Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Fobbit

By Abrams, David

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

At Foreward Operating Base Triumph, a combat-avoiding staff sergeant named Chance Gooding spends his time composing press releases that spin grim events into statements more palatable to the public.

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Lost City Radio: a novel

By Alarcón, Daniel

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Imparting comfort while reading the names of missing people to her war-ravaged listeners, radio host Norma finds her life irrevocably changed when a young boy from a remote jungle village provides a connection to her long-missing husband.

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Heart of Aztlan: a novel

By Anaya, Rudolfo A.

Publishing Date: 1988,c1976

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A story of how cultures collide in an Albuquerque barrio.

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Carry the one

By Anshaw, Carol

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When a car of inebriated guests from Carmen's wedding hits and kills a girl on a country road, Carmen and the people involved in the accident connect, disconnect and reconnect throughout 25 subsequent years of marriage, parenthood, holidays and tragedies.

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Hope, a tragedy: a novel

By Auslander, Shalom

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Relocating his family to an unremarkable rural town in New York in the hopes of starting over, Solomon Kugel must cope with his depressive mother, a local arsonist, and the discovery of a believed-dead historical specimen hiding in his attic.

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The Lincoln myth: a novel

By Berry, Steve

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

American President Cotton Malone tackles the secrets of Mormonism, a U.S. Senator's stealthy secession plan, and a history-shaping letter that was handed down through the chief executive line.

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The free world: [a novel]

By Bezmozgis, David

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Summer, 1978. Among the thousands of Soviet Jews who have landed in Italy to secure visas for new lives in the West are the members of the Krasnansky family-- three generations of Russian Jews. Together they will spend six months in Rome-- their way station and purgatory. - (Baker & Taylor) A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title

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Chestnut Street

By Binchy, Maeve

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"While she was writing columns for The Irish Times and her best-selling novels, Maeve Binchy also had in mind to write a book that revolved around one street with many characters coming and going. Every once in a while, she would write about one these people. She would then put it in a drawer. "For the future," she would say. The future is now. Just around the corner from St. Jarlath's Crescent (which readers will recognize from Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities. Written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy's work, it is a pleasure to be part of this world with all of its joys and sorrows, to get to know the good and the bad, and ultimately to have our hearts warmed by her storytelling"--

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HHhH

By Binet, Laurent

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Tells the story Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, who escaped Nazi-occupied Prague and were then recruited by the British Secret Service to carry out the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the notorious "Butcher of Prague."

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Starfire: a novel

By Brown, Dale

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

While leading a team of young engineers designing Starfire, the world's first orbiting solar power plant, James McLanahan Bradley is caught in the middle of a battle that threatens to become an all-out global war for control of space after the U.S. President ignites an arms race.

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Cold days: a novel of the Dresden files

By Butcher, Jim

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Following his death by a mystery assailant, Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness, must gather his friends and allies, prevent the annihilation of countless innocents, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own ... his soul.

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Sunday Jews

By Calisher, Hortense

Publishing Date: c2002

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

From one of our most distinguished writers comes a tragicomedy about a fascinating clan of people trying to fit in and stand out in America. In this new novel, Calisher explores a family united in blood yet divided by ideas.

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The trident deception

By Campbell, Rick

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The USS Kentucky--a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads--is about to go on a routine cruise. Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter-orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to the launch site. What the Kentucky's crew doesn't know is that those launch orders haven't actually come from the U.S. government. Rogue elements within the Mossad have learned that Iran has developed its first nuclear weapon and, in ten days, will detonate it--and the target is Israel. The suspected weapon complex is too far underground for conventional weapons to harm it, and the only choice is a pre-emptive nuclear strike. With limited time, this rogue group initiates a long-planned operation called the Trident Deception. They'll transmit false orders and use a U.S. nuclear submarine to launch the attack. With only 8 days before the Kentucky is in launch range and with the submarine cut off from any outside communication, one senior officer, the father of one of the officers aboard the submarine, must assemble and lead a team of attack submarines to find, intercept and neutralize the Kentucky before it can unknowingly unleash a devastating nuclear attack"--

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A land more kind than home

By Cash, Wiley

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Growing up in a small North Carolina town, Jess Hall is plunged into an adulthood for which he is not prepared when his autistic older brother, Stump, sneaks a look at something he is not supposed to see, which has catastrophic repercussions.

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I am Abraham: (a novel of Lincoln and the Civil War)

By Charyn, Jerome

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Traces the historic arc of Lincoln's life from his picaresque days as a gangly young lawyer in Sangamon County, Illinois, through his improbable marriage to Kentucky belle Mary Todd, to his 1865 visit to war-shattered Richmond only days before his assassination.

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The grief of others

By Cohen, Leah Hager

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Is keeping a secret from a spouse always an act of infidelity? And what cost does such a secret exact on a family? The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. Struggling to regain a semblance of normalcy for themselves and for their two older children, they find themselves pretending not only that little has changed, but that their marriage, their family, have always been intact. Yet in the aftermath of the baby's death, long-suppressed uncertainties about their relationship come roiling to the surface. A dreadful secret emerges with reverberations that reach far into their past and threaten their future.

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Open city: a novel

By Cole, Teju

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Feeling adrift after ending a relationship, Julius, a young Nigerian doctor living in New York, takes long walks through the city while listening to the stories of fellow immigrants until a shattering truth is revealed.

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Ghost ship: a novel from the NUMA files

By Cussler, Clive

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The dazzling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series from Clive Cussler, the grand master of adventure. When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn't trust either version of his recollection. Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up, even he could not begin to guess"--

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Andrew's brain

By Doctorow, E. L.

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A psychological tale recounts the experiences of Andrew, who confesses to an unknown recipient the memory- and truth-challenging events, loves, and tragedies that have led him to a mysterious act.

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Frog music: a novel

By Donoghue, Emma

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Emma Donoghue's explosive new novel, based on an unsolved murder in 1876 San Francisco. Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heatwave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called 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"--

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