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  Cover Art: MaddAddam : a Novel Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
MaddAddam : a Novel
"Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasihuman species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy--Crake's one-time friend--recovers from a debilitating fever, it's left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Meanwhile, Zeb searches for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. Now, under threat of an imminent Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center is the extraordinary story of Zeb's past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy"--
2013
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  Cover Art: The Rope Barr, Nevada.
The Rope
In this novel, the author gathers together the many strings of Anna Pigeon’s past to reveal the story that her fans have long been asking for. At 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York and nursing a broken heart, Anna takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, she goes hiking into the park, never to return. It is a thrilling story with a great plot. Also available in large print, on compact disc and as an audiobook download Reviewed by Jeanne L., At Home patron
2012
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  Cover Art: Life is a Gift : the Zen of Bennett Bennett, Tony, 1926-
Life is a Gift : the Zen of Bennett
The entertainment icon presents an array of stories that capture humorous and inspirational moments from his 60-year career, and shares the wisdom he has gained from his own experiences and from the people he met along the way. I loved this book. I learned so much about one of my favorite singers. Also available on compact disc, and as an audiobook and eBook download Reviewed by Joan C., At Home patron
2012
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  Cover Art: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
In 1950s England, 11-year-old Flavia lives in a crumbling mansion with her family. She spends most of her time pursuing her passion for chemistry; specifically poisons that will make her sister break out in hives when mixed with her lipstick. When a dead man is found in their garden, Flavia knows she should be frightened but she’s curious. At first she thinks her investigation is fun, but things turn more serious when her father becomes a suspect. Also available on compact disc, and as an audiobook and eBook download Reviewed by Allison G., Outreach intern
2009
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  Cover Art: Deadline Brown, Sandra, 1948-
Deadline
Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan. Haunted by everything he experienced, he's privately suffering from battle fatigue which is a threat to every aspect of his life. But then he gets a call from a source within the FBI. A new development has come to light in a story that began 40 years ago. It could be the BIG story of Dawson's career one in which he has a vested interest. Soon, Dawson is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI's Most Wanted list. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself developing feelings for Wesson's ex-wife, Amelia, and her two young sons. But when Amelia's nanny turns up dead, the case takes a stunning new turn, with Dawson himself becoming a suspect.
2013
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  Cover Art: One Summer : America 1927 Bryson, Bill.
One Summer : America 1927
Bryson examines closely the events and personalities of the summer of 1927 when America's story was one of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy.
2013
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  Cover Art: The Outsider : a Memoir Connors, Jimmy, 1952-
The Outsider : a Memoir
A no-holds-barred memoir by the original bad boy of tennis. Jimmy Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turning his matches with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, and Ivan Lendl into prizefights. But it was his prolonged dedication to his craft that won him the public's adoration. He capped off one of the most remarkable runs in tennis history at the age of 39 when he reached the semifinals of the 1991 U.S. Open, competing against players half his age. Here is the uncensored account of Connors' life, from his complicated relationship with his formidable mother and his storybook romance with tennis legend Chris Evert, to his battles with gambling and fidelity that threatened to derail his career and his long-lasting marriage to Playboy playmate Patti McGuire. When he retired twenty years ago, Connors all but disappeared from public view--but here he is, as feisty, outspoken, and defiant as ever.--From publisher description.
2013
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  Cover Art: Still Foolin' 'em : Where I've Been Where I'm Going and Where the Hell are My Keys? Crystal, Billy.
Still Foolin' 'em : Where I've Been Where I'm Going and Where the Hell are My Keys?
"Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like "Buying the Plot" and "Nodding Off," Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Readers get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever "test positive for Maalox"), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion ("the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac"), grandparenting, and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived"-- Provided by publisher.
2013
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  Cover Art: Outlaw Dekker, Ted, 1962-
Outlaw
"The story of how I, Julian Carter, and my precious two-year old son, Stephen, left Atlanta Georgia and found ourselves on a white sailboat, tossed about like a cork on a raging sea off of Australia's northern tip in 1963, is harrowing. But it pales in comparison to what happened deep in the jungle where I was taken as a slave by a savage tribe unknown to the world. Some places dwell in darkness so deep that even God seems to stay away. There, my mind was torn in two by the gods of the earth. There, one life ended so another could begin. Some will say I was a fool for making the choices I made. But they would have done the same. They, too, would have embraced death if they knew what I knew, and saw through my eyes. My name is Julian and this is my story. But more, it is the story of my son who was born to change the world." From deep in the impenetrable jungles where New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker was born and raised, comes OUTLAW, an epic adventure of two worlds that perhaps only he could write. Full of harrowing twists, sweeping violence, and wild love, Outlaw takes us beyond the skin of this world to another unseen"--Publisher.
2013
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  Cover Art: The Cuckoo's Calling Galbraith, Robert
The Cuckoo's Calling
"After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man."--Dust jacket.
2013
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  Cover Art: By Starlight Garlock, Dorothy
By Starlight
In Colton, Montana during the Great Depression, Maddy Aldridge is struggling to make ends meet until Jeffers Grimm makes a proposition she can’t turn down: Open an illegal speakeasy in the basement of the mercantile, defy Prohibition and make enough money to make her worries disappear. Jack Rucker, who was once in love with Maddy, is an agent for the Bureau of Prohibition and is sent back to Colton to investigate the rumors of their operation. This is a great story and very well-written. Also available in large print, on compact disc, and as an audiobook and eBook download Reviewed by Shirley D., At Home patron
2012
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  Cover Art: The Signature of All Things Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
The Signature of All Things
"Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker--a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry's brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father's money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma's research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction--into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artist--but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life. he story is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, who--born in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution--bears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas"--
2013
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  Cover Art: David and Goliath : Underdogs Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-
David and Goliath : Underdogs Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
Uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty and the powerful and the dispossessed.
2013
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  Cover Art: Sycamore Row Grisham, John
Sycamore Row
When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial -- a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
2013
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  Cover Art: After Visiting Friends : a Son's Story Hainey, Michael, 1964-
After Visiting Friends : a Son's Story
Michael Hainey had just turned six when his uncle knocked on his family's back door one morning with the tragic news: Bob Hainey, Michael's father, had been found dead near his car on Chicago's North Side of an apparent heart attack. Thirty-five years old, a young assistant copy desk chief at the Chicago Sun-Times, Bob was a bright and shining star in the competitive, hard-living world of newspapers, one that involved booze-soaked nights that bled into dawn. And then suddenly he was gone, leaving behind a young widow, two sons, a fractured family--and questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his death that would obsess Michael throughout adolescence and long into adulthood. Finally, roughly his father's age when he died, and a seasoned reporter himself, Michael set out to learn what happened that night.--Adapted from publisher description.
2013
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  Cover Art: Second Watch Jance, Judith A.
Second Watch
Detective J.P. Beaumont tries to close the never-solved 1973 murder of a coed, his first homicide assignment with the Seattle Police Department.
2013
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  Cover Art: The Lowland : a Novel Lahiri, Jhumpa.
The Lowland : a Novel
Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives--Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America--until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds.
2013
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  Cover Art: God is Not Mad at You : You Can Experience Real Love Acceptance & Guilt-free Living Meyer, Joyce, 1943-
God is Not Mad at You : You Can Experience Real Love Acceptance & Guilt-free Living
The author has discovered that many Crhistians struggle to reconcile their perception of God as both a loving parent and a stern judge. In this book she helps those who haven't truly received God's love because they are afraid of his anger and disapproval. She explores the source of this confusion, so that God's genuine character can be better understood and His love can be experienced on an entirely new level. -- From book jacket.
2013
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  Cover Art: Wild Tales : a Rock & Roll Life Nash, Graham, 1942-
Wild Tales : a Rock & Roll Life
From Graham Nash -- the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies -- comes a candid and riveting autobiography.
2013
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  Cover Art: Killing Jesus : a History O'Reilly, Bill
Killing Jesus : a History
"Millions of readers have thrilled to author Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion people attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus's life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable--and changed the world forever"--Provided by publisher.
2013
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