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North Carolina Fiction June 2013
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Joyland - Stephen King
Publisher: Titan Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/2013
Share Joyland ISBN-13: 9781781162644
ISBN-10: 1781162646
In a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
Forces of nature - Cheris F. Hodges
Publisher: Dafina
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2013
Share Forces of nature ISBN-13: 9780758276605
ISBN-10: 0758276605
When the president of Welco Industries tries to tear down the farmland that's been in her family since the turn of the century, Crystal, waging a one-woman protest, dares Douglas Wellington III to spend one week on the land he wants to destroy. 
Foal play - Kathryn O'Sullivan
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/07/2013
Share Foal play ISBN-13: 9781250026590
ISBN-10: 1250026598
An award-winning debut mystery follows the investigation of Outer Banks fire chief Colleen McCabe into the discovery of a dead body washed up on shore right before her former school teacher is killed in an apparent act of arson, a case that is further complicated by her sheriff best friend's disapproval, amorous advances from a local developer and an unexpected new threat.
Life After Life: A Novel - by Jill McCorkle
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/26/2013
Share Life After Life%3a A Novel ISBN-13: 9781565122550
ISBN-10: 1565122550
Though perhaps easily confused with the recent novel of the same name by Kate Atkinson, this book does not deal with a single life lived over and over again. Rather, in this Life After Life, residents of Fulton, N.C. -- many at the Pine Haven retirement facility -- share the stories of their lives in turn; a minor character in one tale becomes the narrator of the next. Though death is a constant presence (hospice volunteer Joanna keeps a notebook of every passing she's a part of), it never overwhelms, nor becomes maudlin or depressing, and author Jill McCorkle has a deft hand with humor and her indelible characters.
The enchanted life of Adam Hope - Rhonda Riley
Publisher: Ecco
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/23/2013
Share The enchanted life of Adam Hope ISBN-13: 9780062099440
ISBN-10: 0062099442
In the waning months of World War II, young Evelyn Roe's life is transformed when she finds a strange being all but buried on her family's farm in North Carolina, a being that soon morphs into a man named Adam, whom she falls in love with, but their life together is overshadowed by Adam's supernatural origins and powers. 
Miss Julia stirs up trouble - Ann B. Ross
Publisher: Viking
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/01/2013
Share Miss Julia stirs up trouble ISBN-13: 9780670026104
ISBN-10: 0670026107
When domestically challenged Hazel Marie is forced to take over the care of her household in the wake of a housekeeper's injury, Miss Julia rallies the ladies of Abbotsville to provide cooking lessons only to confront Hazel Marie's reprobate uncle, who harbors a suspicious agenda.
Every trick in the book - Lucy Arlington
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/01/2013
Share Every trick in the book ISBN-13: 9780425251676
ISBN-10: 0425251675
When she discovers the dead body of an editor whom she resembles during the Book and Author Festival, literary agent Lila Wilks investigates, trying to find a link between the editor's murder and that of a promising new author.
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