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As Chimney Sweeps Come to Dust

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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust - Alan Bradley
Call Number: PR 9199.4 .B7324 A9 2015
... intriguing setup only gets better, and Bradley makes Miss Bodycote’s a suitably Gothic setting for Flavia’s sleuthing. Through it all, her morbid narrative voice continues to charm.(Publishers Weekly)


Being Mortal

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Being Mortal - Atul Gawande
Call Number: R 726.8 .G39 2014 is not of the kind that some doctors write, reminding us how grim the fact of death can be. Rather, he shows how patients in the terminal phase of their illness can maintain important qualities of life.(Wall Street Journal)


Crash and Burn

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Crash and Burn - Lisa Gardner
Call Number: PS 3557 .A7132 C73 2015 stand-alone from Thriller Award–winner Gardner... The suspense builds as the action races to a spectacular conclusion and the unmasking of the plot’s mastermind.(Publishers Weekly)


Dead but Not Forgotten

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Dead but Not Forgotten - Charlaine Harris; Toni L. P. Kelner
Call Number: PS 648 .O33 D42 2014
...this group of writers, specifically chosen by Charlaine, pays tribute to “the southern, mind-reading belle who gets mixed up in the world of vampires and magical creatures". (The Kansas City Star)


Deep Down Dark

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Deep Down Dark - Héctor Tobar
Call Number: TN 311 .T59 2014
...Whether the story is completely new to you, or if you were one of the millions glued to the news reports and wondering, will they make it—physically, emotionally, spiritually—you’ll be greatly rewarded to learn how they did.(New York Times)


Don't Give Up, Don't Give In

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Don't Give up, Don't Give In - Louis Zamperini; David Rensin
Call Number: CT 275 .Z35 A3 2014
Not simply another rehashing of Zamperini’s incredible history, this second memoir, dictated to co-author Rensin during the last year of the author’s life, brims with sage wisdom, learned advice and fond observations from his adventurous 97 years. ... Inspirational.(Kirkus)


Dreaming Spies

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Dreaming Spies - Laurie R. King
Call Number: PS 3561 .I4813 D74 2015
A story that keeps the reader enthralled . . . one of the most consistently outstanding mystery series out there. Any time spent with the Russell-Holmes duo is a delight.(Booklist)


Girl on the Train

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The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
Call Number: PR 6108 .A963 G57 2015
... a harrowing new suspense novel…a complex and thoroughly chilling psychological thriller… The Girl on the Train is one of those books where you can’t wait — yet almost can’t bear — to turn the page. It’s a stunning novel of dread.(New York Daily News)


Last American Vampire

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The Last American Vampire - Seth Grahame-Smith
Call Number: PS 3607 .R348 L37 2015
... savory tale about the hidden history of the undead. Not content to snack on passersby, title character Henry Sturges moves impulsively through jaunts in England (where he meets Jack the Ripper) and stateside, moving through great events and venomous vampire back roads...(Barnes&Noble)



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The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
Call Number: PS 3558 .A4763 N55 2015
….Read this book. It will keep you guessing throughout about the two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, both brave young women who did what they thought was the right thing to do in the most of difficult circumstances.(Barnes&Noble)


Not That Kind of Girl

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Not That Kind of Girl - Lena Dunham
Call Number: PN 1992.4 .D86 A3 2014
There’s a lot of power in retelling your mistakes so people can see what’s funny about them—and so that you are in control. Dunham knows about this power, and she has harnessed it.(Washington Post)


Private Vegas

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Private Vegas - James Patterson; Maxine Paetro
Call Number: PS 3566 .A822 P775 2015
...a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin--and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he's witnessed before.(Barnes&Noble)



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Revival - Stephen King
Call Number: PS 3561 .I483 R48 2014
... invoking the supernatural through the powerful emotions of his characters, and his depiction of Jacobs as a man unhinged by grief but driven by insatiable scientific curiosity is as believable as it is frightening. The novel’s ending – one of King’s best – stuns like lightning.(Publishers Weekly)


Secret Wisdom of the Earth

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The Secret Wisdom of the Earth - Christopher Scotton
Call Number: PS 3619 .C698 S43 2015
The coming-of-age story is enriched by depictions of the earth's healing and redemptive power...makes for compelling reading when the action grows intense-managing, like the landscape it describes, to be simultaneously frightening and beautiful.(Publishers Weekly)



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The Work - Wes Moore
Call Number: F 189 .B153 M67 2014
.. Moore has come far from his days as a fatherless boy on the streets, and he's had some cliff-hanging moments along the way. Here he tells his life story to help others, especially young people, struggling with the question.(Library Journal)


Yes, Please

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Yes Please - Amy Poehler
Call Number: PN 2287 .P565 A3 2014
... revealing, and above all, hilarious debut memoir. In these essays, she reflects on succeeding in the comedy scene as a woman, finding success in a cutthroat industry, struggling with fame, facing doubt, and becoming a mother. She tells her story with the candor and honesty ...(Barnes&Noble)


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