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Tue, Mar 31, 2015
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The Greenville Area Public Library was established in 1921 in the former Penn High School with Katherine H. Rock serving as the first librarian and remaining as the Library Director for the next 46 years. In 1959, the library was moved next door to what is the current library site; the existing library building was completed in 1972.

Mission - The Mission of the Greenville Area Public Library is to make a positive contribution to the cultural and intellectual life of our Greenville area and the personal enrichment of its residents by providing quality materials, responsive service, and relevant technologies for all members of our community.

Vision - To engage our community in literacy, information, and connections which promote progress, achievement, and community growth.
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3/25/2015
The Love Letters
~Lewis, Beverly
 When her sister falls gravely ill, twenty-year-old Marlena Wenger takes on the responsibility of caring for her infant niece, Angel Rose. Worried that this turn of events portends a more complicated future than he is prepared for, her beau ends their relationship. Marlena is devastated, but is determined to give Angel Rose the best care possible.
 Though from the Beachy Amish herself, Marlena meets Ellie Bitner, an Old Order Amish mother who offers quilting and needlepoint classes. They soon form a bond, and Marlena is drawn into the circle of Ellie`s family. Ellie`s handsome cousin seems rather taken with Marlena, but after her recent breakup, she is cautious where her feelings are concerned.
 But things begin to change when Ellie`s young son Jacob discovers an older homeless man camped out in the nearby abandoned mill. Suffering from some cognitive disorder, the man has few prospects and fewer possessions--among them a small clutch of letters apparently from his own courting days. Could these letters be the key to the old man`s identity? And can they bring healing and hope to Marlena and Ellie as well?
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3/25/2015
The Life Intended
~Harmel, Kristin
 After her husband`s sudden death over ten years ago, Kate Waithman never expected to be lucky enough to find another love of her life. But now she`s planning her second walk down the aisle to a perfectly nice man. So why isn`t she more excited?
 At first, Kate blames her lack of sleep on stress. But when she starts seeing Patrick, her late husband, in her dreams, she begins to wonder if she`s really ready to move on. Is Patrick trying to tell her something? Attempting to navigate between dreams and reality, Kate must uncover her husband`s hidden message. Her quest leads her to a sign language class and into the New York City foster system, where she finds rewards greater than she could have imagined.   
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3/25/2015
The Secrets of Midwives
~Hepworth, Sally
 This is the story of three generations of women devoted to delivering new life into the world—and the secrets they keep that threaten to change their own lives forever. Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of the baby`s father— hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. For Floss, Neva`s grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva`s situation thrusts her back 60 years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter`s—a secret which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?
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3/25/2015
The Cavendon Women
~Bradford, Barbara Taylor
 The stunning sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford`s Cavendon Hall follows the Inghams` and the Swanns` journey from a family weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the Wall Street crash of 1929. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in years, the earl has planned a family weekend. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed. As old enemies come out of the shadows and the Swanns` loyalty to the Ingham gets tested in ways none of them could have predicted, it`s up to the Cavendon women to band together and bring their family into a new decade, and a new way of life.   
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3/25/2015
The Stranger
~Coben, Harlan
 Married parents Adam and Hannah confront the shocking secret on which their marriage is built—leaving Adam wondering whether he ever truly knew Hannah at all.   
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3/7/2015
Empire Rising
~Campbell, Rick
 Xiang Chenglei, Chinese president and party secretary, has both a problem and a plan. The problem is that China`s limited supply of oil is threatening to derail its economic growth and prosperity. Having failed to win access to a greater supply diplomatically, he sets his backup plan in motion. And what is war, but diplomacy by other means?

 The U.S. Pacific Fleet is the major military force in the area, and when Taiwan is invaded, the fleet is sent in to repel the invading Chinese forces. The U.S. military expects it to be an easy operation, but after a decades-long, top-secret buildup, China has military capabilities far greater than the United States is aware of. With hidden batteries of long range missiles, advanced cyber warfare capabilities, and a submarine fleet wielding a secret weapon, China is able to overwhelm the American fleet. In fact, China all but wipes out the U.S. Pacific Fleet—leaving them free to turn to their real objective—invasion and expansion across Asia, starting with the four main islands of Japan.
 While the Atlantic Fleet surges westward to defend its allies and respond to the destruction of their counterparts, it falls to an unlikely alliance of three people to stop this incursion and prevent an all-but-inevitable global war. National Security Advisor Christine O`Connor has critical information, but she`s trapped in Beijing; Captain Murray Wilson, commanding officer of the submarine USS Michigan must somehow infiltrate the Chinese submarine blockade; and Navy SEAL Jake Harrison must lead a strike team into the most hostile of territories with only hours to implement the most daring plan ever.

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3/7/2015
The Trident Deception
~Campbell, Rick
 The USS Kentucky—a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads—is about to go on a routine patrol. Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter-orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to the launch site. What the Kentucky`s crew doesn’t know is that those launch orders haven`t actually come from the U.S. government.
 Rogue elements within the Mossad have learned that Iran has developed its first nuclear weapon and, in ten days, will detonate it—and the target is Israel. The suspected weapon complex is too far underground for conventional weapons to harm it, and the only choice is a pre-emptive nuclear strike. With limited time, this rogue group initiates a long-planned operation called the Trident Deception. They`ll transmit false orders and use a U.S. nuclear submarine to launch the attack. 
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3/7/2015
Last One Home
~Macomber, Debbie
 Three sisters who couldn`t be more different try to repair old wounds—and discover that, through all the ups and downs of life, they remain family and can depend one another.
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3/7/2015
Bones Never Lie
~Reichs, Kathy
 Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD`s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she`s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who`s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer- Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common—the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue—unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath.
    But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another`s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness.

 
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3/7/2015
Endangered
~Box, C. J.
 She was gone. Joe Pickett had good reason to dislike Dallas Cates, even if he was a rodeo champion, and now he has even more—Joe`s eighteen-year-old ward, April, has run off with him.
  And then comes even worse news- The body of a girl has been found in a ditch along the highway—alive, but just barely, the victim of blunt force trauma. It is April, and the doctors aren`t sure if she`ll recover. Cates denies having anything to do with it—says she ran away from him, too—and there`s evidence that points to another man. But Joe knows in his gut who`s responsible. What he doesn`t know is the kind of danger he`s about to encounter. Cates is bad enough, but Cates`s family is like none Joe has ever met before.
 Joe`s going to find out the truth, even if it kills him. But this time, it just might.
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3/7/2015
Cold Betrayal
~Jance, J. A.
 Ali Reynolds`s longtime friend and Taser-carrying nun, Sister Anselm, rushes to the bedside of a young pregnant woman hospitalized for severe injuries after she was hit by a car on a deserted Arizona highway. The girl had been running away from The Family, a polygamous cult with no patience for those who try to leave its ranks. Something about her strikes a chord in Sister Anselm, reminding her of a case she worked years before when another young girl wasn`t so lucky.
 Meanwhile, married life agrees with Ali. But any hopes that she and her husband, B. Simpson, will finally slow down and relax now that they`ve tied the knot are dashed when Ali`s new daughter-in-law approaches her, desperate for help. The girl`s grandmother, Betsy, is in danger- she`s been receiving anonymous threats, and someone even broke into her home and turned on the gas burners in the middle of the night. But the local police think the elderly woman`s just not as sharp as she used to be.
 While Ali struggles to find a way to protect Betsy before it`s too late, Sister Anselm needs her help as well, and the two race the clock to uncover the secrets that The Family has hidden for so long—before someone comes back to bury them forever.

 
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3/7/2015
The Rosie Effect
~Simsion, Graeme
 GREETINGS. My name is Don Tillman. I am forty-one years old. I have been married to Rosie Jarman, world`s most perfect woman, for ten months and ten days.
 Marriage added significant complexity to my life. When we relocated to New York City, Rosie brought three maximum-size suitcases. We abandoned the Standardised Meal System and agreed that sex should not be scheduled in advance.
 Then Rosie told me we had `something to celebrate`, and I was faced with a challenge even greater than finding a partner.
 I have attempted to follow traditional protocols and have sourced advice from all six of my friends, plus a therapist and the internet.
 The result has been a web of deceit. I am now in danger of prosecution, deportation and professional disgrace.
 And of losing Rosie forever.   
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3/7/2015
The Beige Man
~Tursten, Helene
 Goteborg, Sweden- A high-speed chase of a stolen BMW takes a chilling turn when the two police officers involved witness a gruesome hit-and-run. When they finally recover the abandoned vehicle, search dogs are unable to trace the thieves, but they do uncover an entirely different horror- the half-naked corpse of a young girl in a nearby root cellar.
   As Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues struggle to put the pieces together, they discover a disturbing connection. The man whose car was stolen—a retired officer from the force—is none other than the victim in the hit-and-run. Could it be a strange coincidence? Or is something larger at play? Meanwhile, the hunt for the girl`s killer leads Irene into the dark world of sex trafficking. An international criminal has arrived in Goteborg, and he`ll stop at nothing to expand his sinister operation.
   
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3/5/2015
Prodigal Son
~Steel, Danielle
 Twin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children- one good, one bad. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later, moving into his parents` lakeside cottage. But the reunion of the brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering revelations...
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3/5/2015
Mightier than the Sword
~Archer, Jeffrey
 When Harry arrives in New York, his publisher Harold Guinzberg tells him he has been elected as the next president of English PEN, which will give him the opportunity to launch a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who is languishing in a Russian Gulag in Siberia. His crime, writing a book Uncle Joe, which gives an insight into what it was like to work for Josef Stalin. So determined is he to see Babakov released, Harry puts his own life in danger.
 Emma Clifton, now Chairman of Barrington Shipping, is having to face the repercussions of the IRA bombing her ship. Some board members feel she should resign while others, including Sebastian Clifton, newly elected to the board, are determined to see she remains as Chairman.
 Giles Barrington is now a Minister of the Crown, and looks set for high office, but a trip to East Germany does not end as a diplomatic success, and once again Giles` political career is thrown off balance by none other than Major Alex Fisher. Fisher decides to stand against Giles at the forthcoming general election. But this time who wins?
 Sebastian Clifton asks his girlfriend Samantha to marry him. She happily accepts, but then later changes her mind after she discovers what Seb has been up to behind her back.


 
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3/5/2015
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule
~Chiaverini, Jennifer
 In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom`s abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony.
 Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress`s closely held twin secrets- She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia`s eyes to the world.
 And what a world it was, marked by gathering clouds of war. The Grants vowed never to be separated, but as Ulysses rose through the ranks—becoming general in chief of the Union Army—so did the stakes of their pact. During the war, Julia would travel, often in the company of Jule and the four Grant children, facing unreliable transportation and certain danger to be at her husband`s side.
 Yet Julia and Jule saw two different wars. While Julia spoke out for women—Union and Confederate—she continued to hold Jule as a slave behind Union lines. Upon the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Jule claimed her freedom and rose to prominence as a businesswoman in her own right, taking the honorary title Madame. The two women`s paths continued to cross throughout the Grants` White House years in Washington, DC, and later in New York City, the site of Grant`s Tomb.

 
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3/5/2015
Assassin
~Cussler, Clive
 As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller`s Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin—shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range—kills Bell`s best witness, a brave and likable man. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim`s independent refinery ablaze.
  Bell summons his best detectives to scour the site of the crime for evidence. Who is the assassin and for whom did he kill? But the murders—shootings, poisonings, staged accidents—have just begun as Bell tracks his phantom-like criminal adversary from the `oil fever` regions of Kansas and Texas to Washington, D.C., to the tycoons` enclave of New York, to Russia`s war-torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea, and back to America for a final, desperate confrontation. And this one will be the most explosive of all.   
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2/26/2015
Beautiful Oblivion
~McGuire, Jamie
 Fiercely independent Camille `Cami` Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn`t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.
 Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.
 Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.
 As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she`ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.
   
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