Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Land of love and drowning

By Yanique, Tiphanie

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

" A major debut from an award-winning writer-an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands. In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them. Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world. Wholly unique, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the author's own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evokes an entire world and way of life and love. Following the Bradshaw family through sixty years of fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prize-winning young writer"--

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One summer

By Baldacci, David

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

Jack is terminally ill and has a very short time to live. As Christmas approaches, he prepares to spend his last days with his wife Lizzie and their three kids. But suddenly, Lizzie is tragically killed in a car accident, and the children are separated and sent to live with different family members. However, when Jack miraculously recovers, he sets out to reunite his family.

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Being Elizabeth

By Bradford, Barbara Taylor

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

Elizabeth Deravenel finds herself at the crossroads of love and duty as she runs one of the most powerful business dynasties in history.

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Born to be wild

By Coulter, Catherine

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

When someone tries to kill her, believing her to be the evil character she plays on a popular soap opera, daytime drama superstar Mary Lisa Beverly is forced to get help from an unexpected source.

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The burning wire

By Deaver, Jeffery

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

Quadriplegic forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme leads his team--NYPD detective Amelia Sachs, officer Ron Pulaski, and FBI agent Fred Dellray--to find and stop a killer who uses electricity as modus operandi. Meanwhile, Rhyme is consulting on another high-profile investigation in Mexico with a most coveted quarry in his crosshairs: the hired killer known as the Watchmaker, one of the few criminals to have eluded Rhyme's net.

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Not my daughter

By Delinsky, Barbara

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

A pregnancy pact between three teenaged girls puts their mothers' love to the ultimate test in this emotionally wrenching story of love and forgiveness.

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Dark harvest

By Harper, Karen

Publishing Date: c2004

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

"In the closed Amish community of Maplecreek, someone is threatening the children ... Policewoman Kat Lindley is running from the big-city job that nearly got her killed, and from memories of the abused boy she failed to save. She agrees to undertake a dangerous masquerade within the peaceful Amish community of Maplecreek, desperate to save its children ..."--Page 4 of cover.

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The stone forest

By Harper, Karen

Publishing Date: c2002

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

Fifteen years after Jenna and Amanda Kirk were abducted, Jenna returns to Stone Country Indiana to uncover the truth about what happend to her sister. As memories begin to surface, someone tries to scare her off, and Jenna must discover if the culprit is among those she trusts most.

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The price

By Johnston, Joan

Publishing Date: 2003

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

"Two lawyers feel an old attraction when they meet in court ... on opposite sides of the case"--Page 2 of cover.

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A dream to call my own

By Peterson, Tracie

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

Lacy Gallatin, the youngest of the Gallatin sisters, is a woman with a mission: to find her father's killer. Haunted by the belief that she's failed her pa, Lacy also battles a desire to have something more than just revenge, something she can't quite figure out ...

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Blood brothers

By Roberts, Nora

Publishing Date: 2007

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

In the small village of Hawkins Hollow, three best friends who share the same birthday sneak off into the woods for a sleepover the evening before turning 10. But a night of pre-pubescent celebration turns into a night of horror as their blood brother oath unleashes a three-hundred year curse. Twenty-one years later, Cal Hawkins and his friends have seen their town plagued by a week of unexplainable evil events two more times - every seven years. With the clock winding down on the third set of seven years, someone else has taken an interest in the town's folklore. Quinn is a well known scholar of local legends, and despite Cal's protests, insists on delving in the mystery. But when the first signs of evil appear months early, it's not only the town Cal tries to protect, but also his heart.

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The darkest evening

By Cleeves, Ann

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"From Ann Cleeves-New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows-comes the stunning new Vera Stanhope novel, The Darkest Evening. "Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers."-Louise Penny "As a huge fan of both the Shetland and Vera series of books, I had high expectations for Cleeves' latest. . . . A stunning debut for Cleeves' latest crimefighter."-David Baldacci on The Long Call On the first snowy night of winter, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope sets off for her home in the hills. Though the road is familiar, she misses a turning and soon becomes lost and disorientated. A car has skidded off the narrow road in front of her, its door left open, and she stops to help. There is no driver to be seen, so Vera assumes that the owner has gone to find help. But a cry calls her back: a toddler is strapped in the back seat. Vera takes the child and, driving on, she arrives at a place she knows well. Brockburn is a large, grand house in the wilds of Northumberland, now a little shabby and run down. It's also where her father, Hector, grew up. Inside, there's a party in full swing: music, Christmas lights and laughter. Outside, unbeknownst to the revelers, a woman lies dead in the snow. As the blizzard traps the group deep in the freezing Northumberland countryside, Brockburn begins to give up its secrets, and as Vera digs deeper into her investigation, she also begins to uncover her family's complicated past"--

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Fortune and glory: tantalizing twenty-seven

By Evanovich, Janet

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When Grandma Mazur's new husband dies on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was an old easy chair and the keys to a fortune, but as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for the treasure, they discover that two past enemies, along with a new adversary stand in their way, and the search turns into a race against time with more on the line than ever before because Stephanie's deepest feelings will be tested--as she may finally be forced to choose between Joe Morelli and Ranger.

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Mesa Verde victim

By Graham, Scott

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Hounded by false accusations of murder, archaeologist Chuck Bender and his family risk their lives to track down an unknown killer on the loose in a rugged canyon on the remote western edge of Mesa Verde National Park, where ancient stone villages and secret burial sites, abandoned centuries ago by the Ancestral Puebloan people, harbor artifacts so rare and precious they're worth killing over"--

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How to raise an elephant

By McCall Smith, Alexander

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"The next book in the perennially adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series sees Precious Ramotswe calling upon all her maternal instincts when she's faced with a two-ton case. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but can Mma Ramotswe and the rest of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency come together to raise a pipsqueak pachyderm? We may find out in this novel. We may not. Who can say?"--

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Cold wind: a mystery

By Shelton, Paige

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Second in a new series set in Alaska from beloved cozy author Paige Shelton, Cold Wind will chill your bones. Beth Rivers is still in Alaska. The unidentified man who kidnapped her in her home of St. Louis hasn't been found yet, so she's not ready to go back. But as October comes to a close, Benedict is feeling more and more like her new home. Beth has been working on herself: She's managed to get back to writing, and she's enjoying these beautiful months between summer and winter in Alaska. Then, everything in Benedict changes after a mudslide exposes a world that had been hidden for years. Two mud-covered, silent girls appear, and a secret trapper's house is found in the woods. The biggest surprise, though, is a dead and frozen woman's body in the trapper's shed. No one knows who she is, but the man who runs the mercantile, Randy, seems to be in the middle of all the mysteries. Unable to escape her journalistic roots, Beth is determined to answer the questions that keep arising: Are the mysterious girls and the frozen body connected? Can Randy possibly be involved? And-most importantly-can she solve this mystery before the cold wind sweeping over the town and the townspeople descends for good?"--

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Scandalous behavior

By Woods, Stuart

Publishing Date: [2016?]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

New York City cop-turned-Manhattan law firm rainmaker Stone Barrington confronts a particularly challenging adversary whose nefarious schemes test the limits of Barrington's skills.

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The girl in the tower: a novel

By Arden, Katherine

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

"The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home--but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege"--

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The hidden girl and other stories

By Liu, Ken

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

"From award-winning author Ken Liu comes his much anticipated second volume of short stories. Ken Liu is one of the most lauded short story writers of our time. This collection includes a selection of his science fiction and fantasy stories from the last five years-sixteen of his best-plus a new novelette. In addition to these seventeen selections, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories also features an excerpt from book three in the Dandelion Dynasty series, The Veiled Throne"--

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The ministry for the future

By Robinson, Kim Stanley

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

"From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a vision of climate change unlike any ever imagined. Kim Stanley Robinson is one of contemporary science fiction's most acclaimed writers, and with this new novel, he once again turns his eye to themes of climate change, technology, politics, and the human behaviors that drive these forces. But his setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world--rather, he imagines a more hopeful future, one where humanity has managed to overcome our challenges and thrive. It is a novel both immediate and impactful, perfect for his many fans and for readers who crave powerful and thought-provoking sci-fi stories"--