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The preacher's bride

By Hedlund, Jody

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In 1650s England, a young Puritan maiden is on a mission to save the baby of her newly widowed preacher--whether her assistance is wanted or not. Always ready to help those in need, Elizabeth ignores John's protests of her aid. She's even willing to risk her lone marriage prospect to help the little family. Yet Elizabeth's new role as nanny takes a dangerous turn when John's boldness from the pulpit makes him a target of political and religious leaders. As the preacher's enemies become desperate to silence him, they draw Elizabeth into a deadly web of deception. Finding herself in more danger than she ever bargained for, she's more determined than ever to save the child--and man--she's come to love.

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Any known blood

By Hill, Lawrence

Publishing Date: c1997

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A failed black writer turns to history for meaning in his life. Langston Cane of Canada travels south to investigate an ancestor, said to have fought with John Brown, and the research will change his life. By the author of Some Great Thing.

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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: a novel

By Hoffman, Beth

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Relegated to the care of an eccentric great-aunt after her mentally unbalanced mother's accidental death, 12-year-old CeeCee is quickly surrounded by the strong women and cultural elements of her new Savannah community.

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Pretty little things

By Hoffman, Jilliane

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After thirteen-year-old Lainey Emerson disappears after a Friday night out with her friends, Special Agent Bobby Dees, who is still haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his own daughter, fears that she may be the victim of an online predator.

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The high city

By Holland, Cecelia

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Set in the Byzantine empire in ninth century Constantinople, emperors Basil and Constantine battle a would-be usurper with the help of Vikings.

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A killing in New Town

By Horsley, Kate

Publishing Date: c1996

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Las Vegas, New Mexico Territory, nineteenth-century edge of the future. Fear, greed, and real estate turn the windmill into a hanging tree. Each train into this booming railroad town unloads a cargo of carpetbaggers, entrepreneurs, seekers, Civil War veterans, and strong, lonely women--like Eliza Pelham. Good mother, drunk and unfaithful wife, Eliza stands at this juncture of raw change and random justice, caught in a reality of callousness and redemption. As Eliza searches for her stolen children, she discovers three allies: an Irish saloon girl, an Apache man who reads Melville, and La Llorona, the weeping mother, fierce in a black dress, thousands of years old.

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The rebellion of the beasts: or, The ass is dead! Long live the ass

By Hunt, Leigh

Publishing Date: 2004

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

First published in 1825, this wicked, clever satire predates Orwell's Animal Farm by 120 years. The Rebellion of the Beasts is attributed to the poet and journalist Leigh Hunt, among whose friends were Keats, Shelley, Hazlitt and Lamb. In 1812, Hunt and his brother John, who co-edited the radical journal The Examiner, were arrested for criticising the Prince Regent and remained in prison for two years. This experience of oppression was the apparent motivation for this novel which, like Animal Farm, involves a revolution in which the beasts take over from corrupt mankind. The setting is Cambridge, where John Sprat, the narrator, finds himself a misfit at this staid English university. It seems that he can do nothing right until one night he breaks into a college library and pillages the ancient stacks. He discovers De Bestiss, an obscure manuscript by Cornelius Agrippa. "Beast can speak," asserts Agrippa, "and he that doubteth the fact may read this booke." And read it Sprat does, chapter and verse, even going so far as to concoct a recipe from it for a magic potion that allows him to converse with animals. In this way, he learns from various animals he encounters -- who view him as a great wizard -- that the beasts of the world are preparing a rebellion. Sprat acts as the reader's eyewitness to the overthrow of mankind. Their grand rebellion complete, the beasts go on to model themselves on their oppressors and create an animal kingdom with the Ass established as Supreme Monarch. The ultimate twist is that the animals, once in power, are just as corrupt as their human counterparts. The Rebellion of the Beasts is an obvious precursor of George Orwell's Animal Farm, with its Swiftian satire directed against the monarchy instead of against socialism. More biting than Orwell, this book should take its place beside Gulliver's Travels in every misanthrope's library. It will delight not only the devotees of Swift and Orwell, but also those of Bierce, Twain and Mencken.

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Mr. Chartwell: a novel

By Hunt, Rebecca

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Charismatic, dangerously seductive, Mr. Chartwell unites eminent statesman Winston Churchill at the end of his career and the vulnerable young London librarian Esther Hammerhans.Can they withstand Mr. Chartwell's strange, powerful charms and his stranglehold on their lives? Can they even explain who or what he is and why he has come to visit?

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Khan: empire of Silver : a novel of the Khan empire

By Iggulden, Conn

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

The three surviving sons of Genghis Khan vie for the crown while striving to protect their father's empire and establish independent legacies, agendas marked by efforts to build a city in the wilderness, conquer Southern China and tame the steppes of Russia.

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Velocity: a Karen Vail novel

By Jacobson, Alan

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Vail's boyfriend, Detective Robby Hernandez, has seemingly disappeared into the dense air of a Napa Valley evening. There are no clues to his whereabouts, other than a blood stain--and potential connections to a serial killer operating in the wine country.

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In the pond: a novel

By Jin, Ha

Publishing Date: 2001, c1998

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Ha Jin has been compared to the late Issac Babel for his spare evocation of ordinary lives caught up in the flux of vast social movements. Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award for first fiction for his story collection Under the Red Flag, Ha Jin is a writer of stark power, simple beauty and poignant irony. His themes of personal honour in the face of political rectitude are carried forward here in his first novel, In the Pond, a close, unsentimental depiction of life in a small factory town; the manoeuvring, posturing, petty jealousies and injustices of an ordinary man who tangles with the party bosses.

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Close your eyes

By Johansen, Iris

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Using carefully honed sensory skills gleaned from a childhood spent blind to solve cases, music therapist Kendra Michaels is tapped by a former FBI agent, who is investigating the work of a serial killer who may be responsible for the disappearance of Kendra's ex.

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The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry: a novel

By Joyce, Rachel

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then, as happens in the very best works of fiction, Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. And thus begins the unlikely pilgrimage at the heart of Rachel Joyce's remarkable debut. Harold Fry is determined to walk six hundred miles from Kingsbridge to the hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed because, he believes, as long as he walks, Queenie Hennessey will live. Still in his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold embarks on his urgent quest across the countryside. Along the way he meets one fascinating character after another, each of whom unlocks his long-dormant spirit and sense of promise. Memories of his first dance with Maureen, his wedding day, his joy in fatherhood, come rushing back to him--allowing him to also reconcile the losses and the regrets. As for Maureen, she finds herself missing Harold for the first time in years. And then there is the unfinished business with Queenie Hennessy.

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Forgetfulness

By Just, Ward S.

Publishing Date: 2006

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Thomas Railles, an American expatriate and former zodd-jobbery for the CIA, is a successful painter living with his beloved wife, Florette, in a small village in the Pyrenees. On an ordinary autumn day, Florette goes for a walk in the hills and is killed by unknown assailants. Was her death simply a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or was it somehow connected to Thomas<U+2019>s work with the CIA? When French officials detain four Moroccan terrorists and charge them with Florette<U+2019>s murder, Thomas is invited by his boyhood friend (and former agency handler) Bernhard to witness the interrogation. Thomas's search for answers in this shadow world will lead him to a confrontation that will change him forever.

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Evidence: an Alex Delaware novel

By Kellerman, Jonathan

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Veteran homicide cop Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware expose the shadowy side of glittering Los Angeles as they investigate the gruesome death of a young couple-murdered in flagrante--the man identified as a notorious womanizer and eco-friendly architect, the woman unidentified--in this tale of eco-terrorism, arson, blackmail, conspiracy, and a vendetta that runs deep.

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Queen hereafter: a novel

By King, Susan

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In King's follow-up to Lady Macbeth, Queen Margaret feeds the hungry and clothes the poor while war rages at home and abroad in 11th-century Scotland. Margaret transforms from devout exile into devout yet savvy queen when she marries King Malcolm Canmore, 18 years her senior and famous for killing Macbeth and his heir to the Scottish throne.

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Original sins: a novel

By Kingman, Peg

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Why would a runaway Virginia slave--having built a rewarding life in the East Indies as a silk merchant--risk everything by returning to America in 1840, eighteen years after taking her freedom? Anibaddh Lyngdoh claims that she intends to introduce a new kind of silk to the floundering American silk industry. But her true reason is to find the child she abandoned when she ran away.

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Odd apocalypse: an Odd Thomas novel

By Koontz, Dean R.

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Odd Thomas and his companion Annamaria, temporarily taking refuge at Roseland, the opulent estate of a reclusive billionaire, discover that the estate and its masters are hiding deep and dreadful secrets.

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Easy money

By Lapidus, Jens

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Follows encounters between a vengeful escaped drug dealer, a money-strapped student, and a disenchanted mafia thug whose efforts to establish places for themselves are complicated by dangerous elements on both sides of the law.

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The lake

By Laymon, Richard

Publishing Date: 2004

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A woman is forced to confront her horrifying past when her eighteen-year-old daughter, while hanging out at the lake during the summer, is tormented by a sadistic killer who plunges them both into a world of terror and insanity.

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