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  • Burial Rites: A Novel

    Burial Rites: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Hannah Kent
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    Publisher:   Little, Brown and Company; Lrg edition (2013, Sep 10th).
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    A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.Riveting and rich with lyricism, BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others? . more

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  • The Longest Ride

    The Longest Ride

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Nicholas Sparks
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    Publisher:   Grand Central Publishing; Lrg edition (2013, Sep 17th).
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    In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways.Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. more

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  • Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones

    Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kaitlyn Dunnett
    Format:   Large Print]
    Publisher:   Center Point Pub; Lrg edition (2013, Sep 1st).
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    Publishers WeeklyIn the spooky seventh Liss MacCrimmon Scottish mystery (after 2012's Bagpipes, Brides, and Homicides) from Dunnett (the pseudonym of Kathy Lynn Emerson), Liss, the owner of the Scottish Emporium in Moosetookalook, Maine, is delighted to be participating in the preparations for the town's All Hallows Festival. But the day before Halloween, when she and her new husband, Dan Ruskin, inspect the deserted old Chadwick mansion (the venue selected as the festival's haunted house attraction), they're shocked to find the bloody body of her troubled cousin, Ned Boyd, who she thought was in jail. As a favor to her distraught Aunt Margaret, Ned's mother, Liss becomes involved in the murder investigation. Puncture marks in the victim's neck suggest a vampire is at work, but Liss soon digs up more than one ordinary human suspect. more

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  • Beautiful Day: A Novel

    Beautiful Day: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Elin Hilderbrand
    Format:   Large Print]
    Publisher:   Reagan Arthur Books; Lrg edition (2013, Jun 25th).
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    The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event--but in reality, things are far from perfect.While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching journey in BEAUTIFUL DAY--into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honor our commitments. more

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  • Under A Texas Sky

    Under A Texas Sky

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Dorothy Garlock
    Format:   Large Print]
    Publisher:   Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (2013, Sep 4th).
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    A New York Times Bestselling Author For young actress Anna Finnegan, it's the chance of a lifetime — her first starring role in a Hollywood movie. Growing up poor and abandoned on the streets of Chicago, she struggled to find a place to make something of her life. Now she arrives on location in Redstone where she is determined to shine in her debut film. And when mysterious disasters threaten to shut down the production, Anna will risk her promising career to uncover the truth. more

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  • Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield With Elite Navy Seal Canines

    Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield With Elite Navy Seal Canines

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mike Ritland
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    Publisher:   Center Point Pub; Lrg edition (2013, Sep 1st).
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    Mike Ritland saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he'd found his true calling. Ritland started his own company training and supplying dogs for the SEAL teams, U.S. Government, and Department of Defense. He knew that fewer than one percent of all working dogs had what it takes to contribute to the success of our nation's elite combat units, and began searching the globe for animals who fit this specific profile. These specialized canines had to pass rigorous selection tests before their serious training could begin. Though fiercely aggressive and athletic, these dogs develop a close bond with the handlers they work side by side with, and the other members of the team. Truly integrating themselves into their units, these K9 warriors are much like their human counterparts, unwavering in their devotion to duty, strong enough and tough enough to take it to the enemy through pain, injury, or fear. For the first time ever, Trident K9 Warriors gives readers an inside look at these elite canines, who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake saving countless lives, asking for little in the way of reward.  Read more... more

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  • Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations

    Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Peter Evans
    Format:   Large Print]
    Publisher:   Center Point (2013, Sep 1st).
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    This wickedly candid memoir that Ava Gardner dared not publish during her lifetime offers a revealing self-portrait of the film legends life and loves in Hollywoods golden age. Ava Gardner was one of Hollywoods great stars during the 1940s and 50s, an Oscar-nominated leading lady who costarred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Humphrey Bogart, among others. But this riveting account of her storied life and career had to wait for publication until after her death, so concerned was Gardner with its frankness. I either write the book or sell the jewels, Gardner told coauthor Peter Evans, and Im kinda sentimental about the jewels. The legendary actress serves up plenty of gems in these pages, reflecting with delicious humor and cutting wit on a life that took her from an impoverished childhood in North Carolina to the heights of stardom. more

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  • Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

    Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Eric Schlosser
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    Publisher:   Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (2013, Sep 18th).
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    A New York Times Bestselling Author Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age, yet has never been resolved: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? more

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  • The Prayer Box

    The Prayer Box

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lisa Wingate
    Format:   Large Print]
    Publisher:   Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (2013, Sep 4th).
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    When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola's rambling Victorian house.Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola's walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola's youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper--the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything for Tandi. more

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  • The Christie Curse

    The Christie Curse

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Victoria Abbott
    Format:   Large Print]
    Publisher:   Center Point Pub; Lrg edition (2013, Sep 1st).
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    Jordan Kelly needs a new job and a new place to live. She's back in Harrison Falls, New York, living with her not so law-abiding uncles, in debt thanks to a credit card stealing ex and pending grad school loans. Enter the perfect job, a research position that includes room and board, which will allow her to spend her days hunting down rare mysteries for an avid book collector. There's just one problem: her employer, Vera Van Alst—the most hated citizen of Harrison Falls. Jordan's first assignment is to track down a rumored Agatha Christie play. It seems easy enough, but Jordan soon finds out that her predecessor was killed while looking for it, and there is still someone out there willing to murder to keep the play out of Vera's hands. more

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