January 2018: Wild Reads

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To team up with our Winter Reading Program, check out these wild reads and transport yourself to a wilder place and time.


Robert Lyman
Description: Flying the notorious "Hump" route between India and China in 1943, a twin engine Curtiss-Wright C-46 plane suffered engine failure and crashed over the mountainous, remote border country. Among the passengers and crew were CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, a Soviet double-agent posing as an OSS operative, and General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell's personal political adviser. Against the odds, all but one of the twenty-one people on the doomed aircraft survived. But they fell from the frying pan into the fire. Disentangling themselves from their chutes the shocked survivors discovered that they had arrived in wild country dominated by a tribe with a reason to hate white men. The Nagas were notorious headhunters who routinely practiced slavery and human sacrifice, their specialty being the removal of enemy heads. And Japanese soldiers lay close by too, with their own brand of a special hatred for American flyers. Among the Headhunters is the first-ever account of this true World War II story of the adventures of these men among the Naga warriors, their sustenance from the air by the USAAF, and ultimate rescue by a military expedition. In this meeting two very different worlds collided, American and Naga. The young, exuberant apostles of the vast industrial democracy of the United States came face-to-face with an ancient race determined to preserve their local power, based on head-hunting and slaving traditions--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 940.5449 Lym
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
Description: In 1867 Texas, Jett, a girl passing as a boy while seeking her long-lost twin brother, joins forces with Honoraria Gibbons, an inventor, and White Fox, a young Army scout, to investigate a zombie army that is terrorizing the West.
Call Number: YA FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Carol Higgins Clark
Description: The daughter of a successful mystery writer and a P.I. with pizzazz, Regan Reilly is attending her class reunion at St. Polycarp's England, when the long-dead body of her former roommate turns up under the bushes. It's a case Regan would love to solve, but a prior commitment puts her on a transatlantic cruise. She shouldn't have fretted. The clues to the crime are following her on the Queen Guinevere. Here, on a ship awash with secret lovers, a fortune hunter, a jewel thief and an assassin, Regan is sailing home - and into the hands of a young girl's killer.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Dayton Ward
Description: The Arctic Circle, 1845: Escaping the tyranny under which their people have lived for generations, aliens from a distant planet crash land on Earth's inhospitable frozen wastes. Surviving the harsh conditions will pose a challenge, but over time the aliens will migrate to more populated areas, with decades passing as they work to conceal their presence from their former oppressors, who continue to hunt them at any cost. San Francisco, 2283: When a mysterious craft is detected entering the solar system, Admiral James Kirk is dispatched by Starfleet to confront the vessel. He meets with an emissary from the Iramahl, a previously unknown alien race who have come in search of their brothers and sisters thought to have gone missing in this area of space centuries earlier. Having recently thrown off the last chains of subjugation by another species, the Ptaen, they now believe their lost people hold the key to saving their entire race from eventual extinction.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Kelley Armstrong
Call Number: FIC Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
David Roberts
Call Number: 919.81 Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, George Guidall
Call Number: FIC She
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
J. D Davies
Description: Having sunk the first man-of-war under his command within weeks, Matthew Quinton is determined to complete his second mission without loss of life or honor. His suspicion grows that the previous captain of the "Jupiter" was murdered and many among his crew have something to hide.
Call Number: LP FIC Dav
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Moses Gates
Description: Moses Gates explores the hidden facets of New York City and beyond--Rome, Stonehenge, Paris, and cities in South America, Soviet Union, Eastern Europe.
Call Number: 910.9173 Gat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Cherry Adair
Description: "Thrill seekers Zakary and Gideon Stark travel the globe in search of extreme adventure, but a trip to Venezuela to jump off the world's highest falls catapults them into a perilous game of life or death - where they don't know the rules. Kidnapped with a woman Zak knows nothing about, the brothers are held prisoner deep in the jungle. A risky, deathdefying escape separates them and nearly claims Zak's life until his recovery reveals a baffling new sixth sense. Now, to find his missing brother, Zak and the mysterious Acadia Gray will have to out-smart, out-gun, and out-maneuver not just the brutal kidnappers but also a new player who joins the adrenaline game: a ruthless opponent who wants the Stark brothers dead - at any cost."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Beth Ciotta
Description: "When River Kane's fiancé abandons her at the altar for being too conventional, she's heartbroken. But everything changes when her estranged archaeologist father sends her his journal--filled with cryptic maps and a note indicating he's in mortal danger. Worried, River faces her greatest fears and flies to the Amazon to find him. But she needs a guide. Someone completely unlike danger-seeking Spenser McGraw. A charismatic treasure hunter who thrives on risk, Spenser hosts the popular TV show Into the Wild, dedicated to locating lost treasures and mythical icons. But River's father's life depends on discretion, and too-sexy Spenser is all about publicity. Forced to team up, they embark on a jungle adventure ripe with temptation and danger...ultimately discovering a hidden treasure that could alter history--and a steamy love neither expected."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Cio
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Chris Santella
Call Number: 910.4 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Tim Cahill
Call Number: 814 Cah
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Michelle Modesto
Description: Seventeen-year-old foul-mouthed Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler, lives in the lawless western town of Rogue City where she sets out to prove the wealthy investors in a magical technology that will save her city are the cannibals that killed her family and took her arm when she was a child.
Call Number: YA FIC Mod
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Terry Spear
Description: In the heat of the jungle, jaguars are clawed, dangerous, and hungry for love. With hopes of overcoming night terrors and thanking the man who saved her life, Kathleen McKnight returns to the Amazon. A jaguar at heart, Connor Anderson doesn't just protect her, but wants to claim her for his own.
Call Number: FIC Spe
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Bill Bryson, Jon Turney
Call Number: 506.041 See
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Stephen Coonts, Jim DeFelice
Description: When a spy plane gathering information on a new Russian weapon is shot down by a mysterious MiG, Deep Black, the covert operations team of the National Security Agency, is sent to uncover the truth about the incident.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Christoph Grunenberg
Call Number: 709.046 Sum
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
R. A Durr
Call Number: 979.8 Dur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
James Morrow
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
John Joseph Adams
Description: "From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through the eyes of good guys. This anthology, however, explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses—from their own wonderfully twisted point of view."--Barnesandnoble.com.
Call Number: FIC Mad
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Joe Ducie
Description: Fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons. His talents have landed him at the Rig, a special juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. No one can escape from the Rig. After hatching some escape plans - and making the first real friends of his life - Drake quickly realizes that all is not as it seems on the Rig. The warden is obsessed with the mysterious Crystal-X, a blue glowing substance that appears to give superpowers to the teens exposed to it. Drake, Tristan, and Irene are banking on a bid for freedom - but can they survive long enough to make it?
Call Number: YA FIC Duc
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Mary Kay Andrews
Description: "Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Some people come only for the weekends-and it's something they look forward to all week long. When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but each of them has their own secrets and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens. Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Isle and the husband she might not really know" -- Back cover.
Call Number: LP FIC And
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Margarita Engle
Description: In early twentieth-century Cuba, bandits terrorize the countryside as a young farm girl struggles with dyslexia. Based on the life of the author's grandmother.
Call Number: YA FIC Eng
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
C. S Friedman
Call Number: FIC Fri
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Carolyn Haines
Call Number: FIC Hai
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Monica McKayhan
Description: Sasha Winters has it all planned. She'll spend two days--exactly forty-eight hours--in the Bahamas for her sister's wedding. Then it's back to her hectic life as a lawyer on the fast track to partner. But when a storm strands her on an exotic island, Sasha's suddenly giving in to her sensual side and making moonlit magic with Vince Sullivan, a man she barely knows.The groom's best man, Vince, hasn't given up on finding that special someone. It could be Sasha--if she'd allow herself to feel the full force of their chemistry. Determined to liberate the passionate woman behind the workaholic Atlanta attorney, Vince storms every last one of Sasha's defenses. Yet can their growing love survive, even as a crisis forces Sasha to choose between her lifelong ambitions and a lifetime of love?
Call Number: FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
Description: "A Gothic retelling of the real story behind the legend of Sleeping Beauty"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Alex Mallory
Description: "When Cade, a boy who has lived in the forest his whole life, saves a regular teen from a bear attack, he is brought into modern civilization for the first time"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
George R. R. Martin
Description: A collection of stories about heroes gifted with strange, superhuman powers, with contributions by authors such as George R.R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, David D. Levine, and Carrie Vaughn.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Sergei Boutenko
Description: "This practical guide to plant foraging provides readers with the tools to safely identify, harvest, and prepare wild edible plants and enjoy the health and economic benefits of eating wild"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 581.632 Bou
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Carin Bondar
Description: Bondar examines the sex lives of our animal cousins, which are fiendishly difficult, infinitely varied, and often violent. They involve razor sharp penises, murderous cannibals, and chemical warfare in an epic battle between the sexes. Like us, animals must first find the perfect partner. You think we have it tough? Try having to do it while being hunted down by predators, against a backdrop of unpredictable or life-threatening conditions. Then, sperm and egg must successfully meet. Can you imagine doing this when your partner is intent on killing you or when other disgruntled singles are determined to throw you off your game?
Call Number: 591.562 Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
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Among The Headhunters: An Extraordinary World War II Story Of Survival In The Burmese Jungle
Robert Lyman
940.5449 Lym
Stephen Coonts' Deep Black
Stephen Coonts, Jim DeFelice
FIC Coo
Dead Reckoning
Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
YA FIC Lac
Summer Of Love: Art Of The Psychedelic Era
Christoph Grunenberg
709.046 Sum
Decked
Carol Higgins Clark
FIC Cla
The Coldman Cometh: A Family's Adventure In The Alaska Bush
R. A Durr
979.8 Dur
Elusive Salvation
Dayton Ward
FIC War
The Last Witchfinder
James Morrow
FIC Mor
Exit Strategy
Kelley Armstrong
FIC Arm
The Mad Scientist's Guide To World Domination
John Joseph Adams
FIC Mad
Four Against The Arctic: Shipwrecked For Six Years At The Top Of The World
David Roberts
919.81 Rob
The Rig
Joe Ducie
YA FIC Duc
Frankenstein [Audiobook]
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, George Guidall
FIC She
The Weekenders [Large Print]
Mary Kay Andrews
LP FIC And
Gentleman Captain [Large Print]
J. D Davies
LP FIC Dav
The Wild Book
Margarita Engle
YA FIC Eng
Hidden Cities: Travels To The Secret Corners Of The World's Great Metropolises : A Memoir Of Urban Exploration
Moses Gates
910.9173 Gat
The Wilding
C. S Friedman
FIC Fri
Hush
Cherry Adair
FIC Ada
Them Bones
Carolyn Haines
FIC Hai
Into The Wild
Beth Ciotta
FIC Cio
Tropical Fantasy
Monica McKayhan
FIC McK
Once In A Lifetime Trips: The World's 50 Most Extraordinary And Memorable Travel Experiences
Chris Santella
910.4 San
While Beauty Slept
Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
FIC Bla
Pecked To Death By Ducks
Tim Cahill
814 Cah
Wild
Alex Mallory
YA FIC Mal
Revenge And The Wild
Michelle Modesto
YA FIC Mod
Wild Cards I
George R. R. Martin
FIC Wil
Savage Hunger
Terry Spear
FIC Spe
Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide To Foraging, With Easy Identification Of 60 Edible Plants And 67 Recipes
Sergei Boutenko
581.632 Bou
Seeing Further: The Story Of Science & The Royal Society
Bill Bryson, Jon Turney
506.041 See
Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating In The Animal Kingdom
Carin Bondar
591.562 Bon