Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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An American summer: a novel

By Deford, Frank

Publishing Date: c2002

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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Game, set & match

By Deighton, Len

Publishing Date: 1989

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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The winter rose: a novel

By Donnelly, Jennifer

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When India Selwyn Jones, a young woman from a noble family, graduates from the London School of Medicine for Women in 1900, her professors advise her to set up her practice in London's esteemed Harley Street. Driven and idealistic, India chooses to work in the city's East End instead, serving the desperately poor. In these grim streets, India meets--and saves the life of--London's most notorious gangster, Sid Malone. A hard, wounded man, Malone is the opposite of India's aristocratic fianc,? Freddie Lytton, a rising star in the House of Commons. Though Malone represents all she despises, India finds herself unwillingly drawn ever closer to him, intrigued by his hidden, mysterious past.--From publisher's description.

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The pure gold baby

By Drabble, Margaret

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Her promising career in 1960s London interrupted by an affair with a married professor that renders her a single mother, Jessica Speight faces wrenching questions about responsibility, potential, and compassion when her sunny child reveals unique needs.

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Raney: a novel

By Edgerton, Clyde

Publishing Date: 1985

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"What James Thurber might have written had he lived in North Carolina".--The Washington Post.

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Secret lives

By Egremont, Max

Publishing Date: 1990

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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The Spanish queen: a novel of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

By Erickson, Carolly

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife and mother of Mary I When young Catherine of Aragon, proud daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, is sent to England to marry the weak Prince Arthur, she is unprepared for all that awaits her: early widowhood, the challenge of warfare with the invading Scots, and the utimately futile attempt to provide the realm with a prince to secure the succession. She marries Arthur's energetic, athletic brother Henry, only to encounter fresh obstacles, chief among them Henry's infatuation with the alluring but wayward Anne Boleyn. In The Spanish Queen, bestselling novelist Carolly Erickson allows the strong-willed, redoubtable Queen Catherine to tell her own story--a tale that carries her from the scented gardens of Grenada to the craggy mountains of Wales to the conflict-ridden Tudor court. Surrounded by strong partisans among the English, and with the might of Spanish and imperial arms to defend her, Catherine soldiers on, until her union with King Henry is severed and she finds herself discarded--and tempted to take the most daring step of her life. Carolly Erickson's historical entertainments continue to succeed in creating a unique blend of historical authenticity and page-turning drama. "--

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You know when the men are gone

By Fallon, Siobhan

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A collection of interconnected stories relate the experiences of Fort Hood military wives who share a poignant vigil during which they raise children while waiting for their husbands to return.

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The dinosaur feather

By Gazan, Sissel-Jo

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Academic advisor Dr. Lars Helland is found dead in his office chair at the University of Copenhagen. In his bloody lap is a copy of one of his postgraduate student's thesis on the saurian origin of birds. The autopsy suggests the professor was killed in a very ingenious way so Police Superintendent Soren Marhauge is brought in to investigate. Everyone is a suspect, and as the investigation progresses, the detective is presented with the greatest professional and personal challenge of his career.

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The signature of all things

By Gilbert, Elizabeth

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker--a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry's brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father's money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma's research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction--into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artist--but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life. he story is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists,adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, who--born in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution--bears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas"-- - (Baker & Taylor)

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Hazardous duty

By Griffin, W. E. B.

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The Presidential Agent adventures return in the most harrowing novel yet in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea-to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and put them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo's guts, has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo's men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding. There are also whispers that the President himself is unstable-the word "nutcake" has been mentioned. How will it all play out? No one knows for sure, but for Castillo and company, only one thing is definite: It will be hazardous duty"--

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Between sisters

By Hannah, Kristin

Publishing Date: 2003

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

With her wedding day approaching, Claire Cavenaugh prepares to confront her estranged older sister and self-absorbed mother after more than twenty years apart and find out how to transform themselves into a family.

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A noble groom

By Hedlund, Jody

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Widow Analisa Weiss needs a husband fast to help pay her land contract. Will her mail-order groom arrive before a mysterious new farmhand steals her heart?"--

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The doctor's lady

By Hedlund, Jody

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Priscilla knew God wanted her to be a missionary, not a wife. The missionary board declares the only way she can serve is to be married, and so she embarks on a marriage in name only... a marriage that will test her spirit... and the new longings of her heart...

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The death trade

By Higgins, Jack

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When an eminent scientist makes a startling breakthrough in nuclear weapons research only to have the lives of his family threatened if he does not give his technology to the Iranian regime, Sean Dillon, Afghan war hero Sara Gideon and the rest of their team embark on a daring rescue mission that rapidly spins out of control.

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Louisiana Purchase

By Hotchner, A. E.

Publishing Date: c1996

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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Big as life: three tales for spring

By Howard, Maureen

Publishing Date: 2001

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"In "Children with Matches," a woman historian discovers that the hard lessons of the past may be a route to responsibility in the present. Her journey is the personal history of a doomed princess who no longer waits for rescue, but takes her rightful place beside her lover in the world. In "The Magdalene," a tale of willful innocence and loss of faith, Howard draws on the legend of the saintly whore, of a woman's injury and her own guilt denied, but most assuredly suffered. The central figure in "Big as Life: A Story in Three Panels" is the American artist and naturalist John James Audubon, whose genius and ambition in pursuing his Great Idea, The Birds of America, devour those around him, most touchingly Lucy, his wife. The themes of imagination and endurance are further elaborated in "Salvino," a contemporary exploration of success and failure in art and science that continues the story of Artie and Louise of A Lover's Almanac. "Myself," the third section of this final tale, is a moving contemplation of Howard's own life in the natural world."--BOOK JACKET.

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The silver screen

By Howard, Maureen

Publishing Date: 2004

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"In The Silver Screen, Maureen Howard conjures up the last days of silent movies in the story of Isabel Maher, who renounces the glamour of Hollywood and her talent. As Bel Murphy, wife and mother, she is confined to the drama of domestic life in Rhode Island, and plays it like a star." "Bel's children struggle against the lives she has dealt them: Joe, a Jesuit priest, is unsuccessful in love and as a healer of souls; Rita, spinster and physical therapist, runs off with the love of her life, a gangster who turns state's evidence; and there is Gemma, an angry, ambitious girl who enters the Murphys' magic circle. All three are pilgrims struggling to discard the myths of the past for the comforts and sorrows of the present. Joe's journey takes him to the War of the Gospel in El Salvador; Rita's, to the Witness Protection Program; Gemma's, to problematic fame as a postmodern photographer. The flickering seductions and distortions of private lives play out against the novel's historical awareness." "The Silver Screen is a family story of guilt, love, and forgiveness, an exploration of the claims of the past and of the passionate, though at times foolish, bid for freedom from scripted lives."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genghis: bones of the hills

By Iggulden, Conn

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

The mighty Mongol conqueror, Genghis Khan, wreaks a path of destruction along China's Great Wall.

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Lucky everyday

By Jain, Bapsy

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Forced to flee Bombay when her wealthy and charming husband divorces her and squashes her career, Lucky Boyce feels defeated and desperate for respite. Fortunately, old friends welcome her to New York where life begins with promise. Determined and trying to make a difference, she volunteers to teach yoga to prison inmates. But with her confidence in question and love starting to surface, a series of bizarre events leave Lucky searching once again for answers. Is her journey through life destined to be marred by duplicity and betrayal? Or does she simply need to overcome her fears and look within for the strength to break free? A stunning novel about one woman's struggle toward enlightenment, Lucky Everyday blends the principles of yoga with a thoroughly modern take on the quest for a fulfilled life.