Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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The opposite of me: a novel

By Pekkanen, Sarah

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When Lindsey's carefully constructed life implodes, she retreats to her parents' home and struggles to maintain her identity while her twin sister plans a lavish wedding. Things get even more complicated when a family secret forces both sisters to reconsider who they are and are meant to be.

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The wilding: a novel

By Percy, Benjamin

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Echo Canyon, a disappearing pocket of wilderness outside Bend, Oregon, is the site of conflicting memories for Justin Caves and his father, Paul. It's slated for redevelopment as a golfing resort. When Paul suggests one last hunting trip, Justin accepts, hoping to set things right with his father, and he agrees to bring his son along, too. As the weekend unfolds, Justin is pushed to the limit by the reckless taunting of his father, the physical demands of the terrain, and the menacing evidence of a bear's hovering presence. All the while, he remembers the promise he made to his skeptical wife: to keep their son safe. For Justin, these few days will map the changing territory of his heart as he discovers how far he will go to protect those he loves" --Jkt. cover.

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Night Film: A Novel

By Pessl, Marisha

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When the daughter of a cult horror film director is found dead in an abandoned Manhattan warehouse, investigative journalist Scott McGrath, disbelieving the official suicide ruling, probes into the strange circumstances of the young woman's death.

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The officers' club

By Peters, Ralph

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When a beautiful and brilliant Army lieutenant is found murdered at a post on the Mexican border, military and civilian investigators struggle with a long list of possible suspects and a long-standing breakdown in regional discipline.

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Vernon God Little

By Pierre, D. B. C.

Publishing Date: 2003

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After a school shooting where sixteen kids are shot Vernon Little's best friend turns the gun on himself, leaving Vernon to be accused as an accessory to murder. - (Baker & Taylor) Vernon God Little is a provocatively satirical, riotously funny look at violence, materialism, and the American media. - (Houghton)

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Two graves

By Preston, Douglas J.

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Special Agent Pendergast pursued his wife's kidnappers into Mexico. But then, things went wrong and they escaped. Emotionally shattered, he retreated to his New York apartment and shut out the world. Only a request from his NYPD friend, Lt. D'Agosta to help him find a recent killer brings him into the outside world again where they soon discover that these killing's and that of his wife are connected.

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Wingshooters

By Revoyr, Nina

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Michelle LeBeau and her white-Japanese family are forever changed when a black family moves into her all-white town in 1974.

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The House of Ulysses: a novel

By Ríos, Julián

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Julia´n Ri´os’s latest comic extravaganza is at once a serious literary excavation and a lecture as delivered by Groucho Marx on the subject of that great (and often imposing) cornerstone of world literature: James Joyce’s Ulysses. Every book is born out of an earlier book (or books), and much as Joyce’s novel unraveled Homer scene by scene, Ri´os’s The House of Ulysses returns the favor, giving us the story of several bickering characters hoping to get to the bottom of Joyce’s masterpiece (by force, if necessary)—their conversation walking the line between a slapstick parody of the Joyce industry and a legitimate “guide for the perplexed.” Focusing on each of Ulysses’s characters, ideas, and references in turn, The House of Ulysses provides a playful, punning, ideal companion for the experienced Joycean and cautious procrastinator alike: one novel dreaming its way through another. - (Norton Pub)

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The rhetoric of death

By Rock, Judith

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Paris, 1686. Charles du Luc, former soldier and half-fledged Jesuit, is assigned to assist in teaching rhetoric and directing dance at the prestigious Collg¨e of Louis le Grand. On his first day, the school's star dancer disappears from rehearsal, and the next day another student is run down in the street. When the dancer's body is found under the worst possible circumstances, Charles is determined to find the killer in spite of being ordered to leave the investigation.

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My abandonment

By Rock, Peter

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Living with her father in an enormous nature preserve in Portland, Oregon, thirteen-year-old Caroline only merges with the civilized world once a week, when they venture into the city to buy groceries and attend church, but an encounter with a backcountry jogger derails their entire existence. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Indignation

By Roth, Philip

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

What impact can American history have on the life of the vulnerable individual? It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. A studious, law-abiding, intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. And why is he there and not at the local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the sturdy, hard-working neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad--mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees in every corner for his beloved boy. As the long-suffering, desperately harassed mother tells her son, the father's fear arises from love and pride. Perhaps, but it produces too much anger in Marcus for him to endure living with his parents any longer. He leaves them and, far from Newark, in the midwestern college, has to find his way amid the customs and constrictions of another American world.--From publisher's description.

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The goat woman of Largo Bay: a novel

By Royes, Gillian

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Working at the side of an American employer who would rebuild a Caribbean hotel, Shadrack, a bartender and amateur detective, encounters a woman on the run who is being targeted by a group of election riggers. By the author of Business Is Good. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Swamplandia

By Russell, Karen

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Twelve year old Ava must travel into the Underworld part of the smamp in order to save her family's dynasty of Bigtree alligator wresting. This novel takes us to the swamps of the Florida Everglades, and introduces us to Ava Bigtree, an unforgettable young heroine. The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator wrestling theme park, formerly no. 1 in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Ava's mother, the park's indomitable headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, who may or may not be an actual ghost; and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, who dreams of becoming a scholar, has just defected to the World of Darkness in a last ditch effort to keep their family business from going under. Ava's father, affectionately known as Chief Bigtree, is AWOL; and that leaves Ava, a resourceful but terrified thirteen, to manage ninety eight gators as well as her own grief. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, the author has written a novel about a family's struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking.

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Deadgame: a John Marquez crime novel

By Russell, Kirk

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

The abduction of a confidential informant draws California Fish and Game warden John Marquez into a desperate race against time to find the missing woman before it is too late and into an investigation that leaves him in the middle of a confrontation between the Russian mob and the FBI. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Shell games: a John Marquez crime novel

By Russell, Kirk

Publishing Date: c2003

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Involved in an investigation into an abalone poaching operation that leads to murder, Lieutenant John Marquez, a former DEA agent and current head of a special operations unit of the California Department of Fish and Game, discovers that his own life is in danger from Kline, a vicious drug smuggler and abalone poacher with a grudge against Marquez. - (Baker & Taylor)

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The still point

By Sackville, Amy

Publishing Date: [2011], c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

At the turn of the twentieth century, Arctic explorer Edward Mackley sets out to reach the North Pole and vanishes into the icy landscape without a trace. He leaves behind a young wife, Emily, who awaits his return for decades, her dreams and devotion gradually freezing into rigid widowhood. A hundred years later, on a sweltering mid-summer's day, Edward's great-grand-niece Julia moves through the old family house, attempting to impose some order on the clutter of inherited belongings and memories from that ill-fated expedition, and taking care to ignore the deepening cracks within her own marriage.

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Storm front

By Sandford, John

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Minnesota cop Virgil Flowers teams up with an Israeli cop who is tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic -- a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Problems mount when teams of murderous bad guys believe Virgil and the woman cop are getting in their way of claiming the relic for themselves.

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The elephant's journey

By Saramago, José

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The enchanting tale of an elephant, his keeper, and their journey through sixteenth-century Europe, based on a true story." (from the back cover).

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Accused: a Rosato & Associates novel

By Scottoline, Lisa

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling readers with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong yet totally relatable female characters. Fans have been clamoring for more stories with the characters they've come to know and love, so Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused. They'll face their most challenging and dangerous case ever.

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You were wrong: a novel

By Sharpe, Matthew

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"It is 2008 in the suburban town of Seacrest, Long Island. Twenty-six-year-old high school math teacher Karl Floor has no parents, no friends, few prospects, is a dim bulb, and lives at home with Larchmont Jones, the aggressively loquacious widower of Karl's mother. One fine afternoon, Karl returns to his house after work to discover a beautiful stranger in the upstairs hallway. She is Sylvia Vetch, and claims to be robbing him. She also asks for his protection, but won't quite say from what or whom, and draws him into troubles she won't elucidate."--Cover.

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