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9/19/2018
A willing murder
~Deveraux, Jude
 Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold. But lately, retirement has been boring her and she`s found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling the grand old mansion she`d admired as a child. It`s much too big for her alone, but she`d die before letting anyone in town know that. Then Sara`s niece Kate is offered a job in Lachlan--a start in what could be a very successful career in real estate. She accepts immediately, but with so little saved up, she`ll have to approach her estranged yet incredibly famous aunt for a place to stay while she gets herself settled. But when she arrives at Sara`s home, she finds she`s not the only long-term houseguest. Jackson Wyatt already has his own room, and though it`s impossible to deny his good looks and charm--he`s clearly got her aunt wrapped around his finger--she`s also never met anyone who irritates her quite like Jack does. However, when two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, this unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal- to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps. United by a sense of justice and the desire to right old wrongs, Sara, Kate and Jack will have to dig into Lachlan`s murky past to unravel the small town`s dark secrets and work to bring the awful truth to light.
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9/19/2018
The escape artists
~Bascomb, Neal
 In the winter trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots alike might avoid death, only to find themselves imprisoned in Germany`s archipelago of POW camps, often in abominable conditions. The most infamous was Holzminden, a land-locked Alcatraz of sorts that housed the most troublesome, escape-prone prisoners. Its commandant was a boorish, hate-filled tyrant named Karl Niemeyer who swore that none should ever leave.
 Desperate to break out of `Hellminden` and return to the fight, a group of Allied prisoners led by ace pilot (and former Army sapper) David Gray hatch an elaborate escape plan. Their plot demands a risky feat of engineering as well as a bevy of disguises, forged documents, fake walls, and steely resolve. Once beyond the watch towers and round-the-clock patrols, Gray and almost a dozen of his half-starved fellow prisoners must then make a heroic 150 mile dash through enemy-occupied territory towards free Holland.
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9/19/2018
Courtney`s war
~Smith, Wilbur
 Paris, 1939 -Torn apart by war, Saffron Courtney and Gerhard von Meerbach are thousands of miles apart, both struggling for their lives.
 Gerhard - despite his objections to the Nazi regime - is fighting for the Fatherland, hoping to one day have the opportunity to rid Germany of Hitler and his cronies. But as his unit is thrown into the hellish attrition of the Battle of Stalingrad, he knows his chances of survival are dwindling by the day.
 Meanwhile Saffron - recruited by the Special Operations Executive and sent to occupied Belgium to discover how the Nazis have infiltrated SOE`s network - soon finds herself being hunted by Germany`s most ruthless spymaster.
 Confronted by evil beyond their worst imaginings, the lovers must each make the hardest choice of all- sacrifice themselves, or do whatever they can to survive, hoping that one day they will be reunited.
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9/19/2018
Young Benjamin Franklin
~Bunker, Nick
 From his early career as a printer and journalist, to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic, Benjamin Franklin has always seemed the inevitable embodiment of American ingenuity. But in his youth he had to make his way through a harsh colonial world where he fought many battles- with his rivals, but also with his wayward emotions. Taking Franklin to the age of forty-one, when he made his first electrical discoveries, Bunker goes behind the legend to reveal the sources of his passion for knowledge. Always trying to balance virtue against ambition, Franklin emerges as a brilliant but flawed human being, made from the conflicts of an age of slavery as well as reason. With archival material from both sides of the Atlantic, we see Franklin in Boston, London, and Philadelphia, as he develops his formula for greatness. A tale of science, politics, war, and religion, this is also a story about Franklin`s forebears- the talented family of English craftsmen who produced America`s favorite genius.
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9/19/2018
Time to parent
~Morgenstern, Julie
 Parents have struggled with the time equation for generations. In the age of extracurriculars, calendar alerts, and smart phones, the question of how to give your kids undivided attention—and still take care of yourself—looms larger than ever. 
 Morgenstern offers parents: proven strategies for prioritizing what really matters to your family; organizational skills to get the basics—food, clothing, health—in place and out of mind; relief from `this is forever` thinking with ways to divide the parenting years into manageable stages; and realistic, research-backed guidelines for what quality time really looks like.
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9/18/2018
Lethal white
~Galbraith, Robert
 When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike`s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.
 Trying to get to the bottom of Billy`s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott—once his assistant, now a partner in the agency—set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.
 And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike`s own life is far from straightforward- his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been—Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that.
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9/18/2018
Whiskey in a teacup
~Witherspoon, Reese
 Reese Witherspoon`s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women `whiskey in a teacup.` We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we`re strong and fiery.
 Reese`s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea`s fried chicken. It`s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese`s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea`s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks.
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9/18/2018
Sea prayer
~Hosseini, Khaled
 On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather`s house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother`s goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee.
 When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home.
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9/18/2018
The Tango war
~McConahay, Mary Jo

 This fills an important gap in WWII history. Beginning in the thirties, both sides were well aware of the need to control not just the hearts and minds but also the resources of Latin America. The fight was often dirty- residents were captured to exchange for U.S. prisoners of war and rival spy networks shadowed each other across the continent. At all times it was a Tango War, in which each side closely shadowed the other`s steps.

 Though the Allies triumphed, at the war`s inception it looked like the Axis would win. A flow of raw materials in the Southern Hemisphere, at a high cost in lives, was key to ensuring Allied victory, as were military bases supporting the North African campaign, the Battle of the Atlantic and the invasion of Sicily, and fending off attacks on the Panama Canal. Allies secured loyalty through espionage and diplomacy—including help from Hollywood and Mickey Mouse—while Jews and innocents among ethnic groups —Japanese, Germans—paid an unconscionable price. Mexican pilots flew in the Philippines and twenty-five thousand Brazilians breached the Gothic Line in Italy.

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9/18/2018
Dark tide rising
~Perry, Anne
 Local businessman Harry Exeter doesn`t want the aid of the Thames River Police in tracking down the men who kidnapped his wife, Kate. He only asks them to help him navigate Jacob`s Island, a creepy mass of decrepit buildings where he will hand off a large sum of money in exchange for her life. But when they arrive at the meeting place, Commander Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides, and Monk is left wondering who could have given away their plans--and why anyone would want to harm Kate Exeter.
 As Monk follows leads from Kate`s worried cousin and a crafty clerk at the bank where Exeter gathered the ransom money, it seems inevitable that one of his own men has betrayed him. Delving into their pasts, he realizes how little he knows about the people he works with every day, including his trusted right-hand man Hooper, the one colleague Monk has always been certain he can count on. Even as they identify one of the kidnappers, the case runs into hurdle after hurdle, causing Monk to choose between his own safety and the chance to solve the case--and figure out where his men`s loyalty really lies.
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9/18/2018
Leadership in turbulent times
~Goodwin, Doris Kearns
 Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader?
 Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope.
 Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times.
 No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others.
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9/18/2018
Rising out of hatred
~Saslow, Eli
 Derek Black grew up at the epicenter of white nationalism. His father founded Stormfront, the largest racist community on the Internet. His godfather, David Duke, was a KKK Grand Wizard. By the time Derek turned nineteen, he had become an elected politician with his own daily radio show – already regarded as the `the leading light` of the burgeoning white nationalist movement. `We can infiltrate,` Derek once told a crowd of white nationalists. `We can take the country back.`
 Then he went to college. Derek had been home-schooled by his parents, steeped in the culture of white supremacy, and he had rarely encountered diverse perspectives or direct outrage against his beliefs. At New College of Florida, he continued to broadcast his radio show in secret each morning, living a double life until a classmate uncovered his identity and sent an email to the entire school. `Derek Black…white supremacist, radio host…New College student???`
 The ensuing uproar overtook one of the most liberal colleges in the country. Some students protested Derek`s presence on campus, forcing him to reconcile for the first time with the ugliness of his beliefs. Other students found the courage to reach out to him, including an Orthodox Jew who invited Derek to attend weekly Shabbat dinners. It was because of those dinners–and the wide-ranging relationships formed at that table–that Derek started to question the science, history and prejudices behind his worldview. As white nationalism infiltrated the political mainstream, Derek decided to confront the damage he had done.
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9/18/2018
American prison
~Bauer, Shane
 In 2015, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winn, Louisiana. He used his real name, and although it was apparent to all who could use Google that he was an award-winning investigative journalist with a history of immersive inside stories, no meaningful background check was done on him. 120 days later, after the prison cottoned to what he was up to, he was summarily fired. His Mother Jones cover story exploded in summer 2016; it became that magazine`s most read story in history. In response, the Obama administration announced that federal prisoners would no longer be housed in private prisons. Hillary Clinton announced her full support. One of the first moves President Trump made was to reverse that order; no industry`s stock price has been more positively affected by Trump`s victory than the private prison sector.
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9/18/2018
The Man who walked backward
~Montgomery, Ben
 Like most Americans at the time, Plennie Wingo was hit hard by the effects of the Great Depression. When the bank foreclosed on his small restaurant in Abilene, he found himself suddenly penniless with nowhere left to turn. After months of struggling to feed his family on wages he earned digging ditches in the Texas sun, Plennie decided it was time to do something extraordinary -- something to resurrect the spirit of adventure and optimism he felt he`d lost. He decided to walk around the world -- backwards.
 
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9/15/2018
The Good neighbor
~King, Maxwell
 Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers` Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.
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9/15/2018
Scarface and the Untouchable
~Collins, Max Allan
 In 1929, thirty-year-old gangster Al Capone ruled both Chicago`s underworld and its corrupt government. To a public who scorned Prohibition, `Scarface` became a local hero and national celebrity. But after the brutal St. Valentine`s Day Massacre transformed Capone into `Public Enemy Number One,` the federal government found an unlikely new hero in a twenty-seven-year-old Prohibition agent named Eliot Ness. Chosen to head the legendary law enforcement team known as `The Untouchables,` Ness set his sights on crippling Capone`s criminal empire.
 Today, no underworld figure is more iconic than Al Capone and no lawman as renowned as Eliot Ness. 
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9/15/2018
Accessory to war
~Tyson, Neil deGrasse
 In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. `The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions,` say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things- multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a `curiously complicit` alliance. `The universe is both the ultimate frontier and the highest of high grounds,` they write. `Shared by both space scientists and space warriors, it`s a laboratory for one and a battlefield for the other. The explorer wants to understand it; the soldier wants to dominate it. But without the right technology—which is more or less the same technology for both parties—nobody can get to it, operate in it, scrutinize it, dominate it, or use it to their advantage and someone else`s disadvantage.`
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9/15/2018
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy
~Rioux, Anne Boyd
 Soon after publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of America`s favorite novels. Its popularity quickly spread throughout the world, and the book has become an international classic. When Anne Boyd Rioux read the novel in her twenties, she had a powerful reaction to the story. Through teaching the book, she has seen the same effect on many others.
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9/15/2018
We fed an island
~Andres, Jose
 Chef Jose Andres arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world.
 Andres addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how- by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. From serving sancocho with his friend Jose Enrique at Enrique`s ravaged restaurant in San Juan to eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day at more than a dozen kitchens across the island, Andres and his team fed hundreds of thousands of people, including with massive paellas made to serve thousands of people alone.. At the same time, they also confronted a crisis with deep roots, as well as the broken and wasteful system that helps keep some of the biggest charities and NGOs in business.
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9/15/2018
The last palace
~Eisen, Norman
 When Norman Eisen moved into the US ambassador`s residence in Prague, returning to the land his mother had fled after the Holocaust, he was startled to discover swastikas hidden beneath the furniture. These symbols of Nazi Germany were remnants of the residence`s forgotten history, and evidence that we never live far from the past.
 From that discovery unspooled the twisting, captivating tale of four of the remarkable people who had called this palace home. Their story is Europe`s, and this chronicles the upheavals that have transformed the continent over the past century. There was the optimistic Jewish financial baron Otto Petschek, who built the palace after World War I as a statement of his faith in democracy, only to have that faith shattered; Rudolf Toussaint, the cultured, compromised German general who occupied the palace during World War II, ultimately putting his life at risk to save the house and Prague itself from destruction; Laurence Steinhardt, the first postwar US ambassador, whose quixotic struggle to keep the palace out of Communist hands was paired with his pitched efforts to rescue the country from Soviet domination; and Shirley Temple Black, an eyewitness to the crushing of the 1968 Prague Spring by Soviet tanks, who determined to return to Prague and help end totalitarianism – and did just that as US ambassador in 1989.
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9/15/2018
The dinosaur artist
~Williams, Paige
  In 2012, a New York auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: `a superb Tyrannosaurus skeleton.` In fact, Lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete T. bataar, a close cousin to the most famous animal that ever lived. The fossils now on display in a Manhattan event space had been unearthed in Mongolia, more than 6,000 miles away. At eight-feet high and 24 feet long, the specimen was spectacular, and when the gavel sounded the winning bid was over $1 million.
 Eric Prokopi, a thirty-eight-year-old Floridian, was the man who had brought this extraordinary skeleton to market. A onetime swimmer who spent his teenage years diving for shark teeth, Prokopi`s singular obsession with fossils fueled a thriving business hunting, preparing, and selling specimens, to clients ranging from natural history museums to avid private collectors like actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
 But there was a problem. This time, facing financial strain, had Prokopi gone too far? As the T. bataar went to auction, a network of paleontologists alerted the government of Mongolia to the eye-catching lot. As an international custody battle ensued, Prokopi watched as his own world unraveled.
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9/15/2018
Playing changes
~Chinen, Nate
 One of jazz`s leading critics gives us an invigorating, richly detailed portrait of the artists and events that have shaped the music of our time. Grounded in authority and brimming with style, Playing Changes is the first book to take the measure of this exhilarating moment: it is a compelling argument for the resiliency of the art form and a rejoinder to any claims about its calcification or demise.
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9/15/2018
Football for a buck
~Pearlman, Jeff
 The United States Football League—known fondly to millions of sports fans as the USFL—was the last football league to not merely challenge the NFL, but cause its owners and executives to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, 1983-85. It secured multiple television deals. It drew millions of fans and launched the careers of legends. But then it died beneath the weight of a particularly egotistical and bombastic owner—a New York businessman named Donald J. Trump. The league featured as many as 18 teams, and included such superstars as Steve Young, Jim Kelly, Herschel Walker, Reggie White, Doug Flutie and Mike Rozier.
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9/15/2018
Palaces for the people
~Klinenberg, Eric
 We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn`t seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together, to find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done?
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9/14/2018
Indianapolis
~Vincent, Lynn
 Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, days after delivering the components of the atomic bomb from California to the Pacific Islands in the most highly classified naval mission of the war, USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the center of the Philippine Sea when she is struck by two Japanese torpedoes. The ship is instantly transformed into a fiery cauldron and sinks within minutes. Some 300 men go down with the ship. Nearly 900 make it into the water alive. For the next five nights and four days, almost three hundred miles from the nearest land, the men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity, and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive.
 For the better part of a century, the story of USS Indianapolis has been understood as a sinking tale. The reality, however, is far more complicated—and compelling. Now, for the first time, thanks to a decade of original research and interviews with 107 survivors and eyewit­nesses,this is the complete story of the ship, her crew, and their final mission to save one of their own.
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9/14/2018
Under a dark sky
~Rader-Day, Lori

 Since her husband died, Eden Wallace`s life has diminished down to a tiny pinprick, like a far-off star in the night sky. She doesn`t work, has given up on her love of photography, and is so plagued by night terrors that she can`t sleep without the lights on. Everyone, including her family, has grown weary of her grief. So when she finds paperwork in her husband`s effects indicating that he reserved a week at a dark sky park, she goes. She`s ready to shed her fear and return to the living, even if it means facing her paralyzing phobia of the dark.
 But when she arrives at the park, the guest suite she thought was a private retreat is teeming with a group of twenty-somethings, all stuck in the orbit of their old college friendships. Horrified that her get-away has been taken over, Eden decides to head home the next day. But then a scream wakes the house in the middle of the night. One of the friends has been murdered. Now everyone—including Eden—is a suspect.

 Everyone is keeping secrets, but only one is a murderer. As mishaps continue to befall the group, Eden must make sense of the chaos and lies to evade a ruthless killer—and she`ll have to do it before dark falls…

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9/14/2018
Antiques Roadshow
~Atterbury, Paul
 Antiques Roadshow has graced our screens for forty years and has become one of the nation`s most beloved television programmes and a national institution. It has featured thousands of unique stories over the years, and introduced many incredible characters and unforgettable moments. In this anniversary celebration, Paul Atterbury and Marc Allum look back at the quintessential moments from the show`s illustrious history, providing a look at the history behind the very best and most intriguing objects that have appeared on the show.
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9/14/2018
The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
~Gowar, Imogen Hermes
 One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah`s ship for what appears to be a mermaid.
 As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr. Hancock`s marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on… and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This chance meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, a journey on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost…
 What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess?
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9/14/2018
Live long and...
~Shatner, William
 `I have always felt,` William Shatner says early in his newest memoir, that `like the great comedian George Burns, who lived to 100, I couldn`t die as long as I was booked.` And Shatner is always booked.
 Still, a brief health scare in 2016 forced him to take stock. After mulling over the lessons he`s learned, the places he`s been, and all the miracles and strange occurrences he`s witnessed over the course of an enduring career in Hollywood and on the stage, he arrived at one simple rule for living a long and good life- don`t die.
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9/14/2018
The secret of the Irish Castle
~Montefiore, Santa
 1939- Peace has flourished since the Great War ended, but much has changed for the Deverill family as now a new generation is waiting in the wings to make their mark.
 When Martha Wallace leaves her home in America to search for her birth mother in Dublin, she never imagines that she will completely lose her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. But more surprises are in store for her after she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, sealing her fate.
 Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But just as she begins to feel things are finally going her way, her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. As his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple wonder if he really is who he says he is.
 Kitty Deverill has come to accept her life with her husband Robert, and their two children. But then Jack O`Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere.
 As long-held secrets come to light, the Deverills will have to heal old wounds and come to terms with the past if they hope to ensure their legacy for the future.
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9/14/2018
Godless citizens in a godless republic
~Moore, R. Laurence
 God occupies our nation`s consciousness, even defining to many what it means to be American. Nonbelievers have often had second-class legal status and have had to fight for their rights as citizens.
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9/14/2018
Count girls in
~Panetta, Karen
 Maybe you have a daughter who loves cooking, soccer, and musicals. Maybe she`s a social butterfly, an athlete, a fashionista, and a humanitarian who wants to change the world. Be honest—do you think, Well, she`s clearly not a math and science kid? Do you assume that certain classes and careers won`t appeal to her? Count Girls In challenges these assumptions and presents a totally different way of thinking- there is a place for all girls and young women—not just the science fair winners and robotics club members—in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, if we can keep their (and our) minds and options open and meet them where they are.
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9/14/2018
Calypso
~Sedaris, David
 When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization- it`s impossible to take a vacation from yourself.
 With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake- these stories are very, very funny--it`s a book that can make you laugh `til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris`s powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.
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9/14/2018
The real Lolita
~Weinman, Sarah
 Vladimir Nabokov`s Lolita is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time. And yet very few of its readers know that the subject of the novel was inspired by a real-life case- the 1948 abduction of eleven-year-old Sally Horner.
 Weaving together suspenseful crime narrative, cultural and social history, and literary investigation, The Real Lolita tells Sally Horner`s full story for the very first time. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, public records, and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman uncovers how much Nabokov knew of the Sally Horner case and the efforts he took to disguise that knowledge during the process of writing and publishing Lolita.
 Sally Horner`s story echoes the stories of countless girls and women who never had the chance to speak for themselves. By diving deeper in the publication history of Lolita and restoring Sally to her rightful place in the lore of the novel`s creation, The Real Lolita casts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic.
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9/14/2018
Write to the point
~Leith, Sam
 Finding the right words, in the right order, matters—whether you`re a student embarking on an essay, a job applicant drafting your cover letter, an employee composing an email . . . even a (hopeful) lover writing a text. Do it wrong and you just might get an F, miss the interview, lose a client, or spoil your chance at a second date.
 Do it right, and the world is yours.
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9/14/2018
Burning down the Haus
~Mohr, Tim
 It began with a handful of East Berlin teens who heard the Sex Pistols on a British military radio broadcast to troops in West Berlin, and it ended with the collapse of the East German dictatorship. Punk rock was a life-changing discovery. The buzz-saw guitars, the messed-up clothing and hair, the rejection of society and the DIY approach to building a new one- in their gray surroundings, where everyone`s future was preordained by some communist apparatchik, punk represented a revolutionary philosophy—quite literally, as it turned out.
 But as these young kids tried to form bands and became more visible, security forces—including the dreaded secret police, the Stasi—targeted them. They were spied on by friends and even members of their own families; they were expelled from schools and fired from jobs; they were beaten by police and imprisoned. Instead of conforming, the punks fought back, playing an indispensable role in the underground movements that helped bring down the Berlin Wall.
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9/14/2018
For those who know the ending
~Mackay, Malcolm
 Martin Sivok is in trouble. Tied to a chair, plastic strips biting his wrists, inside a deserted warehouse. . . There are only so many ways this scenario can end, most of them badly. For now his best hope is figuring out who put him here - and staying conscious long enough to confront them.
 To stay awake he reviews the past year of his life- evading the law in the Czech Republic by running to Glasgow, settling into a borderline respectable relationship with his landlady, and getting back into the life at the very bottom of the criminal ladder, alongside Usman Kassar, a cocky, goofy kid anxious to prove himself.
 The job should be simple- Smash heads, grab cash, run. The trouble with being two outsiders is, you don`t always know whose heads are too dangerous to crack, or whose cash is too hot to handle...
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9/11/2018
Juror #3
~Patterson, James
 The murder of a woman from one of the town`s oldest families has Rosedale`s upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby`s inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby`s client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on.

Ruby never belonged to the country-club set, but once she nearly married into it. As news breaks of a second murder, Ruby`s ex-fiance, Lee Greene, shows up on her doorstep--a Southern gentleman in need of a savior. As lurid, intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury. They may be hiding the most incendiary secret of all.

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9/11/2018
The Forbidden door
~Koontz, Dean

 She was one of the FBI`s top agents until she became the nation`s most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society`s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn`t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills—and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice—Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal.

But Jane`s enemies are about to hit back hard. If their best operatives can`t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. Jane knows there`s no underestimating their capabilities, but she must battle her way back across the country to the remote shelter where her boy is safely hidden . . . for now.

 As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives—against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.

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9/11/2018
Shadow tyrants
~Cussler, Clive
 Nearly two thousand years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding a body of knowledge and secrets powerful enough to change the history of mankind. They went down in legend as the Nine Unknown Men--and now two rival factions of the descendants are fighting a mighty battle. Both sides think they are saving the world, but one of them is willing to use horrifying means to accomplish its goals. Now is up to Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives to stop both of them from the destructive path they`re on, and save the earth from a dynasty of terror.
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9/11/2018
Foundryside
~Bennett, Robert Jackson
 Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne`s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can`t handle.
 But unbeknownst to her, Sancia`s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic--the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience--have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact`s secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims.
 Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, there`s nobody with the power to stop them.
 To have a chance at surviving—and at stopping the deadly transformation that`s under way—Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifact`s power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.
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9/11/2018
The Man who came uptown
~Pelecanos, George
 Michael Hudson spends the long days in prison devouring books given to him by the prison`s librarian, a young woman named Anna who develops a soft spot for her best student. Anna keeps passing Michael books until one day he disappears, suddenly released after a private detective manipulated a witness in Michael`s trial.
 Outside, Michael encounters a Washington, D.C. that has changed a lot during his time locked up. Once shady storefronts are now trendy beer gardens and flower shops. But what hasn`t changed is the hard choice between the temptation of crime and doing what`s right. Trying to balance his new job, his love of reading, and the debt he owes to the man who got him released, Michael struggles to figure out his place in this new world before he loses control.
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9/11/2018
The Late bloomer`s club
~Miller, Louise
 Nora, the owner of the Miss Guthrie diner, is perfectly happy serving up apple cider donuts, coffee, and eggs-any-way-you-like-em to her regulars, and she takes great pleasure in knowing exactly what`s `the usual.` But her life is soon shaken when she discovers she and her younger, free-spirited sister Kit stand to inherit the home and land of the town`s beloved cake lady, Peggy Johnson.
 Kit, an aspiring--and broke--filmmaker needs to generate funding for her latest project, and is particularly keen when they find out Peggy was in the process of selling the land to a big-box developer before her death. The people of Guthrie are divided--some want the opportunities the development will bring, while others are staunchly against any change--and they aren`t afraid to leave their opinions with their tips.
 Time is running out, and the sisters need to make a decision soon. But Nora isn`t quite ready to let go of the land, complete with a charming farmhouse, an ancient apple orchard and clues to a secret life that no one knew Peggy had.
 Troubled by the conflicting needs of the town, and confused by her growing feelings towards Elliot, the big-box developer, Nora throws herself into solving the one problem that everyone in town can agree on--finding Peggy`s missing dog, Freckles.
 When a disaster strikes the diner, the community of Guthrie bands together to help her, and Nora discovers that doing the right thing doesn`t always mean giving up your dreams.
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9/11/2018
The Masterpiece
~Davis, Fiona
 For the nearly nine million people who live in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different.
 For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future, which she is certain will shine as the brightly as the constellations on the main concourse ceiling. It is 1928, and twenty-five-year-old Clara is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art. A talented illustrator, she has dreams of creating cover art for Vogue, but not even the prestige of the school can override the public`s disdain for a `woman artist.` Brash, fiery, confident, and single-minded--even while juggling the affections of two men, a wealthy would-be poet and a brilliant experimental painter--Clara is determined to achieve every creative success. But she and her bohemian friends have no idea that they`ll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression, an insatiable monster with the power to destroy the entire art scene. And even poverty and hunger will do little to prepare Clara for the greater tragedy yet to come.
 Nearly fifty years later, in 1974, the terminal has declined almost as sharply as Virginia Clay`s life. Full of grime and danger, from the smoke-blackened ceiling to the pickpockets and drug dealers who roam the floor, Grand Central is at the center of a fierce lawsuit: Is the once-grand building a landmark to be preserved, or a cancer to be demolished? For Virginia, it is simply her last resort. Recently divorced, she has just accepted a job in the information booth in order to support herself and her college-age daughter, Ruby. But when Virginia stumbles upon an abandoned art school within the terminal and discovers a striking watercolor hidden under the dust, her eyes are opened to the elegance beneath the decay. She embarks on a quest to find the artist of the unsigned masterpiece--an impassioned chase that draws Virginia not only into the battle to save Grand Central but deep into the mystery of Clara Darden, the famed 1920s illustrator who disappeared from history in 1931.
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9/11/2018
The Middleman
~Steinhauer, Olen

 One day in the early summer of 2017, about four hundred people disappear from their lives. They leave behind cell phones, credit cards, jobs, houses, families--everything--all on the same day. Where have they gone? Why? The only answer, for weeks, is silence.

 Kevin Moore is one of them. Former military, disaffected, restless, Kevin leaves behind his retail job in San Francisco, sends a good-bye text to his mother, dumps his phone and wallet into a trash can, and disappears.

 The movement calls itself the Massive Brigade, and they believe change isn`t coming fast enough to America. But are they a protest organization, a political movement, or a terrorist group? What do they want? The FBI isn`t taking any chances. Special Agent Rachel Proulx has been following the growth of left-wing political groups in the U.S. since the fall of 2016, and is very familiar with Martin Bishop, the charismatic leader of the Massive Brigade. But she needs her colleagues to take her seriously in order to find these people before they put their plan--whatever it is--into action.

 What Rachel uncovers will shock the entire nation, and the aftermath of her investigation will reverberate through the FBI to the highest levels of government.

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9/11/2018
John Woman
~Mosley, Walter
 At twelve years old, Cornelius, the son of an Italian-American woman and an older black man from Mississippi named Herman, secretly takes over his father`s job at a silent film theater in New York`s East Village. Five years later, as Herman lives out his last days, he shares his wisdom with his son, explaining that the person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate. After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself--as Professor John Woman, a man who will spread Herman`s teachings into the classrooms of his unorthodox southwestern university and beyond. But there are other individuals who are attempting to influence the narrative of John Woman, and who might know something about the facts of his hidden past.
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9/11/2018
Foe
~Reid, Iain
 Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news- Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm...very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements have already been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won`t have a chance to miss him, because she won`t be left alone—not even for a moment. Henrietta will have company. Familiar company.
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9/11/2018
Three things about Elsie
~Cannon, Joanna
 Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light. If the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?
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9/5/2018
The Glass ocean
~White, Karen
May 2013
 Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer`s-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe. . . .
April 1915
 Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter`s marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, pre-occupied with business . . . and something else that she can`t quite put a finger on. She`s hoping a trip to London in Lusitania`s lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect—but she can`t ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander, and take charge of her own life. . . .
 Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, that`s her story. Tessa has never left the United States and her English accent is a hasty fake. She`s really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But she`s had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania, they`ll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but Tess has the uneasy feeling there`s something about this job that isn`t as it seems. . . .
 As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives . . . and history itself.
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9/5/2018
Leverage in death
~Robb, J. D.
 For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD`s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter―but what was the motive of the masked men?
 Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn`t going to put the brakes on the merger. All it`s accomplished is shattering a lot of innocent lives. Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.
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9/5/2018
In times gone by
~Peterson, Tracie
 After getting left at the altar, Kenzie Gifford flees to San Francisco to start her life over, determined never to love again. She`s made new friends and has a good job in the office of her cousin`s chocolate factory. The only thorn in her side is Dr. Micah Fisher, who insists on pursuing her despite her constant rejection.
 Then the Great 1906 Earthquake strikes the city, and everything changes. The devastation all around her makes Kenzie reevaluate her outlook on life--and possibly even her feelings for Micah. But then her world is rocked again when her ex-fiance appears, full of apologies and determined to win her back. But Arthur already broke her heart once. Does she dare trust him again? The sudden arrival of a hidden danger will expose the motivations of all involved, but it could cost Kenzie her life--as well as her heart.
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9/5/2018
Old in art school
~Painter, Nell
 How are women, and artists, `seen` and judged by their age, race, and looks? And how does this seeing change, depending upon what is asked of the viewer? What does it mean when someone states (as one teacher does) that `you will never be an Artist`—who defines `an Artist,` and all that goes with such an identity, and how are these ideas tied to our shared conceptions of beauty, value, and difference?
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9/4/2018
Field of bones
~Jance, J. A.
  This time Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father`s long unread diaries, Joanna instead finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.
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9/4/2018
Depth of winter
~Johnson, Craig
 Welcome to Walt Longmire`s worst nightmare. An international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt`s beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the one-hundred-and-ten degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.
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9/4/2018
In his father`s footsteps
~Steel, Danielle
 When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle are saved from the terrible fate of so many in the camps. With the help of sponsors, they make their way to New York. In order not to be separated, they allow their friendship to blossom into love and marriage, and start a new life on the Lower East Side, working at grueling, poorly paid jobs.
 Decades later, through talent, faith, fortune, and relentless hard work, Jakob has achieved success in the diamond business, invested in real estate in New York, and shown his son, Max, that America is truly the land of opportunity. Max is a rising star, a graduate of Harvard with friends among the wealthiest, most ambitious families in the world. And while his parents were thrown together by chance, Max chooses a perfect bride to start the perfect American family.
 An opulent society wedding. A honeymoon in Tahiti. A palatial home in Greenwich. Max`s lavish lifestyle is unimaginable to his cautious old-world father and mother. Max wants to follow his father`s example and make his own fortune. But after the birth of children, and with a failing marriage, he can no longer deny that his wife is not the woman he thought she was. Angry and afraid, Max must do what he has never done before- struggle, persevere and learn what it means to truly walk in his father`s footsteps while pursuing his own ideals and setting an example for his children.
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8/31/2018
Walking Shadows
~Kellerman, Faye
 On a quiet suburban street in upstate Greenbury, New York, the brutally beaten body of a young man is discovered in the woods adjacent to an empty vacation home. Twenty-six-year-old Brady Neil a resident of the neighboring town of Hamilton, had no criminal record, few friends, worked full-time, and attended community college. But as Detective Peter Decker learns, the clean-cut kid is linked to the criminal world. When Brady was a baby, his father, Brandon Gratz, was convicted of robbing and killing the owners of a local jewelry store. While Gratz and his partner, Kyle Masterson, admitted to the robbery, they swore they left the owners, Glen and Lydia Levine, very much alive.
 The experienced detective knows there`s more to this homicide case than the records show. As he digs into Gratz`s past, Decker begins to suspect that the son`s murder may be connected to the father`s sins. Before he can put together the pieces, Decker finds out that one of Brady Neil`s friends, Joseph Boch—aka Boxer—has gone missing. Heading to Boch`s house with his temporary new partner, Hamilton PD cop Lenora Baccus, they discover a bloodbath.
 Who would savagely kill two innocent men—and why? Finding the answers will require all of Decker`s skill and knowledge, the help of his fellow Greenbury detectives, Tyler McAdams and Kevin Butterfield, and information gleaned from his wife Rina`s behind the scenes investigation to put all the pieces of this deadly puzzle together . . . and see justice done.
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8/29/2018
Texas free
~Dailey, Janet
 Rose Landro is on the run. Seeking refuge at the Rimrock Ranch, she is finally ready to claim the land her granddaddy left her and make a fresh start. But her return is rife with controversy when cattle begin disappearing--and a handsome menace named Tanner McCade starts watching Rose a little too closely. Could the new cowhand be connected to the men she`s hiding from? Or is there another reason the rugged stranger is shadowing her every move?
 There`s a secret in Rose Landro`s eyes, a mystery that Special Ranger Tanner McCade is determined to uncover. Even if the beauty isn`t behind the cattle rustling he`s investigating, she`s way too skittish, and all too exquisite for Tanner to just let slide past his piercing gaze. Then he discovers a vulnerability in Rose that has him aching to protect her--and longing to possess her. . . .
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8/29/2018
Safe and sound
~Michaels, Fern
 Isabelle Flanders Tookus isn`t expecting to involve the Sisterhood in a new mission when she strikes up a friendship with a curly-haired boy in her local park. Ben Ryan is eight years old, sweet, funny, and smarter than most adults--a child genius, in fact. He`s also in much deeper danger than he realizes.
 Ben is the grandson of millionaire Eleanor Lymen, who hired Izzy years ago to design an institute for gifted children. Ben`s mother passed away and Ben now lives with his stepfather, Connor, and Connor`s wife, Natalie. Yet as Izzy soon learns, Ben`s home life is far from happy. Connor and Natalie are constantly fighting. They`ve been using Ben`s trust fund to support their lavish lifestyle while shamefully neglecting Ben. And with Natalie getting greedy, Ben`s safety is now in jeopardy.
 Izzy`s first step: call in the Sisterhood. The second: track down Eleanor, who has mysteriously vanished on a secret mission of her own, trying to right an old wrong. Izzy, Annie, Myra, and the rest of the Sisters come together at Pinewood, thrilled to be united once more. Together they`ll lay a trap for Natalie and Connor, one that will protect Eleanor`s beloved grandson, get him into the happy home he deserves, and provide the kind of creative, satisfying payback the Sisters dish out so well...
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8/23/2018
Abandoned
~Brennan, Allison
 Investigative reporter Max Revere has cracked many cases, but the one investigation she`s never attempted is the mystery from her own past. Her mother abandoned her when she was nine, sending her periodic postcards, but never returning to reclaim her daughter. Seven years after the postcards stop coming, Martha Revere is declared legally dead, with no sign of what may have happened to her. Until now.
 With a single clue―that her mother`s car disappeared sixteen years ago in a small town on the Chesapeake Bay―Max drops everything to finally seek the truth. As Max investigates, and her mother`s story unfolds, she realizes that Martha teamed up with a con man. They traveled the world living off Martha`s trust and money they conned from others.
 Though no one claims to know anything about Martha or her disappearance, Max suspects more than one person is lying. When she learns the FBI has an active investigation into the con man, Max knows she`s on the right path. But as Max digs into the dark secrets of this idyllic community, the only thing she might find is the same violent end as her mother.
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8/23/2018
A Girl`s guide to missiles
~Piper, Karen
 The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make missiles and other weapons are regular working people, with domestic routines and everyday dilemmas, and four of them were Karen Piper`s parents, her sister, and--when she needed summer jobs--herself. Her dad designed the Sidewinder, which was ultimately used catastrophically in Vietnam. When her mom got tired of being a stay-at-home mom, she went to work on the Tomahawk. Once, when a missile nose needed to be taken offsite for final testing, her mother loaded it into the trunk of the family car, and set off down a Los Angeles freeway. Traffic was heavy, and so she stopped off at the mall, leaving the missile in the parking lot.
 Piper sketches in the belief systems--from Amway`s get-rich schemes to propaganda in The Rocketeer to evangelism, along with fears of a Lemurian takeover and Charles Manson--that governed their lives. Her memoir is also a search for the truth of the past and what really brought her parents to China Lake with two young daughters, a story that reaches back to her father`s World War II flights with contraband across Europe. Finally, it recounts the crossroads moment in a young woman`s life when she finally found a way out of a culture of secrets and fear, and out of the desert.
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8/23/2018
Pieces of her
~Slaughter, Karin
 What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?
 Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she`s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she`s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she`s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don`t we?
 But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she`s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she`s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.
 The police want answers and Laura`s innocence is on the line, but she won`t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother`s past. And if she can`t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .
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8/23/2018
The summer wives
~Williams, Beatriz
 In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island in Long Island Sound as a naive eighteen year old, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. Although a graduate of the exclusive Foxcroft Academy in Virginia, Miranda has always lived on the margins of high society. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda is catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel Fisher, Miranda`s new stepsister—all long legs and world-weary bravado, engaged to a wealthy Island scion—is eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society.
 But beneath the Island`s patrician surface, there are really two clans—the summer families with their steadfast ways and quiet obsessions, and the working class of Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who earn their living on the water and in the laundries of the summer houses. Uneasy among Isobel`s privileged friends, Miranda finds herself drawn to Joseph Vargas, whose father keeps the lighthouse with his mysterious wife. In summer, Joseph helps his father in the lobster boats, but in the autumn he returns to Brown University, where he`s determined to make something of himself. Since childhood, Joseph has enjoyed an intense, complex friendship with Isobel Fisher, and has a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop`s hard-won tranquility and banish Miranda from the Island for nearly two decades.
 Now, in the summer of 1969, Miranda returns at last, as a renowned Shakespearean actress hiding a terrible heartbreak. On its surface, the Island remains the same—determined to keep the outside world from its shores, fiercely loyal to those who belong. But the formerly powerful Fisher family is a shadow of itself, and Joseph Vargas has recently escaped the prison where he was incarcerated for the murder of Miranda`s stepfather eighteen years earlier. What`s more, Miranda herself is no longer a naive teenager, and she begins a fierce, inexorable quest for justice to the man she once loved—even if it means uncovering every last one of the secrets that bind together the families of Winthrop Island.
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8/23/2018
Imposter`s lure
~Neggers, Carla
 Newlyweds Emma and Colin are suspicious when prosecutor Tamara McDermott is a no-show at a Boston dinner party. Matt Yankowski, head of HIT, Emma and Colin`s small, elite Boston-based team, is a friend of Tamara`s, and he needs them to find her. In London, a woman who was supposed to meet Emma`s art-detective grandfather to talk about forgeries is discovered near death. Her husband, who stayed behind in Boston, has vanished. The couple`s connection to Tamara adds to the puzzle. As the search for Tamara intensifies, a seemingly unrelated murder leads Emma, Colin and HIT deep into a maze of misdirection created by a clever, lethal criminal who stays one step ahead of them. As Emma draws on her expertise in art crimes and Colin on his experience as a deep-cover agent, the investigation takes a devastating turn that tests the strengths of their families and friendships as well as their FBI colleagues as never before.
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8/23/2018
The first love
~Lewis, Beverly
 It`s the summer of 1951, and Maggie Esh is in need of some hope. Sweet-spirited and uncommonly pretty despite struggling with chronic illness, she is used to being treated kindly by the young men of her Old Order Amish church district. Yet Maggie wishes she were more like other courting-age girls so she could live a normal, healthy life.
 To make matters more complicated, Dat has recently remarried, less than a year after her mother died. And while her stepmother is kind, Rachel is much younger than Mamm, and she simply doesn`t understand Maggie or her illness the way Mamm did.
 When tent revival meetings come to the area, Maggie is curious, and the words of the Mennonite preacher challenge her to reconsider what she knows about faith. Can she learn to trust God even when hope seems a distant dream?
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8/14/2018
Texas Ranger
~Patterson, James
 Across the ranchlands and cities of his home state, Rory Yates`s discipline and law-enforcement skills have carried him far-from local highway patrolman to the honorable rank of Texas Ranger. A tough case in Waco has jeopardized Yates`s chances at promotion, and he decides to take time off to recharge with his family in their small-town hometown, Redbud. He arrives and finds a horrifying crime scene-and a scathing accusation: He is named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne, a devoted teacher whose only controversial act ever was deciding to end her marriage to a Ranger.

 At Anne`s funeral, Yates moves the congregation to tears with a beloved hymn. Anne`s new husband, Calvin Richards, is there, and Yates has questions that no one else seems to be asking. The investigation is out of his jurisdiction-plus he is a chief suspect-but Rory`s drive to learn what happened isn`t about self-preservation. For himself, for Anne, his hunt for justice transcends all boundaries.

 When the killer strikes again, Rory`s urgent search bursts across state borders onto the national scene. He risks his badge, his pride, his reputation among everyone he loves, and even the trust of the woman he`s recently begun seeing, to pursue the only thing that matters. Yates follows the Ranger creed-never to surrender-into the inferno of the most twisted and violent minds he`s ever encountered. That code just might bring him out alive.

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8/14/2018
The Breakers
~Muller, Marcia
 On a foggy summer morning, private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn`t been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her?
 Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in and rehabbing in southwest San Francisco. Once it was a nightclub and bar, she learns, and a favorite destination for the city`s elite during Prohibition. But there`s something sinister about the space, and Sharon quickly discovers why. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac and Zebra killers of the 1970s. Charles Manson and his girls. Scott Peterson, who killed his pregnant wife, Laci, and dumped her body into the Bay on Christmas Eve. What, an alarmed Sharon wonders, was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now?
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8/14/2018
Feared
~Scottoline, Lisa
 When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination—claiming that they were not hired because they were men—Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case.
 The plaintiffs` lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance —determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end…even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love…or they could lose everything they`ve worked for. 
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8/7/2018
Four funerals and maybe a wedding
~Bowen, Rhys
 Georgie is finally able to plan for her wedding in the summer. It is going to be a summer of weddings: her mother is marrying Max, her German beau; Georgie`s grandfather is marrying his next door neighbor, Mrs. Huggins; and Darcy`s father is getting up the courage to ask the princess to marry him. Georgie is staying at the princess`s London house when she receives a letter from one of her mother`s former husbands, Sir Hubert Anstruther. Georgie is now his sole heir, and he`s offering her the use of his lovely country house. He suggests she move in right away to keep an eye on the place because all might not be well since his butler died.
 Georgie talks this through with her husband-to-be, Darcy, who is off to Europe again, this time to Berlin. They decide that she will take Sir Hubert up on his offer. However, when Georgie arrives, it becomes clear that she is definitely not wanted in the house. Strange things are happening, including a lively ghost and a less than friendly reception from the new butler. When a body shows up, Georgie realizes that Sir Hubert`s invitation may not have been entirely altruistic and begins to wonder if she`ll even make it to her wedding day.
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8/7/2018
The Money shot
~Woods, Stuart
 Ever a man of mystery and intrigue, Teddy Fay has donned a new disguise--that of Mark Weldon, a stuntman and actor starring in Centurion Studios` newest film. When the picture`s leading lady begins receiving blackmail threats, Teddy is in the perfect position to investigate, and it soon becomes clear that the villains have more in their sights than just money. Money they`ve got. What they need is prestige, the cache of a respected studio to lend authority and legitimacy to their artistic endeavors . . . and a little bit of vengeance in the bargain.
 From the seedy hidden corners of Los Angeles to the glamorous Hollywood Hills, it will take every ounce of Teddy`s cunning to save an actress`s career, protect the studio, and finish filming Centurion`s next big hit.
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8/7/2018
Summer on the river
~Willett, Marcia
 As summer beckons, Evie`s family gathers once more at the beautiful old riverside house they all adore. But when Evie discovers a secret that threatens their future, a shadow falls over them all: this summer by the river could be their last together . . .
 For Charlie, a visit home to see stepmother Evie is an escape from his unhappy marriage in London. Until a chance encounter changes everything: in the space of a moment, he meets a woman by the river, falls in love, and his two worlds collide.
 As Evie and Charlie struggle to keep their secrets safe, they long for the summer to never end . . . Can the happiness of one summer last forever?
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8/7/2018
Avalanche
~Lackey, Mercedes
 Ultima Thule has been destroyed—but somehow the Thulians mounted an even bigger force to destroy Metis. The Metisians that escaped the carnage and destruction of their secret city now must somehow find somewhere safe to go—without getting snapped up by various world governments. And now the Thulians have changed their tactics to `blitz guerilla warfare,` sending wave after wave of their ships and troops to attack vulnerable targets all over Earth, with no clue for ECHO as to where these things are coming from. John Murdock and The Seraphym have become a force of nature, but they can`t be everywhere at once, and if they were regarded with suspicion before, now they are regarded by ECHO`s allies with fear as well.
 You could say `things can’t get worse. 
 You would be wrong.
 Red Djinni`s past is about to catch up with him.
 So is Victoria Victrix`s.
 The heroes of ECHO and CCCP have to save the world. But first, they have to save each other. And the avalanche has begun.
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8/7/2018
Tailspin
~Brown, Sandra
 Rye Mallett, a fearless `freight dog` pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken, usually unshaven, and he never gets the regulation eight hours of shut-eye before a flight; but he does have a rock-solid reputation: he will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So, when Rye is asked to fly into a completely fogbound Northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn`t ask why--he just ups his price.
 As Rye`s plane nears the isolated landing strip, more trouble than inclement weather awaits him. He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt that causes him to crash land, and then by Dr. Brynn O`Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr. Lambert`s stead. Despite Rye`s `no-involvement` policy when it comes other people`s problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the intrigue surrounding his cargo...and to the mysterious and attractive Brynn O`Neal.
 Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous 48-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out. With the hours slipping by and everyone from law enforcement officials to hired thugs hot on their heels, the two must protect their valuable cargo from those who would kill for it--that is, if they can trust each other.
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8/7/2018
Dopesick
~Macy, Beth
 In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America`s twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it`s a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.
 Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, Macy endeavors to answer a grieving mother`s question-why her only son died-and comes away with a harrowing story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. In some of the same distressed communities featured in her bestselling book Factory Man, the unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills, while privileged teens trade pills in cul-de-sacs, and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution, jail, and death.

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8/3/2018
When we found home
~Mallery, Susan
 Life is meant to be savored, but that`'s not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you`d rather not talk about. Still, Callie Smith doesn`t know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister--Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Callie doesn`t love being alone, but at least it`s safe. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life.
 But starting over can be messy. Callie and Keira fit in with each other, but not with their posh new lifestyle, leaving Malcolm feeling like the odd man out in his own home. He was clever enough to turn a sleepy Seattle mail-order food catalog into an online gourmet powerhouse, yet he can`t figure out how to help his new sisters feel secure. But affection isn`t Malcolm`s strong suit...until a beautiful barista teaches him that an open heart, like the family table, can always make room for more.
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8/3/2018
The desert and the sea
~Moore, Michael Scott
 In January 2012, having covered a Somali pirate trial in Hamburg for Spiegel Online International—and funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting—Michael Scott Moore traveled to the Horn of Africa to write about piracy and ways to end it. In a terrible twist of fate, Moore himself was kidnapped and subsequently held captive by Somali pirates. Subjected to conditions that break even the strongest spirits—physical injury, starvation, isolation, terror—Moore`s survival is a testament to his indomitable strength of mind. In September 2014, after 977 days, he walked free when his ransom was put together by the help of several US and German institutions, friends, colleagues, and his strong-willed mother.
 Yet Moore`s own struggle is only part of the story: The Desert and the Sea falls at the intersection of reportage, memoir, and history. Caught between Muslim pirates, the looming threat of Al-Shabaab, and the rise of ISIS, Moore observes the worlds that surrounded him—the economics and history of piracy; the effects of post-colonialism; the politics of hostage negotiation and ransom; while also conjuring the various faces of Islam—and places his ordeal in the context of the larger political and historical issues.
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8/3/2018
On the mountain of the Lord
~Bentley, Ray
 Jack Garrison lost his wife and their only child in a car accident ... and thereafter lost his faith. In this dramatic novel, the thirty-three-year-old skeptic experiences the mysterious wonder of being caught up in visions, dreams, and real life experiences. Readers journey with Jack throughout the Holy Land ... and also globally, from his home in London to the furthest corners of the world. We watch prophecy being fulfilled... and continuing to unfold... 
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8/3/2018
Eager
~Goldfarb, Ben
 In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America`s lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of `Beaver Believers`―including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens―recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. From the Nevada deserts to the Scottish highlands, Believers are now hard at work restoring these industrious rodents to their former haunts. Eager is a powerful story about one of the world`s most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. Ultimately, it`s about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet.
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8/3/2018
One on one
~Brandman, Michael
 When legendary Sheriff Burton Steel summoned his son Buddy home from LAPD Homicide, a reluctant Buddy agreed. Burton is debilitated by ALS, Lou Gehrig`s Disease. While Buddy is to cover his back, not an assignment he wants, the clincher is it`s his last chance to connect with his proud, overbearing parent.
 What Buddy didn`t expect was to encounter crime in Freedom, a privileged coastal community a hundred miles north of Los Angeles, as vicious and challenging as that of the city.
 One spring morning, the latest challenge erupts. The brutal murder of a prominent Freedom High School sports coach leads Buddy into a clandestine universe of sexual deception, play parties, unwitting athletes, over-privileged youths, treacherous bullies, and shocking malfeasance.
 At the same time, a sudden scourge of graffiti is disfiguring both public and private property, despoiling the beauty and serenity of Freedom`s unassuming landscape. Outraged, knowing he has few legal weapons to wield, Buddy is forced to find new and challenging ways to thwart the street artist, or artists, responsible. Irreverent and imaginative, not to say manipulative, Buddy is just the man for the job.
 Buddy`s plate is soon full and the stakes are enormous as he sets about bringing resolution to a glut of seemingly irresolute occurrences.
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8/1/2018
Fruit of the drunken tree
~Rojas Contreras, Ingrid
 The Santiago family lives in a gated community in Bogota, safe from the political upheaval terrorizing the country. Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to this protective bubble, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities and capture the attention of the nation.
 When their mother hires Petrona, a live-in-maid from the city`s guerrilla-occupied slum, Chula makes it her mission to understand Petrona`s mysterious ways. But Petrona`s unusual behavior belies more than shyness. She is a young woman crumbling under the burden of providing for her family as the rip tide of first love pulls her in the opposite direction. As both girls` families scramble to maintain stability amidst the rapidly escalating conflict, Petrona and Chula find themselves entangled in a web of secrecy that will force them both to choose between sacrifice and betrayal.
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8/1/2018
The prison letters of Nelson Mandela
~Mandela, Nelson
 Arrested in 1962 as South Africa`s apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela had no idea that he would spend the next twenty-seven years in jail. During his 10,052 days of incarceration, the future leader of South Africa wrote a multitude of letters to unyielding prison authorities, fellow activists, government officials, and, most memorably, to his courageous wife, Winnie, and his five children. Now, 255 of these letters, many of which have never been published, provide exceptional insight into how Mandela maintained his inner spirits while living in almost complete isolation, and how he engaged with an outside world that became increasingly outraged by his plight.
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8/1/2018
Pandora`s boy
~Davis, Lindsey

 First century Rome is not the quiet, orderly city that it pretends to be and in this environment, a very clever private informer can thrive. Flavia Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, is a chip off the old block. She`s taken over his father`s old profession, and, like him, she occasionally lets her love a good puzzle get in the way of her common sense. Such is the case when one such puzzle is brought to her by the very hostile ex-wife of Albia`s new husband.

 It seems that over on the Quirinal Hill, a naive young girl, one Clodia Volumnia, has died, and there`s a suggestion that she was poisoned by a love potion. The local witch, Pandora, would have been the one to supply such a potion. Looking into the matter, Albia soon learns that Pandora carries on a trade in herbal beauty products while keeping hidden her much more dangerous connections.

 Albia soon discovers the young girl was a handful and her so-called friends were not as friendly as they should have been. The supposedly sweet air of the Quirinal hides the smells of loose morality, casual betrayal, and even gangland conflict. When a friend of her own is murdered, things become serious and Albia is determined to expose as much of this local sickness as she can—beginning with the truth about the death of little Clodia.

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8/1/2018
In search of Mary Shelley
~Sampson, Fiona
 We know the facts of Mary Shelley`s life in some detail—the death of her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, within days of her birth; the upbringing in the house of her father, William Godwin, in a house full of radical thinkers, poets, philosophers, and writers; her elopement, at the age of seventeen, with Percy Shelley; the years of peripatetic travel across Europe that followed. But there has been no literary biography written this century, and previous books have ignored the real person—what she actually thought and felt and why she did what she did—despite the fact that Mary and her group of second-generation Romantics were extremely interested in the psychological aspect of life.
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8/1/2018
Lying in wait
~Nugent, Liz
 The last people who expect to be meeting with a drug-addicted prostitute are a respected judge and his reclusive wife. And they certainly don`t plan to kill her and bury her in their exquisite suburban garden.
 Yet Andrew and Lydia Fitzsimons find themselves in this unfortunate situation.
 While Lydia does all she can to protect their innocent son Laurence and their social standing, her husband begins to falls apart.
 But Laurence is not as naive as Lydia thinks. And his obsession with the dead girl`s family may be the undoing of his own.
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8/1/2018
The poisoned city
~Clark, Anna
 When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins. Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city`s water to a source that corroded Flint`s aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed: the residents of Flint—a largely poor African American city of about 100,000 people—were not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives.
 It took 18 months of activism and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. But this was only after 12 people died and Flint`s children suffered irreparable harm. The long battle for accountability and a humane response to this man-made disaster have only just begun.
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8/1/2018
The book of M
~Shepherd, Peng
 One afternoon at an outdoor market in India, a man`s shadow disappears—an occurrence science cannot explain. He is only the first. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, it comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories.
 Ory and his wife Max have escaped the Forgetting so far by hiding in an abandoned hotel deep in the woods. Their new life feels almost normal, until one day Max`s shadow disappears too.
 Knowing that the more she forgets, the more dangerous she will become to Ory, Max runs away. But Ory refuses to give up the time they have left together. Desperate to find Max before her memory disappears completely, he follows her trail across a perilous, unrecognizable world, braving the threat of roaming bandits, the call to a new war being waged on the ruins of the capital, and the rise of a sinister cult that worships the shadowless.
 As they journey, each searches for answers: for Ory, about love, about survival, about hope; and for Max, about a new force growing in the south that may hold the cure.
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8/1/2018
Mother American night
~Barlow, John Perry
 During his long and varied career, Barlow has written the lyrics to 30 songs by the Grateful Dead while also running his family`s cattle ranch. Despite being a freely self-confessed acidhead, he served as a campaign manager for Dick Cheney during his run for Congress in 1978--the same year he hosted 18-year-old JFK Jr. at his ranch for some summer seasoning. When he was 42, Barlow became a renowned internet guru who began vigorously defending the right for all to use it freely by co-founding the Electronic Freedom Foundation in 1990.
 A brilliant thinker and writer, he has over the course of the past half century somehow managed to be at the cutting edge of popular culture. And as impressive as his accomplishments have been, Barlow`s dramatic personal life reads like the story of a generation writ large. Blessed with an incredible sense of humor and a unique voice that comes right off the page, Barlow is a born storyteller in the tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers.
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8/1/2018
What`s wrong with US?
~Arena, Bruce
 Outspoken, honest, game changing—ultimate soccer insider and legendary coach Bruce Arena looks back on an extraordinary career, and forward to what the United States needs to do to compete successfully on the world stage once again.
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8/1/2018
City of devils
~French, Paul

 Shanghai, 1930s; it was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, and fortunes made—and lost.

`Lucky` Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex–U.S. Navy boxing champion,he escaped from prison and rose to become the Slots King of Shanghai. `Dapper` Joe Farren—a Jewish boy who fled Vienna`s ghetto—ruled the nightclubs. His chorus lines rivalled Ziegfeld`s.

 In 1940, Lucky Jack and Dapper Joe bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around the Solitary Island was poverty, starvation, and war. They thought they ruled Shanghai, but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction left in their wake. Shanghai was their playground for a flickering few years, a city where for a fleeting moment even the wildest dreams could come true.

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8/1/2018
The Bone and sinew of the land
~Cox, Anna-Lisa
 The American frontier is one of our most cherished and enduring national images. We think of the early settlers who tamed the wilderness and built the bones of our great country as courageous, independent--and white.
 In this groundbreaking work of deep historical research, Anna-Lisa Cox shows that this history simply isn`t accurate. In fact, she has found a stunning number of black settlements on the frontier--in the thousands. Though forgotten today, these homesteads were a matter of national importance at the time; their mere existence challenged rationalizations for slavery and pushed the question toward a crisis--one that was not resolved until the eruption of the Civil War.
 Blending meticulous detail with lively storytelling, Cox brings historical recognition to the brave people who managed not just to secure their freedom but begin a battle that is still going on today--a battle for equality.
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8/1/2018
Amity and prosperity
~Griswold, Eliza
 Stacey Haney, a lifelong resident of Amity, Pennsylvania, is struggling to support her children when the fracking boom comes to town. Like most of her neighbors, she sees the energy companies` payments as a windfall. Soon trucks are rumbling down her unpaved road and a fenced-off fracking site rises on adjacent land. But her annoyance gives way to concern and then to fear as domestic animals and pets begin dying and mysterious illnesses strike her family--despite the companies` insistence that nothing is wrong.
 Griswold masterfully chronicles Haney`s transformation into an unlikely whistle-blower as she launches her own investigation into corporate wrongdoing. As she takes her case to court, Haney inadvertently reveals the complex rifts in her community and begins to reshape its attitudes toward outsiders, corporations, and the federal government.
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8/1/2018
Between hope and fear
~Kinch, Michael
 If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing—cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough cropping up everywhere from elementary schools to Ivy League universities because a select group of parents refuse to vaccinate their children.
 This tells the remarkable story of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and their social and political implications. 
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8/1/2018
In the footsteps of King David
~Garfinkel, Yosef
 King David is a pivotal figure in the Bible, which tells his life story in detail and gives stirring accounts of his deeds, including the slaying of the Philistine giant Goliath and the founding of his capital in Jerusalem. But no certain archaeological finds from the period of his reign or of the kingdom he ruled over have ever been uncovered—until now.
 In this groundbreaking account, the excavators of Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Valley of Elah, where the Bible says David fought Goliath, reveal how seven years of exhaustive investigation have uncovered a city dating to the time of David— the late eleventh and early tenth century BCE—surrounded by massive fortifications with impressive gates and a clear urban plan, as well as an abundance of finds that tell us much about the inhabitants. Discussing the link between the Bible, archaeology, and history In the Footsteps of King David explains the significance of these discoveries and how they shed new light on David`s kingdom. The topic is at the center of a controversy that has raged for decades, but these findings successfully challenge scholars disputing the historicity of the Bible and the chronology of the events recounted in it.
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7/31/2018
Better late than never
~Roby, Kimberla Lawson
 Rev. Curtis Black is no stranger to scandal. Throughout the decades, he has done much in the public eye, both good and evil. But what most people don`t realize is that Curtis has been hiding a horrific childhood that has affected him in countless, unspeakable ways.
 His buried past resurfaces when his estranged sister becomes alarmingly ill and his youngest child, twelve-year-old Curtina, becomes the kind of problem daughter whom he never imagined she could be. This is only the beginning.
 The horror of Curtis`s childhood secrets, as well as Curtina`s wild and rebellious behavior, takes a critical toll on Curtis and the entire Black family. All the public scandals they`ve experienced over the years now seem like child`s play compared to the turmoil they are facing in private. Who could have known that the deepest wounds would come from within?
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7/31/2018
A Measure of darkness
~Kellerman, Jonathan
 It`s been a busy year for Alameda County Coroner`s Deputy Clay Edison. He`s solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man--earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. And his brother`s fresh out of prison, bringing with him a great big basket of crazy.
 Then the call comes in the middle of the night. It`s a bad one. A party in West Oakland. An argument with the neighbors. A crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. Nobody knows the body count yet. What Clay does know is this: it`s going to be a long, long night. Longer than he ever could have imagined.
 Because when the dust settles, there`s an extra victim. One who can`t be accounted for. A young woman, strangled instead of shot, without ID and a stranger to all. She is Jane Doe. She is the Unknown. Clay`s journey to give her a name and bring her justice will lead him into the bizarre--a seductive world where innocence and perversity meet and mingle; where right and wrong begin to blur.
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7/31/2018
Paradox
~Coulter, Catherine
 When he fails to kidnap five-year-old Sean Savich, agents Sherlock and Savich know they`re in his crosshairs and must find him before he continues with his `kill` list.
 Chief Ty Christie of Willicott, Maryland, witnesses a murder at dawn from the deck of her cottage on Lake Massey. When dragging the lake, not only do the divers find the murder victim, they also discover dozens of bones. Even more shocking is the identification of a unique belt buckle found among the bones. Working together with Chief Christie, Savich and Sherlock soon discover a frightening connection between the bones and the escaped psychopath.
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7/31/2018
The Quiet side of passion
~McCall Smith, Alexander
 Isabel finds herself befriended by Patricia, a single mother whose son, Basil, goes to school with Isabel`s son. Isabel discovers that Basil is the product of an affair Patricia had with a well-known Edinburgh organist, also named Basil, who was, rumor has it, initially reluctant to contribute financially to the child`s upkeep. Though Isabel doesn`t really like Patricia, she tries to be civil and supportive, but when she sees Patricia in the company of an unscrupulous man who may be a wanted criminal, her suspicions are aroused and she begins to investigate the paternity of Basil Jr.
 When Isabel takes her suspicions to Basil Sr., she finds that, although he is paying child support and wishes he could have more of a relationship with Basil Jr., Patricia has no interest in Basil Sr. taking a more hands-on role in Basil Jr.`s parenting, even as she continues to accept his financial support. Should Isabel help someone who doesn`t want to be helped?
 As Isabel navigates this ethically-complex situation, she is also dealing with her niece, Cat, who has taken up with a brawny and opinionated tattoo shop clerk? Isabel considers herself open-minded, but has Cat pushed it too far this time? As ever, Isabel must use her kindness and keen intelligence to determine the right course of action.
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7/31/2018
Okay fine wtever
~Hameister, Courtenay
 For most of her life (and even during her years as the host of a popular radio show), Courtenay Hameister lived in a state of near-constant dread and anxiety. She fretted about everything. Her age. Her size. Her romantic prospects. How likely it was that she would get hit by a bus on the way home.
 Until a couple years ago, when, in her mid-forties, she decided to fight back against her debilitating anxieties by spending a year doing little things that scared her--things that the average person might consider doing for a half second before deciding: `nope.` 
 Things like: attending a fellatio class. She did that. She also spent an afternoon in a sensory deprivation tank, got (legally) high in the middle of a workday, had a session with a professional cuddler, braved twenty-eight first dates, and (perhaps scariest of all) actually met someone who might possibly appreciate her for who she is.
 
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7/31/2018
The possible world
~Schwarz, Liese O`Halloran
 It seems like just another night shift for Lucy, an overworked ER physician in Providence, Rhode Island, until six-year-old Ben is brought in as the sole survivor from a horrifying crime scene. He`s traumatized and wordless; everything he knows has been taken from him in an afternoon. It`s not clear what he saw, or what he remembers.
 Lucy, who`s grappling with a personal upheaval of her own, feels a profound, unexpected connection to the little boy. She wants to help him…but will recovering his memory heal him, or damage him further?
 Across town, Clare will soon be turning one hundred years old. She has long believed that the lifetime of secrets she`s been keeping don`t matter to anyone anymore, but a surprising encounter makes her realize that the time has come to tell her story.
 As Ben, Lucy, and Clare struggle to confront the events that shattered their lives, something stronger than fate is working to bring them together.
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7/31/2018
My girls
~Fisher, Todd
 A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher`s poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia.
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7/31/2018
Ghosted
~Walsh, Rosie
 When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it`s mutual: It`s as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn`t call.
 Sarah`s friends tell her to forget about him, but she can`t. She knows something`s happened--there must be an explanation.
 Minutes, days, weeks go by as Sarah becomes increasingly worried. But then she discovers she`s right. There is a reason for Eddie`s disappearance, and it`s the one thing they didn`t share with each other: the truth.
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7/31/2018
The race to save the Romanovs
~Rappaport, Helen
 This is an incredible story that will piece together and reconstruct the complex behind-the-scenes royal, diplomatic and unofficial efforts to secure a sanctuary for the Romanovs. In the process it will reveal bitter family rivalries, secret plans, a chain of blame and recrimination and devastating betrayals.
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7/31/2018
The word is murder
~Horowitz, Anthony
 She planned her own funeral--but did she arrange her murder?
 A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she`s arranged her own funeral.
 A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own.
 A reluctant author drawn into a story he can`t control.
 What do they have in common?
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7/31/2018
Buzz
~Hanson, Thor
 Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. 
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7/31/2018
The last time I lied
~Sager, Riley
 Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their tiny cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. The games ended when Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin in the dead of night. The last she--or anyone--saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.
 Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings--massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses. The paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the socialite and wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale. When Francesca implores her to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor, Emma sees an opportunity to try to find out what really happened to her friends.
 Yet it`s immediately clear that all is not right at Camp Nightingale. Already haunted by memories from fifteen years ago, Emma discovers a security camera pointed directly at her cabin, mounting mistrust from Francesca and, most disturbing of all, cryptic clues Vivian left behind about the camp`s twisted origins. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing threats from both man and nature in the present.
 And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale, the more she realizes it may come at a deadly price.
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7/31/2018
Springfield confidential
~Reiss, Mike
 Four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss—who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since episode one in 1989—shares stories, scandals, and gossip about working with America`s most iconic cartoon family ever. Reiss explains how the episodes are created, and provides an inside look at the show`s writers, animators, actors and celebrity guests. He answers a range of questions from Simpsons fans and die-hards, and reminisces about the making of perennially favorite episodes.
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7/31/2018
The curse of Charley Butters
~Worton, Zach
 While filming a death metal music video sensitive soul Travis and his gang of misfits stumble upon an old cabin in the woods containing the archives of a disappeared artist named Charley Butters. As Travis learns more about the artist`s withdrawal, he also distances himself from the insular, macho world of the band. The discovery sets in motion a chain of events which leads to a documentary, a girlfriend, then the loss of everything he has known. Depressed and alone will Travis be pulled back into reality by a tragedy in the life of his old band mate or will his salvation come from leaving the life he knows to solve the mystery of what happened to Charley Butters.
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7/31/2018
April in Paris, 1921
~Lunney, Tessa
 Paris in 1921 is the city of freedom, where hatless and footloose Kiki Button can drink champagne and dance until dawn. She works as a gossip columnist, partying with the rich and famous, the bohemian and strange, using every moment to create a new woman from the ashes of her war-worn self.
 While on the modelling dais, Picasso gives her a job: to find his wife`s portrait, which has gone mysteriously missing. That same night, her spymaster from the war contacts her—she has to find a double agent or face jail. Through parties, whisky, and seductive informants, Kiki uses her knowledge of Paris from the Great War to connect the clues.
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7/27/2018
The cabin at the end of the world
~Tremblay, Paul
 Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.
 One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, `None of what`s going to happen is your fault.' Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: `Your dads won`t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.`
 Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. 
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7/27/2018
Fake news, propaganda, and plain old lies
~Barclay, Donald A.
 Are you overwhelmed at the amount, contradictions, and craziness of all the information coming at you in this age of social media and twenty-four-hour news cycles?
 - Learn how to identify the alarm bells that signal untrustworthy information.
- Understand how to tell when statistics can be trusted and when they are being used to deceive.
- Inoculate yourself against the logical fallacies that can mislead even the brightest among us.
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7/27/2018
There there
~Orange, Tommy
 A relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people.
 This tells the story of twelve characters, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle`s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle`s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss.
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7/27/2018
The lost for words bookshop
~Butland, Stephanie
 Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you. Into her hiding place - the bookstore where she works - come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries. Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?
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7/27/2018
Land of the sons
~Gipi
 Two pre-adolescent brothers scavenge a post-apocalyptic landscape for anything that might help each other and their father exist for one more day. Although their survival hangs in the balance, the boys are obsessed with only one thing—the diary their father keeps. They`ve never been taught to read or write, but they have a hunch that the scribbles might answer their questions.
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7/24/2018
Double blind
~Johansen, Iris
 Kendra Michaels, formerly blind and now a hired gun for law enforcement agencies who relies on her razor-sharp powers of observation, is reluctant to help the FBI with the most recent case they`ve brought to her. But then she hears the details- the body was found just blocks away from Kendra`s condo. The young woman was carrying an envelope with Kendra`s name on it, and inside was an SD card with what appears to be an innocuous video of a wedding reception. The woman died trying to get the video to Kendra, but for what purpose? Before Kendra and the FBI can answer that question, the bride is abducted from her suburban home.
 And so the hunt is on for a killer whose nightmarish plan is slowly becoming clear. A plan that involves a powerful law firm and a multi-billion dollar corporation. As the body count rises, Kendra joins forces with private investigator Jessie Mercado and agent-for-hire Adam Lynch to stop the plot as it grows ever closer to its terrifying conclusion.
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7/24/2018
The Overstory
~Powers, Richard
 An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers—each summoned in different ways by trees—are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent`s few remaining acres of virgin forest.
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7/24/2018
Aunt Dimity and the King`s ransom
~Atherton, Nancy
 On a dull and dreary October day, Lori Shepherd and her husband Bill set off for the historic town of Rye, in the southeast coast of England, for a quiet weekend together without the kids. Bill must first pay a visit to a reclusive client--but after Lori drops him off, the storm that`s been brewing intsensifies so much she ends up stranded in an ancient, rambling inn called the King`s Ransom, in a tiny attic room up a creaky (and creepy) set of narrow stairs. When Lori begins hearing footsteps and strange noises in the night, Aunt Dimity reminds her rather tartly the inn is almost certainly haunted, but that not all ghosts have any interest in harming the living, don`t you know.
 But the longer Lori is stuck at the inn, the stranger things seem. She learns that the inn`s name comes from a king`s ransom in smuggled goods that passed through the village in ages past, and that the inn`s winding hallways connect to a network of smuggler caves and tunnels. And then there`s the inn`s hulking, grizzled cook, a mute ex-con named Steve who seems to be everywhere at once. Are the noises she hears the spirits of smuggling`s past? Or should Lori be more concerned with the living inhabitants of the inn? Joining forces with her new friend Bishop Smallwood, Lori sets out to discover once and for all who--or what--is haunting the King`s Ransom.
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7/24/2018
Alliance
~Zahn, Timothy
 `I have sensed a disturbance in the Force.` 
 Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root--its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents- ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor`s favor, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs--including the Death Star project--the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the Emperor knows it`s not the first time Vader and Thrawn have joined forces. And there`s more behind his royal command than either man suspects.
 In what seems like a lifetime ago, General Anakin Skywalker of the Galactic Republic, and Commander Mitth`raw`nuruodo, officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, crossed paths for the first time. One on a desperate personal quest, the other with motives unknown . . . and undisclosed. But facing a gauntlet of dangers on a far-flung world, they forged an uneasy alliance--neither remotely aware of what their futures held in store.
 Now, thrust together once more, they find themselves bound again for the planet where they once fought side by side. There they will be doubly challenged--by a test of their allegiance to the Empire . . . and an enemy that threatens even their combined might.
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7/18/2018
Cottage by the sea
~Macomber, Debbie
 After tragedy strikes, Annie moves in to the summer cottage where her family vacationed when she was a child. Soon Annie finds herself making new friends, even developing a romance with a quiet and mysterious painter. And as she becomes part of the community, Annie learns that the surest way to heal is by making a difference in the lives of those around her.
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7/18/2018
Just a shot away
~Austerlitz, Saul
 Saul Austerlitz tells the story of `Woodstock West,` where the Rolling Stones hoped to end their 1969 American tour triumphantly with the help of the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, and 300,000 fans. Instead the concert featured a harrowing series of disasters, starting with the concert`s haphazard planning. The bad acid kicked in early. The Hells Angels, hired to handle security, began to prey on the concertgoers. And not long after the Rolling Stones went on, an 18-year-old African-American named Meredith Hunter was stabbed by the Angels in front of the stage.
 The show, and the Woodstock high, were over.
 Austerlitz shows how Hunter`s death came to symbolize the end of an era while the trial of his accused murderer epitomized the racial tensions that still underlie America. He also finds a silver lining in the concert in how Rolling Stone`s coverage of it helped create a new form of music journalism, while the making of the movie about Altamont, Gimme Shelter, birthed new forms of documentary.
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7/18/2018
The other woman
~Silva, Daniel

 In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason`s name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin`s most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West—a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power.

 Only one man can unravel the conspiracy- Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel`s vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel has battled the dark forces of the new Russia before, at great personal cost. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.

 Gabriel is lured into the hunt for the traitor after his most important asset inside Russian intelligence is brutally assassinated while trying to defect in Vienna. His quest for the truth will lead him backward in time, to the twentieth century`s greatest act of treason, and, finally, to a spellbinding climax along the banks of the Potomac River outside Washington that will leave readers breathless.

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7/18/2018
Lady death
~Pavlichenko, Lyudmila
 Lyudmila Pavlechenko was one of the most successful- and feared- female snipers of all time. When Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa in June 1941 she left her university studies to join the Red Army. Ignoring offers of positions as a nurse she became part of Soviet Russia`s elite group of female snipers. Within a year she had 309 confirmed kills, including 29 enemy sniper kills.
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7/18/2018
A gathering of secrets
~Castillo, Linda
 When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside—burned alive—Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead?
 Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about? Kate doubles down only to discover a plethora of secrets and a chilling series of crimes that shatters everything she thought she knew about her Amish roots—and herself.
 As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she`s confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility.
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7/18/2018
The sun does shine
~Hinton, Anthony Ray
 In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free.
 But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence—full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty-seven years he was a beacon—transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty-four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and bestselling author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015.
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7/18/2018
Clock dance
~Tyler, Anne
 Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life- when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-one, the accident that would make her a widow at forty-one. At each of these moments, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others.
 So when she receives a phone call telling her that her son`s ex-girlfriend has been shot and needs her help, she drops everything and flies across the country. The spur-of-the-moment decision to look after this woman – and her nine-year-old daughter, and her dog – will lead Willa into uncharted territory. Surrounded by new and surprising neighbours, she is plunged into the rituals that make a community and takes pleasure in the most unexpected things.
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7/18/2018
Rescued
~Rosenfelt, David
 Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases. He`d much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom. However, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can`t help but get involved.
 Of course Andy is eager to help the dogs, many of whom come to the Tara Foundation while awaiting forever homes – it`s the man accused of murder who he has a problem defending. The accused just happens to be his wife Laurie`s ex-fiance; her tall, good looking, ex-Marine ex-fiance. Even though he acknowledges having argued with the victim, he swears that he is not a killer, and though he would rather not, Andy has to admit he believes he`s telling the truth.
 For Andy, even with dozens of successful cases behind him, this case that his wife insists he take may prove to be his most difficult.
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7/18/2018
The good fight
~Steel, Danielle
 The daughter and granddaughter of prominent Manhattan lawyers, Meredith McKenzie is destined for the best of everything- top schools, elite social circles, the perfect marriage. Spending her childhood in Germany as her father prosecutes Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, Meredith soaks up the conflict between good and evil as it plays out in real time. When her family returns to the United States, she begins blazing her own trail, swimming against the tides, spurred on by her freethinking liberal grandfather, determined to become a lawyer despite her traditional, conservative father`s objections. She rebels against her parents` expectations for her debutante ball and other conventions. She forges a lifelong friendship with a young German Jewish woman whose family died in the concentration camps. And while her grandfather rises to the Supreme Court, Meredith enlists in the most pressing causes of her time, fighting for civil rights and an end to the Vietnam War.
 From the bright morning of JFK`s inauguration, through the tumultuous years that follow as America hurtles toward the twin assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, Meredith joins the vanguard of a new generation of women, breaking boundaries socially, politically, and professionally. But when the violence of the era strikes too close to home, her once tightly knit family must survive a devastating loss and rethink their own values and traditions in light of the times.
 Encompassing the remarkable people Meredith meets, the historic events she witnesses, and the sacrifices she must make, this is the story of a woman changing her world as she herself is changed by it.
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7/18/2018
In dreams forgotten
~Peterson, Tracie
 After her parents` death, Judith Gladstone travels to San Francisco to find her last living relative. Her unrequited love, Caleb Coulter, helps her search, and when his connections lead Judith to a wealthy, influential family, she learns shocking truths about her heritage . . . and finds herself in danger from someone who wants to keep the past hidden.
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7/3/2018