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Alone in the wild [sound recording (CD)] / Kelley Armstrong.
cover image"Every season in Rockton seems to bring a new challenge. At least that's what Detective Casey Duncan has felt since she decided to call this place home. Between all the secretive residents, the sometimes-hostile settlers outside, and the surrounding wilderness, there's always something to worry about. While on a much needed camping vacation with her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, Casey hears a baby crying in the woods. The sound leads them to a tragic scene: a woman buried under the snow, murdered, a baby still alive in her arms. A town that doesn't let anyone in under the age of eighteen, Rockton must take care of its youngest resident yet while solving another murder and finding out where the baby came from - and whether she's better off where she is.

Perfect little children [sound recording (CD)] / Sophie Hannah.
cover imageAll Beth has to do is drive her son to his soccer game, watch him play, and then return home. Just because she knows her ex-best friend lives near the field, that doesn't mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch a glimpse of her. Why would Beth do that and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn't seen Flora for twelve years. She doesn't want to see her today, or ever again. But she can't resist. She parks outside the open gates of Newnham House, watches from across the road as Flora arrives and calls to her children Thomas and Emily to get out of the car. Except, there's something terribly wrong. Flora looks the same, only older. Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt, but they haven't changed at all. They are no taller, no older. Why haven't they grown? How is it possible that they haven't grown up?

Golden in death [sound recording (CD)] / J.D. Robb.
cover imageA pediatrician receives poison in the mail, and Detective Eve Dallas must find the sender. But when someone else dies, Eve knows she's dealing with a madman, or someone with a secret connection.

A divided loyalty [sound recording (CD)] / Charles Todd.
cover imageA young woman has been murdered next to a mysterious, hooded, figure-like stone, but no one recognizes her, or admits to it. And how did she get there? Despite a thorough investigation, it appears that her killer has simply vanished.

The Brontë plot [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Katherine Reay.
cover imageLucy Alling makes a living selling rare books, often taking suspicious liberties to reach her goals. When her unorthodox methods are discovered, Lucy’s secret ruins her relationship with her boss and her boyfriend, James—leaving Lucy in a heap of hurt and trouble. Something has to change; she has to change. In a sudden turn of events, James’s wealthy grandmother, Helen, hires Lucy as a consultant for a London literary and antiques excursion. Lucy reluctantly agrees and soon discovers Helen holds secrets of her own. In fact, Helen understands Lucy’s predicament better than anyone else. As the two travel across England, Lucy benefits from Helen’s wisdom as Helen confronts ghosts from her own past. Everything comes to a head at Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters, where Lucy is reminded of the sisters’ beloved heroines who, with tenacity and resolution, endured—even in the midst of impossible circumstances. Now Lucy must face her past in order to move forward. And while it may hold mistakes and regrets, she will prevail—if only she can step into the life that’s been waiting for her all along.

The liar's daughter [sound recording (CD)] / Megan Cooley Peterson.
cover imageSeventeen-year-old Piper knows that Father is a Prophet. Infallible. The chosen one. She would do anything for Father. That's why she takes care of all her little sisters. That's why she runs end-of-the-world drills. That's why she never asks questions. Because Father knows best. Until the day he doesn't. Until the day the government raids the compound and separates Piper from her siblings, from Mother, from the Aunts, from all of Father's followers, even from Caspian, the boy she loves. Now Piper is living Outside. Among Them. With a woman They claim is her real mother, a woman They say Father stole her from. But Piper knows better. And Piper is going to escape.

Ravnica [sound recording (CD)] / Greg Weisman.
cover imageTeyo Verada wants nothing more than to be a shieldmage, wielding arcane energies to protect his people from his world's vicious diamondstorms. When he's buried alive in the aftermath of his first real tempest, near death, a power he didn't know he had whisks him away to a world of stone, glass, and wonder: Ravnica. It turns out that Teyo is a Planeswalker, and one of many to be called to Ravnica by the Elder Dragon, who needs them to protect a land on the brink of ruin.

Fallen skies [sound recording (CD)] / Philippa Gregory.
cover imageLily Valance is determined to forget the horrors of the war by throwing herself into the decadent pleasures of the 1920s and pursuing her career as a music hall singer. When she meets Captain Stephen Winters, a decorated veteran, she's immediately drawn to his wealth and status. And Stephen, burdened by his guilt over surviving the Flanders battlefields where so many soldiers perished, sees the possibility of forgetting his anguish in Lily, but his family does not approve.

Gun island [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Amitav Ghosh.
cover imageDeen Datta is used to a quiet life, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, a tangle of memories and experiences take him on a life-changing journey from India to Los Angeles and Venice.

Louis L'Amour's lost treasures. Volume 2 [sound recording (CD)] : more mysterious stories, unfinished manuscripts, and lost notes from one of the world's most popular novelists / Louis L'Amour with Beau L'Amour.
cover imageWagon trains heading west were forced to defend themselves against Indians, cope with injuries and illness, and struggle to find food. The group of easterners Rock Bannon was scouting for faced another problem. They were being deceived. When he warned them to remain on the Humboldt Trail, Sharon Crockett and the others refused to listen. Mort Harper, a stranger riding a beautiful black mare, had dazzled them with his charm and good looks. The southern route was the best way to go, Harper told them. But best for whom? Bannon wondered. That route led straight to the Salt Lake Desert. The conditions would be brutal. And if Harper wasn't steering them toward those deadly alkali flats, where were they headed? And what would happen once they got there?

Sword of kings [sound recording (CD)] / Bernard Cornwell.
cover imageUhtred tries to avoid the conflict over the dying King Edward's successor, but the oath he swore to the king's eldest son, Aethelstan, forces him to enter the fray on his behalf or live with the shame of being an oathbreaker.

Red at the bone [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Jacqueline Woodson.
cover imageTwo families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. Moving forward and backward in time, with the power of poetry and the emotional richness of a narrative ten times its length, Jacqueline Woodson's extraordinary novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of this child.

A beginner's guide to the end [sound recording (CD)] : practical advice for living life and facing death / Bruce J Miller, Shoshana Berger.
cover imagePalliative care doctor B.J. Miller and Shoshana Berger deliver the first ever practical, compassionate, and comprehensive guide to dying, and living fully until you do. Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that often seems anything but. This book offers step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system, and answers questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor.

Moral compass [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Danielle Steel.
cover imageThe students at an elite private school that has admitted females for the first time navigate painful secrets, family dynamics and a prying media in the aftermath of a Halloween event that is upended by a classmate’s alcohol poisoning.

All the ways we said goodbye [sound recording (CD)] : a novel of the Ritz Paris / Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White.
cover imageThe heiress. The Resistance fighter. The widow. Three women whose fates are joined by one splendid hotel.

Son of the wilderness [sound recording (CD)] : the life of John Muir / by Linnie Marsh Wolfe.
cover imageFollowing Muir from his ancestral home in Scotland, through his early years in the harsh Wisconsin wilderness, to his history-making pilgrimage to California, Linnie Marsh Wolfe creates a full and rounded portrait of her subject--not only as America's firebrand conservationist and founder of the national park system, but as a committed husband, father, and friend. Muir was a multifaceted character, shaped as much by his stern and liberty-loving Scottish heritage as by his love of all things wild and free. His battles against the encroachment of civilization were actually born of his love for civilization, for he was one of the few to realize that the destruction of the wilderness would diminish man himself.

Opium [sound recording (CD)] : how an ancient flower shaped and poisoned our world / John H. Halpern, MD and David Blistein.
cover imageJohn Halpern and David Blistein tell the extraordinary and at times harrowing story of how we arrived at today's opioid crisis--a story that begins at the dawn of human civilization with enterprising poppy farmers.

The museum of desire [sound recording (CD)] / Jonathan Kellerman.
cover image"LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis has solved a lot of murder cases. On many of them--the ones he calls "different"--he taps the brain of brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. But neither Alex nor Milo are prepared for what they find on an early morning call to a deserted mansion in Bel Air. This one's beyond different. This is predation, premeditation, and cruelty on a whole new level. Four people have been slaughtered and left displayed bizarrely and horrifically in a stretch limousine. Confounding the investigation, none of the victims seems to have any connection to any other, and a variety of methods have been used to dispatch them. As Alex and Milo make their way through blind alleys and mazes baited with misdirection, they encounter a crime so vicious that it stretches the definitions of evil."-- Provided by publisher.

The witches are coming [sound recording (CD)] / Lindy West.
cover image"This is a witch hunt. We're witches, and we're hunting you. From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You've got one. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West extolls the world-changing magic of truth, urging readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos, and unpacking the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the 21st century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice, and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics -- and that delivered us to this precarious, disorienting moment in history. West writes, "We were just a hair's breadth from electing America's first female president to succeed America's first black president. We weren't done, but we were doing it. And then, true to form -- like the Balrog's whip catching Gandalf by his little gray bootie, like the husband in a Lifetime movie hissing, 'If I can't have you, no one can' -- white American voters shoved an incompetent, racist con-man into the White House." We cannot understand how we got here -- how the land of the free became Trump's America -- without examining the chasm between who we are and who we think we are, without fact-checking the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and each other. The truth can transform us; there is witchcraft in it. Lindy West turns on the light." -- From container.

The river murders [sound recording (CD)] / James Patterson & James O. Born.
cover imageSometimes figuring out the truth means going to the point of no return. For Mitchum, returning isn't something he concerns himself with. In three "Bookshot" thrillers, the Navy SEAL reject-turned-private-eye has to solve some very high-stakes cases.

Lost Hills [sound recording (CD)] / Lee Goldberg.
cover imageA video of Deputy Eve Ronin's off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is plagued by scandal. The sheriff, desperate for more positive press, makes Eve the youngest female homicide detective in the department's history. Now Eve, with a lot to learn and resented by her colleagues, has to justify her new badge. Her chance comes when she and her burned-out, soon-to-retire partner are called to the blood-splattered home of a missing single mother and her two kids. The horrific carnage screams multiple murder--but there are no corpses. Eve has to rely on her instincts and tenacity to find the bodies and capture the vicious killer, all while battling her own insecurities and mounting pressure from the media, her bosses, and the bereaved family. It's a deadly ordeal that will either prove her skills, or totally destroy her. --From container.

Thirteen doorways, wolves behind them all [sound recording (CD)] / Laura Ruby.
cover imageFrankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned alongside so many other orphans--two young, unwanted women doing everything they can to survive. As the embers of the Great Depression are kindled into the fires of World War II, and injustice, poverty, and death walk the streets, it is up to Frankie to find something worth holding on to in the ruins of this shattered America.

When you see me [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Lisa Gardner.
cover imageFBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective D D Warren have built a task force to follow the digital bread crumbs left behind by deceased serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. When a disturbing piece of evidence is discovered in the hills of Georgia, they bring Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to a small town where something seems to be deeply wrong. What at first looks like a Gothic eeriness soon hardens into something much more sinister. They discover that for all the evil Jacob committed while alive, his worst secret is still to be revealed.

In pain [sound recording (CD)] : a bioethicist's personal struggle with opioids / Travis Rieder.
cover imageTravis Rieder's journey down the rabbit hole of opioid dependence began with a motorcycle accident. Enduring half a dozen surgeries, the drugs he received were both miraculous and essential to his recovery. But his most profound suffering came several months later when he went into acute opioid withdrawal while following his physician's orders. As he recounts his story, Rieder provides a fascinating look at the history of these drugs, changing attitudes about pain management over the following decades, and the cultural barriers we must overcome if we are to address the problem effectively in the contemporary American healthcare system.

American dirt [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Jeanine Cummins.
cover imageLydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while cracks are beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, reasonably comfortable. Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy, two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia's husband's tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence.

No fixed line [sound recording (CD)] / Dana Stabenow.
cover imageIt is New Year's Eve, nearly six weeks into an off-and-on blizzard that has locked Alaska down, effectively cutting it off from the outside world. But now there are reports of a plane down in the Quilak mountains. With the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board- responsible investigating aviation incidents) unable to reach the crash site, ex-trooper Jim Chopin is pulled out of retirement to try to identify the aircraft, collect the corpses, and determine why no flight has been reported missing. But Jim discovers survivors: two children who don't speak a word of English. Meanwhile, PI Kate Shugak receives an unexpected and unwelcome accusation from beyond the grave, a charge that could change the face of the Park forever. --From container.

Molly [sound recording (CD)] : the true story of the amazing dog who rescues cats / Colin Butcher.
cover imageIn 2005, Colin Butcher left the police force to start his own private detective agency, specializing in helping reunite people with their pets. He also took on Molly as a partner. Molly is no ordinary deputy, but a black Cocker Spaniel, and an expert in the art of finding lost animals--especially cats, who are uniquely skilled at eluding humans. Together, they are the Sherlock and Watson of missing pets.

Long bright river [sound recording (CD)] / Liz Moore.
cover imageIn a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don't speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling. Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey's district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit, and her sister, before it's too late.

Mother winter [sound recording (CD)] : a memoir / Sophia Shalmiyev.
cover imageAn arresting memoir equal parts refugee-coming-of-age story, feminist manifesto, and meditation on motherhood, displacement, gender politics, and art that follows award-winning writer Sophia Shalmiyev's flight from the Soviet Union, where she was forced to abandon her estranged mother, and her subsequent quest to find her.

Animalkind [sound recording (CD)] / Ingrid Newkirk.
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The poppy wife [sound recording (CD)] : a novel of the Great War / Caroline Scott.
cover imageIt's 1921. Survivors of the Great War are desperately trying to piece together their broken lives. While many have been reunited, Edie's husband Francis has not come home. Francis is presumed to have been killed in action, but Edie believes he might still be alive. Harry, Francis's brother, was there when Francis was wounded. He was certain it was a fatal wound, but as time passes, Harry begins questioning what happened. Hired by grieving families, Harry returns to the Western Front to photograph gravesites. As he travels through battle-scarred lands gathering news, he searches for evidence of Francis. When Edie receives a mysterious photograph of Francis, she is more convinced than ever he might be alive. She embarks on a journey in hopes of finding some trace of her husband. If he isn't dead, then why hasn't he come home? As Harry and Edie's paths converge, they get closer to the truth about Francis and are faced with the life-changing impact of the answers they discover.

Treason [sound recording (CD)] / Stuart Woods.
cover imageUpon returning to New York City after a whirlwind British excursion, Stone Barrington is notified of a delicate situation within the country's administration. A close friend requires his expertise and subtlety to eradicate a destructive presence in a classified agency, only it soon becomes clear that this renegade was sent by a rival Stone has encountered before.

Westwind [sound recording (CD)] / Ian Rankin.
cover imageIn Europe, the Americans are pulling out their troops in a tide of isolationism. Britain, torn between loyalties to America and the continent, is caught betwixt and between. In America, a space shuttle crashes on landing, killing all but one of the crew on-board: A British man named Mike Dreyfuss, who will become vilified by the US press and protesters. Halfway across the world, Martin Hepton, an English ground control technician watches as they lose contact with the most advanced satellite in Europe. A colleague of Hepton's who suspects something strange is going on is signed off sick, and never comes back. But there is much more at stake than anyone realizes, and many more people on their trail than they can possibly evade.

Under occupation [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Alan Furst.
cover imageOccupied Paris in 1942, a dark, treacherous city now ruled by the German security services, where French resistance networks are working secretly to defeat Hitler. Just before he dies, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands off to Paul Ricard a strange looking drawing. It looks like a part for a military weapon; Ricard realizes it must be an important document smuggled out of Germany to aid the resistance. As Ricard is drawn deeper and deeper into the French resistance network, his increasingly dangerous assignments lead him to travel to Germany, and along the underground safe houses of the resistance, and to meet the mysterious and beautiful Leila, a professional spy.

Naked came the Florida man [sound recording (CD)] / Tim Dorsey.
cover imageThough another devastating hurricane is raking Florida, its awesome power can't stop the Sunshine State's most loyal son, Serge A. Storms, from his latest scenic road trip: a cemetery tour. With his best bro Colman riding shotgun, Serge hits the highway in his '69 gold Plymouth Satellite, putting pedal to the metal on a grand tour of the past. But one deadland, a haunted old sugar field, holds more than just the bones of those who've passed.

The house we grew up in [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Lisa Jewell.
cover imageYears after an Easter weekend tragedy devastates a family, they return to the house they grew up in to unearth the many secrets hidden within the nooks and crannies of home.

The princess in black. Books 1-3 [sound recording (CD)] / Shannon Hale & Dean Hale.
cover imageThe Princess in Black: Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!

The princess in black. Books 4-6 [sound recording (CD)] / Shannon Hale & Dean Hale.
cover imageThe Princess in Black takes a vacation: After battling monsters all night, a sleepy Princess in Black decides that she needs a vacation. After all, the Goat Avenger, a new hero who looks oddly familiar, has offered to protect the goats while she takes a much needed break. The very next day Princess Magnolia rides her bicycle to the seaside, where the air is salty, the sun is shiny, and the sea is as blue as monster fur. But just as Princess Magnolia is about to take a nap on her hammock, she hears a "ROAR!" Seriously? A monster? On the perfect beach? Impossible! Could a sea monster really ruin this vacation for the Princess in Black?

Spy [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Danielle Steel.
cover imageAt eighteen, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary in an exquisite white lace and satin dress her mother has ordered from Paris. With her delicate blond looks, she is a stunning beauty who seems destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war, and her own quietly rebellious personality lead her down a different path. By 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alex makes her way to London as a volunteer in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But she has skills that draw the attention of another branch of the service. Fluent in French and German, she would make the perfect secret agent. Within a year, Alex is shocking her family in trousers and bright red lipstick. They must never know about the work she does, no one can know, not even the pilot she falls in love with.

A single thread [sound recording (CD)] / Tracy Chevalier.
cover image1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England's grandest cathedrals. There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers--women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers. Violet finds support and community in the group, fulfillment in the work they create, and even a growing friendship with the vivacious Gilda. But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren't expected to grow.

The wind in the willows [sound recording (CD)] / Kenneth Grahame.
cover imageThe escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

Mobituaries [sound recording (CD)] : great lives worth reliving / Mo Rocca and Jonathan Greenberg.
cover imageMo Rocca has always loved obituaries, reading about the remarkable lives of world leaders, captains of industry, innovators, and artists. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. In this companion to the podcast of the same name, Rocca chronicles the stories of the people who made a difference, but whose lives, for some reason or another, were never truly examined.

Renia's diary [sound recording (CD)] / Renia Spiegel with her sister, Elizabeth Bellak ; with a foreword by Deborah E. Lipstadt ; translation by Anna Blasiak and Marta Dziurosz.
cover imageRenia Spiegel was born in 1924 to an upper-middle class Jewish family living in southeastern Poland, near what was at that time the border with Romania. At the start of 1939, Renia began a diary. By the fall of 1939, Renia and her younger sister Elizabeth (ně Ariana) were staying with their grandparents in Przemysl, a city in the south, just as the German and Soviet armies invaded Poland. Like Anne Frank, Renia's diary became a record of her daily life as the Nazis spread throughout Europe.

The book of science and antiquities [sound recording (CD)] / Thomas Keneally.
cover imageShelby Apple is obsessed with the story of the Learned Man, a prehistoric man whose remains are believed to be the link between Africa and ancient Australia. Shelby searches for understanding of this man from the ancient past, unaware that the two men share a great deal in common. Some 40,000 years in the past, the Learned Man cannot conceive that a man millennia later could relate to him in heart and feeling.

The wicked redhead [sound recording (CD)] / Beatriz Williams.
cover imageNew York City, 1998: When Ella Gilbert discovers her banker husband is cheating on her, she loses both her marriage and the life she knew. In her new apartment in an old Greenwich Village building, she's found unexpected second love with Hector, a musician who lives upstairs. And she's discovered something else, just as surprising; a connection to the mesmerizing woman scandalously posed in a vintage photograph titled Redhead Beside Herself. Florida, 1924: Geneva 'Gin' Kelly, a smart-mouthed flapper from Appalachia, barely survived a run-in with her notorious bootlegger stepfather. She and Oliver Anson, a Prohibition agent she has inconveniently fallen in love with, take shelter in Cocoa Beach, a rum-running haven. But the turmoil she tried to leave behind won't be so easily outrun.

The accidentals [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Minrose Gwin.
cover imageIn the fall of 1957, Olivia McAlister is living in Opelika, Mississippi, caring for her two girls, June and Grace, and her husband, Holly. She dreams of living a much larger life, seeing the world and returning to her wartime job at a landing boat factory in New Orleans. As she watches over the birds in her yard, Olivia feels like an 'accidental,' a migratory bird blown off course. When Olivia becomes pregnant again, she makes a fateful decision, compelling Grace, June, and Holly to cope in different ways. While their father digs up the backyard to build a bomb shelter, desperate to protect his family, Olivia's spinster sister tries to take them all under her wing. But the impact of Olivia's decision reverberates throughout Grace's and June's lives. Grace caught up in an unconventional love affair, becomes one of the 'girls who went away' to have a baby in secret. June, guilt-ridden for her part in exposing Grace's pregnancy, eventually makes an unhappy marriage.

The guardians [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / John Grisham.
cover imageCullen Post, an Episcopal minister and lawyer, fights to exonerate Quincy Miller, who has spent over twenty years in prison for killing a lawyer, only to discover that powerful forces want the murder to remain unsolved.

Genesis [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Robin Cook.
cover imageWhen the body of twenty-nine-year-old social worker Gloria Montoya, seven weeks pregnant with her first child, shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery's autopsy table, she's baffled to find no apparent causes of death. With no clues to go on, Laurie enlists the help of Dr. Tricia Albanese, a forensic pathology resident with a background in genetic science, to help her trace the identity of the unborn baby's father using DNA from the mother and child. But when Tricia is found dead in her apartment in a manner strikingly similar to Gloria's death, Laurie realizes she might have two linked homicides on her hands.

Now you see them [sound recording (CD)] / Elly Griffiths.
cover imageDetective Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto investigate a string of presumed kidnappings in the swinging 1960s.

The burning white [sound recording (CD)] / Brent Weeks.
cover imageThe White King springs his great trap, and the Chromeria itself is threatened by treason and siege. Kip Guile and his companions will scramble to return for one impossible final stand. In the darkest hour, will the Lightbringer come?

Empire of lies [sound recording (CD)] / Raymond Khoury.
cover imageIstanbul, 1683: Mehmed IV, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, is preparing to lay siege to Vienna, capital of the Holy Roman Empire, when a mysterious visitor arrives in his bedroom, naked, covered in strange tattoos, to deliver a dangerous, world-changing message. Paris, 2017: Ottoman flags have been flying over the great city for 300 years, ever since its fall, along with all of Europe, to the empire's all-conquering army. And Kamal Arslan Agha, a feted officer in the sultan's secret police, is starting to question his orders. Rumors of an impending war with the Christian Republic of America, attacks by violent extremists, and economic collapse have heightened surveillance and arrests across the empire. Tasked with surveying potential threats, Kamal has a heavy caseload and conscience. When a mysterious stranger, naked, covered in strange tattoos, appears on the banks of the Seine, Kamal is called in to investigate. But what he discovers is a secret buried in the empire's past.

Beating about the bush [sound recording (CD)] / M. C. Beaton.
cover imageWhen Agatha Raisin comes across a severed leg in a roadside hedge, she becomes involved in a gruesome murder and a case of industrial espionage at a factory where nothing is quite what it seems.

Bunny [sound recording (CD)] / Mona Awad.
cover imageSamantha Heather Mackey couldn't be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England's Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort, a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other 'Bunny,' and are often found entangled in a group hug so tight they become one. But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies' fabled 'Smut Salon,' and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door.

The dark bones [sound recording (CD)] / Loreth Anne White.
cover image"When Detective Rebecca North left her rural hometown, she vowed never to return. Her father's apparent suicide has changed that. The official report is that retired cop Noah North shot himself, knocked over a lantern, and set his isolated cabin ablaze. But Rebecca cannot believe he killed himself. To prove it, she needs the help of Ash Haugen, the man she left behind. But Rebecca and Ash share more than broken hearts. Something darker lies between them, and the investigation is stirring it back to life. Clues lead them to the home of Olivia West and her deeply troubled twelve-year-old daughter, Tori. The child knows more about the murder than anyone can imagine, but she's too terrified to say a word. And as a cold-blooded killer resurfaces from the past, Rebecca and Ash begin to fear that their own secrets may be even harder to survive."--Publisher description.

The only plane in the sky [sound recording (CD)] : an oral history of 9/11 / Garrett M. Graff.
cover imageOver the last eighteen years, much has been written and said about the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and the profound impact they had on America and the world. But those names, stories, and memories have never before been collected in one place to tell the full, 360-degree story of what happened that day, and in the days after. An award-winning journalist shares the first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001--a panoramic narrative woven from hundreds of interviews, transcripts, and declassified documents.

The long call [sound recording (CD)] / Ann Cleeves.
cover imageIn North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father's funeral takes place. Once loved and cherished, the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too. Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. The case calls Matthew back into the community he thought he had left behind, as deadly secrets hidden at its heart are revealed, and his past and present collide.

Sam Houston & the Alamo Avengers [sound recording (CD)] : the Texas victory that changed American history / Brian Kilmeade.
cover imageBrings to life one of the most pivotal moments in American history--the fight for Texas led by General Sam Houston who, along with his army of underdog Texians, was victorious over the enemy, securing their freedom and paving the way for America's growth.

Finding Chika [sound recording (CD)] : a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family / Mitch Albom.
cover imageChika Jeune was born in Haiti shortly before the devastating 2010 earthquake. When Chika is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, a doctor tells her orphanage that no doctor in Haiti can help. Mitch Albom and his wife Janine bring Chika to Detroit to see if they can find her help and discover a family they didn't know they were looking for.

Kiss the girls and make them cry [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Mary Higgins Clark.
cover imageNavigating traumatic memories of an assault in college, a journalist researching the #MeToo movement discovers that her attacker is on the cusp of a merger that will render him a billionaire

Catch and kill [sound recording (CD)] : lies, spies, and a conspiracy to protect predators / Ronan Farrow.
cover image"In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost. In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family. All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain--until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement. Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture." --From container.

Witch hunt [sound recording (CD)] : the story of the greatest mass delusion in American political history / Gregg Jarrett.
cover imageGregg Jarrett examines the latest findings about "collusion" between the Trump administration and the Russians, offering further proof that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is nothing more than a politically motivated witch hunt. One by one, he knocks down the criminal charges and media-driven innuendo, making clear that the tens of millions of dollars Mueller has spent was a waste of taxpayer money.

Tom Clancy code of honor [sound recording (CD)] : a Jack Ryan novel / by Marc Cameron.
cover image"Father Pat West, S.J., was a buddy of the young Jack Ryan when they were both undergraduates at Boston College. As young men, they worked together at the CIA, but their lives diverged when West felt the call to the priesthood. Decades later, Father West left a comfortable job in the philosophy department at Georgetown to work with the poor in Indonesia. Now he's been arrested and accused of blasphemy against Islam. President Ryan is desperate to rescue his old friend, but he can't move officially against the Indonesians. Instead, he relies on The Campus team to find out who is framing the priest. There's one other twist to the story. President Ryan discovers a text on his private cell phone from the priest warning about a coming attack against America ... "-- Provided by publisher

Nothing to see here [sound recording (CD)] / Kevin Wilson.
cover imageLillian and Madison were unlikely, yet inseparable friends at their boarding school. Then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal, and they have barely spoken since. Years later, Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help. Madison's twin stepkids are moving in, and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there's a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it's the truth. Thinking of the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other while also staying out of the way of Madison's uptight husband. Surprised by her intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her. Could this be the start of the amazing life she'd always hoped for?

The rise of magicks [sound recording (CD)] / Nora Roberts.
cover imageAfter the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end. She is determined to save even those who have been complicit with this evil out of fear or weakness -- if, indeed, they can be saved. Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal -- and rediscover the light and faith within themselves. For although from the time of her birth, she has been The One, she is still only one. And as she faces down an old nemesis, sets her sights on the enemy's stronghold, and pursues her destiny -- to finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them all -- she will need an army behind her. -- From container.

A minute to midnight [sound recording (CD)] / David Baldacci.
cover imageFBI Agent Atlee Pine returns to her Georgia hometown to reopen the investigation of her twin sister's abduction, only to encounter a serial killer beginning a reign of terror.

The Siberian dilemma [sound recording (CD)] / Martin Cruz Smith.
cover imageJournalist Tatiana Petrovna is on the move. Arkady Renko, an iconic Moscow investigator, and Tatiana's part-time lover hasn't seen her since she left on assignment over a month ago. When she doesn't arrive on her scheduled train, he's positive something is wrong. No one else thinks Renko should be worried, Tatiana is known to disappear during deep assignments, but he knows her enemies all too well and the criminal lengths they'll go to keep her quiet. Renko embarks on a dangerous journey to find Tatiana and bring her back.

Lost [sound recording (CD)] / James Patterson and James O. Born.
cover imageDetective Tom Moon and his multi-talented team face off against an international crime ring looking to seize control of America's most vibrant city, Miami. The city of Miami is Detective Tom Moon's backyard. He's always kept it local, attending University of Miami on a football scholarship, and, as a Miami PD officer, protecting the city's most vulnerable. Now, as the new leader of an FBI task force called Operation Guardian, it's his mission to combat international crime. Moon's investigative team discovers that the opportunistic Blood Brothers, Russian nationals Roman and Emile Rostoff, have evaded authorities while building a vast, powerful, and deadly crime syndicate throughout Europe and metropolitan Miami. Moon played offense for U of M, but he's on the other side of the field this time. And as the Rostoff's zero in on a target dear to Tom, they're not playing by anyone's rules.

Lullaby town [sound recording (CD)] / Robert Crais.
cover imageBrillant, erratic film director, Peter Alan Nelson, wants Elvis Cole to comb the country searching for the airhead wife and infant child he dumped en route to fame and fortune. It's the kind of case Cole can handle in his sleep--until it turns out to be a nightmare.

Three days at the brink [sound recording (CD)] : FDR's daring gamble to win World War II / Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney.
cover imageNovember 1943: World War II teetered in the balance. The Nazis controlled nearly all of the European continent. Japan dominated the Pacific. Allied successes at Sicily and Guadalcanal had gained modest ground but at an extraordinary cost. On the Eastern Front, the Soviets had already lost millions of lives. That same month in Tehran, with the fate of the world in question, the 'Big Three,' Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, secretly met for the first time to chart a strategy for defeating Hitler. Over three days, this trio, strange bedfellows united by their mutual responsibility as heads of the Allied powers, made essential decisions that would direct the final years of the war and its aftermath. Meanwhile, looming over the covert meeting was the possible threat of a Nazi assassination plot nicknamed 'Operation Long Jump,' heightening the already dramatic stakes.

The Club [sound recording (CD)] : Johnson, Boswell, and the friends who shaped an age / Leo Damrosch.
cover imagePrize-winning biographer Leo Damrosch tells the story of "the Club," a group of extraordinary writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavern.

Ali Cross [sound recording (CD)] / James Patterson.
cover imageAli Cross has always looked up to his father, former detective and FBI agent Alex Cross. While solving some of the nation's most challenging crimes, his father always kept his head and did the right thing. Can Ali have the same strength and resolve? When Ali's best friend Abraham is reported missing, Ali is desperate to find him. At the same time, a string of burglaries targets his neighborhood, and even his own house. With his father on trial for a crime he didn't commit, it's up to Ali to search for clues and find his friend.

An Irish country family [sound recording (CD)] / Patrick Taylor.
cover image"Before Doctor Barry Laverty joined Doctor Fingal O'Reilly's practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was an intern, working long hours, practicing new medical techniques, falling in love, and learning what is most important in the medical field for a family physician--the bonds of family, friendships, and human kindness. Years later, Barry practices everything he has learned in Ballybucklebo, a lovely village where neighbor looks after neighbor. And while his own efforts to start a family with his wife Sue have been frustrated, the community around him couldn't be stronger as they work together to show their solidarity. Shifting effortlessly between the two time periods, [...] Patrick Taylor continues the story of these beloved characters while vividly bringing the daily joys and struggles of this delightful Irish village to life." -- Provided by publisher.

Ladysitting [sound recording (CD)] : my year with Nana at the end of her century / Lorene Cary.
cover image"From cherished memories of weekends she spent as a child with her indulgent Nana to the reality of the year she spent "ladysitting" her now frail grandmother, Lorene Cary journeys through stories of their time together and five generations of their African American family. Brilliantly weaving a narrative of her complicated yet transformative relationship with Nana--a fierce, stubborn, and independent woman, who managed a business until she was 100--Cary looks at Nana's impulse to control people and fate, from the early death of her mother and oppression in the Jim Crow South to living on her own in her New Jersey home."

A Mrs. Miracle Christmas [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Debbie Macomber.
cover imageStruggling with her grandmother's failing health and her inability to have a child, a woman receives unexpected help from a kindhearted stranger at the same time her dreams begin coming true.

Edison [sound recording (CD)] / Edmund Morris.
cover imageEdmund Morris writes about a man who was arguably the most famous in the world when he died in 1931, so revered for his perfection of the incandescent light bulb that President Hoover proposed darkening the entire United States for one minute on the night of his funeral. For the rest of the twentieth century, Edison's image, polished by his additional fame as the inventor of the phonograph, the Kinetoscope moving-picture camera, and the rechargeable alkaline battery, solidified into marble, cold to the touch and impossible to penetrate.

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