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Peter Swanson
Description: "Abigail Baskin never thought she’d fall in love with a millionaire. Then she met Bruce Lamb. He’s a good guy, stable, level-headed, kind—a refreshing twist from her previous relationships. But right before the wedding, Abigail has a drunken one-night stand on her bachelorette weekend. She puts the incident—and the sexy guy who wouldn’t give her his real name—out of her mind, and now believes she wants to be with Bruce for the rest of her life. Then the mysterious stranger suddenly appears—and Abigail’s future life and happiness are turned upside down. He insists that their passionate night was the beginning of something much, much more. Something special. Something real—and he’s tracked her down to prove it. Does she tell Bruce and ruin their idyllic honeymoon—and possibly their marriage? Or should she handle this psychopathic stalker on her own? To make the situation worse, strange things begin to happen. She sees a terrified woman in the night shadows, and no one at the resort seems to believe anything is amiss... including her perfect new husband" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Swa
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Serena Burdick
Description: "Cuba, 1936: When Estelita Rodriguez sings in a hazy Havana nightclub for the very first time, she is nine years old. From then on, that spotlight of adoration--from Havana to New York's Copacabana and then Hollywood--becomes the one true accomplishment no one can take from her. Not the 1933 Cuban Revolution that drove her family into poverty. Not the revolving door of husbands or the fickle world of film. Thirty years later, her young adult daughter, Nina, is blindsided by her mother's mysterious death. Seeking answers, the grieving Nina navigates the troubling, opulent memories of their life together and discovers how much Estelita sacrificed to live the American dream on her own terms" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Bur
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Tatiana de Rosnay
Description: "Author Clarissa Katsef is struggling to write her next book. She's just snagged a new artist residency in an ultra-modern apartment, with a view of all of Paris--a dream for any novelist in search of tranquility. But since moving in, she has had the feeling of being watched. Is there a reason to be paranoid? Or is her distraction and discomfort the result of her husband's recent shocking betrayal? Stuck inside, in the midst of a sweltering heatwave, Clarissa enlists her beloved granddaughter in her investigation of the mysterious, high tech building even as she finds herself drawn back into the orbit of her first husband who shares the past grief that she has never let go" --Back cover.
Call Number: LP FIC Ros
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Ayad Akhtar
Description: "A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home. Ayad Akhtar forges a new narrative voice to capture a country in which debt has ruined countless lives and the gods of finance rule, where immigrants live in fear, and where the nation's unhealed wounds wreak havoc around the world. Akhtar attempts to make sense of it all through the lens of a story about one family, from a heartland town in America to palatial suites in Central Europe to guerrilla lookouts in the mountains of Afghanistan, and spares no one -- least of all himself -- in the process" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Akh
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Imbolo Mbue
Description: "'We should have known the end was near.' So begins Imbolo Mbue's exquisite and devastating novel How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by a large and powerful American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of clean up and financial reparations to the villagers are made--and ignored. The country's government, led by a corrupt, brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interest. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight the American corporation. Doing so will come at a steep price. Told through multiple perspectives and centered around a fierce young girl named Thula who grows up to become a revolutionary, How Beautiful We Were is a masterful exploration of what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghosts of colonialism, comes up against one village's quest for justice--and a young woman's willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people's freedom" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Mbu
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Rachel Joyce
Description: "It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson--a sensible schoolmarm and lonely spinster--is just trying to get through life. But one day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job and her tidy, circumscribed life, to set out on an expedition to the other side of the world in search of an insect that may or may not exist: the golden beetle of New Caledonia, Margery's childhood obsession ever since her father gave her a book on cryptozoology right before he killed himself. The assistant Margery hires to accompany her, Enid Pretty, in her pink hat and pompom sandals, is not the companion she had in mind. But together they will find themselves drawn into an adventure that exceeds all expectations: a cross-ocean voyage to a remote island covered with dense jungle--the last place two proper British ladies would expect to find themselves. They must risk everything and break all the rules, but at the top of a mountain deep in the South Pacific they will discover their best selves. This is a charming, uplifting story about the power of belief in all its forms; it is an intoxicating adventure that explores what it means to be a woman; and it is a tender exploration of the transformative power of friendship" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Joy
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Gabriela Garcia
Description: "In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt. From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals--personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others--that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America's most tangled, honest, human roots" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Gar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Susanna Clarke
Description: "Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-- a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Cla
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Edgar Allan Poe
Description: Here in a single volume are collected the most important works by this pivotal figure in American literature. In this wide-ranging collection, readers will discover the breadth of Poe's talents and delight in the artistic perfection of his literary style.
Call Number: LP FIC Poe
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Jim Fergus, Molly (Fictitious character) Standing Bear
Description: "In 1873, a Cheyenne chief offers President Grant the opportunity to exchange one thousand horses for one thousand white women, in order to marry them with his warriors and create a lasting peace. These women, 'recruited' by force in the penitentiaries and asylums of the country, gradually integrate the way of life of the Cheyenne, at the time when the great massacres of the tribes begin. After the battle of Little Big Horn, some female survivors decide to take up arms against the United States, which has stolen from the Native Americans their lands, their way of life, their culture and their history. This ghost tribe of rebellious women will soon go underground to wage an implacable battle, which will continue from generation to generation" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Fer
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Sandra Cisneros
Description: "From the beloved author of The House on Mango Street: a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend's life and career. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico, in a region where 'my ancestors lived for centuries,' the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection--spanning nearly three decades, and including never-before-published work--Cisneros has come home at last. Ranging from the private (her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage) to the political (a rallying cry for one woman's liberty in Sarajevo) to the literary (a tribute to Marguerite Duras), and written with her trademark sensitivity and honesty, these poignant, unforgettable pieces give us not only her most transformative memories but also a revelation of her artistic and intellectual influences. Here is an exuberant, deeply moving celebration of a life in writing lived to the fullest--an important milestone in a storied career" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Cis
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Dean R. (Dean Ray) Koontz
Description: "A decade ago, Emily Carlino vanished after her car broke down on a California highway. Writer David Thorne still hasn't recovered from losing the love of his life, or from the guilt of not being there to save her. Then David meets Maddison Sutton, beguiling, playful and keenly aware of all David has lost. But what really takes his breath away is that everything about Maddison is just like Emily. Is she Emily? Or an irresistible dead ringer? What game is she playing? Whatever the risk in finding out, David's willing to take it for this precious second chance. It's been ten years since he's felt this inspired, this hopeful, this much in love--and he's afraid" --Back cover.
Call Number: LP FIC Koo
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 3, 2021
Susie Yang
Description: Ivy Lin is a thief and a liar--but you'd never know it by looking at her. Raised outside of Boston, she is taught how to pilfer items from yard sales and second-hand shops by her immigrant grandmother. Thieving allows Ivy to accumulate the trappings of a suburban teen--and, most importantly, to attract the attention of Gideon Speyer, the golden boy of a wealthy political family. But when Ivy's mother discovers her trespasses, punishment is swift and Ivy is sent to China, where her dream instantly evaporates. Years later, Ivy has grown into a poised yet restless young woman, haunted by her conflicting feelings about her upbringing and her family. Back in Boston, when she bumps into Sylvia Speyer, Gideon's sister, a reconnection with Gideon seems not only inevitable--it feels like fate.
Call Number: LP FIC Yan
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Sadeqa Johnson
Description: "Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a relatively sheltered life. Shielded by her mother’s position as the estate’s medicine woman and cherished by the Master’s sister, she is set apart from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world. She’d been promised freedom on her eighteenth birthday, but instead of the idyllic life she imagined with her true love, Essex Henry, Pheby is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. She unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil’s Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia, where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day. There, Pheby is exposed not just to her Jailer’s cruelty but also to his contradictions. To survive, Pheby will have to outwit him, and she soon faces the ultimate sacrifice" --Amazon.
Call Number: LP FIC Joh
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Andrew H. Knoll
Description: The story of our home planet and the organisms spread across its surface is far more spectacular than any Hollywood blockbuster, filled with enough plot twists to rival a bestselling thriller. But only recently have we begun to piece together the whole mystery into a coherent narrative. Drawing on his decades of field research and up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest science, geologist Andrew H. Knoll delivers a biography of Earth, charting our home planet's epic 4.6 billion-year story.
Call Number: LP 525 Kno
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 10, 2021
Bob Drury, Thomas Clavin
Description: It is the mid-eighteenth century, and in the 13 colonies founded by Great Britain, anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America's "First Frontier" beyond the Appalachian Mountains engage in a never-ending series of bloody battles. These violent conflicts are waged against the Native American tribes whose lands they covet, the French, and finally against the mother country itself in an American Revolution destined to reverberate around the world. This is the setting for this narrative of America's great pathfinder, Daniel Boone.
Call Number: LP 976.902 Dru
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 7, 2021
Rick Bragg
Description: A collection of wide-ranging and endearingly personal columns by Rick Bragg, culled from his pieces in Southern Living and Garden & Gun. From his love of Tupperware ("My Affair with Tupperware") to the decline of country music, from the legacy of Harper Lee to the metamorphosis of the pick-up truck, the best way to kill fire ants, the unbridled excess of Fat Tuesday, and why any self-respecting Southern man worth his salt should carry a good knife, this is an ode to the stories and the history of the deep South, written with tenderness, wit, and deep affection.
Call Number: LP 975 Bra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 6, 2021
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Every Vow You Break : A Novel
Peter Swanson
LP FIC Swa
Strongheart : The Lost Journals Of May Dodd And Molly Mcgill
Jim Fergus, Molly (Fictitious character) Standing Bear
LP FIC Fer
Find Me In Havana
Serena Burdick
LP FIC Bur
The Echo Wife
Sarah Gailey
LP FIC Gai
Flowers Of Darkness
Tatiana de Rosnay
LP FIC Ros
The House On Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros
LP FIC Cis
Homeland Elegies
Ayad Akhtar
LP FIC Akh
The Kaiser's Web
Steve Berry
LP FIC Ber
How Beautiful We Were : A Novel
Imbolo Mbue
LP FIC Mbu
The Lost Apothecary
Sarah Penner
LP FIC Pen
Infinite Country
Patricia Engel
LP FIC Eng
The Other Emily
Dean R. (Dean Ray) Koontz
LP FIC Koo
Lore
Alexandra Bracken
LP FIC Bra
White Ivy
Susie Yang
LP FIC Yan
Miss Benson's Beetle : A Novel
Rachel Joyce
LP FIC Joy
Yellow Wife
Sadeqa Johnson
LP FIC Joh
Of Women And Salt
Gabriela Garcia
LP FIC Gar
A Brief History Of Earth : Four Billion Years In Eight Chapters
Andrew H. Knoll
LP 525 Kno
Piranesi
Susanna Clarke
LP FIC Cla
Blood And Treasure : Daniel Boone And The Fight For America's First Frontier
Bob Drury, Thomas Clavin
LP 976.902 Dru
Selected Stories And Poems By Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
LP FIC Poe
Where I Come From : Stories From The Deep South
Rick Bragg
LP 975 Bra