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Week of September 8, 2014

Releases for the week of September 8th include THE REDEEMER by Jo Nesbø, an Inspector Harry Hole thriller in which Oslo's best investigator must determine who's responsible for shots ringing out at a Salvation Army Christmas concert that left one of the singers dead in the street; THE BULLY PULPIT, Doris Kearns Goodwin's dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air; and THE PERFECT SCORE PROJECT by Debbie Stier, an indispensable guide to acing the SAT --- as well as the affecting story of a single mom’s quest to light a fire under her teenage son.

King's Mountain: A Ballad Novel by Sharyn McCrumb

John Sevier had not taken much interest in the American Revolution. Homesteading in the Carolina mountains, Sevier was too busy fighting Indians and taming the wilderness to worry much about a far-off war, but when an arrogant British officer sends a message over the mountains, threatening to burn the settlers' farms and kill their families, the war becomes personal.