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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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