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List updated: 01/16/15

Next update: 01/23/15

DB 79198 The Goblin Emperor –By Katherine Addison -  MAIA ASCENDS TO THE GOBLIN THRONE WHEN HIS FATHER, THE EMPEROR, AND HIS THREE HALF-BROTHERS DIE IN AN AIRSHIP ACCIDENT. KEPT AWAY FROM COURT HIS ENTIRE LIFE BECAUSE OF HIS MIXED BLOOD, MAIA MUST NAVIGATE TREACHEROUS WATERS--ESPECIALLY AFTER IT COMES OUT THE ACCIDENT WAS INTENTIONAL. SOME VIOLENCE. 2014.

DB 79506 The City - By Dean Koontz -  JONAH KIRK IS A YOUNG, SKINNY, BLACK BOY WHO LIVES WITH HIS SINGER MOTHER IN THE CITY. AS HE REALIZES HIS TALENT FOR PIANO, HIS LIFE IS SHAPED BY BOTH MAGICAL GOODNESS AND EVIL IN THE VARIOUS PEOPLE WHO ENTER HIS LIFE. SOME VIOLENCE AND SOME STRONG LANGUAGE. 2014.

DB 79616  Seeders –By A.J. Colucci  - AFTER SCIENTIST RECLUSE GEORGE BROOKES MYSTERIOUSLY DIES, HEIRS TO HIS ESTATE ARRIVE ON THE SMALL CANADIAN ISLAND TO INVESTIGATE HIS BIZARRE EXPERIMENTATION IN BOTANY. BUT A FIERCE STORM HITS, THE POWER GOES OUT, AND A NIGHT OF TERROR BEGINS. VIOLENCE, STRONG LANGUAGE, AND SOME DESCRIPTIONS OF SEX. 2014.

DB 79572  Wynne’s War – By Aaron Gwyn -  AFGHANISTAN. AFTER RESCUING A HORSE FROM THE MIDDLE OF A FIREFIGHT, CORPORAL ELIJAH RUSSELL BECOMES A CELEBRITY THANKS TO A JOURNALIST CREW. HE IS SUMMARILY REASSIGNED TO THE COMMAND OF CHARISMATIC CAPTAIN WYNNE. THE MISSION IS TREACHEROUS AND CHALLENGES RUSSELL'S BELIEFS. VIOLENCE AND STRONG LANGUAGE. 2014.

DB 79622  Big Little Lies – By Liane Moriarty - NEW TO TOWN, JANE--SINGLE MOTHER OF KINDERGARTENER ZIGGY--BECOMES FRIENDS WITH CELESTE AND MADELINE, WHO EACH HAVE CHILDREN IN ZIGGY'S CLASS. BUT THE WOMEN ARE HARBORING SECRETS THAT LEAD TO A DISASTROUS SCHOOL TRIVIA NIGHT ENDING IN MULTIPLE INJURIES--AND ONE DEATH. STRONG LANGUAGE. BESTSELLER.  2014.

DB 79443 Everyday Holiness:The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar –By Alan Morinis  –  FOUNDER OF THE MUSSAR INSTITUTE DISCUSSES THIS SPIRITUAL PATH OF ORTHODOX JUDAISM WHICH EMPHASIZES CLEARING AWAY THE EXTREMES OF EMOTION, DESIRE, AND BAD HABITS TO ALLOW ONE'S INNER ESSENCE TO SHINE THROUGH. DETAILS DESIRABLE QUALITIES SUCH AS GENEROSITY AND HUMILITY, AND INCLUDES SUGGESTIONS OF HOW TO PRACTICE. 2007.

DB 79477 The Reef: A Passionate History – By Iain McCalman - UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY HISTORIAN EXPLORES THE NATURAL AND RECORDED HISTORY OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF OFF THE WEST COAST OF AUSTRALIA. USES PROFILES OF EXPLORERS LIKE CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, TRANSCULTURAL CASTAWAYS LIKE BARBARA THOMPSON FROM THE 1840S, AND ACADEMICS TO ILLUSTRATE THE AREA'S DIVERSE HISTORY. 2013.

DB 79497 How It Feels To Be Free: Black Women Entertainers And The Civil Rights Movement – By Ruth Feldstein  - EXAMINATION OF THE EXPERIENCE OF BLACK WOMEN ENTERTAINERS DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA OF THE 1960S AND 1970S IN THE UNITED STATES. SPECIFICALLY LOOKS AT THE LIVES OF NINA SIMONE, MIRIAM MAKEBA, ABBEY LINCOLN, DIAHANN CARROLL, LENA HORNE, AND CICELY TYSON. 2013.

DB 79480 Spymaster: Startling Cold War Revelations Of A Soviet KGB Chief – By Tennent H. Bagley - FORMER CIA OFFICER BAGLEY EXAMINES THE LIFE OF KGB CHIEF SERGEY KONDRASHEV--BAGLEY'S COUNTERPART AND LATER FRIEND. DISCUSSES KGB OPERATIONS DURING THE COLD WAR AND REVEALS PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN BREACHES OF SECURITY. REMINISCENCES INCLUDE KONDRASHEV'S INTERPRETING FOR PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV AND PRESIDENT JOHN KENNEDY. 2013.