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 final reckoning: a novel

By Bourne, Sam

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Investigating the shooting of a seemingly innocent man by a U.N. security guard, Tom Byrne discovers that the victim is the latest in a chain of hundreds of unexplained deaths linked to a powerful World War II brotherhood.

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The sweet relief of missing children

By Braunstein, Sarah

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Two seemingly separate stories from different points in time interconnect and provide clues to the disappearance of a missing New York City girl.

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The assassin

By Britton, Andrew

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When rogue CIA agent Ryan Kealey teams up with his ally Naomi Kharmi, London's newest assistant chief, to stop an Iranian terrorist plot to bomb the United Nations, they discover a traitor in their midst.

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The exile

By Britton, Andrew

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After militia members murder the niece of the U.S. president at a refugee camp in the West Darfur region, ex-CIA agent Ryan Kealey is tasked with infiltrating a conspiracy that runs from the lawless streets of Sudan to the highest levels of American government.

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The invisible

By Britton, Andrew

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Ryan Kealey is a contract operative with the CIA when he is called to the peaks of Pakistan's Hindu Kush mountain range to assist in the recovery of 12 American climbers. Brynn Fitzgerald, acting Secretary of State is also dispatched to Pakistan to act as an intermediary for the missing climbers, when her motorcade is ambushed, and she vanishes without a trace.

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The illumination

By Brockmeier, Kevin

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In the aftermath of a fatal car accident, a private journal of love notes written by a husband to his wife passes into the keeping of a hospital patient, and from there through the hands of five other suffering people, touching each of them uniquely.

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Inferno

By Brown, Dan

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces--Dante's "Inferno"--as he battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle.

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All we ever wanted was everything: a novel

By Brown, Janelle

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"When Paul Miller's pharmaceutical company goes public, making his family IPO millionaires, his wife, Janice, is sure this is the windfall she's been waiting years for - until she learns, via messengered letter, that her husband is divorcing her (for her tennis partner!) and cutting her out of the new fortune. Meanwhile, four hundred miles south in Los Angeles, the Millers' daughter, Margaret, has been dumped by her newly famous actor boyfriend and left in the lurch by an investor who promised to revive her fledgling postfeminist magazine, Snatch. Sliding toward bankruptcy and dogged by creditors, she flees for home, where her teenage sister, Lizzie, is struggling with problems of her own. Formerly chubby, Lizzie has been enjoying her newfound popularity until some bathroom graffiti alerts her to the fact that she's become the school slut." "The three Miller women retreat behind the walls of their Georgian colonial to wage battle with divorce lawyers, debt collectors, drug-dealing pool boys, mean girls, country club ladles, evangelical neighbors, their own demons, and each other, and in the process they become achingly sympathetic characters we can't help but root for, even as the world they live in epitomizes everything wrong with the American Dream."--BOOK JACKET.

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This is where we live: a novel

By Brown, Janelle

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

The bohemian life of artsy new homeowners Claudia and Jeremy is thrown into chaos by the failure of Claudia's first film, the return of Jeremy's successful ex-girlfriend, and the staggering adjustment of their monthly mortgage payments.

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The storekeeper's daughter

By Brunstetter, Wanda E.

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Time seems to stand still in Naomi Fisher's tranquil community, but it cannot hold back tragedy. Helping her widowed father run a store, manage a household, and raise seven children is a daunting task. There is no time to think about courtship or having her own family, though her heart yearns for the attention of Caleb Hoffmeir. But her days are plotted for her-until the afternoon her baby brother disappears from the yard.

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Dogfight, a love story: a novel

By Burgess, Matt

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Dreading the prison release of his violent older brother, who blames him for his imprisonment and for stealing his pregnant girlfriend, young drug dealer Alfredo struggles with cultural clashes in Queens while planning to steal a pit bull for a homecoming dogfight.

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Hell

By Butler, Robert Olen

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Hatcher McCord is an evening newscaster who has found himself in Hell and is struggling to explain his bad fortune. He's far from the only one to suffer this fate--in fact, he's surrounded by an outrageous cast of characters, including William Shakespeare, Humphrey Bogart, Richard M. Nixon, Jezebel, Judas Iscariot, Pope Boniface VIII, J. Edgar Hoover, and a panoply of present-day figures who will soon be in Hell. The question may be not who is in Hell but who isn't. Butler's Hell isn't as much a boiling lake of fire--although there is that--as it is a Sisyphean trial tailored to each inhabitant. One day, Hatcher McCord meets Dante's Beatrice, who believes there is a way out of Hell. Soon thereafter, by a twist of diabolical fate and an interviewer's savvy, he learns a deep, dark secret of the underworld. From there Butler is off on a madcap romp about good, evil, free will, and the possibility of escape.--From publisher's description.

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Ms. Hempel chronicles

By Bynum, Sarah Shun-lien

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Ms. Beatrice Hempel, new to teaching, new to the school, newly engaged, and newly bereft of her idiosyncratic father, struggles to figure out what is expected of her in life and at work.

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Everything: a novel

By Canty, Kevin

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

On the fifth of July, RL and June go down to the river with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red to commemorate Taylor's fiftieth and last birthday. Taylor was RL's boyhood friend and June's husband, but after eleven years, June, a childless hospice worker, finally declares she's 'nobody's widow anymore.' Anxious for a new beginning, June considers selling her beloved house. RL, a divorced empty-nester, faces a major change, too, when he agrees to lodge his college girlfriend, Betsy, while she undergoes chemotherapy. Caught between Betsy's anguish and June's hope, the cynical RL is brought face-to-face with his own sense of futility, and the longing to experience the kind of love that 'knocks you down.'

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Crossers

By Caputo, Philip

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In a tale inspired by the brutality and beauty of life on the Arizona-Mexico border, September 11 widower Gil Castle finds his efforts to heal challenged by dark truths about his fearsome grandfather and retaliations against an act of kindness.

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Crossers

By Caputo, Philip

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In a tale inspired by the brutality and beauty of life on the Arizona-Mexico border, September 11 widower Gil Castle finds his efforts to heal challenged by dark truths about his fearsome grandfather and retaliations against an act of kindness.

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Love finds you in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

By Carlson, Melody

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Waverly Brennan is looking for a new start, and so she agrees to come help her mother set up a gallery in Martha's Vineyard, but when that falls apart, Blake Ericson and his young daughter provide another reason for staying.

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Dragon chica: a novel

By Chai, May-Lee

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Funny, bittersweet story of a Cambodian-Chinese refugee teenager coming of age in the American Midwest"--Provided by publisher.

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A Kauffman Amish Christmas collection: A plain and simple Christmas and Naomi's gift

By Clipston, Amy

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A plain and simple Christmas: Anna Mae was shunned by her family four years ago when she left her Amish community to marry a non-Amish man in Baltimore. She arrives back in Lancaster County for Christmas. Is it too late for a miracle? She's determined to follow God's will regardless of the outcome. Naomi's gift: Part of a family-oriented Amish community, twenty-four-year-old Naomi King has given up her dreams of finding true love. But when a young widower stirs surprising feelings in her, Naomi cautiously opens her heart to him and receives an unexpected response that once again turns her world upside-down.

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Manuscript found in Accra

By Coelho, Paulo

Publishing Date:

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The latest novel from #1 internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho is a classic of inspiration and reflection, a meditation on life, love, and the significance of change. A novel of philosophical reflection set in Jerusalem during the time of the Crusades. Here a community of Christians, Arabs, and Jews who have long lived together harmoniously have been warned of an imminent attack and certain destruction. Contemplating their demise, the community assembles to seek the wise counsel of a Greek Copt, who imparts comforting and guiding wisdom on the enduring attributes of human character. The novel unfolds as a sequence of parables on love, faith, sex, friendship, beauty, bravery, loyalty, and success. "--