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The HEART of It All - February 2011

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Matters of the Heart (suspense)
By Danielle Steel

Also Available in: Large Print, Audio Disc and Downloadable Audio

Book Description: Top photographer Hope Dunne has known joy and heartbreak, and finds serenity through the lens of her camera. Content in her SoHo loft, she isn’t looking for a man or excitement. But these things find her when she flies to London to photograph one of the world’s most celebrated writers. Finn O’Neill exudes warmth and a boyish charm. Enormously successful, he is a perfect counterpoint to Hope’s quiet, steady grace—and he’s taken instantly by her. He courts her as no one ever has before, whisking her away to his palatial, isolated Irish estate. Hope finds it all, and him, irresistible. But soon cracks begin to appear in his stories: Gaps in his history, a few innocent lies, and bouts of jealousy unnerve her. Suddenly Hope is both in love and deeply in doubt, and ultimately frightened of the man she loves. Is it possible that this adoring man is hiding something even worse? The spell cast by a brilliant sociopath has her trapped in his web, too confused and dazzled to escape, as he continues to tighten his grip on her.

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The Man with the Iron Heart (alternative history)
By: Harry Turtledove

Also Available in: Audio Disc

Book Description: What if V-E Day didn't end World War II in Europe? What if, instead, the Allies had to face a potent, even fanatical, postwar Nazi resistance led by SS Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, the notorious Man with the Iron Heart? How might today's clash of troops versus terrorists have played out in 1945?

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The Boy with the Cuckoo-clock Heart (Artificial Heart, Magic, Romance)
By: Mathias Malzieu ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone

Also Available in: Audio Disc

Book Description: Malzieu opens this phantasmagorical novel  in Edinburgh in 1874, with the birth of the narrator, Jack. He’s ushered into the world with a malfunctioning heart by Dr. Madeleine, a midwife who also specializes in mechanical wizardry, so she fuses a cuckoo-clock to the boy’s heart to keep it ticking and tocking. As he grows older, she warns him that the delicate gear work of his heart could never withstand the palpitating bliss and leaden turmoil of falling in love, but, of course, he falls helplessly for a frail songstress, and their passionate affair threatens to literally rip his heart from his chest.

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Hallie's Heart ( Michigan Fiction, Inpirational)
By: Shelly Beach

Also Available in: Large Print

Book Description: In the small town of Stewartville, Michigan, Mona is struggling to keep her antique shop alive. But with bills piling high and a checkbook balance falling to negative numbers, Mona is ready to consider hiding from the world. Imagine her surprise when she discovers her fifteen-year-old niece, Hallie, has done that very thing—at Mona’s beach house! Guilt-ridden, Hallie flees to her aunt’s summer house, seeking shelter from her parents and her past. Problems with the antique shop fade into the background as Mona and Hallie face the pain and memories of the unfortunate accident on the beach that changed both of their lives. Mona has little time to find a way into Hallie’s heart before her parents return to take her home. But not before an attractive furniture designer bestows a mysterious gift and Mona is forced to confront her need to forgive others in her own painful past.

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I Gave You My Heart, But You Sold It Online (Humorous)
By: Dixie Cash

Also Available: Audio Downloadable

Book Description: Embroiled in ex-boyfriend Quint's struggles with identity theft, "Domestic Equalizers" Debbie Sue and Edwina find themselves overwhelmed by a subsequent murder mystery that is complicated by an Internet blind date and a west Texas journey
 
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Heart Full of Lies : a true story of desire and death (True Crime)
By Ann Rule

Also Available: Large Print

Book Description: Discusses the investigation and trial of Liysa Northon, who was convicted for killing her husband in 2000 after setting up a crime scene made to look like she herself escaped.

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The Heart Mender : a story of second chances (Historical Inspirational)
Alternate Title: Island of Saints
by Andy Andrews

Book Description: After finding a box of Nazi medals buried in his backyard, the author tells a story of the love and forgiveness that grew between an American woman and a German lieutenant.

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Heart Journey :a Celta novel (Paranormal Romance)
By Robin D. Owens

Book Description: Renowned cartographer, Helena, and actor, Raz Cherry, discover they are HeartMates but despite their passion, their lifestyles clash, until they are brought together after a series of mysterious thefts threaten their families.

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Doctor of the Heart : My life in Medicine
By  Isadore Rosenfeld

Book Description: A wonderful autobiography about the dreams, the trials, the triumphs of one man whose fidelity to the Hippocratic Oath shines as a beacon to health professionals and patients, alike. In the telling of his story, Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld munificently opens his life, his work and his insights to us, taking us by the hand to reveal a world of medicine and caring during decades of dramatic change. From his entry into medical school through the Roddick Gates of McGill University in Montreal, to his inspirational journey into the lives and hearts of patients across America, Dr. Rosenfeld has remained ardently true to his calling, not only as healer and counselor, but also as lifelong learner of the marvels of medicine as they continue to unfold today

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The wind blows through the doors of my heart : poems
By Deborah Digges

Book Description: This breathtaking collection of poems by Deborah Digges, published posthumously, brings us rich stories of family life, nature’s bounty, love, and loss—the overflowing of a heart burdened by grief and moved by beauty.

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Between a Heart and a Rock Place : a memoir
By Pat Benatar, with Patsi Bale Cox

Book Description: The singer of such 1980s hits as "Heartbreaker" and "Love Is a Battlefield" discusses her rock 'n' roll life--including concert tours, MTV videos, and adoring fans--and the marriage that kept her away from the pitfalls of fame.

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A Cup of Comfort Cookbook : favorite comfort foods to warm your heart and lift your spirit
By : Jay Weinstein ; Colleen Sell (editor)

Book Description: These days, it seems that people are craving "comfort food" more than ever before. In this world of constant change and confusion, nothing says comfort more eloquently or universally than sharing lovingly prepared food in the security of a home and in the pleasant company of family and friends. A Cup of Comfort Cookbook is filled to the brim with comfort food recipes and memories collected from people from across the country. In this friendly and delightful illustrated cookbook, people just like you share their simple and delicious favorite foods and beverages along with the stories, memories, and family traditions that surround them.

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