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Brown, Rita Mae.

Summary: After a plane crashes in Crozet, Virginia, the pilot's body is discovered in the refrigerator of a local food plant. An investigation is launched by Mrs. Murphy, the tiger cat of the local postmistress.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Brown, Rita Mae.

Summary: Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter are on the case when two people are found murdered during her 20th high school reunion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Mills, Lauren A.

Summary: In the poverty of the Appalachian coal country in 1908, eight-year-old Minna's life gets even more difficult after her father dies of black lung, and that winter she cannot go to school because she does not have a coat--until the quilting mothers make her a coat using pieces of cloth from their own lives, each with a special story behind it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MIL

Austin, Lynn N.

Summary: In the aftermath of the Civil War, Josephine vows to rebuild her family's once-grand Virginia plantation. But in the face of such destruction, is redemption and faith in God possible? The difficult years of the Reconstruction era are brought to life by interweaving the stories of three women--daughter, mother, and freed slave--in a riveting tale.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 2012

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Gourley, Robbin.

Summary: From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and five recipes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JE Gou

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels.

Summary: Pathologist Kay Scarpetta searches for the cause of death in the case of five young couples whose decomposed bodies are found without shoes and socks deep in the woods. Bones, fragments of clothing, and a jack of hearts are all that remain.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1992

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Brown, Rita Mae.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels.

Summary: Trying to solve the murder of a thirteen-year-old boy, Dr. Kay Scarpetta and police lieutenant Pete Marino race against time when Kay is implicated in a second brutal killing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner's 1993

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Thomas, Sarah Loudin

Summary: "Colman Harpe works for the C&O in the Appalachian rail town of Thurmond, West Virginia, but he'd rather be a preacher and lead his own congregation. When a member of the rival McLean clan guns down his cousin and the clan matriarch, Serepta McLean, taunts the Harpes by coming to a tent revival in their territory, Colman chooses peace over seeking revenge with the rest of his family. Colman,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2019

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Erskine, Kathryn.

Summary: When twelve-year-old Frederick "Red" Porter's father dies in 1972, his mother wants to sell their automobile repair shop and move her two sons back to Ohio, but Red is desperate to stop the sale even if it means unearthing some dark family secrets in a Virginia rife with racial tensions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC ERS

Hahn, Mary Downing

Summary: Told in two voices, Jules, whose father is restoring an abandoned house, and a girl who lived there a century before begin to communicate and slowly, the girl's tragic story is revealed.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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Powell, Patricia Hruby

Summary: Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC POW

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels.

Summary: In rural North Carolina, the brutal murder of eleven-year-old Emily Steiner has shaken a small town town. But more disturbing arre the details of the crime, chillingly reminiscent of the handiwork of a serial killer who has eluded the unit for years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner's 1994

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COR

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

Summary: "Marty and his best friend, Shiloh are on another adventure. Marty learns when a secret is too dangerous to keep, and that hate can spread like fire"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2015

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3 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J FIC NAY

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION NAY

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 1998

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M COR

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels.

Summary: Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta investigates the murder of Beryl Madison, an author, whose latest manuscript is now missing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1991

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Cornwell, Patricia Daniels.

Summary: Virginia's chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta matches wits with a wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes. The case begins with a fire in which many horses die and the embers yield a human body.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1998

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS COR

Brown, Rita Mae.

Summary: In small-town Crozet, Virginia, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her feline sleuthing partners, Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, investigate when her friend, local architect Tazio Chappers, becomes the prime suspect in the killing of his most difficult client, Mrs. Carla Paulson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M BRO

Roberts, Nora.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jove Books 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ROB

Goolrick, Robert

Summary: Forced into a marriage of convenience to save her family's estate, Diana Cooke, coming of age just after World War I, sacrifices everything, including love, to become the wife of a man she cannot abide, until fate intervenes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GOO

Deveraux, Jude

Summary: Sparks fly as fiery Casey Reddick and brooding Hollywood actor Tate Landers clash in the Virginia summer heat. She made up her mind the moment she met Tate - he's gorgeous, but stuck-up, nothing like his ex-brother-in-law, Devlin who's playing the Wickham to Tate's Darcy in local production of Pride and Prejudice. Casey makes the perfect Elizabeth Bennett. As they rehearse together, however,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION DEV

White, Ruth

Summary: In 1948, eleven-year-old Audrey lives with her father, mother, and three younger sisters in Jewell Valley, a coal mining camp in Southwest Virginia, where her mother still mourns the death of a baby, her father goes on drinking binges on paydays, and Audrey tries to recover from the scarlet fever that has left her skinny and needing to wear glasses.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC WHI

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Summary: In 1955 Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down. Includes historical notes about the period.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC PIN

Brown, Rita Mae.

Summary: After a shocking archaeological find at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home sparks controversy, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen goes hunting for the truth. Her friends Mrs. Murphy the tiger cat and Tee Tucker the corgi go hunting too--for a killer out to keep Harry quiet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD M BRO