be the only one. Unrated. Bestseller.  549 pages.              

LB           11249    PRUNING THE DEAD       HENRY, JULIA, 1962-      

Post-retirement aches and pains can’t prevent 65-year-old Lilly Jayne from keeping the most manicured garden in Goosebush, Massachusetts. But as a murder mystery blooms in the sleepy New England town, can a green thumb weed out a killer? Unrated. 461 pages.

LB           11300    SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA   GRAMES, JULIET             

For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella`s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents–moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. Even Stella`s own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted. In her rugged Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity–beautiful and smart, insolent and cold. Stella uses her peculiar toughness to protect her slower, plainer baby sister Tina from life`s harshest realities. But she also provokes the ire of her father Antonio: a man who demands subservience from women and whose greatest gift to his family is his absence. When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and Tina must come of age side-by-side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them. Soon Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost: her independence. In present-day Connecticut, one family member tells this heartrending story, determined to understand the persisting rift between the now-elderly Stella and Tina. Unrated. 674 pages.

LB           11253    PEACOCK EMPORIUM    MOYES, JOJO, 1969-       

In the 1960s, Suzanna Peacock`s mother was the glamour girl of her generation. Suzanna struggles with her mother`s notorious legacy, only comfortable in the coffee bar and shop she owns. She finds a friend in Alejandro, a male midwife from Argentina who is escaping his own ghosts. Unrated.  582 pages.

LB           11277    RISING SEA          CUSSLER, CLIVE

An alarming rise in the world’s sea levels–much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt–sends the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined. Unrated. Bestseller.  592 pages  

LB           11266    SOMEONE KNOWS          SCOTTOLINE, LISA

Heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend, Allie Garvey is not only grief-stricken but full of dread–because she`ll be seeing two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret. Twenty years earlier, a horrific incident shattered the lives of five teenagers, including Allie. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019. 543 pages.             

LB           11256    RESISTANCE WOMEN      CHIAVERINI, JENNIFER    1929.

Mildred Harnack is reunited with husband Arvid in his native Germany, where they build a joyful life. But the rising power of the Nazi party threatens what they hold dear and they start a resistance network. Unrated. 2019. 981 pages.    

LB           11461    LAST YEAR OF THE WAR MEISSNER, SUSAN, 1961-            

Davenport, Iowa, 1943. American-born thirteen-year-old Elise Sontag`s world is rocked when her German-born father is arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. Sent to an internment camp, Elise befriends fellow prisoner Mariko Inoue, a Japanese American from Los Angeles. However, Elise`s family is repatriated to Germany. Unrated. 2019. 679 pages.              

LB           8095      MOJAVE               BOGGS, JOHNNY D.        

Micah Bishop is rescued in the Mohave Desert and hired to escort two dozen brides to the mining town of Calico, but he soon finds that things are not as they seem. Strong language and some violence. 2014. 367 pages.      

LB           8123      WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE: A WESTERN DUO        HOGAN, RAY, 1908-1998

In two western stories, two lone travelers have their plans change unexpectedly when they happen upon people in need of help. Some violence and some strong language. 2015. 303 pages.  

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           11261    SAY NOTHING: A TRUE STORY OF MURDER AND MEMORY IN NORTHERN IRELAND              KEEFE, PATRICK RADDEN, 1976-

In 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, and her bones weren`t found until 2003. Discusses McConville`s abduction as well as the rest of the violent Northern Ireland conflict known as the Troubles and its aftermath. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 782 pages.

LB           11460    HOW TO BEHAVE BADLY IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND: A GUIDE FOR KNAVES, FOOLS, HARLOTS, CUCKOLDS, DRUNKARDS, LIARS, THIEVES, AND BRAGGARTS      GOODMAN, RUTH, 1963-

A historian discusses the behavior and speech that would get an individual labeled as rude, a troublemaker, or a criminal in late-1500s Britain. Draws on advice manuals, court cases, and sermons. Unrated. 2019. 489 pages.       

LB           11452    EAT TO BEAT DISEASE: THE NEW SCIENCE OF HOW YOUR BODY CAN HEAL ITSELF   LI, WILLIAM W. 

Physician-scientist explains the science of healing and prevention. Offers strategies for using certain foods to activate the body`s defense systems–angiogenesis, regeneration, microbiome, DNA protection, and immunity–to fight cancer; diabetes; cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and autoimmune diseases; and other debilitating conditions. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 655 pages.     

LB           11459    GOOD AND MAD: THE REVOLUTIONARY POWER OF WOMEN’S ANGER                TRAISTER, REBECCA       

The author of All the Single Ladies (DB 84319) discusses the power of female anger and its ability to propel political action. She examines the effects of women`s anger historically and politically, anger between allies and foes, the history of delegitimizing female anger, and more. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018. 579 pages.

LB           11455    THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: CHIEF JOSEPH, OLIVER OTIS HOWARD, AND THE NEZ PERCE WAR       SHARFSTEIN, DANIEL J.  

The epic clash of two American legends–their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction. Unrated. 2019. 867 pages.

LB           11251    EVERYTHING IS F*CKED: A BOOK ABOUT HOPE    MANSON, MARK      

The author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck (DB 88301) looks at the importance of hope in difficult times. Hopelessness, he believes, is at the root of most mental illness and anxiety. Also explores the difference between the thinking and feeling brain. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 397 pages.             

LB           11264    CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: OLDER & WISER: STORIES OF INSPIRATION, HUMOR, AND WISDOM ABOUT LIFE AT A CERTAIN AGE  

A collection of 101 of the best stories for seniors from Chicken Soup’s library. Stories were written by seniors about their lives, adventures, etc., and by younger people about older family members or friends. Unrated. 413 pages. Related names: Canfield, Jack, 1944-, compiler.  Hansen, Mark Victor, compiler.  Newmark, Amy, editor.   

LB           11299    FURIOUS HOURS: MURDER, FRAUD, AND THE LAST TRIAL OF HARPER LEE               CEP, CASEY N.

The story of Alabama rural preacher Willie Maxwell–accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s–and of the true-crime book about the case that Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird (DB 36414), worked on obsessively for years. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 511 pages.    

LB           11252    FIRST WAVE: THE D-DAY WARRIORS WHO LED THE WAY TO VICTORY IN WORLD WAR II  KERSHAW, ALEX        

Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day’s most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the British glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the Canadian brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando, returning to his native land, who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond. Unrated. 2019. 497 pages.

LB           11272    ON DEMOCRACY              WHITE, E.B. (ELWYN BROOKS), 1899-1985            

Anchored by an introduction by Jon Meacham, this concise collection of essays, letters, and poems from one of this country’s most eminent literary voices sheds much-needed historical context on the state of the nation and offers a ray of hope for the future of our society; for “as long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman…the scene is not desolate. Unrated. 2019. 203 pages. Related names: White, Martha, 1954 December 18-, editor. Meacham, Jon, writer of introduction.

LB           11254    NANAVILLE: ADVENTURES IN GRANDPARENTING               QUINDLEN, ANNA

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, columnist, and memoirist writes about the joy she has experienced in becoming a grandmother. Reflects on her new role, her changing relationship with her son, and more. Bestseller. 2019. 197 pages.      

LB           11303    MISTER B.: LIVING WITH A 98-YEAR-OLD ROCKET SCIENTIST          BYK, A. LYNN    

Blessed are the engineers who give us some answers to life’s little perplexities! When a faithful homemaker makes space for living with an old aerospace engineer, a surprising paradigm develops. The 98-year-old stress physicist gains a recalcitrant chauffeur and cook, yet he sets out to teach a few of his own life lessons, namely how to live forever. Unrated. 2018. 459 pages. 

LB           11269    MIRACLE EQUATION: THE TWO DECISIONS THAT MOVE YOUR BIGGEST GOALS FROM POSSIBLE, TO PROBABLE, TO INEVITABLE   ELROD, HAL, 1979-         

Hal Elrod, keynote speaker and author of the bestselling book The Miracle Morning, shares his “miracle equation,” the secret to unlocking happiness, success, and your full potential. Unrated. 2019. 306 pages.          

LB           11262    YOU ARE A BADASS EVERY DAY: HOW TO KEEP YOUR MOTIVATION STRONG, YOUR VIBE HIGH, AND YOUR QUEST FOR TRANSFORMATION UNSTOPPABLE         SINCERO, JEN, 1965-          

For anyone who has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing toward badassery, this book is the companion to keep you fresh, focused, mighty, and driven. In one hundred exercises, reflections, and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep your resolve unwavering, this guide will show you how to turn the breakthroughs catalyzed by Sincero’s You are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money into real results. Unrated. 242 pages.      

LB           11304    RICHARD II          SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM, 1564-1616       

King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to be written in approximately 1595. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England and is the first part of a tetralogy, referred to by scholars as the Henriad, followed by three plays concerning Richard’s successors: Henry IV, part 1, Henry IV, part 2, and Henry V. It may not have been written as a stand-alone work. Unrated.

LB           11275    SOCIAL SECURITY HANDBOOK: OVERVIEW OF SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAMS, 2019

Contains information about the benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration. Unrated. 2019. 830 pages. Related names: United States. Social Security Administration.

LB           11268    PROBLEM OF DEMOCRACY: THE PRESIDENTS ADAMS CONFRONT THE CULT OF PERSONALITY              ISENBERG, NANCY          

How the father and son presidents foresaw the rise of the cult of personality and fought those who sought to abuse the weaknesses inherent in our democracy. Until now, no one has properly dissected the intertwined lives of the second and sixth (father and son) presidents. Unrated. 900 pages. Related names: Burstein, Andrew, author.          

LB           11259    SPY AND THE TRAITOR: THE GREATEST ESPIONAGE STORY OF THE COLD WAR      MACINTYRE, BEN, 1963-

The author of Double Cross (DB 75277) and Rogue Heroes (DB 86597) recounts the work of Russian double agent Oleg Gordievsky during the Cold War. Discusses his work helping Britain`s MI6 from within Russian intelligence, America`s desperate attempts to identify him, and his harrowing escape from Moscow. Unrated. 2018. Gordievsky, Oleg. 559 pages.     

LB           11462    MY LOVE STORY: A MEMOIR        TURNER, TINA

Legendary singer aims to set the record straight about her career and complicated personal life. Covers her early life in Tennessee, her rise to fame with husband Ike Turner, her success as a solo artist, and the sometimes dark hours in between. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2018. 363 pages.

LB           11250    SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK: A COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH TO LIVING A GOOD LIFE       MANSON, MARK

A popular blogger shares his views that trying to be positive all the time stands in the way of happiness. He advises readers instead to choose what really matters to them, accept limitations, roll with disappointments, and change how they measure success. Strong language. Bestseller.  249 pages.

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           11279    DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC       YOLEN, JANE     

Twelve-year-old Hannah resents the traditions of her Jewish heritage until time travel whisks her from a contemporary Passover Seder to a Polish village in the early 1940s.  Just as she begins to adjust, Nazi soldiers come to take her and her shtetl relatives to a death camp.  There she learns an unforgettable lesson–some must live, at whatever cost, in order to bear witness. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 226 pages.     

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. 229 pages.

LB           11284    FISH IN A TREE   HUNT, LYNDA MULLALY

Bullied and moved from different schools, sixth grader Ally creatively distracts anyone from discovering that she has problems reading. But one teacher, Mr. Daniels, helps her understand that she has dyslexia and encourages Ally to understand her feelings in a new way. Commercial For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015. 295 pages.     

LB           11285    ESPERANZA RISING          RYAN, PAM MUNOZ

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their wealthy and privileged life in Mexico to go work in the southern California agricultural labor camps. They must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing migrant farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression. For grades 6-9.  259 pages.

LB           11280    FREAK THE MIGHTY         PHILBRICK, W.R. (W. RODMAN) 

Maxwell Kane, a large, lumbering eighth-grader who calls himself a “butthead goon,” has lived with his grandparents since his dad’s imprisonment for killing his mom. Mean-spirited schoolmates and special ed have left him totally unprepared for a friendship with Kevin, who calls himself “Freak,” a genius with a birth defect that has left his body small and weak. Through genuine comradery, the two become “Freak the Mighty.” For grades 6-9 and older readers. 220 pages.  

LB           11281    GHOST: TRACK   REYNOLDS, JASON    

Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his city`s elite track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with an abusive, alcoholic father. For grades 5-8. 2016. Texas Lone Star Reading List 2017. 195 pages.

LB           11282    HIDDEN FROST, HELEN, 1949-     

When fourteen-year-olds Wren and Darra meet at a Michigan summer camp, both are overwhelmed by memories from six years earlier when Darra’s father stole a car, unaware that Wren was hiding in the back. For grades 6-9.  191 pages.

LB           11290    CRENSHAW         APPLEGATE, KATHERINE

10 year-old Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. His family may have to live in their minivan. Again. Can Crenshaw the cat, Jackson’s imaginary friend, help his family from losing everything? For grades 4-7. 203 pages.     

LB           11292    ONE CRAZY SUMMER     WILLIAMS-GARCIA, RITA

Oakland, California; 1968. Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern fly out from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, the poet Cecile, who abandoned them years before. Cecile resents their arrival and sends them off to a nearby Black Panther summer camp. For grades 4-7.  265 pages.  

LB           11293    NUMBER THE STARS       LOWRY, LOIS     

For ten-year-old Annemarie, life in occupied Copenhagen in 1943 is not much changed by the war–until the Nazi persecution of Danish Jews begins. Annemarie`s family helps a Jewish friend by having her pose as Annemarie`s dead sister. When a packet must be taken to the captain of a ship smuggling Jews to Sweden, Annemarie learns that being brave means “not thinking about the dangers. Just thinking about what you must do.” For grades 3-6 and older readers. Newbery Medal. 1989. 282 pages.         

LB           11291    LYDDIE  PATERSON, KATHERINE 

As their mother becomes more mentally ill, Lyddie and her brother Charlie manage their farm alone through a Vermont winter. But in the spring of 1844, their mother apprentices Charlie to a miller and hires Lyddie out to a tavern, where she is practically a slave. Lyddie works in the mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, where she endures dangerous conditions and long hours, and expands her understanding of friendship and perseverance. For grades 5-8. 276 pages.             

LB           11288    NIGHT GARDENER: A SCARY STORY          AUXIER, JONATHAN        

Irish orphans, fourteen-year-old Molly and ten-year-old Kip, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be. Soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house. Black and white illustrations. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2014. 441 pages.    

LB           11286    INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN     LAI, THANHHA   

Ten-year-old Ha writes poems to chronicle the life-changing year of 1975, when Ha her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama. For grades 4-7. National Book Award. 2011. 283 pages.   

LB           11289    ONE AND ONLY IVAN      APPLEGATE, KATHERINE

Ivan the gorilla has lived comfortably for years in a down-and-out, circus-themed mall. But when baby elephant Ruby arrives, Ivan decides that he must find her a better life. Newbery Medal Winner. For grades 3-6 and older readers.  345 pages.

LB           11283    OUT OF MY MIND            DRAPER, SHARON M. (SHARON MILLS)   

Cerebral palsy limits fifth grader Melody’s physical movements and ability to speak but not her capacity to think. In an inclusion class, with the help of her university student aide, Melody figures out what she needs to truly communicate and in doing so surprises many people. For grades 4-7. 315 pages.   

LB           11295    WEDNESDAY WARS         SCHMIDT, GARY D.         

Long Island, 1967. Seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood knows that Mrs. Baker “hates his guts” because she would have Wednesday afternoons free if he went to catechism or Hebrew school like his classmates. Mrs. Baker worries about her husband in Vietnam and introduces a reluctant Holling to Shakespeare. For grades 5-8. Newbery Honor.  385 pages.

LB           11302    WEAPONS OF THE WOLFHOUND               CALDECOTT, MOYRA      

It is the 12th century AD. Neil lives with his parents on a farm on the remote island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Bored with his days and longing for excitement, Neil travels with the Viking warrior Baldur to Iceland to visit Baldur’s father, the Wolfhound. But Baldur’s father has died, and his grave has been robbed of the hero’s famous weapons. Baldur’s anger is intense, and he and Neil go on a dangerous journey across Iceland to recover the stolen weapons — the Weapons of the Wolfhound. For grades 6-9 and older readers. Unrated. 1976. 185 pages.             

LB           11278    TALE OF DESPEREAUX: BEING THE STORY OF A MOUSE, A PRINCESS, SOME SOUP, AND A SPOOL OF THREAD               DICAMILLO, KATE            

Despereaux, a small mouse, is condemned to the dungeon for falling in love with human Princess Pea. Despereaux meets the rat, Roscuro, while Mig, an upstairs serving girl, wishes to be a princess, too. All four meet with near disastrous results. Black and white illustrations. For grades 3-6. 2003.  Newbery Medal Winner. 249 pages. Related names: Ering, Timothy B., illustrator.          

LB           11287    SWAP    SHULL, MEGAN 

When seventh-grader Ellie, who is having best-friend problems, and eighth-grader Jack, who is under tremendous pressure from his father, switch bodies and lives, they learn a great deal about themselves and the opposite sex. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2014. 441 pages.

LB           11294    WALK TWO MOONS        CREECH, SHARON            

A year ago, Sal`s grieving mother left Sal and her father to visit Idaho and never returned. Sal`s father has accepted that his wife is not coming back, but Sal has not. As she and her grandparents travel to Idaho to find her mother, Sal tells them “an extensively strange story” about her new friend Phoebe, whose mother also disappeared. And Sal gets to walk two moons in her mother`s moccasins. For grades 3-6 and older readers. Newbery Medal winner. 287 pages.         

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

LB           11265    KINDERGARTENER’S HANDBOOK: WITH OTHER 300 WORDS THAT EVERY KID SHOULD KNOW MARTIN, DAYNA, 1983- 

The Kindergartener’s Handbook introduces 19 basic concepts. Included are ABCs, vowels, numbers, addition, subtraction, shapes, colors, time, seasons, calendars, senses, rhymes, ecosystems, weather, chores, and school. This book develops language and reading skills using more than 300 words that every kid should know. Simple words are used to help children read on their own, and more complicated words are presented to help them expand their vocabulary. Vibrant colors and images are designed to keep the attention of children. This book will help your child learn a variety of important concepts before first grade. Color illustrations. For preschool-grade 2. Unrated. 2017. 47 pages.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

LB           11453    ALEX & ELIZA: A LOVE STORY       DE LA CRUZ, MELISSA, 1971- 

“Before the world knew them as Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, young Alex and Eliza fell in love amidst the turmoil of the American Revolution”– Provided by publisher. For senior high readers. Unrated. 2017.        

LB           11456    CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT    PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Tandy Angel and her three brothers are suspects in their parents’ murder. As she digs into her powerful parents’ lives and reveals their secrets, Tandy decides she must clear the family name no matter what. For senior high and older readers. 2012. 390 pages.

LB           11458    PARIS MYSTERIES: CONFESSIONS              PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

Sixteen-year-old Tandy Angel moves to Paris for a fresh start and to be reunited with James, her lost love. But her detective work soon uncovers long-buried family secrets that threaten to destroy her. Sequel to The Private School Murders (DB 79351). Commercial audiobook. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For high school and older readers. 2014. 326 pages.

LB           11454    CROSSOVER        ALEXANDER, KWAME     

Twin fourteen-year-old basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court, as their father ignores his declining health. Told in hip-hop style verse. For senior high and older readers. 2014. Newbery Medal Winner. 273 pages.         

LB           11301    ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE                SAENZ, BENJAMIN ALIRE

Ari Mendoza is an angry loner whose older brother is in prison. But when Ari meets Dante–his opposite–the boys form a strong bond. Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his family, and the universe. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. Stonewall, Pura Belpre Awards.  443 pages.         

LB           11296    BRIDGE OF CLAY               ZUSAK, MARKUS              

Upon their father`s return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother`s death, begin to learn their family`s secrets. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 664 pages.     

LB           11297    LANDSCAPE WITH INVISIBLE HAND          ANDERSON, M.T.

After the vuvv arrive on Earth offering their alien technology and medicine, jobs and money become scarce. Adam tries to help his struggling parents by catering to the desires of the vuvv, but he wonders how far he is willing to go. For senior high and older readers. 2017. 201 pages.  

LB           11298    TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN    GREEN, JOHN, 1977-

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there`s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake, and her best and most fearless friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. Meanwhile, Aza obsesses about everything. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2017. 321 pages.