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Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet : a novel /
By Ford, Jamie.
Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, this debut novel tells the heartwarming story of widower Henry Lee, his father, and his first love Keiko Okabe.
© 2009., Ballantine Books,

Love finds you in Frost, Minnesota /
By Baer, Judy.
When Jack Frost returns home to Frost, Minnesota, he meets the town's newcomer. She's bubbly, beautiful, and his latest adversary. Considering that her name is Merry Noel Blake and she was born on Christmas Eve, it's not surprising that the town of Frost's newest resident, is crazy about the holiday. She has single-handedly convinced the entire town to help her turn Frost into a Christmas destination; there's a tableau of the stable in Bethlehem, a concert, many events at the church, and Merry's own holiday boutique. Jack Frost has always tried to live down his whimsical name -- a gift from his playful parents -- and he does his best to deter Merry from making what he considers a kitschy mockery of the town and the season. But she believes that below Jack's frosty exterior is a warm heart -- and that she is the one to thaw it.
© 2013., Summerside Press,

Something borrowed /
By Giffin, Emily,
Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl---until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiancé. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from.--From publisher description.

Dune /
By Herbert, Frank,
Book 1. Dune -- Book 2. Muad'Dib -- Book 3. The prophet -- Appendix I. Ecology of Dune -- Appendix II. Religion of Dune -- Appendix III. Report on Bene Gessereit motives and pruposes -- Appendix IV. Almanak en-Ashraf (selected excerpts of the Noble Houses) -- Terminology of the Imperium -- Cartographic notes -- Map -- Afterword / Brian Herbert.Follows the adventures of Paul Atreides, the son of a betrayed duke given up for dead on a treacherous desert planet and adopted by its fierce, nomadic people, who help him unravel his most unexpected destiny.Accelerated Reader AR

Memoirs of a geisha : a novel /
By Golden, Arthur,
A fisherman's daughter in 1930s Japan rises to become a famous geisha. After training, Sayuri's virginity is sold to the highest bidder, then the school finds her a general for a patron. When he dies, she is reunited with the only man she loved.
© 2005, ©1997., Vintage Books,

The sugarhouse blues /
By Stewart, Mariah,
"As strangers linked only by their DNA try to become a family, the Hudson sisters also try to come to terms with the father they only thought they knew. In the process, each woman discovers her own capacity for understanding, forgiveness, love, and the true meaning of family"--

Digging in /
By Nyhan, Loretta,
Paige Moresco found her true love in eighth grade and lost him two years ago. Since Jesse's death, she's been sleepwalking through life, barely holding on for the sake of her teenage son, Trey. As Paige stares at her neglected lawn, she knows she's hit rock bottom. So she does something entirely unexpected: she begins to dig. As the hole gets bigger, Paige decides to turn her entire yard into a vegetable garden. -- adapted from back cover

Everything she didn't say /
By Kirkpatrick, Jane,
"In 1911, Carrie Strahorn wrote a memoir entitled Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage, which shared some of the most exciting events of 25 years of traveling and shaping the American West with her husband, Robert Strahorn, a railroad promoter, investor, and writer. In this fictionalized story, Carrie revisits those adventures, exploring the lessons she learned"--

Second time sweeter /
By Jenkins, Beverly,
Malachi 'Mal' July's reputation as a player is making trouble for him, even though he's now a recovering alcoholic trying to redeem himself in the eyes of his family and the citizens of Henry Adams, Kansas. He's turning his diner into a profitable business, and mentors the town's foster kids. And he's even staying true to one woman-- Bernadine Brown. But all it takes is a moment of pride for Mal to betray his friends and family, and lose Bernadine's trust and love. Will he ever be able to win her forgiveness? -- adapted from jacket

Good luck with that /
By Higgins, Kristan,
"Two friends make a promise to their dying friend to face their deepest hopes and greatest fears by agreeing to stop waiting until they lose weight and start living now. As they begin to work on their list of things to do, they grow stronger and learn to embrace themselves just the way they are"--Marley, Georgia, and Emerson met at fat camp as teens, and they never would have survived it without each other. They bonded against the disapproval of their family and friends by loving each other for who they were and dreaming together of when things would be better. They even formalized it by writing up a list of all the things they'd do once they lost the weight. Seventeen years later, Emerson is morbidly obese and on her death bed from the strain of her weight on her heart. She calls Marley and Georgia to her side one last time and makes them promise her to stop waiting to live, and do the list now. -- adapted from back cover

Alice in the country of hearts.
By Sakura, Riko,
Older teen (16+).Freshly arrived in the Country of Hearts, Alice bounces from territory to territory in search of a stable home. She finally falls in with the Hatter family, a group of mobsters led by the seductive Blood Dupre. Yet Alice is shocked to discover that Blood looks exactly like her lost love from her home world. Can Alice see past the memory of the man she once loved and recognize the Mad Hatter for what he truly is?

Desperate girls /
By Griffin, Laura,
Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is a force to reckon with in the courtroom, but in her personal life she's a mess. When a vicious murderer she prosecuted resurfaces and starts killing everyone who helped put him behind bars, Brynn turns to a private security firm for protection. As Brynn gets involved in the investigation, even the former Secret Service agent assigned to protect her may not be able to keep her safe. -- adapted from back cover

The Noel diary : from the Noel collection /
By Evans, Richard Paul,
"When bestselling romance author Jacob Churcher returns to Salt Lake City to settle his estranged mother's estate, a young woman arrives looking for her birth mother who lived with Jacob's family during her pregnancy. They discover a diary written by Noel and begin a quest to find her, reconcile their pasts and rewrite their futures"--

Alice in the country of hearts.
The men of Wonderland adore Alice, but she simply can't make up her mind. Whether it's Blood, Ace, Joker, Dee and Dum, Pierce, Boris, Elliot, or Gray, each paramour has a claim on Alice's heart. But whom will she choose?Older teen (16+).

A steep price /
By Dugoni, Robert,
"Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite is plunged into a case of family secrets and murder when the body of a young woman who chose graduate school over an arranged marriage in India is found in an abandoned well"--

The terminal list /
By Carr, Jack
On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece's entire Navy SEAL team was killed in a catastrophic ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his family and teammates. -- adapted from back cover

Gmorning, gnight! : little pep talks for you and me /
By Miranda, Lin-Manuel,

A Christmas prayer : a cross-country journey in 1850 leads to high mountain danger and romance /
By Brunstetter, Wanda E.,
"In 1850, three lone wagons on the California Trail become trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains by a sudden snowstorm. Stuck in tight quarters with others forces Cynthia Copper to question her engagement to a near stranger and to reconsider her dreams for marriage alongside her responsibility to care for her mother"--

Atomic habits : tiny changes, remarkable results : an easy & proven way to build good habits & break bad ones /
By Clear, James,
Includes bibliographical references (page 273-298) and index.A leading expert on habit formation reveals practical strategies to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

The white darkness /
By Grann, David,
Mortal danger -- The lure of little voices -- Hell is a cold place -- A spine of steel -- Plan of attack -- Get wet and you die -- The infinite beyond.Traces the South Pole expedition of a decorated British special forces officer, an admirer of Ernest Shackleton's expedition and descendant of one of Shackleton's crew, who in 2015 risked his life to walk across Antarctica alone.