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AMERICAN GROWN: HOW THE WHITE HOUSE KITCHEN GARDEN INSPIRES FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITIES Obama, Michelle

Eating healthy starts at home...even when that home is big, white, and often shown on TV! Join the First Lady as she shares the story of the White House Garden, emphasizing how access to locally grown food can lead to better eating habits for life.


DON'T PUT ME IN, COACH: MY INCREDIBLE NCAA JOURNEY FROM THE END OF THE BENCH TO THE END OF THE BENCH Titus, Mark

Arriving on the Ohio State campus in 2006 to study to become an orthopedic surgeon, somehow Mark Titus got added to the Buckeye basketball team, was given a scholarship, and played alongside seven future NBA players. In his four years he scored a total of nine--yes, nine--points. This is a hilarious look at NCAA basketball through the eyes of its most famous benchwarmer.


Fiction

AFFAIR: A NOVEL Clifford, Alicia

Celia was a heralded writer because she knew the human heart, inside and out. So when she dies and her letters are revealed, her family members are more than a little shocked at the family they thought they knew. They learn that Celia's husband cheated early, and that Celia met a man for whom a passion burned later in life.


BEGINNER'S GOODBYE Tyler, Anne

Aaron, crippled in an arm and leg, spent his childhood fending off his sister's over protectiveness. So, when he meets the outspoken, independent Dorothy, she's like a breath of fresh air. They marry not long after and live a happy, unremarkable marriage right up until the day she's killed in a freak accident. Aaron is comforted by her unexpected appearances following her death.


CALICO JOE Grisham, John

All that is known about this title is that it is about baseball-- America's favorite pastime--and it tells the story of the differing life paths of a golden-boy rookie hitter for the Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher.


GAMES Kosmatka, Ted

In a future where genetically engineered monsters fight for our amusement in the Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee, led by Dr. Silas Williams, has created the gladiator for this year's games. But, it's soon discovered that the gladiator has hyper-intelligence and a vicious streak, making him capable of destroying more than his opponents.


HOME Morrison, Toni

Home from the Korean War, Frank was an angry, self-loathing man with emotional scars. He also soon realized that his home had changed, as well. When he discovers that his younger sister was being medically abused, he took her out of that environment to care for her. That's when he discovered courage he thought he'd never find again.


IN ONE PERSON: A NOVEL Irving, John

This novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, tells the story of unfulfilled love from the point of view of Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character who spends more than a half a century trying to make himself 'worthwhile.'


LION IS IN Ephron, Delia

When a runaway kleptomaniac bride, a recovering alcoholic, and a housewife accused of being unimaginative go on the run, they take refuge in a roadside nightclub. That's where the three women meet Marcel, a retired circus performer. They just begin feeling comfortable when their past catches up with them and they must decide if they're willing to fight for their new lives.


SACRE BLEU: A COMEDY D'ART Moore, Christopher and Corson, Ian

Lucien, who came from several generations of bakers, thought he was destined for that life until he came into contact with some of his father's Impressionist friends (Renoir, Monet, Bazille, Pissaro, and Cezanne) who changed his perspective. Inspired by the beautiful Juliette, he lost himself in painting her as she was sheathed in a blue dress. Then one day both his painting and his model disappeared.


SONG REMAINS THE SAME: A NOVEL Scotch, Allison Winn

She remembers the music first; the old songs that bring back part of who she was before the plane crash only one other person survived. As she comes to realize her mother may be lying about what really happened and what came before, Nell Slattery will have to forgive in order to live anew.


VIRAL Lilliefors, James

Could there be a connection between a deadly virus that's sweeping through impoverished farming villages and shanty towns of the Third World, and the murder of a journalist in West Africa who learned about an investment consortium planning to funnel billions into the continent? That's what Charles Mallory, a private intelligence contractor and former CIA operative and his brother, Jon, must find out before it's too late for humanity.


WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE King, Stephen

This story within a story within a story finds Mid-world gunslinger Roland Deschain in his early days in the year following his mother's death. He is investigating evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a 'skin-man,' and comes upon Bill, a boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter.


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