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Revolutionary: a Novel

By Alex Myers

(Adult Fiction)

1782: Deborah Samson is a young woman; she is also a weaver, a former indentured servant, and – due to her lowly status and gender, subject to the scorn of many in her town.  After all, a woman living by her own means – without a male relative to guide her – is viewed with suspicion.  On Deborah’s part, a life restricted to domestic drudgery seems a drab and useless one.  Longing to escape the fate dictated by her gender, Deborah runs away and joins the Continental army – as a man.  Soldiering is hard, but Deborah also finds herself doing things she was seemingly born to do.  In time, Deborah experiences love – and betrayal – and in the long run must decide whether life as a man will be her permanent choice.  Based on a true story, and written by a trans-gendered descendant of Deborah’s this novel explores a thought-provoking theme, and presents memorable characters and scenes.   (Format: Print)

 

 

 

Don’t Want to Miss a Thing

By Jill Mansell

(Adult Fiction)

Chick lit at its finest!  It’s funny, fast-paced, full of plot twists and best of all, there’s a happy ending for everybody.  Dex is a rogue and party animal, not taking life seriously at all.   When his sister dies and leaves behind her infant daughter, Dex finds himself at a crossroads.  Surprising everyone, including himself, Dex steps up to the plate and begins to remake his life with his niece as the centerpiece.  Of course an eligible man with a baby is the talk of the village, and the ladies are all drawn to this irresistible combination, but what does Dex really want from life now?  (Formats: Print; e-Book)

 

 

 

 

Where the Moon Isn’t

By Nathan Filer

(Adult Fiction)

During vacation, a young boy and his older mentally-challenged brother sneak out at night to go on an adventure.  But the adventure turns into tragedy, with the younger boy blaming himself for his brother’s death.  Afraid to look further than his own memories of the event, Matthew becomes unstable, his grasp on reality frayed.  This is a novel about love and challenge and hope – above all else, hope.  (Format: Print)

 

 

 

Forever King

By Molly Cochran and Warren Murphy

(Adult Fiction)

Hal Woczinak is a washed-up ex-FBI agent who lives for his next drink, with no real hope for a future. A chance encounter with a stranger gives him a ticket to compete on a televised game show, from which he wins a plane ticket to England.  This leads to his meeting Arthur and Emily Blessing, nephew and aunt respectively, and discovering that his life is tied to Arthur’s in a way he could never have imagined.  He will soon find himself with an opportunity to redeem himself in more ways than one.  (Format: Print)

 

 

 

Haunted 

By Heather Graham

(Adult Fiction)

This is a sexy thriller!  Darcy is a paranormal investigator called in to assess an historic Virginia house that dates back to the Revolutionary War.  There have been many unexplained events in the house, but owner Matt Stone thinks it’s bunk.  He’s the local sheriff but was pressured into getting some answers about Melody House.  The sheriff and Darcy definitely get off on the wrong foot, but there’s no denying their mutual attraction.  Can Matt keep Darcy from harm as the danger from the ghosts escalates?  Or is it a more real presence that’s out to get Darcy?  Book 1 in the series, Harrison Investigations. (Format: Print)

 

 

 

Tatiana

By Martin Cruz Smith

(Adult Fiction)

Arkady Renko is a cynical, world-weary investigator in the Soviet Union.  When a journalist falls from a window in Moscow to her death, Renko finds Tatiana Petrovna’s tape recorder and begins to listen to her stories.  Something about Tatiana’s bold assertions and fearlessness strikes a kindred chord in Renko, and he vows to discover the truth behind her “suicide”.  His quest is made more difficult by the culture of corruption in today’s Soviet Union that as bad as it was under the old Communist dictatorship.  (Formats: Print; Large Type; Book-on-CD)

 

 

 

Map of Lost Memories

By Kim Fay

(Adult Fiction)

After her humiliation at not being given the curator’s position at the museum where she worked tirelessly for years, Irene Blum takes her skills as a treasure hunter and leaves.  It’s 1925 and there are some jobs that are not suitable for women.  It’s not long until Irene is given the opportunity to travel to remote Cambodia and hunt for a set of copper scrolls that may or may not exist.  Along the way, she encounters an assortment of individuals who may help or hinder Irene on her quest.  Unless they can learn to trust each other and share the secrets that each is holding, their journey to the truth of the Khmer civilization will be more daunting than they imagined.  (Formats: Print; eBook)

 

 

 

Paradise War

By Stephen Lawhead

(Adult Fantasy)

Lewis Gilles and his friend Simon, both Oxford students, travel to the Scottish countryside in search of an auroch’s body – which shouldn’t even exist.  This leads them to a cairn into which Simon vanishes.  With the help of an eccentric professor, Lewis returns to the cairn and makes his way into Otherworld.  There, with Simon’s help, he enters the service of King Meldryn Mawr, becomes Lyd ap Dicter, and very soon finds himself in a battle to defend the Real of Albion against Lord Nudd of the Underworld.  Book 1 in the Song of Albion series.   (Format: Print)

 

 

 

Night Circus

By Erin Morgenstern

(Adult Fiction)

Two young people, Celia and Marco, are chosen by Prospero the Enchanter and Mr. A.H. to compete in a contest of magic, which begins when they join the Night Circus. Being part of the circus, however, allows them to grow acquainted and fall in love – thus complicating the contest. They then learn a dreadful truth: only the contest’s victor will live. This prompts their desperate quest to find an escape from the contest with both their lives intact. (Formats: Print; Large Type; eBook; Book-on-CD)

 

  

 

The Rosie Project

By Graeme Simsion

(Adult Fiction)

Cancel your plans for the rest of the day when you crack open this charming book!  You won’t want to stop until you’ve finished. This is a truly different and funny romance, told from the point of view of a genetics professor who decides it’s time to look for a wife.  At age 40, Don Tillman designs a Wife Project complete with scientific questionnaire to find the prefect woman and sort out the smokers, drinkers, women who are late, etc. One might say that Don is extremely socially challenged with rigid, unbending rules and an evidence-based approach to life.  A friend suggests that Rosie visit Don as a potential Wife Project entry.  She appears to be nothing that he wants in a woman, but perhaps she is just what he needs. (Formats: Print; Large Type; eBook)

 

 

 

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