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The following fiction and nonfiction titles are available at Baltimore County Public Library as of Dec. 22.

"Hip Hop Family Tree"

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by Ed Piskor

Hip hop's beginnings are portrayed in all their '70s and '80s glory in this graphic novel.

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"Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales"

by Marta McDowell

Gardening lovers and children's literature lovers alike will find beauty in these pages of photographs and stories about Beatrix Potter and her characters and flowers.

"Out to Lunch"

by Stacey Ballis

When her best friend and business partner dies an untimely death, Jenna is left bereft and alone. She and her friend's now-widower-husband must deal with the grief together. This light, food-centered chick lit is not actually as sad as it sounds, but is more like a cozy late lunch.

"Once Upon a Lie"

by Maggie Barbieri

Maeve is a single mother who works in a bakeshop. When her brother is murdered, the fact that her Alzheimer's-afflicted father is a suspect troubles her, and she begins to play amateur sleuth.

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