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    • At night we walk in circles
      At night we walk in circles
      Daniel Alarcon.
      Nelson's life is not turning out the way he hoped. His girlfriend is sleeping with another man; his brother has left their South American country and moved to the United States, leaving Nelson to care for their widowed mother; and his acting career can't seem to get off the ground. That is, until he lands a starring role in a touring revival of The Idiot President, a legendary play by Nelson's hero, Henry Nunez, leader of the storied guerrilla theater troupe Diciembre. And that's when the real trouble begins.The tour takes Nelson out of the shelter of the city and across a landscape he's never seen, which still bears the scars of the civil war. With each performance Nelson grows closer to his fellow actors, becoming hopelessly entangled in their complicated lives until, during one memorable performance, a long-buried betrayal surfaces to force the troupe into chaos. Nelson's fate is slowly revealed through the investigation of the narrator, a young man obsessed with Nelson's story--and perhaps closer to it than he lets on.
    • Murder, she wrote. Margaritas & murder [electronic resource]
      Murder, she wrote. Margaritas & murder [electronic resource]
      by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain.
      Mystery writer Jessica Fletcher accompanies her publisher to Mexico for a little R & R. San Miguel de Allende is the perfect place for Jessica to soak up the sun, bask in Mexican culture, and spend some time with her good friends Vaughan and Olga Buckley. But when Vaughan is kidnapped for a large ransom, Jessica must put her life on the line to find her old friend.
    • Arcalian apocalypse [electronic resource]
      Arcalian apocalypse [electronic resource]
      Michael Anthony Cariola.
      Although the Tu-Grik-Ng, with the aid of Tobias and Ak-Malia, had succeeded in protecting their homes, Abahrazha faces an even greater peril. Kalor is now ruled by a madman, who vows to resurrect the ancient and powerful kingdom of Arcalia to exact his vengeance on all of Abahrazha. Yet the prophecies of a dying religion speak of this time when the fate of the world would rest in the hands of a child--one of royal blood and one who would be innocent of the destruction of Kalor...
    • The Singingwood [electronic resource]
      The Singingwood [electronic resource]
      Michael Anthony Cariola.
      Greed and avarice often have terrible consequences. When human traders violate the sacred forest belonging to the Tu-Grik-Ng and the alien foliage is brought back to Earth, the results are devastating to both worlds. Introducing these plants unchecked into Earth's fragile environment proves to be ecologically disastrous and on Abahrazha the Tu-Grik-Ng lament the loss of their most sacred forest, the Singingwood...
    • Tamed
      Tamed
      Emma Chase.
      In the third unforgettable novel by New York Times bestsellering author Emma Chase, Matthew Fisher--the best friend of Drew Evans from Tangled and Twisted--wants to settle down, but he'll have to overcome the mistrust of the colorful and unique Dee Dee Warren. Stop me if you've heard this one before: girl meets player, they fall in love, player changes his ways. It's a good story. But it's not our story. Ours is a lot more colorful. When I met Dee, I knew right away that she was special. When she met me, she thought I was anything but special--I was exactly like every other guy who'd screwed her over and let her down. It took some time to convince her otherwise, but it turns out I can make a convincing argument when sex is at stake. You might know where this story's headed. But the best part isn't where we ended up. It's how we got there.
    • Perfidia : a novel
      Perfidia : a novel
      James Ellroy.
      The Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor. The United States teeters on the edge of war. The roundup of allegedly treasonous Japanese Americans is about to begin. And in L.A., a Japanese family is found dead. Murder or ritual suicide? The investigation will draw four people into a totally Ellroy-ian tangle: a brilliant Japanese American forensic chemist; an unsatisfiably adventurous young woman; one police officer based in fact (William H. "Whiskey Bill" Parker, later to become the groundbreaking chief of the LAPD), the other the product of Ellroy's inimitable imagination (Dudley Smith, arch villain of The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, White Jazz). As their lives intertwine, we are given a story of war and of consuming romance, a searing expose of the Japanese internment, and an astonishingly detailed homicide investigation.
    • Malice
      Malice
      Keigo Higashino.
      Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he's planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems. At the crime scene, Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka's best friend, Osamu Nonoguchi...
    • The fourteenth goldfish
      The fourteenth goldfish
      Jennifer L. Holm.
      Believe in the possible . . . with this brilliantly quirky, thought-provoking novel from New York Times bestseller, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer. Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far? Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He's bossy...
    • The anatomist's wife
      The anatomist's wife
      Anna Lee Huber.
      Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister's estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage-a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn't about to let her guard down, as accusations and rumors swirl. When Kiera and Gage's search leads them to even more gruesome discoveries, a series of disturbing notes urges Lady Darby to give up the inquiry. But Kiera is determined to protect her family and prove her innocence, even as she risks becoming the next victim.
    • Mortal arts
      Mortal arts
      Anna Lee Huber.
      After her foray into murder investigation, Lady Kiera Darby must journey to Edinburgh with her family so that her pregnant sister can be close to proper medical care. But the city is full of many things Kiera isn't quite ready to face: the society ladies keen on judging her, her fellow investigator (and romantic entanglement) Sebastian Gage, and ultimately, another deadly mystery. Kiera's old friend Michael Dalmay is about to be married, but the arrival of his older brother, William, has thrown everything into chaos. For ten years Will has been missing, committed to an insane asylum by his own father. Kiera is sympathetic, especially when rumors swirl about a local girl gone missing. Now Kiera must once again employ her knowledge of the macabre and join forces with Gage in order to prove the innocence of a beloved family friend.
    • Neverhome : a novel
      Neverhome : a novel
      Laird Hunt.
      An extraordinary novel about a wife who disguises herself as a man and goes off to fight in the Civil War. She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. Neverhome tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman, and a traitor to the American cause...
    • The jungle book [electronic resource]
      The jungle book [electronic resource]
      Rudyard Kipling.
      Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves, and the wild animals of the jungle. Also includes other short stories set in India. Children everywhere have read and loved Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book -- and continue to do so. Here Blackstone offers this collection of moral fables in its entirety. Tales of Mowgli, the boy raised by animals in the exotic jungles of India; Rikki-tikki-tavi, a courageous young mongoose who battles the sinister black cobra Nag; Toomai, the boy who works with elephants; and more will delight listeners both young and old. These classic stories brim with adventure and thrills as the lively characters fend off ferocious tigers and deadly snakes, slip through the jungle to watch elephants dance, and seek refuge from dangerous hunters. - Publisher.
    • The mystery of the missing lion : a Precious Ramotswe mystery for young readers
      The mystery of the missing lion : a Precious Ramotswe mystery for young readers
      by Alexander McCall Smith.
      A detective in the wild. Precious Ramotswe gets a very special treat. She gets a trip to visit her Aunty Bee at a safari camp. On her first day in camp, a new lion arrives. But this is no average lion: Teddy is an actor-lion who came with a film crew. When Teddy escapes, Precious and her resourceful new friend Khumo decide to use their detective skills to help track him...
    • Lovers at the chameleon club, Paris 1932 [electronic resource] : a novel
      Lovers at the chameleon club, Paris 1932 [electronic resource] : a novel
      Francine Prose.
      A richly imagined and stunningly inventive literary masterpiece of love, art, and betrayal, exploring the genesis of evil, the unforeseen consequences of love, and the ultimate unreliability of storytelling itself Paris in the 1920s. It is a city of intoxicating ambition, passion, art, and discontent, where louche jazz venues like the Chameleon Club draw expats, artists, libertines, and parvenus looking to indulge their true selves. It is at the Chameleon where the striking Lou Villars, an extraordinary athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian, finds refuge among the club's loyal denizens, including the rising photographer Gabor Tsenyi, the socialite and art patron Baroness Lily de Rossignol, and the caustic American writer Lionel Maine. As the years pass, their fortunes'and the world itself'evolve. Lou falls in love and finds success as a race car driver. Gabor builds his reputation with vivid and imaginative photographs, including a haunting portrait of Lou and her lover, which will resonate through all their lives. As the exuberant twenties give way to darker times, Lou experiences another metamorphosis that will warp her earnest desire for love and approval into something far more sinister: collaboration with the Nazis. Told in a kaleidoscope of voices, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 evokes this incandescent city with brio, humor, and intimacy. A brilliant work of fiction and a mesmerizing read, it is Francine Prose's finest novel yet.
    • The causal angel
      The causal angel
      Hannu Rajaniemi.
      With his infectious love of storytelling in all its forms, his rich characterization, and his unrivalled grasp of cutting-edge science, Hannu Rajaniemi has swiftly set a new benchmark for SF in the twenty-first century. Rajaniemi's future is one in which quantum effects can be manipulated by the powerful to unknowable ends; an era in which some are gods and billions of others are enslaved for the processing power of their brains; where in the inner Solar System, the once-human Sobornost endlessly iterate themselves in vast, planet-sized guberniyas, while casually running experiments on the photosphere of the sun.In this world, Jean le Flambeur has broken out of a virtual prison and, later, into the mind of a living god. Now his one-time rescuer, the warrior Mieli, is a prisoner herself. To get her back, Jean will need tools: A quantum pyramid scheme, a pair of physical bodies, a nugget of computronium, a bunch of entangled EPR pairs, and a few very special hydrogen bombs. Jean le Flambeur, gentleman adventurer, is back. The solar system will tremble from one end to the other before he's done.
    • Truth be told
      Truth be told
      Hank Phillippi Ryan.
      Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home...
    • The wrong girl
      The wrong girl
      Hank Phillippi Ryan.
      Award-winning and Boston Globe bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan presents a spine-chilling, heart-wrenching suspense novel that explores a terrifying scenario striking at the heart of every family...
    • Frank Einstein & the antimatter motor
      Frank Einstein & the antimatter motor
      by Jon Scieszka.
      Frank Einstein (A), kid genius scientist and inventor, along with Klink (B), a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity, and Klank (C), a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity, create an Antimatter Motor using the three states of matter: solid (D), liquid (E), and gas (F), with plans to win the Midville Science Prize. Which all works fine, until Frank's classmate and archrival T...
    • Zom-B baby
      Zom-B baby
      Darren Shan.
      The next installment in Darren Shan's epic zombie series, starring B, a teen zombie with conscious thought B Smith has spent the last few months bunking up with the Angels, a group of teens dedicated to eradicating the evil dead from the face of the earth. But the Angels' mission is a bit more complicated than that, and B takes to the streets of London to decide if it is a mission really to be believed. But instead of answers, B finds a horror beyond imagining...
    • Zom-B Angels [electronic resource]
      Zom-B Angels [electronic resource]
      Darren Shan.
      After spending the last few months wandering around London--a city filled with the dead-- B Smith has given up hope for any sign of normal human existence. But then B finds strange signs all over the city--a 'Z' plus red arrows. Following them, B finds The Angels--a group gathered in the hopes of combating the evil dead and the forces that introduced them. But all is not as it seems and it's up to B to find out: what battle are they truly waging?
    • The swap : a novel
      The swap : a novel
      by Megan Shull.
      "You be me . . . And I'll be you."Ellie spent the summer before seventh grade getting dropped by her best friend since forever. Jack spent it training in "The Cage" with his tough-as-nails brothers and hard-to-please dad. By the time middle school starts, they're both ready for a change. And just as Jack's thinking girls have it so easy, Ellie's wishing she could be anyone but herself...
    • Those in peril [electronic resource]
      Those in peril [electronic resource]
      Wilbur Smith.
      An adventure set in the violent world of modern piracy and terrorism follows the kidnapping of an oil heiress's daughter by Somali pirates for a multi-billion-dollar ransom and the efforts of Cross Bow Security head Hector Cross to secure her release.
    • Against the tide
      Against the tide
      by Tui T. Sutherland.
      The adventure continues in this fifth book of the epic multiplatform fantasy series.
    • The accidental apprentice : a novel
      The accidental apprentice : a novel
      Vikas Swarup.
      Sapna Sinha, an ordinary salesgirl in an electronics store in downtown Delhi, is approached by Vinay Mohan Acharya, a billionaire industrialist and one of India's richest men. He offers to make her CEO of his company. There is only one catch--she must pass seven tests from the 'textbook of life.' Thus begins the most challenging journey Sapna has ever undertaken--one that will test her character, her courage, and her capabilities. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian. At stake is a business empire worth ten billion dollars and the future she has always dreamed of for herself and her family. But are the seven tests real, or is Acharya playing a game driven by a perverse fantasy? Vikas Swarup, acclaimed author of Slumdog Millionaire and Six Suspects, has written a compelling, suspenseful tale about the lure of money and the power of dreams. The Accidental Apprentice is international crime fiction at its most entertaining.
    • True to the game. II [electronic resource]
      True to the game. II [electronic resource]
      by Teri Woods.
      Here is the sequel to Teri Woods' self-published phenomenon True to the Game. Trying to survive the projects in the late 1980s, Gena locked in to the game, and when she met millionaire drug dealer Quadir, she was primed and ready to help the man she loved build a massive empire. All the while, Gena fought to hold onto her man, her house, her car, and the stash of cold, hard cash they'd amassed ...