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Title: 1984
Author: George Orwell
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.
 
Title: The 19th Wife
Author: David Ebershoff
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the United States. A rich account of her family’s polygamous history is revealed, including how both she and her mother became plural wives. Yet soon after Ann Eliza’s story begins, a second exquisite narrative unfolds–a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in present-day Utah. Jordan Scott, a young man who was thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years earlier, must reenter the world that cast him aside in order to discover the truth behind his father’s death. And as Ann Eliza’s narrative intertwines with that of Jordan’s search, readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of love, family, and faith.
 
Title: 1st in Series / Mystery Collection
Author: 1st in Series Various
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: No Reader's Guide / 12 books The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Coterill (1 book) One For the Money by Janet Evanovitch (1 book) 'A' is for Alibi by Sue Grafton (1 book) The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (1 book) A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava (1 book) Dead Irish by John Lescroart (1 book) The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (1 book) Sick of Shadows by Sharon McCrumb (1 book) China Trade by S. J. Rozan (1 book) Roseanna by Maj Sjowall (1 book) A Test of Wills by Charles Todd (1 book) Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (1 book)
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of 12 popular mystery series first issues published.
 
Title: 1st to Die: a novel
Author: James Patterson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Imagine a killer who thinks, "What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?"--and then goes far beyond it. Now imagine four women --a police detective, an assistant DA, a reporter, and a medical examiner --who join forces as they sidestep their bosses to track down criminals. Known as the Women's Murder Club, they are pursuing a murderer whose twisted imagination has stunned an entire city. Their chief suspect is a socially prominent writer, but the men in charge won't touch him. On the trail of the most terrifying and unexpected killer ever, they discover a shocking surprise that turns everything about the case upside down.
 
Title: 6th Grade Nickname Game
Author: Gordon Korman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Eleven-year-old best friends Jeff and Wiley, who like to give nicknames to their classmates, try to find the right one for the new girl Cassandra, while adjusting to the football coach who has become their new teacher.
 
Title: 90 Miles to Havana
Author: Enrique Flores-Galbis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Julian's parents make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away from Cuba to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation, the boys are thrust into a new world where bullies run rampant and it's not always clear how best to protect themselves. 90 Miles to Havanais a 2011 Pura Belpre Honor Book for Narrative and a 2011 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year.
 
Title: A is for Alibi
Author: Sue Grafton
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she’s got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes. Eight years ago, Nikki Fife was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’s out on parole and needs Kinsey’s help to find the real killer. If there's one thing that makes Kinsey feel alive, it's playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer—and sharper—than she imagined.
 
Title: A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains 2 teacher’s literature guides and an audiobook on CD.
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: A Year on Ladybug Farm
Author: Donna Ball
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Their husbands were gone, their families were grown, and the future stretched out before them like an unfulfilled promise... Tired of always dreaming and never doing, Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget make a life-altering decision. Uprooting themselves from their comfortable lives in the suburbs, the three friends buy a run-down mansion, nestled in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. They christen their new home "Ladybug Farm," hoping that the name will bring them luck. As the friends take on a home improvement challenge of epic proportions, they encounter disaster after disaster, from renegade sheep and garden thieves to a seemingly ghostly inhabitant. Over the course of a year, overwhelming obstacles make the three women question their decision, but they ultimately learn that sometimes the best things can happen when everything goes wrong...
 
Title: The Abduction (Kidnapped: Book One)
Author: Gordon Korman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Aiden's sister, Meg, is kidnapped, he teams up with the FBI to try to find her by tracking down clues only a brother could recognize.
 
Title: Abel's Island
Author: William Steig
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 10 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Abel's place in his familiar, mouse world has always been secure; he had an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home, and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood water carry him off and dump him on an uninhabited island. Despite his determination and stubborn resourcefulness - he tried crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-stones - Abel can't find a way to get back home. Days, then weeks and months, pass. Slowly, his soft habits disappear as he forages for food, fashions a warm nest in a hollow log, models clay statues of his family for company, and continues to brood on the problem of how to get across the river - and home. Abel's time on the island brings him a new understanding of the world he's separated from. Faced with the daily adventure of survival in his solitary, somewhat hostile domain, he is moved to reexamine the easy way of life he had always accepted and discovers skills and talents in himself that hold promise of a more meaningful life, if and when he should finally return to Mossville and his dear Amanda again. Abel's Islandis a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1977 Newbery Honor Book.
 
Title: Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths
Author: Bruce Feiler
Genre: Non-Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Both immediate and timeless, Abraham tells the powerful story of one man's search for the shared ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Traveling through war zones, braving violence at religious sites, and seeking out faith leaders, Bruce Feiler uncovers the defining yet divisive role that Abraham plays for half the world's believers. Provocative and uplifting, Abraham offers a thoughtful and inspiring vision of unity that redefines what we think about our neighbors, our future, and ourselves. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more. Show More Show Less
 
Title: Absolutely Normal Chaos
Author: Sharon Creech
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Thirteen-year-old Mary Lou grows up considerably during the summer while learning about romance, homesickness, death, and her cousin's search for his biological father.
 
Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Alexie's YA debut, released in hardcover to instant success, recieving seven starred reviews, hitting numerous bestseller lists, and winning the 2007 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
 
Title: Across Five Aprils
Author: Irene Hunt
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The Newbery Award winning author of Up a Road Slowly presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.
 
Title: Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide; 1 CD; and 1 booklet
Location: Main (Downtown)
This childhood classic relates a small-town boy's pranks and escapades with timeless humor and wisdom. In addition to his everyday stunts (searching for buried treasure, trying to impress the adored Becky Thatcher), Tom experiences a dramatic turn of events when he witnesses a murder, runs away, and returns to attend his own funeral and testify in court.
 
Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer #1: A Song for Aunt Polly
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
A brief, simplified retelling of the episode in Tom Sawyer in which Tom skips his piano lesson and goes swimming instead.So crafty Tom hides from Aunt Polly--what youngster in his place wouldn't?
 
Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer #2: The Best Fence Painter
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Aunt Polly orders Tom Sawyer to whitewash her huge fence before he can go fishing, Tom's wily idea and his friends' gullibility add up to a job well done with no effort on Tom's part.
 
Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer #3: The Birthday Boy
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A brief, simplified retelling of the episode in "Tom Sawyer" in which Tom learns a lesson about honesty on his brother's birthday.
 
Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer #4: The Spelling Bee
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The circus has come to town, and Tom's dreaming of seeing the big top. So when his teacher announces that whoever wins the spelling bee will get a free ticket, Tom is even willing to study! But will he also cheat to get what he wants? A fun story about doing the right thing, even if it means giving up something you really want.
 
Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Juv - Bag #1)
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Children
Contents: 20 books and 1 guide; 1 CD; and 1 booklet
Location: Main (Downtown)
This childhood classic relates a small-town boy's pranks and escapades with timeless humor and wisdom. In addition to his everyday stunts (searching for buried treasure, trying to impress the adored Becky Thatcher), Tom experiences a dramatic turn of events when he witnesses a murder, runs away, and returns to attend his own funeral and testify in court.
 
Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Juv - Bag #2)
Author: Mark Twain
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Children
Contents: 10 copies
Location: Main (Downtown)
This childhood classic relates a small-town boy's pranks and escapades with timeless humor and wisdom. In addition to his everyday stunts (searching for buried treasure, trying to impress the adored Becky Thatcher), Tom experiences a dramatic turn of events when he witnesses a murder, runs away, and returns to attend his own funeral and testify in court.
 
Title: After Ever After
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: About 20 books, a Reader's Guide, and an audiobook.
Location: Main (Downtown)
An amazing sequel to the groundbreaking debut, DRUMS, GIRLS & DANGEROUS PIE. Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen who's in remission, but life still feels fragile. The aftereffects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk without limping. His parents still worry about him. His older brother, Steven, lost it and took off to Africa to be in a drumming circle and "find himself." Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, too, which begins with his escalating anger at Steven, an old friend who is keeping something secret, and a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he's cute.
 
Title: After I'm Gone
Author: Laura Lippman
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and one guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Most Dangerous Thing, I'd Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know returns with an addictive story that explores how one man's disappearance echoes through the lives of the five women he left behind--his wife, his daughters, and his mistress Dead is dead. Missing is gone. When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette "Bambi" Gottschalk at a Valentine's Day dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative--if not all legal--businesses, she and their three little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July in 1976, Bambi's comfortable world implodes when Felix, facing prison, vanishes. Though Bambi has no idea where her husband--or his money--might be, she suspects one woman does: his devoted young mistress, Julie. When Julie disappears ten years to the day after Felix went on the lam, everyone assumes she's left to join her old lover--until her remains are discovered in a secluded park. Now, twenty-six years later, Roberto "Sandy" Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder. What he discovers is a tangled web of bitterness, jealousy, resentment, greed, and longing stretching over five decades. And at its center is the man who, though long gone, has never been forgotten by the five women who loved him: the enigmatic Felix Brewer. Felix Brewer left five women behind. Now there are four. Does at least one of them know the truth?
 
Title: The Age of Desire
Author: Jennie Fields
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
For fans of "The Paris Wife," a sparkling glimpse into the life of Edith Wharton and the scandalous love affair that threatened her closest friendship.
 
Title: The Age of Innocence (Bag #1)
Author: Edith Wharton
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 1 Large Print book, 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Novel by Edith Wharton, published in 1920. The work presents a picture of upper-class New York society in the late 19th century. The story is presented as a kind of anthropological study of this society through references to the families and their activities as tribal. In the story Newland Archer, though engaged to May Welland, a beautiful and proper fellow member of elite society, is attracted to Ellen Olenska, a former member of their circle who has been living in Europe but who has left her husband under mysterious circumstances and returned to her family's New York milieu. May prevails by subtly adhering to the conventions of that world. The novel was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.
 
Title: Age of Innocence (Bag #2)
Author: Edith Wharton
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 1 Large Print book, 10 books, and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Novel by Edith Wharton, published in 1920. The work presents a picture of upper-class New York society in the late 19th century. The story is presented as a kind of anthropological study of this society through references to the families and their activities as tribal. In the story Newland Archer, though engaged to May Welland, a beautiful and proper fellow member of elite society, is attracted to Ellen Olenska, a former member of their circle who has been living in Europe but who has left her husband under mysterious circumstances and returned to her family's New York milieu. May prevails by subtly adhering to the conventions of that world. The novel was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.
 
Title: The Age of Miracles
Author: Karen Thompson Walker
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People · O: The Oprah Magazine · Financial Times · Kansas City Star · BookPage · Kirkus Reviews · Publishers Weekly · Booklist With a voice as distinctive and original as that ofThe Lovely Bones,and for the fans of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood, Karen Thompson Walker’sThe Age of Miraclesis a luminous, haunting, and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. “It still amazes me how little we really knew. . . . Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It’s possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much.” On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life—the fissures in her parents’ marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues. From the Hardcover edition. Publication Date: 2012-06-26
 
Title: Al Capone Does My Shirts
Author: Gennifer Choldenko
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
 
Title: Aladdin and the Magic Lamp/Aladino y la Lámpara Maravillosa (Bilingual Fairy Tales)
Author: Josep Vallverdu
Genre: Fairy Tale
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Aladdin outwits an evil magician who first tries to trick him into handing over an old lamp with a genie inside and later steals Aladdin's wife and possessions. Sumario en español: Aladino es ingenioso contra el un mago que lo engaña dandole una lámpara vieja con un genio. Después el mago roba la esposa y possesiones de Aladino.
 
Title: The Alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 - 15 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.
 
Title: Alex
Author: Pierre Lemaitre
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Upon winning the prestigious 2013 Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award, the judges praised Alex by saying, "An original and absorbing ability to leash incredulity in the name of the fictional contract between author and reader . . . A police procedural, a thriller against time, a race between hunted and hunter, and a whydunnit, written from multiple points of view that explore several apparently parallel stories which finally meet." nbsp; Alex Prévost--kidnapped, savagely beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a tiny wooden cage--is running out of time. Her abductor appears to want only to watch her die. Will hunger, thirst, or the rats get her first? nbsp; Apart from a shaky eyewitness report of the abduction, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, and no family or friends anxious to find a missing loved one. The diminutive and brilliant detective knows from bitter experience the urgency of finding the missing woman as quickly as possible--but first he must understand more about her. nbsp; As he uncovers the details of the young woman's singular history, Camille is forced to acknowledge that the person he seeks is no ordinary victim. She is beautiful, yes, but also extremely tough and resourceful. Before long, saving Alex's life will be the least of Commandant Verhoeven's considerable challenges. A 2013 Financial Times Book of the Year Shortlisted for the 2014 RUSA Reading List Horror Award
 
Title: Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
Author: Leo Lionni
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Alexander, the mouse, makes friends with Willy, a toy mouse, and wants to be just like him until he discovers that Willy is to be thrown away.
 
Title: All of the Above
Author: Shelley Pearsall
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Five urban middle school students, their teacher, and other community members relate how a school project to build the world's largest tetrahedron affects the lives of everyone involved. Based on a true story.
 
Title: All the Broken Pieces
Author: Ann E. Burg
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past.
 
Title: All the Lonely People
Author: Martin Edwards
Genre: ____
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
All the Lonely People was the curtain-raiser to a successful none-book series featuring Liverpool solicitor Harry Devlin. Devlin finds himself number one suspect in a murder case that is far too close to home. The victim is his estranged wife, Liz, who is found murdered in a dingy alleyway. Determined to find her killer and prove his innocence, Harry begins a journey that takes him into the city's underworld and shatters forever his illusions about the woman he loved. (taken for book cover)
 
Title: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Author: Fannie Flagg
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You, is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are. nbsp; Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future. nbsp; Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family's filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life. nbsp; Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America's twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg. nbsp; Praise for The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion nbsp; "A beautifully told tale, world-class humor, and characters who live forever in a grateful reader's world. Fannie Flagg keeps getting better and better. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion proves it."--Pat Conroy "Flagg spins another charming tale of the peaks and valleys of everyday life. . . .nbsp;If all the self-help books that promote ways to 'find yourself'nbsp;were stacked in an enormous pile . . .nbsp;none would approach the sweet wisdom with which Flagg infusesnbsp;The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. And neither could they match the author's essential kindness, nor her unwavering tenderness toward and belief in humanity, despite all its foibles and foolishness. She understands, but she does so with love."--Richmond Times-Dispatch nbsp; "The kind of story that keeps readers turning pages in a fever . . . There are plot twists, adventure, heartbreak, and familial love in spades."--Publishers Weekly nbsp; "Fannie flies high, and her fans will enjoy the ride. . . .nbsp;A charming story written with wit and empathy . . .nbsp;just the right blend of history and fiction."--Kirkus Reviews "Fannie Flagg is a fantastic storyteller. She surprises the reader in every chapter with unexpected twists and turns. The only problem I had with this fascinating story is that it ended too soon. I can't wait for her next book."--Carol Burnett nbsp; "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is an absolute joy to read, full of Fannie Flagg's trademark humor, warmth, tenderness, and heart. If you're looking for a novel to lift your spirits and make you smile, this is definitely the book for you."--Kristin Hannah
 
Title: All's Fair in Love, War, and High School
Author: Janette Rallison
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Jack Osborne is befriended by his school's custodian and a Basque girl, he begins to adjust to his family's sudden move to Elko, Nevada, after entering the Witness Security Program, but the drug cartel against which his father will testify is determined to track them down.
 
Title: Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
Author: Michael J. Fox
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
At the turn from our bedroom into the hallway, there is an old full-length mirror in a wooden frame. I can't help but catch a glimpse of myself as I pass. Turning fully toward the glass, I consider what I see. This reflected version of myself, wet, shaking, rumpled, pinched, and slightly stooped, would be alarming were it not for the self-satisfied expression pasted across my face. I would ask the obvious question, "What are you smiling about?" but I already know the answer: "It just gets better from here."
 
Title: Amazon Fever
Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Jeff accompanies his uncle to the Amazon rain forest to acquire butterflies for a museum exhibit, he hopes to see real jaguars as well.
 
Title: Amé a Jacob
Author: Katherine Paterson
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Twin sisters Louise and Caroline live on a small island off the coast of Maryland. Louise, the older of the two by a few minutes, is intensely jealous of her selfish sister and resents having to sacrifice everything for her sake.
 
Title: American Gods
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Sci-Fi
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Since it was first published, American Gods became an instant classic. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the authors preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman. Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadows best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Life as Wednesdays bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined--it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own.
 
Title: The American Heiress
Author: Daisy Goodwin
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
"Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage."
 
Title: The American Home Front 1941-1942
Author: Alistair Cooke
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In nearly three thousand BBC broadcasts over fifty-eight years, Alistair Cooke reported on America, revealing our country's complexities and idiosyncrasies to a global audience. He was one of the most widely read and widely read and widely heard chroniclers of America--the Twentieth Century's de Tocqueville. Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Cooke, a newly naturalized American citizen, set out to see his country as it was undergoing monumental change. He wanted to "see what the war had done to people, to the towns I might go through, to some jobs and crops, to stretches of landscape I loved and had seen at peace; and to let significance fall where it might." Working throughout the war, Cooke finished the manuscript for The American Home Front as the atomic bomb was being dropped on Hiroshima. His publisher at the time thought there would be little interest in books on the war, and so it was stuffed in a closet. It stayed there for almost sixty years, nearly forgotten, until it was unearthed shortly before Cooke's death. The American Home Front is "a celebration of the American character and a fitting testament to a fine journalist" (The Bookseller [UK]). It is a fascinating artifact, a charming travelogue, and a sharp portrait that shows a nation switching from civilian pursuits to military engagement, from the production of consumer goods to materials of war. It is also a unique record of American life. Cooke travels small highways, with their advertising signs and their local topography, in an age before the interstate highway system. He chronicles the regional glories he encounters, elements of long-lost culture such as his beloved soda fountains, and the reactionsof the citizens, from indifference to grief, from opportunism to resilience under military threat. Filled with touching personal stories of the effects of war, from a Japanese family facing internment that tries to sell Cooke their car, to the experiences of the unemployed relocating in hopes of jobs in a gunpowder factory, The American Home Front is the work of an experienced, talented journalist; it is intelligent, touching, and funny.
 
Title: Among the Hidden
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another third convinces him that the government is wrong.
 
Title: An Island Like You
Author: Judith Ortiz Cofer
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Twelve stories about young people caught between their Puerto Rican heritage and their American surroundings.
 
Title: And the Mountains Echoed
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times#150;bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe#151;from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos#151;the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page. nbsp;
 
Title: Animal, Vegetable, and Miracle
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Genre: Non-Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is an enthralling narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.
 
Title: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books and an audiobook. Also contains a 2 teacher’s literature guides.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The family was apprehended in 1944 and Anne Frank ultimately died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne's father, Otto Frank, the only known survivor of the family. The diary has now been published in more than 60 different languages.
 
Title: Anointed
Author: Patricia Haley
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Bestselling author Haley brings back two members of her beloved Mitchell family, as they struggle to heal their broken relationship in this compelling series based on popular biblical stories.
 
Title: Any Small Goodness
Author: Tony Johnston
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Award-winning picture-book author Tony Johnston presents the poignant story of a loving Mexican-American family in East L.A. in her first novel for young readers. Los Angeles is a place of movie stars and fast cars and people who are too rich and people who are too poor. An area of freeway chases and drive-bys and death. But there's another L.A., one where warmth and humor and humanity pervade. Where a tacqueria sign declares: "One cause, one people, one taco." This L.A. is a place where random acts of generosity and goodwill improve the lives of the community. Any Small Goodness is a novel filled with hope, love, and warmth.
 
Title: Anything But Typical
Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.
 
Title: Appaloosa
Author: Robert B. Parker
Genre: Western
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole are lawmen and friends who share the brutal hardships of an emerging West. But the courage that has defined them is challenged by a man without conscience or remorse. Now, Hitch and Cole have followed him to the small town of Appaloosa. What follows is a dance of wills where villains are cast in shades of grey, where heroes hide in the blackest shadows, where women can betray with frightening ease, and where Hitch and Cole will discover the price of responsibility, honor, and loyalty in the Old West.
 
Title: The Arabian Nights
Author: Muhsin Mahdi
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 7 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Now as sumptuously packaged as they are critically acclaimed- new deluxe trade paperback editions of the beloved stories. Husain Haddawy's rapturously received translation of The Arabian Nights is based on a landmark reconstruction of the earliest extant manuscript version. Readers of this classic will also want to own Sindbad, a collection of four later stories associated with the Arabian Nights tradition, including "Sindbad the Sailor" and &"Aladdin and the Magic Lamp."
 
Title: The Art Forger
Author: B. A. Shapiro
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museume"still the largest unsolved art theft in historye"one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiecee"the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred yearse"may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeinge"and not seeinge"the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.
 
Title: Artemis Fowl
Author: Eoin Colfer
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
 
Title: Ashenden
Author: Elizabeth Wilhide
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
"A novel about people, a country estate, and living history" ""The house contains time. Its walls hold stories. Births and deaths, comings and goings, people and events passing through. . . . For now, however, it lies suspended in a kind of emptiness, as if it has fallen asleep or someone has put it under a spell. This silence won't last: can't last. Something will have to be done."" When brother and sister Charlie and Ros discover that they have inherited their aunt's grand English country house, they must decide if they should sell it. As they survey the effects of time on the estate's architectural treasures, a narrative spanning two and a half centuries unfolds. We meet those who built the house, lived in it and loved it, worked in it, and those who would subvert it to their own ends. Each chapter is skillfully woven into the others so that the storylines of the upstairs and downstairs characters and their relatives and descendants intertwine to make a rich tapestry. A beautifully written novel full of humor, heart, and poignancy, "Ashenden "is an evocative portrait of a house that becomes a character as compelling as the people who inhabit it.
 
Title: Ask Me No Questions
Author: Marina Budhos
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Fourteen-year-old Nadira, her sister, and their parents leave Bangladesh for New York City, but the expiration of their visas and the events of September 11, 2001, bring frustration, sorrow, and terror for the whole family.
 
Title: At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess In Victorian England
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Biography of the African princess saved from execution and taken to England where Queen Victoria oversaw her upbringing and where she lived for a time before marrying an African missionary.
 
Title: Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil
Author: Nancy Atherton
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and a guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
With rain crashing down on her Range Rover, as it climbs up a steep embankment on the Northumberland moors, Lori Shepherd is beginning to doubt the wisdom of her decision to evaluate a rare book collection at Wyrdhurst Hall.

The grim, neo-gothic hall that greets her upon arrival is full of surprises-including a charming, secretive stranger, and a cache of World War I letters that tell a tale of doomed love and hint at a hidden treasure. It will take all of Dimity's supernatural skills to help Lori solve the puzzle and restore peace to a family haunted by its tragic past.
 
Title: Author kit: Crystal, Scorpions, Street Love
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: About 10 books of each title.
Location: Main (Downtown)
-Crystal- Sixteen-year-old Crystal knows she's blessed. She is drop-dead gorgeous and in the beginning stages of a glamorous career as a model in New York City. At first, modeling is exciting. But soon, her life becomes less and less about her, and more and more about her body. Crystal wonders if her new life is worth giving up everything -- her friends, her beliefs, and her self-respect. -Scorpions- Scorpions, a Newbery Honor Book by National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature Walter Dean Myers, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary When it was first published in 1988, Scorpions amazed readers. It continues to do so today. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition contains the original Scorpions novel, plus an extra Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers--including questions about juvenile detention facilities, gang life today, and friendship. Also included are a sneak peek at Kick, by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, and an excerpt from Myerss New York Times bestselling novel Monster -Street Love- Your first love is totally wrong for you. Do you follow your heart? Or do you run away? Junice What am I doing? He’ll take one quick look And wish he was anywhere else but here I’m already ashamed of what I think He will think of me, of the life I lead Damien Yes, she is the fruit that will Sustain me and yes, she brings A rain that I know can chill But it is a rain so sweet and sings A song my soul insists That I follow, if I would exist As more than I have ever, ever been If my mother calls it evil, then I embrace the sin
 
Title: Await Your Reply
Author: Dan Chaon
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The lives of three strangers interconnect in unforeseen ways-and with unexpected consequences-in acclaimed author Dan Chaon's gripping, brilliantly written new novel. Longing to get on with his life, Miles Cheshire nevertheless can't stop searching for his troubled twin brother, Hayden, who has been missing for ten years. Hayden has covered his tracks skillfully, moving stealthily from place to place, managing along the way to hold down various jobs and seem, to the people he meets, entirely normal. But some version of the truth is always concealed. A few days after graduating from high school, Lucy Lattimore sneaks away from the small town of Pompey, Ohio, with her charismatic former history teacher. They arrive in Nebraska, in the middle of nowhere, at a long-deserted motel next to a dried-up reservoir, to figure out the next move on their path to a new life. But soon Lucy begins to feel quietly uneasy. My whole life is a lie, thinks Ryan Schuyler, who has recently learned some shocking news. In response, he walks off the Northwestern University campus, hops on a bus, and breaks loose from his existence, which suddenly seems abstract and tenuous. Presumed dead, Ryan decides to remake himself-through unconventional and precarious means. Await Your Reply is a literary masterwork with the momentum of a thriller, an unforgettable novel in which pasts are invented and reinvented and the future is both seductively uncharted and perilously unmoored. From the Hardcover edition.
 
Title: Baltimore Chronicles Volume 1
Author: Treasure Hernandez
Genre: Urban Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
From the same author that brought you the Flint series comes a new town . . . a new drama. Treasure Hernandez is back with her second street series, chronicling both sides of Baltimore’s black market. Derek Fuller is the head detective of a Baltimore narcotics unit. His team has been assigned to take down the biggest drug operation in the city. There’s only one problem: the head of the operation is his brother, Scar Johnson. Separated in Baltimore’s foster care system, they came from two different walks of life, but both met at the top on opposite sides of the law. With the Assistant District Attorney in their back pocket, this was a marriage made in heaven—until the drama and deceit enters. Delve into this treacherous story of love, deceit, lies, and murder. Revenge is a dish best served cold, and once one brother feels betrayed, the only retribution is death.
 
Title: Barfing in the Backseat
Author: Henry Winkler
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: up to 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Hank's dad has decided to enter a crossword-puzzle tournament, and he wants to make a family road trip of it! So the family piles into the car'along with Frankie and Katherine the iguana (Hank and Emily each get to bring a ?friend?). When they reach their destination, they'll get to spend the day at a roller-coaster park during Hank's dad's tournament! The only caveat is that Hank has a homework packet to finish before they get there . . . which he somehow manages to lose at a stop along the way. Suddenly, Hank doesn't feel so good . . . Can Hank and Frankie rescue the lost packet and get Hank on a roller coaster?
 
Title: The Bartender's Tale
Author: Ivan Doig
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
From a great American storyteller, a one-of-a-kind father and his precocious son, rocked by a time of change. Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole and last refuge of the town of Gros Ventre, in northern Montana. Tom also has a son named Rusty, an "accident between the sheets" whose mother deserted them both years ago.The pair make an odd kind of family, with the bar their true home, but they manage just fine.  Until the summer of 1960, that is, when Rusty  turns twelve. Change arrives with gale force, in the person of Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom knew back when, and her beatnik daughter, Francine. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom's past? Without a doubt she is an unsettling gust of the future, upending every certainty in Rusty's life and generating a mist of passion and pretense that seems to obscure everyone's vision but his own. As Rusty struggles to decipher the oddities of adult behavior and the mysteries build toward a reckoning, Ivan Doig wonderfully captures how the world becomes bigger and the past becomes more complex in the last moments of childhood.
 
Title: The Beast
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
A visit to his Harlem neighborhood and the discovery that the girl he loves is using drugs give sixteen-year-old Anthony Witherspoon a new perspective both on his home and on his life at a Connecticut prep school.
 
Title: Beautiful Creatures
Author: Kami / Stohl, Margaret Garcia
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 20 Books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town ofGatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
 
Title: A Beautiful Mind
Author: Sylvia Nasar
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
“HOW COULD YOU, A MATHEMATICIAN, BELIEVE THAT EXTRATERRESTRIALS WERE SENDING YOU MESSAGES?” the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. “Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did,” came the answer. “So I took them seriously.” Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who—thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community—emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize for triggering the game theory revolution. The inspiration for an Academy Award–winning movie, Sylvia Nasar’s now-classic biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over adversity, and the healing power of love.
 
Title: A Beautiful Place to Die
Author: Malla Nunn
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Award-winning screenwriter Malla Nunn delivers a stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper -- a man caught up in a time and place where racial tensions and the raw hunger for power make life very dangerous indeed. In a morally complex tale rich with authenticity, Nunn takes readers to Jacob's Rest, a tiny town on the border between South Africa and Mozambique. It is 1952, and new apartheid laws have recently gone into effect, dividing a nation into black and white while supposedly healing the political rifts between the Afrikaners and the English. Tensions simmer as the fault line between the oppressed and the oppressors cuts deeper, but it's not until an Afrikaner police officer is found dead that emotions more dangerous than anyone thought possible boil to the surface. When Detective Emmanuel Cooper, an Englishman, begins investigating the murder, his mission is preempted by the powerful police Security Branch, who are dedicated to their campaign to flush out black communist radicals. But Detective Cooper isn't interested in political expediency and has never been one for making friends. He may be modest, but he radiates intelligence and certainly won't be getting on his knees before those in power. Instead, he strikes out on his own, following a trail of clues that lead him to uncover a shocking forbidden love and the imperfect life of Captain Pretorius, a man whose relationships with the black and coloured residents of the town he ruled were more complicated and more human than anyone could have imagined. The first in her Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, A Beautiful Place to Die marks the debut of a talented writer who reads like a brilliant combination of Raymond Chandler and Graham Greene. It is a tale of murder, passion, corruption, and the corrosive double standard that defined an apartheid nation. I
 
Title: Beautiful Ruins
Author: Jess Walter
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 - 15 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: Beauty and the Beast: La Bella y la Bestia (Bilingual Fairy Tales)
Author: Roser Ros
Genre: Fairy Tale
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
This striking addition to Chronicle's successful bilingual book series introduces children to the universally loved stories Beauty and the Beast. Retold in both Spanish and English, classic fairy tales provide young readers with a fun way to learn to recognize words in both languages. Easy-to-follow text coupled with gorgeous illustrations make it a wonderful addition to the home or classroom library.
 
Title: Because of Mr. Terupt
Author: Rob Buyea
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books, a Reader's Guide and 1 Teacher's edition.
Location: Main (Downtown)
It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything—and everyone.
 
Title: Because of Winn-Dixie
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books and an audiobook. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
 
Title: Becoming Jane Eyre: A Novel
Author: Sheila Kohler
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A beautifully imagined tale of the Bronte sisters and the writing of Jane Eyre The year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. A mother and two children dead. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members. A son destroyed by alcohol and opiates. And three strong, intelligent young women, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood, with nothing to save them from their fate. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent. So unfolds the story of the Brontë sisters. At its center are Charlotte and the writing of Jane Eyre. Delicately unraveling the connections between one of fiction's most indelible heroines and the remarkable woman who created her, Sheila Kohler's Becoming Jane Eyre will appeal to fans of historical fiction and, of course, the millions of readers who adore Jane Eyre.
 
Title: Becoming Naomi Leon
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.
 
Title: The Bedford boys : one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice
Author: Alex Kershaw
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
An intimate account based on interviews, letters, and diaries traces the stories of twenty-one young men from Bedford, Virginia, who died on D-Day in Normany.
 
Title: The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Author: Laurie R. King
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association From New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King comes the book that introduced us to the ingenious Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes--and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. In their first case together, they must track down a kidnapped American senator's daughter and confront a truly cunning adversary--a bomber who has set trip wires for the sleuths and who will stop at nothing to end their partnership. Full of brilliant deductions, disguises, and dangers, this first book of the Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes mysteries is "wonderfully original and entertaining . . . absorbing from beginning to end" (Booklist).
 
Title: Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Author: Kate Atkinson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ruby Lennox is a quirky, complex character who relates the events of her life and those of her dysfunctional family.with equal parts humor, fervor and candor
 
Title: Bel canto : a novel
Author: Ann Patchett
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots. Without the demands of the world to shape their days, life on the inside becomes more beautiful than anything they had ever known before.
 
Title: The Bell Jar
Author: Sylvia Plath
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 10 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.
 
Title: Belle Teal
Author: Ann M. Martin
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Belle Teal Harper is from a poor family in the country, and beginning fifth-grade is a challenge as her grandmother's memory is slipping away, her brother and father are fighting again, and she becomes involved with the two new children in her class.
 
Title: Berenstain Bears and Mama for Mayor
Author: Jan and Mike Berenstain
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Make your way to the ballot box --- Mama is running for mayor! There are lots of improvements to be made in Bear Country, and Mama has a plan. She's going to fix the roads, pick up the trash, and replace the broken streetlights. But will she promise too much? The Berenstain Bears continue the tradition of bringing engaging stories to beginning readers in this diplomatic I Can Read.
 
Title: Berenstain Bears at the Aquarium
Author: Jan and Mike Berenstain
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
It's the Berenstain Bears' first trip to the aquarium, and the cubs can't wait to see their favorite sea creatures. Brother Bear wants to find the whales first, but Sister is already on the hunt for a dazzling dolphin. Learn about fish, penguins, seals, and so much more! This easy-to-read Berenstain Bears book will have any beginning reader eager to turn the pages.
 
Title: Between Shades of Gray
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book Thief Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life--until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father's prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive? This powerful tale of heartbreak and hope is sure to haunt readers long after they finish the last page.
 
Title: The BFG
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.
 
Title: Big Girl: How I gave up dieting & got a life
Author: Kelsey Miller
Genre: ____
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A hilarious and inspiring memoir about one young woman's journey to find a better path to both physical and mental health. At twenty-nine, Kelsey Miller had done it all: crash diets, healthy diets, and nutritionist-prescribed "eating plans," which are diets that you pay more money for. She'd been fighting her un-thin body since early childhood, and after a lifetime of failure, finally hit bottom. No diet could transform her body or her life. There was no shortcut to skinny salvation. She'd dug herself into this hole, and now it was time to climb out of it. With the help of an Intuitive Eating coach and fitness professionals, she learned how to eat based on her body's instincts and exercise sustainably, without obsessing over calories burned and thighs gapped. But, with each thrilling step toward a healthy future, she had to contend with the painful truths of her past. BIG GIRL chronicles Kelsey's journey into self-loathing and disordered eating-and out of it. This is a memoir for anyone who's dealt with a distorted body image, food issues, or a dysfunctional family. It's for the late-bloomers and the not-yet-bloomed. It's for everyone who's tried and failed and felt like a big, fat loser. So, basically, everyone.
 
Title: Big Stone Gap: A Novel
Author: Adriana Trigiani
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a "mountain girl's body and a flat behind." She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she's not who she always thought she was. Before she can blink, Ave's fielding marriage proposals, fighting off greedy family members, organizing a celebration for visiting celebrities, and planning the trip of a lifetime—a trip that could change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. Brimming with humor and wise notions of small-town life, Big Stone Gap is a gem of a book with a giant heart. . . .
 
Title: Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices
Author: Paul Fleischman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of poems to be read aloud by four people, with color-coded text to indicate which lines are read by which readers.
 
Title: Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery
Author: James R. Benn
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
What’s a twenty-two-year-old Irish American cop who’s never been out of Massachusetts before doing at Beardsley Hall, an English country house, having lunch with King Haakon of Norway? Billy Boyle himself wonders. Back home in Southie, he’d barely made detective when war was declared. Unwilling to fight—and perhaps die—for England, he was relieved when his mother wangled a job for him on the staff of a general married to her distant cousin. But the general turns out to be Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose headquarters are in London, which is undergoing the Blitz. And Uncle Ike wants Billy to be his personal investigator. Billy is dispatched to the seat of the Norwegian government in exile. Operation Jupiter, the impending invasion of Norway, is being planned, but it is feared that there is a German spy amongst the Norwegians. Billy doubts his own abilities, with good reason. A theft and two murders test his investigative powers, but Billy proves to be a better detective than he or anyone else expected.
 
Title: Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories
Author: Herman Melville
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Melville's short stories are masterpieces. The best are to be appreciated on more than one level and those presented here are rich with symbolism and spiritual depth. Set in 1797, Billy Budd, Foretopman exploits the tension of this period during the war between England and France to create a tale of satanic treachery, tragedy and great pathos that explores human relationships and the inherently ambiguous nature of man-made justice. Tales such as Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightning Rod Man, The Tartarus of Maids or I and My Chimney, show the timeless poetic power of Melville's writing as he consciously uses the disguise of allegory in various ways and to various ends.
 
Title: Bird by Bird: some instructions on writing and life
Author: Anne Lamott
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
 
Title: Birds of a Feather
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Jacqueline Winspear's marvelous and inspired debut, Maisie Dobbs, won her fans from coast to coast and raised her intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine to the ranks of literature's favorite sleuths. Birds of a Feather finds Maisie Dobbs on another dangerously intriguing adventure in London "between the wars." It is the spring of 1930, and Maisie has been hired to find a runaway heiress. But what seems a simple case at the outset soon becomes increasingly complicated when three of the heiress's old friends are found dead. Is there a connection between the woman's mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would want to kill three seemingly respectable young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of the Great War.
 
Title: Birthday for Frances
Author: Russell Hoban
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Frances is jealous of her sister's birthday, but the birthday spirit moves her to reluctantly give her a coveted gift. Show More Show Less
 
Title: Biscuit Meets the Class Pet
Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Nibbles, the new class pet, gets lost during a visit, Biscuit the puppy helps find him.
 
Title: Black
Author: Ted Dekker
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books + 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
After being grazed in the head by a bullet, Thomas passes out. Every time he awakens, it is in another world-- facing unimaginable evil and each with a fate unknowingly tied to the other. The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance of his choice, if he can live to see the end of the day.
 
Title: Black Beauty
Author: Anna Sewell
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Black Beauty tells the story of the horse’s own long and varied life, from a well-born colt in a pleasant meadow, to an elegant carriage horse for a gentleman, to a painfully overworked cab horse. Throughout, Sewell rails—in a gentle, nineteenth-century manner—against animal maltreatment. Young readers will follow Black Beauty’s fortunes, good and bad, with gentle masters as well as cruel. Children can easily make the leap from horse–human relationships to human–human relationships, and begin to understand how their own consideration of others may be a benefit to all.
 
Title: Black Beauty and the thunderstorm
Author: Susan Hill
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
One night during a thunderstorm, Dolly, the daughter of Black Beauty's owner, runs out of the barn to find her cat and Black Beauty, after searching for her everywhere, finds Dolly struggling to swim after she has fallen into the river.
 
Title: Black Boy
Author: Richard Wright
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Wright's unforgettable and eloquent autobiography of growing up in the Jim Crow South offers an unsurpassed portrait of the struggles against the ingrained racism and poverty faced by African Americans. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
 
Title: Black Diamond
Author: Patricia C. McKissack
Genre: Non-Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Gr. 6-10. This book goes far beyond the few familiar photographs and names most readers associate with the Negro Baseball Leagues, and it makes the trip in style. We discover, for example, that George Washington's troops were "batting balls and running bases" and that the nineteenth-century relationship between baseball and race was more diverse than many young readers may realize. The McKissacks carefully record the differences of opinion about some events and the difficulty of finding source material. Oral histories from surviving players add startling depth to descriptions of conditions of play and travel, and Jackie Robinson's entry into major league ball becomes a richer and more complicated moment because the authors show where Robinson came from (and how) in addition to where he went. A player roster will be helpful to students, and a time line carefully weaves together the sports world and the world of lynchings, race riots, the Civil War, and the incandescent electric lamp. Mary Harris Veeder --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
 
Title: Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux
Author: John G. Neihardt
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Black Elk Speaks is widely hailed as a religious classic, one of the best spiritual books of the modern era and the bestselling book of all time about an American Indian. This inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950) and the tragic history of his Sioux people during the epic closing decades of the Old West. In 1930, the aging Black Elk met a kindred spirit, the famed poet, writer, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881-1973) on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The Lakota elder chose Neihardt to share his visions and life with the world. Neihardt understood and today Black Elk is known to all. Black Elk's remarkable great vision came to him during a time of decimation and loss, when outsiders were stealing the Lakotas' land, slaughtering buffalo, and threatening their age-old way of life. As Black Elk remembers all too well, the Lakotas, led by such legendary men as Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, fought unceasingly for their freedom, winning a world-renowned victory at the Little Bighorn and suffering unspeakable losses at Wounded Knee. Black Elk Speaks, however, is more than the epic history of a valiant Native nation. It is beloved as a spiritual classic because of John Neihardt's sensitivity to Black Elk's resounding vision of the wholeness of earth, her creatures, and all of humanity. Black Elk Speaks is a once-in-a-lifetime read: the moving story of a young Lakota boy before the reservation years, the unforgettable history of an American Indian nation; and an enduring spiritual message for us all. The premier edition features the first-ever annotated edition of Black Elk's story, done byrenowned Lakota scholar Raymond Demallie, the original Standing Bear illustrations and new commentary on them, new maps of the world of Black Elk Speaks, and a revised index.
 
Title: The Black Pearl
Author: Scott O'Dell
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
In claiming as his own the magnificent black pearl he finds, a sixteen-year-old youth enrages the sea devil who legend says is its owner.
 
Title: The blind assassin
Author: Margaret Atwood
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
As Atwood's most ambitious work unfolds--a tricky process, in fact, with several nested narratives and even an entire novel-within-a-novel--we're reminded of just how complicated the familial game of hide-and-seek can be.
 
Title: Blood is Thicker (Bluford High Series #8)
Author: Paul Langan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Hakeem has a hard time adjusting when, due to his father's sickness, Hakeem and his family must move in with his uncle in distant Detroit, especially when he has to share his room with his moody cousin Savon.
 
Title: Blood of Flowers
Author: Anita Amirezvani
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Both a sweeping love story and a luminous portrait of a city, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is the mesmerizing historical novel of an ill-fated young woman whose gift as a rug designer transforms her life. Illuminated with glorious detail of persian rug-making, and brilliantly bringing to life the sights sounds and life of 17th-century Isfahan, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS has captured readers' imaginations everywhere as a timeless tale of one woman's struggle to live a life of her choosing.
 
Title: Blue blood: a debutante dropout mystery
Author: Susan McBride
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
To the dismay of her high society mother Cissy, Dallas heiress Andy Kendricks wants no part of the Junior League life -- opting instead for a job as a website designer and a passel of unpedigreed pals. Now her good friend Molly O'Brien is in bad trouble, accused of killing her boss at the local restaurant "Jugs." Though no proper deb would ever set foot in such a sleazy dive, Andy's soon slipping into skintight hot pants and a stuffed triple-D bra to gain employment there and somehow help clear Molly's name. But Andy's undercover lark is soon bringing her into too-close contact with all manner of dangerous adversaries -- including a shady TV preacher, a fanatical Mothers Against Porn activist ... and a killer who is none too keen on meddling rich girls.
 
Title: Blue shoe
Author: Anne Lamott
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Mattie Ryder is a marvelously funny, well-intentioned, religious, sarcastic, tender, angry, and broke recently divorced mother of two young children. Then she finds a small rubber blue shoe-the kind you might get from a gumball machine-and a few other trifles that were left years ago in her deceased father's car. They seem to hold the secrets to her messy upbringing, and as she and her brother follow these clues to uncover the mystery of their past, she begins to open her heart to her difficult, brittle mother and the father she thought she knew. And with that acceptance comes an opening up to the possibilities of romantic love.
 
Title: The Bluest Eye
Author: Toni Morrison
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing. Show More Show Less
 
Title: The boat who wouldn't float
Author: Farley Mowat
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A humorous account of the author's excursions through the Maritime Provinces in a thirty-one-foot craft that was barely seaworthy.
 
Title: The Body in the Library: A Miss Marple Mystery
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening dress and heavy makeup, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry? The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery . . . before tongues start to wag.
 
Title: Bold spirit : Helga Estby's forgotten walk across Victorian America
Author: Linda Hunt
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant and mother of eight children named Helga Estby was behind on taxes and the mortgage when she learned that a mysterious sponsor would pay $10,000 to a woman who walked across America. Hoping to win the wager and save her family’s farm, Helga and her teenaged daughter Clara, armed with little more than a compass, red-pepper spray, a revolver, and Clara’s curling iron, set out on foot from Eastern Washington. Their route would pass through 14 states, but they were not allowed to carry more than five dollars each. As they visited Indian reservations, Western boomtowns, remote ranches and local civic leaders, they confronted snowstorms, hunger, thieves and mountain lions with equal aplomb. Their treacherous and inspirational journey to New York challenged contemporary notions of femininity and captured the public imagination. But their trip had such devastating consequences that the Estby women's achievement was blanketed in silence until, nearly a century later, Linda Lawrence Hunt encountered their extraordinary story.
 
Title: The Bones of Paris
Author: Laurie R. King
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SACRAMENTO BEE New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King, beloved for her acclaimed Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, consistently writes richly detailed and thoroughly suspenseful novels that bring a distant time and place to brilliant life. Now, in this thrilling new book, King leads readers into the vibrant and sensual Paris of the Jazz Age--and reveals the darkest secrets of its denizens. nbsp; Paris, France: September 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, the assignment is a private investigator's dream--he's getting paid to prowl the cafés and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. The American agent has a healthy appreciation for la vie de bohème, despite having worked for years at the U.S. Bureau of Investigation. The missing person in question is Philippa Crosby, a twenty-two year old from Boston who has been living in Paris, modeling and acting. Her family became alarmed when she stopped all communications, and Stuyvesant agreed to track her down. He wholly expects to find her in the arms of some up-and-coming artist, perhaps experimenting with the decadent lifestyle that is suddenly available on every rue and boulevard. nbsp; As Stuyvesant follows Philippa's trail through the expatriate community of artists and writers, he finds that she is known to many of its famous--and infamous--inhabitants, from Shakespeare and Company's Sylvia Beach to Ernest Hemingway to the Surrealist photographer Man Ray. But when the evidence leads Stuyvesant to the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his investigation takes a sharp, disturbing turn. At the Grand-Guignol, murder, insanity, and sexual perversion are all staged to shocking, brutal effect: depravity as art, savage human nature on stage. nbsp; Soon it becomes clear that one missing girl is a drop in the bucket. Here, amid the glittering lights of the cabarets, hides a monster whose artistic coup de grâce is to be rendered in blood. And Stuyvesant will have to descend into the darkest depths of perversion to find a killer . . . sifting through The Bones of Paris. Praise for The Bones of Paris nbsp; "Haunting . . .nbsp; a portrait of the City of Light that glows with the fires of Hell."--Richmond Times-Dispatch nbsp; "A compelling thriller . . . complex, more than a little kinky, and absolutely fascinating."--Booklist (starred review) nbsp; "Highly entertaining . . . Laurie R. King perfectly captures [the Jazz Age] as she explores the City of Light's avenues and alleys."--The Denver Post nbsp; "Engrossing . . . Readers who enjoy Laurie R. King's noteworthy Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mystery series are in for a surprise."--BookPage nbsp; "A chilling mystery and a haunting love letter to the Paris of Hemingway's Lost Generation."--Library Journal
 
Title: The Book of One Hundred Truths
Author: Julie Schumacher
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
While visiting her grandparents in Port Harbor, New Jersey, thirteen-year-old Theodora lists one hundred truths that she discovers while babysitting her younger cousins.
 
Title: The Book of Unknown Americans
Author: Cristina Henríquez
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
"A triumph of storytelling. Henríquez pulls us into the lives of her characters with such mastery that we hang on to them just as fiercely as they hang on to one another and their dreams. This passionate, powerful novel will stay with you long after you've turned the final page." --Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk nbsp; A boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American. Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she'll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better. When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight. It's also the beginning of a friendship between the Rivera and Toro families, whose web of guilt and love and responsibility is at this novel's core. Woven into their stories are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. Their journeys and their voices will inspire you, surprise you, and break your heart. Suspenseful, wry and immediate, rich in spirit and humanity, The Book of Unknown Americans is a work of rare force and originality.
 
Title: Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books and an audiobook. Bag also contains a teacher's literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
 
Title: The Bookman's Tale
Author: Charlie Lovett
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller’s search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman’s Tale is a former bookseller’s sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature’s most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.S. Byatt's Possession. Hay-on-Wye, 1995. Peter Byerly isn’t sure what drew him into this particular bookshop. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amanda, had left him shattered. The young antiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amanda tumbles out of its pages. Of course, it isn’t really her. The watercolor is clearly Victorian. Yet the resemblance is uncanny, and Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture’s origins. As he follows the trail back first to the Victorian era and then to Shakespeare’s time, Peter communes with Amanda’s spirit, learns the truth about his own past, and discovers a book that might definitively prove Shakespeare was, indeed, the author of all his plays. .
 
Title: Bootlegger's Daughter
Author: Margaret Maron
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Author: John Boyne
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.
 
Title: The Boy in the Suitcase
Author: Lene Kaaberbol
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help--even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive. Is the boy a victim of child trafficking? Can he be turned over to authorities, or will they only return him to whoever sold him? When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy's are in jeopardy, too. In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying to hunt him down.
 
Title: Boy Who Dared
Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 1 Reader's Instruction Guide; approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hübener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.
 
Title: Boys in the Boat (Young Adult Version)
Author: Daniel James Brown
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
The #1 New York Times' bestseller freshly adapted for the next generation, now with brand new content including an author Q&A and never-before-seen photographs. For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation--the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism. This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.
 
Title: Brat Farrar
Author: Josephine Tey
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick's mannerism's, appearance, and every significant detail of Patrick's early life, up to his thirteenth year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself. It seems as if Brat is going to pull off this most incredible deception until old secrets emerge that jeopardize the imposter's plan and his life
 
Title: Breakfast with Buddha
Author: Roland Merullo
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger--and amuse himself--he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world--and more important, his life--through someone else's eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing. In Roland Merullo's masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place.
 
Title: Brick Lane
Author: Monica Ali
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Monica Ali's gorgeous first novel is the deeply moving story of one woman, Nazneen, born in a Bangladeshi village and transported to London at age eighteen to enter into an arranged marriage. Already hailed by the London Observer as "one of the most significant British novelists of her generation," Ali has written a stunningly accomplished debut about one outsider's quest to find her voice. What could not be changed must be borne. And since nothing could be changed, everything had to be borne. This principle ruled her life. It was mantra, fettle, and challenge. Nazneen's inauspicious entry into the world, an apparent stillbirth on the hard mud floor of a village hut, imbues in her a sense of fatalism that she carries across continents when she is married off to Chanu, a man old enough to be her father. Nazneen moves to London and, for years, keeps house, cares for her husband, and bears children, just as a girl from the village is supposed to do. But gradually she is transformed by her experience, and begins to question whether fate controls her or whether she has a hand in her own destiny. Motherhood is a catalyst -- Nazneen's daughters chafe against their father's traditions and pride -- and to her own amazement, Nazneen falls in love with a young man in the community. She discovers both the complexity that comes with free choice and the depth of her attachment to her husband, her daughters, and her new world. While Nazneen journeys along her path of self-realization, her sister, Hasina, rushes headlong at her life, first making a "love marriage," then fleeing her violent husband. Woven through the novel, Hasina's letters from Dhaka recount a world of overwhelming adversity. Shaped, yet not bound, by their landscapes and memories, both sisters struggle to dream -- and live -- beyond the rules prescribed for them. Vivid, profoundly humane, and beautifully rendered, Brick Lane captures a world at once unimaginable and achingly familiar. And it establishes Monica Ali as a thrilling new voice in fiction. As Kirkus Reviews said, "She is one of those dangerous writers who see everything."
 
Title: Bridge to Terabithia
Author: Katherine Paterson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books and an audiobook. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide and reader’s guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practicing all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse next door and changes his life forever. Not only does Leslie not look or act like any girls Jess knows, but she also turns out to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. After getting over the shock and humiliation of being beaten by a girl, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay. Despite their superficial differences, it's clear that Jess and Leslie are soul mates. The two create a secret kingdom in the woods named Terabithia, where the only way to get into the castle is by swinging out over a gully on an enchanted rope. Here they reign as king and queen, fighting off imaginary giants and the walking dead, sharing stories and dreams, and plotting against the schoolmates who tease them. Jess and Leslie find solace in the sanctuary of Terabithia until a tragedy strikes and the two are separated forever. In a style that is both plain and powerful, Katherine Paterson's characters will stir your heart and put a lump in your throat.
 
Title: Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy
Author: Helen Fielding
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and one guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A GoodReads Reader's Choice Bridget Jones--one of the most beloved characters in modern literature (v.g.)--is back! In Helen Fielding's wildly funny, hotly anticipated new novel, Bridget faces a few rather pressing questions: What do you do when your girlfriend's sixtieth birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend's thirtieth? Is it better to die of Botox or die of loneliness because you're so wrinkly? Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating? Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice? Is it normal to be too vain to put on your reading glasses when checking your toy boy for head lice? Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant? Is it normal to get fewer followers the more you tweet? Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood? If you put lip plumper on your hands do you get plump hands? Is sleeping with someone after two dates and six weeks of texting the same as getting married after two meetings and six months of letter writing in Jane Austen's day? Pondering these and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of loss, single motherhood, tweeting, texting, technology, and rediscovering her sexuality in--Warning! Bad, outdated phrase approaching!--middle age. In a triumphant return after fourteen years of silence, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, page-turning, witty, wise, outrageous, and bloody hilarious. TODAY Book Club Selection
 
Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Author: Junot Díaz
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who--from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister--dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú--a curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere--and risk it all--in the name of love. Listen to Junot Díaz's interview on iTunes "Meet the Author" here. Download iTunes here.
 
Title: The broken cord
Author: Michael Dorris
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The moving story of adopted Sioux son Adam, who suffers from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and offers an informed general account of FAS itself.
 
Title: Broken Verses
Author: Kamila Shamsie
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 7 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Fourteen years ago, famous Pakistani activist Samina Akram disappeared. Two years earlier, her lover, Pakistan's greatest poet, was beaten to death by government thugs. In present-day Karachi, her daughter Aasmaani has just discovered a letter in the couple's private code-a letter that could only have been written recently. Aasmaani is thirty, single, drifting from job to job. Always left behind whenever Samina followed the Poet into exile, she had assumed that her mother's disappearance was simply another abandonment. Then, while working at Pakistan's first independent TV station, Aasmaani runs into an old friend of Samina's who gives her the first letter, then many more. Where could the letters have come from? And will they lead her to her mother? Merging the personal with the political, Broken Verses is at once a sharp, thrilling journey through modern-day Pakistan, a carefully coded mystery, and an intimate mother-daughter story that asks how we forgive a mother who leaves.
 
Title: Brothers in Arms (Bluford High Series #9)
Author: Paul Langan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
A frightening ordeal at the end of the school year has turned Darcy Wills's world upside down. With her ex-boyfriend miles away in Detroit and her beloved grandmother gone, Darcy is more alone than ever. Darcy turns to her remaining friends only to discover one of them has an even bigger secret. Now, forced into a crisis beyond her control, Darcy must take a stand for herself--and for her friend. When the dust settles, Darcy will never be the same again.
 
Title: Bruiser
Author: Neal Shusterman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Tennyson: Don't get me started on the Bruiser. He was voted "Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty" by the entire school. He's the kid no one knows, no one talks to, and everyone hears disturbing rumors about. So why is my sister, BrontË, dating him? One of these days she's going to take in the wrong stray dog, and it's not going to end well. BrontË: My brother has no right to talk about Brewster that way—no right to threaten him. There's a reason why Brewster can't have friends—why he can't care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can't be explained. I know, because they're happening to me. Award-winning author Neal Shusterman has crafted a chilling and unforgettable novel about the power of unconditional friendship, the complex gear workings of a family, and the sacrifices we endure for the people we love.
 
Title: Bud, Not Buddy
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books and an audiobook. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
 
Title: The Buddha in the Attic
Author: Julie Otsuka
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Finalist for the 2011 National Book Award Julie Otsuka’s long awaited follow-up toWhen the Emperor Was Divine(“To watchEmperorcatching on with teachers and students in vast numbers is to grasp what must have happened at the outset for novels likeLord of the FliesandTo Kill a Mockingbird” —The New York Times) is a tour de force of economy and precision, a novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought over from Japan to San Francisco as ‘picture brides’ nearly a century ago. In eight incantatory sections,The Buddha in the Attictraces their extraordinary lives, from their arduous journey by boat, where they exchange photographs of their husbands, imagining uncertain futures in an unknown l? to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth, and then as mothers, raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and their history; to the deracinating arrival of war. In language that has the force and the fury of poetry, Julie Otsuka has written a singularly spellbinding novel about the American dream. 
 
Title: The Bully (Bluford High Series #5)
Author: Paul Langan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Darrell Mercer, a 9th grader at Bluford, is at the center of this story. Darrell and his mother move to the Bluford area in the middle of the school year. Physically smaller than his peers, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully.
 
Title: The Burgess Boys
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post * NPR * Good Housekeeping Elizabeth Strout "animates the ordinary with an astonishing force," wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout's "magnificent gift for humanizing characters." Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature. nbsp; Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan--the Burgess sibling who stayed behind--urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. nbsp; With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout's newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art. Praise for The Burgess Boys "What truly makes Strout exceptional . . . is the perfect balance she achieves between the tides of story and depths of feeling."--Chicago Tribune "Strout's prose propels the story forward with moments of startlingly poetic clarity."--The New Yorker nbsp; "Elizabeth Strout's first two books, Abide with Me and Amy and Isabelle, were highly thought of, and her third, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. But The Burgess Boys, her most recent novel, is her best yet."--The Boston Globe nbsp; "A portrait of an American community in turmoil that's as ambitious as Philip Roth's American Pastoral but more intimate in tone."--Time nbsp; "[Strout's] extraordinary narrative gifts are evident again. . . . At times [The Burgess Boys is] almost effortlessly fluid, with superbly rendered dialogue, sudden and unexpected bolts of humor and . . . startling riffs of gripping emotion."--Associated Press nbsp; "[Strout] is at her masterful best when conjuring the two Burgess boys. . . . Scenes between them ring so true."--San Francisco Chronicle nbsp; "No one should be surprised by the poignancy and emotional vigor of Elizabeth Strout's new novel. But the broad social and political range of The Burgess Boys shows just how impressively this extraordinary writer continues to develop."--The Washington Post
 
Title: Bury Your Dead
Author: Louise Penny
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
"Few writers in any genre can match Penny's ability to combine heartbreak and hope." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society--where an obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly four hundred years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it? Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. "It doesn't make sense," Olivier's partner writes every day. "He didn't do it, you know." As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive a terrible event from his own past before he can begin to bury his dead.
 
Title: Busting Bad Guys
Author: Mark Langan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
THIRTEEN SECONDS OF PURE TERROR--IN A SHOOTOUT WITH A DRUG DEALER. WIRETAPS AND NO-KNOCK SEARCH WARRANTS BUSTING DOWN DOORS AND CUFFING BAD GUYS. KIDS CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE WHEN GANGS TAKE OVER. REAL CRIME. REAL-LIFE COP STORIES. Sergeant Mark Langan relives his front-row seat working the seamier side of crime during his decorated twenty-six-year career from youngest rookie in 1978 to narcotics sergeant on the Omaha Police force. Langan arrested unlikely suspects having sex in public and bold burglars silently entering homes and touching sleeping victims. He hit bookie joints in smoke-filled bars, squeezed snitches for information, snatched a bank robber red handed, and arrested prostitutes and the guy-next-door types who paid them to perform in dangerous downtown alleys. Langan worked his way up the ranks to command undercover narcotics operations in the 1980s when sinister LA gangbangers invaded Omaha and claimed neighborhoods to sell crack. As the first in the door, Langan directed officers under his command to bust down doors while serving hundreds of no-knock search warrants and taking illegal guns and drugs--and bad guys--off the street. Yet in his celebrated career, Langan felt the gut-wrenching pain of innocent children caught inside the wicked world of drugs and crime, their "safe" worlds shattered when the battering ram knocked down their doors--their cries haunt him every day. And two players from his past reemerge in startling ways. Busting Bad Guys delivers a graphic and authentic one-two punch of solid policing on the streets of America's heartland and takes readers inside the high-adrenaline, top-secret investigations to develop innovative tactics to outsmart the criminals.
 
Title: The Butterfly Mosque
Author: Willow Wilson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 7 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
- Rights have been sold in ten countries- Wilson's graphic novel, Cairo, was named a Best Graphic Novel of 2007 by Publishers Weekly, the Edmonton Journal/CanWest News, and Comics Worth Reading- Wilson is also the author of two comics series: Air, which was nominated for the 2009 Eisner Award for Best New Series; and Vixen, winner of the 2009 Glyph Comics Fan Award for Best Comic; she is the first Muslim writer to be recognized for either award
 
Title: By a Slow River: A Novel
Author: Philippe Claudel
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A bestseller in France and winner of the Prix Renaudot, By a Slow River is a mesmerizing and atmospheric tale of three mysterious deaths in an oddly isolated French village during World War I.The placid daily life of a small town near the front seems impervious to the nearby pounding of artillery fire and the parade of wounded strangers passing through its streets. But the illusion of calm is soon shattered by the deaths of three innocents–the charming new schoolmistress who captures every male heart only to kill herself; an angelic ten-year-old girl who is found strangled; and a local policeman’s cherished wife, who dies alone in labor while her husband is hunting the murderer. Twenty years later, the policeman still struggles to make sense of these tragedies, a struggle that both torments and sustains him. But excavating the town's secret history will bring neither peace to him nor justice to the wicked.
 
Title: Caddie Woodlawn
Author: Carol Ryrie Brink
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Caddie Woodlawn, which has been captivating young readers since 1935, was awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Now it is in a brand-new edition with lively illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. In her new foreword, Carol Ryrie Brink lovingly recalls the real Caddie, who was her grandmother, and tells how she often "sat spellbound, listening, listening!" as Caddie told stories of her pioneer childhood. Children everywhere will love redheaded Caddie with her penchant for pranks. Scarcely out of one scrape before she is into another, she refuses to be a "lady," preferring instead to run the woods with her brothers. Whether she is crossing the lake on a raft, visiting an Indian camp, or listening to the tales of the circuit rider, Caddie's adventures provide an exciting and authentic picture of life on the Wisconsin frontier in the 1860s. And readers will discover, as Caddie learns what growing up truly means, that it is not so very different today.
 
Title: Call Me Maria
Author: Judith Ortiz Cofer
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Fifteen-year-old Maria leaves her mother and their Puerto Rican home to live in the barrio of New York with her father, feeling torn between the two cultures in which she has been raised.
 
Title: Call of the Wild
Author: Jack London
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books and a reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A classic novel of adventure, drawn from London's own experiences as a Klondike adventurer, relating the story of a heroic dog, who, caught in the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature.
 
Title: The Call of the Wild (Bag #2)
Author: Jack London
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A classic novel of adventure, drawn from London's own experiences as a Klondike adventurer, relating the story of a heroic dog, who, caught in the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature.
 
Title: Calling Me Home
Author: Julie Kibler
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2014-01-07 In Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler, eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It's a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive Isabelle from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. With no clear explanation why. Tomorrow. Curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle's guarded past, she agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship. They are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son’s irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her. Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper—in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.
 
Title: Cam Jansen and the Millionaire Mystery
Author: David A. Adler
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes… even to a charity event. Cam and Eric are at a benefit with their mothers to raise money for local firefighters. When the host's pearl necklace goes missing, the luncheon turns into a whodunit, and all the guests are suspects. Can Cam use her photographic memory to identify the culprit before the thief gets away?
 
Title: The Camel Bookmobile: A Novel
Author: Masha Hamilton
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Fiona Sweeney wants to do something that matters, and she chooses to make her mark in the arid bush of northeastern Kenya. By helping to start a traveling library, she hopes to bring the words of Homer, Hemingway, and Dr. Seuss to far-flung tiny communities where people live daily with drought, hunger, and disease. Her intentions are honorable, and her rules are firm: due to the limited number of donated books, if any one of them is not returned, the bookmobile will not return. But, encumbered by her Western values, Fi does not understand the people she seeks to help. And in the impoverished small community of Mididima, she finds herself caught in the middle of a volatile local struggle when the bookmobile's presence sparks a dangerous feud between the proponents of modernization and those who fear the loss of traditional ways.
 
Title: The Candymakers
Author: Wendy Mass
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the town of Spring Haven, four children have been selected to compete in the national candymaking contest of a lifetime. Who will make a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Yellow Lightning Chew? Logan, the candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by feel alone? Miles, the boy allergic to rowboats and the color pink? Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy as if it were a feather? Philip, the suit-and-tie-wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook? This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.
 
Title: The Canning Season
Author: Polly Horvath
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Love under trying circumstances One night out of the blue, Ratchet Clark’s ill-natured mother tells her that Ratchet will be leaving their Pensacola apartment momentarily to take the train up north. There she will spend the summer with her aged relatives Penpen and Tilly, inseparable twins who couldn’t look more different from each other. Staying at their secluded house, Ratchet is treated to a passel of strange family history and local lore, along with heaps of generosity and care that she has never experienced before. Also, Penpen has recently espoused a new philosophy – whatever shows up on your doorstep you have to let in. Through thick wilderness, down forgotten, bear-ridden roads, come a variety of characters, drawn to Penpen and Tilly’s open door. It is with vast reservations that the cautious Tilly allows these unwelcome guests in. But it turns out that unwelcome guests may bring the greatest gifts. By turns dark and humorous, Polly Horvath offers adolescent readers enough quirky characters and outrageous situations to leave them reeling! The Canning Season is the winner of the 2003 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
 
Title: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Author: Roz Chast
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
#1 New York Times Bestseller In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the "crazy closet"-with predictable results-the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies-an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades-the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller.
 
Title: The Cardturner
Author: Louis Sachar
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him, he has no money and no job, and his parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester, who is old, blind, very sick, and very rich, to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner. But Alton's parents aren't the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapp's good graces. There is Trapp's longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family. Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda, as he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.
 
Title: Carl and the Puppies
Author: Alexandra Day
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Mama Dog needs a rest. Carl offers to watch her puppies. Will he be able to keep three playful puppies out of trouble? Alexandra Day’s beloved babysitter, Carl the dog, stars in this brand-new story created especially for beginning readers.
 
Title: Case histories : a novel
Author: Kate Atkinson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The novel is not your typical crime genre fare. Atkinson delineates each character with great empathy and depth, revealing his or her motivations, flaws, and healing.
 
Title: Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House
Author: Geronimo Stilton
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: About 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Grade Level Equivalent: 3 Guided Reading Level: O Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. Who Is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What's that? You've never read one? Well, my books are full of fun. They are whisker-licking good stories, and that's a promise! The Case of Curlypaw Cannycat's Castle I was lost in a dark, spooky forest! Until I stumbled upon Curlypaw Cannycat's Castle. The castle was completely empty, or so I thought. But I quickly discovered that it was haunted - by cats! Let me tell you, this was one case where curiosity almost killed the mouse!
 
Title: Catch-22
Author: Joseph Heller
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2011-04-05 Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest-and most celebrated-books of all time. In recent years it has been named to "best novels" lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer. Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy-it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he's assigned, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller's personal archive; and much more. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature.
 
Title: The Catcher in the Rye
Author: J.D. Salinger
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories, particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is fully of children. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep. The Catcher in the Rye is set around the 1950s and is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. Holden is not specific about his location while he's telling the story, but he makes it clear that he is undergoing treatment in a mental hospital or sanatorium.
 
Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Book. Bag also contains a teacher's literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
 
Title: The Cat's Table
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the cat's table" as far from the Captains Table as can be-with a ragtag group of "insignificant" adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: one man talks with them about jazz and women, another opens the door to the world of literature. The narrator’s elusive, beautiful cousin Emily becomes his confidante, allowing him to see himself “with a distant eye” for the first time, and to feel the first stirring of desire. Another Cat’s Table denizen, the shadowy Miss Lasqueti, is perhaps more than what she seems. And very late every night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and his fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever.   As the narrative moves between the decks and holds of the ship and the boy’s adult years, it tells a spellbinding story—by turns poignant and electrifying—about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage. From the Hardcover edition.
 
Title: The Cay
Author: Theodore Taylor
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.
 
Title: Celebra el Dia de Accion de Gracias con Beto y Gaby
Author: Alma Flor Ada
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: About 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Beto and Gaby anxiously wait for their relatives to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. One by one, they each call to inform the family that they will not be able to attend because of a great snowstorm. Suddenly, their grandmother appears with a group of elder friends who have nowhere to have dinner, and the celebration becomes really special. Contains an informative section on Thanksgiving Day.
 
Title: Cemetery Road
Author: Gar Anthony Haywood
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The new novel from a critically acclaimed and award-winning author - When Errol 'Handy' White returns to his native Los Angeles to attend the funeral of his old friend R.J. Burrow, who has been brutally murdered, a terrible secret threatens to reveal itself. Twenty-six years earlier, Handy, R.J. and O'Neal Holden pulled a heist that went horrible awry, and Handy's been waiting for it to come back and haunt them ever since. Was the murder linked to the past? Handy knows he can't leave until he finds out for sure.
 
Title: Chains
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 20 books and 1 book on CD
Location: Main (Downtown)
If an entire nation could seek its freedom, "why not a girl?" As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.
 
Title: The Chalk-Circle Man
Author: Fred Vargas
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The debut mystery in the internationally bestselling Commissaire Adamsberg series-now available for the first time in the United States Fred Vargas 's Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries are a sensation in France, consistently praised for their intelligence, wit, and macabre imagination. This first novel in the series introduces the unorthodox detective Commissaire Adamsberg-one of the most engaging characters in contemporary crime fiction. When blue chalk circles begin to appear on the pavement in neighborhoods around Paris, Adamsberg is alone in thinking that they are far from amusing. As he studies each new circle and the increasingly bizarre objects they contain-empty beer cans, four trombones, a pigeon's foot, a doll's head-he senses the cruelty that lies within whoever is responsible. And when a circle is discovered with decidedly less banal contents-a woman with her throat slashed-Adamsberg knows that this is just the beginning.
 
Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books and an audiobook. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Young Charlie Bucket can't believe his luck when he finds the very last of Mr. Willy Wonka's Golden Tickets inside his chocolate bar. He wins the trip of a lifetime, a magical tour around Mr. Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory. Once inside, Charlie and the other four winners-- Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, and Mike Teavee-- witness amazing wonders: rainbow drops, lickable wallpaper, and even a chocolate waterfall. But what happens when the children, one by one, disobey Mr. Wonka?
 
Title: Charlie y la Fabrica de Chocolate
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Charlie's tour through Willie Wonka's chocolate factory reveals marvelous creations more intriguing and delicious than Charlie had ever imagined. One of the most popular titles in juvenile literature, this selection was also listed as an ALA Notable Book.
 
Title: Charlotte Gray : a novel
Author: Sebastian Faulks
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Set in England and France during the darkest days of World War II, Charlotte Gray, like Birdsong, depicts a complex love affair that is both shaped and thwarted by war
 
Title: Charlotte's Web
Author: E. B. White
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books and an audiobook. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
This is the story of a little girl named Fern, who loves a little pig named Wilbur-and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte, a beautiful large grey spider who lives with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of some friendly farm animals, Charlotte saves the life of Wilbur, who is Some Pig. A timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and truth.
 
Title: Chasing the Devil's Tail
Author: David Fulmer
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Storyville, 1907: In this raucous, bloody, red-light district, where two thousand scarlet women ply their trade in grand mansions and filthy dime-a-trick cribs, where cocaine and opium are sold over the counter, and where rye whiskey flows like an amber river, there's a killer loose. Someone is murdering Storyville prostitutes and marking each killing with a black rose. As Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr begins to unravel the murder against this extraordinary backdrop, he encounters a cast of characters drawn from history: Tom Anderson, the political boss who runs Storyville like a private kingdom; Lulu White, the district's most notorious madam; a young piano player who would come to be known as Jelly Roll Morton; and finally, Buddy Bolden, the man who all but invented jazz and is now losing his mind. No ordinary mystery,Chasing the Devil's Tailis a chilling portrait of musical genius and self-destruction, set at the very moment when jazz was born.
 
Title: Chasing Vermeer
Author: Blue Balliett
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
 
Title: Cheyenne autumn
Author: Mari Sandoz
Genre: NE Author
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the autumn of 1878 a band of Cheyenne Indians set out from Indian Territory, where they had been sent by the U.S. government, to return to their homeland in the Yellowstone country.
 
Title: A child called it : an abused child's journey from victim to victor
Author: David J. Pelzer
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A true story by the author who survived horrific abuse at the hands of an alcoholic parent.
 
Title: Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
Author: Jerry Stanley
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: About 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8; Grade Level Equivalent: 6.5; Guided Reading Level: Y - Illustrated with photographs from the Dust Bowl era. This true story took place at the emergency farm-labor camp immortalized in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Ostracized as "dumb Okies," the children of Dust Bowl migrant laborers went without school--until Superintendent Leo Hart and 50 Okie kids built their own school in a nearby field.
 
Title: China Dolls
Author: Lisa See
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls has garnered international acclaim for her great skill at rendering the intricate relationships of women and the complex meeting of history and fate. Now comes Lisa See's highly anticipated new novel, China Dolls. It's 1938 in San Francisco: a world's fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest with nothing but heartache, talent, and a pair of dancing shoes. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she guard her reputation like a piece of jade. The stunning Ruby Tom challenges the boundaries of convention at every turn with her defiant attitude and no-holds-barred ambition. The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. When their dark secrets are exposed and the invisible thread of fate binds them even tighter, they find the strength and resilience to reach for their dreams. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything. Praise for China Dolls "Superb . . . This emotional, informative and brilliant page-turner resonates with resilience and humanity."--The Washington Post "A fascinating portrait of life as a Chinese-American woman in the 1930s and '40s."--The New York Times Book Review "A spellbinding portrait of a time burning with opportunity and mystery."--O: The Oprah Magazine "See's latest novel, China Dolls, is her most penetrating since Snow Flower and the Secret Fan."--The Seattle Times "China Dolls plunges us into a fascinating history and offers an accessible meditation on themes that are still urgent in our contemporary world."--San Francisco Chronicle "Stellar . . . The depth of See's characters and her winning prose makes this book a wonderful journey through love and loss."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "See's many fans will . . . enjoy watching each protagonist's true story unfold. . . . Colorful and fascinating historical touches tie the story together perfectly and form an exquisite backdrop."--Library Journal "China Dolls mines a fascinating part of our cultural history through the story of a trio of women who become a complex constant in one another's lives even as the world serves up painful transformation. Lisa See gets so much just right here. You'll want to dive right in."--Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife "This is one of those stories I've always wanted to tell, but Lisa See beat me to it, and she did it better than I ever could. Bravo! Here's a roaring standing ovation for this heartwarming journey into the glittering golden age of Chinese nightclubs."--Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Songs of Willow Frost.
 
Title: Chocolate Fever
Author: Robert Kimmel Smith
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Grade 2-6?Chocolate lovers will identify with Henry Green who eats chocolate wherever and however he wants. What a shock when he breaks out in a rash of brown spots that smell like chocolate! After running away from the doctor at the hospital, Henry stands up to a gang of boys, hitches a ride with a truck driverand is hijacked along with him. Veteran character voice actor Lionel Wilson reads Robert Kimmel Smith's book (Coward, 1972; Dell, pap.). Some of the character voices are exaggerated stereotypes emphasizing the humor of the book. Embedded in this tale are lessons in courage, caring, moderation, and prejudice. These tapes are good for individual and small groups to enhance reading skills especially in the middle elementary grades. Ann Elders, Mark Twain Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
 
Title: The Chocolate War
Author: Robert Cormier
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Jerry Renault ponders the question on the poster in his locker: "Do I dare disturb the universe?" Refusing to sell chocolates in the annual Trinity school fund-raiser may not seem like a radical thing to do. But when Jerry challenges a secret school society called The Vigils, his defiant act turns into an all out war. Now, the only question is: Who will survive?
 
Title: Christine Falls
Author: Benjamin Black
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The hero of Christine Falls, Quirke, is a surly pathologist living in 1950s Dublin. One night, after having a few drinks at a party, he returns to the morgue to find his brother-in-law tampering with the records on a young woman’s corpse. The next morning, when his hangover has worn off, Quirke reluctantly begins looking into the woman’s history. He discovers a plot that spans two continents, implicates the Catholic Church, and may just involve members of his own family. He is warned--first subtly, then with violence--to lay off, but Quirke is a stubborn man. The first novel in the Quirke series brings all the vividness and psychological insight of John Banville’s writing to the dark, menacing atmosphere of a first-class thriller.
 
Title: A Christmas Carol
Author: Charles Dickens
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the author’s briefest but most cherished works. The novella shares the story of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge, freed from slavery to his own petty greed. The inspirational narrative has been adapted into many forms, weaving its way into the cultural consciousness and shaping our idea of the true meaning of “Christmas spirit.” Secular in its themes, but deeply moral, A Christmas Carol contains a message of unselfishness applicable every day of the year.
 
Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books, an audiobook, and a Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading men Which of your characters is most like you? I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write? I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch. If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you? Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book? Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)
 
Title: Cenicienta/Cinderella (Bilingual Tales)
Author: Luz Orihuela
Genre: Fairy Tale
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
A beautiful bilingual tale of poor Cinderella, her evil stepsisters, and the fairy godmother who helps her get to the ball. Una version bilingue del cuento clasico de la pobre Cenicienta, sus malvadas hermanastras y el hada madrina que la ayuda a ir al baile del palacio.
 
Title: The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) (Bag #2)
Author: Jeanne Duprau
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
 
Title: The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember)
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
 
Title: City of the Dead (The Haunting of Derek Stone: Book One)
Author: Tony Abbott
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Derek Stone thought that his father and brother were killed in a train accident, but then his brother returns, strangely changed, and Derek begins to suspect that dead people are coming back to prey on the living.
 
Title: Civil War on Sunday
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: About 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5; Grade Level Equivalent: 2.3; Guided Reading Level: M - Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series--the Magic Tree House! Cannon fire! That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the time of the American Civil War. There they meet a famous nurse named Clara Barton and do their best to help wounded soldiers. It is their hardest journey in time yet--and the one that will make the most difference to their own lives! Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.com
 
Title: Clap Hands
Author: Helen Oxenbury
Genre: Board Books
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 10 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Helen Oxenbury's delightful board books, featuring her sweet and cuddly babies at play, are back with a whole new look.
 
Title: Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel
Author: Susan Vreeland
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of innovative stained-glass windows that he hopes will earn him a place on the international artistic stage. But behind the scenes in his New York studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll, head of his women’s division, who conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany will long be remembered. Never publicly acknowledged, Clara struggles with her desire for artistic recognition and the seemingly insurmountable challenges that she faces as a professional woman. She also yearns for love and companionship, and is devoted in different ways to five men, including Tiffany, who enforces a strict policy: He does not employ married women. Ultimately, Clara must decide what makes her happiest—the professional world of her hands or the personal world of her heart.
 
Title: Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel
Author: Michelle Moran
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony’s revengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two– the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander–survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts. The fateful tale of Selene and Alexander is brought brilliantly to life in Cleopatra’s Daughter. Recounted in Selene’s youthful and engaging voice, it introduces a compelling cast of historical characters: Octavia, the emperor Octavian’s kind and compassionate sister, abandoned by Marc Antony for Cleopatra; Livia, Octavian's bitter and jealous wife; Marcellus, Octavian’s handsome, flirtatious nephew and heir apparent; Tiberius, Livia’s sardonic son and Marcellus’s great rival for power; and Juba, Octavian’s watchful aide, whose honored position at court has far-reaching effects on the lives of the young Egyptian royals. Selene’s narrative is animated by the concerns of a young girl in any time and place–the possibility of finding love, the pull of friendship and family, and the pursuit of her unique interests and talents. While coping with the loss of both her family and her ancestral kingdom, Selene must find a path around the dangers of a foreign land. Her accounts of life in Rome are filled with historical details that vividly capture both the glories and horrors of the times. She dines with the empire’s most illustrious poets and politicians, witnesses the creation of the Pantheon, and navigates the colorful, crowded marketplaces of the city where Roman-style justice is meted out with merciless authority. Based on meticulous research, Cleopatra’s Daughter is a fascinating portrait of imperial Rome and of the people and events of this glorious and most tumultuous period in human history. Emerging from the shadows of the past, Selene, a young woman of irresistible charm and preternatural intelligence, will capture your heart.
 
Title: Clifford Sees America
Author: Norman Bridwell
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Clifford sets out on a trip around America! The big red dog loves the lights of Times Square, races in the Indy 500, and licks the faces of Mount Rushmore. In San Francisco, Clifford blows us away by saving the day! Young readers will love learning US geography as they follow along with Clifford on his trip across the country.
 
Title: Clique: A Novel
Author: Lisi Harrison
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Wealthy Massie is determined to exclude middle class Claire from her seventh-grade clique at a very exclusive private school in Westchester, New York, but after Massie steals her only friend, Claire strikes back.
 
Title: The Clockwork Three
Author: Matthew Kirby
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
An enchanted green violin, an automaton that comes to life, and a hidden treasure . . . THE CLOCKWORK THREE is a richly woven adventure story that is sure to become a classic! Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the U.S. But when a mysterious green violin enters his life he begins to imagine a life of freedom. Hannah is a soft-hearted, strong-willed girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work. She learns about a hidden treasure, which she knows will save her family -- if she can find it. And Frederick, the talented and intense clockmaker's apprentice, seeks to learn the truth about his mother while trying to forget the nightmares of the orphanage where she left him. He is determined to build an automaton and enter the clockmakers' guild -- if only he can create a working head. Together, the three discover they have phenomenal power when they team up as friends, and that they can overcome even the darkest of fears.
 
Title: Closed for the Season
Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
The weather-beaten sign on the gate of the Magic Forest says closed for the season. But when the boys ride up to the gate on their bikes, Arthur tells his new friend, Logan, that the old amusement park hasn't been open for years. Kudzu vines have grown over everything, making the park look sinister even in broad daylight, so Logan is reluctant to go inside, but Arthur urges him on...
 
Title: Cloudy Witness: Blessedly Assured
Author: Janette Jones
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books (no guide)
Location: Main (Downtown)
Blessed assurance Jesus is mine... Overcomers often find themselves humming this well-known Christian hymn while going through the day-to-day uncertainties of life. Cloudy Witness/Blessedly Assured, tale weaving at its best, takes the reader into the presumptuous world of Etta Mae and Donnie Smith, Tonika and Josh Gibbons, Delilah and Damien Whitman. Included in the mix is fast talking rumormonger, Stephanie Willis. As they go about their daily journey, two unsuspecting souls encounter a clandestine figure clad in white and end up with life changing experiences. Cloudy Witness merges two inspirational stage projects together in a most unique way. Hebrews 12:1a NIV "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses...." serves as the focal point. the end result of it all is an awe inspiring work of Christian fiction. Publication Date: 2012-08-13
 
Title: Cocaine Blues
Author: Kerry Greenwood
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
This is where it all started! The first classic Phryne Fisher mystery, featuring our delectable heroine, cocaine, communism and adventure. Phryne leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back. The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honorable Phryne Fisher--she of the green-grey eyes, diamant garters and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositions--is rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite conversations with retired colonels, and dancing with weak-chinned men. Instead, Phryne decides it might be rather amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective in Melbourne, Australia. Almost immediately from the time she books into the Windsor Hotel, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling rings, corrupt cops and communism--not to mention erotic encounters with the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse--until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.
 
Title: Code Name Verity
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 Books and an audiobook
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12; Grade Level Equivalent: 6; Guided Reading Level: Z - Oct. 11th, 1943-A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun. When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy? A Michael L. Printz Award Honor book that was called "a fiendishly-plotted mind game of a novel" in The New York Times, Code Name Verity is a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other.
 
Title: Code Talker
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
 
Title: The Cold Dish
Author: Craig Johnson
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Introducing Wyoming’s Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Hell Is Empty and As the Crow Flies, the first in the Walt Longmire Mystery Series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit A&E original drama series Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love this outstanding first novel, in which New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, and full of memorable characters. After twenty-five years as sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmire’s hopes of finishing out his tenure in peace are dashed when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Two years earlier, Cody has been one of four high school boys given suspended sentences for raping a local Cheyenne girl. Somebody, it would seem, is seeking vengeance, and Longmire might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps .45-70 rifle. With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and a cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all.
 
Title: The Collector
Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart . . . When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one. . . . Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn't capable of violence against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Ash longs to paint her as intensely as he hungers to touch her. But their investigation draws them into a rarified circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession. . .
 
Title: Color Me Butterfly
Author: L.Y. Marlow
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Examining the impact that domestic violence has on family and self, and spanning over sixty years, this poignant well-written memoir tells the story of four generations of mothers and daughters who embraced a legacy of unconditional love, old fashioned family values and faith to triumph over a life plagued with unspeakable abuse and pain. Written with the flow of a novel, with frank wisdom and wit, Color Me Butterfly encourages the reader to immerse themselves into this family?s life and become an advocate for change. It will incite discussion, debate, and even heightened awareness about intergenerational abuse and its impact on our society. In the end, it will leave readers applauding the women of this story for their courage and strength and wanting to champion change for all women whose story shares the same face.
 
Title: The Comeback
Author: Marlene Perez
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
A novel about ruling high school, being exiled, and fighting your way back to your rightful throne. Sophie Donnelly is one half of the most popular and powerful couple in school, until new girl Angie Vogel shows up and compromises everything. Angie steals Sophie's starring role in the school play, and, worse, her super-popular boyfriend. Sophie has been quickly dispatched to social Siberia, but not for long--she'll do anything it takes to make a triumphant comeback.
 
Title: Company of Liars: A Novel
Author: Karen Maitland
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
EMBARK ON A TURBULENT JOURNEY THROUGH A RAVAGED COUNTRYSIDE . . . WITH ONLY LIARS FOR COMPANY. The year is 1348. In a world ruled by faith and fear, nine desperate strangers, brought together by chance, attempt to flee the certain death that is rolling inexorably toward them. Each traveler has a hidden gift, a dark secret, and a story to tell…. From Camelot, the relic-seller, to Cygnus, the one-armed storyteller—from the strange, silent child Narigorm to a painter and his pregnant wife, each guards secrets closely. None are as they seem. And one among them conceals the darkest secret of all—propelling these liars to a destiny more perilous than any of them could imagine. Show More Show Less
 
Title: Composing a Life
Author: Mary Catherine Bateson
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Mary Catherine Bateson has been called "one of the most original and important thinkers of our time" (Deborah Tannen). Grove Press is pleased to reissue Bateson's deeply satisfying treatise on the improvisational lives of five extraordinary women. Using their personal stories as her framework, Dr. Bateson delves into the creative potential of the complex lives we live today, where ambitions are constantly refocused on new goals and possibilities. With balanced sympathy and a candid approach to what makes these women inspiring, examples of the newly fluid movement of adaptation--their relationships with spouses, children, and friends, their ever-evolving work, and their gender--Bateson shows us that life itself is a creative process. "Well-formulated and passionate ... Offers nothing less than a radical rethinking of the concept of achievement." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Fascinating ... A masterwork of rare breadth and particularity." -- The Boston Globe
 
Title: The Compound
Author: S. A. Bodeen
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Children
Contents: About 20 books and an audiobook.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they’ve become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, but not happy. No amount of luxury can stifle the dull routine of living in the same place, with only his two sisters, only his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day. As problems with their carefully planned existence threaten to destroy their sanctuary—and their sanity—Eli can’t help but wonder if he’d rather take his chances outside. Eli’s father built the Compound to keep them safe. But are they safe—really?
 
Title: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Author: Gregory Maguire
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Is this new land a place where magics really happen? From Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of Wicked, comes his much-anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella tale. In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings.... When we grow up, we learn that it's far more common for human beings to turn into rats.... We all have heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes. But what of her stepsisters, the homely pair exiled into ignominy by the fame of their lovely sibling? What fate befell those untouched by beauty . . . and what curses accompanied Cinderella's exquisite looks? Extreme beauty is an affliction Set against the rich backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tells the story of Iris, an unlikely heroine who finds herself swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. Iris's path quickly becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister. Clara was the prettiest child, but was her life the prettiest tale? While Clara retreats to the cinders of the family hearth, burning all memories of her past, Iris seeks out the shadowy secrets of her new household--and the treacherous truth of her former life. God and Satan snarling at each other like dogs.... Imps and fairy godmotbers trying to undo each other's work. How we try to pin the world between opposite extremes! Far more than a mere fairy-tale, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is a novel of beauty and betrayal, illusion and understanding, reminding us that deception can be unearthed--and love unveiled--in the most unexpected of places.
 
Title: Cop in the Hood
Author: Peter Moskos
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see.In Cop in the Hood, Moskos reveals the truths he learned on the midnight shift. Through Moskos's eyes, we see police academy graduates unprepared for the realities of the street, success measured by number of arrests, and the ultimate failure of the war on drugs. In addition to telling an explosive insider's story of what it is really like to be a police officer, he makes a passionate argument for drug legalization as the only realistic way to end drug violence--and let cops once again protect and serve. In a new afterword, Moskos describes the many benefits of foot patrol--or, as he calls it, "policing green."
 
Title: The Coroner's Lunch
Author: Colin Cotterill
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
"This series kickoff is an embarrassment of riches: Holmesian sleuthing, political satire, and [a] droll comic study of a prickly late bloomer." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The sights, smells, and colors of Laos practically jump of the pages of this inspired, often wryly witty first novel." -Denver Post "A wonderfully fresh and exotic mystery. . . . If Cotterill . . . had done nothing more than treat us to Siri's views on the dramatic, even comic crises that mark periods of government upheaval, his debut mystery would still be fascinating. But the multiple cases spread out on Siri's examining table . . . are not cozy entertainments, but substantial crimes that take us into the thick of political intrigue." -The New York Times Book Review "In Siri, Cotterill has created a detective as distinctive as Maigret or Poirot." -Orlando Sentinel "The Soho Press crime series . . . has done mystery connoisseurs everywhere a favor by adding Colin Cotterill to its publishing list. The author gives us exotic locations; a world that few of us know well; crisp, intelligent, and often-witty writing; and, most of all, a hero unlike any other." -The Philadelphia Inquirer Laos, 1975. The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old Paris-trained doctor, is appointed national coroner. Although he has no training for the job, there is no one else; the rest of the educated class has fled. He is expected to come up with the answers the party wants. But crafty and charming Dr.Siri is immune to bureaucratic pressure. At his age, he reasons, what can they do to him? And he knows he cannot fail the dead who come into his care without risk of incurring their boundless displeasure. Eternity could be a long time to have the spirits mad at you. For more information, visit www.colincotterill.com 
 
Title: The Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Alexandre Duma
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The Count of Monte Cristo is a very powerful book. So powerful in fact, that was controversial when it was first released. The Catholic church in France condemned it because of its powerful message it presented the reader. This theme was one of revenge and vengeance. Monte Cristo had two goals- to reward those who were kind to him and his aging father, and to punish those responsible for his imprisonment and suffering. For the latter, he plans slow and painful punishment. To have spent fourteen years barely subsisting in a dungeon demands cruel and prolonged castigation. Setting: The Count of Monte Cristo is set with in the nineteenth century of France in large and populous cities. This was a time of great disruption. There was confusion all over the land in regards to who led France, King Louis or Napoleon. The citizens of France became divided by the two ruling parties. Royalists and the Bonapartist cut at each others throats in order to declare that their ruler was supreme. This situation has a profound effect on the events of the story. Dantes' enemies used the rivalry between the two parties in order to convince the Royalists that Edmond is a Bonapartist, therefore it is the basis for his arrest and inevitable captivity in the Chateau D'If.. Basic Plot: The Count of Monte Cristo is a story about a sailor, Edmond Dantes, who was betrayed during the prime of his life and career by the jealousy of his friends. His shipmate, Danglars, coveted his designation as the captain of the mighty Pharon. Ferdinand Mondego wished to wed Mercedes, who was affianced to Edmond. Danglars and Ferdinand wrote a letter accusing Edmond of carrying a letter from Elba to the Bonapartist committee in Paris. Caderousse, a neighbor, learned of the plot but kept silent. On his wedding day Edmond was arrested and taken before a deputy named Villefort, a political apostate, who, to protect himself, had Edmond secretly imprisoned in the deepest dungeons of the Chateau D'If. There Dantes' incarceration was secured by the plotting of his enemies outside the prison, particularly towards Villefort, who wished to cover up his own father's connections with the Bonapartists. Dantes suffered for fourteen grueling years. While in prison, he was determined to escape and began digging a tunnel in hopes that it would lead to freedom. During this exercise, he met an elderly inmate named Abbe Faria whose attempt to dig his way to his salvation had led him only to Edmond's cell. The two meet daily and an incredible relationship flourished. The old man taught Edmond history, mathematics, and languages. In Edmond's fourteenth year, Faria became mortally ill. The wise elder told Edmond where to find a massive buried fortune. When Faria finally did die, his body was placed in a burial sac. Edmond seized the opportunity of escaping and replaced Faria's corpse with himself. Jailers threw the sack into the sea which allowed Dantes to escape. He is rescued by a passing ship which gives him a position on the boat. After paying homage for the noble act, Dantes recovered the buried treasure and became extremely wealthy. He returned as the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo and dazzled all of Paris with his extreme wealth and social graces and also he ingeniously managed to be introduced to the cream of French society, among who he goes unrecognized. But, Monte Cristo, in contrariety, recognized all of his enemies, which now are all powerful and influential men. Therefore, he was slowly plotting the ruin of the four men who had caused him to be sent to the Chateau D'If. Ferdinand had married Mercedes and was now the Count de Morcef. Monte Cristo released information to the press that proved that Morcef is a traitor, and Morcef is ruined socially. Then Monte Cristo destroyed Morcef's relationship with his family, whom he adored. When they leave him, he was so distraught that he committed suicide. To revenge himself on Caderousse, Monte Cristo easily trapped Caderousse.
 
Title: Counting by 7s
Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books and an audiobook.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 5 - 9; Grade Level Equivalent: 5.6; Guided Reading Level: W - In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn't kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now.   Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read. * "Willow's story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page."--School Library Journal starred review * "A graceful, meaningful tale featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters who learn sweet--but never cloying--lessons about resourcefulness, community, and true resilience in the face of loss."--Booklist starred review * "What sets this novel apart from the average orphan-finds-a-home book is its lack of sentimentality, its truly multicultural cast (Willow describes herself as a "person of color"; Mai and Quang-ha are of mixed Vietnamese, African American, and Mexican ancestry), and its tone. . . . Poignant."--The Horn Book starred review "In achingly beautiful prose, Holly Goldberg Sloan has written a delightful tale of transformation that's a celebration of life in all its wondrous, hilarious and confounding glory. Counting by 7s is a triumph."--Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette
 
Title: Cover Her Face
Author: P. D. James
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. Cover Her Face is P. D. James's electric debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.
 
Title: Coyote Autumn
Author: Bill Wallace
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: up to 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Brad has always wanted a dog, so when he catches the little coyote, he decides to keep it. He couldn't have a dog when his family lived in a Chicago apartment, but now that they've moved to rural Oklahoma anything seems possible. Even rescuing an orphaned coyote pup...and keeping it a secret from his parents. With his friend Nolan's help, Brad is determined to tame Scooter, train him, play with him, and hide him in an old dog pen behind the barn. It almost works...until Mom and Dad discover his secret -- and Scooter steals their hearts and gives them all a coyote's-eye view of what it's like to live in the dangerous world of men.
 
Title: Crackback
Author: John Coy
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Miles barely recalls when football was fun after being sidelined by a new coach, constantly criticized by his father, and pressured by his best friend to take performance-enhancing drugs.
 
Title: Crash
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Seventh-grader John Crash Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family.
 
Title: Crazy Horse : the strange man of the Oglalas : a biography
Author: Mari Sandoz
Genre: NE Author
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The strange man of the Oglalas : a biography
 
Title: Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Author: AVI
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.
 
Title: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel
Author: Tom Franklin
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals in a small town in rural Mississippi. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry was the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, black single mother. But then Larry took a girl to a drive-in movie and she was never seen or heard from again. He never confessed . . . and was never charged. More than twenty years have passed. Larry lives a solitary, shunned existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has become the town constable. And now another girl has disappeared, forcing two men who once called each other "friend" to confront a past they've buried for decades.
 
Title: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls Series Book #2)
Author: Ally Carter
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Cammie Morgan is a CIA legacy and attends the premier school in the world...for spies. The school hosts some mysterious guests with the code name Blackthorne. When Cammie is blamed for a security breach that threatens to expose the school's top secret status, she and her friends face danger to clear Cammie's name and learn the truth about Blackthorne.
 
Title: Crow Lake
Author: Mary Lawson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Here is a gorgeous, slow-burning story set in the rural badlands of northern Ontario, where heartbreak and hardship are mirrored in the landscape.
 
Title: The Cruisers
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Eighth grade is hard enough, but when you're a Cruiser, you're really put to the test. The launch of a new middle-grade series from bestselling award-winner Walter Dean Myers. Zander and his friends, Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi start their own newspaper, The Cruiser, as a means for speaking out, keeping the peace, and expressing what they believe. When the school launches a mock Civil War, Zander and his friends are forced to consider the true meaning of democracy and what it costs to stand up for a cause. The result is nothing they could have expected, and everything they could have hoped for.
 
Title: The Cuckoo's Calling
Author: Robert Galbraith
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
 
Title: The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change
Author: Franklin CampbellJones
Genre: Non-Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Focusing on ethical decision making, this compelling book shows how to develop a deeper personal understanding of cultural differences and strengthen equitable practices in schools and districts.
 
Title: Curious George Discovers Space
Author: H. A. Rey
Genre: Science
Age Group: Children
Contents: About 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 1 - 3; Grade Level Equivalent: 4; Guided Reading Level: N - George is thrilled to visit the Space Center to help Professor Pizza and Professor Einstein. First up, he's making a special delivery to the international space station. Then it's time to help solve a problem with the Mars rover, and George dreams of going where no monkey (or human) has gone before--Mars! Join George on an exciting journey into outer space and learn all about space travel, gravity, the solar system, and Mars. Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show, this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
 
Title: Curious George Discovers the Ocean
Author: Bethany V. Freitas
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: About 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Pre-K - 2; Grade Level Equivalent: not available; Guided Reading Level: M - In this exciting new Curious George series all about discovery, George gets invited on a submarine trip to help retrieve a satellite that fell from space. He can't wait for his first adventure under the sea! Follow along as George explores the coral reef and discovers the different plants and creatures living near the ocean floor. Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show,this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
 
Title: Curious George Discovers the Rainbow
Author: Amy E. Cherrix
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: About 20 Books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Pre-K - 2; Grade Level Equivalent: 3.7; Guided Reading Level: N - In this exciting new Curious George series all about discovery, George's city friends Betsy and Steve are taking their first trip to visit him in the country. When a light rain casts a stunning rainbow in the sky, George is introduced to all the beautiful colors of the spectrum! Come along as he chases the rainbow for his pot of gold and learns all about how rainbows occur and even how to create his own. Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show, this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
 
Title: Curious George Discovers the Senses
Author: H. A. Rey
Genre: Science
Age Group: Children
Contents: About 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades K - 3; Grade Level Equivalent: 3; Guided Reading Level: M - A hole in the roof means George and the man with the yellow hat have to sleep in the living room while their bedrooms are being repaired. But their adventure quickly turns into a disaster when George's nightly trips to the kitchen keep his friend awake at night. Can George use his other senses to quietly find his way to the refrigerator in the dark? Learn all about sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch with your favorite monkey! Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show, this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
 
Title: Curious George Saves His Pennies
Author: Monica Perez
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: About 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades K - 3; Grade Level Equivalent: 2; Guided Reading Level: L - When George decides to save up for that special red train in the toy store, he doesn’t realize how long it will take—or how hard he’ll have to work for his money. But when the time finally arrives to take his very full piggy bank to the toy store—surprise!—George loses it. Can this day, and George’s hard-won earnings, be saved?
 
Title: Cutting for Stone
Author: A. (Abraham) Verghese
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel–an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics–their passion for the same woman–that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him–nearly destroying him–Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him. An unforgettable journey into one man’s remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others.
 
Title: Daniel's Story
Author: Carol Matas
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books and an audiobook. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Daniel, whose family suffers as the Nazis rise to power in Germany, describes his imprisonment in a concentration camp and his eventual liberation.
 
Title: The Dark is Rising
Author: Susan Cooper
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.
 
Title: Dark Life
Author: Kat Falls
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Dive deep into the vivid underwater world of Dark Life! The oceans rose, swallowing the lowlands. Earthquakes shattered the continents, toppling entire regions into the rising water. Now, humans live packed into stack cities. The only ones with any space of their own are those who live on the ocean floor: the Dark Life. Ty has spent his whole life living deep undersea. When outlaws attack his homestead, he finds himself in a fight to save the only home he has ever known. Joined by Gemma, a girl from Topside, Ty ventures into the frontier's rough underworld and discovers some dark secrets to Dark Life. Secrets that threaten to destroy everything.
 
Title: Dark Matter: The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton: A Novel
Author: Philip Kerr
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In 1696, Christopher Ellis, a young, hot-tempered gentleman, is sent to the Tower of London, but not as a prisoner. A sudden twist of fate has led him there to assist the renowned scientist Sir Isaac Newton, who as Warden of the Royal Mint has accepted an appointment to hunt down counterfeiters who threaten to topple the shaky, war-weakened economy. Armed with Newton’s superior intellect and Ellis’s skill with a sword, the new partners seem primed to solve the case. But when their investigation leads them to a mysterious coded message on a corpse hidden in the Lion Tower, they realize that something more sinister is afoot. In the heat of their pursuit, Newton and Ellis’s suspicions become all too real as the body count rises and the duo uncovers a menacing far-reaching plot that might lead to the collapse of the government—and cost them their very lives. An extraordinary, suspense-filled, and richly satisfying tale, Dark Matter is an engrossing mystery infused with the volatile mix of politics, science, and religion that characterized life in seventeenth-century London.
 
Title: The Dark Side of Nowhere
Author: Neal Shusterman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: About 20 books and a Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A classic science fiction novel from bestselling author Neal Shusterman is back in print. Jason is having a bad day. The kind of day when you just don't feel like yourself. Only for Jason, it's not just a feeling. He really isn't himself. Not anymore. Who is he? That's the problem. Jason isn't sure. And it's not just him. Everyone in town is acting weird. His friends. His parents. Everyone. Billington is usually such a normal town. As Jason is about to discover, nothing will ever be normal again....
 
Title: The darkest child
Author: Delores Phillips
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Fourteen-year-old Tangy Mae tells of the brutal physical and mental abuse that her mother inflicts on her and her ten siblings.
 
Title: Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek
Author: Terry Shames
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Jarrett Creek is bankrupt. Gary Dellmore, heir apparent to the main bank, is dead, apparently murdered. nbsp;Samuel Craddock thought he was retired but now he's been asked to return as police chief. Dellmore supposedly had a roving eye, although his wife says he was never serious about dallying. Still, Craddock wonders: Did the husbands and fathers of women he flirted with think he was harmless? What about his current lover, who insists that Dellmore was going to leave his wife for her?nbsp; Craddock discovers that Dellmore had a record of bad business investments. Even worse, he took a kickback from a loan he procured, which ultimately drove the town into bankruptcy. Many people had motive to want Dellmore dead.nbsp; Then the investigation turns up another crime. As Craddock digs down to the root of this mess, many in Jarrett Creek are left wondering what happened to the innocence of their close-knit community.
 
Title: Dead March
Author: Ann McMillan
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Dead March is the first in an exciting new mystery series that takes place during the Civil War.
 
Title: Dead Until Dark
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next. Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out. Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea. A new vampire mystery, in the vein of a lighter & more romantic Laurell Hamilton.
 
Title: Dear Mr. Henshaw
Author: Beverly Cleary
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The Newbery Winning story of Leigh Botts through letters and a journal. The book starts with a piece of fan mail to Leigh's new favorite author, Mr. Henshaw. They read one of his books in class and Leigh decided to write him. As the book progresses so do the letters. We see Leigh grow up and things around him change. He is quite persistent in writing and eventually Mr. Henshaw writes Leigh back. Leigh's letters become so prolific that Mr. Henshaw suggests that he write a journal instead. Though all this writing Leigh decides that he likes it and wants to be a writer. He enters and contest and doesn't win but get an Honorable Mention. Leigh is excited by this and devotes more time to his writing. Meanwhile his family life is changed, his parents divorced and his Dad moved out Leigh has to deal with this and all the other uncertainties of a growing boy.
 
Title: Dearest Friend
Author: Lynne Withey
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
This is the life of Abigail Adams, wife of patriot John Adams, who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. Rich with excerpts from her personal letters, Dearest Friend captures the public and private sides of this fascinating woman, who was both an advocate of slave emancipation and a burgeoning feminist, urging her husband to "Remember the Ladies" as he framed the laws of their new country. John and Abigail Adams married for love. While John traveled in America and abroad to help forge a new nation, Abigail remained at home, raising four children, managing their estate, and writing letters to her beloved husband. Chronicling their remarkable fifty-four-year marriage, her blossoming feminism, her battles with loneliness, and her friendships with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Dearest Friend paints a portrait of Abigail Adams as an intelligent, resourceful, and outspoken woman.
 
Title: The death and life of Charlie St. Cloud
Author: Ben Sherwood
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The powerful bond between two brothers--one alive and the other killed in a terrible accident--unexpectedly transcends the barriers of life and death, and it is up to one enchanting woman to make their world right.
 
Title: Death at La Fenice
Author: Donna Leon
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Beautiful and serene Venice is a city almost devoid of crime. But that is little comfort to Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a world-renowned conductor whose intermission refreshment comes one night with a little something extra in it-cyanide. For Guido Brunetti, vice-commissario of police and detective genius, finding a suspect isn't a problem; narrowing the large and unconventional group of enemies down to one is. As the suave and pithy Brunetti pieces together clues, a shocking picture of depravity and revenge emerges, leaving him torn between what is and what should be right -- and questioning what the law can do, and what needs to be done.
 
Title: Death in the Fog
Author: Mignon Good Eberhart
Genre: NE Author
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: A Death in the Venetian Quarter: A Medieval Mystery
Author: Alan Gordon
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In 1203, the relative peace of the Byzantine Empire is imperiled when the ships of the Fourth Crusade show up outside the walls of Constantinople. Instead of traveling to the Holy Land to battle the infidels, the Crusade, having sailed out of Venice, has been subverted and is now besieging the city. The jester known as Feste, his wife Viola, and their compatriots within the city are faced with catastrophe as the peace the Fool's Guild has worked so hard to maintain is about to be shattered. With such a disaster looming, the death of one silk merchant in the Venetian Quarter of Constantinople seems insignificant. But Philoxenites, the Imperial Treasurer and one of the most power schemers at court, has taken a special interest in the case and wants Feste to investigate Venetian merchant's death. The merchant, of course, was not what he appeared to be and, if Constantinople is to have any hope of surviving the troops outside its gates, Feste must quickly uncover what forces were at work when the merchant lost his life.
 
Title: Death of a Cad
Author: M. C. Beaton
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiancé home to Lochdubh, everybody in town is delighted . . . except for love-smitten Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet his affairs of the heart will have to wait. Vile, boorish Captain Bartlett, one of the guests at Priscilla's engagement party, has just been found murdered-shot while on a grouse hunt. Now with many titled party guests as the prime suspects, each with a reason for snuffing out the despicable captain, Hamish must smooth ruffled feathers as he investigates the case. When the hidden culprit strikes again, Hamish will find himself trying to save Priscilla from a miserable marriage-and catch a killer before he flies the coop.
 
Title: Death of a Red Heroine
Author: Xiaolong Qiu
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In this Anthony Award-winning debut, Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police must find the murderer of a National Model worker, and then risk his own life and career to see that justice is done.A Loyal Character Danceris the latest in Qiu’s Shanghai series featuring Inspector Chen. "A marvelously assured debut. . . . Engrossing, immensely readable." - The Wall Street Journal
 
Title: Death Zones & Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting
Author: Beverly Deepe Keever
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 - 15 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Chosen for 2015 One Book One Nebraska In 1961, equipped with a master’s degree from famed Columbia Journalism School and letters of introduction to Associated Press bureau chiefs in Asia, twenty-six-year-old Beverly Deepe set off on a trip around the world. Allotting just two weeks to South Vietnam, she was still there seven years later, having then earned the distinction of being the longest-serving American correspondent covering the Vietnam War and garnering a Pulitzer Prize nomination. In Death Zones and Darling Spies, Beverly Deepe Keever describes what it was like for a farm girl from Nebraska to find herself halfway around the world, trying to make sense of one of the nation’s bloodiest and bitterest wars. She arrived in Saigon as Vietnam’s war entered a new phase and American helicopter units and provincial advisers were unpacking. She tells of traveling from her Saigon apartment to jungles where Wild West–styled forts first dotted Vietnam’s borders and where, seven years later, they fell like dominoes from communist-led attacks. In 1965 she braved elephant grass with American combat units armed with unparalleled technology to observe their valor—and their inability to distinguish friendly farmers from hide-and-seek guerrillas. Keever’s trove of tissue-thin memos to editors, along with published and unpublished dispatches for New York and London media, provide the reader with you-are-there descriptions of Buddhist demonstrations and turning-point coups as well as phony ones. Two Vietnamese interpreters, self-described as “darling spies,” helped her decode Vietnam’s shadow world and subterranean war. These memoirs, at once personal and panoramic, chronicle the horrors of war and a rise and decline of American power and prestige.
 
Title: The Declaration
Author: Gemma Malley
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the year 2140, it is illegal to be young. Children are all but extinct. The world is a better place. Longevity drugs are a fountain of youth. Sign the Declaration, agree not to have children and you too can live forever. Refuse, and you will live as an outcast. For the children born outside the law, it only gets worse – Surplus status. Not everyone thinks Longevity is a good thing, but you better be clear what side you’re on. . . . Surplus Anna is about to find out what happens when you can’t decide if you should cheat the law or cheat death.
 
Title: Deep and Dark and Dangerous
Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
A chilling supernatural tale! Just before summer begins, thirteen-year-old Ali finds an old photograph. She recognizes the two children. One's her mother, the other her aunt Dulcie…but who is the third person, the one who's been torn out of the picture? Ali will have all summer to figure it out, since she's spending the summer with her aunt and her cousin in the same house her mom and aunt used to visit when they were kids. Then Ali meets Sissy. Sissy is mean, spiteful, and determined to ruin Ali's summer. Sissy also has a secret. Could it have something to do with the old photo? Ali is dying to find out, and if she's not careful, that's exactly what might happen to her.
 
Title: Deep Down Popular
Author: Phoebe Stone
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
In a small, Virginia town, sixth-grader Jessie Lou Ferguson has a crush on the hugely popular Conrad Parker Smith, and when he suddenly develops a medical problem and the teacher asks Jessie Lou to help him, they become friends, to her surprise.
 
Title: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
From the acclaimed author of "Before I Fall" comes her powerful second novel, a stunning tale of star-crossed romance, set in a world where love is forbidden. Lena Haloway has always accepted the government's decree that love is a disease that must be eradicated--but then she meets Alex. From the acclaimed author of "Before I Fall" comes her powerful second novel, a stunning tale of star-crossed romance, set in a world where love is forbidden. Lena Haloway has always accepted the government's decree that love is a disease that must be eradicated--but then she meets Alex.
 
Title: Despereaux
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 Spanish books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Despereaux is very different from all the other mice in the castle. He is romantic and heroic. He even falls in love with the princess and is banished to the dungeon by his father. This award-winning novel follows the mouse's adventures in his search for love and acceptance. Despereaux Tilling es un ratón enamorado de la música, de los cuentos y de una princesa llamada Guisante. Es también la historia de una rata llamada Roscuro, que vive en la oscuridad pero anhela un mundo lleno de luz. Y es la historia de Pinky Pampurrias, una sirvienta no demasiado brillante que acaricia un deseo sencillo pero imposible… Estos personajes están a punto de embarcarse en un viaje que los llevará de las profundidades de unas horrible mazmorras al resplandor de un Castillo de ensueño y, en ultimo término, a las vidas de los demás. ¿Y qué sucede entonces? Lector, es tu destino averiguarlo.
 
Title: Detective Stories (Red Hot Reads)
Author: David Pullman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: Devil in a Blue Dress
Author: Walter Mosley
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 book and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Devil in a Blue Dress honors the tradition of the classic American detective novel by bestowing on it a vivid social canvas and the freshest new voice in crime writing in years, mixing the hard-boiled poetry of Raymond Chandler with the racial realism of Richard Wright to explosive effect.
 
Title: The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
Author: Erik Larson
Genre: Non-Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
An account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event--architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett.
 
Title: Devil is a Lie
Author: ReShonda Billingsley
Genre: Urban Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
4-7-14-17-21-25. Those numbers, printed on a slim paper ticket, are about to change the lives of two couples, lovers past and present, in Houston. When Nina Lawson wins $16 million in the Texas Lotto, the real estate executive and her fiancé, personal trainer Rick Henderson, ecstatically begin planning their future -- from paying off their credit card debt, to setting their wedding date, to a spontaneous, spare-no-expense island getaway. But while counting her millions, Nina didn't count on one other astounding twist of fate: her ex-husband, Todd Lawson, isn't her ex anything -- since the paperwork for their divorce was never officially filed. Now he's shown up with his money-hungry girlfriend, Pam, to claim half of Nina's winnings. Add to this the relatives coming out of the woodwork to seek a payday for themselves, and Nina must ask herself if scoring a fortune in cash comes with too high a price tag. With a little bit of luck, Nina will discern the real wealth in her heart, not just her bank account -- or risk losing everything -- to find out what matters the most.
 
Title: A Diamond in the Desert
Author: Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Twelve-year-old Tetsu eats, sleeps and breathes baseball. Its all he ever thinks about. But after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tetsu and his family are forced from their home into an internment camp in the Arizona desert with other Japanese Americans, and baseball becomes the last thing on his mind. The camp isnt technically a prison, but it sure feels like one when theres nothing to do and no place to go. So when a man starts up a boys baseball team, Tetsu is only too eager to play again. But with his sister suddenly falling ill, and his father taken away for questioning, Tetsu is forced to choose between his family and his love of the game.
 
Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Author: Jeff Kinney
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
 
Title: Dinosaurs Before Dark
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide and a reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.
 
Title: Dinosaurs: a nonfiction companion to Dinosaurs Before Dark
Author: Will Osborne
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: 20 Books Facts Behind Fiction Educators Guide Reader's Guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker - "A non-fiction companion to Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark". When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had lots of questions. When did the dinosaurs live? What other animals lived at that time? Which dinosaur was biggest? How do we know about dinosaurs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com!
 
Title: A Dirty, Wicked Town
Author: David L. Bristow
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press forCaxton Press "It requires but little if any, stretch of the imagination to regard Omaha as a cesspool of iniquity, for it is given up to lawlessness and is overrun with a horde of fugitives from justice and dangerous men of all kinds who carry things with a high hand and a loose rein... If you want to find a rogue's rookery, go to Omaha. - A Kansas City newspaper.
 
Title: Discovery in the Cave
Author: Mark Dubowski
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too! In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge cave, the walls of which were covered with life-size paintings of animals. Whole herds of horses! Deer with horns as big as tree branches! Giant bison! The boys were amazed by their discovery. They'd stumbled upon the world's finest examples of prehistoric painting!
 
Title: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Author: E. Lockhart
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14: Debate Club. Her father's "bunny rabbit." A mildly geeky girl attending a highly competitive boarding school. Frankie Landau-Banks at age 15: A knockout figure. A sharp tongue. A chip on her shoulder. And a gorgeous new senior boyfriend: the supremely goofy, word-obsessed Matthew Livingston. Frankie Landau-Banks. No longer the kind of girl to take "no" for an answer. Especially when "no" means she's excluded from her boyfriend's all-male secret society. Not when her ex-boyfriend shows up in the strangest of places. Not when she knows she's smarter than any of them. When she knows Matthew's lying to her. And when there are so many, many pranks to be done. Frankie Landau-Banks, at age 16: Possibly a criminal mastermind. This is the story of how she got that way.
 
Title: Dissolution
Author: C. J. Sansom
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Exciting and elegantly written, Dissolution is an utterly compelling first novel and a riveting portrayal of Tudor England. The year is 1537, and the country is divided between those faithful to the Catholic Church and those loyal to the king and the newly established Church of England. When a royal commissioner is brutally murdered in a monastery on the south coast of England, Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s feared vicar general, summons fellow reformer Matthew Shardlake to lead the inquiry. Shardlake and his young protégé uncover evidence of sexual misconduct, embezzlement, and treason, and when two other murders are revealed, they must move quickly to prevent the killer from striking again.
 
Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue-Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives.
 
Title: Does My Head Look Big In This?
Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: About 20 books and a reader's guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Year Eleven at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith--without losing her identity or sense of style.
 
Title: Dog on It
Author: Spencer Quinn
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In this irresistible new detective series featuring a canine narrator, Quinn speaks two languages--suspense and dog--fluently. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and in a few places terrifying . . . [a] one-of-a-kind novel (Stephen King).
 
Title: The Dog Stars
Author: Peter Heller
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A pilot survives a flu that kills everyone he knows. When a random transmission beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him. He follows the static voice on the radio, but what he encounters is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.
 
Title: A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me
Author: Jon Katz
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In his popular and widely praised Running to the Mountain, Jon Katz wrote of the strength and support he found in the massive forms of his two yellow Labrador retrievers, Julius and Stanley. When the Labs were six and seven, a breeder who’d read his book contacted Katz to say she had a dog that was meant for him—a two-year-old border collie named Devon, well bred but high-strung and homeless. Katz already had a full canine complement—but, as he writes, “Change loves me. . . . It comes in all forms. . . . Sometimes, change comes on four legs.” Shortly thereafter he brought Devon home. A Dog Year shows how a man discovered much about himself through one dog (and then another), whose temperament seemed as different from his own as day from night. It is a story of trust and understanding, of life and death, of continuity and change. It is by turns insightful, hilarious, and deeply moving.
 
Title: A Dog's Life
Author: Ann Martin
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Squirrel and her brother Bone begin their lives in a toolshed behind someone's summer house. Their mother nurtures them and teaches them the many skills they will need to survive as stray dogs. But when their mother is taken from them suddenly and too soon, the puppies are forced to make their own way in the world, facing humans both gentle and brutal, busy highways, other animals, and the changing seasons. When Bone and Squirrel become separated, Squirrel must fend for herself, and in the process, makes two friends who in very different ways define her fate.
 
Title: The Dogs of Riga: A Kurt Wallander Mystery
Author: Henning Mankell
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Second in the Kurt Wallander series. On the Swedish coastline, two bodies, victims of grisly torture and cold execution, are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is frustrated and uncertain he has the ability to solve a case as mysterious as it is heinous. But after the victims are traced to the Baltic state of Latvia, a country gripped by the upheaval of Soviet disintegration, Major Liepa of the Riga police takes over the investigation. Thinking his work done, Wallander slips into routine once more, until suddenly, he is called to Riga and plunged into an alien world where shadows are everywhere, everything is watched, and old regimes will do anything to stay alive.
 
Title: Don Quixote
Author: Miguel De Cervantes
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
What begins as a middle-aged country gentleman absorbed with novels of chivalry deliberately evolves into a tale of purely imaginative knight-errantry in this highly influential work of the Spanish Golden Age. This first of modern novels was written in the experimental episodic form, allowing Don Quixote and his 'squire' Sancho Panza to go on quests that just as often as not land them in trouble or earn them the incredulity of those fully engaged in reality. While initially farcical, the novel slowly reveals a more philosophical thread exploring the theme of deception, all the while creating emotional and mental reversals in the two main figures that take them from tilting at windmills to fully comprehending reality. A work that frequently appears on lists in the highest echelon of published fiction, "Don Quixote" is a novel that has deeply influenced a host of notable writers and readers for over 400 years.
 
Title: The Dovekeepers
Author: Alice Hoffman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of research and imagination. Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael’s mother died in childbirth, and her father, an expert assassin, never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker’s wife, watched the murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her young grandsons, rendered mute by what they have witnessed. Aziza is a warrior’s daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and expert marksman who finds passion with a fellow soldier. Shirah, born in Alexandria, is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a woman with uncanny insight and power. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets—about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love.
 
Title: Down By the River Where the Dead Men Go
Author: George P Pelecanos
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
From Publishers Weekly Welcome to the unlit bleakness of grunge crime fiction. Nick Stefanos (Nick's Trip) inhabits D.C.'s most squalid streets, tending bar, boozing for free, wasting his 30s and dating a girl with a taste for the sauce to rival his. One night, out on a bender and nearly passed out, he hears a murder being committed and decides to find the killers (how a guy this hammered can later remember so much is cheerfully glossed over). Nick gets himself an alarmingly straight-arrow partner and dives headlong into the underbelly of the porn trade. Two young black men have been dealing drugs and selling their bodies; one is dead, and the other is missing. Stefanos only pauses to drink, listen to music by bands with whom only the hippest readers will be familiar and have a few bouts of desperate sex. Although his innumerable descriptions of bars and boozing might leave some bored (or queasy), Pelecanos joins company with James Ellroy, Andrew Vachss and Jack O' Connell in extending the noirest tones of crime fiction. Here, he unleashes a lacerating view of urban angst and degradation. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
 
Title: Dracula Bag #1
Author: Bram Stoker
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The original vampire story - and the best. When Jonathan Harker visits Count Dracula in Transylvania he makes a horrifying discovery. Soon he is battling the sinister Count for the soul of his beloved Mina. A true masterpiece of Victorian horror.
 
Title: Dracula Bag #2
Author: Bram Stoker
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The original vampire story - and the best. When Jonathan Harker visits Count Dracula in Transylvania he makes a horrifying discovery. Soon he is battling the sinister Count for the soul of his beloved Mina. A true masterpiece of Victorian horror.
 
Title: Dracula Bag #3
Author: Bram Stoker
Genre: Classics
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The original vampire story - and the best. When Jonathan Harker visits Count Dracula in Transylvania he makes a horrifying discovery. Soon he is battling the sinister Count for the soul of his beloved Mina. A true masterpiece of Victorian horror.
 
Title: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Author: Barack Obama
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics, Barack Obama published this lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully affecting memoir, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller when it was reissued in 2004. Dreams from My Father tells the story of Obama’s struggle to understand the forces that shaped him as the son of a black African father and white American mother—a struggle that takes him from the American heartland to the ancestral home of his great-aunt in the tiny African village of Alego. Obama opens his story in New York, where he hears that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has died in a car accident. The news triggers a chain of memories as Barack retraces his family’s unusual history: the migration of his mother’s family from small-town Kansas to the Hawaiian islands; the love that develops between his mother and a promising young Kenyan student, a love nurtured by youthful innocence and the integrationist spirit of the early sixties; his father’s departure from Hawaii when Barack was two, as the realities of race and power reassert themselves; and Barack’s own awakening to the fears and doubts that exist not just between the larger black and white worlds but within himself. Propelled by a desire to understand both the forces that shaped him and his father’s legacy, Barack moves to Chicago to work as a community organizer. There, against the backdrop of tumultuous political and racial conflict, he works to turn back the mounting despair of the inner city. His story becomes one with those of the people he works with as he learns about the value of community, the necessity of healing old wounds, and the possibility of faith in the midst of adversity. Barack’s journey comes full circle in Kenya, where he finally meets the African side of his family and confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life. Traveling through a country racked by brutal poverty and tribal conflict, but whose people are sustained by a spirit of endurance and hope, Barack discovers that he is inescapably bound to brothers and sisters living an ocean away—and that by embracing their common struggles he can finally reconcile his divided inheritance. A searching meditation on the meaning of identity in America, Dreams from My Father might be the most revealing portrait we have of a major American leader—a man who is playing, and will play, an increasingly prominent role in healing a fractious and fragmented nation.
 
Title: Dreams of Trespass
Author: Fatima Mernissi
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 7 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
" I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, Morocco... " So begins Fatima Mernissi in this exotic and rich narrative of a childhood behind the iron gates of a domestic harem. In Dreams of Trespass, Mernissi weaves her own memories with the dreams and memories of the women who surrounded her in the courtyard of her youth - women who, deprived of access to the world outside, recreated it from sheer imagination. Dreams of Trespassis the provocative story of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex in the recent Muslim world.
 
Title: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Author: David Sedaris
Genre: Non-Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives -- a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.
 
Title: Drums, Girls, And Dangerous Pie
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 20 books and a reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When his younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia, thirteen-year-old Steven tries to deal with his complicated emotions, his school life, and his desire to support his family.
 
Title: DUNE: The Battle of Corrin
Author: Brian Herbert
Genre: Sci-Fi
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Following their internationally bestselling novels Dune: The Butlerian Jihad and Dune: The Machine Crusade, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson forge a final tumultuous finish to their prequels to Frank Herbert's Dune. It has been fifty-six hard years since the events of The Machine Crusade. Following the death of Serena Butler, the bloodiest decades of the Jihad take place. Synchronized Worlds and Unallied Planets are liberated one by one, and at long last, after years of victory, the human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long conflict with the thinking machines is finally in sight. Unfortunately, Omnius has one last, deadly card to play. In a last-ditch effort to destroy humankind, virulent plagues are let loose throughout the galaxy, decimating the populations of whole planets . . . and once again, the tide of the titanic struggle shifts against the warriors of the human race. At last, the war that has lasted many lifetimes will be decided in the apocalyptic Battle of Corrin. In the greatest battle in science fiction history, human and machine face off one last time. . . . And on the desert planet of Arrakis, the legendary Fremen of Dune become the feared fighting force to be discovered by Paul Muad'Dib in Frank Herbert's classic, Dune.
 
Title: Dust-covered Days of Dorie Archer
Author: Barbara Eymann Mohrman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 20 Books Teaching Guide Curriculum Guide for Grade 8
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8; Grade Level Equivalent and Guided Reading Level: not available - Dorie Archer’s carefree childhood days became filled with darkness—no fresh air, no sunshine, no rain, no work for the farmers, and no money. Dorie’s gripping story brings to life the everyday activities of a Nebraska girl and her family during the Dust Bowl as they struggled to survive the enormous challenges of one of the most trying times in Nebraska history. Excerpt: The wind began to swirl around them and pick up in intensity. The cloud cast a veil over them as thick as pea soup. Soon the sun was completely blotted out by its murkiness. The light had turned into total darkness that Sunday afternoon. Imprisoned within the swirling, blinding wind, the children could feel particles of dust blast their faces sharply as they frantically covered their mouths and eyes with their arms and hands. It was no use. The dust filled their mouths with grit and stung their eyes. It coated their teeth and tongue and caused them to cough, sputter, and struggle for air.
 
Title: A Duty to the Dead
Author: Charles Todd
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road: Book One
Author: Kate Klise
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author, I.B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.
 
Title: Each Little Bird That Sings
Author: Deborah Wiles
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ten-year-old Comfort Snowberger has attended 247 funerals--her family owns thenbsp;local funeral home, after all. And even though Great-uncle Edisto keeled over with a heart attack and Great-great-aunt Florentine dropped dead--just like that--six months later, Comfort knows how to deal with loss, or so she thinks. She's more concerned with avoiding her crazy cousin Peach and trying to figure out why her best friend, Declaration, suddenly won't talk to her. But life is full of surprises. And the biggest one of all is learning what it takes to handle them. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;In this heartfelt and quintessentially Southern coming-of-age novel, Comfort will charm young readers with her wit, her warmth, and her struggles as she learns about life, loss, and ultimately, triumph.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Includes reader's guide and a biography of thenbsp;author.
 
Title: Earth Day Fun
Author: Jennifer Frantz
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sid’s dad has bought some potting soil so he and Sid can plant a tree for Earth Day. But what exactly is in dirt? Sid and his Dirt Detective friends are going to find out!
 
Title: The Echo Maker
Author: Richard Powers
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Winner of the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction The Echo Maker is "a remarkable novel, from one of our greatest novelists, and a book that will change all who read it" (Booklist, starred review). On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter has a near-fatal car accident. His older sister, Karin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when Mark emerges from a coma, he believes that this woman--who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister--is really an imposter. When Karin contacts the famous cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber for help, he diagnoses Mark as having Capgras syndrome. The mysterious nature of the disease, combined with the strange circumstances surrounding Mark's accident, threatens to change all of their lives beyond recognition. In The Echo Maker, Richard Powers proves himself to be one of our boldest and most entertaining novelists.
 
Title: Efrains Secret
Author: Sofia Quintero
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ambitious high school senior Efrain Rodriguez dreams of escaping the South Bronx for an Ivy League college like Harvard or Yale. But how is his family going to afford to pay for a prestigious university when Moms has to work insane hours to put food on the table as it is? And Efrain wouldn't dare ask that good-for-nothing father of his who has traded his family in for younger models. Left with few options, Efrain chooses to do something he never thought he would. He embarks on a double life--honor student by day, drug peddler at night--convinced that by temporarily capitulating to society's negative expectations of a boy like him, he can eventually defy them.
 
Title: The Egypt Game
Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains Two teacher’s literature guides.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A group of children, entranced with the study of Egypt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, become involved in a murder, and befriend the Professor before they move on to new interests, such as Gypsies.
 
Title: Eight Keys
Author: Suzanne LaFleur
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Elise and Franklin have always been best friends. Elise has always lived in the big house with her loving Uncle and Aunt, because Elise's parents died when she was too young to remember them. There's always been a barn behind the house with eight locked doors on the second floor. When Elise and Franklin start middle school, things feel all wrong. Bullying. Not fitting in. Franklin suddenly seems babyish. Then, soon after her 12th birthday, Elise receives a mysterious key left for her by her father. A key that unlocks one of the eight doors upstairs in the bar . . . From the Hardcover edition.
 
Title: El Dador
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: El Hacha
Author: Gary Paulsen
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Adult
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When his small plane crashes into a lake, Brian Robeson is the only one left alive in a hostile, barren place where he must fight for his survival at every turn. Brian's difficult, lonely days are described with great mastery. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
 
Title: El Jardin Secreto
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
England, 1900. After losing her parents during a Cholera Epidemic in India, Mary Lennox, a very unhealthy child, travels towards Yorkshire county to live under the protection of his uncle Craven. Her new home, is a huge mansion located in the wilderness, with walls that smell of sadness and above all, keep more than one mystery.
 
Title: El Leon la Bruja y el Ropero
Author: C. S. Lewis
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 10 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
This is a high-quality Spanish language edition of the beloved C. S. Lewis classic. Now considered a classic, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is C.S. Lewis's second book of The Chronicles of Narnia, which has captured the imaginations of children for several generations. Aquí está el edición española de El león, la bruja y el ropero, libro dos de la serie clásica de fantasía, Las crónicas de Narnia. Esta versión ofrece dibujos esplendidos en blanco y negro dibujado por la ilustradora original, Pauline Baynes. Cuatro hermanos aventurados, Peter, Susan, Edmund y Lucy Pevensie entran por la puerta de un ropero y se encuentran en la tierra de Narnia, una tierra congelada en un invierno eterno y esclavizado por la fuerza de la Bruja Blanca. Pero cuando casi toda esperanza está perdido, el regreso del Gran León, Aslan, significa un gran cambio . . . y un gran sacrificio. El león, la bruja y el ropero es el segundo libro de la serie clásica de fantasía de C.S. Lewis, la serie que ha estado dirigiendo gente de todas edades a una tierra mágico con personajes inolvidables. Esta es una novela sola, pero si quieres regresar a Narnia, lees El caballo y el muchacho, el tercero libro de Las crónicas de Narnia.
 
Title: El Libro de la Selva
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. Mowgli is found in the jungle by wolves, who bring him up as one of their own. The jungle is no easy place to live for a man-cub, and Mowgli must learn its secrets from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Kaa the python. But their lessons cannot protect Mowgli from every danger - will heescape from his kidnap by the Monkey-People? And can he get the better of the evil tiger, Shere Khan?
 
Title: El Oceano de Olivia
Author: Kevin Henkes
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Martha and Olive might have been friends, but Olive was killed in a car crash before they ever had the chance. A journal entry revealing Olive's admiration for Martha leaves Martha wondering what might have happened if Olive hadn't died.
 
Title: El Señor de los Ladrones
Author: Cornelia Funke
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
An exciting, magical adventure set among the crumbling canals and ancient ruins of Venice, Italy. En el mundo subterráneo y mágico de Venecia, Italia, los canales secretos sirven de escondite a prófugos y chicos con pasados misteriosos. Dos hermanos huérfanos, Próspero y Bonifacio, llegan a esta ciudad después de escapar de la casa de sus tíos, y conocen a un chico muy peculiar que se hace llamar el "Señor de los Ladrones". El Señor de los Ladrones es el jefe de una banda de muchachos callejeros a quienes les encanta cometer todo tipo de fechorías. Pero el Señor de los Ladrones tiene un secreto muy oscuro. Y Prósspero y Bonifacio se envueltos en un viaje fantástico hacia un lugar olvidado.
 
Title: El Soldadito de Plomo
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
A un niño le regalan en su cumpleaños 25 soldaditos de plomo iguales menos uno que tiene una sola pierna. Si bien el valiente soldadito de plomo no es como los demás, es capaz de hacer frente a los peligros y obstáculos que le intentan alejar de su hogar y de la bailarina que ha conquistado su corazón. Se cuenta que en la sala de los juguetes, el soldadito se fijó en una doncella colocada delante de un castillo de papel, pero un juguete rival provoca que se caiga por el balcón. Sucesivas coincidencias devuelven al soldadito a la sala de los juguetes, pero un niño lo echa a la chimenea y, entonces, un golpe de viento arrastra también al fuego a la bailarina. Al otro día encuentran algo que parecía un corazón de plomo entre las cenizas.
 
Title: Eleanor & Park #1
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: NE Author
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: About 20 Books, an audiobook, and a Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
"Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green,The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be, she says,we're 16. What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you, Park says. Wherefore art thou,Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. ANew York Times Best Seller! A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book. APublishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 ANew York Times Book ReviewNotable Children's Book of 2013 AKirkus ReviewsBest Teen Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013
 
Title: Eleanor & Park #2
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: NE Author
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: About 20 books, an audiobook, and a Reader's Guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
"Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green,The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be, she says,we're 16. What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you, Park says. Wherefore art thou,Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. ANew York Times Best Seller! A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book. APublishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 ANew York Times Book ReviewNotable Children's Book of 2013 AKirkus ReviewsBest Teen Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013
 
Title: Elijah of Buxton
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide and a reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.
 
Title: Ella Enchanted
Author: Gail Levine
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide and a reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
 
Title: Ellen Foster : a novel
Author: Kaye Gibbons
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Having suffered abuse and misfortune for much of her life, a young child searches for a better life and finally gets a break in the home of a loving woman with several foster children.
 
Title: Elsewhere
Author: Richard Russo
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
After eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape. Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville once famous for producing that eponymous product and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a charming, feckless father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the 1950s, prosperity was inexorably being replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), with everyone barely scraping by under a very low horizon. A world elsewhere was the dream his mother instilled in Rick, and strived for herself, and their subsequent adventures and tribulations in achieving that goal—beautifully recounted here—were to prove lifelong, as would Gloversville's fearsome grasp on them both. Fraught with the timeless dynamic of going home again, encompassing hopes and fears and the relentless tides of familial and individual complications, this story is arresting, comic, heartbreaking, and truly beautiful, an immediate classic. From the Hardcover edition.
 
Title: Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree
Author: Lauren Tarshis
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
A quirky and utterly logical seventh-grade girl named Emma-Jean Lazarus discovers some interesting results when she gets involved in the messy everyday problems of her peers.
 
Title: Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat
Author: Lynne Jonell
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Emmy discovers that she and her formerly loving parents are being drugged by their evil nanny with rodent potions that can change people in frightening ways, she and some new friends must try everything possible to return things to normal.
 
Title: The Emperor of All Maladies
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer-from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with-and perished from-for more than five thousand years. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist. From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive-and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease. Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
 
Title: Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Carnival Crime
Author: Donald J. Sobol
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ten exciting new adventures for the famous boy detective. Everyones favorite fifth-grade gumshoe is back on the case Following the classic Encyclopedia Brown formula, this installment presents ten mysteries, complete with answers at the end of the book that allow the reader to solve the cases along with the boy detective. Join Encyclopedia Brown as he takes on cases of giant diamonds, lazy lions, a country singer, and of course a trip to the carnival. "I loved Encyclopedia Brown as a kid."--Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"
 
Title: The End of Your Life Book Club
Author: Will Schwalbe
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
An Entertainment Weekly and BookPage Best Book of the Year During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same book at the same time--and an informal book club of two was born. Through their wide-ranging reading, Will and Mary Anne--and we, their fellow readers--are reminded how books can be comforting, astonishing, and illuminating, changing the way that we feel about and interact with the world around us. A profoundly moving memoir of caregiving, mourning, and love--The End of Your Life Book Club is also about the joy of reading, and the ways that joy is multiplied when we share it with others.
 
Title: Ender's Game
Author: Orson Scott Card
Genre: Sci-Fi
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 20 Books
Location: Main (Downtown)
The International Bestseller THE HUGO AND NEBULA AWARD WINNING NOVEL Orson Scott Card's beloved classic Ender's Game is now a major motion picture. Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast. "Orson Scott Card makes a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer." (The Houston Post) This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the Summit Entertainment film starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, and Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin.
 
Title: Enemy women
Author: Paulette Jiles
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
For the Colleys of southeastern Missouri, the War between the States is a plague that threatens devastation, despite the family's avowed neutrality. For eighteen-year-old Adair Colley, it is a nightmare that tears apart her family and forces her and her sisters to flee.
 
Title: Entre Dos Lunas
Author: Sharon Creech
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: approximately 9 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
La literatura se hace cargo de aquellos procesos que muy frecuentemente ocupamos para revisar nuestras vidas, limar asperezas y reencontrarnos con nosotros mismos. El drama individual que supone esta travesía posee todos los elementos filosóficos, artísticos y conceptuales que darían riqueza de contenido a cualquier obra artística. Es por eso que tan frecuentemente se puede leer sobre historias de personas que se lanzan a la búsqueda e interpretación emocional de pasados traumáticos y turbios. Ese estilo detectivesco al rescate de la individualidad fragmentada caracteriza esta obra. En ella se nos presentan dos relatos entrecruzados sobre seres que buscan desesperadas respuestas sobre sus existencias. Las dos narraciones son muy entretenidas. El viaje lo realizamos de la mano autoral de una creadora que sabe moverse con acierto por los laberintos de la mente cargada de recuerdos y vivencias extremas que nos conmueven, moviéndose de la realidad a la fantasía.
 
Title: Envious Casca
Author: Georgette Heyer
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
'Tis the season-to be dead... A holiday party takes on a sinister aspect when the colorful assortment of guests discovers there is a killer in their midst. The owner of the substantial estate, that old Scrooge Nathaniel Herriard, is found stabbed in the back. While the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered a locked room to commit the foul deed. For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, the investigation is complicated by the fact that every guest is hiding something-throwing all of their testimony into question and casting suspicion far and wide. The clever and daring crime will mystify readers, yet the answer is in plain sight all along...
 
Title: Epitaph Road
Author: David Patneaude
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
2097 is a transformed world. Thirty years earlier, a mysterious plague wiped out 97 percent of the male population, devastating every world system from governments to sports teams, and causing both universal and unimaginable grief. In the face of such massive despair, women were forced to take over control of the planet--and in doing so they eliminated all of Earth's most pressing issues. Poverty, crime, warfare, hunger . . . all gone. But there's a price to pay for this new "utopia," which fourteen-year-old Kellen is all too familiar with. Every day, he deals with life as part of a tiny minority that is purposefully kept subservient and small in numbers. His career choices and relationship options are severely limited and controlled. He also lives under the threat of scattered recurrences of the plague, which seem to pop up wherever small pockets of men begin to regroup and grow in numbers. And then one day, his mother's boss, an iconic political figure, shows up at his home. Kellen overhears something he shouldn't--another outbreak seems to be headed for Afterlight, the rural community where his father and a small group of men live separately from the female-dominated society. Along with a few other suspicious events, like the mysterious disappearances of Kellen's progressive teacher and his Aunt Paige, Kellen is starting to wonder whether the plague recurrences are even accidental. No matter what the truth is, Kellen cares only about one thing--he has to save his father.
 
Title: Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, Book One)
Author: Christopher Paolini
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Author: Chris Grabenstein
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5; Grade Level Equivalent: 4.4; Guided Reading Level: V - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets "A Night in the Museum" in this action-packed New York Times Bestseller from Chris Grabenstein, coauthor of I Funny, Treasure Hunters and other bestselling series with James Patterson! Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games--board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello and riddled with lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route! Don't miss bonus content in the back of the book--extra puzzles, an author Q&A, and more! "Discover the coolest library in the world." --James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Starred Review, Booklist * "An ode to libraries and literature that is a worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews *"Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at . . . this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike."
 
Title: Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy
Author: Andrea Warren
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8; Grade Level Equivalent: 6; Guided Reading Level: W - An unforgettable true story of an orphan caught in the midst of war. Over a million South Vietnamese children were orphaned by the Vietnam War. This affecting true account tells the story of Long, who, like more than 40,000 other orphans, is Amerasian -- a mixed-race child -- with little future in Vietnam. Escape from Saigon allows readers to experience Long's struggle to survive in war-torn Vietnam, his dramatic escape to America as part of "Operation Babylift" during the last chaotic days before the fall of Saigon, and his life in the United States as "Matt," part of a loving Ohio family. Finally, as a young doctor, he journeys back to Vietnam, ready to reconcile his Vietnamese past with his American present. As the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches, this compelling account provides a fascinating introduction to the war and the plight of children caught in the middle of it.
 
Title: Escape North
Author: Monica Kulling
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
An easy-to-read, page-turning account of Harriet Tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in the Civil War. This remarkable true story brings to life one of America's greatest female role models.
 
Title: Esperanza Renace
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Genre: Spanish
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 20 books & English Teacher's Literature Guide when available
Location: Main (Downtown)
A Mexican "Grapes of Wrath," based on a family story, from the award-winning author of Riding Freedom. Esperanza Ortega tiene todos los tesoros que una chica pueda desear: hermosos vestidos, una linda casa llena de sirvientes en México, y la promesa de que un día llegará a presidir el Rancho como su mamá. Pero una tragedia inesperada destruye ese sueño, obligando a Esperanza y a su madre a escapar a California dónde tendrán que trabajar en una finca junto a otros mexicanos. Allí tendrá que olvidar su pasado y enfrentarse a las nuevas realidades de su vida: trabajo duro, aceptación y dificultades económicas. Esperanza descubrirá que la verdadera riqueza está en la familia y la comunidad.
 
Title: Esperanza Rising
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
 
Title: Even Monsters Need Haircuts
Author: Matthew McElligott
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Just before midnight, on the night of a full moon, a young barber stays out past his bedtime to go to work. Although his customers are mostly regulars, they are anything but normal--after all, even monsters need haircuts. Business is steady all night, and this barber is prepared for anything with his scissors, rotting tonic, horn polish, and stink wax. It's a tough job, but someone's got to help these creatures maintain their ghoulish good looks. Perfect for any season, this is a hilarious story about a boy who follows in his father's footsteps . . . in his own monstrously unique way.
 
Title: Everything for a Dog
Author: Ann Martin
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
In this companion to her acclaimed 2005 novel, A Dog’s Life, Ann M. Martin tells the parallel stories of a stray dog (the brother of the dog featured in A Dog’s Life), a boy dealing with unspeakable loss, and a boy whose most ardent wish is to own a dog—and everything for a dog.
 
Title: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Author: Jacqueline Kelly
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.
 
Title: Extra Credit
Author: Andrew Clements
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.
 
Title: Fablehaven
Author: Brandon Mull
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
After defeating one enemy and unveiling a traitor, Kendra and Seth plunge into the international world of magic. As Kendra travels to another refuge to locate an artifact of incredible strength, Seth faces another attack at Fablehaven. The creatures there are turning, not falling into evil like the fairies previously but actually turning into shadow-- evolving into powerful and more threatening forms never seen before. Even those creatures known to be resistant to falling are changing and infecting those around them.
 
Title: The Face on the Milk Carton
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity.
 
Title: Faceless Killers
Author: Henning Mankell
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
First in the Kurt Wallander series. It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. And as if this didn’t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman’s last word isforeign, leaving the police the one tangible clue they have–and in the process, the match that could inflame Sweden’s already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments. Unlike the situation with his ex-wife, his estranged daughter, or the beautiful but married young prosecuter who has peaked his interest, in this case, Wallander finds a problem he can handle. He quickly becomes obsessed with solving the crime before the already tense situation explodes, but soon comes to realize that it will require all his reserves of energy and dedication to solve.
 
Title: Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.
 
Title: Fairest
Author: Gail Levine
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile her unconventional appearance and her magical voice, and learns to accept herself for who she truly is.
 
Title: Fall Of The Amazing Zalindas (Sherlock Holmes And The BSI)
Author: Tracy Mack
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
The ragamuffin boys known as the Baker Street Irregulars help Sherlock Holmes solve the mysterious deaths of a family of circus tightrope walkers.
 
Title: The False Prince
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Genre: Golden Sower Nomin
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The thrilling first book in a trilogy filled with danger, deceit, and hidden identities will keep readers clinging to the edge of their seats. In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point -- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well. As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together. An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.
 
Title: The Familiars
Author: Adam Jay Epstein
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
THE FAMILIARS are the magical animal companions to a wizard or witch. When three young wizards-in-training get kidnapped by the evil queen of the land, it is up to their familiars to go a dangerous journey to rescue them. You'll meet Aldwyn, an orphan alley cat pretending to have telekinesis; Skylar, a know-it-all blue jay who can cast illusions; and Gilbert, a hapless tree frog with the ability to see visions of the future in pools of water. See what happens when these three animal assistants -- typically relegated to the background or found sitting quietly on their wizard's shoulders -- go on a heroic adventure of their own!
 
Title: Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris
Author: Jane O'Connor
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Nancy is fascinated when she learns that the new kid in class is from Paris--and she still likes him when she realizes he's from Paris, Texas.
 
Title: Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes
Author: Jane O'Connor
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 15 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
It's time to get ready for the school bake sale, and Nancy's all ears. With Mom's help, Nancy remembers to follow all of the directions for a delectable batch of cupcakes--except for one very important detail. Full color.
 
Title: Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
Author: Barbara O'Connor
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
An amazing secret has tumbled off a freight train into Carter, Georgia, and Owen Jester is the only person who knows about it. If he can simply manage to evade his grandfather’s snappish housekeeper, organize his two best friends, and keep his nosy neighbor, Viola, at bay, he just might be in for the summer of a lifetime. With her trademark wit and easy charm, Barbara O’Connor spins a fantastic fable of friends, enemies, and superbly slimy bullfrogs.
 
Title: Fatally Flaky: A Novel
Author: Diane Mott Davidson
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz encounters bridezilla—and murder—in another delectable novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Revenge, Dark Tort, and Double Shot Cynics say getting married is a death wish. . . . It's been a long, rainy summer for Goldy Schulz, who is engaged in planning wedding receptions for what seems to be all of Aspen Meadow. It's bad enough that Billie Attenborough, the bride from hell, has changed her menu six times and the event date twice. Now she wants to move the location to the Gold Gulch Spa just a scant two days before tying the knot to her doctor fiancé. Then Doc Finn, beloved local physician and the best friend of Goldy's godfather, Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. At least that's what appears to have happened. But Jack thinks Doc was murdered because of the research he was doing at the spa—allegations that are confirmed when Jack himself is attacked. So Goldy dons chef's whites and goes undercover at the spa, where coffee is outlawed in favor of calming smoothies, and the fruit cocktail doesn't include fresh fruit. Add in the obstreperous owner, who years ago tried to sabotage Goldy's fledgling business, and she's got her hands full. Above all, there seems to be a clever killer on the spa grounds, watching her every move. After what befell Jack, Goldy knows that she might be next. Catering weddings, and cooking low-fat food, could be killing her—literally.
 
Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Now a major motion picture! TIME Magazine's #1 Fiction Book of the Year! -Millions of copies sold- #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller #1 Indie Bestseller Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
 
Title: Feathers
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
When a new, white student nicknamed The Jesus Boy joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.
 
Title: Fever 1793
Author: Laurie Anderson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide and a reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.
 
Title: Fifty Shades of Grey
Author: E.L. James
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide. Bag also contains a teacher's literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever. Discription taken from Amazon.com
 
Title: Fin and Lady
Author: Cathleen Schine
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
From the author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport, a wise, clever story of New York in the ’60s It’s 1964. Eleven-year-old Fin and his glamorous, worldly, older half sister, Lady, have just been orphaned, and Lady, whom Fin hasn’t seen in six years, is now his legal guardian and his only hope. That means Fin is uprooted from a small dairy farm in rural Connecticut to Greenwich Village, smack in the middle of the swinging ’60s. He soon learns that Lady—giddy, careless, urgent, and obsessed with being free—is as much his responsibility as he is hers. So begins Fin & Lady, the lively, spirited new novel by Cathleen Schine, the author of the bestselling The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Fin and Lady lead their lives against the background of the ’60s, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War—Lady pursued by ardent, dogged suitors, Fin determined to protect his impulsive sister from them and from herself. From a writer The New York Times has praised as “sparkling, crisp, clever, deft, hilarious, and deeply affecting,” Fin & Lady is a comic, romantic love story: the story of a brother and sister who must form their own unconventional family in increasingly unconventional times.
 
Title: Finding Mrs. Wright
Author: Sherri L. Lewis
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
National bestselling author Lewis pens the emotionally compelling tale of a man managing a crazy baby momma, while trying to fit a good Christian girlfriend in his life.
 
Title: A Fine Dark Line
Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The time is the summer of 1958, the place is Dewmont, Texas. For blissfully ignorant thirteen-year-old Stanley Mitchell, the end of innocence comes with his discovery of an old trove of passionate yet troubled love letters that lead him to a long-ago house fire and the tragic deaths of two very different young women. Stanley finds a guide and mentor in black, elderly Buster Lighthouse Smith, a retired Indian Reservation policeman who now runs the projector at the drive-in theater owned by Stanley's parents. Buster tutors Stanley on the finer points of Sherlock Holmes, the blues, and life's lost dreams. But not every buried thing stays dead. And in one terrifying night of rushing creek water and thundering rain, an arcane murderous force will rise from the past to threaten the boy -- and test the limits of Buster's strength and wisdom. In the end the old man teaches Stanley a lesson that will haunt him always.
 
Title: The Fire Within
Author: Chris D'Lacey
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
When college student David Rain rents a room in an unusual boardinghouse full of clay dragons, he has no idea that they, along with some lively squirrels, will help jumpstart his writing career.
 
Title: Firegirl
Author: Tony Abbott
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
"This novel may be brief, but it leaves a big impact." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Tom's a normal seventh-grader, negotiating a slightly prickly stage in his long friendship with Jeff...The arrival of new girl Jessica Feeney, however, changes everything; Jessica, who is attending a local hospital for treatment, has been badly burned by a fire, and her terrible disfigurement shocks the class into confusion. This isn't the usual book about adjustment to difference; instead, Abbott brilliantly explores the kids' struggle to manage the intrusion of abnormality in their lives...this is a thoughtful exploration of a brief interlude's lasting impact." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
 
Title: Flat Stanley and the Firehouse
Author: Jeff Brown
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Jack Osborne is befriended by his school's custodian and a Basque girl, he begins to adjust to his family's sudden move to Elko, Nevada, after entering the Witness Security Program, but the drug cartel against which his father will testify is determined to track them down.
 
Title: Flat Stanley At Bat
Author: Jeff Brown
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
A latest early reader tale starring the whimsical Flat Stanley finds him trying out for the baseball team and outwitting the best players until the fairness of his ""flat-vantage"" is called into question.
 
Title: Flight
Author: Sherman Alexie
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
On the verge of commiting an act of violence, a troubled, orphaned Indian teenager finds himself hurtled through time an into the bodies of a civil rights era FBI agent, an Indian child during the battle at Little Big Horn, a nineteenth- century Indian tracker, and a modern-day airline pilot, before returning to himself, forever altered by his experiences.
 
Title: Flight Behavior
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young womans narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novels inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried beyond familiar territory here, into the unsettled ground of science, faith, and everyday truces between reason and conviction. Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. As she hikes up a mountain road behind her house to a secret tryst, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed. Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world.
 
Title: Flipped
Author: Wendlin Van Draanen
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years.
 
Title: Flora & Ulysses
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: 20 Books
Location: Main (Downtown)
It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format — a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.
 
Title: Fly on the Wall
Author: Trista Russell
Genre: Urban Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: Foodie - Baking
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Cookbooks
Age Group: Adult
Contents: Mrs. Fields Cookie Book by Debbi Fields One Smart Cookie by Julie Van Rosendaal Daily Harvest Bakery & Deli Cookbook by Teresa Gordon Ace of Cakes by Duff Goldman Upper Crusts by Sheilah Kaufman Baking Basics and Beyond by Pat Sinclair Bake and Freeze Desserts by Elinor Klivans A Passion for Baking by Marcy Goldman The Kosher Baker by Paula Shoyer
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of 9 baking cookbooks
 
Title: Foodie - Chocolate
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Cookbooks
Age Group: Adult
Contents: The Ultimate Chocolate Cookie Book by Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough 365 Great Chocolate Desserts by Natalie Haughton Small-Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers by Debby Maugans Enlightened Chocolate by Camilla V. Saulsbury The New Taste of Chocolate by Maricel E. Presilla Ultimate Chocolate by Patricia Lousada Best-Ever Chocolate Desserts by Rick Rodgers Chocolate Heaven by Valerie Barrett Chocolate Chocolate by Lisa Yockelson Mrs. Fields' I Love Chocolate! Cookbook by Debbie Fields Step-by-Step Irresistible Chocolate by Elizabeth Wolf-Cohen Hershey's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook by Sandi Kroll, Hershey Kitchens
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of 12 cookbooks about cooking and baking with chocolate.
 
Title: Foodie - French
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Cookbooks
Age Group: Adult
Contents: Made in Marseille by Daniel Young Pedaling Through Burgundy Cookbook by Sarah Leah Chase Pedaling Through Provence Cookbook by Sarah Leah Chase The Cuisine of the Rose by Mireille Johnston The Cuisine of the Sun by Mireille Johnston Chez Nous by Lydie Marshall
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of 6 books about French cooking.
 
Title: Foodie - Grilling
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Cookbooks
Age Group: Adult
Contents: Grilling from the Garden by Diana Shaw The Best Barbecue on Earth by Rick Browne Indoor Grilling for Stovetop and Tabletop by Bob & Coleen Simmons Follow the Smoke by John DeMers Jack Daniel's Barbecue Cookbook by Vince Staten Grill It! Seafood by Anne McDowall The Grill by Karen Hendler-Kremerman
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of 7 cookbooks on grilling
 
Title: Foodie - Indian
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Cookbooks
Age Group: Adult
Contents: Healthy South Indian Cooking by Alamelu Vairavan Flavorful India by Priti Chitnis Gress Easy Indian Cooking by Suneeta Vaswani Lebanese Cuisine by Anissa Helou Real Thai by Nancie McDermott The New Tastes of India by Das Sreedharan Complete Book of Indian Cooking by Suneeta Vaswani
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of 7 cookbooks on Indian cooking
 
Title: Foodie - Quick & Easy
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Cookbooks
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender The Simpler the Better by Lesli Revsin 20-Minute Menus by Marian Burros Real Fast Food by Nigel Slater Robin Rescues Dinner by Robin Miller Quick, Quicker, Quickest by Better Homes & Gardens Make it Super Simple byG. Garvin The Everything Quick Meals Cookbook by Rhonda Lauret Parkinson
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of 8 books about quick and easy food preparation.
 
Title: Foodie - Soup
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Cookbooks
Age Group: Adult
Contents: Soups & Salads for Spring & Summer Days by Liza Fosburgh A Celebration of Soup by Lindsey Bareham Soups & Stews for Fall & Winter Days by Liza Fosburgh Is It Soup Yet? by Dot Vartan S.O.U.P.S. by Michael Congdon Soup, Beautiful Soup by Felipe Rojas-Lombardi Soups by Hamlyn Cold Soups by Linda Ziedrich
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of 8 soup cookbooks
 
Title: Foodie - Southwestern
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Cookbooks
Age Group: Adult
Contents: Southern Traditions by Margaret Agnew Healthy Southwestern Cooking by Bob Wiseman The Rancho de Chimayo Cookbook by Cheryl Alters Jamison Marithyme Treasures by the Texas Maritime Museum The New Southwest Cookbook by Carolyn Niethammer Just North of the Border by Dave Dewitt A Cowboy's Cookbook Rides Again by T. L. Bush East Meets Southwest by Michael Fennelly
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of 8 books about Southwestern cooking
 
Title: Foodie - Tea
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Cookbooks
Age Group: Adult
Contents: The Herb Tea Book by Susan Clotfelter Iced Tea by Fred Thompson New Tastes in Green Tea by Mutsuko Tokunaga Green Tea by Mary Lou Heiss The Tea Book by Sara Perry The Herbal Tea Garden by Marietta Marshall Marcin Tea & Etiquette by Dorothea Johnson
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of 7 books about Tea Etiquette, planting, harvesting, brewing and cooking with tea.
 
Title: Foodie - Vegetarian
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Cookbooks
Age Group: Adult
Contents: Jump Up and Kiss Me by Jennifer Trainer Thompson Claire's Classic American Vegetarian Cooking by Claire Criscuolo Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz Vegetarian Comfort Food by Jennifer Warren Cooking with Seitan by Barbara Jacobs and Leonard Jacobs
Location: Main (Downtown)
A collection of 5 books about vegetarian cooking.
 
Title: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
Author: Ntozake Shange
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 13 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it is to be of color and female in the twentieth century. First published in 1975 when it was praised by The New Yorker for "encompassing...every feeling and experience a woman has ever had," for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be read and performed for generations to come. Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.
 
Title: The Forever Girl
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and one guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
The author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series now gives us The Forever Girl, a novel about love and following one's heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us. nbsp; Amanda and her husband, David, feel fortunate to be raising their son and daughter in the close-knit community of ex-pats on Grand Cayman Island, an idyllic place for children to grow up. Their firstborn, Sally, has always listened to her heart, deciding at age four that she would rather be called Clover and then, a few years later, falling in love with her best friend, James. nbsp; But the comforting embrace of island life can become claustrophobic for adults, especially when they are faced with difficult situations. At the same time that Clover falls in love with James, Amanda realizes that she has fallen out of love with David . . . and that she is interested in someone else. While Amanda tries to navigate the new path her heart is leading her down, Clover finds, much to her dismay, that James seems to be growing away from her. And when they leave the island for boarding school--James to England and Clover to Scotland--she feels she may have lost him for good. As Clover moves on to university, seldom seeing James but always carrying him in her heart, she finds herself torn between a desire to go forward with her life and the old feelings that she just can't shed. nbsp; Through the lives of Clover and James, and Amanda and David, acclaimed storyteller Alexander McCall Smith tells a tale full of love and heartbreak, humor and melancholy, that beautifully demonstrates the myriad ways in which love shapes our lives.
 
Title: The Forgotten Garden: A Novel
Author: Kate Morton
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The House at Riverton, a novel that takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through generations and across continents as two women try to uncover their family’s secret past A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book—a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-fi rst birthday, they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, "Nell" sets out to trace her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell’s death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. A spellbinding tale of mystery and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of your imagination and never let go.
 
Title: Four Blue Stars in the Window
Author: Barbara Eymann Mohrman
Genre: NE Author
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Speaker at our 5th annual Book club blowout April 27th, 2013. Benson Branch. Fifty years ago a young girl opened a cardboard box in her basement. Long forgotten, the box contained her father’s World War II uniform, vintage photos, semaphore flags, and other World War II keepsakes. Years later this box of history opened up a world of family pain and joy to author Barbara Eymann Mohrman as she set out on a personal journey to trace her family history. Through extensive interviews and research, she uncovered much more—unspoken Eymann family secrets. This is the gritty story of hard-scrabble life in rural Oakdale, Nebraska (population 851) starting in the heyday of the 1920s along the banks of the meandering Elkhorn River. Chriss Eymann, a newly arrived Swiss immigrant, and his wife, Hattie Mae, raised ten children on the Dust Bowl–ravaged plains during the 1930s in the depths of the Great Depression. Their greatest sacrifice was yet to come—when they found themselves and their adopted country caught up in the greatest conflict the world had ever known. They sent four young sons off to war in the South Pacific and Europe as the family gathered around the Philco radio awaiting news of the war and the bittersweet homecomings. The mother’s flag with its four blue stars on a white field proudly displayed the family’s precious contribution to the war effort. Yet no one could have foreseen the unfolding emotional toll as the story traces in detail and vintage photos from 1930 to 1947 the anguish, the danger, and their everlasting hope with some surprising family news that brings the story full circle.
 
Title: Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story
Author: Lila Perl
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Jack Osborne is befriended by his school's custodian and a Basque girl, he begins to adjust to his family's sudden move to Elko, Nevada, after entering the Witness Security Program, but the drug cartel against which his father will testify is determined to track them down.
 
Title: Fractured: A Novel
Author: Karin Slaughter
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Ansley Park is one of Atlanta’s most upscale neighborhoods—but in one gleaming mansion, in a teenager’s lavish bedroom, a girl has been savagely murdered. And in the hallway, her mother stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughter’s attacker with her bare hands. Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is one of the first on the scene. Trent soon sees something that the Atlanta cops are missing, something in the trail of blood, in a matrix of forensic evidence, and in the eyes of the stunned mother. When another teenage girl goes missing, Trent knows that this case, which started in the best of homes, is about to cut quick and deep through the ruins of perfect lives broken wide-open: where human demons emerge with a vengeance.
 
Title: The Franchise Affair
Author: Josephine Tey
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Robert Blair was about to knock off from a slow day at his law firm when the phone rang. It was Marion Sharpe on the line, a local woman of quiet disposition who lived with her mother at their decrepit country house, The Franchise. It appeared that she was in some serious trouble: Miss Sharpe and her mother were accused of brutally kidnapping a demure young woman named Betty Kane. Miss Kane's claims seemed highly unlikely, even to Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, until she described her prison -- the attic room with its cracked window, the kitchen, and the old trunks -- which sounded remarkably like The Franchise. Yet Marion Sharpe claimed the Kane girl had never been there, let alone been held captive for an entire month! Not believing Betty Kane's story, Solicitor Blair takes up the case and, in a dazzling feat of amateur detective work, solves the unbelievable mystery that stumped even Inspector Grant.
 
Title: Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner
Author: Monica Kulling
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Francis Scott Key was a very busy man. He and his wife had 11 children. He was a lawyer and many people came to him for advice. But whenever he had a moment, he would jot down a line of poetry. He loved writing poems. When the War of 1812 broke out, Francis became even busier. He was well-respected and often called upon to help keep the peace as the war between the United States and England raged on. One fateful night Francis and his friend helped talk the British Navy into releasing a prisoner of war. But they couldn't return home just yet because the Battle of Fort McHenry was starting! If the British captured the fort, America might very well lose its independence. Francis and his friends could only sit on a boat and observe the battle. For 25 hours they watched in awe. What Francis saw inspired him to write a poem that would become America's national anthem! This Step 3 reader is perfect for children who are ready to read independently.
 
Title: The Friday Night Knitting Club
Author: Kate Jacobs
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The New York Times bestselling sensation that's "Steel Magnolias set in Manhattan" (USA Today)-now in paperback. Juggling the demands of her yarn shop and single-handedly raising a teenage daughter has made Georgia Walker grateful for her Friday Night Knitting Club. Her friends are happy to escape their lives too, even for just a few hours. But when Georgia's ex suddenly reappears, demanding a role in their daughter's life, her whole world is shattered. Luckily, Georgia's friends are there, sharing their own tales of intimacy, heartbreak, and miracle making. And when the unthinkable happens, these women will discover that what they've created isn't just a knitting club: it's a sisterhood.
 
Title: The Friendship Experiment
Author: Brandi Dougherty
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
 
Title: A Friendship for Today
Author: Patricia C. McKissack
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
In 1954, when desegregation comes to Kirkland, Missouri, ten-year-old Rosemary faces many changes and challenges at school and at home as her parents separate.
 
Title: Frindle
Author: Andrew Clements
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide and a reader's guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Jack Osborne is befriended by his school's custodian and a Basque girl, he begins to adjust to his family's sudden move to Elko, Nevada, after entering the Witness Security Program, but the drug cartel against which his father will testify is determined to track them down.
 
Title: Frog and Toad Are Friends
Author: Arnold Lobel
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be.
 
Title: Frog Music
Author: Emma Donoghue
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and one guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
From the author of the worldwide bestseller Room: "Her greatest achievement yet...Emma Donoghue shows more than range with FROG MUSIC--she shows genius." -- Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women, and damaged children. It's the secret life of Jenny herself, a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts. In thrilling, cinematic style, FROG MUSIC digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime. Full of songs that migrated across the world, Emma Donoghue's lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other.
 
Title: Full Tilt
Author: Neal Shusterman
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sixteen-year-old Blake has always been the responsible one in his dysfunctional family -- the one who drives safely, gets good grades, and looks after his wild younger brother, Quinn. Quinn is his brother's opposite -- a thrill-seeker who's always chasing the next scary rush, no matter what the cost. But Quinn and Blake are in for the surprise of their lives when they're thrust into the world of a bizarre phantom carnival -- and their souls are the price of admission. In order to save his brother, and himself, Blake must survive seven different carnival rides before dawn. Seven rides...it sounds easy. But each ride is full of unexpected dangers, because each ride is a reflection of one of Blake's deepest fears. And the last ride is the worst one of all. Because that's the one that confronts Blake with a terrifying secret from his past -- a secret he's been running from for years. Full of roller-coaster twists and turns, Neal Shusterman's latest page-turner is an Orpheus-like adventure into one boy's psyche.
 
Title: Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy!
Author: Sandra Boynton
Genre: Board Books
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
COW Tousle her fuzzy blue hair. Rub her fuzzy pink nose. PUPPY Skritch the rough brown pad of his paw. PIGGY Stroke her smooth pink snout. Touch her cool green glasses. TURKEY Feel his bumpy red wattle. DUCK Tickle her soft white tummy. and 2 BIRDIES The blue one is crabby. The yellow one is happy. Open the eggs to see what these guys say....
 
Title: Gallop!
Author: Rufus Butler Seder
Genre: Board Books
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 10 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
There's never before been a book like Gallop! Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. It's impossible not to flip the page, and flip it again, and again, and again. A first book of motion for kids, it shows a horse in full gallop and a turtle swimming up the page. A dog runs, a cat springs, an eagle soars, and a butterfly flutters. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker fascinated by antique optical toys, Scanimation is a state-of-the-art six-phase animation process that combines the "persistence of vision" principle with a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. It harkens back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing, like a Muybridge photo series springing into action-or, in terms kids can relate to, like a video without a screen. Complementing the art is a delightful rhyming text full of simple questions and fun, nonsense replies: Can you gallop like a horse? giddyup-a-loo! Can you strut like a rooster? cock-a-doodle-doo! Every child who opens the book will be amazed-and so will every parent.
 
Title: Gang of One: Memoirs of a Red Guard
Author: Fan Shen
Genre: Non-Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In 1966 twelve-year-old Fan Shen, a newly minted Red Guard, plunged happily into China’s Cultural Revolution. Disillusion soon followed, then turned to disgust and fear when Shen discovered that his compatriots had tortured and murdered a doctor whose house he’d helped raid and whose beautiful daughter he secretly adored. A story of coming of age in the midst of monumental historical upheaval, Shen’s Gang of One is more than a memoir of one young man’s harrowing experience during a time of terror. It is also, in spite of circumstances of remarkable grimness and injustice, an unlikely picaresque tale of adventure full of courage, cunning, wit, tenacity, resourcefulness, and sheer luck—the story of how Shen managed to scheme his way through a hugely oppressive system and emerge triumphant. Gang of One recounts how Shen escaped, again and again, from his appointed fate, as when he somehow found himself a doctor at sixteen and even, miraculously, saved a few lives. In such volatile times, however, good luck could quickly turn to misfortune: a transfer to the East Wind Aircraft Factory got him out of the countryside and into another terrible trap, where many people were driven to suicide; his secret self-education took him from the factory to college, where friendship with an American teacher earned him the wrath of the secret police. Following a path strewn with perils and pitfalls, twists and surprises worthy of Dickens, Shen’s story is ultimately an exuberant human comedy unlike any other.
 
Title: The Gate to Women's Country
Author: Sheri Tepper
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
For all those who enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale comes a captivating novel set in a frightening future. Human civilization has evolved into a dual so ciety where walls enclose the peaceful women and keep the warrior men out, and yet there is a gate between them for those who dream.
 
Title: Gathering Blue
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Lois Lowry won her first Newbery Medal in 1994 for The Giver. Six years later, she ushered readers back into its mysterious but plausible future world in Gathering Blue to tell the story of Kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an uncertain future. This second book in the Giver Quartet has been stunningly redesigned in paperback. As she did in The Giver and later Messenger, in Gathering Blue Lois Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable.
 
Title: Gaudy Night
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the Gaudy, the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and poison-pen letters, including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder; all are perfectly ghastly; yet in spite of their scurrilous nature, all are perfectly worded. And Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only the tiniest shreds of clues to challenge her powers of detection, and those of her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey.
 
Title: Geography - Nebraska Kit - Young Adults
Author: Sensational Science Kit
Genre: kits
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: 1 Book: 'Best Easy Day Hikes Lincoln and Omaha' by Michael Ream 1 Book: 'Black Print with a White Carnation' by Amy Helene Forss 1 Book: 'Ham, Eggs, and Corn Cake' by Erastus F. Beadle 1 Book: 'Historic Photos of Omaha' by Jeffrey Spencer 1 Book: "I Am a Man" by Joe Starita 1 Book: 'Insider's Guide Omaha & Lincoln' by Sarah Baker Hansen $ 1 Book: 'River City Empire' by Orville D. Menard 1 Book: 'The Gate City' by Lawrence H. Larsen and Barbara J. Cottrell 1 Book: 'The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central' by Steve Marantz 1 Book: 'Upstream Metropolis' by Lawrence H. Larsen 1 Map: "Paths of Discovery!" 1 Map: "State Highway Map: Nebraska" 1 Booklet: "National Historic Trails Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guide" 1 Item: Plastic Bin
Location: Main (Downtown)
1 Book: 'Best Easy Day Hikes Lincoln and Omaha' by Michael Ream 1 Book: 'Black Print with a White Carnation' by Amy Helene Forss 1 Book: 'Ham, Eggs, and Corn Cake' by Erastus F. Beadle 1 Book: 'Historic Photos of Omaha' by Jeffrey Spencer 1 Book: "I Am a Man" by Joe Starita 1 Book: 'Insider's Guide Omaha & Lincoln' by Sarah Baker Hansen 1 Book: 'River City Empire' by Orville D. Menard 1 Book: 'The Gate City' by Lawrence H. Larsen and Barbara J. Cottrell 1 Book: 'The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central' by Steve Marantz 1 Book: 'Upstream Metropolis' by Lawrence H. Larsen 1 Item: Plastic Bin
 
Title: Geography - Nebraska Kit - Children's
Author: Sensational Science Kit
Genre: kits
Age Group: Children
Contents: 1 Book: 'Anna's Blizzard' by Alison Hart 1 Book: 'C Is for Cornhusker' by Rajean Luebs Shepherd 1 Book: 'Games from Long Ago' by Bobbie Kalman 1 Book: 'Great Pioneer Projects' by Rachel Dickinson 1 Book: 'Heading West' by Pat McCarthy 1 Book: 'Homeward the Arrow's Flight' by Marion Marsh Brown 1 Book: 'In the New World' by Gerda Raidt and Christa Holtei 1 Book: 'Linnie's Letters' by Candri Hodges 1 Book: 'Nebraska' by Ann Heinrichs 1 Book: Nebraska Coloring Book by Carol Marsh 1 Book: 'Night of the Twisters' by Ivy Ruckman 1 Book: 'Room One' by Andrew Clements 1 Book: 'Standing Bear of the Ponca' by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve 1 Book: 'The schoolchildren's Blizzard' by Marty Rhodes Figley 1 Book: 'The Sioux' by Donna Janell Bowman 1 Book: 'Until the Last Spike' by William Durbin 1 Book: 'Visual Dictionary of a Pioneer Community' by Bobbie Kalman 1 Book: 'What's Great about Nebraska' by Darice Bailer 1 Item: Plastic Bin
Location: Main (Downtown)
1 Book: 'Anna's Blizzard' by Alison Hart 1 Book: 'C Is for Cornhusker' by Rajean Luebs Shepherd 1 Book: 'Games from Long Ago' by Bobbie Kalman 1 Book: 'Great Pioneer Projects' by Rachel Dickinson 1 Book: 'Heading West' by Pat McCarthy 1 Book: 'Homeward the Arrow's Flight' by Marion Marsh Brown 1 Book: 'In the New World' by Gerda Raidt and Christa Holtei 1 Book: 'Linnie's Letters' by Candri Hodges 1 Book: 'Nebraska' by Ann Heinrichs 1 Book: Nebraska Coloring Book by Carol Marsh 1 Book: 'Night of the Twisters' by Ivy Ruckman 1 Book: 'Room One' by Andrew Clements 1 Book: 'Standing Bear of the Ponca' by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve 1 Book: 'The schoolchildren's Blizzard' by Marty Rhodes Figley 1 Book: 'The Sioux' by Donna Janell Bowman 1 Book: 'Until the Last Spike' by William Durbin 1 Book: 'Visual Dictionary of a Pioneer Community' by Bobbie Kalman 1 Book: 'What's Great about Nebraska' by Darice Bailer 1 Item: Plastic Bin
 
Title: Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
Author: Jill Leovy
Genre: Non-fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review | The Washington Post | The Boston Globe | The Globe and Mail | Book Page | Kirkus Reviews". A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of black Americans murdered that year. His assailant runs down the street, jumps into an SUV, and vanishes, hoping to join the scores of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes. But as soon as the case is assigned to Detective John Skaggs, the odds shift. Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential, but mostly ignored, American murder--a "ghettoside" killing, one young black man slaying another--and a brilliant and driven cadre of detectives whose creed is to pursue justice for forgotten victims at all costs. Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a surprising new lens into the great subject of why murder happens in our cities--and how the epidemic of killings might yet be stopped. Praise for Ghettoside "A serious and kaleidoscopic achievement . . . [Jill Leovy is] a crisp writer with a crisp mind and the ability to boil entire skies of information into hard journalistic rain."--Dwight Garner - The New York Times "Masterful . . . gritty reporting that matches the police work behind it."--Los Angeles Times "Moving and engrossing."--San Francisco Chronicle "Penetrating and heartbreaking . . . Ghettoside points out how relatively little America has cared even as recently as the last decade about the value of young black men's lives."--USA Today "Functions both as a snappy police procedural and--more significantly--as a searing indictment of legal neglect . . . Leovy's powerful testimony demands respectful attention."--The Boston Globe "Gritty, heart-wrenching . . . Everyone needs to read this book."--Michael Connelly "Ghettoside is remarkable: a deep anatomy of lawlessness."--Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal "[Leovy writes] with grace and artistry, and controlled--but bone-deep--outrage in her new book. . . . Ghettoside, if there's any justice, will be the most important book about urban violence in a generation."--David M. Kennedy, The Washington Post "Riveting . . . This timely book could not be more important."--Associated Press "Told with the chilling detail and gripping pace of a prime-time drama."--The Economist "Leovy's relentless reporting has produced a book packed with valuable, hard-won insights--and it serves as a crucial, 366-page reminder that 'black lives matter.' "--The New York Times Book Review "A compelling analysis of the factors behind the epidemic of black-on-black homicide, and the beginnings of a policy prescription for tackling it . . . an important book, which deserves a wide audience."--Hari Kunzru, The Guardian From the Hardcover edition.
 
Title: Ghostman
Author: Roger Hobbs
Genre: ____
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
FINALIST FOR THE EDGAR AWARD--BEST FIRST NOVEL In a daring operation, two crooks-for-hire rob an Atlantic City casino. But their heist goes horribly wrong, and only one of them makes it out alive. Now he's on the run with $1/2 million vacuum-packed into a bundle the size of a briefcase. Little does he know it's rigged with explosives. Almost immediately, an expert fixer named Jack is in cross-country pursuit. With less than 48 hours to recover the money, clean up the mess, and--for god's sake--try not to botch the job like he did last time . . .
 
Title: Giants in the earth : a saga of the prairie
Author: O. E. (Ole Edvart) Rolvaag
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
The classic story of a Norwegian pioneer family's struggles with the land and the elements of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America.
 
Title: Gilead
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life.
 
Title: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Genre: ____
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 Books and guide includes 1 large print book
Location: Main (Downtown)
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
 
Title: Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
Author: Melanie Rehak
Genre: Non-Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A plucky “titian-haired” sleuth solved her first mystery in 1930. Eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties (when she was taken up with a vengeance by women’s libbers) to enter the pantheon of American girlhood. As beloved by girls today as she was by their grandmothers, Nancy Drew has both inspired and reflected the changes in her readers’ lives. Here, in a narrative with all the vivid energy and page-turning pace of Nancy’s adventures, Melanie Rehak solves an enduring literary mystery: Who created Nancy Drew? And how did she go from pulp heroine to icon? The brainchild of children’s book mogul Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy was brought to life by two women: Mildred Wirt Benson, a pioneering journalist from Iowa, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, a well-bred wife and mother who took over as CEO after her father died. In this century-spanning story, Rehak traces their roles—and Nancy’s—in forging the modern American woman.
 
Title: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Book 1 of the Millennium Trilogy
Author: Stieg Larsson
Genre: Mystery
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Stieg Larsson's #1 bestselling mystery featuring Lisbeth Salander is now a major motion picture directed by David Fincher, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, from Columbia Pictures/Sony. In theaters December 2011. The first volume in the Millennium Trilogy, and an international publishing sensation, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.
 
Title: Girl, Stolen
Author: April Henry
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
Sixteen–year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription for antibiotics. Before Cheyenne realizes what’s happening, their car is being stolen. Griffin hadn’t meant to kidnap Cheyenne, but once his dad finds out that Cheyenne’s father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes—now there’s a reason to keep her. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare? Because she’s not only sick with pneumonia—she’s also blind.
 
Title: The Giver
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Golden Sower Winner
Age Group: Children
Contents: 1 Teachers literature unit classroom guide and a reader's guide. Approximately 20 books and an audiobook.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
 
Title: The Glass Castle: A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Genre: Biography
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever. Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town -- and the family -- Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home. What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor.
 
Title: Go Ask Alice
Author: (Filed by Title) Anonymous
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: Approximately 20 books
Location: Main (Downtown)
It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth -- and ultimately her life. For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl's harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. As powerful -- and as timely -- today as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction.
 
Title: Go Set a Watchman
Author: Harper Lee
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her. Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.
 
Title: Go West, Amelia Bedelia
Author: Herman Parish
Genre: Easy to Read
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximatley 20 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
One day, out West at the Double B Ranch, a stranger appears . . . Amelia Bedelia! Amelia Bedelia visits her uncle's dude ranch and makes herself at home on the range, getting all tied up (by her own lasso) and stopping a stampede (with only her own two hands)! The West sure is wild when Amelia Bedelia comes to town!
 
Title: The God of Small Things
Author: Arundhati Roy
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
A story of the tragedy that wrecks an already dysfunctional family in India in the 1960s. The story focuses on the lives of a brother and sister who are twins and whose childhood is further marred by the death of a cousin Publication Date: 2010-01-01
 
Title: The Gold Cadillac
Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: Approximately 20 books. Also contains a teacher’s literature guide.
Location: Main (Downtown)
Two black girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new Cadillac until they take it on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time.
 
Title: The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents:
Location: Main (Downtown)
Naive and bumbling Carlo, his shady camel-puller Baksheesh, and Shira, a girl determined to return home, follow a treasure map through the deserts and cities of the infamous Golden Road, as mysterious strangers try in vain to point them toward real treasures.
 
Title: The Goldfinch
Author: Donna Tartt
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2013-10-22 WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE "The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
 
Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and 1 guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
 
Title: Gorky Park
Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Contents: 10 books and guide
Location: Main (Downtown)
In contemporary Moscow, Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko unravels the mystery of a triple murder complicated by the shadowy and uncooperative presence of the KGB and by his falling in love.
 
Title: Gossamer
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Children
Contents: approximately 10 books.
Location: Main (Downtown)
In a haunting story that tiptoes between reality and imagination, a lonely, sensitive woman and a damaged, angry boy face their own histories and discover what they can be to one another, renewed by the strength that comes from a tiny, caring creature they will never see.
 
Title: Graceling
Author: Kristin Cashore
Genre: Fiction
Age Group: Young Adult
Contents: About 20 books and an audiobook.
Location: Main (Downtown)