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Melissa Jagears
Description: Lydia King knows what it's like to be in need, so when she joins the Teaville Moral Society, she genuinely hopes to help the town's poor. But with her father's debts increasing by the day and her mother growing sicker by the week, she wonders how long it will be until she ends up in the poor house herself. Her best chance at a financially secure future is to impress the politician courting her, and it certainly doesn't hurt that the moral society's president is her suitor's mother. Her first task as a moral society member - to obtain a donation from Nicholas Lowe, the wealthiest man in town - should be easy except he flat-out refuses. Despite appearances, Nicholas wants to help others but prefers to do it his own way, keeping his charity private. When Lydia proves persistent, they agree to a bargain, though Nicholas has a few surprises up his sleeve. Neither foresee the harrowing complications that will arise from working together. When town secrets are brought to light, this unlikely pair must decide where their beliefs - and hearts - truly align.
Call Number: LP FIC Jag
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 30, 2016
Jonathan author Rabb
Description: In late summer 1947, thirty-one-year-old Yitzhak Goldah, a camp survivor, arrives in Savannah to live with his only remaining relatives. They are Abe and Pearl Jesler, older, childless, and an integral part of the thriving Jewish community that has been in Georgia since the founding of the colony. There, Yitzhak discovers a fractured world, where Reform and Conservative Jews live separate lives--distinctions, to him, that are meaningless given what he has been through. He further complicates things when, much to the Jeslers' dismay, he falls in love with Eva, a young widow within the Reform community. When a woman from Yitzhak's past suddenly appears--one who is even more shattered than he is--Yitzhak must choose between a dark and tortured familiarity and the promise of a bright new life.
Call Number: FIC Rab
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 10, 2016
Fredrik Backman, Alice Menzies
Description: A moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.
Call Number: FIC Bac
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 10, 2016
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Description: Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Here in the city, heavily policed to keep the creatures of the night at bay, Domingo is another trash-picking street kid, just hoping to make enough to survive. Then he meets Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers. Domingo is smitten. He clings to her like a barnacle until Atl relents and decides to let him stick around. But Atl's problems, Nick and Rodrigo, have come to find her. When they start to raise the body count in the city, it attracts the attention of police officers, local crime bosses, and the vampire community. Atl has to get out before Mexico City is upended, and her with it.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2016
Madeleine Thien
Description: In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. I was ten years old." At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking answers in the fragile layers of their collective story. Her quest will unveil how Kai, her enigmatic father, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming's father, the shy and brilliant composer, Sparrow, along with the violin prodigy Zhuli, were forced to reimagine their artistic and private selves during China's political campaigns and how their fates reverberate through the years with lasting consequences.
Call Number: FIC Thi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Graeme Macrae Burnet
Description: The year is 1869. After a brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands, a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae is arrested for the crime. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but the police and the courts must decide what drove him to murder the local village constable. And why did he kill his other two victims? Was he insane? Or was this the act of a man in possession of his senses? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between the killer and the gallows at Inverness. In this compelling and original novel, using the words of the accused, personal testimony, transcripts from the trial and newspaper reports, Graeme Macrae Burnet tells a moving story about the provisional nature of the truth, even when the facts are plain.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Wally Lamb
Description: I'll Take You There centers on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he's confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood's silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit--and in some cases relive--scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema's big screen. In these magical movies, the medium of film becomes the lens for Felix to reflect on the women who profoundly impacted his life. There's his daughter Aliza, a Gen Y writer for New York Magazine who is trying to align her post-modern feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister, Frances, with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna, a fiery would-be contender for the 1951 Miss Rheingold competition, a beauty contest sponsored by a Brooklyn-based beer manufacturer that became a marketing phenomenon for two decades. At first unnerved by these ethereal apparitions, Felix comes to look forward to his encounters with Lois, who is later joined by the spirits of other celluloid muses. Against the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture, family secrets, and Hollywood iconography, Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him, and of the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women, of every era, must face.
Call Number: FIC Lam
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2016
IQ
Joe Ide
Description: A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. To get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay. This time, it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. As Isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.
Call Number: FIC Ide
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 10, 2016
Barry Eisler
Description: Sold by her Thai parents along with her little sister, Nason; marooned in America; abused by the men who trafficked them the only thing that kept Livia alive as a teenager was her determination to find Nason. Now a Seattle PD sex-crimes detective, Livia has never stopped looking. She does everything she can to put predators in prison-- or in the ground. When a fresh lead offers new hope of finding Nason, she'll have to relive the horrors of the past, take on one of the most powerful men in the US government, and uncover a conspiracy of almost unimaginable evil.
Call Number: FIC Eis
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2016
Francine Prose
Description: Mister Monkey--a screwball children's musical about a playfully larcenous pet chimpanzee--is the kind of family favorite that survives far past its prime. Margot, who plays the chimp's lawyer, knows the production is dreadful and bemoans the failure of her acting career. She's settled into the drudgery of playing a humiliating part--until the day she receives a mysterious letter from an anonymous admirer, and later, in the middle of a performance, has a shocking encounter with Adam, the twelve-year-old who plays the title role.
Call Number: FIC Pro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Michael Chabon
Description: Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather." It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact--and the creative power--of keeping secrets and telling lies.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 30, 2016
Holly Müller
Description: It is 1944, and war has taken the men in Nazi-controlled Austria to the front line. For thirteen-year-old Ursula Hildesheim, life in the village of Felddorf remains almost as it was: bullied by her schoolmates, enlisted in endless chores by her mother and sister, thieving and running wild with her adored older brother, Anton. But then Russian prisoners escape from the local concentration camp, her mother starts an affair with a married man, her only friend goes missing, and her brother's allegiance to the Hitler Youth emerges in shocking ways--and Ursula finds herself alone, disturbed by dark memories, and surrounded by threat. In this new world of conflict, Ursula discovers a bravery she has never known before and is forced to recognize that danger comes not only from the enemy at the door but from the enemy within.
Call Number: FIC Mul
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark. editor Gatiss, Steven Moffat
Description: The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a whole new generation of fans to Aurthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective. In this unique collection, Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have selected their all-time favorite Sherlock Holmes adventures, providing readers a curated master class in crime fiction.
Call Number: FIC Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 2016
Rabih Alameddine
Description: Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints.
Call Number: FIC Ala
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 10, 2016
Ha Jin
Description: New York, 2005. Chinese expatriate Feng Danlin is a fiercely principled reporter at a small news agency that produces a website read by Chinese all over the world. Danlin's explosive exposés have made him legendary among readers--and feared by Communist officials. But his newest assignment may be his undoing: investigating his ex-wife, Yan Haili, an unscrupulous novelist who has willingly become a pawn of the Chinese government in order to realize her dreams of literary stardom. Hanli's scheme infuriates Danlin both morally and personally--he will do whatever it takes to expose her as a fraud. But in outing Haili, he is also provoking her powerful political allies, and he will need to draw on all of his journalistic cunning to come out of this investigation with his career--and his life--still intact. A brilliant, darkly funny story of corruption, integrity, and the power of the pen.
Call Number: FIC Jin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2016
Ursula K. Le Guin, , , ,
Description: Ranging from 1971's "Vaster than empires and more slow" to 2002's "Paradises Lost," these thirteen pieces are a retrospective of forty-one years of work.
Call Number: FIC Le G
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 30, 2016
Armando Lucas Correa, Nick Caistor
Description: 1939, Berlin. Hannah Rosenthal's family is no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, they'll meet it together. Hope appears in the form of the SS St. Louis, offering Jews safe passage out of Germany, bound for Havana. Seven decades later in New York City, Anna Rosen receives a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. The subsequent quest will help Anna understand her place and her purpose in the world.
Call Number: FIC Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 30, 2016
Sarah Domet
Description: To four girls who have nothing, their friendship is everything: They are each other's confidantes, teachers, and family. The girls are all named Guinevere - Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win - and it is the surprise of finding another Guinevere in their midst that first brings them together. They come to the Sisters of the Supreme Adoration convent by different paths, delivered by their families, each with her own complicated, heartbreaking story that she safeguards. Gwen is all Hollywood glamour and swagger; Ginny is a budding artiste with a sentiment to match; Win's tough bravado isn't even skin deep; and Vere is the only one who seems to be a believer, trying to hold on to her faith that her mother will one day return for her. However, the girls are more than the sum of their parts, and together they form the all-powerful and confident The Guineveres, bound by the extraordinary coincidence of their names and girded against the indignities of their plain, sequestered lives.
Call Number: FIC Dom
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2016
Ron Hansen
Description: Born Henry McCarty, Billy the Kid was a diminutive, charming, blond-haired young man who, growing up in New York, Kansas, and later New Mexico, demonstrated a precocious dexterity at firing six-shooters with either hand--a skill that both got him into and out of trouble and that turned him into an American legend of the old West. He was smart, well-spoken, attractive to both white and Mexican women, a good dancer, and a man with a nose for money, horses, and trouble. His spree of crimes and murders has been immortalized in dime westerns, novels, and movies. But the whole story of his short, epically violent life has never been told as it has been here.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2016
Cathy Lamb
Description: Toni Kozlovsky can't explain how she knows exactly what her sisters are feeling-- only that the connection seems to happen out of the blue, just when they need it most. Since Toni, Valerie, and Ellie were little girls growing up in Communist Russia, their parents have insisted it's simply further proof that the Kozlovskys are special and different.
Call Number: FIC Lam
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2016
David Constantine
Description: After the death of her beloved husband, Katrin, a literary biographer, copes with the loss by writing his personal history. While researching the letters and journals he left behind, however, she comes to the devastating conclusion that his life before their marriage was far richer than the one they shared. To understand and recreate the period of his greatest happiness hitch-hiking through France as a young man, madly in love with his companion, a French girl named Monique. Katrin embarks on a heartbreaking journey to discover the man she never fully knew.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2016
Richard Paul Evans
Description: Thinking that no one is reading, a blogger who calls herself LBH writes about her most personal feelings, especially her overwhelming loneliness. Every day she shows a brave face to the world, while inside she longs to know how it would feel if one person cared about her. Alex Bartlett cares. He's reading her posts in Daytona Beach, Florida. Nursing his own broken heart and trust issues, he finds himself falling for this sensative, vulnerable woman whose feelings mirror his own.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 10, 2016
Derek Palacio
Description: In 1980, a rural Cuban family is torn apart during the Mariel Boat-lift. Uxbal Encarnación--father, husband, political insurgent--refuses to leave behind the revolutionary ideals and lush tomato farms of his sun-soaked homeland. His wife Soledad takes young Isabel and Ulises hostage and flees with them to America, leaving behind Uxbal for the promise of a better life. But instead of settling with fellow Cuban immigrants in Miami's familiar heat, Soledad pushes further north into the stark, wintry landscape of Hartford, Connecticut. There, in the long shadow of their estranged patriarch, now just a distant memory, the exiled mother and her children begin a process of growth and transformation.
Call Number: FIC Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Stephanie Gangi
Description: In life, Joanna turned away from the loved ones she believed disappointed her. After succumbing to breast cancer, she becomes a ghost bent on revenge against her much younger ex, and can't move on from a bleak infinity until she makes Ned pay. As she embarks on a sexy, spiritual odyssey and travels beyond desire, Jo is eventually forced to reevaluate her life choices and the qualities of a proper death.
Call Number: FIC Gan
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Camron Steve Wright, David Pliler
Description: Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life--and his destiny--is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells the Indian orphanage that he is not an orphan, he has a mother who loves him. But he is told not to worry, he will soon be adopted by a loving family in America. Chellamuthu is suddenly surrounded by a foreign land and a foreign language. He can't tell people that he already has a family and becomes consumed by a single, impossible question: How do I get home? But after more than a decade, home becomes a much more complicated idea as the Indian boy eventually sheds his past and receives a new name: Taj Khyber Rowland. It isn't until Taj meets an Indian family who helps him rediscover his roots, as well as marrying Priya, his wife, who helps him unveil the secrets of his past, that he begins to discover the truth he has all but forgotten.
Call Number: FIC Wri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2016
James L. Haley
Description: It is 1801 and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist brigands and held for ransom, enslaved, or killed, all at their captors' whim. The Berber States of North Africa, especially Tripoli, claimed their faith gave them the right to pillage anyone who did not submit to their religion. Young Bliven Putnam, great-nephew of Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam, is bound for the Mediterranean and a desperate battle with the pirate ship Tripoli. He later returns under legendary Commodore Edward Preble on the Constitution, and marches across the Libyan desert with General Eaton to assault Derna--discovering the lessons he learns about war, and life, are not what he expected.
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 2016
Jade Chang
Description: Charles Wang is mad at America. A brash, lovable immigrant businessman who built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, he's just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now all Charles wants is to get his kids safely stowed away so that he can go to China and attempt to reclaim his family's ancestral lands--and his pride. Charles pulls Andrew, his aspiring comedian son, and Grace, his style-obsessed daughter, out of schools he can no longer afford. Together with their stepmother, Barbra, they embark on a cross-country road trip from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the upstate New York hideout of the eldest daughter, disgraced art world it-girl Saina. But with his son waylaid by a temptress in New Orleans, his wife ready to defect for a set of 1,000-thread-count sheets, and an epic smash-up in North Carolina, Charles may have to choose between the old world and the new, between keeping his family intact and finally fulfilling his dream of starting anew in China.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 30, 2016
A Heart Most Certain [Large Print]
Melissa Jagears
LP FIC Jag
The Boat Rocker
Ha Jin
FIC Jin
Among The Living
Jonathan author Rabb
FIC Rab
The Found And The Lost : The Collected Novellas
Ursula K. Le Guin, , , ,
FIC Le G
And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer And Longer : A Novella
Fredrik Backman, Alice Menzies
FIC Bac
The German Girl : A Novel
Armando Lucas Correa, Nick Caistor
FIC Cor
Certain Dark Things
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
FIC Mor
The Guineveres
Sarah Domet
FIC Dom
Do Not Say We Have Nothing : A Novel
Madeleine Thien
FIC Thi
The Kid
Ron Hansen
FIC Han
His Bloody Project : Documents Relating To The Case Of Roderick Macrae : A Historical Thriller
Graeme Macrae Burnet
FIC Bur
The Language Of Sisters
Cathy Lamb
FIC Lam
I'll Take You There : A Novel
Wally Lamb
FIC Lam
The Life-Writer
David Constantine
FIC Con
IQ
Joe Ide
FIC Ide
The Mistletoe Secret : A Novel
Richard Paul Evans
FIC Eva
Livia Lone
Barry Eisler
FIC Eis
The Mortifications : A Novel
Derek Palacio
FIC Pal
Mister Monkey : A Novel
Francine Prose
FIC Pro
The Next
Stephanie Gangi
FIC Gan
Moonglow : A Novel
Michael Chabon
FIC Cha
The Orphan Keeper : A Novel, Based On A True Story
Camron Steve Wright, David Pliler
FIC Wri
My Own Dear Brother
Holly Müller
FIC Mul
The Shores Of Tripoli : Lieutenant Putnam And The Barbary Pirates
James L. Haley
FIC Hal
Sherlock : The Essential Arthur Conan Doyle Adventures
Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark. editor Gatiss, Steven Moffat
FIC Doy
The Wangs Vs. The World
Jade Chang
FIC Cha
The Angel Of History : A Novel
Rabih Alameddine
FIC Ala