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

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9/21/2017
Every Last Lie
~Kubica, Mary

 Clara Solberg`s world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident…until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon.

 Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick`s death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out—and the truth is only the beginning of this twisted tale of secrets and deceit.

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9/21/2017
The Golden House
~Rushdie, Salman

 When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking `Roman` names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society.
 The story of the powerful Golden family is told from the point of view of their Manhattanite neighbour and confidant, Rene, an aspiring filmmaker who finds in the Goldens the perfect subject. Rene chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden- the high life of money, of art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, an unexpected metamorphosis, the arrival of a beautiful woman, betrayal and murder, and far away, in their abandoned homeland, some decent intelligence work.

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9/21/2017
Why Buddhism is True
~White, Robert
 The mind is designed to often delude us about ourselves and about the world. And it is designed to make happiness hard to sustain.
 But if we know our minds are rigged for anxiety, depression, anger, and greed, what do we do? Wright locates the answer in Buddhism, which figured out thousands of years ago what scientists are only discovering now. Buddhism holds that human suffering is a result of not seeing the world clearly—and proposes that seeing the world more clearly, through meditation, will make us better, happier people.
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9/21/2017
My Absolute Darling
~Tallent, Gabriel
 Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous-Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father.
 Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus- her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. What follows is a harrowing story of bravery and redemption. With Turtle`s escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, the reader watches, heart in throat, as this teenage girl struggles to become her own hero—and in the process, becomes ours as well.
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9/21/2017
Class Mom
~Gelman, Laurie
 Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom--or mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different (probably) musicians, and it`s her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max--this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the-wisest-candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree.
 From recording parents` response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting contributions of-special-brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen`s methods win approval from the other moms. Throw in an old flame from Jen`s past, a hyper-sensitive -allergy mom, a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for.
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9/21/2017
Emma in the Night
~Walker, Wendy
 One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared- fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn`t add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister`s return might just be the beginning of the crime.
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9/21/2017
A Stranger in the House
~Lapena, Shari
 He looks at her, concerned. `How do you feel?` She wants to say, Terrified. Instead, she says, with a faint smile, `Glad to be home.`
 Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they`ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they`re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car`s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind.
 There`s a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town.
 The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes. Still, she`s mostly okay—except that she can`t remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good.
 Karen returns home with Tom, determined to heal and move on with her life. Then she realizes something`s been moved. Something`s not quite right. Someone`s been in her house. And the police won`t stop asking questions.
 Because in this house, everyone`s a stranger. Everyone has something they`d rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.
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9/21/2017
The Room of White Fire
~Parker, T. Jefferson
 Roland Ford once a cop, then a marine, now a private investigator is good at finding people. But when he`s asked to locate air force veteran Clay Hickman, he realizes he`s been drawn into something deep and dark. He knows the weight of war, having served as a marine in First Fallujah- he also knows the nightmare of indescribable personal pain, as only two years have passed since his young wife`s sudden death. What he doesn`t know is why a shroud of secrecy hangs over the disappearance of Clay Hickman and why he`s getting a different story from everyone involved.
 To begin with, there`s the teenage girl who helped Clay escape- she`s smart enough to fend off Ford`s questions but impetuous enough to be on the run with an armed and dangerous man. Then there`s Clay`s attractive doctor, who clearly cares deeply for his welfare but is impossible to read, even as she inspires in Ford the first desire he has felt since his wife`s death. And there`s the proprietor of the mental institute who is as enigmatic as he is brash, and ambitious to the point of being ruthless-- what could Clay possibly know to make this search so desperate?
 Soon, what began as just a job becomes a life-and-death obsession for Ford, pitting him against immensely powerful and treacherous people and forcing him to contend with chilling questions about truth, justice, and the American way.
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9/21/2017
The Misfortune of Marion Palm
~Culliton, Emily
 Marion Palm prefers not to think of herself as a thief but rather `a woman who embezzles.` Over the years she has managed to steal $180,000 from her daughters` private school, money that has paid for European vacations, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and perpetually unused state-of-the-art exercise equipment. But, now, when the school faces an audit, Marion pulls piles of rubber-banded cash from their basement hiding places and flees, leaving her family to grapple with the baffled detectives, the irate school board, and the mother-shaped hole in their house.
 Told from the points of view of Nathan, Marion`s husband, heir to a long-diminished family fortune; Ginny, Marion`s teenage daughter who falls helplessly in love at the slightest provocation; Jane, Marion`s youngest who is obsessed with a missing person of her own; and Marion herself, on the lam--and hiding in plain sight.
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9/19/2017
A Column of Fire
~Follett, Ken
  In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love.
 Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country`s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.
 The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else—no matter what the cost.
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9/19/2017
Enigma
~Coulter, Catherine
  When Agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a seemingly crazy man, he doesn`t realize he will soon be facing a scientist who wants to live forever and is using `John Doe` to help him. But when the scientist, Lister Maddox, loses him, he ups the stakes and targets another to take his experiments to the next level.
  It`s a race against time literally as Savich and Sherlock rush to stop him and save both present and future victims of his experiments. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. When he escapes through a daring rescue, the agents have to find out who set his escape in motion and how it all ties into the murder of Mia Prevost, the girlfriend of the president`s Chief of Staff`s only son, Saxton Hainny. It`s international intrigue at the highest levels and they know they have to succeed or national security is compromised.
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9/19/2017
Haunted
~Patterson, James
  Detective Michael Bennett is ready for a vacation after a series of crises push him, and his family, to the brink. He settles on an idyllic, small town in the beautiful Maine woods, a recommendation from a former colleague. But just when Bennett thinks he can relax, he gets pulled into a case that has shocked the tight-knit community. Kids are disappearing left and right with no explanation-until several bodies turn up in the woods. As Bennett investigates, he discovers that the seemingly perfect town is reeling from a deadly addiction, and the violence is about to reach a fever pitch. Far from the city streets he knows so well, Bennett faces off against a horrific evil next door that threatens a town, the law, and the family that Bennett loves above all else.
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9/19/2017
Love and other Consolation Prizes
~Ford, Jamie
  For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World`s Fair feels like a gift. But only once he`s there, amid the exotic exhibits, fireworks, and Ferris wheels, does he discover that he is the one who is actually the prize. The half-Chinese orphan is astounded to learn he will be raffled off--a healthy boy `to a good home.`
 The winning ticket belongs to the flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel, famous for educating her girls. There, Ernest becomes the new houseboy and befriends Maisie, the madam`s precocious daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn. Their friendship and affection form the first real family Ernest has ever known--and against all odds, this new sporting life gives him the sense of home he`s always desired.
 But as the grande dame succumbs to an occupational hazard and their world of finery begins to crumble, all three must grapple with hope, ambition, and first love.
 Fifty years later, in the shadow of Seattle`s second World`s Fair, Ernest struggles to help his ailing wife reconcile who she once was with who she wanted to be, while trying to keep family secrets hidden from their grown-up daughters.
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9/19/2017
The Romanov Ransom
~Cussler, Clive
  In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that—it vanished. Until now.
 When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves. It is their mission to establish the Fourth Reich, and their time is coming soon.
 As the Fargos follow the trail across Europe, Northern Africa, and South America, they know only one thing. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done—it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again.
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9/19/2017
The Cuban Affair
~DeMille, Nelson
  Daniel Graham MacCormick—Mac for short—seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he`s living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the Army as an infantry officer with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don`t tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac`s finances are more than a little shaky.
 One day, Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life, and waiting for Carlos, a hotshot Miami lawyer heavily involved with anti-Castro groups. Carlos wants to hire Mac and The Maine for a ten-day fishing tournament to Cuba at the standard rate, but Mac suspects there is more to this and turns it down. The price then goes up to two million dollars, and Mac agrees to hear the deal, and meet Carlos`s clients—a beautiful Cuban-American woman named Sara Ortega, and a mysterious older Cuban exile, Eduardo Valazquez.
 What Mac learns is that there is sixty million American dollars hidden in Cuba by Sara`s grandfather when he fled Castro`s revolution. With the `Cuban Thaw` underway between Havana and Washington, Carlos, Eduardo, and Sara know it`s only a matter of time before someone finds the stash—by accident or on purpose. And Mac knows if he accepts this job, he`ll walk away rich…or not at all.
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9/19/2017
To be where you are
~Karon, Jan
  After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn`t need a steady job to prove himself. Then he`s given one--but what, exactly, does it prove?   Meanwhile, newly married Dooley and Lace face a crisis that empties their bank account and turns their household upside down. Is the honeymoon over? Is this where real life begins?
 As the Mitford Muse editor stumbles on a quick fix for marital woes and the town grocer falls in love for the first time, Father Tim and Cynthia receive an invitation to yet another family wedding.
But perhaps the bottom line is this- While a star blinks out in the Mitford firmament, another soon blinks on at Meadowgate, and four-year-old Jack Tyler looks forward to the biggest day of his life--for now and forever.
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9/19/2017
An Echo of Murder
~Perry, Anne
  In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene- a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. Suspecting the murder may be rooted in ethnic prejudice, Monk turns to London`s Hungarian community in search of clues but finds his inquiries stymied by its wary citizens and a language he doesn`t speak. Only with the help of a local pharmacist acting as translator can Monk hope to penetrate this tightly knit enclave, even as more of its members fall victim to identical brutal murders. But whoever the killer, or killers, may be--a secret society practicing ritual sacrifice, a madman on a spree, a British native targeting foreigners--they are well hidden among the city`s ever-growing populace.
 With the able assistance of his wife--former battlefield nurse Hester, who herself is dealing with a traumatized war veteran who may be tangled up in the murders--Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. But as the body count grows, stirring ever greater fear and anger among the Hungarian emigres, resistance to the police also increases. Racing time and the rising tide of terror all around him, Monk must be even more relentless than the mysterious killer, or the echoes of malice and murder will resound through London`s streets like a clarion of doom.
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9/19/2017
The Unquiet Grave
~McCrumb, Sharyn
  Lakin, West Virginia, 1930
  Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P. D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer. Fresh out of medical school, Dr. Boozer is eager to try the new talking cure for insanity, and encourages his elderly patient to reminisce about his experiences as the first black attorney to practice law in nineteenth-century West Virginia. Gardner`s most memorable case was the one in which he helped to defend a white man on trial for the murder of his young bride—a case that the prosecution based on the testimony of a ghost.
 Greenbrier, West Virginia, 1897
  Beautiful, willful Zona Heaster has always lived in the mountains of West Virginia. Despite her mother`s misgivings, Zona marries Erasmus Trout Shue, the handsome blacksmith who has recently come to Greenbrier County. After weeks of silence from the newlyweds, riders come to the Heasters` place to tell them that Zona has died from a fall, attributed to a recent illness. Mary Jane is determined to get justice for her daughter. A month after the funeral, she informs the county prosecutor that Zona`s ghost appeared to her, saying that she had been murdered. An autopsy, ordered by the reluctant prosecutor, confirms her claim.
 
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