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Anthony Burgess, Tom Hollander
Description: Burgess' satire of the present inhumanity of man to man through a futuristic culture where teenagers rule with violence, and includes the final chapter deleted from the first American edition and the introduction to "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Kozue Amano, Alethea Nibley, Athena Nibley
Description: April 3rd, 2301. After 150 years of terraforming, planet Mars has become very aquatic, with water covering over 90% of its surface area, hence it has been renamed to "Aqua." A young girl named Akari Mizunashi arrives the Aquarian city of Neo-Venezia, an exact replica of the old Italian city of Venezia (Venice), hoping to become an Undine, female gondolier and tour guide. After landing her job as an intern at Aria Company, she works hard to sharpen her skills, makes new friends, and tries to adapt the laid-back lifestyle at Aqua.
Call Number: YA FIC Ama
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Diane Setterfield, Jack Davenport
Description: As a boy, William Bellman commits one small, cruel act: killing a bird with his slingshot. Little does he know the unforeseen and terrible consequences of the deed, which is soon forgotten amidst the riot of boyhood games. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to be a man blessed by fortune, until tragedy strikes and the stranger in black comes. Then he starts to wonder if all his happiness is about to be eclipsed.
Call Number: FIC Set
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2021
John Howard Griffin
Call Number: 305.896 Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2021
Harriet Tyce
Description: Alison, a young lawyer, has been given her first murder case to defend. Her new client doesn't deny she stabbed her husband-- in fact, she's desperate to plead guilty. Alison has a doting husband, an adorable daughter, and a blossoming career-- but she drinks too much, and is deeply entangled in a toxic affair with her senior legal partner. As the murder case escalates and her personal life spins out of control, she learns someone knows her secrets-- someone who wants to make Alison pay for what she's done. -- adapted from jacket.
Call Number: LP FIC Tyc
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Deepa Anappara
Description: "Based on a true story--Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality police shows, thinks he's smarter than his friend Pari (even though she gets the best grades), and considers himself to be a better boss than Faiz (even though Faiz is the one with a job). When a classmate goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from TV to find him. He asks Pari and Faiz to be his assistants and together they draw up lists of people to interview and places to visit. But what begins as a game turns sinister as other children start disappearing from their neighborhood. Jai, Pari, and Faiz have to confront terrified parents, an indifferent police force, and their fears of soul-snatching djinns. As the disappearances edge ever closer to home, the lives of Jai and his friends will never be the same again. At times exuberant, at times heartbreaking, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line traces the unfolding of a tragedy while capturing the fierce warmth and resilience of a community forged in times of trouble"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ana
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Talia Hibbert, Adjoa Andoh
Description: Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal. After almost dying, she's determined to spice up her life and finally fit in with her glamorous family. To that end, she recruits the mysterious, sexy neighbor she's been spying on to help her get a life. But she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her, like what really lies beneath his rough exterior.
Call Number: FIC Hib
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Gaynor Arnold
Description: In creating my [the author's] own story of Alfred and Dorothea Gibson, I have taken a novelist's liberties as I explored an imaginative path through their relationship. Inspired by "threads of Dickens's own preoccupations with things strange, romantic, and melodramatic rather than realistic... at times, characters from his novels make a transmuted appearance as characters in his life. Above all, in Dorothea Gibson I have tried to give voice to the largely voiceless Catherine Dickens, who once requested that her letters from her husband be preserved so that 'the world may know he loved me once.' " -- Author's note.
Call Number: FIC Arn
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Kristen Britain
Description: A fantasy in which, after being expelled from school, spoilt Karigan G'ladheon meets a rider dying from an arrow wound who gives her a magic brooch and a message for his king. So begins a life of adventure which transforms Karigan into an exemplary heroine. A first novel.
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2021
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Call Number: FIC Adi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2021
Ellen Bass
Description: Indigo, the newest collection by Ellen Bass, merges elegy and praise poem in an exploration of life's complex grey areas. Whether her subject is oysters, high heels, a pork chop, a beloved dog, or a wife's return to health, Bass pulls us in with immediacy. In this book, joy meets regret, devotion meets dependence, and most importantly, the poet so in love with life and living begins to look for the point where the price of aging overwhelms the rewards of staying alive. Bass is relentless in her advocacy for the little pleasures all around her. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Bas
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Sherryl Woods
Description: At the heart of Lilac Lane is Keira Malone, who raised her three children alone after her first marriage broke apart, and who, after years of guarding her heart, finally finds love again. But that love is short-lived when her fiancé suffers a fatal heart attack. Grieving and unsure of what's next, Keira agrees to move from Dublin to Chesapeake Shores, Maryland, to spend time with her daughter, Moira, and her new granddaughter, Kate, as well as to help her son-in-law, Luke, with his Irish pub, O'Briens Not wanting to live underfoot, she rents a charming cottage on Lilac Lane, replete with views of the ocean and her neighbor's thriving garden--not to mention views of the neighbor himself. The neighbor is none other than Bryan Laramie, the brusque and moody chef at the pub, with whom Keira is constantly butting heads. But things get real when Bryan's long-lost daughter, whom he hasn't seen since she was a baby, shows up out of the blue. As Bryan and Keira each delve into their pasts, reopening wounds, the rest of the town is gearing up for the Fall Festival Irish Stew cook-off, and making no bones about whose side they're on.
Call Number: LP FIC Woo
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
author BrownMark (Musician), writer of foreword Questlove, Cynthia M. Uhrich
Description: "Prince's bassist BrownMark on growing up in Minneapolis, joining Prince and The Revolution, and his life in the purple kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Ann. author Cleeves
Description: Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to the strangled body of her teenage neighbour Catherine Ross. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance of circling above the body. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man-loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when police insist on opening the investigation a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community.
Call Number: FIC Cle
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2021
Elana K. Arnold
Description: You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked. And the wolf is angry. Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She's kept mostly to herself. She's been good. But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her. A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions. About the blood in Bisou's past, and on her hands as she stumbles home. About broken boys and vicious wolves. About girls lost in the woods--frightened, but not alone.
Call Number: YA FIC Arn
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Mark Greaney, Hunter Ripley Rawlings
Description: A desperate Kremlin takes advantage of a military crisis in Asia to simultaneously strike into Western Europe and invade east Africa in a bid to occupy three Rare Earth mineral mines that will give Russia unprecedented control for generations over the world's hi-tech sector. Pitted against the Russians are a Marine lieutenant colonel pulled out of a cushy job at the Pentagon and thrown into the fray in Africa, a French Special Forces captain and his intelligence operative father, a young Polish female partisan fighter, an A-10 Warthog pilot, and the commander of an American tank platoon who, along with his German counterpart, fight from behind enemy lines in Germany all the way into Russia.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Pierce Brown, Tim Gerard Reynolds, LLC Recorded Books
Description: A tale set in a bleak future society torn by class divisions follows the experiences of secret revolutionary Darrow, who after witnessing his wife's execution by an oppressive government joins a revolutionary cell and attempts to infiltrate an elite military academy.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 16, 2021
Casey McQuiston
Description: First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz, with his sister and the Veep's genius granddaughter, are the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. Then photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids. The plan for damage control: stage a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex soon discovers that beneath Henry's Prince Charming veneer, there's a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him. As President Claremont kicks off her re-election bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC McQ
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2021
Thomas Fischer
Call Number: 635.968 Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Stephen King
Description: Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with "Old Sparky," Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But he's never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished belief and yours.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Lauren Willig
Description: "Nothing ever goes right for Eloise. The day she wears her new suede Jimmy Choos, it rains. When the Tube stops too quickly, she's the one thrown into some stranger's lap. And she's had her share of misfortune in the way of love. So, after deciding that romantic heroes must be a thing of the past, Eloise is ready for a fresh start but first she must finish her history dissertation on those most romantic of spies, the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian. While rummaging through a pile of old letters and diaries, Eloise discovers something amazing, something that historians have missed: the secret history of the Pink Carnation - the most elusive spy of all time. As she reads on, Eloise begins to wonder just who this brave secret agent was, but as she gets tantalizingly close to the answer, she is distracted by the very modern charms of Colin Selwick - is Eloise about to find a dashing hero all of her own?"--Fantasticfiction.com
Call Number: LP FIC Wil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
John Sayles
Description: When rich layers of shale oil are discovered beneath the town of Yellow Earth, all hell breaks loose. Locals, oil workers, service workers, politicians, law enforcement, and get-rich-quick opportunists--along with an earnest wildlife biologist--commingle and collide as the population of the town triples overnight. Harleigh Killdeer, chairman of the tribal business council of neighboring Three Nations reservation, wants to increase economic opportunity but faces opposition for extolling "sovereignty by the barrel." From casino dealers and geologists to Native activists and high school kids, everyone in the region is swept up in the unsparing wave of an oil boom.
Call Number: FIC Say
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
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A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess.
Anthony Burgess, Tom Hollander
FIC Bur
Lilac Lane [Large Print]
Sherryl Woods
LP FIC Woo
Aqua. 01
Kozue Amano, Alethea Nibley, Athena Nibley
YA FIC Ama
My Life In The Purple Kingdom
author BrownMark (Musician), writer of foreword Questlove, Cynthia M. Uhrich
B Bro
Bellman & Black Diane Setterfield.
Diane Setterfield, Jack Davenport
FIC Set
Raven Black
Ann. author Cleeves
FIC Cle
Black Like Me John Howard Griffin.
John Howard Griffin
305.896 Gri
Red Hood
Elana K. Arnold
YA FIC Arn
Blood Orange By Harriet Tyce.
Harriet Tyce
LP FIC Tyc
Red Metal
Mark Greaney, Hunter Ripley Rawlings
FIC Gre
Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line : A Novel
Deepa Anappara
FIC Ana
Red Rising By Pierce Brown.
Pierce Brown, Tim Gerard Reynolds, LLC Recorded Books
FIC Bro
Get A Life, Chloe Brown : A Novel
Talia Hibbert, Adjoa Andoh
FIC Hib
Red, White & Royal Blue
Casey McQuiston
FIC McQ
Girl In A Blue Dress : A Novel Inspired By The Life And Marriage Of Charles Dickens
Gaynor Arnold
FIC Arn
The Gardener's Color Palette : Paint Your Garden With 100 Extraordinary Flower Choices
Thomas Fischer
635.968 Fis
Green Rider
Kristen Britain
FIC Bri
The Green Mile : A Novel In Six Parts
Stephen King
FIC Kin
Half Of A Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
FIC Adi
The Secret History Of The Pink Carnation
Lauren Willig
LP FIC Wil
Indigo
Ellen Bass
811 Bas
Yellow Earth
John Sayles
FIC Say