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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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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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