Apr 10, 2008

New Large Print Fiction, 4.10.08

Every Last Cuckoo, Kate Maloy
At age seventy-five, Sarah thought that her life was settled and assured: she and Charles would live out their days in the quiet comfort of their rural Vermont home. But now, with Charles gone, Sarah is unable to find peace. That is, until her home unforeseeably becomes an unruly refuge for wayward souls. First comes her teenage granddaughter Lottie, who can't abide living with her mother. She's soon joined by two similarly displaced young friends; an Israeli soldier who needs a retreat; a young mother and son who've lost their home to a fire; and a woman and her infant fleeing a violent partner.

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Marshal of Medicine Lodge, Stan Lynde
Montana Territory, 1886 The last thing this territory needs is Indian trouble, or a bunch of nervous settlers demanding protection by the Army. As United States Marshal for the territory, I figure to send Jeff a little help...I figure to send him you, he said. U.S. Deputy Marshal Merlin Fanshaw arrives at the Crow Indian Reservation with orders to restore law and order. But a powerful rancher and his son block the deputy's efforts in order to retain their rigid control over the nearby settlement of Medicine Lodge. When a shocking murder rocks the town, tension and violence escalates between the Crow Indians and the settlers. Fanshaw must bring in the killer before an innocent man loses his life-or he forfeits his own.

Invasion of the Widow's Club, Joyce Livingston
Valentine Denay, still feeling an allegiance to her deceased husband, is hesitant to move forward in life and love. Robert Chase is ready to make a lifelong commitment, but Valentine's heart seems rooted to the past. Will Robert have the patience to wait, or will Valentine miss this second chance at happiness? When Jade Jansen moves into the neighborhood, she's readily accepted into the Widows' Club. But soon strange events prompt Valentine to suspect all is not what it seems. Will the mystery be solved before there's one less member of the club?

Innocent Traitor, Alison Weir
Historical expertise marries page-turning fiction in Alison Weir' s enthralling debut novel, breathing new life into one of the most significant and tumultuous periods of the English monarchy. It is the story of Lady Jane Grey- the Nine Days' Queen - a fifteen-year-old girl who unwittingly finds herself at the center of the religious and civil unrest that nearly toppled the fabled House of Tudor during the sixteenth century. The child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother, for whom she is merely a pawn in a dynastic game with the highest stakes, Jane Grey was born during the harrowingly turbulent period between Anne Boleyn' s beheading and the demise of Jane' s infamous great-uncle, King Henry VIII. With the premature passing of Jane' s adolescent cousin, and Henry' s successor, King Edward VI, comes a struggle for supremacy fueled by political machinations and lethal religious fervor.

What Are You Wearing to Die?, Patricia Sprinkle
Georgia magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough has never believed her husband's threat to shackle her to her desk to keep her from meddling in murder. But when Starr Knight, the taxidermist's daughter, is found dead, that's just what Joe Riddley does, despite Mac's protest that she has no intention of getting involved. She just has one question: why did the flamboyant young mother dress so sedately on the day she died? Then a second young woman is murdered, also dressed characteristically. Now Mac's got to ask-whose closet will be raided next?

Creation in Death, J.D. Robb
NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas keeps the streets of a near-future New York City safe in this extraordinary series. But even she makes mistakes, and is haunted by those she couldn't save — and the killers she couldn't capture. When the body of a young brunette is found in East River Park, artfully positioned and marked by signs of prolonged and painful torture, Eve is catapulted back to a case nine years earlier. The city was on edge from a killing spree that took the lives of four women in fifteen days, courtesy of a man the media tagged The Groom — because he put silver rings on the fingers of his victims.

Carry the Light, Delia Parr
Ellie Waters usually juggled career, family and church commitments with ease. But when her mother fell ill, coping suddenly seemed overwhelmingly difficult. For help she looked to the past—and within her deepest self. Charlene Butler, wife, grandmother and businesswoman, was enjoying a bright, new chapter of her life. But her aunt Dorothy's medical crisis suddenly made Charlene wonder how solid the foundation of her world really was. On their journeys of discovery, these two very different women met, shared the burden of being caretakers, and in doing so they became best friends. Together they laughed, prayed and found new strength and new depths to their faith.

The Briton, Catherine Palmer
In medieval England, a young woman finds strength she didnt know she had after shes thrown into dangerous and cruel circumstances, and discovers the true meaning of life, love, and faith while fighting for the family legacy she believes in.

for more information about these and other large print books, search the library's catalog >

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