November’s New Items

“Where I Am: Heaven, Eternity, and Our Life Beyond”
by: Billy Graham
Type: Adult Non-Fiction

Summary: “While his earthly vision dims, the glory of heaven is illuminated as Billy Graham, the beloved evangelist, shares from his past, and his present, the reality of eternity.” -Book jacket.





“Beneath Copper Falls”
By: Colleen Coble
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “USA TODAY bestselling author returns to fan-favorite Rock Harbor in this exhilarating romantic suspense sure to delight both current and new readers” – Provided by publisher.





“The Promise Girls”
By: Marie Bostwick
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “Every child prodigy grows up eventually. For the Promise sisters, escaping their mothers narcissism and the notoriety that came with her bestselling book hasnt been easy. Minerva Promise claimed that her three test tube daughtersgifted pianist Joanie, artistic Meg, and storyteller Averywere engineered and molded to be geniuses. In adulthood, their modest lives fall far short of her grand ambitions. But now, twenty years after the books release, she hopes to redeem herself by taking part in a new documentary. Meg, who hasnt picked up a paintbrush in years, adamantly refuses to participate, until a car accident leaves her with crushing medical bills. While she recuperates in Seattle, the three sisters reluctantly meet with filmmaker Hal Seeger, another former prodigy. Like them, hes familiar with the weight of failed potential. But as he digs deeper, he uncovers secrets theyve hidden from each otherand a revelation that will challenge their beliefs, even as it spurs them to forge their own extraordinary lives at last.”


“Bringing Maggy Home”
By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “Ten-year-old Hazel takes her three-year-old sister to pick berries in a blackberry thicket in 1943, and only one of them comes home again. Young Hazel’s world crumbles, the weight of the guilt from that colors every relationship in her life for the next seventy years. But now Hazel’s granddaughter Meghan is a cold case agent and has an opportunity to investigate this very personal family mystery. What she uncovers could provide healing for three generations of women” -Provided by publisher.


“Arizona Territory”
By: Dusty Richards
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “Chet Byrnes has built a ranching empire from the ground up. And he’s defended it with his sweat, blood and a ragtag band of ranch-hand fighters. Now a beautiful young Spanish widow comes into Chet’s life, just as he starts off in search of a lost cattle drive that heads straight into the eye of a sprawling, violent storm. Chet, and his men–and his seductive new woman–end up on a wild ride through Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, where authorities want to confiscate the beeves for trespassing. With Indians, outlaws and an oppressive government crossing their path, Chet is on a cowboy’s honeymoon: fighting and shooting all the way back home. But at home there’s an even worse danger: a lawless Tucson religious leader has been plotting a power play–and he’s just commanded that Chet Byrnes must die” -provided by publisher.


“Sleeping Beauties”
By: Stephen King and Owen King
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “In a near-future where women succumb to a sleeping disease and men revert to their primal natures, one mysteriously immune woman struggles to survive in an Appalachian town where she is treated as both a demon and a lab specimen.” -NoveList Plus.




“All She Left Behind”
By: Jane Kirkpatrick
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn’t approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman using skills she’s developed on her own. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman’s widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance may lead her to her ultimate goal–but the road will be winding and the way forward will not always be clear. Will Jennie find shelter in life’s storms? Will she discover where healing truly lives?


“Gold in the Sun”
By: Rusty Richards
Type: Adult Fiction


A drunken plan to make some quick money with two friends landed drifter Whit Ralston in the Yuma Territorial Prison—the worst prison in Arizona. Now he’s doing hard time in the inferno the inmates call the Hell Hole, counting the days until his release. He’s vowed never to do anything so stupid again, but that becomes a hard promise to keep when his crazy cellmate starts talking about a load of stolen gold stashed up in the mountains. When he falls for a beautiful, blue-eyed lady of the evening named Oleta who seems as taken with him as he with her, he realizes he might have a new reason to run some risks.

Once he gets out of prison, Whit starts making plans—but he’s going to have to make better choices about just who to believe in order for his latest scheme to hit pay dirt. People say a lot of things, especially when it’s money on the line. In the Old West, though, following the law is never as important as trusting the right people.


“To Be Where You Are”
By: Jan Karon
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “Father Tim Kavanagh struggles to find meaning in an unexpected new job, while newlyweds Dooley and Lace are stricken by a crisis that overshadows their happiness, and 4-year-old Jack Tyler looks forward to the biggest day of his young life.” -NoveList Plus.



By: Dan Brown
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon navigates a dangerous intersection of humanity’s two most enduring questions, interweaving codes, science, religion and other disciplines before making a paradigm-shifting discovery” -NoveList Plus.



“Winter Soltice”
By: Elin Hilderbrand
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “As winter sets in, an old estate in rural Scotland becomes a temporary home to an unlikely assemblage of people.”




“Merry and Bright”
By: Debbie Macomber
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “Merry Knight is pretty busy these days. Shes taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merrys well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for herminus her photoand the matches start rolling in. Initially, Merry is incredulous, but she reluctantly decides to give it a whirl.”


“The Last Ballad”
By: Wiley Cash
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “The eagerly awaited next novel from the author of the New York Times bestselling A Land More Kind Than Home about a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together in the years before the Great Depression, a haunting and moving story of cowardice, courage and sacrifice” -Provided by publisher.



“Will You Fill My Bucket”
By: Carol McCloud and Karen Wells

Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: “Children around the world remind us of their need for love and affection by asking us to fill their buckets. Tender responses affirm that bucket filling is the essence of loving and being loved.”


“Disney’s Frozen: Anna’s Icy Adventure”
By: Elise Allen
Type: Juvenile Fiction

Summary: “Princess Anna has never been close with her sister, Princess Elsa. When Elsa becomes queen she releases an icy spell on thier beloved kingdom and then runs away. Now Anna must find her sister and save their kingdom–or it will stay frozen forever.” -Page [4] of cover.



“The Perfect Present”
By: Fiona Roberts

Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: Excited about his new dog, Henry does not even open the gift from his pet duck, Spot, who, feeling left out, packs a bag and goes away, only to be caught in a storm.


“Oh No, Gotta Go!”
By: Susan Middleton Elya

Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: “While out for a Sunday drive with her parents, a little girl suddenly remembers what she forgot to do before she left her home. Text includes some Spanish words and phrases.”



“The Story of Ferdinand”
By: Munro Leaf
Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: “A gentle bull who likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers is entered in a bullfight.”



“Phineas and Ferb Journey to Mars”
By: Ellie O’Ryan
Type: Juvenile Fiction

Summary: “Phineas and Ferb’s friend Baljeet is working on an awesome project for the summer-school science fair – he’s building a portal to Mars! But when Phineas and Ferb’s sister, Candace, accidentally goes through the portal and lands on the barren planet, will her brothers come to the rescue? Or will Candace be lost in space – forever?”


“Bears on Wheels”
By: Stan and Jan Berenstain

Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: “An acrobatic act begins with one bear on a unicycle and ends with twenty-one bears and sixteen wheels flying through the air.”




“Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve”
By: Mary Pope Osborne
Type: Juvenile Fiction

Summary: “In their magic treehouse, Jack and Annie are again transported to King Arthur’s realm, where invisible beings, giant ravens, and mistaken magic spells have a duke’s castle in an uproar on Halloween night.”



“Nine Favorite Tales”
By: Golden Books
Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: “A collection of nine stories featuring Disney characters includes Jake and the Never Land Pirates playing pirate games, Minnie Mouse buying a robot to help with her bow-tique, and Doc McStuffins searching for her lost snowman.”


“The Dark Prophecy, The Trials of Apollo Book 2”
By: Rich Riordan
Type: Young Adult

Summary: “Zeus has punished his son Apollo–god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more–by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers?

After experiencing a series of dangerous–and frankly, humiliating–trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Somewhere in the American Midwest, he and his companions must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times: a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again–if it doesn’t kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo’s way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate, a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame. To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of son of Hephaestus Leo Valdez, the now-mortal sorceress Calypso, the bronze dragon Festus, and other unexpected allies–some familiar, some new–from the world of demigods. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .”


“Coat of Many Colors”
By: Dolly Parton
Type: Easy Fiction
Summary: “Country music legend Dolly Parton’s rural upbringing in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee provides the backdrop for this special picture book. Using lyrics from her classic song “Coat of Many Colors,” the book tells the story of a young girl in need of a warm winter coat. When her mother sews her a coat made of rags, the girl is mocked by classmates for being poor. But Parton’s trademark positivity carries through to the end as the girl realizes that her coat was made with love “in every stitch.” Beautiful illustrations pair with Parton’s poetic lyrics in this heartfelt picture book sure to speak to all young readers.”



“The Turnip”
By: Jan Brett
Type: Easy Fiction
Summary: “Badger Girl is delighted to find the biggest turnip she has ever seen growing in her vegetable garden, but when the time comes to harvest the giant root, she is unable to pull it up without help from family and friends.”



By: Alyson Noel

Type: Young Adult Fiction
Summary: “Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter’s desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her “we need ethnic but not your kind of ethnic.” Tommy Phillips dreams of buying a twelve-string guitar and using it to shred his way back into his famous absentee dad’s life. But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her bitch a long time ago. She’s Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel. That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the glamorous and gritty world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a high-stakes competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing… and all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.” -Author’s website.


“Lost in Love City of Love”
By: Susan Colasanti
Type: Young Adult Fiction
Summary: “Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna have quickly learned that living together in the city that never sleeps means NYC magic, boy adventures, and unexpected moments that will bond them for life… and summer is just heating up.”



“Once and for All”
By: Sarah Dessen
Type: Young Adult Fiction

Summary: “Louna’s years working at her mother’s wedding planning business–as well as the tragic end of her first love–have shaped her cynical views on romance, but the arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may start to change Louna’s mind and give her a second chance at love.”


“Giraffes Can’t Dance”
By: Giles Andreae
Type: Easy Fiction
Summary: “Gerald the giraffe is too clumsy to dance with all the other animals at the Jungle Dance, until he finds the right music.”




“Odd is Left”
By: Michael Frederick
Type: Adult Fiction
Summary: “Johnny “JT” Tower is a sports legend in the small town of North Woodbury, South Dakota, still living in a trailer next to the tavern his parents owned before retiring to California. After receiving an invitation to his 25 year high school reunion, JT embarks on a trail of self-discovery, enlisting his parents, grandfather Eldon, and Coach Blodough to help him prepare to see Iris, the love of his life who disappeared after graduation.”



“Curious George and the Sleepover”
By: Margret and H.A. Rey
Type: Easy Fiction
Summary: “When George is invited to his first sleepover, he is ready to go! It will be a wonderful time filled with fun, games, and special food, shared with his good friends. George packs everything he needs, but what he isn’t prepared for is how worried he feels. And when little monkeys get nervous, they can sometimes get into trouble… Can his friends help George overcome his unexpected bout of homesickness to save the sleepover?”



“Charlie Plays Ball”
By: Ree Drummond
Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: “Charlie the basset hound participates in a variety of sports on the ranch” -Provided by publisher.



“The Shack”
By: William Young
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “Mackenzie Allen Phillips’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.”


“I’m Not A Scaredy Cat”
By: Max Lucado
Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: “Follow a silly series of misadventures as scaredy-cat faces his worst fears: an appalling abundance of (gulp!) yellow and pink sprinkles on his donut, an elephant on the verge of a ginormous sneeze, and the terrifyingly loud chime of a clock.”


“City Love”
By: Susane Colasanti
Type: Young Adult Fiction

Summary: “Told from alternating points of view, City Love is the story of three very different girls living together in NYC as they struggle to find the balance between their dreams, their pasts, and their complicated hearts” -Provided by publisher.


By: Alyson Noel
Type: Young Adult Fiction

Summary: “When a Hollywood it-girl goes missing amid dangerous secrets, Layla, Aster, and Tommy struggle to clear their names and identify the source of sinister messages while the tabloids explode with rumors.”



“All the Crooked Saints”
By: Maggie Stiefvater
Type: Young Adult Fiction

Summary: “When Daniel Soria, the current saint of Bicho Raro, Colorado, violates the family’s greatest taboo, Beatriz and Joaquin, along with the pilgrims, must drive off the darkness.”



 “Turtles All The Way Down”
By: John Green
Type: Young Adult Fiction

Summary: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.


“Mind Game”
By: Iris Johansen
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “Searching for a long-missing treasure in Scotland, Jane MacGuire experiences vivid dreams of a girl in danger at the same time that she reconnects with a volatile ex and is confronted by stunning changes in the lives of those closest to her.” -NoveList Plus.


“Once and for All”
By: Sarah Dessen
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “A proud woman, reeling from the loss of the first man she was able to love decades after the abandonment of her husband, is urged to return to her Virginia home to help run an Irish pub, where she clashes with an equally strong-minded chef who shares many of her heartaches.” -NoveList Plus.


“A Crafty Christmas”
By: Mollie Cox Bryan
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Sheila wins a free scrapbooking cruise, but her dream vacation turns disastrous when she trips over a dead body on deck” -Provided by publisher.



“Taken In”
By: Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Winning an appearance on a top-rated, New York based morning show means the trip of a lifetime for librarian Tori Sinclair and the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle. Anxious to experience Manhattan with her friends, Tori is less than excited when fellow member Dixie Dunn opts to use the vacation as an opportunity to rendezvous with a man she met online.

Still, Tori never imagined her friend would be taken in by a con man specializing in scamming vulnerable older women—or that Dixie would be arrested for his murder.

Now, as the sewing circle goes up against Gotham’s elite to prove Dixie’s innocence, they will have to unravel tangled secrets and alibis, patch together a mess of clues, and put a clever killer in the city’s hottest spotlight . . .”


“Melody and Cordoba”
By: Max Brand
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “The adventures of Lew Melody, who loves to court danger and who has earned a reputation for boldness and daring, are narrated by Max Brand in three related short novels collected here for the first time in book form.”


“The Stampeders”
By: James B. Hendryx
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Til Carter found adventure when he headed north into Alaska. The beautiful redhead Julie Condon wanted him to settle down and buy a safe claim, but Til was on hand when the big strike came and the stampede that followed proved to Julie and the other skeptics that gold–like adventure–is where you find it” -Provided by publisher.


“War Journey”
By: Fred Grove
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “A young artist travels West to paint the Indians in their primitive state, but gets a lot closer than he intended when he is captured and held as a slave” -Provided by publisher



“The Hunting of Tom Horn”
By: Will Henry
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “The following stories do not conform to the unwritten Law of the Old West. All the men are not valorous, nor all the women without virtue. These are stories of uncertain heroes, clean-cut ladies, talkative undersized cowboys, devious preachers, fumbling gunfighters, brave bullies, honest sheriffs, crooked criminals, and a whole host of infamous calumnies against the “code of the frontier” as it has been so courageously delineated from Ned Buntline to Zane Grey to John Wayne and Warner Brothers”


“Apache Ransom”
By: Will Henry
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “The son of the Texas governor has been kidnapped by a band of Apaches who want to ransom him for guns. Knowing there is little chance for an exchange, Ben Allison heads to Mexico to steal the boy back from his captors” -Provided by publisher


“Seeds of Evidence”
By: Linda J. White
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Shaken by an unwanted divorce, FBI Special Agent Kit McGovern retreats to her grandmother’s Virginia island home for a little R & R. But her vacation comes to an unexpected end when the body of a young Latino boy is found on the beach. Kit teams up with D.C. cop David OConnor to investigate the murder with the smallest of cluestomato seeds and acorns found in the boys pockets. Using plant DNA evidence, Kit traces the young boy to a huge farm where more than a killer looms. With grit, determination, and a growing interest in David, Kit pursues her case and discovers that, to truly move forward in life, justice has to be tempered with mercy.”


“The Seekers”
By: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Married for ten years with no children to help fill her days, Heidi Troyer comes up with the idea of teaching classes in the art of Amish cooking in her Holmes County, Ohio, home. Heidi teaches a variety of skills, but it is her words of wisdom that have a profound effect on her five students” -Provided by publisher.


“The Blessing”
By: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction 

Summary: “Despite stressful changes occurring in their lives, Lyle and Heidi once again open their Ohio home up to those seeking to learn about Amish cooking and welcome six new students who experience the healing hand of God.” -Provided by publisher.


“The Dark Brand”
By: H.A. De Rosso
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Stuck in a jail cell with a man due to be hanged, Driscoll found out that the guy had robbed a bank and killed a man. He also found out that the money was never recovered. Now out of jail, Driscoll realizes that the townspeople think the condemned man had told Driscoll where the loot was buried before he had died. Now it seems that everybody wants that money enough to kill for it.”


“Long, Tall Christmas”
By: Janet Dailey
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Widowed Kylie Wayne moves back to small-town Branding Iron, Texas, to help her aging aunt on her ranch. But when an early storm threatens Kylie’s dream of a perfect Christmas for her kids, it’s up to a long, tall Texan with a bad boy’s charm to rope some holiday cheer.”


“Riders of Deseret”
By: Dane Coolidge
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: Lieutenant Zachary Tarrant is cashiered out of the U.S. Army for his involvement with Tamar Young, the daughter of Mormon leader Brigham Young. Tarrant was unaware that Tamar is actually the third wife of Hyrum Paine, secretary to Brigham Young. His one hope for reinstatement is to accept an assignment as a government spy, to go to the Mormon city of Moroni and gather evidence on Bishop Lot Drake who, thirty years before, was responsible for the massacre of 120 Gentile emigrants at Mountain Meadows. At Moroni, Tarrant finds Drake but also Ammon Clark, captain of the Avenging Angels, a grim militia organized for the purpose of protecting the lives and property of Mormons from any threat.


“Death Waits at Dakins Station”
By: Merle Costiner
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “An out of work cowhand agrees to deliver a message to a man at Dakins Station, but finds himself fighting for his life when people mistakenly believe he is a hired gun who could ruin their plans” -Provided by publisher


By: Jane Candia Coleman
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: Horace and Augusta Tabor left Maine to seek their fortune and ended up in the mining camps of Colorado. While Horace panned for gold, Augusta prepared meals for miners. Eventually, she opened a store and became postmistress while raising their young son. One day they were happily at work–Augusta in the store and Horace as mayor of Leadville with his finger in every political pie–and the next day Horace struck it rich. From then on, everything Horace Tabor touched turned to gold, or rather, to silver. It was then that their lives diverged. After twenty years of hard work and unity, Augusta was renounced as an embarrassment by a man who had or could buy anything. Matchless is a passionate, compelling, and magnificently authentic human drama based on the diary of Augusta Tabor, wife of Horace Tabor, the Colorado silver king.


“The Lighthouse Road:”
By: Peter Geye
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: Against the wilds of sea and wood, a young immigrant woman settles into life outside Duluth in the 1890s, still shocked at finding herself alone in a new country, abandoned and adrift. In the early 1920s, her orphan son, now grown, falls in love with the one woman he shouldn’t and uses his best skills to build them their own small ark to escape. But their pasts travel with them, threatening to capsize even their fragile hope. In this triumphant novel, Peter Geye has crafted another deeply moving tale of a misbegotten family shaped by the rough landscape in which they live — often at the mercy of wildlife and weather and by the rough edges of their own breaking hearts.


By: Danielle Steel
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “When her life on her family’s vineyard is shattered by her mother’s death, Camille finds herself at the mercy of a cold-hearted stepfamily at the same time she bonds with her stepmother’s mother and a friend from her childhood.” -NoveList Plus.


“The Rooster Bar”
By: John Grisham
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: Three students who have borrowed heavily to attend a third-rate law school realize they have been caught in a scam when they discover that the school’s owner also owns a bank specializing in student loans, and plot to expose the scam.


“Quick and Dirty”
By: Stuart Woods
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “A latest entry in the best-selling series finds New York City cop turned Manhattan law firm rainmaker Stone Barrington tackling an explosive case that tests his signature composure.” -NoveList Plus.



“Invincible Summer”
By: Alice Adams
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “In 1997 four friends graduate from college to pursue their individual goals and dreams. Twenty years later they are drawn together again. This is a story about finding the courage to carry on in the wake of disappointment, and a powerful testament to love and friendship as the constants in an ever-changing world” -Provided by publisher.


“The Good, the Bad, and the Emus”
By: Donna Andrews
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Life will never be the same for Meg after family secrets are revealed, introducing a whole new layer of intrigue in Donna Andrews’s beloved series. Meg’s long-lost paternal grandfather, Dr. Blake, has hired Stanley Denton to find her grandmother Cordelia. Dr. Blake was reunited with his family when he saw Meg’s picture–she’s a dead ringer for Cordelia–and now Stanley has found a trail to his long-lost love in a small town less than an hour’s drive away. He convinces Meg to come with him to meet her, but unfortunately, the woman they meet is Cordelia’s cousin–Cordelia died several years ago, and the cousin suspects she was murdered by her long-time neighbor. Stanley and Meg agree to help track down the killer and get justice for Cordelia. Grandfather even has perfect cover–he will come to stage a rescue of the feral emus and ostriches (escaped from an abandoned farm) that infest this town. He dashes off to organize the rescue–which will, of course, involve most of Meg’s family and friends in Caerphilly. But then, the evil neighbor is murdered, and not only Cordelia’s cousin but also the entire contingent of emu-rescuers, who have had conflict with the neighbor, are suspects. Only Meg and the cousin–who seems to share a lot of telling traits with Meg–can find the real killer and clear the air in the newest beverage-spittingly funny installment in this uproarious series from the one-and-only Donna Andrews” -Provided by publisher.


It’s Your World : Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!”
By: Chelsea Clinton
Type: Adult Non-Fiction

Summary: “Combining facts, charts, photographs, and stories, describes how readers can enact change in the world around them and find solutions for such global problems as climate change, poverty, gender inequality, and homelessness.”



“The Search”
By: Gene Luen Yang
Type: Young Adult Fiction

Summary: “With the help of his friends and his sister Azula, Prince Zuko goes on a quest to find out what happened to his missing mother.”



“The Promise”
By: Gene Luen Yang
Type: Young Adult Fiction

Summary: “Aang and Katara work to maintain peace between the Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei, while Sokka helps Toph prepare her metalbending school to defend itself against a rival class of firebenders.”



“The Christmas Blessing”
By: Melody Carlson
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby’s father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant’s paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don’t know that she–or their grandson–exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her relationship with their son? Or could the celebration of the arrival of another unexpected baby nearly two thousand years ago be the answer to her dilemma? Beloved author Melody Carlson pens a story of love, hardship, and reconciliation that will leave readers filled with Christmas joy” website.


By: Nan Rossiter
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Local boy Liam Tate and wealthy Acadia McCormick Knox fell in love on Nantucket. When Cadie returned home to New York and discovered she was pregnant, her parent’s crushed any attempt at communication with Liam. Over twenty-five years later, Cadie and Liam have a bittersweet reunion when she returns to Nantucket for her son’s art show” -Provided by publisher.


“Every Girl Gets Confused”
By: Janice Thompson
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Katie Fisher has a new boyfriend, but her ex is determined to win her back. Now she must choose between the love she thought she lost and the love she stumbled upon in the aftermath.”



“Every Bride Needs a Groom”
By: Janice Thompson
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Katie Fisher wins a designer wedding dress on the same day her boyfriend breaks up with her. In order to use the dress, she’ll have to find a groom” -Provided by publisher.



“The Way Home”
By: Thomas Kinkade
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Claire North understands how Angel Island sets the rhythm for her own serenity and ease. But a visitor has disturbed her peaceful heart. She knew him as a troubled boy who came to her soup kitchen in Boston, full of half-truths but brimming with trust. She wasn’t able to say good-bye to him then. Now, miraculously, a second chance to help him has come.
Jamie Carter, now a young man, is more in need of Claire’s wisdom than ever. But when she suspects he is back to his old ways, her faith is truly put to the test…

On the other side of the island, Avery Bishop is making a fresh start of her own, opening a new café. Her culinary school training is scoffed at by Mike Rossi, owner of the restaurant  across the street. But Avery is determined to show this burger-flipping hero a real cook has arrived. If only Mike’s charming smile didn’t make her forget that he is her fiercest competitor.”


“Summer of the Gun”
By: Will Henry
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Thirteen-year-old Bubba McCalister armed with a rusty Walker Colt sets out to save his mother and sister when they are kidnapped by Confederate renegades in West Texas” -Provided by publisher.



“The Far Call”
By: Jackson Gregory
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “After Jesse Bodine and Kate Haveril witness a murder and see the murderer brought to justice, Jesse and Kate’s brother Ransome head west to answer the call to adventure. The trials and surprises they encounter demand all they can give as they move toward full manhood and an unknown future” -Provided by publisher.


“The Bark Before Christmas”
By: Laurine Berenson

Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Melanie Travis has her hands full with her two young sons, a part-time job, and a half dozen Poodles to her name. But even with the busy holiday season approaching, she still has time to sniff out a Christmastime killer” -Provided by publisher.


“Sweetbriar Cottage”
By: Denise Hunter
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “When Noah and Josephine discover their divorce was never actually finalized, their lives are turned upside down” -Provided by publisher



“Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures”
By: Louis L’Amour
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “A collection of Louis L’Amour’s never-before-seen fragments, film/TV scripts and treatments, notes, short stories, and advice to other writers, compiled and annotated by his son, that confirms his place at the very top of the pantheon of American writers. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at how Louis wrote the short stories, novels, literary and motion picture treatments, notes, and outlines that he wasn’t able to finish or release in his lifetime. Annotations and commentary by his son Beau give readers even more insight into how he approached writing and story creation. This keepsake volume–the first of two–features the unforgettable moments and timeless characters that readers know to expect from Louis.” -Provided by publisher


“Firefly Summer:
By: Nan Rossiter
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Four sisters reunite at their childhood vacation spot on Cape Cod and uncover the truth about a past tragedy to find their future as a family” -Provided by publisher.



“The Offenders”
By: Gile Lutz
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Colonel Jefferson Karnes rode into Gallatin, Missouri, to find out what was going on between the Gentiles and Mormons there. Feelings were strong on both sides, and his hopes for a peaceful solution are crushed with violence” -Provided by publisher.


“Monahan’s Massacre”
By: William W. Johnstone
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “When the trigger-happy Dobbs-Queeg gang holds up the Omaha bank, Dooley Monahan is mistaken for one of the robbers. With a price on his head and every lawman in the territory hot on his trail, Dooley has no choice but to join up with the murderous outlaws” -Provided by publisher.


“The Secret Sister”
By: Brenda Novak
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up, to heal and to help her troubled brother. Her tenuous relationship with her mother is further strained when Maisey tries to discover what really happened to their older sister whom her mother claims never existed” -Provided by publisher.


“Fall of Hades”
By: Richard Paul Evans
Type: Young Adult Fiction

Summary: “Michael and his friends try to recruit Hatch’s Electric Youth to their side.”



“Midnight Jewel”
By: Richelle Mead
Type: Young Adult Fiction

Summary: When she gains entry into the Glittering Court, war refugee Mira continues to endure persecution while learning skills that help her earn anonymity, forging friendships that inspire her to hatch a daring but dangerous plan.


“Generation One”
By: Pittacus Lore
Type: Young Adult Fiction

Summary: “It has been over a year since the invasion of Earth was thwarted in Pittacus Lore’s United as One. But in order to win, our alien allies known as the Garde unleashed their Loric energy that spread throughout the globe. Now human teenagers have begun to develop incredible powers of their own, known as Legacies.

To help these incredible and potentially dangerous individuals—and put the world at ease—the Garde have created an academy where they can train this new generation to control their powers and hopefully one day help mankind. But not everyone thinks that’s the best use of their talents. And the teens may need to use their Legacies sooner than they ever imagined.

Perfect for fans of Marvel’s X-Men and Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave, this epic new series follows a diverse cast of teens as they struggle to hone their abilities and decide what, if anything, they should do with them. As a spin-off of the bestselling I Am Number Four series, those familiar with the original books and newcomers alike will devour this fast-paced, action-packed sci-fi adventure.”


“Llama Llama Gives Thanks”
By: Anna Dewdney
Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: “In Llama Llama gives thanks, Llama Llama shares what he is thankful for.”



“The Mermaid”
By: Jan Brett
Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: “Set in the ocean off Japan, this retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears stars Kiniro, a mermaid, who finds a baby octopus’s breakfast, chair, and bed just right” -Provided by publisher.


“Minecraft: The Island”
By: Max Brooks
Type: Juvenile Fiction

Summary: “An official tie-in to the globally popular video game traces the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft who must survive a harsh environment while unraveling the secrets of a mysterious island.”



“The Glass Castle”
By: Jeannette Walls
Type: Adult Non-Fiction

Summary: “Avery dragged her three-year-old brother behind a boxwood bush and listened for footsteps in the brittle leaves. She couldn’t be sure which was louder, the person on their trail or her own heart, galloping like a stallion in her ears. With one hand over Henry’s mouth, Avery looked down at the nicest dress she owned. Not only had she torn the ruffles and destroyed the hem, but the white linen stood out in the shadowy woods, making her an easy target. If she survived this afternoon and made it home tonight — and that felt like a giant if — her father would demand to know why her dress was stained with grass and mud and tinged with blood. She would tell him the truth. Avery, Kate, Tuck, and Kendrick take charge of an underground network of kidnapped children, inspiring them to believe that their past does not dictate their future and pledging to do the hardest thing of all: reunite the children with the homes they left behind. When they discover that one among them might be the child of a man who wants them dead, will everything they work for be lost?” -Back cover


“Thanks from the Very Hungry Caterpillar”
By: Eric Carle
Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: “The very hungry caterpillar celebrates some of the things it’s thankful for.”



“You Can’t Win Them All”
By: Marcus Pfister
Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: “While playing hide-and-seek with his friends, Rainbow Fish learns about being a good sport.”



“The Rainbow Fish”
By: Marcus Pfister
Type: Easy Fiction

Summary: “The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.”



“Iron Marshal”
By: Lauran Paine
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Two short western novels that balance action and character as lawmen do their best to uphold the law in their communities” -Provided by publisher.



“The Savage Hills”
By: D.B. Newton
Type: Large Print Adult Fiction

Summary: “Jim Bannister was on the dodge, with a $12,000 bounty on his head. He didn’t think that befriending a seventeen-year-old kid would lead him into trouble. But the kid had a nervous trigger finger and Bannister found himself accused of murder, only this time it was for a killing he hadn’t done” -Provided by publisher.


“His Guilt”
By: Shelley Shepard Gray
Type: Adult Fiction

Summary: “Returning to the Amish community that wrongly blamed him for an assault two years earlier, Mark protects the only woman who believed him, Neeta, who wonders at the identity of the real culprit in the wake of new attacks.”


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