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List updated: 06/16/17
Next update: 06/23/17
DB 86349 The Doomed City – By Arkady Strugatsky And Boris Strugatsky –IN AN EXPERIMENTAL CITY BORDERED BY AN ABYSS AND AN IMPOSSIBLY HIGH WALL, THE CITY'S INHABITANTS ARE INDIVIDUALS PLUCKED FROM ACROSS GLOBAL HISTORY. THEY ARE LEFT TO GOVERN THEMSELVES UNDER CONDITIONS SET BY THE INSCRUTABLE MENTORS. AS TIME PASSES, HOWEVER, INCREASINGLY NIGHTMARISH SCENARIOS PLAGUE THE CITY. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN RUSSIAN. STRONG LANGUAGE. 1989.

DB 86217 Commonwealth - By Ann Patchett - DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY BURT COUSINS UNEXPECTEDLY SHOWS UP AT THE CHRISTENING PARTY FOR COP FIX KEATING'S BABY DAUGHTER. BURT MEETS FIX'S BEAUTIFUL WIFE, BEVERLY, AND STEALS A KISS. THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THIS PLAY OUT FOR BOTH FAMILIES OVER FIVE DECADES. STRONG LANGUAGE. BESTSELLER. 2016.

DB 86207 A Crimson Warning – By Tasha Alexander – LADY EMILY AND HER HUSBAND, COLIN, ARE BACK IN LONDON. EMILY AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAW JOIN THE WOMEN'S LIBERAL FEDERATION TO FIGHT FOR SUFFRAGE. SOON, DOORSTEPS IN MAYFAIR ARE BEING SPLASHED WITH CRIMSON PAINT, AND SECRETS ARE REVEALED. WHEN DEAD BODIES APPEAR, EMILY AND COLIN INVESTIGATE. SOME VIOLENCE. 2011.

DB 86230 Fastpitch: The Untold History Of Softball And The Women Who Made The Game – By Erica Westly – A JOURNALIST CHRONICLES THE GAME OF SOFTBALL, INCLUDING ITS ORIGINS IN LATE NINETEENTH-CENTURY CHICAGO, THE GROWTH OF THE FASTPITCH VERSION STARTING IN THE 1930S, AND ITS DISTINCTION AS ONE OF THE ONLY TEAM SPORTS WOMEN WERE ALLOWED TO PLAY COMPETITIVELY. PROFILES MANY OF THE STARS OF THE GAME. 2016.

DB 86229 Bush – By Jean Edward Smith - PRESIDENTIAL BIOGRAPHER AND AUTHOR OF EISENHOWER (DB 74849) ATTEMPTS TO PORTRAY THE FORTY-THIRD PRESIDENT IN A CRITICAL YET FAIR MANNER. DISCUSSES BUSH'S DECISION TO INVADE IRAQ AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT CHOICE, THE FINANCIAL CRISIS OF 2008, HURRICANE KATRINA, THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT, AND OTHER ASPECTS OF BUSH'S LEGACY. 2016.

DB 86228 Born To Run –By Bruce Springsteen – NEW JERSEY'S MOST FAMOUS SON TELLS HIS STORY. COVERS HIS YOUTH, HOW SEEING ELVIS ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW MADE HIM WANT TO BECOME A MUSICIAN, HIS EARLY BANDS IN ASBURY PARK, HIS LIFE TOURING WITH THE E STREET BAND, AND THE PERSONAL STORIES THAT FUELED HIS MUSIC. SOME STRONG LANGUAGE. BESTSELLER. 2016.

DB 85947 Project Droid Books 1-2 – By Nancy Krulik And Amanda Burwasser - IN SCIENCE NO FAIR!, LOGAN HOPES HIS ANDROID COUSIN, JAVA, WILL HELP HIM WIN THE CLASS SCIENCE FAIR--BUT JAVA HAS OTHER IDEAS. IN SOCCER SHOCKER!, LOGAN FLIPS OUT WHEN HE LEARNS THAT JAVA WILL BE ON HIS TEAM. FOR GRADES 2-4. 2016.

DB 86221 Moo – By Sharon Creech - WHEN HER PARENTS FIND THEMSELVES UNEMPLOYED, TWELVE-YEAR-OLD REENA AND HER FAMILY MOVE TO A COASTAL MAINE TOWN. UNSURE WHAT TO EXPECT, REENA IS SURPRISED THAT HER PARENTS VOLUNTEERED HER TO HELP ON AN ELDERLY LADY'S FARM FILLED WITH CRAZY ANIMALS, INCLUDING AN ORNERY COW NAMED ZORA. FOR GRADES 3-6. 2016.

DB 86519 Six Dots: A Story Of Young Louis Braille – By Jen Bryant – A NARRATIVE BIOGRAPHY OF LOUIS BRAILLE, WHO LOST HIS SIGHT AS A YOUNG CHILD WHILE PLAYING IN HIS FATHER'S WORKSHOP. AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO CODED MILITARY MESSAGES AT THE ROYAL SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND IN PARIS, LOUIS INVENTED HIS OWN ALPHABET--A SYSTEM FOR WRITING USING SIX DOTS. FOR GRADES K-3. 2016.