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LOVE TIMES THREE : OUR TRUE STORY OF A POLYGAMOUS MARRIAGE Darger, Joe & Darger, Alina

What's it like to be part of a polygamous family? The Darger family, who inspired the TV show, 'Big Love' talks about their daily lives in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. They talk about their childhoods in polygamous families, their decisions to enter the lifestyle themselves, the sister-wife relationship, and why contemporary men and women are choosing this lifestyle.


ROGUE : SEARCHING FOR THE REAL SARAH PALIN McGinniss, Joe

Just in time for the kickoff of the 2012 presidential campaign, McGinniss presents a controversial investigative chronicle of Sarah Palin as a person, politician, and cultural phenomenon. In addition to it being a perceptive examination of the illusion and reality of Palin, it's also a look at the Alaska and America that has produced her.


SACRED ACRE : THE ED THOMAS STORY Tabb, Mark A.

Homes and businesses were destroyed and people were killed in Parkersburg, Iowa, in 2008 when an F-5 tornado struck. Then, just as the town was beginning to heal, tragedy struck again when high school football coach Ed Thomas was shot and killed by a former student. The town would show once more that tragedy was no match for faith, love, and the power of forgiveness.


Fiction

BEFORE EVER AFTER : A NOVEL Sotto, Samantha

Three years after her husband Max died, Shelley has still not adjusted to being a widow. Then a young man bearing an uncanny resemblance to Max rings her doorbell and claims to be Max's grandson. Even more shocking, he claims that Max is very much alive. Though Shelley is skeptical, she and the young man jet across the globe to solve the mystery of Max. (First Novel)


BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC Otsuka, Julie

In the early 1900s a group of women were brought from Japan to San Francisco as mail order brides. This traces their lives from their first nights with men who turned out to be nothing like what they'd claimed; to their experiences raising children who reject their heritage and language, to the moment when they come to be viewed as traitors during WWII.


BUSY MONSTERS : A NOVEL Giraldi, William

Memoirist Charles Homar has a problem: his bride-to-be, Gillian Lee, has called off the wedding and fled to the high seas in search of a legendary giant squid. Hoping to win back her affections, Charlie crisscrosses the country seeking counsel, confronting creatures both mythical and real, and writing about those adventures for a magazine.


FEAST DAY OF FOOLS : A NOVEL Burke, James Lee

Town drunk Danny Boy Lorca was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he witnessed a man being tortured to death by a group of bandits. Fearing for his own life, he fled into town demanding that Sheriff Hackberry Holland put him in the drunk tank. When the sheriff gets Danny to admit what's going on, he knows a serial killer has returned.


GETTING OFF Emerson, Jill & Block, Lawrence

As she works her way across the country tracking down every man she's ever slept with, the serial killer has deadly plans for each of them. Like the proverbial black widow spider she beds them, kills them, and just for good measure, she cleans out their wallets on the way out the door.


HOME IMPROVEMENT : UNDEAD EDITION Harris, Charlaine

This collection of 14 all-new original tales introduces readers to the paranormal perils of do-it-yourself renovations. It includes titles from: Patricia Briggs; Victor Gischler; James Grady; Heather Graham; Simon R. Green; Stacia Kane; Toni L. P. Kelner; E. E. Knight; Rochelle Krich; Melissa Marr; Seanan McGuire; Suzanne McLeod, and S. J. Rozan. It also includes a never-before-published Sookie Stackhouse story from Harris.


LEFTOVERS Perrotta, Tom

The citizens of Mapleton are confused and frightened following the mysterious disappearance of hundreds of people from their community. Had the Rapture happened and they had been left behind? Kevin Garvey, the mayor, is trying to speed up the healing process, return a sense of hope, and help them get past their fears, while trying to hold his own family together.


WIFE-IN-LAW Smith, Haywood

Betsy Callison and Kat Ellis had been friends for 35 years. But that all changed the day Betsy's husband left her for his secretary, then two years later, married the newly widowed Kat. When Betsy suspects that her philandering ex-husband is now being unfaithful to Kat, dare she warn her what's going on? Would Kat believe her?


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