Hard Road to Vengeance by William W. Johnstone & J. A. Johnstone.
“The Pinkertons believe Rollie "Stoneface" Finnegan was the best agent to ever wear the badge. So does dewy-eyed Pinkerton hopeful and sleuth-in-training Tish Gray, who's just arrived in Boar Gulch. As co-owner of Boar Gulch's Last Drop Saloon, Stoneface is content slinging booze into guts instead of bullets. But when his partner Jubal "Pops" Tennyson needs help to rescue his daughter, Stoneface saddles up to take a hard ride into hell. Their destination is Deadwood, Dakota Territory, the notorious mining town and outlaw haven where folks can dig up a gold fortune or dig their own grave. Pops' daughter is being held captive by the infamous Al Swearengen, owner of the Gem Theater, supplying whiskey, wagering, and women to the desperate, the destitute, and the dangerous. As naive, young Tish goes undercover at the Gem to find Pops' daughter, Stoneface and his partner are pinned down in the Black Hills by every trigger-happy gunslinger looking to collect the dead-or-alive bounty on Stoneface's head."-- Provided by publisher.
Change of Venue by James J. Griffin.
"Sixth generation Texas Ranger James C. Blawcyzk has ruffled the feathers of his superiors at Company F one time too many. He's offered a choice: Either transfer to Company E, and an isolated post in far west Texas, resign, or be terminated. Knowing he'd be a better fit in the wild, wide open spaces of the Big Bend anyway, Jim accepts the transfer. He and his family prepare to pack up and move west. Any illusions Jim might have had about crime being less rampant in the Big Bend than the Austin area are soon shattered, starting with two men attempting to steal hay from his barn before his family has even settled in. Jim soon discovers he's facing not only corrupt politicians and police officers in Presidio County, but has landed in the middle of a deadly turf war between two rival gangs for control of the drug and human trafficking business in almost all of the Trans-Pecos. Jim will come close to death more than once as he fights the criminal elements. A final trackdown leads him into an ambush, deep in the wilderness of Big Bend Ranch State Park."-- Provided by publisher.
The Magnolia Sisters by Alys Murray.
"Harper Anderson has a to-do list as large as the tulip fields she tends at her family's flower farm in Hillsboro County, California. It's the only way to reach her dream of taking over the business with her sisters once their father retires. But there may not be a farm left to run. Rich out-of-towners are hiking up the local prices, and it's putting their farm out of business. The last straw comes when some handsome, arrogant jerk makes her an absurd offer to use the farm for his sister's wedding venue. No amount of money could make up for the way such an event would destroy next season's crop-or protect Harper from the sizzling attraction between them. Tech whiz Luke Martin built his fortune by not giving up. He's been looking out for his sister ever since their deadbeat parents abandoned them, and he's willing to do whatever it takes to make her happy. Even work for free as Harper's newest farmhand, if only she'll give him the chance to change her mind. Luke knows that Harper expects him to crack first, yet what he didn't plan for was genuine affection and attraction to bloom between them as they work side by side. But when Luke discovers a secret that could spell disaster for the future of the farm, can he convince Harper to trust him with her heart, her family-and her happiness?"-- Provided by publisher.
Radical Inclusion by David Moinina Sengeh.
As the newly appointed minister of education in Sierra Leone, David Moinina Sengeh assumed that the administration he served-not to mention his family and friends-shared his conviction that all girls belong in the classroom. So he was shocked to learn that many of those closest to him, including a member of his own family, were against lifting a long-standing policy banning pregnant girls from school. Radical Inclusion is the dramatic narrative of Sengeh's crusade to guarantee pregnant girls' right to an education. His story functions as a parable that can help us all advocate for change by reimagining the systems that perpetuate exclusion in our own lives.
The LGBTQ+ History Book.
Showcasing the breadth of the LGBTQ+ experience, this diverse, global account explores the most important moments, movements, and phenomena, celebrating the victories and untold triumphs of LGBTQ+ people throughout history as well as commemorating moments of tragedy and persecution.
Easy/Juvenile/Young Adult/Graphic Novel
Vampirina at the Beach by Anne Marie Pace. E
With her signature poise, Vampirina and her clan gear up for a festive time at the beach. Keeping her ballet lessons in mind, Vampirina demi-pliés on a surfboard, leaps for a volleyball, and finishes each competition with style, even if she doesn't always come out on top.
All Across Canada by Ellen Weisberg & Ken Yoffe. NF
Wandering Wally, Hiking Holly and Ambling Andy trek across the various regions of Canada, meeting with friends and getting to know their country a little better. Readers will make some discoveries of their own, including that the highest population of elderly Canadians is in Saskatchewan, the world's largest rodeo is held in Alberta and that New Brunswick is the home of the world's longest covered bridge.
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