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  • The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

    Felicity Montague wants to be a doctor. She knows she will be a great doctor, but she can't get any of the medical schools to take her on. Supposedly women can't be doctors in the 18th century. So Felicity is giving up on Scotland and heading back to London to try and convince her idol, Dr. Platte, to give her a shot. She stays with Percy and Henry while in London, both are trying to make it on their own without the help or support of family. In fact, Percy and Felicity's father has basically disowned both of them. 

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  • Drum Roll, Please

    Melissa Goodwin's nickname was Mouse. She was shy and always let her friend Olivia take the lead. Olivia could talk her into doing most anything and that was how Melissa (Melly to her friends) found herself going to Camp Rockaway to learn more about playing drums. When Olivia became enamored with a boy Melly had to take a backseat and fend for herself. Could she make friends on her own and come out of her shell?

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  • We'll Fly Away

    Toby and Luke have been through everything together, best friends all their lives. Although they have different personalities entirely, their horrific family situations and living conditions formed a bond between them. Their safe haven is an old wreck of an airplane they found in the forest by their North Carolina home. They would sit for hours in the plane, plotting and planning their escape from their lives of abuse, neglect and misery. It all seems possible when Luke has the opportunity for a wrestling scholarship to Iowa. It was their ticket out.

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  • Sadie

    It all started with the disappearance of Mattie Southern and the subsequent discovery of her body. Mattie left behind a sister, Sadie, who was devastated by her death. Their mother survived but she was a drug addict, neglectful at best, absent entirely at her worst. Sadie had done her best to raise Mattie on her own with their surrogate grandmother, May Beth Foster, occasionally looking after them.

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  • Leah On The Offbeat

    Leah Burke is experiencing the typical growing pains of adolescence. She finds solace and unquestioning friendship from playing in her all-girl band for which she is the drummer. Things start to fall apart in the band though when the tensions of college applications, acceptance and scholarships start to emerge. Then there is Leah's own internal conflicts that start to overwhelm her.

    This wonderful sequel to Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda is an open, honest look at the painful reality teens face every day. If you loved Simon, you'll love this look into Leah.

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  • Bring Me Back

    The past comes back to haunt Finn McQuaid, who is brought up short by what seems the reappearance of his former lover, Layla, who vanished 12 years earlier. After being cleared of Layla's murder, Finn gradually became close to her older sister, Ellen, and they were recently engaged. Then the appearance of a set of Russian dolls significant to only Layla, Ellen, and Finn suggest that Layla may be alive and nearby.

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  • Brave New Pond (Squish #2)

    Love a story with a good moral and none better than remembering who your true friends are. Can't say I'm fond of these stories, but there are interesting science facts included with the grade school humor.

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  • Super Amoeba (Squish #1)

    Cute story about bullying. Never imagined amoebas as story characters, but they were funny. Guess I will read on in the interest of bonus points.

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  • Queen of the World (Babymouse #1)

    This was a cute book. Not a huge mouse fan, but this one is really like any young girl who wants a more exciting life. I will read more because it is our bonus category. Hope the others are entertaining too.

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  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6)

    Even though I know what is coming in this book, it still hits hard. There is so much happening in this story that is dark and fore-boding, but also such a forecast of the last book. It is fun to see Harry as Quidditch captain and to see the developing relationships. Ready to finish out the series in audio, but may have to take time to re-read them all now.

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  • Wizard for Hire

    Ozzie's parents moved them out to a hidden cabin in Oregon when he was seven. Unfortunately, they never got to explain why or even unpack. They are kidnapped leaving Ozzie on his own. He spends the next several years eating canned food and exploring all the boxes left by his parents. After he meets a girl on the beach he decides to start going to school. Then he sees an ad in the local paper advertising a wizard for hire. Enter Labyrinth or Rin. Rin claims to be a wizard even though he never actually performs any magic. Ozzie and Rin start trying to find his parents.

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  • Saga, Vol. 9

    Ugh! This was brutal and devastating. So many lost in this volume. Not sure we can recover from this one.

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  • You Are a Badass

    I was not impressed by this one. I don't remember a single profound thing Sincero said. Most of it was cliched self-help mantras that you get from so many sources. Being a badass seems to consist of making yourself into who you want to be. Sincero's advice is that if you really want something you just go for it. I am not sure that works for everyone.

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  • Louisiana's Way Home

    Louisiana is woken at 3 am by her Granny as they pack up and head out of town. Before she realizes it they have left Florida and entered Georgia. Louisiana isn't happy about leaving home. She misses her friends and her cat and dog. They end up at a motel in a small town in Georgia where Granny has to have her teeth pulled. Louisiana is mostly on her own and ends up making friends with local boy Burke Allen. She tells him all about the curse of sundering on her family and enlists his help when Granny takes off.

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  • The Lighthouse Between the Worlds

    Griffin lives with his father tending a lighthouse on the Oregon coast. His mother died a few years ago and it has just been Griffin and his dad. Their peaceful life is interrupted by an alarm going off and the arrival of a team of people in strange outfits. Griffin follows them to the lighthouse and sees his dad get sucked into the glass. Turns out the lighthouse is connected to other worlds; worlds not necessarily friendly to Earth. Griffin manages to follow his dad to the world of Sumi. There he encounters enslaved resisters who bring him into their group.

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  • Spark

    Mina is eagerly awaiting the hatching of her egg. In this world dragons control different aspects of the weather like rain, snow, wind, sun and lightning. Children are paired with the dragons and control all aspects of the weather. When Pixit hatches and it is revealed he is a lightning dragon Mina's family is skeptical. They can't believe she is fiesty enough for lightning. But soon Mina is at the lightning school learning how to work with Pixit. It is at school that Mina learns some interesting information about what the controlled weather is doing to the lands around them.

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  • What If It's Us

    Ben just broke up with his boyfriend and is taking a box of his things to the post office. Arthur is in NY for the summer interning at his mom's law firm. They meet at the post office and sparks fly, but then they get separated. Are they meant to be? Will the universe give them a chance?

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  • Unearthed

    Mia is on a mission to save her sister. To do that she has to bring back valuable tech from Gaia, a new world that has opened up because of a message from an alien race. Mia runs into Jules on Gaia and they decide to team up after he promises her tech no one knows about. Jules is the son of the man that decoded the message from the Undying and the man who ruined his career trying to convince people the message was dangerous. Jules and Mia are off to a temple no one really knows about but they are not alone. They come under the power of a group of mercenaries who also want the tech.

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  • Estranged

    The fae world below has been taken over by an evil queen. The human childe changling has escaped to the surface to find the fey who replaced him. Edmond is just trying to live a normal life despite his growing magic. He is not thrilled when the changling appears. When they are attacked by the evil queen's minions, he agrees to help take back the court. They are followed below by their human sister and assisted by the golem Whick. 

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  • The Prince and the Dressmaker

    The king and queen are on a hunt to find a bride for Prince Sebastian. Prince Sebastian isn't interested in that; he has found a new seamstress, Frances, and together they make magic. Sebastian's secret is that he likes to dress up in girl clothes. With Frances's designs he can finally go out on the town as Lady Crystallia. Lady Crystallia becomes the toast of the town, but of course that cannot last. 

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  • Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling, Volume 2

    Accused of treason, Delilah Dirk and Selim travel to England to clear her name. Once there they discover the real traitor is none other Major Merrick. While in her homeland, Selim discovers a side of Delilah he knew nothing about.
    This second in the adventures of Delilah Dirk is just as enjoyable as the first. I am eagerly going on to the third!

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  • Five Days Left

    Mara Nichols, a successful lawyer, and devoted wife and adoptive mother, has recently been diagnosed with a terminal disease. Scott Coffman, a middle school teacher, has been fostering an eight-year-old boy while the boy's mother serves a jail sentence. Scott and Mara both have five days left until they must say good-bye to the ones they love the most.

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  • The Mighty Miss Malone

    "We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men. When her beloved father leaves to find work, Deza, Mother, and her older brother Jimmie go in search of him, and end up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan.

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  • The Room on Rue Amelie

    For fans of Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale and Martha Hall Kelly's Lilac Girls, this powerful novel of fate, resistance, and family - by the international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting and When We Meet Again - tells the tale of an American woman, a British RAF pilot, and a young Jewish teenager whose lives intersect in occupied Paris during the tumultuous days of World War II.

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  • Cold Dark Place

    Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for The Gateway Project, a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn’t enjoy killing, but he’s damn good at it. He’s good at dodging the law, too—until a beautiful rookie agent has him wondering what it might be like to get caught.

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  • Deadly Lies

    She wants to hide the past
    FBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy is haunted by memories of the serial killer who abducted her. To keep the darkness at bay, she pretends to be a different, more confident woman. This Samantha doesn't fear every unknown face. So she throws caution to the wind and shares a night of unbridled passion with a handsome stranger.

    He needs to uncover the truth

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  • Perennial

    Forsythe's intense and disquieting debut reckons with grief, senseless violence, compassion, and adolescent alienation centered on the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. Her speakers include the victims, the shooters (who speak directly through excerpts from their journals), a teenage girl living halfway across the country, and an adult reflecting on that teenage girl's experience. Forsythe details her settings, such as the bedroom of one of the shooters, in a chilling and reverential manner. "You dream under/ a poster of Jenny McCarthy," she writes.

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  • Tangerine

    *Starred Review* Like a chameleon, noir adapts to its landscape and climate, finding in either sun or rain the climatological ingredients necessary to generate a mood of oppression, foreboding, and inevitability. So it is in Mangan's hypnotic debut, set in 1950s Tangier, where a deadly, Hitchcockian pas de deux plays out under an unrelenting, Camus-like African sun. Alice, a fragile Englishwoman, has landed in Tangier after a sudden marriage to one of those British gentlemen whose pedigree masks his idler essence.

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  • Kindest Regards: New and Selected Poems

    With Ted Kooser what you see is what you get. He is one of America's most loved contemporary poets. Kooser describes the intricacies of human relationships as well as the universal human desire for connection with others.

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  • The Carrying: Poems

    Ada Limon gives us reflections on mortality, womanhood, and the human body. She offers us the question of how we should treat each other in this life. Her answer: like humans. Full of nourishing and passionate poems.

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  • Seeing Cinderella

    The hideous looking loaner glasses that Callie gets until her frames come in, lets her read people's minds. She is surprised to learn how other people perceive her.

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  • Wednesdays in the Castle

    Wednesdays in the Tower sees a return to Castle Glower. One day the castle transforms and adds a new tower where Princess Celie finds a giant orange egg. The castle wants the egg to remain a secret and helps Princess Celie to hatch it. Celie was delighted when a little griffin emerged. Thinking all this time that griffins were imaginary, Celie sets upon a search to find out all she can about the griffins and why they are embedded in Castle Glower's lore. Many adventures ensue and more questions are asked than are answered.

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  • Children of Blood and Bone

    They killed my mother.
    They took our magic.
    They tried to bury us.

    Now we rise.

    Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

    But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

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  • Estranged

    Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, with fae powers that make him different from everyone else—even his unwitting parents and older sister, Alexis. The Childe lives among the fae in the World Below, where being human makes him an oddity at the royal palace, and where his only friend is a wax golem named Whick.

    But when the cruel sorceress Hawthorne takes the throne, the Childe and Edmund realize that the fate of both worlds may be in their hands—even if they’re not sure which world they belong to.

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  • We Were Liars

    A beautiful and distinguished family.
    A private island.
    A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
    A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
    A revolution. An accident. A secret.
    Lies upon lies.
    True love.
    The truth.

    We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

    Read it.

    And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

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  • Jack the Giant Killer

    Behind the everyday streets of the ordinary world lies a Faerie world, where trolls and goblins lurk. Jacky Rowan didn't believe in trolls and goblins, but she has been marked for destruction--and sent on a quest that only a fool would dare take in order to save both the human and the Faerie worlds from a nightmarish demise.
    -- From Goodreads

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  • Reaper Man

    Death has to happen. That's what bein' alive is all about. You're alive, and then you're dead. It can't just stop happening.'

    But it can. And it has. So what happens after death is now less of a philosophical question than a question of actual reality. On the Disc, as here, they need Death. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls. There's no telling what might happen, particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living...
    -- From Goodreads

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  • Skinny Dip

    Marine biologist Chaz Perrone can't tell a sea horse from a sawhorse. And when he throws his beautiful wife, Joey, off a cruise liner, he really should know better. An expert swimmer, Joey makes her way to a floating bale of Jamaican pot-and then to an island inhabited by an ex-cop named Mick Stranahan, whose ex-wives include five waitresses and a TV producer. Now Joey wants to get revenge on Chaz and Mick's happy to help her.But in swampy South Florida, separating lies from truths and stupidity from brilliance isn't easy.

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  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

    In this poignant and sparkling debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure

    Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.

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  • Lord Edgeware Dies

    Poirot had been present when Jane bragged of her plan to 'get rid of' her estranged husband. Now the monstrous man was dead. And yet the great Belgian detective couldn't help feeling he was being taken for a ride.

    After all, how could Jane have stabbed Lord Edgware to death in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? And what could be her motive now that the aristocrat had finally granted her a divorce?
    -- From Goodreads

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  • The Rook

    "The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her.

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  • Eric

    Discworld's only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is very bad...at his work, that is. All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes:to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin' hot babe.

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  • Indexing

    “Never underestimate the power of a good story.”

    Good advice...especially when a story can kill you.

    For most people, the story of their lives is just that: the accumulation of time, encounters, and actions into a cohesive whole. But for an unfortunate few, that day-to-day existence is affected—perhaps infected is a better word—by memetic incursion: where fairy tale narratives become reality, often with disastrous results.

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  • The Fellowship of the Ring

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkeness bind them

    In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit.

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  • Winterlong

    It is big and it is worth praising . ...Winterlong is a dense, graceful, bullying book of great length and much skill; it is a live tale, told in a live voice, by an author of muscle and drive and ambition; it shows the depth of talent available in science fiction. -- John Clute, "The Washington Post" Elizabeth Hand's darkly sensual debut novel took the science fiction and general reading public by storm and now, seven years later, it is available again in a handsome trade paperback edition.

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  • Beneath the Sugar Sky

    Beneath the Sugar Sky returns to Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children. At this magical boarding school, children who have experienced fantasy adventures are reintroduced to the "real" world.

    Sumi died years before her prophesied daughter Rini could be born. Rini was born anyway, and now she’s trying to bring her mother back from a world without magic.
    -- From Goodreads

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  • The Riverman

    "To sell a book, you need a description on the back. So here's mine: My name is Fiona Loomis. I was born on August 11, 1977. I am recording this message on the morning of October 13, 1989. Today I am thirteen years old. Not a day older. Not a day younger."

    Fiona Loomis is Alice, back from Wonderland. She is Lucy, returned from Narnia. She is Coraline, home from the Other World. She is the girl we read about in storybooks, but here's the difference: She is real.

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  • The Lost Letter

    "A gorgeous and thrilling novel... Perfect for book clubs and fans of The Nightingale." - PopSugar

    A historical novel of love and survival inspired by real resistance workers during World War II Austria, and the mysterious love letter that connects generations of Jewish families. A heart-breaking, heart-warming read for fans of The Women in the Castle, Lilac Girls, and Sarah's Key.

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  • The Rosie Project

    Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn't know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it's definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn't looking for love; she's looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don't find love: love finds you...-Fantastic Fiction

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  • What the Night Sings

    After being liberated from Bergen-Belsen in 1945, Gerta Rausch finds herself with no one left and nowhere to go. Taken from her home by the Nazi's in when she was just past 14 years old, Greta survives time in Theresienstadt, Auschwitz and eventually Bergen-Belsen. She survives by playing her father's viola in the camp orchestras. But after the liberation, she finds herself alone. Bergen-Belsen becomes a type of refugee camp for the survivors and it is there that they try to heal from the atrocities they withstood.

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  • Lumberjanes Vol. 9: On a Roll

    When the Yetis are kicked out of their treehouse, it’s up to the Roanokes to win their home back from the Sasquatches that took it over by beating them at roller derby.

    You just gotta learn to roll with the punches! When the yetis are kicked out of their humble treehouse abode, it’s up to Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley to get them back where they belong amongst the trees...and not leeching the camp’s power and making all the ice cream melt. To get the sasquatches to clear out, though, the Roanoke girls will have to challenge them to a roller derby match!

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  • The bitterroot Inn

    Her past. His secrets. They have more in common than she knows.

    Maisy is happily content with the life she’s built for herself and her young son in small-town Prescott, Montana. Her child is thriving, her business is growing, and her family is as close as they’ve ever been. But when a handsome stranger walks into the lobby of her motel, her simple life is swept up in a wave of affection for his gentle heart. None of those feelings can be trusted, though. She made that mistake before with another man. The man she murdered.

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  • A cold dark place

    Justice isn’t always black or white. Sometimes it’s cold and dark.

    Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for The Gateway Project, a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn’t enjoy killing, but he’s damn good at it. He’s good at dodging the law, too—until a beautiful rookie agent has him wondering what it might be like to get caught.

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  • Transfer

    I fell in love with a man who didn’t exist.

    What started out as romance ended in hell.
    His words turned to razor blades.
    His kisses converted to fists.
    His embrace became my cage.
    His body transformed into a weapon, stealing parts of me until ultimately….
    I broke.

    I hated him.
    My sole job in life became to protect our daughter.

    I wasn’t sure I’d ever escape the prison he’d skillfully crafted from my fears.
    Until the day our savior arrived.

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  • Retrieval

    I proposed on our first date.
    She laughed and told me I was insane. Less than a day later, she said yes.
    It was a whirlwind, but we were happy…
    Until we got greedy and wanted a family.

    It was a life I couldn’t give her, not for lack of trying. Fertility just wasn’t on our side. We sought out doctors and treatments. Spent money we didn’t have. Lied to our families. Smiled for our friends. Put on a brave face for a world that didn’t understand.
    Finally, we were successful…
    Until we were forced to bury our son.

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  • Let's Roll!: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage

    This is Lisa Beamer's personal account of her husband, Todd Beamer and the passengers of Flight 93, their courage and brave actions, when their plane was hijacked on September 11, 2001. The United Airlines flight was en route to San Francisco, California when it was taken over and directed back toward Washington D.C. possibly to be used as a weapon against the White House or the U.S. Capitol. The flight attendants and passengers decided to take matters into their own hands and take a stance against their hijackers.

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  • Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

    Delilah Dirk is a magical, swashbuckling, adventure seeking gal who meets up with Erdemglu Selim and they embark on all kinds of exploits.
    This is a delightful graphic novel full of fun and adventure. I can't wait to read the second.

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  • Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

    Henry "Monty" Montague was the very definition of a rogue. Born into privilege, he continuously was bringing shame down onto his family name. When it came time for his Tour, his father laid down an ultimatum, shape up or lose everything. This tour was his chance to prove himself. Traveling with his life long friend, Percy (with whom he was in love) his sister and a chaperone, Monty seemed unable to curtail his bad behavior. In a moment of bad judgment, Monty steals a box belonging to the Duke of Bourbon and serious trouble ensues.

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  • Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules

    Delilah Dirk is back for another adventure. She and Selim meet the Dutchman while in Turkey. He convinces Delilah to let him come along on their adventures as they search for the mythical Third Pillar of Hercules. The Dutchman, Laurens von Hassel, is also a journalist and records Delilah's adventures. Of course he then publishes the stories in his newspaper. Delilah Dirk becomes even more notorious then she already is. 

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  • A World Below

    Mr. Baker's 8th grade class is headed to Carlsbad Caverns for a field trip. Some of the students are more enthusiastic than others about the trip. Eric isn't thrilled that his mom is the chaperone. Silvia has panic attacks and is worried about one coming on when they are underground. They are exploring deep in the cave system when an earthquake hits. Mr. Baker is swept away and the rest of the class falls into an underground river. Eric is able to get to shore, but the rest end up at a huge lake. As they try to find each other and the way out, they discover they are not alone. 

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  • Be Prepared

    Vera really wants to fit in with all the other girls at school. Unfortunately, she never has the right "stuff". Even when she tries to have a birthday sleepover things don't go right. So when she finds out there is a camp for Russian kids during the summer she is excited. Finally she can be like the other girls and go to camp. Things aren't any different at camp unfortunately. She is still unpopular and doesn't fit in. 

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  • Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven

    Maika and Kipp have reached what they hoped was a sanctuary, but war is still following close on their heels. It doesn't look like anyone can sit out this conflict or remain unscathed. 

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  • Feathers

    Poe has been hidden his entire life. He was born with feathers and his adoptive father has tried to protect him. Poe doesn't want to be protected. He wants to be the protector. So he sneaks out during the day when he is supposed to be hidden. He tries to help the people of the maze where he lives, especially the street children called mice. 

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  • Children of Blood and Bone

    Zelie Adebola is an diviner destined to become a maji like her mother. However, King Saran of Orisha found a way to destroy magic and murdered all the maji. The young diviners no longer become magi when they reach maturity. There is no longer magic in the world. There are no Reapers like Zelie's mother who control the dead. There are no tiders to control the water or burners to control fire. There are also no healers or any of the other 10 clans connected to the gods of Orisha. That doesn't mean they aren't oppressed and enslaved by Saran's regime.

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  • Homeward My Heart

    Daughters of Fortune book 4 The 'war to end all wars' is over, but the Cold War is just beginning. Cameron works as a foreign correspondent for her father's newspaper while she continues to try to obtain a Soviet visa in order to join her husband, Alex, who is not allowed to leave Russia. Blair is in Washington D.C., where husband, Gary, works for the State Department. Jackie is in California, struggling to cope with widowhood and single motherhood. All three are experiencing private heartaches that severely test their faith when Cameron's visa is suddenly approved.

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  • Heavy Vinyl

    When Chris joins the staff at her local record store, she’s surprised to find out that her co-workers share a secret: they’re all members of a secret fight club that take on the patriarchy and fight crime!

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  • Lily and Dunkin

    Lily is biologically a boy but has always felt like she was a girl in a boy's body. She was born Tim McGrother but dreams of the day when she can be Lily. Her mom and sister are very supportive as is her friend Dare but her dad is not.

    Norbert has recently moved into the area with his mom to live with his grandmother. Nicknamed Dunkin for his love of Dunkin Donuts, he longs to fit in. His first friend is Lily but when school starts, he becomes friends with the jocks who bully Lily terribly, straining his friendship with Lily and Dare.

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  • Flood

    Laura Brooks returns to her hometown of Hannibal, Missouri ten years after the 1993 flood that devastated towns all up and down the Mississippi River including Hannibal. Integrating the small river town's history and devotion to Mark Twain with Laura's own life, Melissa Scholes Young writes a captivating story of what home means to most of us and full of energetic characters.

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  • The Best Goodbye

    The look on Rose’s face had screamed that she was hiding something. Hell, she’d practically run away from me. There was something to that. I knew there was...

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  • At Peace

    Violet Winters once had it all but lost it when her husband was murdered by a criminal madman. During a cold winter night Violet has to leave her warm bed to tell her neighbor to turn the music down. And that’s when she meets sinister, scarred, scarily attractive security specialist, Joe Callahan.

    She wants to deny it, but Violet can’t beat back the hunger she feels for Joe so she gives in again and again. Feeling it himself, Joe feeds Vi’s hunger, breaking his own rules to keep her in his bed.

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  • Frigid

    For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

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  • The House With a Clock In Its Walls

    Gorey's creepy-cozy drawings accurately project the ambience of the big old house in tiny New Zebedee, Michigan, where ten year-old Lewis, newly orphaned by an auto accident, goes to live with his benign and rather seedy warlock uncle Jonathan. With the help of gray-haired Mrs. Zimmerman, the cookie-baking witch next door, Jonathan amuses his nephew with an eclipse of the moon and other frivolous pastimes -- but the uncanny happenings become more sinister when Lewis himself, to impress a friend, manages to summon malignant Mrs. Izard, the house's former occupant, from her tomb.

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  • Heathen Volume 1

    Heathen tells the story of Aydis, a Viking warrior banished from her clan for kissing a girl. She goes on a quest to free Brynhild, a Valkyrie imprisoned by Odin. Only the warrior worthy of her can cross the flames and free her. Aydis is a worthy warrior, but freeing Brynhild is not the end of her adventures. This was a fantastic adventure story set in the Viking world. Aydis is an awesome hero and I can't wait to read more of her adventures.

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  • When Dimple Met Rishi

    Dimple has her life planned out. She is going to attend Insomniacom for the summer, have her app developed, meet her idol Jenny Lin and go on to Stanford in the fall. There are no plans for romance or boys in this equation. Rishi is at Insomniacom for one reason...to meet Dimple. Their parents have arranged for them to be married and Rishi is very excited to meet his future wife and is already half way in love with her. Of course things do not go as planned when they are introduced, but because they are paired for the competition they are given the chance to get to know each other.

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  • Lumberjanes, Vol. 9: On a Roll

    The yetis have been kicked out of their treehouse by the sasquatch. The Lumberjanes decide the best way to settle the issue is with roller derby of course! And isn't it convenient that there just happens to be a course in the woods. So it is Lumberjanes vs. Sasquatch!

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  • Bingo Love

    Hazel and Mari meet in school in 1963. From the very beginning Hazel knows she loves Mari, but she doesn't act on it. Hazel and Mari are best friends throughout middle and high school until one day in they act on their attraction. Of course there are disastrous consequences and Mari is sent away. Both marry and have families and it is not until 30 years later that they are reunited. This time they are not going to let anything stand in their way. It takes time for their families to accept them, but love does find a way. 

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  • I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 4: Sadly Never After

    Gertrude is in Hell. Yep it finally happened. And of course normal hell won't do for our lovely Gert. Her hell is being back home with her parents in a twisted version of reality. When that doesn't work out things get even more twisted and Gert is forced to relive all her adventures in Fairlyand. But back in actual Fairyland, a witch has brought Cloudia back from the dead as Dark Cloudia whose mission is to destroy Fairyland for good. Only Gertrude can save Fairyland, but will Fairyland take her back? 

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  • Hour of the Bees

    The last thing Carol wanted to do was spend the summer at her Grandpa's ranch in the desert. However, her grandpa was in failing health and she and her family needed to go get the ranch ready to sell. When they arrive, they find Grandpa Serge in worse shape than they thought. He was rambling about bees, a magic tree and a green glass lake. Carol learned to listen to Grandpa Serge and form a bond with him she did not think possible.

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  • Heart Berries

    I wanted to love this book. It isn't often an indigenious woman gets a voice and there was so much buzz about it that I couldn't wait to read it. Then as I read it, I couldn't wait to finish it. There were incredible moments, glimpses of brilliance but the lack of cohesion throughout the book just ruined it for me. I often felt like I didn't know what was going on with all the jumping between past and present. I read in another review that Mailhot shifted five times in one page between past and present.

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  • Toward the Sunrise

    Book 3 of Daughter's of Fortune. In the summer of 1942, on three different continents, the daughters of newspaper tycoon Keagan Hayes are caught in chaos within and without. Though all have come to a personal faith, they are thrown into physical and emotional trauma that severely tests that faith. In Los Angeles, Jackie's Japanese-American husband is sent to an internment camp. In the Philippines, Blair is captured by the Japanese and imprisoned. In Russia, Cameron is arrested and forced to leave the country.

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  • Somewhere A Song

    Book 2 of Daughters of Fortune. Somewhere a Song opens the day after Pearl Harbor as the daughters of newspaper tycoon Keegan Hayes suffer the aftermath on three different continents - journalist Cameron Hayes in Moscow, searching for the half-brother she's never met; Jackie in California, dangerously aligning herself with the Japanese community; and Blair in Manila, desperately seeking the whereabouts of her estranged army officer husband even as she is caught up in the terror of war. The trauma each woman experiences threatens to further drive a wedge in the Hayes family.

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  • Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America

    When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump's America? Nasty Women includes inspiring essays from a diverse group of talented women writers who seek to provide a broad look at how we got here and what we need to do to move forward.

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  • Subtle art of not giving a f*ck

    Subtle art of not giving a f*ck, life leverage, how to be f*cking awesome, mindset with muscle 4 books collection set Description: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life: For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says.

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  • Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

    Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist’s storytelling skill and an eye for detail to a complex and subtle examination of Native American reservation life, past and present.

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  • Written on the Wind

    What Costs Will She Risk to Prove Herself?

    In Written on the Wind, Cameron Hayes' determination to distance herself from her famous father and establish herself as a journalist finds her back in her beloved Russia, now threatened by Hitler's greed. In Moscow she meets Dr. Alex Rostov, a once-prominent US surgeon who has been forced to return to his Russian homeland. Anger over the politics of war brings Alex and Cameron together, but will tragedy ultimately drive them apart?

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  • Some Hell

    *Starred Review* What fresh hell can this be? author Dorothy Parker once acidly asked. Fourteen-year-old Colin has the answer: his life. Blaming himself for his father's death, the boy is obsessed with self-hatred and the desire to be punished. Reading his late father's cryptic, enigmatic journals, he fittingly comes across a tantalizing entry called Things I've Learned in Hell.

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  • Slaughterhouse Five

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time, Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most. -From Goodreads.com

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  • Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules

    Having survived a close shave in England, where she was falsely accused of spying for the French, Delilah has set out with her companion Selim for more agreeable adventures in central Asia. But when she stumbles on an artifact that may be a clue about the location of the legendary third pillar of Hercules, Delilah and Selim are drawn back to Europe on an Indiana-Jones-style archeological caper that pits her against a ruthless enemy . . . and forces her to team up with the most unlikely partner of all time: her sworn enemy, Jason Merrick, the man who framed her for espionage!

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  • Afar

    Boetema is fed up with her parents. They have just moved to a new city after her it was revealed her father kind of made up his skill set. But instead of finding work in this new city the parents take off to become salt farmers in the desert leaving Boetema and her brother Inotu own their own. When Inotu gets in trouble with the authorities, they too escape to the desert. At the same time, Boetema is having strange dreams of other worlds and learns that she can astral project.

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  • Binti

    Binti is a master harmonizer of her people who is on her way to Oomza University on another world. She is the first of her people to leave their land and carries with her the traditions of her home. After first being ostracized for being different from her fellow travelers, she soon makes friends and even starts falling in love with a boy. That all comes to a halt when the ship is attacked by alien terrorists who kill everyone on board except Binti. It seems that the things that set her apart from her fellow travelers are the exact things that save her life. 

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  • Why Not Me?

    In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

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  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)

    Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

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  • Waiting On You

    Colleen O'Rourke is in love with love... just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell, her first love, broke her heart... an experience Colleen doesn't want to have again, thanks. Since then, she's been happy with a fling here and there, some elite-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends.

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  • The Perfect Match

    Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now—a mere three weeks later—Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. But resilient, reliable Honor is going to pick herself up, dust herself off and get back out there… or she would if dating in Manningsport, New York, population 715, wasn't easier said than done.

    Charming, handsome British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie, but his visa is about to expire. Now Tom must either get a green card or leave the States—and leave Charlie behind.

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  • The Best Man

    Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she’s ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family’s vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there’s some great scenery there....

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  • To Dwell in Darkness

    In the tradition of Elizabeth George, Louise Penny, and P. D. James, "New York Times" bestselling author Deborah Crombie delivers a powerful tale of intrigue, betrayal, and lies that will plunge married London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James into the unspeakable darkness that lies at the heart of murder.

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  • The Lost Letter

    This is a novel that shifts between the time period of 1938 and 1989, two momentous years. 1938 was the year of Kristallnacht in Germany, the year before the start of World War II. 1989 was the year the wall came down between a divided Germany that had been separated since the end the war in 1945. Kristoff, a young apprentice to master stamp engraver, Frederick Faber, is suddenly forced to engrave stamps for the Nazi government.

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  • Why Doesn't God Do Something?: A Bold and Honest Look at the Eternal Question

    Why is there suffering and tragedy? Ronald Higdon takes his 55 years of ministry to wrestle with these questions, helped by writers as diverse as escaped slave Frederick Douglass, Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl, and actor Michael J. Fox. Whether it be the a frustrated, conquered people, the death in a German concentration camp, the death of a child (including his own son), illness. disease, or aging, Higdon avoids easy answers, Instead he suggests some unexpected conclusions.

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  • Harbor Me

    What happens when you put six special kids in a room, once a week, without a teacher to monitor their conversation? That is the premise of this beautiful book, Harbor Me by Jaqueline Woodson. The six students call the room the ARTT (A Room to Talk) and it becomes their safe space to talk about all that is going on in their lives. This book covers alcoholic parents, incarceration, immigration, racism and many other important topics, as they affect the lives of these twelve year olds.

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  • Bingo Love

    This graphic novel is a love story of two women who meet in their younger years while playing bingo with their grandmothers at their church. It is story of the resilience of love and family and the plight of same gender relationships in the earlier years in our country. It is well-written and beautifully drawn. I highly recommend it.

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  • There There

    In his literary debut, Tommy Orange intertwines the stories of 12 Native people in modern day making their roads converge at a huge powwow in Oakland. The book depicts the plight of Native Americans through the years and their continued struggles today.

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  • Girl, Wash Your Face

    So I listened to this one because I heard about this book and was curious. I am always looking for ways to improve myself and have read some really great self-help books. This one does not fall into that category. It wasn't horrible and it did have some good ideas (mostly in the first couple of chapters), but there were definitely some things in here that bothered me. 

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  • A Wanted Man

    Jack Reacher is hitchhiking to Virginia when he's picked up by a threesome on their way to Chicago -- all dressed alike, but after noticing curious discrepancies and encountering several police stops, he quickly realizes something is off. Getting away from the group, he finds himself working with the FBI's Julia Sorenson to investigate the murder of a diplomatic attaché . There's less action in this title in the Reacher series, but still includes deduction, a final confrontation, and a verbal puzzle that all combine to make this a page-turner.

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  • The Affair

    Throughout Lee Child's series, readers are told of Jack Reacher's history as an Army M.P. and his past decision to leave the only life he has ever known to become a wanderer. "The Affair" returns to 1997, when Reacher is assigned an undercover role near a secret base in Mississippi run by a powerful senator's son, where a woman has been murdered. Reacher arrives in town and quickly has his cover blown by local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux who tells him about other women who have been murdered.

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  • Worth Dying For

    Jack Reacher is spending the night as he makes way through rural Nebraska when he's drawn into the problems of a small community. It is run by the Duncan family, who the farmers depend on because of their transportation company and fear because of the college football players who supply their muscle. Reacher's curiosity into the 25-year-old mystery of a little girl's disappearance stirs up trouble that is affecting an important delivery slowly making it's way through Canada and across the border.

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  • Twisted Prey

    When a U.S. Senator and his mistress are in an accident, he calls upon U.S. Marshall Lucas Davenport, who helped him previously, to look into the homicide which he believes was an assassination attempt. The case brings Lucas to Washington and puts him on a collision course with an old nemesis, Taryn Grant, who is attractive, ambitious, and just a little bit crazy -- and with a very real likelihood of a White House run.

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  • Golden Prey

    U.S. Marshall Lucas Davenport likes to hunt killers and when he comes across a multiple homicide at a drug counting house -- including a child -- he goes on a hunt for Gavin Poole, a killer who's been largely invisible for years.

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  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

    Henry "Monty" Montague is ready for his Grand Tour of the Continent. It is his last year of gambling and debauchery before he has to settle down and learn how to run the estate from his father. Unfortunately, his father is tired of Monty's ways and sends along a bear-leader (babysitter) to chaperone Monty, his sister Felicity, and his best friend Percy around Europe. Things are not going the way Monty planned until a wild night a Versailles. Monty is caught with his pants down (literally) and sort of steals a little something from the King's prime minister Bourbon.

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  • Future Home of the Living God

    The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Twenty-six-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of a pair of big-hearted, open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed and uncertain as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant.

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  • Scales & Scoundrels, Vol. 1: Into The Dragon’s Maw

    It's hard to make an honest living in a land brimming with magic and mystery, and treasure hunter Luvander is tired of being a penniless adventurer. Ever in search of gold and glory, she sets off for a fabled dungeon "the Dragon's Maw," an ancient labyrinth at the bottom of which slumber endless wealth...or certain doom!

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  • Children of Blood and Bone

    They killed my mother.
    They took our magic.
    They tried to bury us.

    Now we rise.

    Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

    But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

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  • Brave Chef Brianna

    To prove herself as a great chef, a young woman sets up a restaurant as the sole human in a city full of monsters.

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  • The Forgetting

    What isn't written, isn't remembered. Even your crimes.

    Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person's memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

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  • Driving by Starlight

    Sixteen-year-olds Leena and Mishie are best friends. They delight in small rebellions against the Saudi cultural police—secret Western clothing, forbidden music, flirtations. But Leena wants college, independence—she wants a different life. Though her story is specific to her world (a world where it's illegal for women to drive, where a ten-year-old boy is the natural choice as guardian of a fatherless woman), ultimately it's a story about friendship, family, and freedom that transcends cultural differences.

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  • Carve the Mark

    In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift.

    Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

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  • Heavy Vinyl, Vol. 1

    When Chris joins the staff at her local record store, she’s surprised to find out that her co-workers share a secret: they’re all members of a secret fight club that take on the patriarchy and fight crime!

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  • Ramona Blue

    Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever.

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  • Heathen Volume 1

    Heathen Volume One collects the first four issues of the acclaimed fantasy series from creator Natasha Alterici. Aydis is a young Viking woman, who after being banished from her home, sets out on a mission to right the wrongs of a corrupt god. Her first move is to find and free the cursed Valkyrie Brynhild. Gods, demons, and creatures of lore, Heathen is packed with fun intriguing characters and lavish artwork. The trade features an oil painting cover, cover gallery, and a forward by award winning lesbian fiction author Geonn Cannon.

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  • Renegades

    Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

    The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies — humans with extraordinary abilities — who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone... except the villains they once overthrew.

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  • Little Monsters

    Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.

    Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.

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  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer

    Daughter of immortals.

    Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

    Daughter of death.

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  • Want

    Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits that protect them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother, who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost.

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  • Deacon Locke Went to Prom

    Deacon Locke really wants to go to prom. He's missed all of his other school dances and now he's a senior with only one high school dance left. Unfortunately, Deacon is a bit awkward around girls, even those he's been friends with for a long time. The only girl Deacon considers asking winds up with a date before Deacon gets the chance to ask, so he comes up with what seems like an ideal solution to the problem: invite his grandmother, Jean, to prom. It's perfect; she missed her own prom since her date, Deacon's late grandfather, was en route to serve in Vietnam at the time.

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  • Goodbye Days

    Sometimes your entire world can change in the blink of an eye. That's how it is for Carver Briggs. One minute, he's at work, waiting for his three best friends - Eli, Blake, and Mars - to come pick him up. He's impatient, so he sends off a quick text: "Where are you guys? Text me back." The driver of the car, Mars, was in the process of texting Carver back when a semi pulled out in front of the car carrying Carver's friends. All three were killed instantly.

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  • The Shadow Cipher

    In an alternate timeline, 150 or so years ago, a pair of twins with the last name of Morningstarr arrived in New York. The brilliant pair of siblings transformed the city with their visionary inventions. Electromagnetic trains, automatons, solar panels paving the city streets...they were at the forefront of everything that made the city great. And then they disappeared, leaving behind the Old York Cipher - a massive, cryptic puzzle that leads to...something. A treasure, perhaps? Instructions for a new invention? No one knows for certain.

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  • Bang

    One shot ruined his life. Another one could end it.

    Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one—not even Sebastian himself—can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father’s gun.

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  • Nyxia

    Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.

    Forever.

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  • Eliza and Her Monsters

    Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.

    In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.

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  • Allegedly

    Mary B. Addison killed a baby.

    Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say.

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  • Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter

    Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents’ footsteps—even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she’s too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett won’t back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, she’s on the case.

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  • One of Us Is Lying

    The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little LiarsOne of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. 

    Pay close attention and you might solve this.

    On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
    Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. 
    Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. 

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  • Caribou: Poems

    Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Charles Wright, pens visual images of the changing of the seasons, the significance and the insignificance of being human, as well as the sacredness and mystery of the world around us.

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  • An Echo in the Bone

    Another 5 stars for the 7th in the series. These are not cookie cutter formula books. Each is worthy of a read!

     

    As battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-travelling wife Claire Randall flee from North Carolina to the high seas during the American Revolution, they encounter privateers and ocean battles. Meanwhile in the relative safety of the 20th century Brianna (Claire and Jamie's daughter) and Roger MacKenzie, Brianna's husband, search for clues not only to Claire's fate--but to their own fate in the Highlands.

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  • Cleopatra's Moon

    I wasn't familiar with any stories about Cleopatra's children, so this was quite interesting. I can't imagine what Selene went through just trying to survive. It would be bad enough to lose both of your parents to suicide, but to lose your siblings, including a twin, would be almost to bare. I may have to see if I can find any more about her life.

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  • Hook's Revenge (Hook's Revenge #1)

    This was a fun and quick read. I have gotten quite attached to our pirate theme this year and this was a great way to finish. The idea of Hook having a daughter makes me laugh since that would mean some female had to find him attractive! Can't wait to read the second book.

    Captain Hook's feisty daughter hits the high seas to avenge her father's death at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile in Heidi Schulz's spirited middle-grade debut.

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  • Journey of the Pale Bear

    Arthur is a young runaway escaping an abusive stepfather. He steals a bit of supper and is on the run from a couple of thugs when he discovers the captive bear. Of course he is afraid of the bear, but he also feels a connection with it. The bear is a gift from King Haakon IV of Norway to King Henry III of England. Because of his affinity to the bear, Arthur joins the expedition. Of course the thugs from earlier are part of the crew and continue to torment Arthur. He takes solace in caring for the bear.

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  • Garbage Night

    In a post-apocalyptic world devoid of humans, three animal friends struggle to survive. They scavenge food where they can but their town is quickly emptying of supplies. Then a new character comes to town and promises a town not abandoned. But is he really the best character? 

    I probably should have read the first one of these. Maybe it explains what happened to the humans? I thought it was a bit strange that this is set in the real world but the animals where clothes. Really it is a story about bullying and choosing your friends wisely.

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  • Swing it, Sunny

    A year in the life of Sunny. Sunny starts middle school with her best friend. They might not have exactly the same interests anymore but they still get along pretty well. Sunny misses her Gramps who lives in Florida, but gets to talk to him on the phone and he comes to visit once a year. Sunny really misses her brother Dale who has been sent to boarding school. Dale is a troubled kid who hangs out with the wrong crowd. He is mad and the world and Sunny isn't sure how to deal with him. She does make a new friend in her new neighbor who teaches her to twirl flags. 

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  • Save the Date

    Up-and-coming floral designer Cara Kryzik is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for Savannah society nuptials. The only problem is, life seems to be conspiring against her. Cara's implacable father, "The Colonel", doesn't believe in Cara's business savvy and is about to call in his twenty-thousand-dollar loan. Then, on the morning that someone steals her dog, Cara's refrigerator goes on the blink, turning twelve thousand dollars' worth of gorgeous blooms into road kill.

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  • Beachcomber

    Abbie Fox hasn’t seen her father or two younger sisters in almost two years. But now Lily, the baby of the family, is sending Abbie urgent emails begging her to return home. Their middle sister, Emma, has taken to her bed, devastated after losing her high-powered job and breaking up with her fiancé. Also, Lily is worried that the beautiful, enigmatic woman renting their guesthouse has set her sights on their widowed father.

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  • Safe Houses

    The germ of the story begins in West Berlin in 1979. Helen Abell oversees the CIA's network of safe houses, rare havens for field agents and case officers amidst the dangerous milieu of a city in the grips of the Cold War. But during her routine inspection of an agency property, she overhears a meeting between two people speaking a coded language that hints at shadowy realities and then, before much longer, she witnesses a second unauthorized encounter, one that will place her in the sightlines of the most ruthless and powerful man in the CIA.

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  • The Lost Letter

    Austria, 1938. Kristoff is a young apprentice to a master Jewish stamp engraver. When his teacher disappears during Kristallnacht, Kristoff is forced to engrave stamps for the Germans, and simultaneously works alongside Elena, his beloved teacher's fiery daughter, and with the Austrian resistance to send underground messages and forge papers. As he falls for Elena amidst the brutal chaos of war, Kristoff must find a way to save her, and himself. Los Angeles, 1989.

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  • The Other Woman

    Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.

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  • News of the World

    In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world.

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  • Dancing with Fireflies

    Daniel has long been an honorary part of the McKinley family in Chapel Springs. When Jade McKinley returns after a year gone in Chicago chasing her musical dreams, Daniel's love for her only intensifies as he becomes her confidante. She's pregnant, looking for a father to raise her new family with, and Daniel knows just the guy for the job. Too bad she sees him as a big brother. This book reminds us that we need to trust God to take care of us and send us the right people to share in our lives. We may think we have it all figured out, but God knows best. I enjoyed it.

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  • Malika - Warrior Queen

    Malika is a African warrior queen who has united her kingdom. Yet she still has battles to fight. The Ming Dynasty from China has come to Africa to take over. Malika has aligned herself with her neighboring country of Atala and its king Bass, who just happens to be her secret husband. She faces opposition from her counselors, but prevails in battle. 

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  • The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away

    Simon knows all about aliens. He has been studying them for years and knows they are out there really abducting people. On a camping trip with his parents, Simon actually has an abduction experience. Of course no one believes him, but it keeps happening. He relies on his friends Tony and Miranda to help figure things out. His parents think he is crazy and send him to a psychiatrist to be medicated. But Simon knows something is coming.

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  • Children of Blood and Bone

    Zelie Adebola's mother was brutally murdered. Her father was savagely beaten, all by the reigning monarchy in an attempt to squelch the magic running through the land. Hundreds were executed in the kings attempt to kill the magic. Then, one day at the market, trying to sell a fish so they could pay the taxes, a girl approached Zelie and begged for her help. Little did Zelie know at the time that it was the princess and she had, in her possession, one of the three magic artifacts that could restore the magic in the land.

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  • Rez Life : an Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life

    Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist’s storytelling skill and an eye for detail to a complex and subtle examination of Native American reservation life, past and present.

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  • When Katie Met Cassidy

    Katie Daniels is a perfection-seeking 28-year-old lawyer living the New York dream. She’s engaged to charming art curator Paul Michael, has successfully made her way up the ladder at a multinational law firm and has a hold on apartments in Soho and the West Village. Suffice it to say, she has come a long way from her Kentucky upbringing.

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  • News of the World

    Set in a lawless Texas about five years after the end of the Civil War, News of the World by Paulette Jiles is the compelling and beautifully written account of a 400-mile journey reluctantly undertaken by Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd. The purpose of the journey is to return a recently rescued child to her aunt and uncle. Ten-year old Johanna Leonberger had been captured three years ago by the same Kiowa Indian tribe which brutally murdered her parents and younger sister.

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  • The Room on Rue Amelie

    Fate brings three unlikely characters together in Kristin Harmel's poignant story of Nazi-occupied Paris in the 1940s. Ruby Henderson is an American who recently loses her husband, French resistance fighter, Marcel Benoit. Broken-hearted after the loss of her baby and husband, Ruby decides to join the French resistance against all the odds and help downed air pilots make their way back home to fight again another day. Eleven-year-old Charlotte Dacher lives across the hall from Ruby in the same apartment building.

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  • Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling

    Delilah Dirk has been accused of treason in this second adventure. Delilah is many things but a traitor is not one of them. The real traitor is none other than an English Major and he will stop at nothing to bring Delilah Dirk down and help France win the war. So Delilah and Mr. Selim are off to England to clear her name. Turns out that name isn't actually Delilah Dirk. We get to meet her real family and see her move around in English society. This is another fantastic adventure. I can't wait to read more. 

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  • Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

    Delilah Dirk is an adventurous rogue who just so happens to be a woman. There is really nothing she can't do, no scrape she can't get out of, no enemy she can't vanquish. And she will definitely tell you so. After a bit of a tussle in Turkey, Delilah adopts Mr. Selim, a Turkish Jannisary, as her traveling companion. Mr. Selim may not have the same skill set but he brews a most excellent cup of tea. He is dragged into adventure after adventure with Delilah Dirk and he isn't sure this is the life for him. 

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  • Jane, the Fox, and Me

    Helene is an outcast in school, but she wasn't always. Her friends have just decided they no longer like her and have started making fun of and bullying her every day. Helene finds solace in the pages of Jane Eyre and identifies with the character of Jane. Helene dreads a school trip where they will be attending camp for a week, but it does not turn out as expected. Helene joins the "outcast" group which inexplicably is also joined by popular girl Geraldine. Camp turns out to be not so bad, but will things change at school?

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  • Inheritance

    Salamandra is back in another story from Hopeless, Maine. She and her friend Owen become suspicious when people start dying. Sure people disappear all the time, but now they are becoming ill and dying. Could the doctor have something to do with it? We learn more about Hopeless's founding families and the islands history. We also meet Salamandra's grandfather and learn that at least one person has actually escaped the island. I would love to see more books set in this series. Not sure we will get them, but there would definitely be more stories to tell.

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  • Personal Demons

    Hopeless, Maine lives up to its name. There is not a lot of hope, but there are a lot of orphans and missing persons. Where do they all go? Why are there never any bodies? What lurks in the fog? Salamandra is one such orphan. Her parents might have disappeared or they might have just gone away. Either way they are gone and her brother is missing so she ends up in the orphanage. She is not a witch like Miss Nightshade, but she does have some powers of her own. She can control fire and fight demons. Because of this, Salamandra doesn't fit in with the other orphans.

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  • The House With Chicken Legs

    Marinka lives with her Baba in a house with chicken legs. Baba is a Yaga who helps guide the dead through the gate into the afterlife. Marinka is expected to become the next Yaga but she wants a normal life. She wants to stay in one place and make friends, maybe go to school. Right now her only friend is her pet jackdaw and she never knows when the house will decide to walk to the next destination. 

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  • Joyride Vol. 3

    A year has passed, and the crew has separated. Catrin follows a signal that will lead her to a reunion and a chance to take the battle to Earth.

    A fitting end to the story arc, but wrapped up oh so quickly. It still packs plenty of emotional punch, though, and the art is wonderful.

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  • Joyride Vol. 2

    It's time for Uma and crew to blow off some steam. Unfortunately, the universe has other plans. The characters and plot grow in this second volume, slamming through odd alien encounters and personal revelations, ending on a great cliffhanger.

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  • Joyride Vol. 1

    Uma wants off this oppressive Earth, so joining forces with her friend, Dewydd, the teens steal a ship and head for space. Catrin, a guard who was chasing them, is aboard when they leave, and soon the three are on the run from the World Government Alliance.

    This opening volume is more setup than anything else. The art and writing is compared to Saga with good reason, but it's the adventure to come that makes me want to read the next volume.

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  • Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules

    Delilah Dirk's adventures with her companion, Selim, continue with a search for a lost city that has them bouncing back and forth across the Mediterranean and beyond. This time, they are joined by Dutch journalist intent on giving Delilah's exploits a mythical edge. Excellent artwork as always, with an even better adventure. Delilah is a fantastic character, especially when dealing with her enemies, both by sword and word.

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  • Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

    *Starred Review* Simon's pretty sure no one will be upset when he comes out as gay. Though he lives in Georgia and kids at his high school can be cruel, his friends and family are all very accepting. But announcing that he likes guys is still a huge transformation. That's why he is so spooked when classmate Martin stumbles on secret, flirty e-mails Simon has been sending to Blue, a mysterious boy at his school, and gently threatens to reveal his secret.

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  • The Long Sunset

    Veteran starliner pilot Priscilla Hutchins is taking the chance to be part of a first-contact mission, despite the efforts of the government to stop it. The team had to leave before fully prepared, and judging by the age of the alien transmission that triggered the mission, there is no guarantee they will find anything when they arrive. The mission will test the team in ways they didn't anticipate.

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  • The BFG

    When Sophie spots a giant one night in the streets outside her orphanage window, he kidnaps her, and sets off on an adventure of mistaken assumptions, the delivery of dreams, and even a visit to the Queen of England.

    It takes a writer like Dahl to successfully weave kidnapping into a tale like this. Add a few stitches of groan-worthy puns on the international flavors of humans, head-scratching giant speak, and social commentary, and the resulting tapestry is a children's classic.

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  • If They Come for Us

    A small but powerful book of poems depicting the anguish and sorrow of women and children during the ethnic cleansing and genocides of South Asia during the Partition of India and Pakistan. The Partition remains one of the largest human forced migrations in history.

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  • And the Ocean Was Our Sky

    This is not a book for everyone. It is Patrick Ness's retelling of the Moby Dick story from the perspective of the whales. Whales are hunters of men just as men are hunters of whales. There is an endless war between the two. Bathsheba is the third apprentice for Captain Alexandra. They are on the hunt for the infamous devil Toby Wick. Along the way they capture a man named Demetrius and Bathsheba becomes a bit too friendly with him. In her conversations with him, she comes to realize not all men are the monsters whales believe them to be.

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  • Blood Water Paint

    Artemisia Gentileschi was a famous painter in Rome in the 1600's. Motherless, at age 12, she had to chose a life in the convent or to labor for her father grinding pigment for his paints. She also painted in her father's studio and by the time she was seventeen her talent was obvious. A woman in a world where men viewed women as commodities, Artemisia soon realized nothing was her own not her art, her virtue, or her life. She was at the mercy of the cruel men around her.

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  • Lily and Dunkin

    This is a very emotional book. Neither Lily or Dunkin have had an easy life, nor is it getting any better. Life as a transgender is tough especially for a middle-schooler. Nor is dealing with a bipolar disorder at that age. These two come together when they need it other most.

    Author Donna Gephart crafts a dual narrative about two remarkable young people: Lily, a transgender girl, and Dunkin, a boy dealing with bipolar disorder.

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  • The Unbinding of Mary Reade

    This book has so much going on it kept me busy keeping track of who everyone was. Mary wants a life at sea and boy does she get it! Not only does she become a female pirate, but she discovers that her childhood love may not be the type of life she wants. Her new life leads to a new forbidden love.

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  • Delilah Dirk & the King's Shilling (Delilah Dirk #2)

    I like this second graphic even better. I don't know if it was the interaction with her mother and English society or what, but it was so much fun to read. Now on to number three!

    After being falsely accused of spying by the nefarious Major Merrick, Delilah Dirk and Mister Selim sail to England to clear her name (and beat the tar out of the Major while they're at it). But once on her home turf, Delilah encounters an adversary mightier than the entire British Army: her mother.
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  • The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #3)

    This was a sad segment in this story. Losing characters is never easy, but these were new friends. Listening definitely allows me to learn new facts and remember old ones. Onward through the saga of the gods.

    It's not everyday you find yourself in combat with a half-lion, half-human. But when you're the son of a Greek god, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster. Oh, and guess what? The Oracle has predicted that not all of us will survive...
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  • The Pirate Code

    Jocelyn Hook is back and looking for her father's treasure. She has the map but not the key to decoding it. Captain Krueger is hot on her trail also after the treasure. Jocelyn decides they need to find the Jolly Roger in order to break the code. To do that they need Peter Pan's help. So they kidnap his new "mother" Evie. Turns out Evie is not just any 14 year old girl. She is Jocelyn's very own mother and she is having the time of her life in Neverland. Jocelyn has to find a way to convince Evie to go back to her "when" so that Jocelyn isn't stuck in Neverland forever. 

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  • Tuesdays at the Castle

    This imaginative tale is about Castle Glower and the royal family that lives there. The castle is alive, changing rooms, hallways and entrances and exits as it deems necessary for the needs to the royal family. When the King, Queen and eldest son are ambushed and come up missing, it is up to the castle and its favorite family member, Princess Celie to save the kingdom from being overtaken.

    This book is delightful. It is fun and adventurous and keeps you guessing as to what will come next.

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  • The Great Believers

    In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister.

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  • Supergirl: Being Super

    I've never been a big fan of Supergirl, but this was an interesting story. A modern challenge for this amazing girl. Too many choices for a 16-year-old.

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  • Goldie Vance (Vol. 2)

    Meeting Goldie's mom in this book was funny. Who has wanted to say, "My mom is a mermaid!" Once again she helps the resort's detective with a problem. Her success allows her to start an internship with Charles.

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  • Goldie Vance (Vol. 1)

    A fun, light-hearted detective story with an entertaining cast of characters. Goldie lives in a resort where her father works and is always finding a mystery to solve instead of doing her job. She has a lot of fun while cracking the case.

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  • Pay Attention, Carter Jones

    Things are a bit chaotic in the Jones house at 7:15 am on the first day of school. When the doorbell rings, Carter finds that they have been sent a butler. Grandpa Jones in England has died and left enough money for his gentleman's gentleman to come serve their family in America. Carter's dad is in the military and stationed in Germany so it is just him, his mom and three sisters. Mr. Bowles-Fitzpatrick quickly gets the family settled in to a new routine. This routine includes figuring out who each of them are and making good choices. The butler spends a lot of time working on Carter.

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  • The Nightingale

    This is the story of two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle during World War Two in France. The Nazis have occupied their small village of Carriveau. Both sisters struggle with their relationship to each other. Isabelle is far more daring and outrageously impulsive than her older sister who simply wants to lead a quiet life with her husband and her daughter, Sophie. It is Isabelle who meets the danger of Nazi occupation head on and soon joins the resistance unwittingly putting Vianne and her family in danger.

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  • The Girl from Summer Hill

    The first book of a new contemporary romance series set in the mountains of Virginia. Sparks fly as fiery Casey Reddick and brooding Hollywood actor Tate Landers clash in the Virginia summer heat. A chef who puts her career first and her love life second, Casey doesn't see what every girl in town is swooning over. She made up her mind the moment she met Tate--he's gorgeous, but stuck-up, nothing like his ex-brother-in-law, Devlin who's playing the Wickham to Tate's Darcy in local production of Pride & Prejudice.

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  • Hook's Revenge

    Jocelyn is the daughter of the great Captain Hook, who she has never actually met. She has been raised by her mother's father who is finally fed up by her antics. So Jocelyn is sent off to finishing school where of course she doesn't fit in. Jocelyn doesn't want to fit in, she wants to be a pirate and avenge her father. At finishing school, Jocelyn only makes friends with the cook's boy Roger. They sneak off every chance they get to an abandoned carriage house filled with rejects from the school. There they dream about going on adventures.

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  • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

    This is a beautiful story about a grandfather's struggles with dementia and the son and grandson who are trying to help him hang on to his memories. We get to see inside Grandpa's head and how he stores his memories. We see how Noah tries to help him and how Grandpa has regrets about his son. We then move past Grandpa's memories to those of the father and Noah and they live with an ever increasingly frail Grandpa. It is a touching story of loss and love and one many people with aging family can relate to.

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  • Click

    Olive is one of those kids who has a lot of friends and gets along with lots of different types of people. That is great until the school talent show when all her friends pair off into their groups and no one invites Olive to join them. So Olive has to figure out where she belongs and what she is supposed to do. It is a story about cliques and being who you are no matter what. It was awesome and I think fans of Raina Telgmeier and Victoria Jamieson will love it.

    This book will be published January 2019.

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  • The Wonderling

    Arthur is a young fox groundling at Ms. Carbunkle's Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures. It is a dreary place where the young half-human, half-animal children slave away. Arthur and his new friend Trinket make their escape one day and travel out into the world. Trinket is off to find her only relative, an uncle. Arthur is off to Lumentown to see if he can find out anything about his history. All he has is an address and hope. In Lumentown Arthur makes new friends, gets into trouble and uncovers a plot. Miss Carbunkle plans to steal the music of the world.

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  • Fatal Throne

    This book is a collection of views from each of Henry VIII's wives and the king's view of each of their romances. Some very different stories than the legends we have always heard. Guess it's true there are always at least two sides to every story.

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  • Twelve Steps to Normal

    When your parent is an alcoholic, what is normal? That is what Kira is trying to find out after her dad has to go to rehab. Kira's mother is out of the picture so while her dad is getting help, Kira has to leave her home in Texas and live for nine months with her aunt. The upheaval of Kira's life was sudden and tramatic. She had to leave behind her friends and boyfriend. When her dad gets out of rehab, Kira goes home to find he has opened their house to some friends he made at the facility to try to help them get on their feet. Kira is resentful and angry at her new living arrangement.

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  • The Outpost

    Trapped in his tiny mountain cabin, she didn't expect to fall for his big heart.

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  • Harzfeld's: A Brief History

    Harzfeld's was a department store that we shopped at when I was growing up. It was a higher end store and saved for special events so trips there were always a treat. I was thrilled to find this brief history of the founding of the store. I loved the pictures and the artwork and especially the memories of various employees and often their children that was at the end. It was a delightful trip down memory lane.

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  • Light Filters In: Poems

    Caroline Kaufman pens with a rawness and rare insight into these powerful poems about teenage depression and sexual abuse and the struggle for recovery.

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  • Defending Allye

    Ever since his rescue op off the Pacific Coast, Mountain Mercenary Gray Rogers hasn’t been able to forget his latest “job”—Allye Martin. Any other woman would have panicked during a rescue, but the wily dancer kept her cool—even after being kidnapped by an elusive human trafficker. And Gray couldn’t be happier when a grateful Allye follows him home to Colorado Springs…

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  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

    In 1772, the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. Violence has already reared its ugly head in rural North Carolina, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the privilege, although some might call it a burden, of knowing that war cannot be avoided.

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  • Wink Poppy Midnight

    Poppy is the mean girl, Wink the odd loner girl, and Midnight the teen boy who used to adore Poppy, even though she treated him like dirt, and now wants to disentangle himself from her, perhaps Wink will help him in this endeavor. I did Not care for this story. It has been compared to We Were Liars, which I've read and liked much better than this story.

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  • The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

    This graphic novel that is an adaption of the podcast of the same name is delightful. I am not a listener of the podcast but the creativity and humor of this novel may convert me. It is filled with beautiful artwork and plenty of snark as well as a inventive story line that is sure to delight.

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  • The Lucky Heart

    Life on his ranch could be their future. If they can overcome their past.

    Felicity’s life story reads like the script to a bad soap opera. Girl’s high-school boyfriend becomes a drug addict. Girl falls for boyfriend’s best friend. Girl leaves them both behind only to return home years later for murdered ex-boyfriend’s funeral. Now she’s back home in Montana, ready to start fresh. She’s got a long list of amends to make and relationships to rebuild, including one with the man who has owned her heart for sixteen years.

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  • For You

    Lieutenant Alexander Colton and February Owens were high school sweethearts. Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened and Feb broke Colt’s heart then she turned wild and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned her back on him and left town.

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  • The Tale of Despereaux

    Despereaux is an unusual mouse right from the very beginning. He is tiny with huge ears and he doesn't act like other mice. He doesn't scurry and he doesn't eat paper. He is more likely to read a book than eat it. But his biggest transgression is the fact that he loves a human. He fell in love with Princess Pea the moment he saw her. And because of that love he spoke to her and let her touch him. These are big no-nos for mice so Despereaux is banished to the dungeons to be eaten by rats.

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  • Snow Lane

    Annie is the youngest of nine children in a poor Catholic family. Her dad works three jobs and is almost never home. Her mom suffers from depression, hoarding and is abusive. Annie has pretty much been raised by her older sisters and brother, some of whom are nice and others are definitely not. Luckily she has friends at school in Kristin and Jordan. Annie is very smart but has dyslexia so she has problems reading. It is 1985 and there isn't really a lot of help for her in school. 

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  • Horizon

    A plane traveling across the globe experiences a freak accident. The plane is torn apart and everyone on board disappears in a strange electrical storm. Everyone except eight kids. They survive the crash and find themselves in the middle of a tropical jungle. How can that be when they were flying across the arctic? Stranger than the disappearing passengers and the jungle is the fact that it is like nothing on earth. There are two moons in the sky. The animals and plant life are very dangerous and very different than normal. The kids also discover an anti-gravity machine in the plane.

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  • The League of Beastly Dreadfuls

    Anastasia McCrumpet is not having a great first day of school. It gets even worse when she is pulled from class and sent off with her great-aunts Prim and Prue who she has never met. She is told her parents where in a vacuum cleaner accident and she is now going to live with the aunts at their classic Victorian asylum. Anastasia finds herself locked in a dreary room at night where she has to use a chamber pot and doing chores like collecting leeches during the day. Who are these aunts? Why do they live in an old asylum? Why do they collect pictures of missing kids? 

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  • Poet X

    Xiomara is conflicted. She wants to hide and avoid the attention she draws by men and boys yet she seeks to find a voice. She wants to matter. Her over zealous religious mother has her pegged as a "bad" girl and strives to keep her chaste and protected but she comes off as angry with Xiomara for who she is and things she has no control over. She begins to pour her feelings out in poetry. When her Language Arts teacher asks her to join the poetry club, Xio yearns to but can't without skipping confirmation classes which is something her mother would never agree to.

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  • Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family's Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice

    On August 9, 1969 Sharon Tate along with her unborn child and four others were brutally murdered by the Manson Family. At the time, the crime was one of the most heinous in American history, so much so that a deep fear set into the Los Angeles celebrity community. As terrible as the tragedy was for Hollywood, it was even more terrible for Sharon's family, her parents and sisters. Now, after forty years, members of the family finally open up about that terrible time, sharing their memories and experiences in the aftermath of murder.

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  • Pyramids

    It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do. After all, he's been trained at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' school, across the sea from the Kingdom of the Sun. First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad -- a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies.

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  • Nectar in a Sieve

    Named Notable Book of 1955 by the American Library Association, this is the very moving story of a peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loved.
    -- From Goodreads

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  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones

    Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

    This is the story of what happened first…

    Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.

    Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you've got.

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  • Guards! Guards!

    Here there be dragons . . . and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis ("noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all . . .).

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  • Norse Mythology

    Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

    In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

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  • Every Heart A Doorway

    Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
    No Solicitations
    No Visitors
    No Quests

    Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else.

    But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

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  • The shepherdess of Siena

    Virginia Tacci is an orphan working as a shepherdess by her kindhearted uncle and begrudging aunt in Sienna in the late 1500's. Her Padrino (godfather) raises horses and Virginia Tacci would like nothing better than to ride horses and race in the Palio, the Palio being the Sienese Palio, a horse race through the streets of the city with blind curves, shaded stretches leading into bright drops. Women are Not supposed to ride astride, rather they are supposed to ride side-saddle. However, Virginia witnesses Isabella de Medici ride astride and brave scary jumps on horseback.

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  • Flood Girls

    It’s 1990 and small town life is harsh in Quinn, Montana. It’s especially harsh for Rachel, a recovering alcoholic, who’s back in town to seek absolution for the countless transgressions she racked up during her turbulent teen years. Her own mother won’t speak to her, and the locals avert their gaze when she walks by. Of course, they’d hate to get on Laverna’s bad side. As owner of The Dirty Shame, Quinn’s only bar, Rachel’s brazen mother Laverna, wields her power over the town’s tap fiercely- and she’s not exactly known for her compassion. And then there’s Jake.

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  • Ready, Set, Go!: A Gentle Parenting Guide to Calmer, Quicker Potty Training

    Well, you can tell what we've been up to at our house lately lol! I thought this was a good book, but was a little more vague than the "Oh Crap" book of potty training that I read. However, the approaches were similar in that they both dismissed awards and gimmicks. They were both full of helpful info and we based our approach at home on a little of both books with success!


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    A calmer, simpler approach to potty training

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  • Day After Night

    Immediately after World War II, many Jewish refugees fled to British Palestine. Often they were held in interment camps as they were considered "illegal" immigrants. Day After Night is based on the true story of the liberation of one of these camps known as Atlit. It follows four women who found themselves at Atlit. All had survived the Holocaust and each had their own story of survival.

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  • My patients and other animals : a veterinarian's stories of love, loss, and hope

    Fincham-Gray writes about growing up with the dream to become a veterinarian. In pursuit of her training she moves from Britain to the US. You experience what it is like to be a vet. You see lots of animals when they are critically ill or injured. You see the owners struggle with monetary issues. Often you don't know what happens to your patients if they aren't brought back in for follow-up care. And sometimes you have to euthanize your patients. I know some people have said they couldn't become vets because of euthanizations.

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  • Lost In The Sun

    Trent thought the whole town hated him. He thought that because of a horrific accident that led to the death of a classmate that he felt responsible for. He was angry, lonely and anxious. Until he met Fallon Little. Fallon had her own secrets but also had a devil-may-care attitude and became Trent's only friend. When Trent's anger threatens their friendship, he must learn to deal with the underlying issues that are causing his anger.
    This is a great coming of age book for middle grade readers. I hadn't read anything by Lisa Graff but will readily pick up another of her books.

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  • Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders

    Greg King with the permission of the Tate family has written a biography of Sharon Tate detailing her life before the Manson family murder spree that caused a wave of paranoia and fear to sweep through the elite Los Angeles area in 1969. After her death, Sharon Tate's reputation was ruined by gossip and innuendo based on her perceived lifestyle by the public and more particularly, the press. King sets the record straight by researching exactly what happened the night Manson family members invaded her home and committed the most heinous crime to date at that time.

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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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