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Week of September 15, 2014

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Week of September 15, 2014

Releases for the week of September 15th include THE TARGET, the third installment in David Baldacci's thriller series featuring assassins Will Robie and Jessica Reel; THE PRESERVATIONIST by Justin Kramon, a riveting psychological thriller about three people whose dark pasts are beginning to catch up with them; and THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES, Simon Winchester's fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings.

The Alligator Man by James Sheehan - Legal Thriller

September 16, 2014

Kevin Wylie's crooked boss wants to run him out of town, and Kevin's long-time girlfriend is ready to take a hike. He decides that now is the time to leave Miami, visit his father, who he hasn't seen in 28 years, and get some answers. Heading back to his hometown, he doesn't realize that he and his dad will become embroiled in a murder case involving one of the richest and most hated corporate criminals in America.

Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House by Robert Dallek - History

September 16, 2014

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, presidential historian Robert Dallek delivers a new portrait of the president and his inner circle of advisors --- their rivalries, personality clashes and political battles. Here, Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy’s administration --- including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam --- were indelible.

Heaven Touching Earth: True Stories of Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters compiled by James Stuart Bell - Christian Life/Spiritual Warfare

September 16, 2014

A thin curtain separates the physical world from the unseen spiritual realm. And sometimes God pulls it back to give us a glimpse of the other side. In HEAVEN TOUCHING EARTH, ordinary people share more than 40 all-new stories of miracles, healing, divine provision and protection, and encounters with angels and demons.

History Will Prove Us Right: Inside the Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy by Howard P. Willens - History/True Crime

September 17, 2014

In this eye-opening new account of the Warren Commission and its findings, Howard P. Willens sets out to prove that Warren's advice ("history will prove that we are right") was prescient. Willens, one of the few living staff members of the Commission, supervised the investigation from the very beginning and has waited until now to silence the critics and well-intentioned armchair detectives.

Love's Fortune: The Ballantyne Legacy, Book 3 by Laura Frantz - Historical Romance

September 16, 2014

Rowena "Wren" Ballantyne has heard only whispered rumors of her grandfather Silas's vast fortune and grand manor in Pennsylvania. When her father receives a rare letter summoning him to New Hope, Wren makes the journey with him and quickly finds herself in a whole new world. There, she finds a friend in James Sackett, the most valued steamship pilot of the Ballantynes' shipping line. Even with his help, Wren feels she may never be comfortable in high society.

Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward - Memoir

September 16, 2014

In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life --- to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made Jesmyn ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth --- and it took her breath away.

The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible by Simon Winchester - History

September 16, 2014

How did America become “one nation, indivisible”? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? To answer these questions, Simon Winchester follows in the footsteps of America’s most essential explorers, thinkers and innovators. Throughout, he ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree.

Playing by Heart by Anne Mateer - Historical Romance

September 16, 2014

Lula Bowman has finally achieved her dream: a teaching position and a scholarship to continue her college education in mathematics. But after the sudden death of her sister's husband, Lula returns to her hometown to do right by her sister. Unfortunately, the only teaching job available in Dunn is combination music instructor/basketball coach. Still, the more time she spends there, the more Lula realizes God is working on her heart --- and her future is beginning to look a lot different than she had expected.

The Preservationist by Justin Kramon - Psychological Thriller

September 15, 2014

To Sam Blount, meeting Julia is the best thing that has ever happened to him. Working at the local college, he’d been feeling troubled about his approaching 40th birthday, but being with Julia makes him feel young and hopeful. Their relationship is tested by a shy young man with a secret, Marcus Broley, who is also infatuated with Julia.

The Stress Cure: Praying Your Way to Personal Peace by Linda Evans Shepherd - Christian Life/Prayer

September 16, 2014

We live in a world filled to the brim with advice, and when it comes to dealing with stress, there's plenty of advice to go around. But more advice on coping is not necessarily what the stressed and anxious person needs. What we need is a cure. Linda Evans Shepherd has discovered it. In this inspiring book, she shows readers how to recognize God's continual presence and yield their troubles to the Prince of Peace.

The Target by David Baldacci - Thriller

September 16, 2014

The President knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel.

Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I by Peter Ackroyd - History

September 16, 2014

TUDORS is the story of England's most famous monarchs, the plots between and against them, and a nation on its way from chaos to stability. Above all, it is the story of the English Reformation and the making of the Anglican Church. Peter Ackroyd’s book shows a country where good governance was the duty of the state, not the church, and where men and women began to look to themselves for answers rather than to those who ruled them.