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Sacrifice
(Bolton, S. J.)
In this masterful debut that starts off as a mystery and becomes much more, Tora Hamilton is an outsider at her new home on the rocky, windswept Shetland Islands, a hundred miles from the northeastern tip of Scotland. Though her husband grew up here, it's the first time he's been back in twenty years. Digging in the peat on their new property, Tora unearths a human body, at first glance a centuries-old bog body, interesting but not uncommon. But realizing that the body is in fact much newer, that the woman's heart has been cut out, and that she was killed within a few days of bearing a child, Tora, herself an obstetrician, becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her―even when the police, her colleagues, and eventually her husband warn her against getting involved. Sacrifice is a bone-chilling, spellbinding debut about secrets worth killing for that will grip readers from its beginning to its startling end.
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Women surgeons -- Fiction
Women Crimes against -- Fiction
Murder Investigation -- Fiction
Legends Scotland Shetland -- Fiction

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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
(Beth Hoffman)
Relegated to the care of an eccentric great-aunt after her mentally unbalanced mother's accidental death, 12-year-old CeeCee is quickly surrounded by the strong women and cultural elements of her new Savannah community. [Fiction 320 pages] [Added May 2011] [39093068908060]
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Scent of Rain and Lightning
(Nancy Pickard)
The man convicted of murdering Jody's father, Billy Crosby, is being released from prison and returning to the small town of Rose, Kansas. Crosby has been granted a new trial, thanks in large part to the efforts of his son, Collin, a lawyer who has spent most of his life trying to prove his father's innocence. As Jody revisits old wounds, startling revelations compel her to uncover the dangerous truth about her family's tragic past. [Fiction 330 pages] [Added January 2012] [39093070002449]
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Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte
(Syrie James)
Though poor, plain, and unconnected, Charlotte Bronte posses a deeply passionate side which she reveals only in her writings. It is the pages of her diary where Charlotte exposes her deepest feelings and desires--and the truth about her life, its triumps and shattering disappointments, her family, the inpiration behind her work, her scandalous secret passion for the man she can never have--and her intense dramatic relationship with the man she comes to love, the enigmatic Arthur Bell Nicholls. [Fiction 454 pages] [Added May 2011] [39093068921576]
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Sense of an Ending
(Julian Barnes)
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove. [Fiction 163 pages] [Added 2/2013] [39093074798760]
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Shoemaker's Wife
(Adriana Trigiani)
Two star-crossed lovers--Enza and Ciro--meet and separate, until, finally, the power of their love changes both of their lives forever. Set during the years preceding and during World War I. [Fiction 470 pages] [39093074953548] [Added July 2013]
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Silver Linings Playbook
(Matthew Quick)
After Pat Peoples and his wife Nikki separate, he goes to live with his parents but everything seems changed. No one wants to talk to him about Nikki, his old friends are busy with their families, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as therapy. He meets Tiffany, a clinically depressed widow, who offers to act as a liaison between the couple if Pat will give up watching football, agrees to perform in the Dance Away Depression competition and not tell anyone about their contract.
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Fiction; Divorced Men; Widows; Depression; Denial; Humorous Stories

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Sing Them Home
(Stephanie Kallos)
This novel is a portrait of three siblings who have lived in the shadow of unresolved grief since their mother's disappearance when they were children. Everyone in Emlyn Springs knows the story of Hope Jones, the physician's wife whose big dreams for their tiny town were lost along with her in the tornado of 1978. For Hope's three young children, the stability of life with their preoccupied father, and with Viney, their mother's spitfire best friend, is no match for Hope's absence. Larken, the eldest, is now an art history professor who seeks in food an answer to a less tangible hunger; Gaelan, the son, is a telegenic weatherman who devotes his life to predicting the unpredictable; and the youngest, Bonnie, is a self-proclaimed archivist who combs roadsides for clues to her mother's legacy, and permission to move on. When they're summoned home after their father's death, each sibling is forced to revisit the childhood tragedy that has defined their lives. [Fiction 304 pages] [Added 6/10] [39093064990070]
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Sisters brothers
(deWitt, Patrick, )
When a frontier baron known as the Commodore orders Charlie and Eli Sisters, his hired gunslingers, to track down and kill a prospector named Herman Kermit Warm, the brothers journey from Oregon to San Francisco, and eventually to Warm's claim in the Sierra foothills, running into a witch, a bear, a dead Indian, a parlor of drunken floozies, and a gang of murderous fur trappers
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Brothers -- Fiction
Gold miners -- Fiction
Frontier and pioneer life West (U.S.) -- Fiction
Western stories

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Sixth extinction: an unnatural history (#0)
(Kolbert, Elizabeth.)
Provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.
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Skeletons on the Zahara: a true story of survival
(King, Dean, )
A masterpiece of historical adventure, Skeletons on the Zahara chronicles the true story of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the perilous heart of the Sahara.
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Smilla's sense of snow
(Hoeg, Peter)
She thinks more highly of snow and ice than she does of love. She lives in a world of numbers, science and memories--a dark, exotic stranger in a strange land. And now Smilla Jaspersen is convinced she has uncovered a shattering crime... It happened in the Copenhagen snow. A six-year-old boy, a Greenlander like Smilla, fell to his death from the top of his apartment building. While the boy's body is still warm, the police pronounce his death an accident. But Smilla knows her young neighbor didn't fall from the roof on his own. Soon she is following a path of clues as clear to her as footsteps in the snow. For her dead neighbor, and for herself, she must embark on a harrowing journey of lies, revelation and violence that will take her back to the world of ice and snow from which she comes, where an explosive secret waits beneath the ice....
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Smoke gets in your eyes: and other lessons from the crematory
(Doughty, Caitlin, )
The blogger behind the popular Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes.
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Nonfiction; Undertakers and undertaking United States -- Biography
Undertakers and undertaking -- Anecdotes
Cremation

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Songs of Willow Frost: a novel
(Ford, Jamie.)
With his friend Charlotte, twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese-American boy, escapes from a Seattle orphanage determined to find his mother Willow and discover his connection to the exotic film star
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Orphanages -- Fiction
Mother and child -- Fiction
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State Of Wonder
(Ann Patchett)
A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years--a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past. [Fiction 353 Pages] [39093073280299] [Added 12/12]
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Station eleven
(Mandel, Emily St. John, )
"An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it"-- Provided by publisher
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Actors -- Fiction
Time travel -- Fiction
FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
FICTION / Literary

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Still Alice
(Lisa Genova)
Feeling at the top of her game when she is suddenly diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease, Harvard psychologist Alice Howland struggles to find meaning and purpose in her life as her concept of self gradually slips away. [Fiction 320 pages] [Added August 2011] [39093068908151]
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Storied life of A.J. Fikry, The
(Zevin, Gabrielle.)
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life
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Strength In What Remains
(Tracy Kidder)
Presents the story of Burundi civil war survivor Deo, who endures homelessness before pursuing an education at Columbia and eventually returning to his native land to help people in both countries. [Fiction 272 pages] [Added January 2012] [39093069901031]
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Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
(C. Alan Bradley)
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is propelled into a mystery when a man is found murdered on the grounds of her family's decaying English mansion and Flavia's father becomes the main suspect. [Fiction 416 pages] [Added 12/10] [39093066792367]
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