May 2011 Large Print

  Mourning Gloria by Susan Wittig Albert

After a woman is killed in an arson-homicide, Jessica Nelson, an intern-reporter at the local paper, is assigned to cover the story. When Jessica disappears, China Bayles is determined to find her, before she becomes a headline herself.

  The Sixth Man by David Baldacci

After the #1 New York Times bestsellers Split Second, Hour Game, Simple Genius, and First Family, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in their most shocking case: a high stakes struggle where the relentless needs of national security run up against the absolute limits of the human mind. The Sixth Man Edgar Roy – an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility – is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy’s attorney, Sean’s old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins – en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? With help from some surprising allies, they continue to pursue the case. But the more they dig into Roy’s past, the more they encounter obstacles, half-truths, dead-ends, false friends, and escalating threats from every direction. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest levels of the government and the darkest corners of power. In a terrifying confrontation that will push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo may be permanently parted.

  I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark

THE QUEEN OF SUSPENSE IS BACK! Mary Higgins Clark’s new novel—the thirtieth and most spine-chilling of her long career as America’s most beloved author of suspense fiction— is about the newest and most up-to-date of crimes: identity theft. Who has not read about–or experienced–with a sinking feeling the fear that someone else out there may be using your credit cards, accessing your bank account, even stealing your identity. In ll Walk Alone, Alexandra “Zan” Moreland, a gifted, beautiful interior designer on the threshold of a successful Manhattan career, is terrified to discover that somebody is not only using her credit cards and manipulating her financial accounts to bankrupt her and destroy her reputation, but may also be impersonating her in a scheme that may involve the much more brutal crimes of kidnapping and murder. Zan is already haunted by the disappearance of her own son, Matthew, kidnapped in broad daylight two years ago in Central Park—a tragedy that has left her torn between hope and despair. Now, on what would be Matthew’s fifth birthday, photos surface that seem to show Zan kidnapping her own child, followed by a chain of events that suggests somebody—-but who? Zan asks herself desperately, and why?—has stolen her identity. Hounded by the press, under investigation by the police, attacked by both her angry ex-husband and a vindictive business rival, Zan, wracked by fear and pain and sustained only by her belief, which nobody else shares, that Matthew is still alive, sets out to discover who is behind this cruel hoax. What she does not realize is that with every step she takes toward the truth, she is putting herself—and those she loves most—in mortal danger from the person who has ingeniously plotted out her destruction. Even Zan’s supporters, who include Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner and amateur detective, and Father Aiden O’Brien, who thinks that Zan may have confessed to him a secret he cannot reveal, believe she may have kidnapped little Matthew. Zan herself begins to doubt her own sanity, until, in the kind of fast-paced explosive ending that is Mary Higgins Clark’s trademark, the pieces of the puzzle fall into place with an unexpected and shocking revelation. Deeply satisfying, l’ll Walk Alone is Mary Higgins Clark at the top of her form.

The Blindness of the Heart byJulia Franck

  Love You More by Lisa Gardner

Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break the case.

  Eve by Iris Johansen

Eve Duncan’s mission in life is to bring closure to the families who have experienced the agony of a missing child. As a forensic sculptor, she is able to piece together bones, create a face, and match a name to a child who would have otherwise gone unidentified. Eve is brilliant, driven, and tormented – because her own daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her years ago…

The Knitting Diaries by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Christina Skye

The twenty-first wish / Debbie Macomber — Coming unraveled / Susan Mallery — Return to Summer Island / Christina Skye.

  Home Free by Fern Michaels

The vigilantes of the Sisterhood reorganize as a secret group called the CIC and dedicated to serving their friend, the president of the United States, Martine Connor.

  Tick Tock by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

NYC’s #1 detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem–the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified! Tick–a killer’s countdown begins, a rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living there. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind. Tick–Michael Bennett is on the chase. The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his ten adopted children, his grandfather, and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine. Not only does it tear apart their vacation, it leaves the entire family open to attack.Tock–your time is up. Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Emily Parker. As his affection for Emily grows into something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn. All too soon, another appalling crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer’s pattern and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan. From the creator of the #1 New York detective series comes the most volatile and most explosive Michael Bennett novel ever.

  Three in Death by J.D. Robb

Number-one “New York Times” bestselling author Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, delivers a potent combination of futuristic suspense, thrills, and passion, in three short stories featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas, together for the first time in one volume.

  Sisters by Danielle Steel

Four sisters, a Manhattan brownstone, and a tumultuous year of loss and courage are at the heart of Danielle Steel’s new novel about a remarkable family, a stunning tragedy-and what happens when four very different young women come together under one very lively roof. Candy’s the only name she needs-is blazing her way through Paris, New York, and Tokyo as fashion’s latest international supermodel.  Her sister Tammy has a job producing the most successful hit show on TV, and a home she loves in L.A.’s Hollywood Hills. In New York, oldest sister Sabrina is an ambitious young lawyer, while Annie is an American artist in Florence, living for her art.  On one Fourth of July weekend, as they do every year, the four sisters come home to Connecticut for their family’s annual gathering. But before the holiday is over, tragedy strikes and their world is utterly changed. Suddenly, four sisters who have been fervently pursuing success and their own lives-on opposite sides of the world-reunite to share one New York brownstone, to support each other and their father, and to pick up the pieces while one sister struggles to heal her shattered body and soul. Thus begins an unscripted chapter of their lives, as a bustling house is soon filled with eccentric dogs, laughter, tears, friends, men . . . and the kind of honesty and unconditional love only sisters can provide. But as the four women settle in, they are forced to confront the direction of their respective lives. As the year passes and another July Fourth approaches, a season of grief and change gives way to new beginnings-as a family comes together to share its blessings and a future filled with surprises and, ultimately, hope. With unerring insight and compassion, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of four sisters who love and laugh, struggle and triumph . . . and are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each other’s lives. Brilliantly blending humor and heartbreak, she delivers a powerful message about the fragility-and the wonder-of life.

Non-Fiction

  Heaven is For Real: a little boy’s astounding story of his trip to Heaven and back

A young boy emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven. <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>is the true story of Colton Burpo, the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who, during emergency surgery, slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in thewaiting room. Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. Told by his father, but often in Colton?s own words, the disarmingly simple message is: heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.

 Lost and Found: unexpected revelations about food and money

In an incredibly personal and revelatory memoir, Roth (Women Food and God, 2010) shows us that enough needs to be redefined to sustain our lives. The news that their life savings vanished in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme paralyzed Roth and her husband. Then the memories started, of her lust for new eyeglasses resembling goggles; the night her father tossed major bills, and her mother, brother, and she scrambled for them; and the love of shiny new things. Understanding her relationship with money started, too. She saw she must decide what she values most and secure basic needs first, invest only in what she understands and not surrender understanding to the man in her life, and use her money to support whom and what she believes in. She takes us on a journey of, in many ways, working harder to change behaviors than the facts and figures of any and all financial counselors. Read, listen to yourself, and learn. Sure to be much in demand.–Jacobs, Barbara Copyright 2010 Booklist

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