Winter Reading Program 2018: Read On The Wild Side

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Get lost in our winter reading program with these exciting reads that are set in exotic locals, or take you to the wild side of life. 


D. Nolan Clark
Description: After centuries of devastating interplanetary civil war, mankind has found a time of relative peace. That peace is shattered when an unknown armada emerges from the depths of space, targeting an isolated colony planet. As the colonists plead for help, the politicians and bureaucrats look away. But battle-scarred Commander Aleister Lanoe will not abandon thousands of innocents to their fate.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
John Scalzi
Description: Jack Holloway, prospecting on Zara XXIII for ZaraCorp, finds an immensely valuable stream of sunstone. But when he forwards footage of the planet's catlike, native "fuzzies" to a biologist friend --who believes the "fuzzies" are sentient--hired company thugs, murder, and arson soon follow to protect ZaraCorp's mining interests.
Call Number: FIC Sca
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Joseph Conrad, J. H. Stape
Description: Resting one night on a boat on the River Thames, Charlie Marlow tells his friends about his experiences as a steamboat captain on the River Congo. There, in the heart of Africa, his search for the extraordinary Mr. Kurtz caused him to question his own nature and values-- and the nature and values of his society.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
J. G. Ballard
Description: "When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on enemy floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven byprimal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Palmer
Call Number: J FIC Kip
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Jim DeFelice
Call Number: FIC DeF
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Shannon K Butcher
Description: "After a devastating injury, Lucas Ramsay knows he's finished as a soldier. When the general who saved his life asks him for a favor, he says yes. All Lucas has to do is keep the general's daughter from getting on a plane to Colombia, which is easier said than done. Sloan Gideon is a member of the Edge, a group of mercenaries. But she's not on the clock for this mission. Her best friend is being held by a vicious drug lord, and Sloane must rescue her, no matter how many handsome ex-soldiers her father sends to dissuade her."--Summary from p. [4] of book.
Call Number: FIC But
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Ben Bova, Stefan Rudnicki
Description: Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on Mars, and the fact that an intelligent race lived on the red planet sixty-five million years ago, only to be driven into extinction by the crash of a giant meteor. Now the exploration of Mars is itself under threat of extinction, as the ultraconservative New Morality movement gains control of the U.S. government and cuts off all funding for the Mars program. Meanwhile, Carter Carleton, an anthropologist who was driven from his university post by unproven charges of rape, has started to dig up the remains of a Martian village. Science and politics clash on two worlds as Jamie desperately tries to save the Mars program and uncover who the vanished Martians were.
Call Number: FIC Bov
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Elle Kennedy
Description: "Abby Sinclair had a desperate childhood until she was rescued and adopted by a retired army ranger who molded her into a master of self-defense. Now she's a cunning and fearless assassin who gets thrust into assignment after dangerous assignment. Abby's latest assignment is in Colombia. She needs to go undercover and snuff out a dangerous arms dealer who's active in the underground sex trade. But when Abby purposely blows her cover in a last-ditch attempt to free the helpless victims, deadly mercenary Kane Woodland is recruited as backup. His mission: Get Abby out of that hellhole."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Paul Rosolie
Description: The explorer and conservationist relives his amazing odyssey exploring the heart of the most biodiversity-rich place on the planet -- the Madre de Dios (Mother of God) region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins its massive flow from the Andean mountain cloud forests into the lowland Amazon rainforest.
Call Number: 918.44 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, Keith Stansell, Gary Brozek
Description: In "Out of Captivity," Gonsalves, Stansell, and Howes recount for the first time their amazing tale of survival, friendship, and, ultimately, rescue, tracing their five and a half years as hostages of the FARC--a Colombian terrorist and Marxist rebel organization.
Call Number: 364.154 Gon
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
James St. James
Call Number: 364.1523 St.
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Jerry Langton
Call Number: 599.35 Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Max Brand
Call Number: LP FIC Bra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Loren D Estleman
Description: Johnny Vermillion and the Prairie Rose Repertory Company bring culture to hardscrabble towns like Purgatory, Diablo and Spunk. The rustlers stop rustlin' and the six-shooters stop shootin' when there's a little Shakespeare to appreciate. But don't turn your back on these thespians. While they're regaling you with A Midsummer Night's Dream on stage, they're also using the distraction to swipe every last penny from your local bank.
Call Number: FIC Est
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Richard Preston
Call Number: LP FIC Pre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
B. Greene
Call Number: 539.725 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
T. Michael Martin
Description: "In the rural mountains of West Virginia, seventeen-year-old Michael Faris tries to protect his fragile younger brother from the horrors of the zombie apocalypse"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Rae Carson
Description: A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.
Call Number: YA FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Clive Cussler, Jack B Du Brul
Description: To pull off their latest mission, Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive a devastating new weapon unleashed in thirteenth-century China, a daring rescue in the snowbound mountains along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, a woman gone missing in the jungles of northern Thailand and Myanmar, for Cabrillo and company, all of these events will come together -- leading to the greatest threat against US security that the country has ever known.
Call Number: LP FIC Cus
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Glen Duncan, Robin Sachs
Description: Rendered the last of his kind after a colleague's death, two-hundred-year-old werewolf Jake struggles with depression and contemplates suicide until powerful forces that have personal agendas and the power to keep him alive take over his life.
Call Number: FIC Dun
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
H. P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger, Alan Moore
Description: An extensively annotated anthology of twenty-two of the horror master's best writings also examines Lovecraft's rise and accomplishments against a backdrop of the pulp fiction era while evaluating his influence on literature.
Call Number: FIC Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Denis O'Neill
Description: "To help heal a marriage on the rocks, river-rafting expert Gail, her husband Tom, and their son embark on a white water adventure in Montana. Along the way, they encounter two inexperienced rafters supposedly looking for their friends downriver. Little do they know that the men are escaped convicts whose bid for freedom has a body count. Things take a turn when the young family learns that they are now the captives of two armed killers, and it becomes clear that there is much more at stake than a marriage. Desperate to evade both the police and federal marshals, the men force the family down the river and into the mouth of a deadly class 5 white-water rapid. Careening towards mortal peril, Gail and Tom must bond together to save their family from the brutality of nature and the savageness of man."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ONe
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Ali Shaw
Description: The trees arrive in the night: thundering up through the ground, transforming streets and towns into shadowy forest. Buildings are destroyed. Broken bodies, still wrapped in tattered bed linen, hang among the twitching leaves. Adrien Thomas has never been much of a hero. But when he realizes that no help is coming, he ventures out into this unrecognizable world. Michelle, his wife, is across the sea in Ireland and he has no way of knowing whether the trees have come for her too. Then he meets green-fingered Hannah and her teenage son Seb. Together, they set out to find Hannah's forester brother, to reunite Adrien with his wife--and to discover just how deep the forest goes. Their journey will take them to a place of terrible beauty and violence, to the dark heart of nature and the darkness inside themselves.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Anne Rice
Description: A young reporter on assignment is attacked and bitten by an unknown beast in rural Northern California and begins a terrifying but seductive transformation into a being with a dual nature, both man and wolf.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Ursula K. Le Guin
Call Number: FIC Le G
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 13, 2017
Colleen Houck
Description: Seventeen-year-old Oregon teenager Kelsey forms a bond with a circus tiger who is actually one of two brothers, Indian princes Ren and Kishan, who were cursed to live as tigers for eternity, and she travels with him to India where the tiger's curse may be broken once and for all.
Call Number: YA FIC Hou
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
Sabrina Jeffries
Description: Lord Gabriel Sharpe is guilt-ridden by his friend's death to the point that he recklessly accepts a challenge to compete in the same race that ended his friend's life, but develops unexpected feelings for his friend's sister.
Call Number: LP FIC Jef
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 14, 2017
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Forsaken Skies
D. Nolan Clark
FIC Cla
The Adventures Of Johnny Vermillion
Loren D Estleman
FIC Est
Fuzzy Nation
John Scalzi
FIC Sca
The Cobra Event [Large Print]
Richard Preston
LP FIC Pre
Heart Of Darkness
Joseph Conrad, J. H. Stape
FIC Con
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, And The Quest For The Ultimate Theory
B. Greene
539.725 Gre
High-Rise
J. G. Ballard
FIC Bal
The End Games
T. Michael Martin
YA FIC Mar
Just So Stories [Audiobook]
Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Palmer
J FIC Kip
The Girl Of Fire And Thorns
Rae Carson
YA FIC Car
Leopards Kill
Jim DeFelice
FIC DeF
The Jungle: A Novel Of The Oregon Files [Large Print]
Clive Cussler, Jack B Du Brul
LP FIC Cus
Living On The Edge: An Edge Novel
Shannon K Butcher
FIC But
The Last Werewolf [Audiobook]
Glen Duncan, Robin Sachs
FIC Dun
Mars Life [Audiobook]
Ben Bova, Stefan Rudnicki
FIC Bov
The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger, Alan Moore
FIC Lov
Midnight Rescue: A Killer Instincts Novel
Elle Kennedy
FIC Ken
The River Wild: A Thriller
Denis O'Neill
FIC ONe
Mother Of God: An Extraordinary Journey Into The Uncharted Tributaries Of The Western Amazon
Paul Rosolie
918.44 Ros
The Trees
Ali Shaw
FIC Sha
Out Of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days In The Colombian Jungle
Marc Gonsalves, Tom Howes, Keith Stansell, Gary Brozek
364.154 Gon
The Wolf Gift: A Novel
Anne Rice
FIC Ric
Party Monster: A Fabulous But True Tale Of Murder In Clubland
James St. James
364.1523 St.
The Word For World Is Forest
Ursula K. Le Guin
FIC Le G
Rat: How The World's Most Notorious Rodent Clawed Its Way To The Top
Jerry Langton
599.35 Lan
Tiger's Curse
Colleen Houck
YA FIC Hou
Tales Of The Wild West: Western Stories [Large Print]
Max Brand
LP FIC Bra
To Wed A Wild Lord [Large Print]
Sabrina Jeffries
LP FIC Jef