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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The ninth step: a Jack Leightner crime novel

By Cohen, Gabriel

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Blaming himself for the death of his younger brother years ago, homicide detective Jack Leightner learns from a stranger that the killing was ordered by a local Mafioso, a discovery with ties to the murder of an alleged terrorist.

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Elizabeth and after

By Cohen, Matt

Publishing Date: c1999

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Carl McKelvey returns to small-town Ontario, to a landscape marred by 'progress' and dotted by monster homes, to see more of his young daughter Lizzie, and to put behind him the legacy of violence and alcohol that brought about his divorce and subsequent departure. But he soon discovers he is being watched with great interest by two men: the town's most prominent businessman, and his ex-wife's new husband--both engaged in a power struggle that is played out by others in parking lots and rural terrain under hot night skies. But what he doesn't see at first--as he tries to bury his feelings for his former wife--is that a third man is watching: a man who once loved Carl's intelligent and engimatic mother. This three-generational story of passion and subterfuge is limned with Matt Cohen's gift for language and a narrative tension that embraces descriptions of astonishing beauty and power.

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The last talk with Lola Faye

By Cook, Thomas H.

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Historian Lucas Page visits St. Louis to give a reading. Among the attendees is someone he does not expect: Lola Faye Gilroy, the "other woman" he has long blamed for his father's murder decades earlier. Now he must discover why Lola Faye has come and what she is after--before it is too late.

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The fort: a novel of the Revolutionary War

By Cornwell, Bernard

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After the British establish a fort on the Penobscot River, the Massachusetts patriots--among them General Peleg Wadsworth and Colonel Paul Revere--mount an expedition to oust the redcoats.

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Typhoon

By Cumming, Charles

Publishing Date: 2011, c2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Just as the British are about to return Hong Kong to Chinese rule, Joe Lennox, a young operative for SIS, loses both his girlfriend and his first high-profile asset--a prominent defector who disappears from a safe house.

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Zero hour: a novel from the NUMA files

By Cussler, Clive

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

It is called zero point energy, and it really exists--a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it, however--until one scientist discovers a way. Or at least he thinks he has. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes, even fissures in tectonic plates. One machine is buried deep underground; the other is submerged in a vast ocean trench. If Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA team aren't able to find and destroy them, and soon, the world will be on the threshold of a new era of earth tremors and unchecked volcanism.

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Krik? Krak!

By Danticat, Edwidge

Publishing Date: 1996

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When Haitians tell a story, they say "Krik?" and the eager listeners answer "Krak!" In Krik? Krak! In her second novel, Edwidge Danticat establishes herself as the latest heir to that narrative tradition with nine stories that encompass both the cruelties and the high ideals of Haitian life. They tell of women who continue loving behind prison walls and in the face of unfathomable loss; of a people who resist the brutality of their rulers through the powers of imagination. The result is a collection that outrages, saddens, and transports the reader with its sheer beauty.

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The suitors

By David-Weill, Cecile

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Two upper class sisters hatch a scheme to attract a wealthy suitor to purchase their family's summer estate, L'Agapanthe, when they learn of their parents' plan to sell it in this comedy of manners.

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Love finds you in Prince Edward Island, Canada

By Davis, Susan Page

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In the summer of 1860, Prince Edward Island is astir. Its citizens eagerly anticipate the arrival of the first member of the British royal family to visit the island. Molly Orland is too poor to be invited to the ball, but she and several other local young women are thrilled when they're hired as extra staff at the lieutenant governor's house, where the young Prince of Wales will be a guest. Peter Stark has arrived a few days in advance of the royal party to make sure arrangements are suitable for the prince. He is attracted to the beauty of the island--and to a young local girl named Molly, whom he's determined to shield from the notorious antics of the playboy prince. When Peter and Molly discover a long-buried secret that could bring shame to his royal employer, will he remain a loyal servant--or help Molly's family get the justice they deserve?

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The golden prince

By Dean, Rebecca

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In 1912 England, seventeen-year-old Prince Edward falls in love with the beautiful Lily Houghton who is not of royal blood, and as the two young lovers prepare to wed, the prince's royal destiny hangs in the balance.

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Pacific glory

By Deutermann, Peter T.

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A thrilling, multilayered World War II adventure following two men and an unforgettable woman, from Pearl Harbor through the most dramatic air and sea battles of the war.

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Big girl small

By DeWoskin, Rachel

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

With a singing voice that can shake an auditorium, Judy should be the star of Darcy Academy, the local performing arts high school. So why is a girl this promising hiding out in a seedy motel room on the edge of town? A scathingly funny and moving book about dreams and reality, at once light on its feet and profound.

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The language of flowers: a novel

By Diffenbaugh, Vanessa

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Discovering the symbolic meanings of flowers while languishing in the foster-care system, eighteen-year-old Victoria is hired by a florist when her talent for helping others is discovered, a situation that leads her to confront a painful secret from her past.

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The ex-boyfriend's handbook

By Dunn, Matt

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

If Edward is going to be Jane's Mr. Right, he needs to turn himself around. From Atkins to waxing, he begins working his way through the makeover alphabet. But can cuddly Teddy really become sexy Eddie-- or is there more to the dating game than meets the eye?

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A killer among us: a novel

By Eason, Lynette

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Kit Kenyon is a first-rate hostage negotiator. Noah Lambert is a good detective with excellent instincts. The new partners have hardly had time to get used to each other when they are thrown into a grisly murder case.

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The hundred and ninety-nine steps and The courage consort

By Faber, Michel

Publishing Date: 2002

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Sian, tired of nightmares in which she meets a grisly end, decides she needs to get out more, so she joins an archaeological dig at Whitby Abbey. What she finds is a mystery involving a long-hidden murder, a man with big hands, a fragile manuscript in a bottle, and a rather attractive dog called Hadrian.Faber's dazzling novella takes us up the 199 steps in Whitby that link the 21st century with the ruins of the past. Equal and indissoluble parts thriller, romance, historical/ghost story and meditation on the nature of sincerity, this is an ingenious literary page-turner. Atmospheric photographs complement the text beautifully. This book, like Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, deploys a masterful sense of ambiguity, outstanding narrative power, works on many levels and, as always with Faber's writing, is elegant, thought-provoking, distinctive and compelling.

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Half life

By Farooki, Roopa

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Abandoning her privileged life in England and husband of less than a year, Aruna Ahmed returns to her native Singapore, where she remembers the death of her father, her failed relationship with her best friend, and a complicated psychological diagnosis she has tried to ignore.

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Killer instinct

By Finder, Joseph

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Jason Steadman is a thirty-year old sales exectutive for a major electronics company, and while he's a good employee, he lacks the "killer instint" necessary to move up the corporate ladder. One evening, he meets Kurt Semko, a former Special Forces officer just back from Iraq. Looking for a decent pitcher for the company softball team, Jason gets Kurt, who was once drafted by the majors, a job in corporate security. Soon Jason's career takes off as bad things happen to his rivals. Only too late he learns that Kurt has been secretly paving his path to the top by the most "efficient", and ruthless, ways. But when Jason tries to put a stop to it, he learns that Kurt can be the worst enemy imaginable.

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Winter of the world

By Follett, Ken

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

This novel continues the stories of five interrelated families who struggle with social, political, and economic turmoil in the mid-twentieth century, during which they witness the rise of Nazi Germany, the Spanish Civil War, and the horrors of World War II. It picks up right where the first book left off, and continues up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until she commits a deed of great courage and heartbreak.. American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific. English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism. Daisy Peshkov, a driven American social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until the war transforms her life, not just once but twice, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war, but the war to come. These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as their experiences illuminate the cataclysms that marked the century. From the drawing rooms of the rich to the blood and smoke of battle, their lives intertwine, propelling the reader into dramas of ever increasing complexity.

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The girl from Junchow

By Furnivall, Kate

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Learning that her believed-dead father has been imprisoned for years in Stalin-controlled Russia, Lydia leaves her Chinese lover to embark on a dangerous search in Moscow with her half-brother, whose disappearance increases Lydia's vulnerability.