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Little Century by Anna Keesey

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This is a new Western in the old sense of the genre.Esther comes to the only family she knows, a distant cousin Pickett’s ranch in Oregon, where she encounters a feud between the cattle and sheep ranchers competing for grazing rights on government land.Secrets are kept but when everything comes to a boil and a bad seed of a buckaroo takes matters into his own hands an old friend is lost. Esther and Pick have to choose between what is right and what is expected.Will the little town of Century survive?

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

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Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. – Publishers description I enjoyed listening to Steve Jobs on audio CDs in the car. The book was incredibly interesting, and a great tribute to a remarkable person. - Michelle

Below Stairs by Margaret Powell

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If you are impatiently awaiting the next season of Downton Abbey coming to PBS in Jan. take the time you are waiting to read this book. First published in the UK in1968 and now republished it is the story of Margaret Powell who began her servitude for the luxurious houses of the British wealthy at the age of 15 as a lowly kitchen maid. Her stories are the basis for the popular British TV series Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey.

Plum Ready

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Ranger or Morelli, Ranger or Morelli? Does "Notorious Nineteen" contain the decision we've all been waiting for or will we have to wait for number twenty? Does it matter? These Stephanie Plum novels are a nice diversion from the heavier things we may be reading. Always entertaining, Evanovich's characters and their hi jinx make me laugh out-loud! If you care to know who I would choose... I choose Morelli. Who do you choose?  Clicking the image will take you to the catalog where you can place your hold.