The King of Attolia BR 16604
by Megan Whalen Turner
Eugenides, still known as the Thief (BR 11285) of Eddis, faces palace intrigue and assassins while striving to prove himself to the people of Attolia and their queen, his new bride. Sequel to The Queen of Attolia (BR 13222). For junior and senior high readers. 2006. 2006.
The Witness BR 16653
by Dee Henderson
For years Amanda Griffin has been on the run from her dead bookie boyfriend's former client, Richard Wise. When Amanda's sisters Marie and Tracey--who think Amanda is dead--unexpectedly become millionaires, police chief Luke Granger fears for all three women's lives and races to find Amanda before Richard does. 2006.
Miss Julia Stands Her Ground BR 16656
by Ann B. Ross
Miss Julia is happily residing with her new spouse Sam, her late husband's son Little Lloyd, and his mother Hazel Marie. When Hazel Marie's busybody uncle Brother Vernon Puckett doubts Little Lloyd's paternity, Miss Julia sets about gathering DNA evidence to prove it. 2006.
Rosebuds BR 16667
by Margaret Mayhew
Post-World War II England. Flora Middleton and Tally Ashby become friends at boarding school despite different backgrounds: Flora is poor while Tally is aristocratic. Their bond strengthens through young adulthood and first love, but while Tally has her choice of suitors, Flora pines hopelessly for Tally's stepbrother, Nicholas. 2004.
The Enemy of God BR 16668
by Robert Daley
Bronx high school friends continue their close relationship into adulthood. Gabe becomes a police commander, Andy a reporter, Frank a priest, and Earl an assistant district attorney. After Frank commits suicide, Gabe and Andy investigate his past to uncover a motive. Some violence and some strong language. 2005.
Last Night BR 16669
by James Salter
Ten short stories that explore intimate relationships. In the title piece an assisted suicide doesn't go as planned. In "Give" a wife's birthday wish is for her husband to give up his male lover. Strong language. PEN/Faulkner Award. 2005.
False Scent: An Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mystery BR
by Ngaio Marsh
When the beloved "queen of the British theater" is murdered in a cloud of perfume, the case literally reeks with likely suspects. It is up to Superintendent Roderick Alleyn to sniff out the motives and bring the killer to justice. 1960.
The Key to Rebecca BR 16848
by Ken Follett
German spy Alex Wolff steals the British army's secret plans and sends them to Rommel using a code whose key lies in the pages of Daphne du Maurier's novel Rebecca. British major William Vandam sets out to destroy Wolff. Violence, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 1980.
You, Maybe: The Profound Asymmetry of Love in High School BR
by Rachel Vail
Fifteen-year-old sophomore Josie is strong and independent until popular jock Carson charms her and she falls in love. But shortly after they've begun dating, Carson dumps Josie for his former girlfriend--leaving Josie brokenhearted. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.
Next BR 16884
by Michael Crichton
Cancer survivor Frank Burnet and his daughter and grandson are targets of an unscrupulous drug company that wants to profit from their unique disease-fighting genes. Meanwhile other genetic- engineering experiments involving a boy/chimpanzee hybrid and a talking parrot have gone awry. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller 2006.
Second Honeymoon BR 16887
by Joanna Trollope
Londoner Russell Boyd, hoping to reconnect with his wife, is ecstatic when the last of his three children leaves home. Meanwhile, wife Edie suffers from empty-nest syndrome but resurrects her acting career. When Matt, Rosa, and Ben experience setbacks and return home, the parents rethink their situation. 2006.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist BR 16896
by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Strangers Nick and Norah meet at a punk-rock club and experience a night of adventure. Nick, a musician, has just had a painful breakup with his girlfriend, and brokenhearted Norah also needs reassurance. The two romp through Manhattan and fall in love. Strong language. For senior high readers. 2006.
Scrambled Eggs at Midnight BR 16921
by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
Calliope travels around the country with her nomadic, jewelry- making mother, while Eliot lives at a North Carolina Christian fat farm run by his born-again father. The two fifteen-year-olds meet and fall in love as they struggle to grow up. For senior high readers. 2006.
The Interpretation of Murder BR 16926
by Jed Rubenfeld
New York City, 1909. A serial killer is targeting the city's wealthiest heiresses. Dr. Stratham Younger enlists the help of his idol Sigmund Freud after Nora Acton survives an attack but develops hysteria. The two analysts try to unlock her memories while they investigate the crimes. Some violence. 2006.
Size Twelve Is Not Fat: A Heather Wells Mystery BR
by Meg Cabot
To keep her Greenwich Village flat, former pop idol Heather Wells balances two jobs: working for her PI housemate Cooper Cartwright (her secret crush) and serving as an assistant college dorm director. When a female freshman dies suspiciously, Heather undertakes another vocation--spunky girl detective. Some strong language. 2006.
Soldier of Sidon BR 17111
by Gene Wolfe
Latro, an amnesiac Roman centurion records each day's events in his journal as he tries to rediscover his identity. Latro finds himself in Egypt, where Prince Achaemenes sends him on a mission down the Nile to the legendary land of Nubia. Sequel to Soldier of Arete (BR 08672). 2006.
No Safe Place BR 17112
by JoAnn Ross
Chicago homicide detective Kate Delaney begins her own investigation into the death of her estranged twin in New Orleans after the local cops fail to pursue the truth. She enlists the help of a private investigator, ex-cop Nick Broussard. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.
The Space between Us BR 17123
by Thrity Umrigar
Bombay. Parallel life experiences cause wealthy widow Sera and her impoverished, dutiful servant Bhima to form a bond, despite class differences. But when Sera tries to help Bhima solve a family problem, Sera's son-in-law undermines the women's trust in each other. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2005.
In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a
Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber; a
Bloody Jack Adventure BR 17126
by L.A. Meyer
Boston, 1805. Jacky Faber and her classmates are kidnapped while on a school outing to the harbor. Transported in the hold of the Bloodhound bound for the slave markets of North Africa, Jacky plots escape. Sequel to Under the Jolly Roger (BR 16476). For junior and senior high readers. 2006.
Thanksgiving Night BR 17129
by Richard Bausch
Eccentric old ladies Holly and Fiona connect relatives and friends in small town Point Royal, Virginia. As Thanksgiving approaches, various unresolved issues surface for Holly's son and daughter-in-law, for local priest Father John, and for widowed handyman Oliver. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2006.
Sun Kissed: The Coulter Family, Book 7 BR 17132
by Catherine Anderson
Rancher Samantha Harrigan and veterinarian Tucker Coulter meet while protecting a horse from its drunk owner. When her own horses are poisoned, Samantha suspects her ex-husband. But authorities think that Samantha--the insurance beneficiary--is involved. Tucker helps prove her innocence. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller 2007.
Weep No More, My Lady BR 17133
by Mary Higgins Clark
Elizabeth Lange checks into a glitzy Pebble Beach, California, spa to unwind before she must testify at the murder trial of multimillionaire Ted Winters, the man accused of killing her sister--his fiancée--actress Leila LaSalle. Shocked to find Ted there, Elizabeth sets out to uncover the truth of Leila's death. 1987.
The Light of Evening BR 17137
by Edna O'Brien
On her death bed in a Dublin hospital, Dilly recalls her brief immigration to America in the 1920s and the accompanying love affair, her return to Ireland, her marriage, and motherhood. Meanwhile her daughter Eleanora, a divorced writer living in England, regrets her own missed happiness. 2006.
Dumb Witness: A Hercule Poirot Mystery BR 17146
by Agatha Christie
Belgian detective Hercule Poirot receives a two-month-old letter from wealthy spinster Emily Arundell requesting his investigative assistance. Upon arriving at the estate, Poirot discovers Miss Arundell has died. Convinced of foul play, Poirot compiles a list of suspects, including Miss Arundell's spendthrift brother and her meek companion. 1937.
Size Fourteen Is Not Fat Either: A Heather Wells Mystery BR
by Meg Cabot
New York City. Dorm advisor Heather Wells, a former pop singer, has her hands full when a resident is murdered, her ex- fiancé insists she attend his wedding, and her father is released from prison. Heather uncovers fraternity secrets while lusting for her landlord, Cooper--her ex's brother. Some strong language. 2006.
Restoring Grace BR 17184
by Katie Fforde
Divorcée Grace takes in artist and single mother-to-be Ellie as a boarder at the old English mansion she inherited from her aunt. The women become friends and begin renovations with some distractions from wine-shop owner Flynn Cormack and from the discovery of potentially valuable paintings. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2004.
Murder on the Ballarat Train: A Phryne Fisher Mystery BR
by Kerry Greenwood
Australia, 1928. Private detective Phryne Fisher saves all but one of her fellow first-class train passengers from death by chloroform poisoning. Elderly Mrs. Henderson has been murdered and a teenage female is discovered suffering from amnesia. Phryne is hired to investigate. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1991.
The Man from Stone Creek BR 17193
by Linda Lael Miller
1903. Ranger Sam O'Ballivan has come to Haven, Arizona, to catch a band of rustlers. Posing as the new schoolteacher, he will have a bunch of unruly kids to put in order, including the brother of the charming postmistress, Maddie Chancelor. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2006.
The Dragon in Lyonesse BR 17197
by Gordon R. Dickson
Dark powers threaten the magical, medieval land of Lyonesse, home to King Arthur's legendary Round Table knights. Sir Jim Eckert, a transplanted twentieth-century scholar, and his friends offer assistance, but the knights are reluctant to accept help. Sequel to The Dragon and the Gnarly King (BR 16716). 1998. 1998.
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