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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.

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8/27/2015
The Little Paris Bookshop
~George, Nina
 Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can`t seem to heal through literature is himself- he`s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.
 After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country`s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.

 
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8/27/2015
Armada
~Cline, Ernest
 Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure.
 But hey, there`s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don`t get chosen to save the universe.
 And then he sees the flying saucer.

 
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8/27/2015
Badlands
~Box, C. J.
 Grimstad, North Dakota – a place people used to be from, but were never headed to – has struck oil. As pipelines snake across the prairie, oil flows out and men and money flow in. And with them, comes crime. North Dakota`s new oil capital has a serious law and order problem and newly qualified detective Cassie Dewell has just been assigned as its deputy sheriff.
 Twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard is one of Grimstad`s paperboys. Even though Kyle has been written off as the `slow` kid, he has dreams deeper than anyone can imagine – he wants to get out of town, take care of his alcoholic mother, and give them a better life. While delivering newspapers, he witnesses a car accident and now has money and a lot of white powder in his possession.
 With the temperature dropping to 30 below and a gang war heating up, Cassie fears she might be in over her head but the key to it all will come in the most unlikely form- an undersized boy on a bike who keeps showing up where he doesn`t belong.
 
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8/27/2015
The Nurses
~Robbins, Alexandra
 The real-life stories of four women in different hospitals- Molly, funny, well-loved, and confident enough to quit a longtime job after her hospital ramps up its anti-nurse policies. Lara, a superstar nurse who tries to battle her way back from a near-ruinous prescription-drug addiction. The outspoken but compassionate Juliette, a fierce advocate for her patients. And Sam, a first-year nurse, struggling to find her way in a gossipy mean-girl climate she likens to `high school, except for the dying people.`

 
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8/27/2015
The Oregon Trail
~Buck, Rinker
  An epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules--which hasn`t been done in a century--that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country. 
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8/27/2015
The Murderer's Daughter
~Kellerman, Jonathan
 Master psychologist by day, seductive adrenaline junkie by night, Grace has a very dark past—one that`s about to bleed into a terrifying present. 
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8/11/2015
Silver Linings
~Macomber, Debbie
 Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has met fascinating people from all walks of life, but none have piqued her interest quite like handyman Mark Taylor. Jo Marie and Mark are good friends—and are becoming something more—yet he still won`t reveal anything about his past. When Mark tells her that he`s moving out of town, Jo Marie is baffled. Just when she is starting to open herself up again to love, she feels once more that she is losing the man she cares about. As she grapples with Mark`s decision and tries to convince him to stay, she welcomes two visitors also seeking their own answers. 
  Best friends Kellie Crenshaw and Katie Gilroy have returned to Cedar Cove for their ten-year high school reunion, looking to face down old hurts and find a sense of closure. Kellie, known as Coco, wants to finally confront the boy who callously broke her heart. Katie, however, wishes to reconnect with her old boyfriend, James—the man she still loves and the one who got away. As Katie hopes for a second chance, Coco discovers that people can change—and both look to the exciting possibilities ahead.
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8/11/2015
Alert
~Patterson, James
 

New Yorkers aren`t easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them, badly- why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI`s Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility—but they`re as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc.

In the wake of a shocking assassination, Bennett begins to suspect that these mysterious events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Soon he`s racing against the clock, and against the most destructive enemy he`s faced yet, to save his beloved city—before everyone`s worst nightmare becomes a reality.

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8/11/2015
Who Do You Love
~Weiner, Jennifer
 Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she`s intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy`s taken back to the emergency room and Rachel`s sent back to her bed, they think they`ll never see each other again.
 Rachel, the beloved, popular, and protected daughter of two doting parents, grows up wanting for nothing in a fancy Florida suburb. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent that will let him become one of the best runners of his generation.
 Over the course of three decades, through high school and college, marriages and divorces, from the pinnacles of victory and the heartbreak of defeat, Andy and Rachel will find each other again and again, until they are finally given a chance to decide whether love can surmount difference and distance and if they`ve been running toward each other all along.

 
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8/11/2015
Devil`s Bridge
~Fairstein, Linda
 The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City`s most beautiful vistas, boasting both the noble Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, the world`s busiest for motor vehicles. But Assistant DA Alex Cooper will discover the menace that lurks in this seemingly benign corner of New York City as she and Detective Mike Chapman, in the midst of their own growing relationship, take on a case that forces them into their most vulnerable positions yet—apart from each other, as a killer`s twisted plan draws ever closer to home.
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8/11/2015
Long Upon the Land
~Maron, Margaret
 On a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott`s father Kezzie makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm: the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah`s husband, Sheriff`s Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute. The local newspaper implies that Deborah`s family may have had something to do with the murder- and that Dwight is dragging his feet on the case.
 Meanwhile, Deborah is given a cigarette lighter that once belonged to her mother. The cryptic inscription inside rekindles Deborah`s curiosity about her parents` past, and how they met. For years she has wondered how the daughter of a wealthy attorney could have married a widowed, semi-illiterate bootlegger, and this time she`s determined to find the answer.
 But why are Deborah`s brothers so reluctant to talk about the dead man? Is the murder linked to Kezzie`s illegal whiskey business? And could his courtship of Deborah`s mother have something to do with the bad blood between the two families? Despite Deborah`s promise not to interfere in Dwight`s work, she cannot stop herself from doing everything she can to help clear her brothers and her father from suspicion . . . 
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8/11/2015
The Rumor
~Hilderbrand, Elin
 Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Sunday night double dates with their devoted husbands. But this summer, something`s changed, and if there`s anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset, it`s a good rumor.
  And rumor has it...
...that Madeline, a novelist, is battling writer`s block, with a deadline looming, bills piling up, and blank pages driving her to desperation--and a desperately bad decision.
...that Grace, hard at work to transform her backyard into a garden paradise, has been collaborating a bit more closely that necessary with her ruggedly handsome landscape architect.
...that Gace`s husband, successful island real estate developer `Fast Eddie` Pancik, has embarked on quite an unusual side project.
...that the storybook romance between Madeline`s son, Brick, and Grace`s daughter Allegra is on the rocks, heading for disaster.
 As the gossip escalates, and they face the possible loss of the happy lives they`ve worked so hard to create, Grace and Madeline try mightily to set the record straight--but the truth might be even worse than rumor has it. 
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8/6/2015
Dexter is Dead
~Lindsay, Jeff
 Dexter Morgan has burned the candle at both ends for many years. Blood spatter analyst . . . husband . . . father . . . serial killer. And now, for the first time, his world has truly collapsed. Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything—including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime . . . ironically . . . he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove Dexter`s innocence. But the stakes are deadly, and the epic showdown that lies in Dexter`s path may lead, once and for all, to his demise. 
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8/6/2015
Crazy Love You
~Unger, Lisa
 Love hurts. Sometimes it even kills… Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss. Even when they were kids, playing in the woods of their small Upstate New York town, he could feel it. Still, Priss was his best friend, his salvation from the bullies who called him `loser` and `fatboy`…and from his family`s deadly secrets.
 Now that they`ve both escaped to New York City, Ian no longer inhabits the tortured shell of his childhood. He is a talented and successful graphic novelist, and Priss…Priss is still trouble. The booze, the drugs, the sex—Ian is growing tired of late nights together trying to keep the past at bay. Especially now that he`s met sweet, beautiful Megan, whose love makes him want to change for the better. But Priss doesn`t like change. Change makes her angry. And when Priss is angry, terrible things begin to happen… 
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7/30/2015
The Novel Habits of Happiness
~McCall Smith, Alexander
 From a small town outside Edinburgh comes the news that a young boy has been recounting vivid recollections of a past life- a perfect description of an island off the coast of Scotland which he couldn`t possibly know, and a house there, where he claims to have spent his former life. When the boy`s mother asks Isabel to investigate his claims, she feels she must--of course!--help them learn the truth, and she and Jamie set off for the island. But finding the house the boy described only leads to more complicated questions. And when they learn the tragic story of the family who lived there, Isabel is suddenly faced with a situation of extraordinary delicacy that will require all of her skills both as sleuth and philosopher. (Meantime, back in Edinburgh- Will an elderly lothario take Grace away from Isabel? Would Isabel be able to manage without her stalwart housekeeper, companion and babysitter?)
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7/30/2015
Perfect Touch
~Lowell, Elizabeth
 An art dealer and owner of her own design studio, Perfect Touch, Sarah `Sam` Maddox travels the world to find the ideal artwork for her clients. Her sophisticated, comfortable life in San Francisco is light years away from the poverty of her family`s dairy farm, and Sam will do whatever it takes to keep her business strong. A dedicated urban career woman focused on her work, she doesn`t have time or energy for a family or distracting romantic entanglements.
 Jay Vermillion recently inherited Vermillion Sky, a working ranch near Wyoming`s breathtaking Grand Teton Mountains—and the estates of the rich and restless. While he was fighting in two wars, his father tried to keep the homestead running, until illness stole his fight and then his life. Jay`s determined to restore Vermillion Sky, but first he`s got to settle a vicious battle with his former stepmother over some of his late father`s paintings. The last thing on his mind is a finding a wife and creating a sixth generation of Vermillions.
 When Jay hires Sam to handle his father`s artwork, it`s love at first sight—a mutually inconvenient attraction that is soon complicated by a double murder at the edge of the ranch and a potential betrayal even closer to home. Working together to unmask a murderer, Sam and Jay try to fight the intense heat between them. Then the killer targets Sam. And suddenly, Jay, the war-weary soldier, finds something he`s once again willing to die for . . . 
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7/30/2015
Who Let the Dog Out?
~Rosenfelt, David
 A lawyer by day-and then only when he`s forced to take on new cases-Andy Carpenter`s true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. So it`s frightening when Willie calls him to say the alarm has gone off at the foundation building, and there`s clearly been a break-in. It turns out that a recently rescued dog, nicknamed Cheyenne since her arrival at the foundation, has been stolen. Andy and Willie track the missing dog to a house in downtown Paterson, New Jersey and sure enough, they find the dog...standing right next to a dead body. The man had been gruesomely murdered mere minutes before Andy and Willie arrived. Could it be a coincidence? Or could the dog theft somehow be connected to the killing?
 Andy takes Cheyenne safely back to the foundation building, and that should be the end of his involvement, but Andy`s curiosity-and his desire to keep the dog from further harm-won`t let him stop there. The cops have just arrested a man named Tommy Infante for the murder, but as Andy looks into the circumstances surrounding the break-in and the dog theft, he starts to wonder if Infante might actually be innocent. And when Andy takes Infante on as a client and starts searching in earnest for evidence that will exonerate him, what Andy starts to discover terrifies him. The murder might be just one small cog in a plot with far-reaching implications, and unless Andy can uncover the truth in time, thousands of lives could be in imminent danger.
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7/30/2015
Brush Back
~Paretsky, Sara
 No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she`d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that`s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo`s plea for help.
 For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years for her daughter`s murder.
 Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. V.I. doesn`t want to get involved. Stella hated the Warshawskis, in particular V.I.`s adored mother, Gabriella.
 But life has been hard on Frank and on V.I.`s other childhood friends, still stuck on the hardscrabble streets around the dead steel mills, and V.I. agrees to ask a few questions. Those questions lead her straight into the vipers` nest of Illinois politics she`s wanted to avoid. When V.I. takes a beating at a youth meeting in her old hood, her main question becomes whether she will live long enough to find answers.  
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