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WEST OF SUNSET / Stewart O’Nan

Scott Fitzgerald spent his last years in Hollywood trying to earn the money needed to keep his wife, Zelda, in a mental hospital and his daughter, Scottie, in boarding schools and college. Occasionally for short periods he succeeds at that, but never succeeds at re-establishing himself as a great writer. His personal life is a […]

 
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THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE / Benjamin Black

If you have a soft spot for classic private eye novels and movies set in the Fifties, where the detectives are always hard-boiled and the women are always knockouts, rejoice! Benjamin Black, also known as award winning novelist John Banville, has created a new Philip Marlowe novel. It opens as a client – rich, sophisticated, […]

 
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Black hat Jack : the true life adventures of Deadwood Dick, as told by his ownself / Joe R. Lansdale

Lansdale’s novella fictionalizes the Second Battle of Adobe Walls, which was a conflict between Native Americans and a group of settlers in Texas in 1874. The exciting and fast-paced story of the battle features real life African-American cowboy, Nat Love, (also known as Deadwood Dick) and Lansdale creation, Black Hat Jack.  And because Lansdale is […]

 
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Romantic Music

  Check out a selection of  our CDs that feature romantic love songs by popular music artists  —   My funny valentine / Chet Baker CD 781.65 BAK , Love songs /Marlene Dietrich CD 781.63 DIE , My love  / Céline Dion  CD 781.63 DIO , The very best of Dan Fogelberg/ Dan Fogelberg   CD 781.63 FOG , At Last […]

 
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MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD WINNER

Look for copies of these titles in the Teen Fiction Collection.  Copies may also be available in audiobook, ebook and downloadable audio formats.  Check the Library catalog for complete holdings.  2013 Winner:  In Darkness by Nick Lake In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is […]