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The Arsonist
The Arsonist A Novel By Miller, Sue (Book - 2014 ) RENTAL FICTION MILLER, S. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:A burned-out aid worker returns from Africa to her parent's summer home in New England, where someone has been setting fire to the summer people's houses.

Cop Town
Cop Town A Novel By Slaughter, Karin (Book - 2014 ) MYSTERY SLAUGHTER, K. and more… All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:In the 1970s, a woman who lost her husband in Vietnam joins the male-dominated Atlanta police force at a time when cops are being targeted by an unknown shooter.

The Book of Unknown Americans
The Book of Unknown Americans A Novel By HenrĂ­quez, Cristina (Book - 2014 ) FICTION HENRIQUEZ, C. and more… All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:A Mexican family come to the U.S. so their brain-damaged daughter can attend a special school but find themselves facing more challenges than they anticipated.

A Star for Mrs. Blake
A Star for Mrs. Blake By Smith, April (Book - 2014 ) FICTION SMITH, A. All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:An American woman who lost her son in World War I is invited to join the Gold Star Mothers on a pilgrimage to France to visit their sons' graves.

The Vacationers
The Vacationers A Novel By Straub, Emma (Book - 2014 ) FICTION STRAUB, E. and more… All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:At a holiday villa in Mallorca, a family and friends gather, each with their own problems and grievances.

Field of Prey
Field of Prey A Novel By Sandford, John (Book - 2014 ) FICTION SANDFORD, J. and more… All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:Lucas Davenport is on the case when an abandoned cistern is found to be full of human remains.

The One & Only
The One & Only A Novel By Giffin, Emily (Book - 2014 ) FICTION GIFFIN, E. and more… All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:A football-obsessed woman becomes infatuated with a college coach who also happens to be the father of her best friend from childhood.

Bellweather Rhapsody
Bellweather Rhapsody By Racculia, Kate (Book - 2014 ) FICTION RACCULIA, K. All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:At a grand but decaying old hotel in the Catskills, a high school music festival goes awry when a young prodigy disappears from Room 712, where a murder-suicide of a bride and groom occurred years earlier.

China Dolls
China Dolls A Novel By See, Lisa (Book - 2014 ) FICTION SEE, L. and more… All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:Three young women with secret pasts find work as dancers at a nightclub in San Francisco's Chinatown before and during World War II.

We Need to Talk About Kevin
We Need to Talk About Kevin By Shriver, Lionel (Book - 2003 ) BOOK CLUB SHRIVER, L. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Though-provoking account from the perspective of the mother of a boy in prison for a school massacre.

The Good Luck of Right Now
The Good Luck of Right Now A Novel By Quick, Matthew (Book - 2014 ) RENTAL FICTION QUICK, M. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:After his mother's death, a man who never left home sets out on a journey of self discovery with the family priest and two siblings who lay claim to alien abduction.

Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park By Rowell, Rainbow (Book - 2013 ) ABE YA FICTION ROWELL, R. and more… All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:A powerful, painful story of first love that takes place in 1986.

Every House Is Haunted
Every House Is Haunted By Rogers, Ian (Book - 2012 ) SCIENCE FICTION ROGERS, I. Available now View Details

Annotation:A collection of short stories exploring the dark side of humans and houses.

The Lost Sisterhood
The Lost Sisterhood A Novel By Fortier, Anne (Book - 2014 ) FICTION FORTIER, A. All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:A modern-day scholar of ancient languages learns that a notebook left by her grandmother may hold the key to the lost sisterhood of the Amazons.

Love and Treasure
Love and Treasure A Novel By Waldman, Ayelet (Book - 2014 ) RENTAL FICTION WALDMAN, A. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:A dying man entrusts his granddaughter with a necklace that came from the Gold Train carrying Holocaust victims' valuables.

Watching You
Watching You By Robotham, Michael (Book - 2014 ) FICTION ROBOTHAM, M. and more… All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:A woman whose husband vanished, leaving behind a debt to a gangster, begins to feel that someone is manipulating her life.

The Housemaid's Daughter
The Housemaid's Daughter By Mutch, Barbara (Book - 2012 ) FICTION MUTCH, B. All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:The daughter of a black housemaid working in a white household in South Africa feels like part of the family until an act of betrayal and the rise of apartheid cause her to start a new life.

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste
The Ghost of the Mary Celeste By Martin, Valerie (Book - 2014 ) FICTION MARTIN, V. All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:After a seafaring family is lost on the abandoned ship Mary Celeste, Arthur Conan Doyle is inspired to write about it and encounters a clairvoyant who is linked to the tragedy.

After I'm Gone
After I'm Gone By Lippman, Laura (Book - 2014 ) RENTAL MYSTERY LIPPMAN, L. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:A man who flees the country to avoid a prison sentence leaves behind a wife and children who struggle with financial hardship and a mistress who winds up murdered.

Together Tea
Together Tea By Kamali, Marjan (Book - 2013 ) FICTION KAMALI, M. Available now View Details

Annotation:An Iranian-American woman at odds with her mother over her marriage prospects decides to visit the homeland they fled when she was a child.

The Martian
The Martian A Novel By Weir, Andy (Book - 2014 ) RENTAL SCIENCE FICTION WEIR, A. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:An astronaut stranded on Mars struggles to survive until NASA can rescue him.

The Winter People
The Winter People A Novel By McMahon, Jennifer (Book - 2014 ) FICTION MCMAHON, J. and more… Available now View Details

Annotation:Two sisters wake to find their mother missing and get caught up in a ghost story that began a century ago.

Last Days
Last Days By Nevill, Adam L. G. (Book - 2013 ) SCIENCE FICTION NEVILL, A. Available now View Details

Annotation:Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel of the Year. A struggling documentary maker accepts a job exploring the paranormal side of a ritualistic cult massacre. Imagine a found footage horror film as a book.

Belle Cora
Belle Cora By Margulies, Phillip (Book - 2014 ) FICTION MARGULIES, P. All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, a rich widow decides to write a memoir of how she became a famous madam during the Gold Rush.

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