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 jewel of St. Petersburg

By Furnivall, Kate

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Russia, 1910. Valentina Ivanova is the darling of St. Petersburg's elite aristocracy--until her romance with a Danish engineer creates a terrible scandal and her parents push her into a loveless engagement with a Russian count. Meanwhile, Russia itself is bound for rebellion. With the Tsar and the Duma at each other's throats, and the Bolsheviks drawing their battle lines, the elegance and opulence of Tsarist rule are in their last days. And Valentina will be forced to make a choice that will change not only her own life, but the lives of those around her forever.

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In a strange room: three journeys

By Galgut, Damon

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"In this newest novel from South African writer Damon Galgut, a young loner travels across eastern Africa, Europe, and India. Unsure what he's after, and reluctant to return home, he follows the paths of travelers he meets along the way. Treated as a lover, a follower, a guardian, each new encounter-with an enigmatic stranger, a group of careless backpackers, a woman on the verge-leads him closer to confronting his own identity. Traversing the quiet of wilderness and the frenzy of border crossings, every new direction is tinged with surmounting mourning, as he is propelled toward a tragic conclusion."--Inner flap of jacket.

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The good doctor

By Galgut, Damon

Publishing Date: c2003

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When Laurence Waters arrives at his post in a rural hospital in new South Africa, and convinces Dr. Ruth Ngema, head of the hospital, to set up clinics in the villages, the crime and corruption that follow put everyone involved in danger.

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Sizzle: a novel

By Garwood, Julie

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After she unwittingly captures a shocking crime on camera, a rash of mysterious, treacherous incidents convince Lyra Prescott that she's trapped in a sinister scenario headed for a violent ending. As the noose of deadly intrigue tightens around her, she turns to her best friend, Sidney Buchanan, whose connections bring dauntless and devilishly handsome FBI agent Sam Kincaid into Lyra's running scared life.

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Left neglected: a novel

By Genova, Lisa

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Sarah, a career-driven young mother, suffers a traumatic brain injury in a car accident that leaves her unable to perceive left-side information. The disability causes her to struggle through an uncertain recovery as she adapts to her new life.

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Elizabeth I: [a novel]

By George, Margaret

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Follows the Virgin Queen as she confronts rivals to both her throne and to her heart.

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Safe from the sea

By Geye, Peter

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Set against the powerful lakeshore landscape of northern Minnesota, Safe from the Sea is a ... novel in which a son returns home to reconnect with his estranged and dying father thirty-five years after the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat that the father only partially survived and that has divided them emotionally ever since. When his father for the first time finally tells the story of the horrific disaster he has carried with him so long, it leads the two men to reconsider each other. Meanwhile, Noah's own struggle to make a life with an absent father has found its real reward in his relationship with his sagacious wife, Natalie, whose complications with infertility issues have marked her husband's life in ways he only fully realizes as the reconciliation with his father takes shape. Peter Geye has delivered an archetypal story of a father and son, of the tug and pull of family bonds, of Norwegian immigrant culture, of dramatic shipwrecks and the business and adventure of Great Lakes shipping ..."--Jacket.

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Valley Forge: George Washington and the crucible of victory

By Gingrich, Newt

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In the winter of 1777, Washington and his demoralized army retreat from Philadelphia, arriving at Valley Forge where they discover that their repeated requests for a stockpile of food, winter clothing, and building tools have been ignored by Congress. In spite of the suffering and deceit, Washington endures all, joined at last by a volunteer from Germany who begins the hard task of recasting the army as a professional fighting force capable of facing the British head-on and changing the course of history.

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Gideon's war: a novel

By Gordon, Howard

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Exposed to covert information by his work as an international negotiator, Gideon Davis is tapped by a government bigwig to chaperone a rogue agent, Gideon's brother, whose surrender is foiled by a terrorist plot involving a multi-million-dollar oil rig.

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Sisters of the heart: the trilogy

By Gray, Shelley Shepard

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Shelley Shepard Gray's Sisters of the Heart trilogy, together in a single volume.

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Silence in October: [a novel]

By Grondahl, Jens Christian

Publishing Date: 2002

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After 18 years of marriage, an art historian wakes up one morning to find his wife standing in the bedroom doorway with her bags packed, leaving him with no explanation. Alone in his Copenhagen apartment, he tries to make sense of his enigmatic marriage and life.

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Reckless

By Gross, Andrew

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

The shocking murder of a suburban family leads private security investigator Ty Hauck, with Naomi Blum, a tenacious agent from the U.S. Department of Treasury, to uncover a frightening global conspiracy. Unraveling evidence of a reckless banking scheme that stretches from New York to London to central Europe, they race to avert a disaster that could threaten the security of the United States.

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The sleepwalkers

By Grossman, Paul

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A high-ranking Jewish detective in Berlin in 1932, Willi Kraus finds his murder investigation of an oddly deformed and mysterious young woman made difficult by his superiors and several disturbing events.

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The Radleys

By Haig, Matt

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Struggling with overwork and parenting angst, English village doctor Peter Radley endeavors to hide his family's vampire nature until their daughter's oddly satisfying act of violence reveals the truth, an event that is complicated by the arrival of a practicing vampire family member.

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Affliction

By Hamilton, Laurell K.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Vampire hunting heroine Anita Blake faces creatures that hunt in daylight and are faster and stronger than vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes. Can Anita stop them before more humans perish in agony?

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Sole survivor: a novel

By Hansen, Derek

Publishing Date: 2000, c1997

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

This is the story of three very different loners who inhabit a nearly desolate New Zealand island along with one dog, one cat, and plenty of birds and fish. They are highly territorial and all but completely cut off from the outside world, until one dies and leaves his sad excuse for a house to a beautiful young woman, Rosie Trethewey. The two remaining men--one a survivor still haunted by the horrors of a Japanese POW camp, the other a retired policeman sour on society--are determined to drive the new arrival away, but Rosie quickly divides and conquers by winning the love of one and the grudging admiration of the other. The plot is brought to a boil when poaching Japanese fishermen threaten the trio's livelihood and way of life. Our heroes join forces with a young naval officer and his pretty assistant to wreak havoc on a Japanese trawler and its ruthless captain. Hansen has filled readers' plates with a highly satisfying adventure saga. --Budd Arthur, Booklist

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The secret keeper

By Harris, Paul

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A vivid and haunting debut novel of one man's search for the truth in war-torn Sierra Leone, a nation where the rules of civilized society don't apply.

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The bells: a novel

By Harvell, Richard

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Born in an eighteenth-century Swiss Alps community where his mother was the keeper of the church bells, illegitimate youth Moses Froben is cast out by his self-serving father and seeks refuge in the historic Abbey of St. Gall, where he discovers his purpose in life through his singing.

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The innocence game

By Harvey, Michael T.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After one of them receives a bloodstained scrap of shirt from a boy murdered 14 years ago and an anonymous note taking credit for the crime, three journalism graduate students attempt to discover why innocent men are being framed for murder--and who's been doing the killing.

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Gone

By Hayder, Mo

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Investigating a serial carjacker whose actual targets are young children in back seats, Jack Caffery teams up once again with police diver Sergeant Flea Marley, whose life is endangered by a discovery in an abandoned, half-submerged tunnel.