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.

New Large Print Books Added in February 2020

ADULT FICTION

LB           12544    BONES DON’T LIE              LEIGH, MELINDA              

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

LB           12545    RUSSIA ACCOUNT            COONTS, STEPHEN, 1946-            

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

LB           12548    SMOKESCREEN JOHANSEN, IRIS

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

LB           12546    SAFE HAVEN       SPARKS, NICHOLAS        

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

LB           12547    INVISIBLE            PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

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

LB           12549    IMAGINARY FRIEND        CHBOSKY, STEPHEN        

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

LB           12578    WORLD THAT WE KNEW               HOFFMAN, ALICE            

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           12621    BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL         WAXMAN, ABBI

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

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

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

LB           12676    LETHAL AGENT MILLS, KYLE, 1966-          

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

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

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

LB           12678    CHRISTMAS SHOPAHOLIC             KINSELLA, SOPHIE           

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

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

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

LB           12696    STEALTH               WOODS, STUART             

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

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

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

LB           12693    GIRLS LIKE US     ALGER, CRISTINA             

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

LB           12694    LET IT SNOW      THAYER, NANCY, 1943- 

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

LB           12701    DESERTER            DEMILLE, NELSON           

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

LB           12708    MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT  BALDACCI, DAVID           

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

LB           12702    REDESIGNING HAPPINESS            BROOKS, NITA  

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

LB           12705    GENESIS               COOK, ROBIN, 1940-       

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

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           12542    FUNNY MAN: MEL BROOKS          MCGILLIGAN, PATRICK 

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

LB           12542    FUNNY MAN: MEL BROOKS          MCGILLIGAN, PATRICK 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           12616    ME: ELTON JOHN OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY JOHN, ELTON    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           12680    THREE WOMEN TADDEO, LISA   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUVENILE FICTION

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

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

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

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

LB           12619    FOCUSED             GERBER, ALYSON             

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

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

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

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

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

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

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

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

   

 

New Large Print Books Added in August 2019

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.

               

      

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Adult Fiction

LB 11356    BEFORE WE WERE WICKED          DICKEY, ERIC JEROME    

While out on an enforcement job for his boss, Ken Swift meets Jimi Lee and falls immediately in lust. He hurts people to pay for college and she`s Harvard-bound, but they can`t resist the chemistry between them. When Jimi Lee becomes pregnant all bets are off. Unrated. 2019. 513 pages.     

LB 11353    ALICE NETWORK               QUINN, KATE

Pregnant and unmarried Charlotte St. Clair escapes the sharp eye of her mother in London to track down her cousin Rose, who went missing during the war. She finds Eve Gardiner, a former spy. A name Charlie utters resurrects Eve’s memories of the past. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017. 703 pages.

LB 11354    ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN                SEE, LISA             

Mi-ja and Young-sook are best friends, even though their backgrounds are markedly different. When they come of age, they join their village`s all-female diving collective, which is run by Young-sook`s mother. However, Mi-ja`s parentage marks her for scorn and drives the friends apart as war looms. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 641 pages.  

LB 11380    LETTERS FROM PEACEFUL LANE DAILEY, JANET  

In the rugged Ozarks of Branson, Missouri, a woman struggles to save her marriage–and finds answers from an unexpected source. Unrated. 2019. 363 pages.  

LB 11379    CARE AND FEEDING OF RAVENOUSLY HUNGRY GIRLS     GRAY, ANISSA  

Althea Butler, eldest of three girls, took care of her sisters Viola and Lillian after their mother died. When she and her husband Proctor are arrested, Althea will need to depend on Viola and Lillian for help, while they have troubles of their own to face. Unrated. 2019. 453 pages.      

LB 11413    WILD CARD         WOODS, STUART             

Stone Barrington`s enjoyment of a peaceful country retreat with his latest paramour is interrupted by an unwelcome stranger sent by someone who wants to silence Stone and his collaborators for good. With boundless resources and a thirst for vengeance, this foe will not be deterred. Unrated. 2019. 401 pages.      

LB 11414    MEOW MAYHEM             LICKEL, LISA J.   

“After being left at the altar, Ivy Amanda McTeague Preston uproots herself and her cat, an Egyptian Mau named Memnet, from her boring and lonely life to start over at the urging of Mayor Conklin, a fellow pedigreed Mau owner. Truesdale Thompson is ready to move in a fresh direction with his life. A private man whose physical wounds are the only outward sign of a tragic accident in his past, True and his cat, Isis, open a branch of his trendy little bookstore and coffee shop in Apple Grove. When Ivy takes a mysterious message while the mayor is away on business, only Ivy’s criminology professor mom and True believe there’s something rotten in Apple Grove. Can Ivy carry on her romance with True while saving the town from further Mayhem?”-From the back cover. Unrated. 2019. 459 pages.           

LB 11416    TORTURE OF THE MOUNTAIN MAN         JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

When Smoke Jensen is summoned to a small Texas town under siege by a scourge of kill-crazy bandits, volunteers line up to take out the Mountain Man. Being Smoke Jensen, he wouldn’t have it any other way. Unrated. 2018. 447 pages. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018               

LB 11415    IF SHE WAKES    KORYTA, MICHAEL          

“Tara Beckley, a senior at Hammel College in Maine, is driving a visiting professor to a conference when a horrific car accident kills the professor and leaves Tara a prisoner of locked-in syndrome. She is fully alert, but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she learns that someone powerful wants her dead — but why? Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is hired by the college to look in to Tara’s case. A former stunt driver, she can tell that Tara’s car crash was no accident. She starts asking questions and is soon on the run — with a young hit man named Dax Blackwell hard on her heels.”–Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2019. 551 pages.

LB 11418    DEEP HARBOR   MICHAELS, FERN             

When Carol Ann “CJ” Jansen lost her beloved older brother, Kick, in a boating accident, she came adrift. Kick had taken on the role of caring for his little sister after their parents were killed in a car crash. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ financially secure–yet needing a purpose. As administrative assistant to powerful congressman Snapper Lewis, she’s immersed herself in the exciting and often tumultuous world of politics. But suddenly, the career that anchors her life is threatened. CJ stumbles upon information that could implicate her boss in corruption. When the congressman goes missing, the closer CJ gets to uncovering the truth, exposing one shocking secret after another, the more she wonders if she’s also in jeopardy. Moving to a small New England town for her own protection, CJ gradually begins to engage with her new surroundings. Her blossoming friendship with the owner of a charter fishing boat offers the promise of much more. But before she can claim happiness, CJ must navigate a course through all her doubts and fears, and trust that this time, the water that took so much from her might just lead her safely home. Unrated. 2019. 517 pages.          

LB 11117    DEPARTMENT OF SENSITIVE CRIMES     MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER      

The detectives who work in Malmo Police’s Department of Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The lead detective, Ulf Varg, prioritizes his cases above even his dog’s mental health. Then there are detectives Anna Bengsdotter, who keeps her relationship with Varg professional even as she realizes she’s developing feelings for him … or at least for his car, and Carl Holgersson, first to arrive in the morning and last to leave, who would never read his colleagues’ personal correspondence–unless it could help solve a crime, of course. Finally, there’s Erik Nykvist, who peppers conversations with anecdotes about fly fishing. Along with an opinionated local police officer named Blomquist, the Department of Sensitive Crimes takes on three extremely strange cases. First, the detectives investigate how and why a local business owner was stabbed … in the back of the knee. Next, a young woman’s imaginary boyfriend goes missing. And, in the final investigation, Varg must determine whether nocturnal visitations at a local spa have a supernatural element. Unrated. 308 pages.

LB 11115    DIE BY THE GUN               JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

Dewey ‘Mac’ McKenzie is wanted for a killing he didn’t commit. He saved his hide once by signing on as a cattle drive chuckwagon cook and bolting the territories. Turned out Mac was as good at fixing vittles as he was at dodging bullets. But Mac’s enemies are hungry for more, and they’ve hired a gang of ruthless killers to turn up the heat. Mac’s only hope is to join another cattle drive on the Goodnight-Loving Trail, deep in New Mexico Territory. The journey ahead is even deadlier than the hired guns behind him. His trail boss is an ornery cuss. His crew mate is the owner’s spoiled son. And the route is overrun with kill-crazy rustlers and bloodthirsty Comanche. Worse, Mac’s would-be killers are closing in fast. But when the cattle owner’s son is kidnapped, the courageous young cook has no choice but to jump out of the frying pan, and into the fire. Unrated. 443 pages. Related names: Johnstone, J. A., author.       

LB 11109    FOOL’S MOON   STUCKART, DIANE A.S.  

Two tarot-savvy cats and their tenderhearted human outwit a cruel criminal in this animal-centric whodunit. Most days, Ruby Sparks feels like the sign that says “Tarot Card Reader Extraordinaire” should say “Tarot Card Reader Fairly Competent.” But as challenging as it is to take care of her half-sister’s New Age shop, and her growing menagerie of enchanted pets, Ruby never worries that she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Unrated. 475 pages.  

LB 11102    SABRINA KANE COOK, WILL       

The death of Sabrina’s husband en route to Illinois leaves her alone in an untamed land. But the widow proves more than a match for the world of the frontier. Unrated. 2019. 258 pages.     

LB 11104    TINDERBOX        LEWIS, BEVERLY 

The day before her parents’ twentieth wedding anniversary Sylvia Miller stumbles across the key to the old brass tinderbox her father, Earnest, keeps in his Lancaster County watch repair shop. Inside is a secret from his life as an Englisher. When she confronts him, Earnest admits that he is not fit to be a member of the Hickory Hollow Amish church. He confesses his secret to Rhoda, his wife, and Sylvia, but when word of Earnest’s deceit reaches others in the community the truth pits Amish neighbors against one another, threatens to dry up Earnest’s livelihood–and to break up Sylvia’s engagement to the preacher’s grandson. Unrated. 397 pages.

LB 11100    UNDER THE TABLE: A NOVEL       EVANOVICH, STEPHANIE              

Suffocating in her dead-end marriage, Zoey Sullivan moves in with her sister in New York and starts taking catering jobs. She meets shy computer programmer and millionaire Tristan Malloy and offers to give him a makeover, only to fall for him as he gains confidence. Unrated. 2019. Related names: Adaptation of (work): Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988. My fair lady.      

LB 11096    BETTER SISTER: A NOVEL               BURKE, ALAFAIR              

When a prominent Manhattan lawyer is murdered, two estranged sisters–one the dead man’s widow, the other his ex–must set aside mistrust and old resentments. but can they escape their past? Unrated. 2019. 428 pages.        

LB 11114    LOST ROSES: A NOVEL    KELLY, MARTHA HALL    

It is 1914 and the world has been on the brink of war so many times, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia’s Imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortuneteller’s daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya’s letters suddenly stop coming she fears the worst for her best friend. From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg to the avenues of Paris and the society of fallen Russian emigres who live there, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways, taking readers on a breathtaking ride through a momentous time in history. Unrated. Bestseller.  629 pages.         

LB 11105    BOOK OF DREAMS           GEORGE, NINA

On the way to see his son Sam for the first time in years, Henri is involved in an accident and winds up in a coma. Thirteen-year-old Sam and Henri`s former lover, Eddie, wait by his bedside while Henri floats in dreams. Translated from the 2016 original German. Unrated. 2019. 466 pages. Related names: Pare, Simon, translator.          

LB 11111    COLLUSION: A NOVEL     GINGRICH, NEWT            

Valerie Mayberry comes from the kind of wealthy family that would be royalty in any other country. Obsessive and compulsive, she’s also the FBI’s counter-intelligence expert on domestic terrorism. Brett Garrett is a dishonorably discharged ex-Navy SEAL coming off a secret opioid addiction. A brusque, fiercely independent operative who refuses to play by the rules, the seasoned pro is now a gun for hire, working as a security contractor in Eastern Europe. When a high ranking Kremlin official with knowledge of a plan to attack the US must be smuggled out under the nose of a kleptocratic Putin-like Russian president and a ruthless general, Mayberry and Garret are thrown together to exfiltrate him and preempt a deadly poisonous strike. As these unlikely partners work to protect their human asset, their mission is threatened by domestic politics: leftist protests, Congressional infighting, and a culture riven by hatred. Unrated. 515 pages. Related names: Earley, Pete, author.             

LB 11106    DEATH BAKES A PECAN PIE           WASHBURN, L.J.              

Hollywood comes to Weatherford, Texas, as a movie company arrives to shoot scenes for a film based on the novel by Phyllis Newsom’s friend Eve. But movie fantasy turns to deadly reality as a murder recreated for film turns out to be the genuine article, and once more Phyllis has to track down a cunning killer to see that justice is done. Unrated. 323 pages.  

LB 11110    MACHINES LIKE ME: AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU          MCEWAN, IAN 

Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong, and clever–a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Unrated. Bestseller. 380 pages.              

LB 11101    NEON PREY         SANDFORD, JOHN 

Clayton Deese skips bail after a job that went south. The US Marshals come after him and find a jungle full of graves behind Deese`s rural Louisiana cabin. Now Lucas Davenport is on the trail of a serial killer who has been operating for years without notice. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019. 461 pages.          

LB 11103    POISON LESCROART, JOHN T.      

Attorney Dismas Hardy`s plans to ease into retirement and reconnect with his family after recovering from two glancing gunshot wounds are cut short when–against his wife`s wishes–he is pulled back into the courtroom by the murder of Grant Wagner, the steely owner of a successful family business. Unrated.  505 pages.

LB 11107  GUARDING GABY: SECOND CHANCES, BOOK 1  BRASHEAR, JEAN             

Gabriela Navarro believed she and Eli Wolverton would always be together…until he abandoned her. Years later, Gaby has made a new life in the big city. Her future is bright, and Eli is her past. When she returns to bury her father and learns that Eli is accused of his murder, she is stunned, but she no longer knows the man who’s replaced the boy she loved. Then their paths cross again, and though the longing between them is more powerful than ever, Eli refuses to defend himself and pushes her to go. Does Gaby believe the charges against him, or the urgings of her heart? There is so much more at stake than Gaby can imagine. With his freedom and his life on the line, only one thing would draw Eli away from his search for the truth: Gaby’s safety. Even if that means he’ll lose her forever. Unrated. 2019. 341 pages.

LB 11108    IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK      CROWNOVER, JAMES D.

Can the walls of an abandoned house absolve a man accused of a thirty-year-old murder? Not before Silent Cooper and Dempsy Nealy battle Apache thieves, Pancho’s Villistas, marauding outlaws, and El Tigre of the Playas Valley. The loss of a letter beneath the ruins of a famous Arizona ranch house thirty years ago led to an untimely marriage for Dempsy’s Aunt Cindy, who now runs three ranches with an iron will and a shotgun loaded with buckshot. No man stands in her way–for long. Dempsy dreams of a ghostly visitor in the desert, or was it a dream? The rock house of the Smuggler Hills seems to be an impregnable fortress until a small creature descends the chimney. A cemetery reveals a scandalous secret. Unrated. 473 pages. 

LB 11116    INVITED               MCMAHON, JENNIFER     

In 1924, a young mother, Hattie Breckenridge, is hanged from a tree in her yard by the town mob, accused of a crime that was actually committed by her daughter. Nearly a century later, a young married couple, Helen and Nate abandon the comforts of suburbia to begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams on the same forty-four acres of rural land where Hattie once lived. When they discover that this charming property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by Hattie’s story and the tragic legend of her descendants, three generations of “Breckenridge women,” each of whom died amid suspicion, and who seem to still be seeking something elusive and dangerous in the present day. Unrated. 556 pages.          

LB 11112    18TH ABDUCTION           PATTERSON, JAMES      

Detective Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe Molinari team up to protect San Francisco from an international war criminal in the newest Women’s Murder Club thriller. For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue–until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco’s entire school system as stake, Lindsay Boxer has never been under more pressure. To solve the School Night case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas, as the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest. Together, Lindsay and Cindy take new approaches, and unexpected facts about the victims leave them stunned. Unrated. 438 pages. Related names: Paetro, Maxine, author.      

LB 11425    CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE MURDER             FLUKE, JOANNE  

When her bakery becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special, Hannah hopes to hide the unsavory scandal in her personal life. But that`s practically impossible with a disturbing visit from a shifty character she once loved and a murder victim in her bedroom. Unrated. 2019. 509 pages.           

LB 11427    FALL OF GONDOLIN        TOLKIEN, J.R.R.

Tuor is sent to Gondolin by the god Ulmo, only to fall in love with the elf king`s daughter, Idril. Their bliss is shattered when the evil Morgoth sends an army to destroy Gondolin. This previously unpublished Middle-earth tale was edited by the author`s son Christopher. Bestseller. 2018. 425 pages.     

LB 11429    LAST SECOND     COULTER, CATHERINE   

When NASA didn`t believe she spoke with aliens, astronaut Nevaeh Patel quit the program. Now working for a French company, she launches a satellite to do the aliens` bidding. It`s up to special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine to stop the earth-altering mission. Some violence and some strong language.  575 pages. Related names: Ellison, J. T., author.      

LB 11443    STONE BRIDGES NEGGERS, CARLA            

Adrienne Portale has never settled in one place for long, but takes a job as innkeeper in tiny Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, to spend some time getting to know the father she only recently found. When three small boys get lost in the wilderness that borders the inn, Adam Sloan leads the search. His family ties to the town go back generations. Adrienne sees the bond that people in a small town have as they band together to find the missing children. Adam is impressed with her calm strength, but he’s sure she won’t find what she’s looking for in his quiet hometown. Despite their differences, Adam and Adrienne discover they have more in common than they’d expected. They love to explore old stone walls and bridges, and she adores his dog. As summer bleeds into the gorgeous New England fall, the attraction between them grows, and they must decide where–and who–makes a place home. Unrated. 467 pages.      

LB 11445    MEMORY HOUSE              HAUCK, RACHEL

Eighteen years after losing her father on 9/11, Beck Holiday is a tough New York City cop burdened with a damaging secret, suspended for misconduct, and struggling to get her life in order. Then a mysterious letter arrives informing her she`s inherited a house along Florida`s northern coast. Unrated.  585 pages.

LB 11447    MISS JULIA TAKES THE WHEEL    ROSS, ANN B.    

Miss Julia invites the charming visiting doctor and his painfully shy wife to dinner. While Miss Julia and Sam both note the wife`s obvious lack of social skills, it`s Julia`s friends Hazel Marie and Binkie that pick up on some of the doctor`s less palatable qualities. Unrated.  495 pages.      

LB 11448    A LIST    JANCE, JUDITH A.            

The last story of Ali Reynolds`s broadcasting career was a piece about a young man in need of a kidney, which spiraled into a medical mismanagement scandal that landed a prestigious local doctor in prison for murder. A decade later, the doctor is plotting revenge. Unrated.  545 pages.

LB 11449    ORPHAN OF SALT WINDS              BROOKS, ELIZABETH     

England, 1939. Ten-year-old Virginia Wrathmell arrives at Salt Winds, a secluded house on the edge of a marsh, to meet her adoptive parents: practical, dependable Clem and glamorous, mercurial Lorna. The marsh, with its deceptive tides, is a beautiful but threatening place. Virginia’s new parents’ marriage is full of secrets and tensions she doesn’t quite understand, and their wealthy neighbor, Max Deering, drops by too often, taking an unwholesome interest in the family’s affairs. Only Clem offers a true sense of home. War feels far away among the birds and shifting sands, until the day a German fighter plane crashes into the marsh, and Clem ventures out to rescue the airman. What happens next sets into motion a crime so devastating it will haunt Virginia for the rest of her life. Seventy-five years later, she finds herself drawn back to the marsh, and to a teenage girl who appears there, nearly frozen and burdened by her own secrets. In her, Virginia might have a chance at retribution and a way to right a grave mistake she made as a child. Unrated. 397 pages.       

Adult Non-Fiction

LB 11357    ACCESSORY TO WAR: THE UNSPOKEN ALLIANCE BETWEEN ASTROPHYSICS AND THE MILITARY                 TYSON, NEIL DEGRASSE

Author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (DB 89846) explores the ways astronomers and astrophysicists have contributed to warfare and military action throughout history. Topics include multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Unrated. Bestseller. 2018. 993 pages.             

LB 11355    HOW TO BE A PATIENT: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF MODERN MEDICINE                GOLDBERG, SANA           

“From registered nurse and public health advocate Sana Goldberg, a timely, accessible, and comprehensive guide to the medical industrial complex that teaches readers how to be their own best advocate and get the care they deserve”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2019. 597 pages.      

LB 11381    MAID: HARD WORK, LOW PAY, AND A MOTHER’S WILL TO SURVIVE          LAND, STEPHANIE           

Recounts years working in the domestic service industry, struggling in poverty as a single mother. Examines the difficulties and misleading rhetoric surrounding poverty as well as the realities of life in service work. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. Land, Stephanie. 441 pages.     

LB 11378    CRUSHING: GOD TURNS PRESSURE INTO POWER        JAKES, T.D.         

Author of Instinct (DB 79599) and Destiny (DB 82330) presents a guide to learning from life`s challenges and trusting in God`s love. Uses personal experiences, including his teenage daughter`s pregnancy, his mother`s death from Alzheimer`s, and his son`s heart attack, to illustrate lessons learned. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. Jakes, T. D. –Anecdotes. 327 pages.  

LB 11417    SHOUT: A POETRY MEMOIR         ANDERSON, LAURIE HALSE          

A memoir in verse shares the author`s life, covering her difficult early childhood, her rape at thirteen, and her experiences surrounding the publication of her 1999 novel Speak (DB 49958). Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2019. 285 pages.           

LB 11113    FINDING MY VOICE: MY JOURNEY TO THE WEST WING AND THE PATH FORWARD               JARRETT, VALERIE

“The ultimate Obama insider” (The New York Times) and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. Jarrett, Valerie, 1956-  Obama, Barack — Friends and associates.  Obama, Michelle, 1964- — Friends and associates.  460 pages.            

LB 11098    K: A HISTORY OF BASEBALL IN TEN PITCHES   KEPNER, TYLER (BASEBALL WRITER)

The baseball columnist for the New York Times presents a history of the sport, told through the ten major pitches of the game. Includes commentary from some of the best pitchers in baseball history, such as Nolan Ryan, Greg Maddux, Bob Gibson, and Mariano Rivera. Unrated. 2019. 472 pages.       

LB 11099  AMERICAN MOONSHOT: JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE GREAT SPACE RACE               BRINKLEY, DOUGLAS               

On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American Moonshot brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. Unrated. 2019. 898 pages. Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 — Influence.          

LB 11097    AMERICAN SPIRIT: PROFILES IN RESILIENCE, COURAGE, AND FAITH            KYLE, TAYA          

Life leads us through difficult terrain. But what happens if you use challenge as an opportunity to discover your purpose? These Americans did and are changing the world. After losing her husband, “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle entered a period of deep grief. And yet the experience served as a catalyst for profound growth. Taya found her own reserve of strength with the help of the generous love and support of family and friends–and also many strangers across America, who selflessly shared their own stories of suffering, survival, and triumph. Inspired by her experience, Taya discovered her calling: spreading a message of how love, passion, and service can combine to help us persevere over personal pain and heal our communities. American Spirit profiles more than 30 individuals, young and old, rich and not-so-rich, famous and unknown, who have overcome hardship and done extraordinary things for their communities and for the nation at large. Unrated. 2019. 446 pages. Related names: DeFelice, Jim, 1956-, author.

LB 11428    INHERITANCE: A MEMOIR OF GENEALOGY, PATERNITY, AND LOVE             SHAPIRO, DANI

The author of Family History (DB 63237) describes how, after submitting her DNA for analysis, she discovered that she was not actually related to her father. Discusses her struggle to piece together the story of her life and uncover her own identity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019. Shapiro, Dani. 359 pages.           

LB 11432    LIBRARY BOOK  ORLEAN, SUSAN              

The author re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in US history. On April 29, 1986, fire broke out at the Los Angeles Public Library and destroyed or damaged more than a million books. Examines the evolution of public libraries while celebrating their value in society. Bestseller. 2018. 539 pages.

LB 11435    MATRIARCH: BARBARA BUSH AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN DYNASTY        PAGE, SUSAN   

A biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Discusses her childhood in New York, loss of a daughter to leukemia, battle with depression, and role as wife and mother of two American presidents. Draws on interviews with friends and family, conversations with Bush, and diary entries. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 582 pages.

LB 11446    SHIP OF FOOLS: HOW A SELFISH RULING CLASS IS BRINGING AMERICA TO THE BRINK OF REVOLUTION                 CARLSON, TUCKER          

Political pundit discusses class dynamics in early twenty-first-century America. Focuses on an elite class of the wealthy and powerful, positing that they hide their agendas behind identity politics, strip political parties of meaning, and will drive America towards ruin. Some strong language. Bestseller.  349 pages.           

Juvenile Fiction

LB 11352    PAY ATTENTION, CARTER JONES                SCHMIDT, GARY D.          

Carter must adjust to the unwelcome presence of a know-it-all butler who is determined to help him become a gentleman and deal with burdens from the past. For grades 4-7. 2019. 303 pages.            

LB 11350    FLUSH   HIAASEN, CARL

The Florida Keys. With their father jailed for sinking a gambling boat, Noah Underwood and his sister Abbey gather evidence that casino owner Dusty Muleman is illegally emptying sewage tanks into coastal waters. They receive help from a former card dealer, a pirate, and Dusty’s ex-girlfriend. For grades 5-8. 2005. 323 pages.    

LB 11351    SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS             CHENG, JACK

Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski, along with his dog, Carl Sagan, makes big discoveries about his family on a road trip, and he records everything on a golden iPod he intends to launch into space. For grades 4-7. 2017. 411 pages.      

LB 11423    MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS               MEDINA, MEG  

Merci Suarez relies on her close extended family as she goes through many changes during her sixth-grade year at Florida`s Seaward Pines Academy. For grades 4-7. 2018. 383 pages.         

LB 11424    DRAGON PEARL LEE, YOON HA

Min, a girl with fox magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet to find out what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019. 515 pages.       

LB 11420    WILD ROBOT      BROWN, PETER

Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island, with no memory of where she is from or why she is there. Her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island’s hostile inhabitants. For grades 3-6. 2016. 286 pages.      

LB 11422    WILD ROBOT ESCAPES   BROWN, PETER

After being captured by the Recons and returned to civilization for reprogramming, Roz is sent to Hilltop Farm. She befriends her owner’s family and animals, but pines for her son, Brightbill. Sequel to The Wild Robot (DB 84426). For grades 3-6. 2018. 284 pages.      

LB 11436    IF I STAY               FORMAN, GAYLE             

Cellist and Juilliard hopeful Mia clings to life after a car accident kills her family. While observing herself during an out-of-body experience, Mia flashes through her past to determine whether to fight for survival or die. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2009. 481 pages.   

LB 11437    DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL               KINNEY, JEFF     

The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns, from a fender bender to crazed seagulls. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure! For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2014. 229 pages.  

LB 11438    DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: OLD SCHOOL     KINNEY, JEFF     

When his town organizes an electronics-free event, a disgusted Greg Heffley struggles to survive life in a community without modern conveniences. Meanwhile, tension builds among kids struggling to enjoy the activities of past generations. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2015. 229 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.        Juvenile Fiction

LB 11440    DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MELTDOWN              KINNEY, JEFF     

When snow closes Greg Heffley`s middle school, he and his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, face a fight for survival as warring gangs turn the neighborhood into a wintry battlefield. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2018. 229 pages.               

Juvenile Non-Fiction

LB 11419    ENDURANCE: MY YEAR IN SPACE AND HOW I GOT THERE               KELLY, SCOTT

Younger readers` edition adapted from the memoir Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (DB 89525) by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station. Also recounts his early years in school and as a test pilot. For grades 6-9. 2018. 496 pages.        

LB 11421    APOLLO 8: THE MISSION THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING    SANDLER, MARTIN W.

Explores the space race during a time when Americans desperately needed something to believe in. Covers the history of the Apollo 8 mission, the technical challenges, and the key players involved in launching three astronauts into space to orbit the Earth`s moon in 1968. For grades 5-8. 2018. 237 pages.         

LB 11426    TO THE MOON!: THE TRUE STORY OF THE AMERICAN HEROES ON THE APOLLO 8 SPACESHIP                KLUGER, JEFFREY             

Recounts the exciting and inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first manned American spaceship to break free of the Earth’s orbit and reach the moon. For grades 5-8. 2018. Related names: Shamir, Ruby, author. 439 pages.             

Young Adult Fiction

LB 11430    ON THE COME UP            THOMAS, ANGIE             

When teenaged Bri, an aspiring rapper, pours her anger and frustration into her first hit song, she finds herself at the center of a controversy. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019. 613 pages.     

LB 11431    LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ          ITURBE, ANTONIO         

Fourteen-year-old Dita and her family are imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. When a Jewish leader asks Dita to risk her life and take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017. 637 pages.     

LB 11433    OF JENNY AND THE ALIENS          GEBHART, RYAN              

Eighteen-year-old Derek ignores the anticipated alien invasion that could mean the end of the world until he imagines a future with Jenny–a future for which she has other plans. For young adult readers. Unrated. 2019. 475 pages. 

LB 11441    WHERE SHE WENT           FORMAN, GAYLE             

Rising rock star Adam and successful cellist Mia, from If I Stay (LB 11436), reunite in New York and reconnect after the horrific events that tore them apart years earlier. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2011. 285 pages.       

LB 11442 THREE SIDES OF A HEART: STORIES ABOUT LOVE TRIANGLES                        

Collection of sixteen short stories featuring love triangles, by young-adult authors such as Rae Carson, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and more. In Garth Nix’s “Triangle Solo,” two band friends compete for a returning student’s affections. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2017. 577 pages. Related names: Parker, Natalie C., editor.             

LB 11444    ON THE EDGE OF GONE DUYVIS, CORINNE           

In 2035, a comet hits Earth, and life on our planet struggles to survive the event. Sixteen-year-old Denise, who is autistic, tries to find her missing sister and also help her neglectful, undependable mother as the disasters begin. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016. 627 pages.          

LB 11450    LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE             JAMES, LAUREN

Romy, the only surviving crew member of a spaceship traveling to a new planet, is on a mission to establish a second home for humanity. Alone in space, Romy communicates with a lone passenger from a new ship, a boy called J. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2017. 421 pages.      

Young Adult Non-Fiction

LB 11434    WE ARE DISPLACED: MY JOURNEY AND STORIES FROM REFUGEE GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD                 YOUSAFZAI, MALALA   

Nobel Peace Prize winner explores her own experience as a displaced person, and shares the personal stories of the incredible girls she has met on her journeys–girls who have lost their community, relatives, and often the only world they`ve ever known. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2019. 240 pages.            

LB 11451    57 BUS  SLATER, DASHKA

Recounts the true story of Sasha, a white, middle-class, agender teen, who was set on fire by Richard, a black teen from a crime-plagued neighborhood, while riding the 57 bus in Oakland, California. Strong language and some violence. Stonewall Book Award. For senior high and older readers. 2017.  379 pages.     

New Large Print Books Added in May 2019

LB 10990 WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A VOICE LIKE THAT?: THE STORY OF EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA JORDAN BARTON, CHRIS Short biography of Barbara Jordan (1936-1996), whose confident voice led to her successful careers as a lawyer, politician, educator, and civil rights leader. For grades 3-6. 2018. Picture book. Unpaged. Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996. Related names: Holmes, Ekua, illustrator.

LB 10989 LOVE-SICK SKUNK HAYES, JOE Sometimes it takes a lot to make kids change their ways. It takes even more to make them change their socks! And to make them throw away a trusty old pair of shoes that feels so comfortable on their feet, might take something as scary as a run-in with the south end of a crazy skunk that’s headed north. A lovesick skunk! For grades K-3 and older readers. Picture book. Unpaged. Related names: Castro, Antonio, 1941-, illustrator.

LB 10811 SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD: SELECTED ESSAYS, SPEECHES, AND MEDITATIONS MORRISON, TONI Collection of forty-three essays by the author of Sula (DB 08549), The Bluest Eye (DB 14892), and Beloved (DB 26026). Topics include racism and fascism, literature, women, wealth, Harlem, Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, novelist and poet Chinua Achebe, and director Peter Sellars. Unrated. 2019. 523 pages. Morrison, Toni.

LB 10786 FIRST: SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR THOMAS, EVAN, 1951- The life and career of the first female Supreme Court justice, including her childhood on an Arizona cattle ranch, her years at Stanford University, and her struggle to enter a male-dominated field in 1950s America. Recounts her career trajectory and her 1981 nomination to the Supreme Court. Unrated. 2019. O’Connor, Sandra Day, 1930- 770 pages.

LB 10788 WHEN THE IRISH INVADED CANADA: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR VETERANS WHO FOUGHT FOR IRELAND’S FREEDOM KLEIN, CHRISTOPHER The outlandish history of a group of Irish-American revolutionaries who executed a daring set of Civil War-era raids on the British province of Canada to hold the territory hostage in hopes of securing Ireland’s independence. Unrated. 618 pages.

LB 10807 EDUCATED: A MEMOIR WESTOVER, TARA Memoir exploring the author’s path from being raised in a fundamentalist, paranoiac Mormon family where she was homeschooled to eventually working her way to graduate degrees at Cambridge and Harvard. Discusses hardships faced by the family, abuse at the hands of a sibling, and more. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2018. Westover, Tara — Family. 493 pages.

LB 10793 ELEGANT DEFENSE: THE EXTRAORDINARY NEW SCIENCE OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: A TALE IN FOUR LIVES RICHTEL, MATT Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist explores the human immune system, entwining scientific discovery with the stories of four individual lives. Guides readers on a scientific detective tale winding from the Black Death to twentieth-century breakthroughs in vaccination and antibiotics and the cutting-edge laboratories that are revolutionizing immunology. Unrated. 2019. 560 pages.

LB 10803 TRUTHS WE HOLD: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY HARRIS, KAMALA D. California senator and daughter of immigrants discusses how her upbringing informs her political views. Recounts her education and early career as a prosecutor before transitioning into politics. Discusses her views on problem solving, crisis management, and leadership that she feels can aid in uniting Americans. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. Harris, Kamala D. Harris, Kamala D. –Political and social views. 459 pages.

LB 10813 BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS HAWKING, STEPHEN, 1942-2018 Author of A Brief History of Time presents his views on a number of topics, which include “Is there a God?,” “How did it all begin?,” “Can we predict the future?,” “What is inside a black hole?,” and “Will we survive on Earth?”. Related names: Hawking, Lucy, writer of afterword. Redmayne, Eddie, 1982- writer of foreword. Thorne, Kip S., writer of introduction. 316 pages.

LB 10787 FIRE AND FURY: INSIDE THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WOLFF, MICHAEL, 1953- Journalist examines the first nine months of President Trump’s administration. Discusses, among other things, the staff’s opinions of Trump, the reasons for FBI director James Comey’s firing, the story behind Trump’s claims of being wire-tapped by President Obama, and the state of White House strategies following Steve Bannon’s departure. Strong language. Bestseller. 2018. Bannon, Stephen K. Trump, Donald, 1946- 583 pages.

LB 10796 LONGEVITY PARADOX: HOW TO DIE YOUNG AT A RIPE OLD AGE GUNDRY, STEVEN R. Dr. Gundry outlines a nutrition and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. A progressive take on the new science of aging, he offers an action plan to prevent and reverse disease as well as simple hacks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital. Related names: Lipper, Jodi, author. 520 pages.

LB 10999 I AM WHAT I ATE…AND I’M FRIGHTENED!!! AND OTHER DIGRESSIONS FROM THE DOCTOR OF COMEDY COSBY, BILL, 1937- Cosby, realizing that he is what he eats (such foods as scrapple, cake, popcorn, and pizza), reflects back on his sixty-five years of dining and the never-ending quest for a healthy lifestyle. Bestseller. 2003. Cosby, Bill, 1937- 184 pages copy 1. 183 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 10783 SEE YOU IN THE PIAZZA: NEW PLACES TO DISCOVER IN ITALY MAYES, FRANCES The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country’s offerings. In See You in the Piazza, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions–from Friuli to Sicily. Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks. Frances conjures the enchantment of the backstreets, the hubbub of the markets, the dreamlike wonder of that space between lunch and dinner when a city cracks open to those who would wander or when a mind is drawn into the pages of a delicious book–and discloses to us the secrets that only someone who is on intimate terms with a place could find. Unrated. Mayes, Frances — Travel — Italy. 628 pages.

LB 10800 DREAMERS WALKER, KAREN THOMPSON In an isolated college town in California, people begin to fall asleep and cannot be roused. As the condition spreads, so does panic, and a quarantine is established. Those still awake face difficulties, and those asleep display unusual levels of brain activity. Unrated. 2019. 386 pages.

LB 10806 NEXT TO DIE HANNAH, SOPHIE, 1971- DC Simon Waterhouse and his team are dealing with a serial killer who targets sets of friends and leaves each a small, white, mostly blank book. Comedian Kim Tribbeck–who received one of the books but is still alive–aids the investigation. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016. 598 pages.

LB 10801 FINDING DOROTHY LETTS, ELIZABETH Hollywood, 1938. Maud Baum has arrived at the gates of M-G-M Studios as filming for the adaptation of her late husband`s book begins. When she hears Judy Garland singing “Over the Rainbow,” Maud`s memories of her past come to life once again. Unrated. 2019. 500 pages.

LB 10805 NIGHT AGENT: A NOVEL QUIRK, MATTHEW No one was more surprised than FBI Agent Peter Sutherland when he’s tapped to work in the White House Situation Room. When Peter was a boy, his father, a section chief in FBI counterintelligence, was suspected of selling secrets to the Russians. Peter has scrupulously done everything by the book, hoping his record will help him escape the taint of his past. At 1:05 a.m. the phone rings. A terrified young woman tells Peter that her aunt and uncle; they gave her this phone number with urgent instructions: “Tell them OSPREY was right. It’s happening.” Now Peter must find a Russian mole–and anyone in the White House could be the traitor. Unrated. 561 pages.

LB 10812 CHEF PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947- Celebrity food truck chef Caleb Rooney is accused of committing murder in his other job: major crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. While fighting the charges, Rooney discovers that his beloved city is under threat of attack by would-be terrorists who may be local. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. Related names: DiLallo, Max, author. 544 pages.

LB 10785 SILENT NIGHT: A NOVEL STEEL, DANIELLE By the age of nine, Emma was starring on a hit TV show, thanks to her ambitious stage mother. But when tragedy strikes, Emma is sent to live with her aunt Whitney, who will have to help the traumatized girl find a way to start over. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. 338 pages.

LB 10797 IMMORTALISTS BENJAMIN, CHLOE In 1969 New York City, the four Gold children meet a psychic who tells them each the date they will die. They each grow up and live their lives, but always with the knowledge of the psychic’s prophecy hanging over them. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 533 pages.

LB 10779 WOLF PACK BOX, C.J. Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett encounters bad behavior on his own turf–only to have the FBI and the DOJ ask him to stand down. Unrated. Bestseller. 732 pages.

LB 10778 GOOD OMENS: THE NICE AND ACCURATE PROPHECIES OF AGNES NUTTER, WITCH GAIMAN, NEIL Armageddon is scheduled for next Saturday! But demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale aren’t excited. To prevent Armageddon, they must kill the Antichrist, who is living on Earth as a young child. Three children were switched at birth, however, and no one knows which one is the Antichrist. Violence and some strong language. Edition includes an introduction and new material. Related names: Pratchett, Terry, author. 582 pages.

LB 10802 TURNING POINT: A NOVEL STEEL, DANIELLE Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco’s busiest emergency room, SF General. With his ex-wife and daughters in London, he immerses himself in his work and lives for rare visits with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital, UCSF at Mission Bay, Stephanie Lawrence has two young sons, a frustrated stay-at-home husband, and not enough time for any of them. Harvard-educated Wendy Jones is a dedicated trauma doctor at Stanford, trapped in a dead-end relationship with a married cardiac surgeon. And Tom Wylie’s popularity with women rivals the superb medical skills he employs at his Oakland medical center, but he refuses to let anyone get too close, determined to remain unattached forever. These exceptional doctors are chosen for an honor and a unique project: to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training program. As professionals, they will gain invaluable knowledge from the program. When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before–with consequences that will last a lifetime. Unrated. 323 pages.

LB 10794 AMERICAN AGENT: A MAISIE DOBBS NOVEL WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955- When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice–Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie get out of Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend–and the possibility that she might be falling in love again. Unrated. Bestseller. 793 pages.

LB 10808 NEVER TELL: A NOVEL GARDNER, LISA A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D.D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman – Evie Carter. Evie’s father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But for D.D., two coincidental murders is too many. Flora Dane sees the murder of Conrad Carter on the TV news and immediately knows his face. But D.D. and Flora are about to discover that in this case the truth is a devilishly elusive thing. As layer by layer they peel away the half-truths and outright lies, they wonder: How many secrets can one family have? Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 523 pages.

LB 10798 HUNTRESS QUINN, KATE Boston, 1946. Seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is excited to meet the new woman in her long-widowed father`s life. When introduced to Anneliese Weber and her daughter Ruth, Jordan is entranced. But Anna is hiding secrets, and Jordan becomes suspicious. Meanwhile, a British war correspondent hunts Nazis. Unrated. Bestseller. 823 pages.

LB 10789 HOW TO KNIT A MURDER GOLDENBAUM, SALLY The mysterious Rose Chopra arrives in picturesque Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and the Seaside Knitters welcome her into their world, until a controversial entrepreneur winds up dead and Rose becomes the prime suspect. Unrated. 439 pages.

LB 10795 SUSPECT BARTON, FIONA When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their frantic families are thrust into the international spotlight. Journalist Kate Waters does everything to break the story first, but she can`t help thinking of her own son, who left home two years ago to travel. Unrated. 2019. 552 pages.

LB 10804 BLACK ASCOT TODD, CHARLES Alan Barrington–who has evaded capture for ten years–is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horse race. Now it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving Inspector Rutledge and Scotland Yard a chance to see justice done. Unrated. 2019. 504 pages.

LB 10791 CEMETERY ROAD ILES, GREG Because his father is dying and his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, Washington, D. C., journalist Marshall McEwan has returned to his Mississippi hometown. When two homicides rock the community, Marshall secretly investigates with the help of his high school sweetheart. Unrated. Bestseller. 1026 pages.

LB 10792 GINGERBREAD OYEYEMI, HELEN Perdita Lee grew up with her mother Harriet, making gingerbread from a recipe handed down from generations of Harriet`s family in the mysterious country of Druhastrana. When teenaged Perdita sets out to find her mother`s long-lost friend, it prompts a new telling of Harriet`s story. Unrated. Bestseller. 372 pages.

LB 10799 KADDISH.COM ENGLANDER, NATHAN The son of Orthodox Jewish parents, Larry lives a secular lifestyle and refuses to recite the traditional Kaddish after the death of his father, to the horror of Larry`s sister. Larry then gets the bright idea to hire someone through the website kaddish. com to recite the prayer. Unrated. 2019. 289 pages.

LB 10810 BOWLAWAY MCCRACKEN, ELIZABETH Multiple generations operate a candlepin bowling alley in Salford, Massachusetts. It began at the turn of the twentieth century with Bertha Truitt, who was found unconscious in a cemetery with only a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person. Unrated. 504 pages.

LB 10781 RIVER HELLER, PETER, 1959- While canoeing the northern Canadian Maskwa River, two friends learn about a nearby wildfire. Hearing a man and woman arguing on the riverbank, they stop to warn them, but find no one. The next day a man appears on the river, paddling alone. Where is the woman? Unrated. 2019. 401 pages.

LB 10784 FIRST LADY PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947- Secret Service agent Sally Grissom is quietly investigating the disappearance of the First Lady. Her absence may just be a reaction to the scandalous public revelation of the president`s affair. Then the White House receives a ransom note along with her finger. Unrated. Bestseller. 2019. Related names: DuBois, Brendan, author. 520 pages.

LB 10790 NOVEL ART OF MURDER BURNS, V.M., 1964- The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big enough for the two of them: flamboyant phony Maria Romanov and feisty Nana Jo. The insufferable Maria claims she’s descended from Russian royalty and even once had a fling with King Edward VIII. She’s not just a lousy liar, she’s a bad actress, so when she nabs the lead in the Shady Acres Senior Follies–a part Nana Jo plays every year in their retirement village production–Nana Jo blows a gasket and reads her the riot act in front of everyone. Of course, when Maria is silenced with a bullet to the head, Nana Jo lands the leading role on the suspects list. Unrated. 409 pages.

LB 10780 CORNWALLS ARE GONE PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947- Army intelligence officer Amy Cornwall arrives home to an empty house. A phone rings with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in forty-eight hours or her kidnapped husband and ten-year-old daughter are dead. Amy must employ every lethal tactic she has to save them. Unrated. 2019. Related names: DuBois, Brendan, author. 432 pages.

LB 10959 PARTING GIFT ERICKSON, BEN, 1952- When 17-year-old Josh Bell meets 84-year-old William Davis, an unusual friendship develops between the old man in the last months of his life and a young boy unsure of his future and place in the world. Enlisted to help Davis write his memoir, Josh learns lessons of life, love, and friendship. Unrated. 2000.

LB 10954 WHAT MRS. MCGILLICUDDY SAW! CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976 With the assistance of a young woman to do the leg work, Miss Marple solves the mystery of a murder seen from a passing train. 1957. 371 pages. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018 Also published under the title: FOUR-FIFTY FROM PADDINGTON

LB 11089 DANGEROUS KISS COLLINS, JACKIE Lucky Santangelo seeks revenge when her husband and sister-in-law are victims of a violent carjacking. Lucky tries to keep the family to- gether as old flame Alex Woods appears to offer his support. She also discovers secrets about her husband. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 620 pages copy 1. 620 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 11091 BEACH MUSIC CONROY, PAT Jack McCall and his daughter, Leah, are living in Rome, having moved there following the suicide of his wife, Shyla, several years ago. Theirs is a peaceful life, but everything changes when his sister-in- law and several old school friends arrive asking for his help with serious personal matters. Soon Jack must face the demons of his past. Bestseller. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1298 pages copy 1. 1298 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 11095 PINK SLIP CIRESI, RITA 1985. Unmarried New Yorker Lisa Diodetto worries her Sicilian family, especially since her best friend is her gay cousin Dodie. Then Lisa finds romantic happiness with her Jewish boss Eben Strauss. But Dodie contracts AIDS and Lisa remembers sharing a needle with him. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 798 pages copy 1. 798 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 10993 DARE THE DEVIL CHASE, ELAINE RACO, 1949- From the moment he spied the tawny, near-naked beauty poised on the jagged cliffs, Thor Devlin was stunned. Long the master of his ranch near Glacier National Park, he yearned to make this primal fantasy come true on his own. But Cam Stirling was a movie stunt double who no man could tame — until Thor claimed her with a look. Although their passion was electric, Cam knew she couldn’t dare this devil without having to pay. Unrated. 1987. 231 pages copy 1. 231 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 11007 HORNET’S NEST: A NOVEL OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR CARTER, JIMMY, 1924- Former president’s first novel. Philadelphia Quakers Ethan and Epsey Pratt move to North Carolina, where they homestead until political troubles brew between the Regulators and the British. Relocating to Georgia in 1771 they develop local friendships with both Indians and settlers. Ethan joins the militia despite his religious beliefs. Bestseller. 2003. 784 pages copy 1. 784 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 10372 UPSTART COOKSON, CATHERINE England, 1898. Samuel Fairbrother is a successful cobbler with factories and stores across the country. Determined to move up in the world, Samuel buys a mansion complete with servants. The educated butler, Maitland, becomes indispensable to the family. As the children grow up and leave home, the eldest daughter Janet remains and falls in love with the lowly servant, Maitland. 571 pages copy 1. 538 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 9709 CAT WHO SAID CHEESE BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON It is autumn in Pickax City, and Qwill, along with other residents, is preparing for the Great Food Expo — a festival of all kinds of happenings related to food. There is also a mysterious female guest at the New Pickax Hotel whose presence is causing quite a stir. But things really get hectic when a bomb explodes in the hotel and the intended victim seems to be the mystery guest. As usual Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum help solve the crime. Bestseller. 1996. 303 pages copy 1. 392 pages copy 2. Donated to TSLAC TBP in FY2018

LB 10945 I OWE YOU ONE KINSELLA, SOPHIE Fixie Farr took over the family hardware business after her father`s death, with little help from her brothers. When she saves a stranger`s laptop at a coffee shop, he gives her an IOU. She plans to use the favor to help her ex-boyfriend, but things get complicated. Unrated. 2019. 575 pages.

LB 10809 WEDDING GUEST: AN ALEX DELAWARE NOVEL KELLERMAN, JONATHAN Psychologist Delaware and Detective Sturgis are summoned to a wild saints and sinners-themed wedding reception. A horrified bridesmaid has discovered the body of a young woman, dressed in haute couture and accessorized with a grisly red slash around her neck. And no one recognizes her. Unrated. Bestseller. 485 pages.

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