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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I, sniper: a Bob Lee Swagger novel

By Hunter, Stephen

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Special Agent Nick Memphis enlists the help of retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger to unravel a sophisticated conspiracy involving the deaths of four famed '60s radicals--a conspiracy that would require the highest level of warcraft by the most superb special operations professionals.

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Second grave on the left

By Jones, Darynda

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Awakened in the middle of the night by a friend who has been texted by a missing woman, Charley Davidson discovers clues linking the disappearance to the murder of a woman two weeks earlier.

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The facts of life

By Joyce, Graham

Publishing Date: 2004, c2003

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A fanciful family saga by English author Joyce (Smoking Poppy, 2002, etc.) depicts one of the most eccentric British households since the Mitfords. With daughters outnumbering sons 7-0, the Vine family is intensely matriarchal—and the fact that Mr. Vine rarely speaks to anyone at home (including his wife) only makes it the more so. Vine’s wife Martha is the heart and soul of the family, a fiercely practical woman who runs her house like a well-organized battleship and brooks no mutiny from any of her crew. But there is an unexpected side to Martha Vine, who is secretly given to occasional visions and prophecies and can sometimes foresee the future. Of all her daughters, only the youngest, Cassie, has inherited Martha’s gift, and Cassie passes it on in turn to her son Frank, conceived in an ill-advised one-nighter with an American GI. Considered unstable by her more level-headed sisters, Cassie is occasionally confined to mental hospitals, but at Martha’s command she’s given shelter by each of the six sisters in turn. As a result, young Frank enjoys a peripatetic childhood, growing up in environments as varied as his aunt Una’s Warwickshire farm and his aunt Beatrice’s Oxford commune. Although none of Frank’s aunts is as unconventional as his own mother, they’re an unusual lot overall, ranging from spiritualist spinsters to free-love Communists, making Frank’s upbringing a good deal more cosmopolitan than that of the average working-class English boy of his era. His story is intertwined with those of his aunts and his grandmother and mother—and of his ruined hometown of Coventry, destroyed during the war but gradually built anew in the 1950s. In Joyce’s telling, it all becomes a portrait of England at large, at once traditional and irreverent, badly worn out by war but determined to start life over again. A rich and engaging account of particular lives amid history and great change, narrated with real grace by a master storyteller.--Kirkus Reviews, Pub Date: June 1st, 2003

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Like dandelion dust

By Kingsbury, Karen

Publishing Date: 2006

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Enjoying an idyllic life with their adopted four-year-old son Joey in a small town outside Atlanta, Jack and Molly Campbell are stunned when Joey's biological father, recently released from prison, demands the return of his son, forcing the grieving Campbells into a potentially desperate situation. Reader's Guide included. Original. 100,000 first printing.

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Twenties girl: a novel

By Kinsella, Sophie

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie-a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance-mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Never mind that Lara has her own problems--which Sadie could care less about. Will this sparring duo ever find what they're after?

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Sea of grey: an Alan Lewrie naval adventure

By Lambdin, Dewey

Publishing Date: 2002

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

The tenth in the series of Alan Lewrie nautical adventures by Dewey Lambdin, Sea of Grey finds the swashbucklin', wisecrackin' 18th-century British naval officer who habitually drops his gs aiding the French in their attempts to suppress rebellion in the colony of Saint Domingue. Lewrie battles Toussaint L'Ouverture between trysts with a flock of breathless international beauties ("I have the basin... you wish me to sponge you? You are tres hot? I cool you?"). The lively pace and white-knuckle battle scenes should make this another winner with Lambdin's fans.--Publishers Weekly Reviews

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Stay

By Larkin, Allie

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Impulsively buying a puppy on the Internet after the heartbreak of watching the love of her life marry another, Van is dismayed when her purchase produces a one-hundred-pound German shepherd whose unlikely friendship introduces her to a ruggedly handsome veterinarian.

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Hector and the secrets of love: a novel

By Lelord, François

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A young French psychiatrist continues to explore the mysteries of the human soul, currently focusing his attention on love, while his beloved, Clara, makes her own similar investigations.

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Son of Holmes

By Lescroart, John T.

Publishing Date: 2003, c1986

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

The New York Times bestselling author's chip-off-the-old Sherlock-back in print! The “reliably excellent”* John Lescroart offers an engrossing historical mystery that takes us to a small French town in the dark days of World War I—where the rumor is that Auguste Lupa is the son of the greatest detective of all time. And his mysterious legacy may come to light as he attempts to solve the baffling murder of an intelligence agent…*Publishers Weekly - (Penguin Putnam)

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Black water rising: a novel

By Locke, Attica

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When African-American lawyer Jay Porter jumps into the bayou to save a drowning white woman in Houston, Texas, in 1981, he finds his practice and life in danger when he becomes embroiled in a murder investigation involving Houston's elite.

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Vanished

By Mackel, Kathryn

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A terrorist bombing. A rogue experiment. A community vanished. Who will save them now?- (Charisma House)

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Between friends

By Macomber, Debbie

Publishing Date: [2011], c2002

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A novel encompassing more than thirty years follows the lives of two women, Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski, as they learn to seek comfort in their powerful friendship, which has seen them through marriage, children, and tragedy. Their story is told through letters and journal entries.

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Midnight sons

By Macomber, Debbie

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Falling for him: "Christian, the youngest O'Halloran brother, has a problem, and her name is Mariah Douglas. The Midnight Sons secretary is always losing his messages, misplacing his files and generally creating chaos. Despite that, he can't get her out of his mind...."--P. [4] of cover.

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Promise, Texas

By Macomber, Debbie

Publishing Date: [2008], c1999

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Newcomer Annie Applegate is looking for peace but finds a great deal more. She agrees to marry a widowed veterinarian for the sake of his children -- and discovers that marriage can lead to love.

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Three brides, no groom

By Macomber, Debbie

Publishing Date: [2012], c1997

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Three women meet at their fifteen-year class reunion and discover that their lives have taken unexpected directions.

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Capitol murder: a novel of suspense

By Margolin, Phillip

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Private investigator Dana Cutler and attorney Brad Miller rush to uncover a terrorist cell's plot to destroy a packed professional football stadium in one of the biggest attacks on American soil.

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Walking in circles before lying down: a novel

By Markoe, Merrill

Publishing Date: 2008, c2006

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

With her life rapidly falling apart in the wake of two divorces and her boyfriend dumping her, Dawn discovers that Chuck, a mixed-breed dog she had adopted from a local animal shelter, can talk and that he may have some solutions to her problems.

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They did it with love: a novel

By Morgenroth, Kate

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A newcomer to a wealthy Connecticut suburb investigates the murder of a woman in her book club.

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The center of everything

By Moriarty, Laura

Publishing Date: c2003

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A young girl tries to make sense of an unruly world spinning around her. Growing up with a single mother who is chronically out of work and dating a married man, 10-year old Evelyn Bucknow learns early how to fend for herself.

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The secret of everything: a novel

By O'Neal, Barbara

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Tessa Harlow is on the move again. A travel guide, she's lived all over the world since she was a child, following Renaissance Faires with her hippie father; but after an accident in a Montana river, she's been sidelined. When she decides it's once again time to move, she heads to a small northern New Mexico town called Los Ladrones. The small town is being revived, thanks to the tourists, and she's testing the waters for work, visiting hotels, restaurants, and churches; but in doing so, she uncovers multiple secrets. Many years ago, she and her father lived on a commune outside of Los Ladrones, now an organic farm, with many of the same residents who now seem to know something she doesn't. The farm raises more questions than it answers about her family, and memories of something tragic and long buried in her subconscious are resurfacing and cannot be ignored. O'Neal has created a powerful and intriguing story rich in detailed and vivid descriptions of the Southwest. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.