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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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