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Library Corner May 3rd

New Fiction

For over 40 years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America's longest conflict: the War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world's most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin - the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adan Barrera - has left him bloody and scarred, cost him people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul. Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster, he has created 30 more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there. Barrera's final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America. Throwing himself into the gap to stem the deadly flow, Keller finds himself surrounded by enemies - men that want to kill him, politicians that want to destroy him, and worse, the unimaginable - an incoming administration that's in bed with the very drug traffickers that Keller is trying to bring down. Shocking in its brutality, raw in its humanity, The Border,by Don Winslow, is an unflinching portrait of modern society, a story of –and for- our times.

From author Sophie Kinsell comes an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be "the one", and an IOU that changes everything. Fixie Farr has always lived by her father's motto: "Family first". And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn't take care of her father's legacy, who will?
It's simply not in Fixie's nature to say no to people. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees - she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer's owner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Fixie laughs it off - she'd never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she? I Owe You One will keep you in laughter from beginning to end an enjoyable summer read.

Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn't answer the phone call that would change his life - and possibly the world - forever. I'd just like to assure you I'm not a nutcase, Mr Hunter. My name is Dr Harry F. Cook. I know this is going to sound strange, but I've recently been given absolute proof of God's existence - and I've been advised there is a writer, a respected journalist called Ross Hunter, who could help me to get taken seriously. What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences? This question and its answer lie at the heart of Absolute Proof, an international thriller from author Peter James. The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life's work of a famous atheist and the credibility of each of the world's major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence....

Dr. Leigh Culver loves practicing medicine in Timberlake, Colorado. It is a much-needed change of pace from her stressful life in Chicago. The only drawback is she misses her aunt Helen, the woman who raised her. But it's time that Leigh has her independence and she hopes the beauty of the Colorado wilderness will entice her aunt to visit often. When Helen visits Leigh she is surprised to find her niece still needs her, especially when it comes to sorting out her love life. But the biggest surprise comes when Leigh takes Helen out to Sullivan's Crossing and Helen finds herself falling for the place and one special person. Helen and Leigh will each have to decide if they can open themselves up to love neither expected to find and seize the opportunity to live their best livesA second chance at love? Find out in Robyn Carr’s new book called The Best Of Us. 

New Non Fiction

Arthritis And Inflammation by Elizabeth Cerqueira is 21 days of menus that lets you know what to eat to help you with Arthritis and inflammation in your body. Are your joints swollen and painful? Do you have a hard time getting up in the morning or going up and down stairs? No diet can cure arthritis, but an anti-inflammatory diet can help reduce joint pain. Discover delicious recipes that are quick and easy to prepare and plan and diversify your meals and snacks through daily menus tailored to your health.

Krista Law