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Read at your own Risk.... Banned Book Week Coming Soon to a Library Near You Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2015

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In Honor of the Road World Championships, Sep 19-27

Cycling's Greatest Misadventures edited by Erich Schweikher and Paul DiamondThe History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes by Tom AmbroseThe Complete Book of Road Cycling & Racing by Will Peveler

Cycling's Greatest Misadventures edited by Erich Schweikher and Paul Diamond

"Cycling's Greatest Misadventures" presents twenty-seven true stories which cross the spectrum from terrifying to comical to downright bizarre. In these pages both everyday riders and pros tell their stories of freak accidents, animal attacks, sabotage, idiotic decisions, eerie or unexplained incidents, and other jaw dropping, adrenalin-pumping calamities. (Publisher Summary)

The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes by Tom Ambrose

For an invention with a history of just 200 years, the simple bicycle has changed the world in many ways. From the Velocipede to the Pinarello, The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes by Tom Ambrose relates this history by telling the stories of 50 iconic machines that have shaped the world. (Publisher Summary)

The Complete Book of Road Cycling & Racing by Will Peveler

Every road rider has goals. Yours may be to begin racing, to become more competitive, or to win a specific tour. Not interested in racing? Perhaps you want to complete your first century ride, improve your overall fitness, or ride father and faster just for the sheer joy of flying on two wheels.(Publisher Summary)

Human-Animal Bonds

Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond
Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond

On the animal kingdom's 10-point scale of adorable critters, golden retriever puppies regularly come in on top, while aging gray elephants rarely make it onto the list. But when it comes to lovability, Hannah, the sole elephant at Seattle's dilapidated Max L. Biedelman Zoo, is off the charts.Enter Neva Wilson, an energetic young zookeeper whose creative ideas for Hannah's well-being immediately put her afoul of Harriet Saul, the zoo's petty, tyrannical administrator. To save Hannah's life, Samson and Neva scheme to transfer her to an elephant sanctuary, though their plan comes with great personal risk. (Booklist Starred Review)

Pegasus by Danielle Steel
Pegasus by Danielle Steel

Warned by well-placed friends to flee late 1930s Germany because he is partly Jewish, the aristocratic Nicolas von Bingen heads to America with his two sons—and two snowy white Lipizzaner horses, which serve as Nick's entrĂ©e into the magical world of the Ringling Brothers Circus. Wouldn't you know he falls in love with a tightrope walker. Inspired by the author's own family history. (Library Journal Reviews)

The Cat Sitter's Whiskers by Blaize and John Clement
The Cat Sitter's Whiskers by Blaize and John Clement
The appealing 10th Dixie Hemingway mystery finds the former sheriff's deputy and professional pet sitter heading off to feed her clients early one morning in Siesta Key, Fla. Dixie's first customer is an eight-year-old Maine Coon cat, whose owners, the Kellers, have left him at their art-filled ranch house while they're away. Inside Dixie comes face-to-face with an intruder wearing a Tibetan mask, from Mrs. Keller's collection. The man knocks her out with a stone figurine. When Dixie regains consciousness, she calls the police. Oddly, no valuables are missing, nor is there any sign that someone broke into the house. (Publisher Weekly Reviews)

The Language of Hoofbeats by Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Language of Hoofbeats by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Jackie and Paula, with their adopted son and two foster children, have moved to Easley, California, to start a new life. Their most recent foster child, Star, has only been with them three weeks and keeps everyone at arm's length. Star immediately stirs up trouble with their new neighbor, Clementine, when she befriends Clementine's horse, Comet. Clementine, unable to properly care for the horse, resents the easy bond between Star and Comet, a gift to her now-deceased daughter. Star, angry over Comet's neglect, runs away with the horse, throwing the neighbors together in unexpected ways. (Booklist Reviews)

Psychological Suspense

As Night Falls by Jenny MilchmanCentralia by Mike DellossoThe Gates of Evangeline by Hester YoungThose we Left Behind by Stuart Neville

As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman

After winning the Mary Higgins Clark award for Cover of Snow (2013), Milchman returns with her third stand-alone thriller set in upstate New York. The suspense starts building right from the get-go when we learn that Sandy, a therapist, and her husband, Ben, have built their dream home in a desolate area, which they share with their sullen teenage daughter and a sweet old dog. Meanwhile, Nick, who has been in prison for more than 20 years, has devised a brilliant plan for escape, and he takes fellow inmate Harlan along on the breakout. The pair end up invading Sandy's home. The story moves back and forth between the home invasion and Nick's childhood; often such flashbacks are intended to make the bad guy more sympathetic—but not in this case. The tense finale is fueled by a shocking twist involving a walloping secret Sandy has kept from her family. (Booklist Reviews)

Centralia by Mike Dellosso

Peter Ryan is still mourning the loss of his wife and daughter two months after they died in a tragic car accident he can't remember. However, he senses something is not right as flashes of memory call up scenes of a different existence he doesn't recollect. Friends chalk it up to post-traumatic stress disorder, but Peter's faith won't allow him to believe that his family is dead. When he finds a note from his daughter, indicating that she and her mother have been kidnapped and taken to a mysterious place called Centralia, Peter goes on the run. What he discovers forever changes how he sees himself. (Library Journal Reviews)

The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

In the first of a planned trilogy, a writer grieving the loss of her 4-year-old son becomes enmeshed with the subjects of her true-crime book-in-progress. Shortly after the tragic death of her only child, Keegan, from a brain aneurysm, Charlotte "Charlie" Cates changes careers. Leaving her job at a Cosmopolitan-like Manhattan magazine, she accepts an assignment from a true-crime publisher to chronicle the disappearance of toddler Gabriel Deveau nearly 30 years before from his home, a Louisiana estate called Evangeline.  Once ensconced in a guest cottage at Evangeline—the Deveau family thinks she's there to write a revisionist family history—Charlie begins digging. (Kirkus Reviews)

Those We Left Behind by Stuart Neville

Two brothers bound by love and need repeat the deadly pattern of a past crime. Ciaran Devine was only 12 when he was convicted of killing his foster father. Seven years later, he's being released from the Young Offenders Centre into a world he's ill equipped to handle. Paula Cunningham, the probation officer assigned to his case, consults with DCI Serena Flanagan, who established a rapport with the boy after the murder. At the time, Flanagan had her doubts about his confession. (Kirkus Reviews)