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  • The House Girl

    Josephine was a house slave to an abusive master and an ailing mistress. She had tried to run once before but was turned away because she was heavy with child.

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  • Desperate Girls

    Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words, she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she’s a mess.

    When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipeout those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life.

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  • The Clover Chapel

    She took a dare and fell in love. Truth would have been the smarter choice.

    After years of living under her father’s thumb, Emmeline is ready to break free. She’s abandoned her life as a New York socialite to follow her dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher in a small, wholesome town. Seeing the man that nearly broke her was absolutely not what she had hoped to find in Prescott, Montana.

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  • Tailspin

    Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken, usually unshaven, and he never gets the regulation eight hours of shut-eye before a flight; but he does have a rock-solid reputation: he will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So, when Rye is asked to fly into a completely fogbound Northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn't ask why--he just ups his price.

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  • Before We Were Yours

    "Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their home on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. South Carolina, Present Day. Avery Stafford has lived a charmed life. Loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, she has a promising career as an assistant D.A.

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  • Glass Kitchen

    "Portia Cuthcart and her two sisters find their way from Texas to Manhattan over the years, the heiresses to a dilapidated brownstone on the Upper West Side. Portia is running from a bad divorce and the knowledge that she has always been a little bit different, a little bit strange: the talented cook who knew exactly what to serve on what occasion, even to the point of predicting events that hadn't even happened yet. But she doesn't cook anymore. She has tamped down this "knowing." It has caused her way too many problems.

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  • Norwich: one tiny Vermont town's secret to happiness and excellence

    "The extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country--and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading a well-rounded life. Norwich, a charming Vermont town of roughly three thousand residents, has sent an athlete to almost every Winter Olympics for the past thirty years--and three times that athlete has returned with a medal. How does Norwich do it?

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  • The Perfect Mother

    "They call themselves the May Mothers--a group of new moms whose babies were born in the same month. Twice a week, they get together in Brooklyn's Prospect Park for some much-needed adult time. When the women go out for drinks at the hip neighborhood bar, they are looking for a fun break from their daily routine. But on this hot Fourth of July night, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but her fellow May Mothers insisted everything would be fine. Now he is missing.

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  • The Night Diary

    Nisha is given the diary as a gift from Kazi their cook. She lives in India in 1947 with her father, grandmother and twin brother. Her mother died in childbirth and Nisha writes letters to her in the diary. India is being given self rule from England and is breaking apart into India and Pakistan. The Muslims will be going to Pakistan and the Hindus to India. Unfortunately, Nisha and her family live in what is to be Pakistan and are Hindus. Or more specifically half-Hindu, half-Muslim. Her mother was Muslim and her father Hindu.

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  • Amina's Voice

    Amina is a typical middle school girl in Milwaukee. She isn't comfortable speaking in front of groups and even though she has a beautiful voice refuses to sing for anyone. She becomes uncomfortable when her best friend Soojin decides to change her name to something more "American" when she becomes a citizen and doesn't like the fact that Emily is now their friend even though she has always been mean to them. To make matters worse her uncle is coming from Pakistan and they have to be on their best behavior for three months while he is visiting.

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  • Winterhouse

    When Elizabeth's parents died she went to live with Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap who are definitely not interested in her. So it isn't really a surprise when she comes home from school to find them gone on a Christmas break. What is a surprise is that they are sending her to Winterhouse. Winterhouse is a fantastic hotel run by Norbridge Falls. At Winterhouse Elizabeth meets Freddy another young guest staying for the holiday. They have a shared love of word ladders and anagrams and together enjoy the activities at Winterhouse.

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  • The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker

    Allora is a beautiful place filled with colorful houses and flying fish. The sea surrounding the town is tempestuous and wild. Alberto is the town coffin maker. He used to build all kinds of things but a plague took his family 30 years ago and now he only builds coffins. Young Tito comes into his life with his magical bird. Alberto built a coffin for Tito's mother not long ago not realizing she had a son hiding out in her cabin. Now Tito is hungry and lonely and seeks solace with Alberto. But a bad man is looking for Tito determined to take him away. 

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  • Amal Unbound

    Amal loves going to school and wants to be a teacher one day. When her mother has her fifth daughter Amal has to stay home from school and help with the housework and the other children. One day in the market she has a run in with a powerful local man. To pay her family's debt she is sent to be a servant in his household. Luckily she ends up as a maid for his mother, but life away from home is not easy.

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  • Haunted By the Abyss

    Sarah is an interesting person, she has a Masters in forensic psychology, her own blog, Youtube channel, Twitter, Facebook book, podcast and the list goes on, she is accomplished and genuine. I listen to Sarah on Facebook Live and this led me to her book, Haunted by the Abyss, which was fascinating. Sarah is a native Missourian who now lives with her husband and children in Minnesota, she speaks on psychology and parapsychology. This book deals with Sarah's life growing up and her learning to use and deal with her ability as a Sensitive.

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  • Last Victim

    A sought-after expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face-to-face with madmen. Obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes, Charlie desires little else from life—no doubt because when she was sixteen, she herself survived a serial killer’s bloodbath: A man butchered the family of Charlie’s best friend, Holly, then left the girl’s body on a seaside boardwalk one week later.

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  • Once We Were There

    "I'm lucky just to be alive."

    Eva was never supposed to have survived this long. As the recessive soul, she should have faded away years ago. Instead, she lingers in the body she shares with her sister soul, Addie. When the government discovered the truth, they tried to “cure” the girls, but Eva and Addie escaped before the doctors could strip Eva’s soul away.

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  • Prom Night in Purgatory

    This title was even better than the first in the series. Johnny has left the high school where he was trapped as a ghost, and it seems that he and Maggie are headed toward real love. Unfortunately, Johnny has no memories from the 50 years he spent as a ghost, including knowing anything about Maggie. He is angry and confused at all the changes that have happened in the last 50 years as well as seeing his high school chums listed in a memorial for Vietnam soldiers.

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  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox

    Jenna Fox was in a horrific automobile accident and Not expected to survive. She wakes up from a coma and remembers almost nothing. They have videotapes from every year of her childhood for her to view and attempt to remember. Though her parents adore her their is something they are keeping secret from her. Things just don't add up.
    This book examines what it means to be human and to be mortal.

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  • Devil Came to St. Louis

    Almost everyone has seen or read the book by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist. The Exorcist is the story of a mother who asks for help, from two priests, for her little girl who has been possessed. I can't forget the "Spider-walk" scene when Linda Blair walks like a spider down the stairs, or the scene when Linda's head twists around her neck. Based on actual events...Or was it? Enter Troy Taylor, a resident of Illinois, author of over 130 books. Troy writes about the paranormal and things that go bump in the night, both the legends and the history.

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  • Chilling Adventures of Sabriana, Vol. 1

    On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family's past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie Comics' latest horror sensation starts here! For TEEN+ readers. Compiles the first six issues of the ongoing comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. goodreads.com

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  • Epic Drives of the World

    Buckle up for the next installment in our 'Epic' series and the follow-up to Epic Bike Rides of the World Epic Drives of the Worldabeautiful hardback, showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa.

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  • The American Century Cookbook: The Most Popular Recipes of the 20th Century

    For the past ten years, Jean Anderson has been on a quest: to search out the most popular recipes of the 20th century and to chronicle 100 years of culinary change in America. The result is a rich and fascinating look at where we've been, at the recipes our mothers and grandmothers loved, and at how our own tastes have evolved.

    The more than 500 cherished recipes in these pages are mainstays of American home cooking, the recipes that have remained favorites year after year. For the smallest sampling:

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  • The Flood Girls

    This snappy, sassy redemption story set in small-town Montana is “a wild and crazy debut novel by a talented young writer” (Jackie Collins), filled with an uproarious and unforgettable cast of characters you won’t want to leave behind.

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  • The Lost Vintage

    Sweetbitter meets The Nightingale in this page-turning novel about a woman who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy and unexpectedly uncovers a lost diary, an unknown relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War II

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  • Calypso

    David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. 

    If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.

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  • Two Steps Forward

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project comes a story of taking chances and learning to love again as two people, one mourning her husband and the other recovering from divorce, cross paths on the centuries-old Camino pilgrimage from France to Spain.

    “The Chemin will change you. It changes everyone…”

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  • Alternate Side

    The tensions in a tight-knit neighborhood—and a seemingly happy marriage—are exposed by an unexpected act of violence in this provocative new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miller’s Valley and Still Life with Bread Crumbs.

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  • The Lotterys Plus One

    The Lotterys are a large, diverse family made up of two sets of gay parents and 7 kids both biological and adopted. The parents won the lottery and decided to team up. So they now coparent, nobody works, they homeschool the kids, and they live in a big old house called the Camelottery. Sumac is the middle child of this family and has to give up her room when Grumps comes to live with them. Grumps had never met any of the family and doesn't approve of their livestyle. Yet the parents keep leaning on Sumac to try and help Grumps fit in and learn their ways.

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  • The Coppersmith Farmhouse

    One old farmhouse brought them together. It could also tear them apart.

    Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk.

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  • Comics For Choice: Illustrated Abortion Stories, History, and Politics

    Comics for Choice is anthology of comics about abortion. As this fundamental reproductive right continues to be stigmatized and jeopardized, over sixty artists and writers have created comics that boldly share their own experiences, and educate readers on the history of abortion, current political struggles, activism, and more. Lawyers, activists, medical professionals, historians, and abortion fund volunteers have teamed up with cartoonists and illustrators to share their knowledge in accessible comics form. --from Goodreads

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  • After Anna

    Noah Alderman, a doctor and a widower, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie, and for the first time in a long time he and his son are happy. But their lives are turned upside down when Maggie’s daughter Anna moves in with them. Anna is a gorgeous seventeen-year-old who balks at living under their rules though Maggie, ecstatic to have her daughter back, ignores the red flags that hint at the trouble that is brewing. Events take a deadly turn when Anna is murdered and Noah is accused of the crime.

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  • Slow Dance in Purgatory

    Teenager Maggie has survived various foster homes by pouring herself into her dancing. She's grateful to be living with her great-aunt, and working with the janitorial staff at her high school to earn some money - and occasionally dance a little. However, her mundane life is interrupted when she sees the ghost of a "bad boy" who died 50 years ago. She has seen ghosts before, but not on a regular basis. And she falls for Johnny. He is reluctant to get involved with her as he cannot offer her a regular life, he can't move beyond the school walls, and only she can see him.

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  • A Local Habitation

    Toby is sent to investigate the trouble happening at a startup tech company run by the fae. One by one individuals are being killed, but no memories are left in their blood for Toby to read. Will she be able to save her liege's niece who runs this tech company? will she be able to save anyone? what about the cats that prowl the grounds.

    An enjoyable read.

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  • Golden Prey

    U.S. Marshal Lucas Davenport has his choice of cases to work, but misses what he does best, hunting the hard-to-catch criminal. A shooting at a drug counting house in Mississippi, one that includes a child, puts him on the trail of Garvin Poole, a vicious killer who has escaped capture for years. Davenport isn't the only one looking, however; the drug cartel wants their money back and has dispatched a pair of killers who torture and kill anyone who might know Poole's whereabouts.

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  • The Fate of the Romanovs

    Greg King and Penny Wilson have collaborated on the drama surrounding the lives of the Russian Imperial family during their 78-day incarceration in the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg in July 1918. The authors dispel the myths that have grown out of the often confused and fabricated stories of those days from both sides, the Bolsheviks and the monarchists, as well as the fog of secrecy with which the subsequent Soviet government shrouded the most famous and infamous royal execution in history.

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  • Suicide and Spirits

    Journey back in time to the opulent days of St. Louis in the Gilded Age and discover the true story of the Lemp family and its rise to power, wealth and extravagance. It's a story that has become legend over the years but one that few people truly know. Despite the fact that the Lemps, and their legendary mansion, have inspired books, ghost stories and television shows, the true story of their tragic lives has become a confusing and convoluted mess of myths, misconceptions, legends and outright lies, making it nearly impossible to separate fact from fiction - until now.

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  • The New Adventures of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer

    "I don't want to arrest anyone. I just want to shoot somebody."--Mike Hammer Everybody loves a mystery, and nobody solves them like Mike Hammer. While other detectives bend and manipulate the law, Hammer holds it in total contempt, seeing it as nothing more than an impediment to justice, the one virtue he holds in absolute esteem. Now, the no-holds-barred private eye returns, along with his gorgeous secretary, Velda, and a collection of New York City characters, in two fully dramatized "theater-of-the-mind" audio adventures.

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  • Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

    In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known.

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  • Coolidge

    Calvin Coolidge nicknamed "Silent Cal" was President of the United States from 1923-1929. Although at the time he was considered somewhat "old-fashioned", Coolidge was actually a very modern President who believed in the advances of modern technology particularly the new automobile industry and the birth of American aviation. He was known first and foremost, however, for reducing the federal budget and had a keen insight into the foreshadowing of the Great Depression in the years before it occurred.

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  • Sunny

    Sunny is the third book in Jason Reynolds' Track series and it is probably the most personal of them all and the least about track. Sunny is the team's mile runner and decides he doesn't want to run anymore. He has been running for is mom who died giving birth to him and not for himself. What he would really like to do is dance, but he still wants to be part of the team. So Coach sets him up as the discus thrower. The book is set up as a series of diary entries as Sunny deals with his feelings about his mom, running and his dad. 

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  • An Ocean of Minutes

    At first blush, the premise of Lim's dystopian novel is a familiar one: a deadly flu pandemic sweeps across the world in the early 1980s. But the solution is inventive: people whose loved ones are sick can sign up to travel to the future and work as bonded servants for a company called TimeRaiser in exchange for the cure (also from the future) for their loved ones. This is Polly's only recourse when her boyfriend, Frank, falls ill in 1981. Polly signs up to travel to 1993, planning to reunite with Frank when she does.

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  • The Fiery Cross

    The eagerly awaited fifth volume in the award-winning series of historical novels takes place in 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser's wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy--a time-traveler's certain knowledge.

    5 stars! Still as good as the first in the series.

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  • The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles #3)

    This is an almost satisfying conclusion to the Egyptian series. I would like to know how teenage life continues for the Kanes. The successfully juggle romance and life-and-death drama without breaking a nail, so I imagine high school will be a breeze. I like how they have to learn to rely on each other and that makes for a much stronger brother/sister relationship. Always a nice turn on those ancient myths that makes me wish magic was real.

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  • Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-step exercise for planning your best book

    Award-winning author K.M. Weiland’s previous book, the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, showed writers how to embrace outlines in a way that makes the writing process fun, inspiring, and easy.

    Now it’s time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you’ve already learned, the Outlining Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to getting the bones of your story down on paper, identifying plot holes, and brainstorming exciting new possibilities.

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  • Outlining Your Novel: Map your way to success

    Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal. Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success will:

    Help you choose the right type of outline for you
    Guide you in brainstorming plot ideas
    Aid you in discovering your characters
    Show you how to structure your scenes
    Explain how to format your finished outline
    Instruct you in how to use your outline
    Reveal the benefits:
    Ensures cohesion and balance

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  • The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles #2)

    More drama in the second book of the series. Hard to believe so much can happen to someone who hasn't even turned thirteen yet! Sadie's British wit is so much fun and Carter tries so hard to be the adult of the twosome. I think I would like my cat to become my guardian. Maybe I would find time to nap. I always laugh whenever the two dream and find themselves floating around with their heads on a chicken. Such an entertaining visual. It's easy to find the humor amid the drama.

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  • Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles #1)

    This was an enjoyable audio for our trip to Dallas. The story was intense and the voices were done by a male, as Carter, and female, as Sadie. This added to the fun since Sadie was raised British and has an accent. Since they each encounter a romantic crush, the brother-sister teasing and drama gets lots of laughs too. Trying to remember who is who in Egyptian gods and pharaohs was a challenge, but got easier.

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  • The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #2)

    I enjoyed listening to this book. It's been a while since I read it with my son and saw the movie (which I don't recommend), so I had forgotten a lot of the details. It is a fun story with lots of action, new and old characters that continues to lead the listener towards a temporary conclusion. Knowing there are three more books in this series helped me to focus on who was who since the cast keeps growing.

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  • Beauty Queens

    This audio-book was absolutely hilarious! I found myself laughing so hard I was scared I might run off the road. Having actually done one pageant in my life, I have a special understanding for many of the inside lines and worries these girls have. The fact that they get the chance to find out who they are outside of the rigors of pageant life and the dreams that may or may not have been theirs. There were true brains and lots of talent too spare even meeting up with pirates, black shirts, giant snakes and drug-like berries.

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  • To Kill a Kingdom

    This book was nothing like I expected. It was a different telling of the Sea Queen and sirens. Also the prince is a pirate and much happier that way. I found myself rooting for them to find the stone to destroy the evil queen and right many wrongs. I was pleased to find an ending that made sense and wasn't fairy-tale perfect either.

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  • Tiger Lily

    This was a very different take on the Peter Pan story. Tiger Lily was usually a minor character and here she gets her day in the sun. However, she also has a relationship with Tinkerbell that is very different from the one Peter and Tink are always shown having. This was sad, yet strangely satisfying too.

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  • Nemesis

    How do you catch a killer when you're the number one suspect?

    A man is caught on CCTV, shooting dead a cashier at a bank. Detective Harry Hole begins his investigation, but after dinner with an old flame wakes up with no memory of the past 12 hours. Then the girl is found dead in mysterious circumstances and he beings to receive threatening emails: is someone trying to frame him for her death?

    As Harry fights to clear his name, the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery.

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  • Spin: The Rumpelstiltskin Musical

    This was awesome! It was like a Broadway play on audiobook. Full cast, musical numbers, sound effects, and the narration of Jim Dale all in one fantastic book. It is basically the traditional story of Rumplestiltskin with just a bit extra. The actors are fantastic, the songs are hilarious and the entire productions was just a treat to listen to. I highly recommend this short audiobook.

    Pages are approximate as this is audio only.

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  • The Woman In The Window

    For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade's most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.

    It isn't paranoia if it's really happening . . .

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  • Oh Crap! Potty Training

    Jamie Glowacki—potty-training expert, Pied Piper of Poop, and author of the popular guide, Oh Crap! Potty Training—shares her proven 6-step plan to help you toilet train your preschooler quickly and successfully.

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  • The Great Alone

    Leni's dad was a violent man. Broken after serving in the Viet Nam War, Ernt Allbright was unsettled and constantly looking to find the ideal life for he and his family. When the opportunity came to move his family to the Alaskan frontier, Ernt leapt at the chance. unprepared and broke, the family left all they knew in the lower 48 and moved the wilderness of Alaska.

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  • Rasputin's Daughter

    A highly fictionalized version of Maria Rasputin, daughter of the "Mad Monk", Robert Alexander follows the last week of Rasputin's life through the eyes of his eldest daughter, Maria.

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  • Beartown

    So Beartown is supposed to be a story about hockey, but it is so much more than that. It is a story about a town and the people in that town and how they react to a tragedy. Beartown itself doesn't have a whole lot going for it. It is a town in the forest where people seem to leave more than they stay. But it is a hockey town and they have a great hockey team. The junior team is set to become champions and if they do the town will rise again. But on the eve of that rise the star of the team, Kevin, rapes the general manager's daughter Mya at a party.

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  • The Dollar Kids

    Lowen and his family apply to buy a house in Millville for $1. They are ready to move out of the city because Lowen's friend was recently killed in a shooting. When the family is accepted to the dollar program they are not all excited to move, but life in small town Millville quickly grows on the kids. 

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  • I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011

    This book tells the story of Dexter's survival of the Joplin tornado. Living in Missouri the Joplin tornado is something I am pretty familiar with. I remember seeing pictures of the destruction on the news. These stories are written so that kids can understand these terrible events as they experience them through the eyes of someone their own age. Are they the best written books? Not really, but kids love them. They are fast-paced and full of action. I actually enjoyed this story a bit more than I did the others I have read.

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  • Low, Vol. 4: Outer Aspects of Inner Attitudes

    Tajo has been rescued after the events of the last volume and is now back in Salus. She is trying to find Roln's daughter to stop her from blowing up the dome. Of course that doesn't work so she then has to convince the people to rise up against the Senate and take the dome to the stars. I like where this story is going, but I will admit that the art is not my favorite.

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  • Good Little Girls

    Tinsley Jensen survived the torturous clutches of an elusive masked killer dubbed the Skull, only to be held hostage by her nightmares. She’s terrified of leaving her cottage on Seahawk Island, knowing that the madman is still out there. FBI special agent Wyatt Camden knows it too. He may have rescued Tinsley, but her captor got away. Now he’s driven by guilt, the need for vengeance, and the desire to protect—at any cost—the woman he’s come to love.

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  • Aristotle and Dante discover The Secrets of the Universe

    Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be. -- Goodreads

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  • Rosemary and Rue

    We are introduced to Toby Day, half fae-half human. She's been enchanted as a goldfish for 14 years after a botched investigation for her liege. Initially she tries hard to avoid all things fairy and live in the mundane world. Unfortunately, the death of her sometimes friend Evening Winterrose, pulls her back into the fairy realm.

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  • Cover of Night

    In the charming rural town of Trail Stop, Idaho, accessible to the outside world by only a single road, young widow Cate Nightingale lives peacefully with her four-year-old twin boys, running a bed-and-breakfast. Though the overnight guests are few and far between–occasional hunters and lake fishermen–Cate always manages to make ends meet with the help of the local jack-of-all-trades, Calvin Harris, who can handle everything from carpentry to plumbing. But Calvin is not what he seems, and Cate’s luck is about to run out.

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  • Before and Again

    Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends―and thanks to the nonstop media coverage, even her privacy. Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats and dog. She’s thankful for the new friends she’s made―though she can’t risk telling them too much.

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  • Edge of Survival

    Dr. Cameran Young knew her assignment wouldn't be easy. As lead biologist on the Environment Impact Assessment team, her findings would determine the future of a large mining project in the northern Canadian bush. She expected rough conditions and hostile miners--but she didn't expect to find a dead body her first day on the job.

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  • The Third Mushroom

    Ellie and Melvin are back in this followup to The Fourteenth Goldfish. Melvin has been on the road for the past year and tired of it. He is also tired of "the puberty". So he and Ellie team up for the science fair. They have an axolotl that seems to have extra appendages so they feed bits of it to fruit flies to see what happens. Of course Melvin also experiments on himself. 

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  • The Hotel Between

    Cam discovers a mysterious Hotel Between one day in a place that never had a hotel before. The Hotel is a magical doorway that connects all over the world through a central hub. Cam's mother and father used to work for the Hotel but never told Cam or his twin sister Cassia. Mom died and dad disappeared leaving only wooden coins for the twins. They are being raised by their grandmother Oma who has to deal with Cassia's medical issues. Cam takes a job with the Hotel in the hopes that it will help him find his father and a cure for Cassia's spina bifida. But who can he trust?

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  • The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez

    One night Mateo sees a couple of skunks stealing his old tricycle. Of course no one believes him. His family thinks he has hidden the tricycle so his little sister won't get it. So Mateo finds the skunks and discovers they talk! 

    Mateo is also having problems at school. His old best friend Johnny has moved on and become friends with the class bully. Mateo has befriended Ashwin, but they are kind of loaners at school. They are both interested in knights and medieval weaponry though. 

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  • An American Marriage

    Married for just over a year, Roy and Celestial are still navigating their new dynamic as husband and wife. Then their lives are forever altered when they travel to Roy's small Louisiana hometown for a visit, and Roy is falsely accused of a harrowing crime and sentenced to 12 years in prison. The strain on their relationship is intense during Roy's incarceration, especially once Celestial's career takes off while he struggles with loss and feelings of abandonment. Nearly halfway through Roy's sentence, his conviction is vacated.

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  • The Wizards of Once

    Xar is an self-centered younger brother, son to the Lead Wizard, whose wizarding powers haven't come in yet. Wish is a Warrior princess daughter of the Queen of Warriors, who struggles to be warrior-like. They live in opposing settlements, who long ago defeated and drove out the evil witches, but now these 2 factions battle each other. Wish and Xar will learn that witches still exist and they may need to help each other to survive the witches as well as their demanding parents. An enjoyable read.

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  • Sunny

    This is the third installment of Jason Reynold's Track series. This edition follows Sunny who is the team's distance runner. When Sunny decides he hates running but loves feeling a part of the team, he has some things to figure out. He needs to confess to his dad that he is only running because of his mother and he needs to find his own place in his life and do his own thing, whatever that may be.

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  • The Secret Daughter of the Tsar

    This is a first novel for Jennifer Laam whose intense interest in the Russian Royal family led to her writing this story of three women, Veronica, Lena, and Charlotte, of all whom lived within different periods of time, yet who are connected by history. Veronica, living in the present day is anxious to write an academic book about the last empress of Russia, Alexandra. Lena, is a servant in the imperial palace of the Romanovs and is privy to may of the royal family's secrets. Charlotte, a former ballerina, is determined to survive the Nazi occupation of Paris.

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  • And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

    From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.

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  • The Forgotten Road

    The second novel in the bestselling trilogy from Richard Paul Evans about a man on an inspirational pilgrimage across Route 66 to find his way back to himself.

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  • Vendetta

    Award-winning Harris (Hidden Agenda, 2015) launches a new series featuring Nikki Boyd, who, after her sister disappeared, became a detective on the Tennessee Missing Person Task Force so she could help other families find the closure she never had. One day, hiking in the Smoky Mountains, she is called in to work on a case that begins to feel awfully familiar. Could it be that after 10 years Nikki is on the trail of her sister's abductor once again? Harris draws her readers into the fear and excitement generated by a mission to catch a madman.

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  • Counting Thyme

    Thyme wasn't happy about moving to New York from San Diego but whatever it took to help her brother, Val, was what needed to be done. Val was suffering from a type of cancer and needed to enter a special medical trial to try to keep the cancer at bay.

    This is a wonderful coming-of-age book about a sibling dealing with a sick brother and how the illness can affect the whole family. It explored the conflicting emotions of guilt and anger at the situation which sometimes manifests toward her parents and little brother.

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  • I Know This Much Is True

    When Thomas Birdsey cuts his own hand off in a library to protest the Iraqi War, his twin brother, Dominick is at a loss as to what to do. Thomas's mental illness has gotten progressively worse, making it difficult to care for him but institutionalization is not what Dominick wants for his brother.

    This book traces the history of these brothers and their family to attempt unravel the mysteries in their lives, including who their father is.

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  • Fighting to forgive

    What do you do when everything you avoid, turns out to be exactly what you need?

    Easy and predictable, just the way he likes it, Blake Daniels flies through life the way he burns through women: on his terms, no regrets.

    With his fighting career in full swing, he's on the threshold of title contention. But when his training is compromised by injury, the stakes grow impossibly higher. The rage that fuels his punches also chips away at his focus, and he risks losing everything he cares about.

    He won’t let that happen. Not again.

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  • Dark Waters

    Since her rocky childhood and its abrupt, brutal ending, schoolteacher Anna Silver hasn’t given her trust easily. But when her estranged father gets in over his head—again—and winds up dead, his last message to Anna is as clear as it is insistent: she’s in danger and Brent Carver, the man with whom he shared a prison cell for five years, is the only person she should turn to for help. With nowhere else to go and with her father’s killer on her trail, Anna flees to what she hopes is safety.

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  • Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning

    Leslie Odom, Jr. has acclaimed much recognition and a Tony Award playing Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical Hamilton. But it almost didn't happen. Odom shares his beginnings as a mouthy boy who meets his match in a teacher that gets his attention and trust, and then channels his expression. He shares the decisions he made, even when it is choosing between two good options. A key moment is when he considers giving up and is challenged to make the most of those times when the phone isn't ringing, a story told on a late-night show told with such passion that it drew me to this book.

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  • The President Is Missing

    Have you ever wondered what the president would look like as an action hero? Former President Bill Clinton and best-selling author James Patterson have combined their talents in the tale of a president in the midst of an impeachment process for conspiring with a terrorist. Only he and handful of people know the true story of an impending cyber threat that could decimate the power grid, financial network and communications. President Duncan must trust some unusual allies while determining who the mole is in his inner leadership circle.

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  • I Kill Giants

    Barbara is dealing with a lot in this graphic novel. Her mom is dying, but Barbara can't accept that. So instead she kills giants. Not everyone believes her nor can many other people see the giants. This is Barbara's way of dealing with all the real emotional stuff going on at home and it makes for a powerful story. I am excited to see what they do with this for the movie.

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  • The Age of the Spirit: How the Ghost of an Ancient Controversy Is Shaping the Church

    A thousand years ago, the church experienced a time of tremendous upheaval called the Great Schism. The one faith became two churches, East and West, and the course of world history was forever changed. And it all swirled around one Latin word in the Nicene Creed, filioque, that indicated the Holy Spirit proceeded both from God the Father "and from the Son." From the time that phrase was officially instituted onward, the Holy Spirit's place in the Trinity and role in the lives of believers would be fiercely debated, with ramifications being felt through the centuries to this very day.

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  • Thirst

    Harry Hole returns in the eleventh installment of the author's best-selling, electrifying crime fiction series—published in 48 languages, more than 30 million copies sold worldwide.

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  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties

    "Enn is a fifteen-year-old boy who just doesn't understand girls, while his friend Vic seems to have them all figured out. Both teenagers are in for the shock of their young lives, however, when they crash a local party only to discover that the girls there are far, far more than they appear!"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1

    At the end of every horror movie, one girl always survives...in this case, Cassie Hack not only survives, she turns the tables by hunting and destroying the horrible slashers that would do harm to the innocent Alongside the gentle giant known as Vlad, the two cut a bloody path through those who deserve to be put down...hard. goodreads.com

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  • Motor Crush, Vol. 1

    The team behind the critically-acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series!

    By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting "machine narcotic" known as Crush. goodreads.com

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  • Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition

    Instead of a traditional written diary, Julia Kaye has always turned to art as a means of self-reflection. So when she began her gender transition in 2016, she decided to use her popular webcomic, Up and Out, to process her journey and help others with similar struggles realize they weren’t alone.

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  • Big Kill

    The rain clawed at the windows of the bar. Hammer was angry and wanted to be left alone. But when he sees a desperate guy abandon his kid in a bar just to step outside and get blown away, Hammer's mood switches from bad to worse. By the time he reaches the dead body, he knows he will have to pound his way through a world of thugs and wiseguys to find out how a reformed ex-con got desperate enough to die like that. What Hammer doesn't know is how a beautiful woman will figure in--and how many bullets justice will take. goodreads.com

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  • Sex Criminals, Vol. 4, Fourgy

    Everybody's favorite sex-having, time-freezing, bank-robbing crew of lovable love-misfits come together and ask themselves the big question: are we still into this? THE ANSWER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU (if you think the answer is no).

    -Part romance, part sex comedy, and part heist drama, [SEX CRIMINALS] manages to turn a story about two lovers who rob banks with orgasms into the most emotionally realistic and relatable sex comic ever made.- -- Wired Magazine

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  • The Keeper of Lost Things

    Reeling from a bad divorce Laura is bequeathed, a house that contains all sorts lost items that her employer had collected over the years. Her employers requests that she try to return the items to their original owners.

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  • Against the Sky

    "Alaska. In America's last wilderness there are no limits to what a man can do. For detective Nick Brodie, that means keeping the perps off the streets of Anchorage 24/7. Nick has never backed down from danger, but after the horrors he's seen, he's definitely in need of a break. Samantha Hollis never thought she'd meet anyone like Nick, especially in a place like Las Vegas. But after one reckless, passionate night, she discovers the charismatic stranger is everything she wants in a man. But can he ever be anything more than a one-night stand?

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  • The Wedding Date

    This book was way steamier than I expected! Whew Jasmine Guillory lol!

    A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel.

    Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn't normally do. But there's something about Drew Nichols that's too hard to resist.

    On the eve of his ex's wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend...

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  • Strange the Dreamer

    The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

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  • The Reader

    I enjoyed this review by Swapna Krishna from curledup.com -

    One day, Michael is taken ill outside Hanna’s apartment and she takes him in, cares for him, then sends him on his way. When he returns to her apartment to express his gratitude, he is mesmerized by how beautiful she is, in her own way. Eventually, Hanna takes Michael as a lover. The more he sees her, the more Michael realizes he knows nothing about Hanna. And there is a reason for that – Hanna is a woman with a secret, a secret that does not become clear until many years later.

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  • The Broken Road

    A broken man. A twist of fate. A second chance. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Mistletoe Promise and The Walk comes the first novel in a riveting new trilogy that explores the tantalizing question: What if you could start over?

    Chicago celebrity, Charles James can’t shake the nightmare that wakes him each night. He sees himself walking down a long, broken highway the sides of which are lit in flames. Where is he going? Why is he walking? What is the wailing he hears around him?

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  • I am Malala

    When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

    On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

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  • The Runaway King

    King Jaron is in power for less than a month, when his councilors decide a regent must be named until he comes of age. In the meantime they will squirrel him away to keep him safe. Actually the anticipated regent wants Jaron away it because it will be easier to kill/assassinate Prince Jaron. Jaron leaves Tobias in the safety house and infiltrates the pirates who've been hired to kill him.

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  • Gone To Dust

    The world thinks they're dead. The world is wrong.

    Miller Darling is one of the most popular romance novelists of her time. Not bad for a woman who doesn't believe in romance. She's as logical as they come, and she doesn't believe in happily-ever-afters. What she does believe in is family, so when her brother disappears, she doesn't think twice about packing her bag and her laptop and heading out to find him.

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  • Someone is Watching

    Deeply shaken after a brutal attack, Bailey Carpenter struggles to reclaim control over what had once seemed like a neatly-ordered life."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • Forever Alexa

    First grade teacher and single mother Alexa Harris is no stranger to struggle, but for once, things are looking up. The school year is over and the lazy days of summer are here. Mini-vacations and relaxing twilight barbeques are on the horizon until Alexa’s free-spirited younger sister vanishes.

    Ransom calls and death threats force Alexa and her young daughter to flee their quiet home in Maryland. With nowhere else to turn, Alexa seeks the help of Jackson Matthews, Ethan Cooke Security’s Risk Assessment Specialist and the man who broke her heart.

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  • 61 Hours

    He was just trying to hitch a bus ride, but after an accident, Jack Reacher finds himself stranded in Bolton, S.D. The town's police department asks his help in keeping a witness alive, especially after two people have been found shot to death.

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  • Mystic

    Commoner Pomella has been invited to the trials to be the next High Mystic's apprentice. People are outraged that a commoner has been selected over a highborn, and the local royalty tell Pomella that if she goes to the trials she will be "unclaimed" or made a pariah. Pomella decides to risk it anyways.
    A surprising twist ends this fun novel.

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  • Virgin Suicides

    The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and only date of their lives. Twenty years on, their enigmatic personalities are embalmed in the memories of the boys who worshipped them and who now recall their shared adolescence: the brassiere draped over a crucifix belonging to the promiscuous Lux; the sisters' breathtaking appearance on the night of the dance; and the sultry, sleepy street across which they watched a family disintegrate and fragile lives disappear. goodreads.com

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  • I, the Jury

    Here's Mickey Spillane and Mike Hammer in their roughest and readiest--a double-strength shot of sex, violence, and action that is vintage Spillane all the way. It's a tough-guy mystery to please even the most bloodthirsty of fans! goodreads.com

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  • Cockroaches

    When the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead in a Bangkok brothel, Inspector Harry Hole is dispatched from Oslo to help hush up the case.

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  • Midwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 109 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness

    Midwest Medicinal Plants is a comprehensive guide for foraging and natural medicine that is accessible to everyone, from beginners seeking reliable advice to experienced practitioners on the hunt for new information. You’ll find plant profiles, color photographs, step-by-step instruction for essential herbal remedies, and seasonal foraging tips. This must-have resource to finding, harvesting, and using wild plants covers Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Ontario.

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  • Interpreter of Maladies

    Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession.

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  • Before We Were Yours

    Newly engaged Avery Stafford leaves her job as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., to go back home to South Carolina, where she is being groomed to succeed her ailing father, a U.S. senator. At a meet-and-greet at a nursing home, she encounters May, a woman who seems to have some link with Avery's Grandma Judy, now suffering from dementia. The reader learns early on that May was once Rill Foss, one of five siblings snatched from their shanty home on the Mississippi and taken to the Memphis branch of the Tennessee Children's Home Society.

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  • The High Tide Club

    When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm.

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  • Historical Dictionary of Tennis

    The sport of tennis has been played in one form or another for more than 800 years. It can trace its roots to games played by monks in the 12th century. Through the years the game has evolved from one in which the ball was struck with the hands to the modern game in which rackets are used to propel the ball in excess of 150 miles per hour. From the sport of the elite to the sport played by elite athletes, tennis has grown immensely in the past 135 years and it remains one of the few sporting pastimes that is played extensively by people of all ages and all nationalities.

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  • The Sound of Broken Glass

    In the past . . .
    On a blisteringly hot August afternoon in Crystal Palace, once home to the tragically destroyed Great Exhibition, a solitary thirteen-year-old boy meets his next door neighbor, a recently widowed young teacher hoping to make a new start in the tight-knit South London community. Drawn together by loneliness, the unlikely pair form a deep connection that ends in a shattering act of betrayal.

    In the present . . .

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  • Drums of Autumn

    From the catalog: "The saga continues ... Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong."

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  • No Fixed Address

    Felix is your typical middle school kid except for one little thing. He and his mom live in a van. It was supposed to be temporary, but as the months go by it becomes more of the norm. His mom Astrid has slumps and can't keep a job. Despite the fact that Felix has no fixed address or place to call home he is doing pretty well. He is enrolled in a French immersion school and has reconnected with his best friend. He even has a girl friend Winnie. The icing on the cake is the audition for his favorite game show.

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  • The World's Strongest Librarian

    This is a deeply personal story of one man's struggle with Tourette's as he is making his way through life. Josh Hanagarne is a librarian by calling, a family man with a loving wife and son, and a Mormon. He also happens to have Tourette's. His story is one of faith and love and exploration as he deals with normal life through the lens of Tourette's. I have never met anyone with Tourette's, but I found his struggles deeply moving. I thought it was interesting that he learned to manage his ticks through movement and exercise. I also really identified with his struggle with his faith.

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  • Feathers

    Born covered in black feathers, abandoned as a baby in the slums of the Maze, Poe has lived his entire eleven-year-old life hidden away under the protection of his adoptive father, Gabriel. He spends his days secretly helping the Mice, bands of orphans who roam the slums, but there is a whisper of an altogether more sinister figure in the shadows, making street children disappear. When Bianca, an over-protected girl from the wealthy City beyond the Wall, escapes into the Maze in search of adventure, their worlds collide.

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  • The Storm Runner

    Zane Obispo is just your normal kid living in the desert at the bottom of a volcano. Then a demon crashes a plane into the volcano and he discovers he is part of a Mayan prophecy. Zane is destined to release the god Au-Puch from his prison in the volcano and set about the destruction of the world. To help him on his journey to kill Au-Puch he has a narwal named Brooks and his uncle Hondo. Plus there are Mayan gods on his side. Of course the rest of the Mayan gods want to kill him for not only releasing Au-Puch but for being the son of a god. 

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  • The Cobalt Prince (5 Worlds #2)

    Oona, Jax and An Tzu have lit the white beacon and are now headed to Toki for the blue. There they will have to face Oona's sister and the Cobalt Prince. They will also have to discover where their friends are and hopefully rescue them. This series is so much fun and I hate having to wait for the next installment. The world-building is awesome, the art work is beautiful and the story will keep you wanting more.

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  • Mandolin for Dummies

    This book is a step by step introduction to learning the mandolin. I had planned to teach myself by YouTube videos but when they moved too fast this book was the perfect remedy.

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  • Every Heart A Doorway

    The children being cared for at Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, the children have traveled to different worlds and for some reason or other had to return. They spend their days trying to find their doors to their worlds again or trying to move on and exist in the "real" world. When the students start dying, it is up to the new girl, Nancy, and her new found friends to try to find out what is happening and why.

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  • Amal Unbound

    Twelve-year-old Amal lived a rather ordinary life in her small Pakistani village with her mother, father and sisters. She dreamed of continuing her education and becoming a teacher. As the oldest, it often fell to Amal to help out with her sisters during her mother’s most recent pregnancy. When her mother gave birth to yet another girl, she fell into a deep depression forcing Amal to delay her education and care for her family. The world as she knew came crashing down one fatal afternoon when she disrespected a member of her village’s ruling family.

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  • An American Marriage

    Celestial and Roy seemed to be on their way to their dream lives. Then Roy was wrongfully accused of a crime that sent him to prison. This is the story of what can happen to love and life in an instant.

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  • 15-Minute Yoga

    From Ulrica Norberg, a renowned yoga teacher and author, comes 15-Minute Yoga, a guide to beneficial yoga poses and nutritional tips for practitioners of all levels. By integrating fifteen minutes of yoga into one’s schedule, those who yearn for a better quality of life will find balance and peace in each day.

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  • How to Stop Feeling Like Shit

    How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t is a straight-shooting approach to self-improvement for women, one that offers no-crap truth-telling about the most common self-destructive behaviors women tend to engage in. From listening to the imposter complex and bitchy inner critic to catastrophizing and people-pleasing, Andrea Owen--a nationally sought-after life coach--crystallizes what's behind these invisible, undermining habits. With each chapter, she kicks women's gears out of autopilot and empowers them to create happier, more fulfilling lives.

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  • Redbreast

    The Redbreast is a fabulous introduction to Nesbø’s tough-as-nails series protagonist, Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A brilliant and epic novel, breathtaking in its scope and design—winner of The Glass Key for best Nordic crime novel and selected as the best Norwegian crime novel ever written by members of Norway’s book clubs—The Redbreast is a chilling tale of murder and betrayal that ranges from the battlefields of World War Two to the streets of modern-day Oslo. Follow Hole as he races to stop a killer and disarm a ticking time-bomb from his nation’s shadowy past.

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  • Missouri Hauntings

    Discover spirited happenings throughout Missouri! Visit Branson where the ghost of actor Cameron Mitchell smiles at people in gift shops and restaurants. Witness long-dead soldiers still fighting at Wilson Creek National Battlefield. Stop by Springfield to see a ghost cat that runs the stairs of Pythian Castle. Learn about shadow figures at North Lawn and Salem Cedar Grove cemeteries in Salem, and hear the cry of the Banshee at Devil's Elbow. Make your acquaintance with "famous" ghosts of Billy the Kid, pianist Scott Joplin, outlaws Jessie and Frank James, Bonnie and Clyde, and Wyatt Earp.

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  • My Gun is Quick

    Book two of the Mickey Spillane mystery series of Mike Hammer the toughest Private Detective in the business.

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  • Paper Girls, Vol. 4

    The mind-bending, time-warping adventure from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and CLIFF CHIANG continues, as intrepid newspaper deliverer Tiffany is launched from the prehistoric past into the year 2000! In this harrowing version of our past, Y2K was even more of a cataclysm than experts feared, and the only person who can save the future is a 12-year-old girl from 1988. goodreads.com

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  • Missing You

    It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she's ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiance; Jeff, the man who shattered her heart-and who she hasn't seen in 18 years. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her.

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  • What are you Afraid of?

    SHE’S LEARNED ALL ABOUT KILLERS

    They aren’t the kind of women anyone misses. Truck-stop hookers, runaways . . . no one would even notice they’d disappeared if the killer didn’t photograph their lifeless bodies, posed in the back of a semi-trailer. Exactly like the infamous Trucker murders. But this isn’t just a copycat. It’s a vendetta.

    NOW HE’LL TEACH HER

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  • I'll Be Watching You

    Taylor Halstead, psychologist and successful radio personality, is terrified that she'll never be safe again. Coming on the heels of a series of tragic and terrible events, the e-mail sends chills racing up her spine. Her safe, secure world has already been violated by her cousin Stephanie's boyfriend, Gordon Mallory, in her own apartment. Only the door buzzer and Stephanie's intervening voice rescue her, but not before Gordon promises to return. Soon after, he is killed along with Stephanie in an inexplicable explosion aboard his yacht. Or is he?

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  • Every Heart a Doorway

    Nancy has just arrived at Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is not your normal boarding school. It is a school for children who have traveled to other worlds and for one reason or another been sent back to their original world. These kids no longer fit in and miss their "homes". Nancy was in a world of the dead and when students start turning up dead she is suspected. It is up to her and her newfound friends to figure out who is killing everyone before the school has to be closed. 

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  • The Deal of a Lifetime

    This novella is in the form of a letter from a father to his adult son. The father is reminiscing about what a terrible father he has been and how he regrets that he can never change that. What he is going to do is change a person's fate. The man has had cancer and in the hospital met another patient, a 5 year old girl. They have both seen the woman in the gray sweater. In fact the man has seen her at several points in his life. She comes to collect the dead. When he sees her coming to collect the little girl he makes a pivotal decision that will change both of their lives.

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  • Scythe

    We have finally reached Immortality along with a Governmental Utopia. Everything is perfect and when someone gets deathly hurt they are just sent off to a recovery center to heal and be fine within a few days. But what about the population problem? If everyone is immortal then the world would be overpopulated in no time. In come the Scythes, these are humans who's job is to kill a certain amount of people each month. They have specific rules to follow but some see these as minor guidelines.

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  • A Lady of the west

    Victoria Waverly, noble daughter of the war-ruined South, is sold in marriage to a ruthless rancher. Honor and pride help her endure life as a wife in name only but nothing can quench her forbidden desire for hired gunman Jake Roper. His gaze is hard, but tenderness he can't hide promises to unveil to Victoria the mysteries of love.

    Only true love can destroy....

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  • Deep Freeze

    When Virgil Flowers gets involved in a murder investigation, it usually goes sideways, with a good dose of laughter. His return to Trippton, Minnesota, is no exception, where one of the planners for a class reunion has turned up frozen in a block of ice -- and even the killer isn't sure how. While tracking the killer, the governor has requested Flowers look into another case in the area involving Barbie and Ken dolls that have been...altered...by someone who everyone is protecting.

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  • Gone Tomorrow

    A woman on the subway car is acting suspiciously, and Jack Reacher's training tells him why: she must be a suicide bomber. He confronts her and she kills herself, but there's no bomb to be found.

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  • Nothing to Lose

    The story opens on Jack Reacher between Hope and Despair -- literally. In the 12th book of Lee Child's popular series, Reacher finds that Despair is a place that doesn't want visitors, and soon finds himself in jail for vagrancy. Determined to explore what the town might be hiding, he encounters a beautiful deputy down the road in Hope and, later, stumbles upon a dead body between the towns.

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  • The Queen's Rising (Queen's Rising #1)

    I liked this book a lot because it was a bit different. While the dysopian society is similar to others, I liked the idea of belonging to a passion. I'm not sure I would want that passion to decide my fate, but I guess in a way that is what choosing a career does - just not usually at seventeen. I had a little trouble keeping everyone straight, but the charts at the front were a good reference tool. I began to care for many of the characters and look forward to the next book to see how Brienna and the others fare.

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  • Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee

    This book reminded me of the real life story of Jaycee Dugard who reappeared after 18 years. She had two children and quite a story. This one makes sense because of the guilt Amy feels, both for having gone meekly along instead of resisting and for the act that results in her return. The secrets she keeps and the fear she feels are believable. It is also nice to see someone trying to make decisions that protect someone else and not taking the easy route to save one's self or make life simple. Not an easy read, but worth it.

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  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)

    Listening to this second book gave me new insights into my favorite series. I keep uncovering things I don't remember reading or have forgotten since watching the movies after reading the book. Jim Dale once again transports the listener back to Hogwarts and makes you feel such a part of the action. I can visualize the characters and the places with ease - even ones I had forgotten about. As always it was fun to rediscover Dobby, the Forbidden Forest and the beginning of Harry and Ginny's love.

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  • Fairy Tale Rituals: Engage the Dark, Eerie & Erotic Power of Familiar Stories

    This was not exactly what I was expecting. It was a much darker look at the fairy tales I love. While I enjoy a good fractured tale or a remake, this book had me looking at the stories in too much of a literal tunnel. The idea of Snow White being a 7-9 year old girl who "marries" the dwarves or the more pagan/Wiccan rituals that are suggested were not my cup of tea. I know Grimm's stories are much darker than Disney's, but that doesn't mean I enjoy looking at them through the eyes of a pedophile either.

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  • Witch Boy

    This graphic novel was recommended by Kayla and I really enjoyed it. The story was done in a subtle fashion that didn't preach. The differences between Aster and the other boys was defined, however neither the girls or the boys seemed to know what to make of him. It took his elderly grandmother and a girl from the wrong neighborhood to help Aster discover who he truly is and how to accept the differences about him.

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  • I've Got My Eyes on You

    This was an interesting page-turner. Not your typical murder mystery, it had a decent amount of twists and false clues to keep you interested. I had my suspicions about the actual killer from the beginning, but not for the reason they ended up being the killer. This one had some nice romance and closure for the family and those falsely believed to be involved.

    A new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark.

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  • Unicorn of Many Hats: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventures Volume 7

    Another Phoebe and Marigold adventure! This one was perhaps my least favorite but I still loved it!
    This volume is back to being in comic strip form with the subject jumping around but it is still easy to follow. Perhaps one of the biggest disappointments in this volume was there was no educational excerpt at the back. This has been one of my favorite features of the series. The glossary is there (because of Phoebe's exceptional vocabulary, of course).

    I am anxiously awaiting Volume 5 to become available at my library because it is another graphic novel.
     

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  • Indexing

    Ghostbusters meets Brother’s Grimm!
    This title was soo good, I read it at 2nd time; actually my husband and I read it to each other (and I submitted the review to the newspaper)

    What if fairy tales pick people to be their vehicles, so their story can be told? What if some people are born predisposed to being an archetypal character or more precisely a fairy tale character? What happens in this tale, is that these narratives get out of control and become deadly. Because these aren’t Disney’s versions, these are the Brother’s Grimm.

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  • The Wolf Hour

    Angie's description made this title sound similar to Seanan McGuire's book Indexing, where narratives can control people's lives. While I managed to finish this book, I found the tension to be excessive. Things go from struggling, to worse and worse, and the protagonist makes stupid decisions. Interesting, but not my cup of tea.

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  • As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust

    Hard on the heels of the return of her mother’s body from the frozen reaches of the Himalayas, Flavia, for her indiscretions, is banished from her home at Buckshaw and shipped across the ocean to Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Toronto, her mother’s alma mater, there to be inducted into a mysterious organization known as the Nide.

    No sooner does she arrive, however, than a body comes crashing down out of the chimney and into her room, setting off a series of investigations into mysterious disappearances of girls from the school.

    -Goodreads.com

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  • Mirror Touch: Notes from a Doctor Who Can Feel Your Pain

    A doctor with a rare—seemingly superhuman—neurological trait takes us on a compelling tour deep into the human brain in this blend of memoir and scientific exploration that combines the compassionate wisdom of Oliver Sacks and the personal revelations of Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight.

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  • Lawless

    The Arizona Territory was a dangerous place, but gunslinger Jake Redman was half-Apache and all man--more than a match for the wilderness. Sarah Conway was something else again. She was every inch an Eastern lady, yet she was determined to make Lone Bluff her home.

    Jake was annoyed to find himself playing guardian angel to this tantalizing innocent--even more disgusted to find he liked it. Little did he suspect that beneath Sarah's ladylike demeanor beat the heart of a frontier woman ant that her body yearned for his hard embrace, her heart for his words of love .. . .

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  • Little Night

    An emotionally gripping family drama from beloved New York Times bestseller Luanne Rice

    Clare Burke’s life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect her sister, Anne, from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. The verdict largely hinged on Anne’s defense of her spouse—all lies—and the sisters have been estranged ever since. Nearly twenty years later, Clare is living a quiet life in Manhattan as an urban birder and nature blogger, when her niece, Grit, turns up on her doorstep.

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  • The Guardian

    Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died: a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now, four years have passed. Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, 29-year-old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again. But who? Should it be Richard Franklin, the handsome, sophisticated engineer who treats her like a queen? Or Mike Harris, the down-to-earth nice guy who was her husband's best friend?

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  • Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Vol. 6: The Magic Storm

    Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure down and I think it was my favorite yet! The other volumes have been compilations of comic strips which sometimes jump from subject to subject. This one was an actual graphic novel!
    I enjoyed following an entire story with Phoebe, Marigold, Dakota and Max trying to discover the cause of a power outage.

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  • Court of Thorns and Roses

    When Feyre mistakenly kills a fae disguised as a wolf in her forest, she must pay the price laid out in the treaty. Spend her eternity in the realm of the fairies across the wall that was erected during a war between the fairies and humans years ago. She lives in dread as to what she will find there and wonders whether she will survive. Under the watch of the High Lord of the Spring Court, Tamlin, she finds life is not at all what she expected.

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  • The Kiss Quotient

    Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases--a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

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  • Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story

    Sweet, funny, and quietly poignant, Debbie Tung’s comics reveal the ups and downs of coming of age as an introvert.

    This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung's experience as an introvert in an extrovert’s world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or dipped into at one’s leisure, the book spans three years of Debbie's life, from the end of college to the present day. In these early years of adulthood, Debbie slowly but finally discovers there is a name for her lifelong need to be alone: she’s an introvert.

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  • The Poet X

    Xiomara tells her story through beautiful poetry. Hers is a tale of heartache and sorrow. Xiomara is buxom and beautiful in a way that causes men and boys to look at her and comment. She is not religious or devoted in the way her mother wants her to be and this causes endless strain between them. She is tough where her twin brother is not but she can't always protect him. Her poems tell the story of her struggles to find a voice and to find a place for herself. They tell of her struggles with her mother and her faith. They tell of her first love and first heartbreak.

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  • The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

    Kent during the beginnings of WWII is nearly devoid of men. When choir mistress Prim decides to recreate the Chilbury Choir into the Chilbury Ladies Choir she shocks many of those around her. But that doesn't stop all the women from joining and creating a uniquely feminine sound. This epistolary novel is told through the letters and journals of several of the members of the choir. 

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  • About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5)

    A fun continuation of the Heartbreaker series. That is one magical fountain and the lives of those who live nearby are well worth learning about. I'm enjoying how each new stories increases the back stories and expands the characters as a whole and individually. Fun and light.

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  • Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie

    This is not your mother's Nancy Drew! While there have been a lot of updated Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys stories, this one is definitely more adult. The cops are tougher, the plot is personal and the surprises are plentiful. The noir look is much darker, but fits the theme. I did like how their were ties back to the younger stories though. I will read another volume with no problem.

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  • The Wendy Project

    I just happened upon this book while shelving in the Teen Zone. It was an interesting take on Peter Pan. I couldn't imagine losing my younger brother to an accident that I caused, so it makes sense that Wendy would need time and maybe a dream to accept this new reality.

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  • Batman Strikes! Catwoman Gets Busted by the Batman (vol 6)

    My goal is to read all Batman/Catwoman stories, so every time I come across one I have to grab it. This was a quick read with a little mystery and some back and forth romance just the way I like it.

    A thief is stealing priceless diamonds in Gotham City, and the cops are hot on the trail of Catwoman for the crime. The Batman knows she’s innocent, but will he be able to stop the police? -Goodreads.

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  • Traitor's Game

    Princess Kestra born into a wealthy noble family is kidnapped and blackmailed into finding the Olden Blade, the only weapon that can kill the brutal repressive emperor. Lots of twists and turns and reveals. A bit too much tension for my taste, but Kestra is a worthy hero.

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  • Animal Farm

    The animals have taken over Manor Farm. They have kicked farmer Jones off the land and decided to run it themselves. Everything starts out really well. They come up with the seven commandments of animalism and all work cooperatively. Then the pigs, who are in charge because they are the smartest, start changing things. The other animals are working harder for less and the pigs are working less for more. Soon their animal utopia turns into something else.

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  • Howl and Other Poems

    Let me preface this by saying that I am not that familiar with Ginsberg and the beat movement. Poetry has never been my thing. I find reading poetry difficult unless you read it aloud. Poetry seems to be a format that begs to be spoken aloud and can hide its depths if you just read the words on a page. So I read Howl aloud and felt moved it. I didn't get all the references, but I don't think I had to. I could hear the pain and the frustration and the desire to howl in the words.

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  • Bitsy's Bait & BBQ

    Emma has always taken care of her younger sister Katy. So when Katy buys a restaurant in the Ozarks sight unseen she goes reluctantly along to help. Bitsy's B&B turns out to be Bitsy's Bait and BBQ and offers quite the challenge to the sisters. The biggest challenge is that neither of them know a thing about BBQ. But the town wants them to succeed and helps them out.

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  • P. S. I Like You

    While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

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  • The Distance Between Us

    Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

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  • Tell Me

    Shy bookstore owner Jane Finch grew up hiding in the margins of her own life while her vibrant, adventure-loving sister, Samantha, dominated every plotline. She’s made peace with it, unlike Sam’s business partner, Caleb, who’s always nudging Jane to go after what she really wants. Why should she care what blunt, brash Caleb thinks? They’ve never had much in common, except for Sam.

    After tragedy strikes, they don’t even have that.

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  • Island of Glass

    As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there’s no one more familiar with the wild than Riley—and the wolf within her...

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  • Bay of Sighs

    To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces.

    Mermaid Annika is from the sea, and it is there she must return after her quest to find the stars. New to this world, her purity and beauty are nothing less than breathtaking, along with her graceful athleticism, as her five new friends discovered when they retrieved the fire star.

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  • Stars of Fortune

    Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by vivid dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Desperate to understand her visions, she finds herself drawn to the Greek island of Corfu.

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  • The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck

    Becoming a Christian is the best and worst thing that has ever happened to Sarah Hollenbeck. Best because, well, that's obvious. Worst because, up to this point, she's made her very comfortable living as a well-known, bestselling author of steamy romance novels that would leave the members of her new church blushing. Now Sarah is trying to reconcile her past with the future she's chosen. She's still under contract with her publisher and on the hook with her enormous fan base for the kind of book she's not sure she can write anymore.

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  • The Fill In Boyfriend

    When Gia Montgomery's boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she'd been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.

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  • Flood

    A sparkling debut set in Mark Twain's boyhood town, FLOOD is a story of what it means to be lost…and found.

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  • A Confusion of Princes

    Khemry has been raised to be one of the millions of princes in the Galaxy. He thinks its about honor and a life of luxury. Yet when he graduates to full prince and receiving his first priest - a chief assassin - another prince attempts to kill him off shooting at him from the corners.
    Khemry has to learn quickly how to survive. He's been raised to think he is superior to normal humans, however several of his trials, involve turning off his advanced biomech, psymech, and other cybernetic improvements. He needs to learn some humility as well.

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  • False Prince

    Sage and several other orphan boys are rounded and have 2 weeks to learn how to imitate the Lost Prince Jaron. Those failing the audition will be killed, escape is Not a real option.

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  • The President Is Missing

    Uneasy lies the head of the person who is the President of the United States. This thriller, copenned by former president Clinton ("42") and best-selling author Patterson, opens with President Duncan preparing for an impeachment hearing. He has been accused of preventing the death of known terrorist Suliman Cindoruk, who is still on the loose. But unbeknownst to his congressional accusers, Duncan needs to keep Cindoruk alive because of a cyberterrorism threat known as Dark Ages.

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  • Rock Me

    Bodyguard Bad Boys ... Sexy, Hot, and oh so protective!A pop star in danger. Her reluctant bodyguard. A past they can't deny. Summer Michelle is on the verge of ultimate fame. Ben Hollander has sworn off mixing business with pleasure. But keeping his hands off of the sexy songstress is easier said than done and once the threat is neutralized, will she choose fame over love? --MRRL Catalog

    Spicy Romance--loved it!

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  • Caraval

    I'm not sure if I just really liked this book or if it was because it reminds me of one of my favorite books from my younger days Something Wicked This Way Comes. Ray Bradbury's book and the movie that came out where two of my favorite "scary" tales that still taught life lessons. That was how I saw this book. The idea of not being sure what was fantasy and reality, the fact Scarlett couldn't always tell who to trust, but her own heart, made it worth reading. I like a surprise or two at the end and am ready to read the next one.

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  • Forgotten Book

    I liked this book because it was nothing like I thought it would be. The idea of a magical book always catches my interest. The fact that this one had been around for years and seemed to still be effective was intriguing. I would read more of her work.

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  • Unforgivable

    At first, Mia Voss thinks it’s just bad luck when her already lousy day ends with a carjacking, but what seems like a random incident is followed by another sinister episode. A DNA expert, Mia has made it her mission to put away vicious criminals. Suddenly, she’s become the target of one. And the only way to protect the people she loves most is to deliberately destroy her reputation and risk letting a killer walk free.

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  • Unspeakable

    Elaina McCord's dream of being an FBI profiler is threatened by her very first case - investigating a string of murders near a Texas beach resort. The victims, all young women, were drugged and brutally murdered, their bodies abandoned in desolate marshland. Elaina's hunch - met with disbelief by local police - is that these are only the latest offerings from a serial killer who has been perfecting his art for years, growing bolder and more cunning with each strike.

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  • The Great Alone

    Alaska, 1974.
    Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.
    For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.

    Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

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  • The City on the Other Side

    When a wealthy and sheltered young girl stumbles into a pitched war between two fairy kingdoms, the fate of San Francisco itself hangs in the balance!

    The first decade of the twentieth century is coming to a close, and San Francisco is still recovering from the great earthquake of 1906. Isabel watched the destruction safely from her window, sheltered within her high-society world.

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  • Please Look After Mom

    An international sensation and a bestseller that has sold over 1.5 million copies author's Korea, Please Look After Mom is a stunning, deeply moving story of a family's search for their missing mother - and their discovery of the desires, heartaches and secrets they never realized she harbored within.

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  • The self-driven child : the science and sense of giving your kids more control over their lives

    A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking any real motivation. Many complained that they had no control over their lives. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives.

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  • The Thorn Necklace

    In this long-anticipated guide to the craft of writing, Block offers an intimate glimpse of an artist at work and a detailed guide to help readers channel their own experiences and creative energy. Sharing visceral insights and powerful exercises, she gently guides us down the write-to-heal path, revealing at each turn the intrinsic value of channeling our experiences onto the page. 

    Named for the painting by Frida Kahlo, who famously transformed her own personal suffering into art, The Thorn Necklace offers lessons on life, love, and the creative process.
     

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  • The Marriage Trap

    To satisfy his late father’s wishes, hot and single billionaire Michael Conte must find a bride—someone who will fit into his traditional family back home in Italy—and fast, so his engaged sister will be allowed to wed. With no intention of being tied down, Michael “proposes” to fiery, free-spirited photographer Maggie Ryan: if she will play the part of his fiancée during her trip to Milan for a photo shoot, he will keep away from her married best friend, Alexa, and stop making Maggie nuts with their too-close-for- comfort flirtations.

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  • Zorro

    Diego dela Vega is the son of Spanish aristocracy who witnesses the brutal injustices of the poor and the weak. Sent to Barcelona, Spain to further his education, Diego joins a secret underground resistance movement to help those who cannot help themselves. Thus is born the legend of Zorro who returns to America to fight for truth and justice.

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  • The Baller

    The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men's locker room.
    It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster.
    The famed quarterback decided to bare all.
    And by all, I don't mean he told me any of his secrets.
    No. The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel, just as I asked the first question. On camera.
    The Super Bowl MVP quickly adopted a new hobby--screwing with me.
    When I pushed back, he shifted from wanting to screw with me, to wanting to screw me.
    But I don't date players.

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  • Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Volume 4: Razzle Dazzle Unicorn

    Razzle, Dazzle Unicorn is the fourth in the Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventures and it was just as good as the first three! Phoebe and her imaginary unicorn friend, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils get into all kinds of mischief. It is the perfect mix of adult and kid humor which makes it a wonderful choice for a parent and child to read together.

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  • A Time to Change

    Lou was unhappy in her life. She feels responsible for the death of her mother and her brothers blame her. When she goes to the abandoned old mansion on the hill she slips through a time warp and ends up in 1913 at the pinnacle of the house's existence. Welcomed heartily by the family of the manor, the Mandeville's, she was expected by them.
    Lou soon finds that her mission is to help the Mandeville's and to try to prevent the family tragedies that unfold in the future.

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  • Buffalo Soldier

    Having stumbled onto a plot within his homeland of Jamaica, former espionage agent, Desmond Coke, finds himself caught between warring religious and political factions, all vying for control of a mysterious boy named Lij Tafari.

    Wanting the boy to have a chance to live a free life, Desmond assumes responsibility for him and they flee. But a dogged enemy agent remains ever on their heels, desperate to obtain the secrets held within Lij for her employer alone.

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  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

    Bernadette is an eccentric woman with many hidden secrets. A genius, a bother, a wife and mother all describe her to a tea. When her daughter gets straight A’s at school and has been promised a reward trip to Antarctica things begin to unravel.

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  • A Dangerous Place

    It is 1937 and Private Investigator Maisie Dobbs has not been back home to England for the last four years. She had thought that she had found love when sudden tragedy struck and both her husband and unborn child were killed in an accident. Finally on her way home, she makes a stop at the English garrison of Gibraltar, "a dangerous place" everyone assures her now with the war in Spain heating up. It is here that Maisie becomes embroiled in yet another mystery of murder and political intrigue. It is here that Maisie must reconcile her past with her future.

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  • Peril At End House

    Hercule Poirot is vacationing on the Cornish coast when he meets Nick Buckly. Nick is the young and reckless mistress of End House, an imposing structure perched on the rocky cliffs of St. Loo. Hercule Poirot is vacationing on the Cornish coast when he meets Nick Buckly. Nick is the young and reckless mistress of End House, an imposing structure perched on the rocky cliffs of St. Loo.

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  • Wyrd Sisters

    Kingdoms wobble, crowns topple and knives flash on the magical Discworld as the statutory three witches meddle in royal politics. The wyrd sisters battle against frightful odds to put the rightful king on the throne. At least, that's what they think...
    -- From Goodreads

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  • The Grip Of It

    James and Julie are ready to take their marriage to the next level and buy their first home. The newpaper ad sounded too good to be true and the home itself had more than what they desired. They bought it, fell in love with it, and continued on with their lives.

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  • Dead Street

    For 20 years, former NYPD cop Jack Stang has lived with the memory of his girlfriend's death in an attempted abduction. But what if she weren't actually dead? What if she somehow secretly survived - but lost her sight, and her memory, and everything else she had - except her enemies? Jack has a second chance to save her. goodreads.com

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  • Not Funny Ha-Ha: A Handbook for Something Hard

    Not Funny Ha-Ha is a bold, slightly wry graphic novel illustrating the lives of two young women from different cultural, family, and financial backgrounds who go through two different abortions (medical and surgical). It follows them through the process of choosing a clinic, reaching out to friends, partners, and/or family, and eventually the procedure(s) itself. It simply shows what happens when a woman goes through it, no questions asked. Despite the fact that so many women and girls have abortions every day, in every city, all around us, it can be a lonely experience.

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  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    Life as Cameron knew it came to a screeching halt after her parents were killed in a car wreck. Cameron's ultra-religious aunt came to live with her and her grandmother to help take care of Cameron. Struggling with her sexual identity and guilt over her parents' death, Cameron experimented with drugs, alcohol and girls. When one of her friends confessed to their preacher about a make-out session with Cameron, her aunt sent her away to a school for "re-education" or to try to cure Cameron of her homosexuality.

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  • La Belle Sauvage

    Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is one of my all-time favorite series. It has been seventeen years since the first volume, The Golden Compass, hit the shelves with rave reviews among critics and controversy. Pullman wove a fierce, fantastic and magical adventure, arguably one of the best fantasy series in young adult literature. The series is set in and out of a world where people’s psyches walk around outside of themselves as animals and other worlds are just a tear away in the fabric of the universe.

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  • Imperial Earth

    Duncan is the third clone of the founder of the Titan colony. The first generation, Malcolm, discovered a genetic defect that made it impossible for him to produce heirs. Thus every generation a new clone is created to carry on the family line and keep control of Titan. Duncan is being sent back to earth for the 500th anniversary of the American independence and of course to create his own clone replacement. He hopes to reconnect with a woman, Calindy, he met on Titan many years ago and to solve the mystery of what happened to his friend Karl when Calindy left. 

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  • Misfit City

    Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the 80s…Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map!

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