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John Le Carré
Description: Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.
Call Number: LP FIC Le C
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Stephanie Garber
Description: Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor who she has just met, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Call Number: LP FIC Gar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 28, 2017
Melanie Dobson
Description: What happened to Brigitte Berthold? That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years. Now a wealthy old man, Daniel's final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London. He believes Quenby's tenacity to find missing people and her personal investment in a related WWII espionage story will help her succeed where previous investigators have failed. Though Quenby is wrestling her own demons -- and wary at the idea of teaming up with Daniel's lawyer, Lucas Hough -- the lure of Brigitte's story is too much to resist. Together, Quenby and Lucas delve deep into the past, following a trail of deception, sacrifice, and healing that could change all of their futures.
Call Number: LP FIC Dob
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 28, 2017
Balli Kaur Jaswal
Description: Nikki has spent most of her life distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community. After her father's death she takes a job teaching a creative writing course in the heart of the Punjabi community. When one of the women students brings a book of erotica to class, Nicki use it as the basis for helping these modest women unleash creativity by telling their own stories.
Call Number: LP FIC Jas
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Louise Penny
Description: When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache's own conscience is standing in judgment.
Call Number: LP FIC Pen
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Laura Dave
Description: When culinary star Sunshine Mackenzie is hacked, secrets are revealed and her fall from grace is catastrophic. She loses everything and is forced to return to her childhood home and her estranged sister. But what she does with the ashes of her own destruction may just save her life.
Call Number: LP FIC Dav
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Vaddey Ratner
Description: Leaving the safety of America, Teera returns to Cambodia for the first time since her harrowing escape as a child refugee. She carries a letter from a man who mysteriously signs himself as "the Old Musician" and claims to have known her father in the Khmer Rouge prison where he disappeared twenty-five years ago. In Phnom Penh, Teera finds a society still in turmoil, where perpetrators and survivors of unfathomable violence live side by side, striving to mend their still beloved country. She meets a young doctor who begins to open her heart, immerses herself in long-buried memories and prepares to learn her father's fate. Meanwhile, the Old Musician, who earns his modest keep playing ceremonial music at a temple, awaits Teera's visit with great trepidation. He will have to confess the bonds he shared with her parents, the passion with which they all embraced the Khmer Rouge's illusory promise of a democratic society, and the truth about her father's end.
Call Number: LP FIC Rat
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Dan Brown
Description: Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever". The evening's host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence. But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch's precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum's director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.
Call Number: LP FIC Bro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 2, 2017
Jaroslav Kalfar
Description: When Jakub Procha is sent into space to examine a cosmic dust cloud covering Venus, it may be a solo suicide mission. Dreaming of becoming a national hero and desperate to atone for his father's sins as a Communist informer, he leaves his beloved wife behind and launches into the galaxy. But things aboard spaceship JanHus1 quickly turn weird, and, to make matters worse, he soon learns that his wife has disappeared without a trace back on Earth. As his spaceship hurtles toward an unknown danger and his sanity wavers, Jakub encounters an unlikely fellow passenger -- a giant alien spider. He and his strange arachnid companion form an unlikely bond over late-night refrigerator encounters, where they talk philosophy, love, life, death, and the incomprehensible deliciousness of bacon. But when their mission is thrown into crisis by secret Russian rivals, Jakub is forced to make violent decisions -- recalling the tortured past and dark political heritage he's buried -- in a desperate quest to return to his Earthly life."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Kal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, Richelle Brunstetter
Description: Luella's promise: Luella Ebersol has been caregiver for a dying woman and her young son. When Dena Lapp gives Luella her favorite quilt, she makes Luella promise to pass it down to her daughter. But Luella isn't sure she will ever marry if she can't find someone with maturity and faith like Dena's husband Atlee Zook. Karen's gift: Karen Allgyer and her husband moved to a slow-paced village to raise their children, but Karen longs for the closeness of family to help her through the challenges of managing three girls with one on the way. When life's pressures rise, will Karen cave to her fears? Roseanna's groom: When the unexpected happens on the day of her wedding, Roseanna Allgyer can't help blaming herself, despite not understanding why. Then an old friend returns to town, and she battles feeling for him -- afraid of being hurt again.
Call Number: LP FIC Bru
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Wanda E. Brunstetter
Description: Return to the Troyer farm where Heidi welcomes six new cooking class students who experience the healing hand of God. Despite stressful changes occurring in their lives, Lyle and Heidi once again open their Ohio home up to those seeking to learn about Amish cooking. This time a teenager helping her divorced dad cook for the family, a caterer needing new recipes, a food critic, a hunter looking to impress his buddies, a wife given the class as an unwanted gift, and a mailman lured in by the aroma of good cooking gather around Heidi's table. During each class, Heidi teaches culinary skills, but it is her words of wisdom that have a profound effect on her students--though, this time Heidi's own hurting heart will need some healing nourishment.
Call Number: LP FIC Bru
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
John Boyne
Description: Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from, and over his many years will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more.
Call Number: LP FIC Boy
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Ellen Marie Wiseman
Description: On a summer evening in 1931, Lilly Blackwood glimpses circus lights from the grimy window of her attic bedroom. Lilly isn't allowed to explore the meadows around Blackwood Manor. She's never even ventured beyond her narrow room. Momma insists it's for Lilly's own protection, that people would be afraid if they saw her. But on this unforgettable night, Lilly is taken outside for the first time--and sold to the circus sideshow. More than two decades later, nineteen-year-old Julia Blackwood has inherited her parents' estate and horse farm. For Julia, home was an unhappy place full of strict rules and forbidden rooms, and she hopes that returning might erase those painful memories. Instead, she becomes immersed in a mystery involving a hidden attic room and photos of circus scenes featuring a striking young girl. It will fall to Julia to learn the truth about Lilly's fate and her family's shocking betrayal, and find a way to make Blackwood Manor into a place of healing at last.
Call Number: LP FIC Wis
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Michelle Richmond
Description: Picture-perfect newlyweds Alice and Jake are unexpectedly initiated into a mysterious organization designed to keep marriages happy and intact through seemingly sensible rules that become increasingly exacting and subject to brutal enforcement.
Call Number: LP FIC Ric
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 18, 2017
Alice McDermott
Description: A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn.
Call Number: LP FIC McD
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 18, 2017
Elise Hooper
Description: A tale inspired by the life of Louisa May Alcott's youngest sister finds young May longing to study art outside of the confines of her Concord home before turning down a marriage proposal and pursuing an identity in contrast to the spoiled and worldly character of Amy in her sister's famed novel.
Call Number: LP FIC Hoo
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Beverly Lewis
Description: After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What's more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind--or that the inn's clientèle expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance, or will this prove a dreadful mistake?
Call Number: LP FIC Lew
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Craig Johnson
Description: "Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph--along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement--hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.
Call Number: LP FIC Joh
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Brendan Mathews
Description: Fleeing Ireland for New York City after stealing a small fortune from the IRA, three brothers immerse themselves in the cultural and political tensions of 1939, only to find their lives falling apart when they are tracked down by a hired assassin.
Call Number: LP FIC Bre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Thomas E. Ricks
Description: Had Orwell and Churchill died in the mid-1930's, history would scarcely remember them. By the end of the 20th century, they would be considered two of the most important people in British history for having the vision and courage to campaign against the totalitarian threats from left and right. For them the issue was human freedom--that a government that denied its people basic freedoms was a totalitarian menace and had to be resisted. In the 1940's, both worked to triumph over freedom's enemies. Churchill played a large role in the defeat of Hitler and the Axis, and Orwell's Animal Farm and 1984 would give inspiration to fighters for freedom to this day. They are a testament to the power of moral conviction, and to the courage to stay true to it.
Call Number: LP 941.084 Ric
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 28, 2017
David G. McCullough
Description: This collection of speeches by historian David McCullough reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, as many Americans engage in self-reflection following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume that articulates important principles and characteristics that are particularly American.
Call Number: LP 973 McC
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 28, 2017
Ryan White (Journalist)
Description: Music critic Ryan White has crafted the first definitive account of Buffett's rise from singing songs for beer to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO behind the Margaritaville industrial complex, a vast network of merchandise, chain restaurants, resorts, and lifestyle products all inspired by his hit 'Margaritaville'.
Call Number: LP B Buf Buffett, Jimmy
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
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A Legacy Of Spies : A Novel
John Le Carré
LP FIC Le C
The Heart's Invisible Furies
John Boyne
LP FIC Boy
Caraval
Stephanie Garber
LP FIC Gar
The Life She Was Given
Ellen Marie Wiseman
LP FIC Wis
Catching The Wind
Melanie Dobson
LP FIC Dob
The Marriage Pact : A Novel
Michelle Richmond
LP FIC Ric
Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows
Balli Kaur Jaswal
LP FIC Jas
The Ninth Hour
Alice McDermott
LP FIC McD
Glass Houses
Louise Penny
LP FIC Pen
The Other Alcott
Elise Hooper
LP FIC Hoo
Hello, Sunshine
Laura Dave
LP FIC Dav
The Proving
Beverly Lewis
LP FIC Lew
Music Of The Ghosts
Vaddey Ratner
LP FIC Rat
The Western Star
Craig Johnson
LP FIC Joh
Origin : A Novel [Large Print]
Dan Brown
LP FIC Bro
The World Of Tomorrow
Brendan Mathews
LP FIC Bre
Spaceman Of Bohemia
Jaroslav Kalfar
LP FIC Kal
Churchill And Orwell : The Fight For Freedom
Thomas E. Ricks
LP 941.084 Ric
The Beloved Christmas Quilt: Three Stories Of Family, Romance, And Amish Faith
Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, Richelle Brunstetter
LP FIC Bru
The American Spirit : Who We Are And What We Stand For
David G. McCullough
LP 973 McC
The Blessing
Wanda E. Brunstetter
LP FIC Bru
Jimmy Buffett : A Good Life All The Way
Ryan White (Journalist)
LP B Buf Buffett, Jimmy