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A guinea pig Pride & prejudice : a novel in three volumes

Goodwin, Alex, 1985- author.

FIC GOODWIN

This delightful retelling of Pride and Prejudice 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. And of course, it is the love between guinea pigs that can best illustrate the depth of feeling between Jane Austen's Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.

Suggested by Lindsey


Only the animals

Dovey, Ceridwen.

FIC DOVEY

The souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century, and connected to both famous and little-known writers in surprising ways, tell their astonishing stories of life and death.

This title is also available as an OverDrive eBook.

Suggested by Lindsey


Assassin's apprentice

Hobb, Robin.

FIC HOBB

Fitz, Prince Chivalry's illegitimate son raised by Burrich the stableman, is ignored by all the royalty except for King Shrewd, who has him tutored as an assassin because he has the magic Skill.

This title is also available as an audiobook, OverDrive eBook, and OverDrive eAudio.

Suggested by Lindsey


The Grownup

Flynn, Gillian, 1971-

FIC FLYNN

A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the "psychic" visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan's terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan's teenage stepson, doesn't help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it.

Suggested by Danielle


I like you just the way I am : stories about me and some other people

Mollen, Jenny, 1979-

792.028 MOLLEN

Jenny Mollen is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She is also a wife, married to a famous guy (which is annoying only because he gets free [stuff] and she doesn't). She doesn't want much from life. Just to be loved by everybody: her parents, her dogs, her ex-boyfriends, her ex-boyfriends, dogs, her husband, her husband's ex-girlfriends, her husband's ex-girlfriend's new boyfriends, etc. Some people might call that impulse crazy, but isn't 'crazy' really just a word boring people use to describe fun people? (And Jenny is really, really fun).

Suggested by Danielle


The night Gwen Stacy died

Bruni, Sarah.

FIC BRUNI

Dreaming of a life in Paris while working at a small-town Iowa gas station, Sheila stages her own kidnapping to run away with an oddball who shares a superhero's name and who begins to regard her as the character's girlfriend.

suggested by Danielle


The residence : inside the private world of the White House

Brower, Kate Andersen.

975.3 BROWER

"America's first families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, [this book] reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and first family"--Amazon.com.

Suggested by Danielle


Modern romance

Ansari, Aziz, 1983- author.

646.7702 ANSARI

The acclaimed comedian teams up with a New York University sociologist to explore the nature of modern relationships, evaluating how technology is shaping contemporary relationships and considering the differences between courtships of the past and present.

Suggested by Danielle


The next best thing

Higgins, Kristan.

FIC HIGGINS

"Lucy Lang isn't looking for fireworks .... She's looking for a nice, decent man. Someone who'll mow the lawn, flip chicken on the barbecue, teach their future children to play soccer. But most important: someone who won't inspire the slightest stirring in her heart ... or anywhere else. A young widow, Lucy can't risk that kind of loss again. But sharing her life with a cat named Fat Mikey and the Black Widows at the family bakery isn't enough either. So it's goodbye to Ethan, her hot but entirely inappropriate 'friend with privileges,' and hello to a man she can marry. Too bad Ethan Mirabelli isn't going anywhere. As far as he's concerned, what she needs might be right under her nose. But can he convince her that the next best thing can really be forever?"--from cover, p. [4].

Suggested by Danielle


Mink river : a novel

Doyle, Brian, 1956 November 6-

FIC DOYLE

In a small fictional town on the Oregon coast there are love affairs and almost-love-affairs, mystery and hilarity, bears and tears, brawls and boats, a garrulous logger and a silent doctor, rain and pain, Irish immigrants and Salish stories, mud and laughter. There's a Department of Public Works that gives haircuts and counts insects, a policeman who is addicted to Puccini, a philosophizing crow, beer, and berries. An expedition is mounted, a crime is committed, and there's an unbelievably huge picnic on the football field. Babies are born. A car is cut in half with a saw. A river confesses what it's thinking . . .This is the tale of a town, written in a distinct and lyrical voice, and when the book ends, listeners will be more than a little sad to leave the village of Neawanaka, on the wet coast of Oregon, beneath the hills that used to boast the biggest trees in the history of the world.


Crooked heart : a novel

Evans, Lissa, author.

FIC EVANS

"When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge a thirty-six-year-old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette. Wise beyond his years and raised with a disdain for authority and an eclectic attitude toward education, he has little in common with other children, and even less with the impulsive Vee, who hurtles from one self-made crisis to the next.


This is your life, Harriet Chance! : a novel

Evison, Jonathan.

FIC EVISON

Embarking on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise, septuagenarian Harriet reunites with her estranged daughter and confronts pivotal events from her life surrounding the true character of her husband, who died two years earlier.


Yes, my accent is real : and some other things I haven't told you

Nayyar, Kunal.

BIO NAYYAR NAYYAR

Of all the charming misfits on television, there's no doubt Raj from The Big Bang Theory-- the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian-American astrophysicist--ranks among the misfittingest. Now, we meet the actor who is every bit as loveable as the character he plays on TV. In this revealing collection of essays written in his irreverent, hilarious, and self-deprecating voice, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a little boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment, gets nosebleeds chugging Coca-Cola to impress other students, and excels in the sport of badminton, to the confident, successful actor on the set of TV's most-watched sitcom since Friends.

Also available as an Overdrive ebook and Overdrive eAudio.

Suggested by Jocelyn.


Alex + Ada. [1]

Vaughn, Sarah, author.

FIC VAUGHN

The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot.

Also available as an Overdrive ebook.

Suggested by Jocelyn.


Night diver

Lowell, Elizabeth, 1944-

FIC LOWELL

Former British military diver Holden Cameron must investigate the suspicious activity surrounding a Donnelly dive to recover treasure from the ancient wreck of a pirate ship located near St. Vincent. When equipment, treasure, and even divers begin to disappear, owner Kate Donnelly and Holden form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth. But the deeper they plummet into the mystery, the closer they come to each other. Soon they are sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets --and a combustible chemistry too hot to ignore.

Also available as an audiobook, Overdrive eBook, and Overdrive eAudio.

Suggested by Jocelyn.


Burn for me

Andrews, Ilona, author.

FIC ANDREWS

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career: a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn't sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire. Then she's kidnapped by Connor "Mad" Rogan--a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run and wanting to surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Also available as Overdrive eBook and Overdrive eAudio.

Suggested by Jocelyn.


Linesman

Dunstall, S. K.

FIC DUNSTAL

"The lines. No ship can traverse the void without them. Only linesmen can work with them. But only Ean Lambert hears their song. And everyone thinks he's crazy. Most slum kids never go far, certainly not becoming a level-ten linesman like Ean. Even if he's part of a small, and unethical, cartel, and the other linesmen disdain his self-taught methods, he's certified and working. Then a mysterious alien ship is discovered at the edges of the galaxy. Each of the major galactic powers is desperate to be the first to uncover the ship's secrets, but all they've learned is that it has the familiar lines of energy-and a defense system that, once triggered, annihilates everything in a 200 kilometer radius. The vessel threatens any linesman who dares to approach it, except Ean. His unique talents may be the key to understanding this alarming new force-and reconfiguring the relationship between humans and the ships that serve them, forever"--P. [4] of cover.

Also available as Overdrive eBook.

Suggested by Jocelyn.


Closer than you think

Rose, Karen, 1964-

FIC ROSE

Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who's made her life a nightmare for the past year - desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother's old house in Cincinnati offers sanctuary in which she can start her life anew, but requires that she face the dark memories that still resonate to this day. But she has no idea how close to home her fears still are. Two college girls have gone missing in the area, and FBI Special Agent Deacon Novak is called to work on the case. When his inquiry unexpectedly leads him to Faith, he finds a beautiful and brave woman he can't help but fall for. Soon they'll discover that this seemingly simple investigation is anything but. Reaching back decades into Faith's own past, it will shatter everything she believes to be true and will give terrifying new meaning to flesh and blood.

Also available as an Overdrive eBook and Overdrive eAudio.

Suggested by Jocelyn.


Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson. Hopcross Jilly

Briggs, Patricia, author.

FIC BRIGGS

Mercy is a shapeshifting coyote and honorary member of the Tri-Cities werewolf pack. When the pack stumbles upon the buried bones of numerous dead children, she shapeshifts into a mystery of the legendary fae--a mystery that draws Mercy's stepdaughter Jesse into the fray! The supernatural romance series Mercy Thompson continues in this all-new, original story by New York Times bestselling author, Patricia Briggs, exclusively created for the comic book medium! Collects the six-issue Mercy Thompson comic book series from 2014-2015, a story set in official continuity.

Suggested by Jocelyn.


The rival queens : Catherine De' Medici, her daughter Marguerite De Valois, and the betrayal that ignited a kingdom

Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon, author.

944.028 GOLDSTO

Goldstone documents the turbulent mother-daughter relationship between Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois to explore the court politics, assassinations, espionage and betrayals that shaped their time.

Also available as an Overdrive eBook.

Suggested by Jocelyn.


Radiant

Sumner-Smith, Karina, author.

FIC SUMNER

"Xhea has no magic. Born without the power that everyone else takes for granted, Xhea is an outcast--no way to earn a living, buy food, or change the life that fate has dealt her. Yet she has a unique talent: the ability to see ghosts and the tethers that bind them to the living world, which she uses to scratch out a bare existence in the ruins beneath the City's floating Towers. When a rich City man comes to her with a young woman's ghost tethered to his chest, Xhea has no idea that this ghost will change everything. The ghost, Shai, is a Radiant, a rare person who generates so much power that the Towers use it to fuel their magic, heedless of the pain such use causes. Shai's home Tower is desperate to get the ghost back and force her into a body--any body--so that it can regain its position, while the Tower's rivals seek the ghost to use her magic for their own ends. Caught between a multitude of enemies and desperate to save Shai, Xhea thinks herself powerless--until a strange magic wakes within her. Magic dark and slow, like rising smoke, like seeping oil. A magic whose very touch brings death" --

Suggested by Jocelyn.


Good omens

Gaiman, Neil.

CD FIC GAIMAN

The world is preparing to come to an end according to the Divine Plan recorded in the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded 1655). Meanwhile, a fussy angel and a fast-living demon have grown fond of living among the earth's mortals for many millennia and are not looking forward to the apocalypse. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they must find and kill the Antichrist.

This title is also available in print, OverDrive eBook and OverDrive eAudio.

Suggested by Michelle C.


Cocaine blues

Greenwood, Kerry.

FIC GREENWO

In 1920s Melbourne, the Honourable Phryne Fisher is a thoroughly modern woman operating in a mostly male world. The glamorous lady detective goes about her work with a pistol close at hand--and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer.

If you are addicted to the TV show, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, try out the first book in the series. It's full of the same sassy fun.

Suggested by Michelle C.


Speak

Anderson, Laurie Halse.

TEEN ANDERSO

A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.

This book has been a favorite of mine since high school. The voice of Melinda is so authentic and raw that the book could easily have become morose; but instead it is funny and deeply touching. Highly recommended.

Suggested by Michelle C.


One plus one

Moyes, Jojo, 1969-

FIC MOYES

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess's life in a nutshell-until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess's knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages. maybe ever.

Suggested by Michelle C.


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