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The bandit : a novel based on the life of Sam Bass
Guin, Jerry, 1944- author.
"Sam Bass was just a farm boy from Indiana, but he wound up in Texas and became one of the most notorious outlaws in the history of the Old West. Texas history has often referred to Bass as "Texas' Beloved Bandit" or "Robin Hood on a Fast Horse." Jerry Guin's historical novel The Bandit takes an unflinching look at the life and times of Sam Bass, from his almost accidental incursion into a life of lawlessness to his ill-fated end, and provides a vivid portrait of this violent era."-- Provided by publisher.
Boss of barbed wire
Cord, Barry, 1913-1983, author.
"Ben Sladeen had come to Two Mile and taken a job as ramrod of the Barbed Wire spread with the intention of starting a new life. He wanted nothing to remind him of the old days in New Orleans, when he had been carefree and in love until the King brothers and Curly Temper had shattered the idyll and forced him to leave town. Now, Temper has bought a ranch adjoining the Barbed Wire and sets out once more to foil and frustrate Sladeen. With John Cross, Ben's boss, in no condition to defend himself, Ben resorts to trickery in order to protect his employer. When Cross didn't know what he was doing, Ben has him sign over ownership of the ranch so Ben can fight Temper on even terms. It's at this point that first Vern, and then Guy, King show up in Two Mile, proving that history not only repeats itself, but sometimes does so with the same actors"-- Provided by publisher.
The clover girls
Shipman, Viola, author.
Elizabeth, Veronica, Rachel and Emily met at Camp Birchwood as girls in 1985, where over four summers they were the Clover Girls--inseparable for those magical few weeks of freedom--until the last summer that pulled them apart. Now approaching middle age, the women are facing challenges they never imagined as teens, struggles with their marriages, their children, their careers, and wondering who it is they see when they look in the mirror. Then Liz, V and Rachel each receive a letter from Emily with devastating news. She implores the girls who were once her best friends to reunite at Camp Birchwood one last time, to spend a week together revisiting the dreams they'd put aside and repair the relationships they'd allowed to sour. But the women are not the same idealistic, confident girls who once ruled Camp Birchwood, and perhaps some friendships aren't meant to last forever...
Scott, Bradford, 1893-1975, author.
"Gold Dust and Blood - a trail that led Ranger Ace Walt Slade straight to the Cap Rock country and a gun-blazing showdown with the craftiest owlhoot in Texas. Tarp Henry was an outlaw jack-of-all-crimes - rustling, murder, train holdups - anything that tightened his grip of terror. And when he knew Slade was after him, Henry set his whole gang after the Ranger! Slade drew first blood - but a grim rendezvous was waiting for him on the Doom Trail"-- Provided by publisher.
A garland of bones
Haines, Carolyn, author
Sarah Booth has traded in hosting this Christmas season for a road trip with her besties. Each little Delta town has a special Christmas activity, and Sarah Booth's bff and detective partner, Tinkie, has arranged to rent a limo for the gang and drive to Columbus, MS, to stay in a B&B. Visions of Christmas shopping, parade floats, and romantic rendezvous are already dancing in their heads. But Christmas cheer soon turns to Christmas fear when, at one event after another, people keep getting hurt. Christmas karaoke gets ugly when one singer's microphone gives her an electric shock. A party during a historic home tour ends with a fall down the stairs for one of Columbus's most disreputable 'players.' And when the woman who hires Sarah Booth to find the villain behind the so-called accidents is nearly killed with an arrow during a holiday mumming, Sarah Booth knows something more sinister is at work. The Christmas bells are ringing hauntingly in Columbus this year, and Sarah Booth and Tinkie -- with a little help from hunky Sheriff Coleman Peters, of course-are determined to catch the wrong-doers and ensure they receive nothing but coal in their stockings.
The healing of Natalie Curtis
Kirkpatrick, Jane, 1946- author.
"Musician Natalie Curtis is broken by strict training and a lost love. After encountering Native American music, she is determined to save these ancient songs which are being silenced by the government. In doing so, Natalie steps inside the space between the notes to discover something she'd forgotten-music powerful enough to heal. Based on a true story."-- Provided by publisher.
Hell's Jaw Pass
O'Hara, Max, author.
"The building of the Transcontinental Railroad is the story of America itself. Full of great dreams--and greater dangers--it required bold vision, back-breaking work, and one brave man to stop the baddest of the bad men every step of the way. His name is Wolf Stockburn, railroad detective... NEXT STOP, HELL. ALL ABOARD! The killers are organized--and ruthless. One by one, they slaughter a railroad crew at Hell's Jaw Pass in Wyoming Territory. No survivors. No mercy. To ensure the rail line's completion, Wells Fargo sends their best detective, Wolf Stockburn, to the nearby mining town of Wild Horse. It's a rowdy little outpost full of miners, outlaws, and downright killers smack in the middle of two of the largest ranches in the territory. It's also as close to the pit of hell as Stockburn has ever been... Train holdups, ranch wars, slaughter--this little boomtown's got it all. Stockburn's not sure he can trust anyone here, even the deputy's daughter. This pretty gal isn't just flirting with Wolf, she's flirting with disaster. And that disaster comes with a hail of bullets, and--before it's all over--a lot of blood on the tracks."-- Provided by publisher.
Her new story
Bradford, Laura, author
"Tess Baker thought she had the perfect everything--until her best friend, and (now ex) husband, betrayed her, leaving her with nothing, except her career as an investigative reporter. In her work for a leading magazine, Tess can lose herself in whatever story she's chasing. So she's devastated when her next assignment is far from the exciting location or action-packed quest she anticipated. Thanks to a recent misstep, Tess is handed a bus ticket to Pennsylvania--to Amish country. The story? Write about living in the past in a modern-day world. Determined to prove herself by coming up with something juicier than a run-of-the-mill human-interest piece, Tess makes her way through this strange place, digging for dirt. Yet no matter where she turns, scandal eludes her. Instead, Tess encounters kindness and grace, even striking up unexpected friendships with women who bear a wisdom and capacity for forgiveness she can't imagine. It's only when she meets eighty-something Miss Lottie, beloved by the community even after decades away, that Tess realizes she may have hit upon the story she was looking for. But can she betray the people who have opened their arms--and their hearts--for the sake of a scoop?"
House of sticks : a memoir
Tran, Ly, 1989- author.
"A powerful memoir by 25-year-old Ly Tran about her immigrant experience and her recent family history in the aftermath of the war that spans from Vietnam to Brooklyn, and ultimately to the Ivy League."-- Provided by publisher.
Haines, Carolyn, author.
"When Dr. Alala Diakos, a visiting professor of Greek literature, comes to teach at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi, it doesn't take long for controversy to follow. With her fervent feminist ideals and revolutionary leanings, she quickly earns the admiration of many-and the ire of others. During a speech in the park, in which Alala tries to organize the women of Zinnia to demand equal pay, the crowd gets unruly, with men heckling the professor. And when PI Sarah Booth Delaney finds a sniper rifle and scope in the bushes, she begins to worry that there are more than fighting words at stake. Sarah Booth calls her boyfriend, Sheriff Coleman Peters, who offers the protection of the Zinnia police department, but Alala rejects him, saying she has no use for the law or men. And when a notorious domestic abuser is found dead the next day, suspicions turn to Alala herself, who was overheard bragging that she would take him down. Tensions deepen when connections are drawn between Alala and two similar, previous deaths. But Sarah Booth doesn't want to believe Alala is a murderer, and when the professor shows up at Sarah Booth's doorstep, asking her to find the real criminal, Sarah Booth embarks on a case stretching across the Delta. Yet Alala remains at the center of it all, and Sarah Booth can't help but wonder if the killer has been with her all along."-- Provided by publisher.
Is it any wonder
Walsh, Courtney, 1975- author.
Twelve years ago, Cody Boggs and Louisa Hamilton made a pact that no matter where their lives took them, they'd return to Nantucket Island's Brant Point Lighthouse on July 30th, their shared golden birthday, and continue their tradition of exchanging birthday wishes. But that was before. Before time and distance and a tragic accident upended both of their lives, irrevocably pulling them apart. When their worlds collide just months before that particular day, both Cody and Louisa are forced to confront long-buried secrets and a lifetime of shame as they begin to explore whether or not that silly pact was more than just child's play. And whether or not they can ever be more than "just friends" again.
Matched and married
Fuller, Kathleen, author.
Neither Margaret nor Owen has any interest in getting married. But in the small Amish town of Birch Creek, where marriage is on everyone’s mind, their plans don’t stand a chance.
Murder at Kensington Palace
Penrose, Andrea, author
When her cousin is murdered and his twin brother is accused of the gruesome crime, Charlotte immediately turns to Wrexford for help in proving the young man's innocence. Though she finds the brooding scientist just as enigmatic and intense as ever, their partnership is now marked by an unfamiliar tension that seems to complicate every encounter. Despite this newfound complexity, Wrexford and Charlotte are determined to track down the real killer.
The nameless ones
Connolly, John, 1968- author
In Amsterdam, four bodies, violently butchered, are discovered in a canal house, the remains of friends and confidantes of the assassin known only as Louis. The men responsible for the murders are Serbian war criminals. They believe they can escape retribution by retreating to their homeland. They are wrong. For Louis has come to Europe to hunt them down: five killers to be found and punished before they can vanish into thin air. There is just one problem. The sixth.
Pack up the moon : a novel
Higgins, Kristan, author
"Joshua and Lauren are the perfect couple. Newly married, they're wildly in love, each on a successful and rewarding career path. Then Lauren is diagnosed with a terminal illness. As Lauren's disease progresses, Joshua struggles to make the most of the time he has left with his wife and to come to terms with his future- a future without the only woman he's ever loved. He's so consumed with finding a way to avoid the inevitable ending that he never imagines his life after Lauren. But Lauren has a plan to keep her husband moving forward. A plan hidden in the letters she leaves him. In those letters, one for every month in the year after her death, Lauren leads Joshua on a journey through pain, anger, and denial. It's a journey that will take Joshua from his attempt at a dinner party for family and friends to getting rid of their bed ... from a visit with a psychic medium to a kiss with a woman who isn't Lauren. As his grief makes room for laughter and new relationships, Joshua learns Lauren's most valuable lesson: The path to happiness doesn't follow a straight line"-- Provided by publisher.
Piglet : the unexpected story of a deaf blind pink puppy and his family
Shapiro, Melissa, author
Elston, Allan Vaughan, 1887-1976, author
"Death or cowardice? Randy Harker had no choice. He wanted to stay in Lander and shoot it out with Thatcher. If he left, he would carry the yellow brand of a coward till he cashed in his chips. But out in the hills was an old man being tortured for the secret he held -- the whereabouts of a fortune in stolen greenbacks. Between Randy and the old man were a gang of owl-hoots and a half-breed gunny hired to shoot Randy on sight. There was only one way out. If Randy could gun down the hardcases who were after him and reach the old man and the cache before sundown, he would still have time to match bullets with Thatcher"-- Provided by publisher.
The words we whisper
Taylor, Mary Ellen, 1961-, author
As a hospice nurse, Zara Mitchell has already seen more death than most people will experience in a lifetime. So when her older sister asks her to help care for their ailing grandmother, Zara agrees - despite strained family relationships. Though pale and tired, Nonna has lost none of her sharp mind. She's fixated on finding something long forgotten, and she immediately puts Zara to work cleaning out the attic. Unexpectedly, amid the tedium of sifting through knickknacks and heirlooms, Zara also reconnects with a man she's attracted to but whose complicated past makes romance seem impossible. But then Zara finds what Nonna was looking for: a wooden chest, an emerald broach, a leather-bound journal. As she immerses herself in stories of heroism and loss set against the backdrop of war-torn Italy in 1943, Zara finds answers to questions she didn't know she had. And they change everything she thinks she knows about love, regret, and seizing the day.