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Popular Fiction and Non-Fiction Collection

The Popular Fiction and Non-Fiction Collection is a changing collection of current  best-sellers, popular fiction and non-fiction books, including graphic novels, for your reading pleasure.  The collection is located on the main floor of the Lucy Scribner Library near the DVD and CD collections.   These books may be checked out for two weeks.  The books are arranged on the shelves alphabetically by author and can be searched in the Library Catalog by either author or title.

This guide is intended to aid you in your book selection as it identifies books by genre, see above tabs (adventure, biography, mystery,etc) and those most recently published.  Happy Reading!

 

January 2014: New Popular Books

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Eggs in a Casket - Childs, Laura
Call Number: 1st floor-- Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9780425255582
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
There are plenty of bodies buried at Memorial Cemetery, but when someone's body turns up un the wrong grave during an anniversary celebration, only the Cackleberry Club can crack the case as they scramble to catch the culprit. (Mystery)

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Steeped in Evil - Childs, Laura
Call Number: 1st floor-- Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9780425252956
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
Theodosia Browning has never considered herself a wine connoisseur—tea has always been her forte. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to pass up an invitation to a fancy wine-tasting party at the upscale Knighthall Winery, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. But a sweet evening takes on a bitter aftertaste when a dead body is discovered in one of the wine barrels. The son of proprietor Jordan Knight has been murdered. (Mystery)

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Andrew's Brain - Doctorow, E. L.
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9781400068814
Publication Date: 2014-01-14
A confession lays bare the soul of a man named Andrew, who calls truth and memory into question as he recounts the tragedy that led him to an inexplicable act, speaking to an unknown party from an undisclosed location. (Psychological)

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Snowblind - Golden, Christopher
Call Number: 1st floor-- Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9781250015310
Publication Date: 2014-01-21
The ghosts from the last deadly storm linger as a new winter storm promises even greater tragedy for a small New England town's citizens who remain haunted by the loved ones they lost all those years ago. (Horror)

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The Way of All Fish - Grimes, Martha
Call Number: 1st floor-- Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9781476723952
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
It's pretty hard to sell your second book when your ex-agent is suing you over your first one. Writer's block is the least of writer Cindy Sella's worries when hitmen Candy and Karl, who first appeared in 'Foul Matter,' concoct a crazy set of capers aimed at stopping Cindy's ex-agent for good in a sequel to 'Foul Matter' that features various characters from its predecessor. (Suspense)

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The Pretenders - Harris, Charlaine; Golden, Christopher; Kramer, Don (Illustrator)
Call Number: 1st floor-- Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9780425256664
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Calexa Rose Dunhill is as good a name as any for a girl with no memory, who lives in a crypt and stays away from the rest of humanity. Gifted the ability to see spirits, Calexa faces a life-changing choice when she meets a spirit in need, but helping that spirit means stepping out of hiding and facing the cold, hard light of the world Calexa has shunned for so long. (Magic/Occult)

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Perfect - Joyce, Rachel
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 0812993306
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
What would you do if you were in a car accident with your mom and you were the only one who remembered it? In the aftermath of a car ride gone wrong, 12-year-old Byron tries to determine what really happened on the morning that he's pretty sure his life changed forever. (Fiction)

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The Invention of Wings - Kidd, Sue Monk
Call Number: 1st floor-- Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9780670024780
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Eleven-year-old Sarah Grimke can't believe she got a handmaid for her birthday, and she's even more appalled when her slave-owning parents refuse to take their gift back. So begins the journey of an urban slave and the girl who taught her to read and write, their tenuous relationship following them as they seek their own new lives through nearly four decades after Sarah's birthday in 1803 Charleston. (Historical)

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River Road - Krentz, Jayne Ann
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 0399165126
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
he rescued could become the rescuer when her aunt's death sends Lucy Sheridan back to Summer River, where the infuriating Mason Fletcher hauled her out of a crazy party 13 years ago. It wasn't long after that the rich kid with a vendetta against Lucy went missing, never to be found. Sinister secrets swim to the surface as the reunited Lucy and Mason uncover a troubling truth in Lucy's late-aunt's house. (Mystery)

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On Such a Full Sea - Lee, Chang-Rae
Call Number: 1st floor-- Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9781594486104
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Class differences rule a future America in which labor class members, descended from those shipped over from environmentally-ravaged China, give fish to surrounding, elite charter villages. One female fish-tank diver is about to become the stuff of legend just by falling in love. Fan sets out from her B-Mor settlement, once called Baltimore, braving the criminally corrupt Open Counties as she seeks her missing lover. (Dystopia)

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Belle Cora - Margulies, Phillip
Call Number: 1st floor-- Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9780385532761
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Meet the woman whose wealth was built from greedy men's dreams as you discover the merchant's daughter who would be known far and wide as a madam, a prostitute, a murderess, and a San Francisco dowager like no other in a tale based on the notorious Belle Cora (1828-1919). (Historical)

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Dust - Owuor, Yvonne Adhiambo
Call Number: 1st floor-- Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9780307961204
Publication Date: 2014-01-28
In the wake of Odidi Oganda's murder, his dysfunctional family meets a young Englishman on a desperate search and deals with a mother whose grief sent her running as chaos comes to contemporary Kenya and a mysterious Trader seeks vengeance. (Historical)

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Still Life with Bread Crumbs - Quindlen, Anna
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9781400065752
Publication Date: 2014-01-28
Former world-renowned photographer Rebecca Winter reopens her inner eye to discover the beauty waiting for her in her new country home. With help from a local named Jim Bates, she's about to discover that you don't need a camera to see the beauty all around you. (Romance)

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In the Blood - Unger, Lisa
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 1451691173
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Lifelong liar and soon-to-be college graduate Lana Granger never thought she'd meet her manipulative match in young Luke, the disturbed boy she's babysitting to make ends meet now that her trust fund is all but gone. When Lana's best friend vanishes, Lana falls back on old habits to hide the truth. She's about to find out that someone else knows the secrets she's fought so hard to keep, and he won't rest until everyone bears witness to the truth. (Psychological Fiction)

 

December 2013: New Popular Books

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Heirs of the Body - Dunn, Carola
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9780312675493
Publication Date: 2013-12-10
At this rate, no one will be the heir to Fairacres family estate. Hired to help her cousin determine a future heir at Lord Dalrymple's birthday party, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher seeks a killer when a would-be heir's pregnant wife claims her sailor husband has gone missing. (Mystery)

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The Circle - Eggers, Dave
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 0385351399
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
At the dawn of a new age, ambitiously-driven Mae Holland watches her new career with the Circle, a universal operating system that creates a single online identity, take her from the height of happiness to the alarming nightmare bred by disturbing privacy, memory, and democratic issues. As her world falls apart, Mae takes no comfort in the fact that everyone can watch it happen. (Fiction)

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Buying In - Hemphill, Laura
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 0544114574
Publication Date: 2013-11-05
Traversing the male-dominated industry at Sterling & Sons is about to get even tougher for Sophie Landgraf as she teams with her boss and an immigrant to stage one last attempt at driving profits with a merger between failing aluminum companies in October 2007. (Fiction)

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Murder as a Second Language - Hess, Joan
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9781250011961
Publication Date: 2013-12-17
Leave it to Claire Malloy to turn married life and a simple volunteer opportunity into a murder mystery. Hoping to help her daughter and her daughter's friend improve their resumes, Claire signs on as an ESL tutor and quickly ends up on the nonprofit's Board of Directors. When vandalism and embezzlement claims lead to a Russian woman's murder, Peter calls on Claire to help solve the mystery. (Mystery)

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In Retrospect - Larson, Ellen
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 1432827332
Publication Date: 2013-12-11
Merit Rafi has three days to save her family and colleagues. When General Zane is murdered during a volatile truce in the year 3324, Merit, the last person left who can use Forensic Retrospection, must go back in time to find Zane's killer…or the people she loves will pay dearly for her mistake. (Science Fiction)

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My Venice and Other Essays - Leon, Donna
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9780802120366
Publication Date: 2013-12-03
Donna Leon speaks of the city she's long called home through collected short essays that reveal her thoughts on trash in the canals, her infatuation with opera, family life, and the definition of a true Italian man. (Biography)

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Murder and Moonshine - Miller, Carol
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9781250019257
Publication Date: 2013-12-17
Small-town Virginia waitress Daisy seeks dark secrets when an old hermit wanders into the diner where she works and dies. Now Daisy must brave a dangerous past as she investigates the money and moonshine that could bring more harm than good to this small town. (Mystery)

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The Spook Lights Affair - Muller, Marcia
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9780765331755
Publication Date: 2013-12-03
It's not every day that a young debutante jumps off a parapet to her death. When Virginia St. Ives's body goes missing after an apparent suicide in 1895 San Francisco, Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services, sends Sabina on a search for answers. (Mystery)

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Rosemary and Crime - Oust, Gail
Call Number: 1st floor--Near Circulation Desk
ISBN: 9781250011046
Publication Date: 2013-12-17
Murder was not the kind of spicy opening that recently divorced Piper Prescott was dreaming of when she opened her own spice shop, 'Spice it Up!' Nevertheless, the local chef is killed with a knife that Piper handled long before the chef can get to the scheduled cooking demo. Now Piper must avoid a hit-and-run attempt and catch the killer if she hopes to clear her name and get back to adding some more pleasant spice to her life. (Mystery)

 

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