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Somebody owes me money

Westlake, Donald E.

CD FIC WES319

Cab driver Chet Conway was hoping for a good tip from his latest fare, the sort he could spend. But what he got was a tip on a horse race. Which might have turned out okay, except that when he went to collect his winnings, Chet found his bookie lying dead on the living room floor. Chet knows he had nothing to do with it, but just try explaining that to everyone else! The cops, the mobsters, the dead man's beautiful sister...no one believes him and someone still owes him $800!

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Suggested by Liz

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Lick dogs

Davidson, Carli.

636.7002 DAVIDSO

A collection of pictures of dogs with their tongues out. What's not to love?!

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Lady cop makes trouble

Stewart, Amy, author.

CD FIC STEWART

The Kopp sisters are back! Now working for the sheriff, Constance is set loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey, tracking down victims, trailing leads, and making friends with girl reporters and lawyers at a hotel for women. Cheering her on, and goading her, are her sisters Norma and Fleurette, that is, when they aren't training pigeons for the war effort or fanning dreams of a life on the stage.

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Suggested by Liz

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Never missing, never found

Panitch, Amanda, author.

TEEN PANITCH

Stolen from her family as a young girl, Scarlett is now moving on from the past and starting her summer job at Adventure Time amusement park. When a girl goes missing from the park, it's clear that the past is not done with Scarlett.

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Glory over everything : beyond the Kitchen house

Grissom, Kathleen, author.

FIC GRISSOM

The Kitchen House continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.

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A Scot in the dark

MacLean, Sarah, author.

FIC MACLEAN

When the Scottish Duke of Warnick must find a husband for his young English ward, Lillian Harwood, he does not welcome the task, until they begin to have mutual feelings for each other.

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Suggested by Marina

One of the better romances I've read lately, I felt these characters actually had obstacles to overcome and that they truly did have more than just insta-love. And they had the best repartee (plus big dogs!).

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Troublemaker : surviving Hollywood and Scientology

Remini, Leah, 1970- author narrator.

eAUDIO OVERDRI

The former "King of Queens" star recounts her life, her success in Hollywood, and her time with the Church of Scientology.

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Suggested by Marina

A very frank memoir about her life in Scientology and working in Hollywood. A compelling and passionate narration by the author.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda

Albertalli, Becky, author.

TEEN ALBERTA

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed.

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Eruption the untold story of Mount St. Helens

Olson, Steve, 1956-

CD 363.3495 OLSON

For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, and ordinary people listened anxiously to rumblings in the long quiescent volcano Mount St. Helens. Still, when a massive explosion took the top off the mountain, no one was prepared. Fifty-seven people died, including newlywed logger John Killian (for years afterward, his father searched for him in the ash), scientist Dave Johnston, and celebrated local curmudgeon Harry Truman. The lives of many others were forever changed.

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Suggested by Marina

The first part is a lot of local natural history and about the Weyerhauser company. Living in the area, and enjoying history in general, that appealed to me. I also was impressed with the narrator that got all the place name pronunciations correct!

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Grimm's fairy tales

J CD 398.2109 GRIMMS

This collection contains some of the most timeless and enchanting folk and fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm as read by a cast of award-winning narrators.

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Suggested by Marina

I went into this one specifically for the full cast audio. I guess I was used to the Disneyfied versions of the fairy tales because I was not expecting some of the things I heard. These were full of eye-peckings, body part removals, mute and cursed younger sisters, and of course the evil stepmothers (which seemed to be the one thing that transferred from Grimm to Disney).

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Live fast, die hot

Mollen, Jenny, 1979- author.

818.602 MOLLEN

Until two years ago, her life was exciting, sexy, a little eccentric, and one hundred percent impulsive. She had a husband who embraced her crazy--who understood her need to occasionally stalk around the house in his ex-girlfriend's old beach caftans, or to invite their drug dealer to Passover Seder (so he wouldn't feel like they were only using him for drugs). Then they had their son, Sid, and overnight, Jenny was forced to grow up: to be responsible, to brush her hair, to listen to her voicemail. Live Fast Die Hot is a collection of stories about what happens when you realize that some things are more important than crafting the perfect tweet.

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Suggested by Marina

Another funny Jenny! I would put her on par with Jenny Lawson-type humor. Very good--I also appreciated her husband and son playing their parts in the audio.

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Hold me closer, necromancer

McBride, Lish.

TEEN MCBRIDE

Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead.

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Suggested by Marina

Reminiscent of the television show Reaper it is funny and goofy and a little bit creepy.

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Star wars. Aftermath

Wendig, Chuck, author.

FIC WENDIG

As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance -- now a fledgling New Republic -- presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy's scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy's strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but he's taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders. Meanwhile, on the planet's surface, former rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world -- war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles's urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn't know is just how close the enemy is -- or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be. Determined to preserve the Empire's power, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top secret emergency summit -- to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. But they haven't reckoned on Norra and her newfound allies -- her technical-genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector -- who are prepared to do whatever they must to end the Empire's oppressive reign once and for all.

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Suggested by Lindsey

If you've seen Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, this first book in a series helps fill in some of the gaps between those films. I love the characters introduced in Aftermath, and I highly recommend the audiobook!

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The Danish girl : a novel

Ebershoff, David.

FIC EBERSHO

A novel set in Copenhagen, Paris, and Dresden in the 1920s, introduces a man who discovers he is a woman, and the woman who will do anything for him, in a tale of love and marriage in the midst of fundamental crisis.

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Suggested by Lindsey

Many have seen the award-winning film, but the book is equally beautiful. And tragic, which I happen to enjoy.

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A guinea pig Oliver Twist ; or, the parish boy's progress

Goodwin, Alex, 1985- author.

FIC GOODWIN

This delightful retelling of Oliver Twist is illustrated throughout with full color photos of guinea pigs. Costumers familiar with the elegant curves of the guinea pig form have tailored lush period looks which will lead the reader to delight in the adorable little pigs with expressive eyes dressed in the tattered rags of street urchins and orphans that roamed the streets in gritty 19th-century London.

Suggested by Lindsey

The author of "A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice" returns! For those who enjoy both classic literature and adorable animals in tiny clothing.

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The occult, witchcraft & magic : an illustrated history

Dell, Christopher, 1976- author.

133.4 DELL

From the earliest Paleolithic cave rituals, magic has gripped the imagination. Magic and magicians appear in early Babylonian texts, the Bible, Judaism and Islam. Secret words, spells and incantations lie at the heart of every mythological tradition. Today, magic means many things: contemporary Wicca is practiced widely as a modern pagan religion in Europe and the US; 'magic' also evokes the cathartic rituals of Chaos magic, but stretches to include the non-spiritual, rapid-fire sleight of hand performed by slick stage magicians who fill vast arenas. The book is packed with authoritative text and a huge and inspired selection of images, chosen from unusual and hidden sources. The material is presented in 100 entries, and includes some of the best-known representations of magic and the occult from around the world.

Suggested by Lindsey

A fascinating compendium on the history of magic from all around the world. I consider myself a history buff but I learned a lot from this book!

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Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Flagg, Fannie.

FIC FLAGG

Elderly Mrs. Threadgoode relates the story of her life and of her best friend, Ruth, who ran the Whistle Stop Cafe in Alabama in the thirties.

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Suggested by Lindsey

The book contains a subtle love story that was sadly left out of the film, but overall this is just plain good storytelling.

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The wicked + the divine. Vol. 1, The Faust act

Gillen, Kieron, author.

FIC GILLEN

Every ninety years, twelve gods return as young people. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are all dead. It's happening now. It's happening again.

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Suggested by Jocelyn.

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Paper girls. 1

Vaughan, Brian K., author.

FIC VAUGHAN

In the early hours after Halloween on 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood -- back cover.

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Troublemaker

Howard, Linda, 1950- author.

FIC HOWARD

For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he's ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who's after the members of his elite squad--and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he's determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet. The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau "Bo" Maran finally has her life figured out. She's got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn't need a mysterious man in her life--especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan.

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Suggested by Jocelyn.

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Truth or beard

Reid, Penny, author.

FIC REID

After a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of his twin brother Duane's disdain; therefore she's unprepared for the reality that is Duane's insatiable interest.

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Suggested by Jocelyn.

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Romeo and/or Juliet : a chooseable-path adventure

North, Ryan, 1980- author.

FIC NORTH

What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around the castle all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? You get to decide if there should be romance, epic fight scenes... or robot suits! Packed with exciting choices, fun puzzles, secret surprises, terrible puns, and more than a billion possible storylines, you'll discover a new experience every time you read it. It's the first book with an unlockable character. Choose well, and you may even get to the world's most awkward choose-your-own sex scene.

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Suggested by Jocelyn.

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Sweet ruin

Cole, Kresley, author.

FIC COLE

Growing up, orphaned Josephine didn't know who or what she was--just that she was "bad," an outcast with strange powers. Her baby brother, Thaddeus, was as perfect as she was flawed : protecting him became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo's transition from angry girl ... to would-be superhero ... to enchanting villain.

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Suggested by Jocelyn.

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Trillium

Lemire, Jeff.

FIC LEMIRE

"Award-winning and fan favorite comics creator Jeff Lemire spins the tale of two star-crossed loved through space in time in TRILLIUM! It's the year 3797, and botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station near the outermost rim of colonized space. It's the year 1921, and renowned English explorer William Pike leads an expedition into the dense jungles of Peru in search of the fabled "Lost Temple of the Incas," an elusive sanctuary said to have strange healing properties. Two disparate souls separated by thousands of years and hundreds of millions of miles. Yet they will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe. Even though reality is unraveling all around them, nothing can pull them apart. This isn't just a love story, it's the LAST love story ever told"--

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Suggested by Jocelyn.

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Ancient shores

McDevitt, Jack.

eBOOK OVERDRI

It turned up in a North Dakota wheat field: a triangle, like a shark's fin, sticking up from the black loam. Tom Lasker did what any farmer would have done. He dug it up. And discovered a boat, made of a fiberglass-like material with an utterly impossible atomic number. What it was doing buried under a dozen feet of prairie soil two thousand miles from any ocean, no one knew. True, Tom Lasker's wheat field had once been on the shoreline of a great inland sea, but that was a long time ago -- ten thousand years ago.

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Suggested by Jocelyn.

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