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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (2010, Apr 27th).
Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started--at Cousins Beach. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jessica Burkhart
Publisher: Aladdin; Original edition (2012, May 1st).
Pressure threatens Lauren’s popularity as she shines in the spotlight of the Canterwood Crest series.Popular is Lauren’s status, at last. She’s fitting in at Canterwood Crest Academy, dating a très cute boy, and working hard as she prepares for her first show since the horrible accident that nearly ended her riding career. Maybe too hard… moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Steve Berry
Publisher: Ballantine Books (2012, May 15th).
A family’s secret, a ruthless fanatic, and a covert arm of the American government—all are linked by a single puzzling possibility: What if everything we know about the discovery of America was a lie? What if that lie was designed to hide the secret of why Columbus sailed in 1492? And what if that 500-year-old secret could violently reshape the modern political world? Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard-hitting articles from hot spots around the world. But when one of his stories from the Middle East is exposed as a fraud, his professional reputation crashes and burns. Now he lives in virtual exile—haunted by bad decisions and a shocking truth he can never prove: that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Janet Chapman
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Jove (2012, May 29th).
New York Times bestselling author Janet Chapman takes you back to the magical town of Spellbound Falls, where Duncan MacKeage is about to uncover great love with hidden dangers… All Duncan MacKeage wants is to keep his crew building roads and bridges up the mountain to the fancy resort overlooking Spellbound Falls’ new inland sea. He doesn’t want anything to do with his own family magic or with the beautiful widow, Peg Thompson, and her tribe of little heathens. But when Duncan is tasked with keeping an eye on the widow Thompson, trouble starts. Because of a family curse, Peg fears that giving in to her desires will mean killing off another lover. But Duncan—the strong, handsome man buying her gravel—is unbelievably tempting and determined to take care of her. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: M.D. Robert Doyle MD
Publisher: Hazelden (2012, Mar 27th).
Determine if your drinking is a problem, develop strategies for curbing your intake, and measure your progress with this practical guide to taking care of yourself.Every day, millions of people drink a beer or two while watching a game, shake a cocktail at a party with friends, or enjoy a glass of wine with a good meal. For more than 30 percent of these drinkers, alcohol has begun to have a negative impact on their everyday lives. Yet, only a small number are true alcoholicspeople who have completely lost control over their drinking and who need alcohol to function. The great majority are what Dr. Doyle and Dr. Nowinski call "Almost Alcoholics," a growing number of people whose excessive drinking contributes to a variety of problems in their lives. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rachel Gibson
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Avon (2012, May 29th).
She's 33, unmarried, and stuffed into a Bubble Yum pink bridesmaid dress. And the whole town wants to fix her up with anyone with a dental plan . . . Who's going to rescue Sadie Hollowell now? Everyone in Lovett, Texas, knows Sadie has always been a "notional" kind of gal. She got a notion to leave town ASAP and never visit her daddy (bless his heart) again. Now she's back and got the notion to invite a good-looking, hard-muscled, total stranger to her cousin's wedding. Better a stranger than some of the losers she's dated. Vince Haven got his muscles the hard way—as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan. He's staying in Lovett to visit his crazy aunt—the proprietor of the local Gas and Go. Before he can get the heck back out of the small town, his aunt makes him an offer he can't refuse. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sophie Wright
Publisher: Kyle Books; Reprint edition (2012, Feb 16th).
Sophie Wright inspires you to create quick, stress-free delicious meals—in less than an hour. Chapters include: Every Day—recipes destined to become old favorites to cook time and again, like Honey-Roasted Pork with Pears and Parsnips; Watching the Pennies—with cheap, exciting recipes like Zucchini, Basil and Chile Linguine, suitable for a night in for one or entertaining friends; Posh Nosh—for more extravagant meals, such as Rare Seared Tuna with Grapefruit Salsa, perfect for special occasions; plus desserts and drinks, too. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mark Long
Publisher: First Second (2012, Jan 17th).
As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families—one white, one black—find common ground. This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston’s color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman. The Silence of Our Friends follows events through the point of view of young Mark Long, whose father is a reporter covering the story. Semi-fictionalized, this story has its roots solidly in very real events. With art from the brilliant Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole) bringing the tale to heart-wrenching life, The Silence of Our Friends is a new and important entry in the body of civil rights literature. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2012, May 1st).
Soldier boys emerged from the darkness. Guns gleamed dully. Bullet bandoliers and scars draped their bare chests. Ugly brands scored their faces. She knew why these soldier boys had come. She knew what they sought, and she knew, too, that if they found it, her best friend would surely die.In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man--a bioengineered war beast named Tool--who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly collapses. One is taken prisoner by merciless soldier boys, and the other is faced with an impossible decision: Risk everything to save a friend, or flee to a place where freedom might finally be possible. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Amanda Ziller
Publisher: Collins (2012, Jan 3rd).
Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we work, listen to music, watch movies, and communicate. By pushing boundaries and always thinking one step ahead, Jobs became an icon, equally as famous for his advanced ideas and design aesthetic as his sleek black turtlenecks. What inspired him? How did he do his job? What made him the man he was? Here is Steve Jobs—the innovator, the rebel, the genius—in an incisive biography of a man who changed the world. Also includes quotes from and about Jobs, chronologies detailing Jobs’s achievements, and source notes. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability